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A MAILBAG COLUMN FROM AN ECCENTRIC SOMMELIER
On August 11, 1888, The Scientific American published its 658th issue, replete with exciting findings. From “A Study on Whirlwinds,” to “The Distillation of Peppermint" and thoughts on the human conscious, this popular science magazine had already been around since...
What do former First Lady of the United States, Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and our Émeri Cuvée wine have in common?
On July 28, an icon was born. A lady with poise, mystery and bravery. A lady so well known, yet little understood. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie O. As the First Lady and alive, or just a memory in 2021, Jackie stood out. Great Châteaus are a lot like that too,...
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.
Founder’s view | Financial insights outside the bottle
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.
It is clear at the highest level that the post-Covid world will need a new financial system to sustain the global economy
Governments are deep into debt and will be even deeper after the covid-19 pandemic because they will increasingly have to print trillions for mere survival
Uncertainties aggravated by the pandemic reinforce how assets like fine and rare wines fare as profitable long-term investments
While stocks, bonds, real estate and other assets go for tipping points, ‘underdog’ real assets can safeguard you from their downfalls
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...
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