Kylie Minogue has sold 8m bottles of wine & cocktails. Bollinger has a royal warrant, indicating it has been supplying its Champagne to British Kings & Queens for over 150yrs. Robert Joseph considers the enduring appeal of producing for celebrities.
Fresh from his experience at the 2023 ASI Meilleur Sommelier du Monde, Robert Joseph suggests that wine service professionals now know more about the drinks industry as a whole than almost anybody else.
Robert Joseph reacts to recent advice about alcohol from the Canadian health authorities, and a US study revealing public ignorance of the link between alcohol, of every kind and a wide range of cancers.
Robert Joseph wonders whether the focus on using sophisticated technology to remove alcohol from wine hasn't distracted producers from making beverages that taste good. And maybe more like the kind of wine most people really want to drink.
From 11 to 1600 – in 1904 eleven founding members established the first wine cooperative in Mezzacorona, in Trentino. Since then, generations of families have devoted themselves to cultivating grapes and conserving their habitat.