Amazing Scotch Whisky Collection Up for Auction

Just in time for the holiday shopping

The perfect Christmas Gift, only £2m!

Robert Gooding, the late Colorado collector had over 3,900 bottles with many special editions and rarities.

Two extremely rare Macallan bottles are estimated to fetch £1.75-2.00 million each, 1926 Macallan 60 year old Fine and Rare and a 1926 60 year old Valerio Ademi artists edition

The whole collection is estimated at over £8 million.

Also included are a 1919 50 year old Springbank and a full set of The Macallan Lalique Six Pillars collection.

Reindeer Games Uncovered

A North Pole Special Edition…

Sycamore Brewing pulls “Reindeer Orgy” Cans

A North Carolina brewery has pulled their Christmas special edition can from shelves and is releasing last year’s edition.

They will be fined by authorities for the racy package.

Sycamore’s sexual reindeer beer cans prompts a visit from state alcohol enforcement

Beer company in trouble for “reindeer orgy” beer cans

Chile’s Top 100 Wines of 2019 released by James Suckling

Quality Increasing Across the Board

Not too many surprises in the top 10 with the big houses well represented.

Errazuriz Las Pizarras continues to improve.

A few photos from my visits last year.

Shows commitment to ongoing development and continued refinement of the wines.

Viñedo Chadwick’s Polo Field
Almaviva

Wine Slump Foretells US Economic Recession

Robert Eyler, Economist from  Sonoma State University recently told an industry conference that the past 6 US economic recessions were preceded by big drops in grape and wine demand.

Sounds like further trouble may be around the corner when combined with reduced demand from Europe and and Chinese markets due to trade actions.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/10410857-181/regional-wine-sales-slump-could

Ben Fu IP lawsuit, TWE to appeal.

Penfolds efforts to protect their trademark in China has been tripped up with Beijing High Court overturning an earlier decision in TWE’s favor.

TWE to appeal after Chinese court ruled in favor of ‘copycat’ brand

Are we looking at another long legal battle like Chateau Lafite’s 2+ year effort to protect their name?

http://www.chinaipmagazine.com/en/journal-show.asp?id=722