En Primeur is winding down. This week, first-growth châteaus Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, and several other prominent labels released their 2010 prices. Only châteaus Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Haut-Brion are left.
This summer, Eric Asimov has found himself “fixated on one… fairly obscure German ale that is an ideal hot-weather beer: Kölsch.”
As the number of U.S. wine labels and the quantity of U.S. wine production both increase, the federal government’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is facing many challenges. In Wines & Vines, two interesting pieces on this story.
Look for China to purchase even more fine wine. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chinese government “is considering a plan to lower tariffs on some luxury goods.” Right now, China tacks a luxury tariff of 10-30% on imported products like handbags, watches, and wine.