<< Tuesday 10 September 2019 >
Any good wine snob knows that, despite the term’s intended negative connotation, the label should really be worn like a badge of honor. Sure, some beer lovers or, even worse, casual wine drinkers might find that snobbery worthy of derision, but they clearly don’t understand the difficulty, dexterity and dedication necessary to reach that level. Thankfully, however, a scientist has finally tossed us wine snobs a life preserver—a Yale neuroscientist nonetheless.
The 2015 vintage is internationally regarded as one of South Africa’s finest to date, and if there’s one wine that illustrates that, it’s Anthonij Rupert’s Optima 2015. This vintage of this limited Bordeaux blend (40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon) continues a legacy that has seen previous vintages consistently scoring 90 points and more with international experts.
Pernod Ricard has invested in a new still for Beefeater Gin at its distillery in Kennington, London.
Heineken went with long-retired Andy Roddick to market Heineken 0.0, a new non-alcoholic beer, at this year's U.S. Open.