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日本酒は何ですか。What is Sake?

日本酒は何ですか。What is Sake? WinePro Blog

24 July 2017

Well to begin with, and in the spirit of being thorough (and not just pedantic!), the use of the word Sake in the western world is, while not entirely incorrect, slightly vague. Sake 酒 means 'alcohol' or 'an alcoholic beverage' in Japanese and could refer to any variety of alcoholic drinks, including Awamori or Sōchū for example.


Fine Wine Fraud: How To Foil The Fraudsters

Fine Wine Fraud: How To Foil The Fraudsters WinePro Blog

6 June 2017

Over the last few years fine wine fraud has gone from something that was sometimes quietly discussed in the back rooms of the leading auction houses to front page news. Recent cases of involving fakers such as Rudy Kurniawan have made headlines around the world as investors and collectors find themselves holding millions of pounds worth of fake, worthless wine.


2016: (Another) Vintage of the Century?

Vintage of the Century WinePro Blog

26 April 2017

There's been a lot of talk in fine wine circles of late regarding the Bordeaux 2016s. The general consensus of opinion seems to be that the wines are, in some cases, outstanding which has led some to hail it as the vintage of the century. Here at Wine Pro we've learnt to take such declarations with a pinch of salt. Since 2000 there have been no fewer than 10 so-called vintages of the century ranging from the wonderful 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010 to the subsequently downgraded 2003s and 2008s.