from Breakingviews:

Aussie bid battle questions wine’s standalone case

August 12, 2014

By Una Galani

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Felix Salmon:

There’s no global wine shortage

By Felix Salmon
November 1, 2013

Have you heard about the global wine shortage? Of course you have: it’s been covered in pretty much every media outlet imaginable, but Roberto Ferdman’s piece for Quartz (“A global wine shortage could soon be upon us") was one of the first, and also one of the most detailed. Still, it was the classic single-source article: it basically took one Morgan Stanley report, reproduced a bunch of the key charts, and added a clickbaity headline.

from Felix Salmon:

How money can buy happiness, wine edition

By Felix Salmon
October 28, 2013

I spent the past couple of days in Berkeley, participating in a number of events at the inaugural Berkeley Ideas Festival. The highlight for me was interviewing Donald MacDonald, the architect of the new (and magnificent) Bay Bridge. But I was also asked to present a little "provocation" on the second morning, in between heavier sessions covering topics like the effect of 3D printing on the manufacturing workforce and the rise of the plutocracy.

from Breakingviews:

Wine tariffs won’t end China’s thirst for Bordeaux

June 7, 2013

By Peter Thal Larsen

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

from Felix Salmon:

The decline of the Robert Parker empire

By Felix Salmon
December 17, 2012

Since I'm on the subject of fallen emperors, it's worth catching up with the latest Robert Parker news.

from Felix Salmon:

The Robert Parker bombshell

By Felix Salmon
December 10, 2012

This is a bit odd. Last month, Lettie Teague had lunch with Robert Parker, and asked the questions on everybody's mind: "Was Parker planning to retire? Did he have a replacement? Was he selling the Wine Advocate?"

from Unstructured Finance:

Gundlach doesn’t whine over his stolen wine

By Jennifer Ablan
September 20, 2012

By Jennifer Ablan and Matthew Goldstein

Who said bonds are boring? In recent days, Jeffrey Gundlach, the new king of the fixed-income world, has been dominating headlines with his lengthy CNBC interview on everything from counterparty risk to the market’s love affair with Apple stock to talk in the blogosphere about Gundlach’s pricey Santa Monica, Calif. residence being burglarized of more than $10 million in assets.

from Felix Salmon:

America’s minuscule high-end wine market

By Felix Salmon
September 4, 2012

Dan Levy at Bloomberg has a big story today under the headline "America Drinking Top-End Wine Fuels Napa Deals". It's mostly about land and winery transactions, but this jumped out at me:

from Global Investing:

Investors hungover after wine binge

July 9, 2012

During this depression, it would appear that investors are no longer finding solace in turning to the bottle.

from MediaFile:

Sheraton becomes a sommelier

July 3, 2012

Say you’re planning a business trip. If you knew you could get a very good glass of wine at your hotel at the end of the day, would that influence which hotel you book?