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outside the bottle
A MAILBAG COLUMN FROM AN ECCENTRIC SOMMELIER
Wine pairs fine with jazz, rock, blues, pop, hip-hop and other music genres. Meet dozens of wine-related songs and tune in to an exclusive playlist for a sip
Billionaire François Pinault, who owns Château Latour, is urging fellow producers to save FC Girondins de Bordeaux from bankruptcy. Can it prosper?
Options to manage your cellar; acquaint with oenophiles; compare prices and vintages; develop tasting profiles; meet new styles; buy bottles and find pairings
Catastrophic freezing affected vineyards in most of France, with nearly lost harvests adding up to the pandemic and tariffs that producers already face
The Alti Wine Club is thrilled to offer exclusive releases by a global symbol of winemaking tradition and excellence that goes so much beyond Bordeaux
Amidst lockdowns, disrupted supply chains and economic concerns, online investment with full safety opens new possibilities for investors and collectors
Rosé has been long dismissed as an inferior wine or mistaken for a red-white mixture. It’s terribly wrong. Meet its styles, grapes and winemaking techniques.
As winter comes to its end, a season of warming temperatures meets fresh, delicate scents. Flower aromas happen in different wines too. Try them!
Known especially for the 1976 Judgment of Paris, the English wine merchant, writer and vintner enjoyed a lifetime of devotion to tasting and expanding knowledge
Founder’s view | Thinking outside the bottle
Beyond inflation on the horizon, the ECB plan paves a troubling control of our economic lives. We have to think through.
Longstanding winemaking families know how crucial it is to embrace foresight and invest in passion, diligence and uniqueness
A reboot of the financial system is essential. For a sustainable future, with a plan that won’t leave citizens and responsibilities behind. Read part 3 of our view.
A Great Reset solution has to simplify the banking structure’s relations to society, prioritizing people’s well-being. Read part 2 of our view.
There is a need for a Great Reset to guide the post-Covid economic world, but not the one proposed by the WEF. Read part 1 of our view.
The pandemic has made all doomsday scenarios become a reality for the economy. Here’s what to make of it, investor.
A Mailbag Column from an Eccentric Sommelier
DEAR READER, Through all the melodrama of the past few weeks, I’ve neglected to educate the newcomers about the art of winetasting. So, I dug deep into my inbox for this query: Sommelier Ferdinand, I went to a ball last night and wasn’t aware of the proper pre-drink...
DEAR READER, I’ve heard what you’ve all had to say, and I’ve decided to reach out to Jerry, once again, to bury the hatchet. Who’s to say if he would be open to making amends… but I made the effort, on behalf of all you insightful readers! I’ll keep you all updated on...
DEAR READER, Something unprecedented has happened. My assistant has received an additional letter from Jerry. Remember him—from last week [READ HERE] Well, our beloved wine purist wrote back after reading yesterweek’s column: Sommelier Ferdinand, I don’t care about...
What an experience, to receive all your criticisms. That would shake any normal individual. But I’ve spent years having my judgments under a microscope, so I’ve learned to shut my doors to it. You are all welcome to try—but I won’t be changing any time soon! Speaking...
DEAR READER, As the grapes grow richer, so do the bottler and buyer! Wine is an investment, my dear readers. Never forget the long game! Now, for some advice you folks have solicited: Sommelier Ferdinand, I want to be a sommelier, like yourself. I have the respect for...
DEAR READER, Some wrote in after last week, wishing me happiness…? Sending me love…? What do you all think, I’m still in love with Matilde? Save your pity for someone who needs it, I beg you! Anyway: Sommelier Ferdinand, Which do you prefer: Red, or white? -Clarise...
Everything you need to know about this prestigious all-women Tuscan appellation of Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most famous winemaking villages in Tuscany
Read the story of this rare, highly demanded, handcrafted jewel of a French sparkling wine and invest in it
Alti Wine Exchange introduces an exclusive Initial Bottle Offering of 50 rare bottles of 1911 Moscatel de Setúbal by famous Portuguese producer, José Maria de Fonseca.
This is the story of a rare red wine coming from a pioneering winery in Chile, the story a pioneer winemaker in the name of Aurelio Montes who dared to plant vines on extremely steep vineyards to produce the best red wine he could possibly make, giving birth to his ‘Folly’, the first Ultra-Premium Chilean Syrah.
Nestled among the most prestigious Grand Cru properties, on the limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion where some of the finest Bordeaux wines are extracted from a rare terroir, Chateau Coutet has been owned and operated by the same family of wine makers for over 400 years, since 1601.
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Unprecedented monetary expansion is pushing more and more discerned investors towards consumer products as a strategy for a bumpy road ahead
Money is tricky, but prospering does not have to be the same. In the face of quantitative easing and depreciations, real assets of quality offer safety and returns
Monthly investments in rare bottles in face of currency devaluation will create you a strong long-term portfolio
With highest prices still commanded by two French regions, the finest investment-grade wines have some interesting traits. Meet them.
In a period marked by covid-19, fine vintages from Portugal, Argentina and the US featured on the Alti Wine Indexes enjoy double-digit figures
Likely progression into fiat currency collapse will lead people into tangible assets. And your bottles are valuable ones
Age-worthy vintages are suffering considerably less volatility under the economic stress than the global stock market
While age-worthy vintages naturally appreciate, monetary inflation is bound to provoke aggressive financial consequences, Paulo Pinto argues
From century-old fortified wines to Douro, the last wine frontier in Western Europe offers much still to be explored