SIPPED: wine lifestyle…in New Hampshire
Bode Miller, the gold medal skier who once admitted to racing while hungover, plans to become a vintner in his home state of New Hampshire. It’s all downhill from here… [Reuters]
Where are the profits in the American wine biz? While many prospective investors like Bode Miller are drawn by the glamor of the winery lifestyle, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway thinks otherwise: the company has just bought their second wine and spirits distributor, this time in Tennessee. [Bloomberg]
The price of Chateau Lafite 2008 rises 20% after the announcement of a Chinese symbol (the lucky number eight) on the bottle. What’s the Chinese symbol for OMG?!? And we will have to wait until 2018 to see other Bordeaux producers add Chinese characters? [Decanter]
SIPPED: Dutch wine?!
Mover over Heineken, here comes something boozier. Dutch ingenuity now means that Holland not only makes wine but has over 90 wineries. Dutch wine is served on KLM, and, apparently, not just out of patriotism or curiosity value. [Monsters & Critics]
FOR SALE: one of the World’s Great Wine Estates…asking price: $10 million. [The Australian]