Fancy wine news: Auctions, fraud, and 1892 d’Yquem

Here’s your international fancy wine news of note for late May: Wine experts took a taste of some 19th century wines (above) found in Becov Castle in the Czech Republic. The 133 bottle stash was hidden along with the Shrine of St. Maurus (said to hold the bones of John the Baptist) under the floorboards of … [ Read more]

Craft Cocktail: Mulled Wine

There might not be a drink that tastes more like the holidays than mulled wine. The warming spices, the heat of the brandy, the hand-warming steam from the mugs—if you’re heading to an outdoor holiday market, this is necessary fortification. Feel free to experiment with the spice blend as your stocks allow. But make sure … [ Read more]


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