Professor creates ‘non-stop wine machine’

Professor creates ‘non-stop wine machine’ Professor Daniel Attinger is now working with a team of scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne in Switzerland to develop the non-stop wine machine. His ‘micro winery on a chip’ is capable of continuously producing wine at a rate of one millilitre per hour, according to the university. But,…

Taittinger drops bid to be French president

Taittinger drops bid to be French president   Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger has said that he is pulling out of the race to be French president, according to comments reported widely in the France press today (22 July). Taittinger was reported as saying that he would not run in the French presidential elections in 2017, due…

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger to run for French president

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger to run for French president Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger has caused a stir in French media after announcing that he intends to run for French president. He was quoted in the l’Union newspaper in Champagne as announcing his candidature for France’s president election in 2017. Taittinger is currently president of the eponymous Champagne house. He…

Dollar wine buyers swoop for Brexit deals

Dollar wine buyers swoop for Brexit deals Growing numbers of the UK’s fine wine merchants are reporting a post-Brexit boost in demand, but they are also wary that the cost of replenishing their cellars with top wines from Europe could be significantly more expensive. Where is the demand coming from? It is predominantly fine wine…

What Brexit Means for Bordeaux

What Brexit Means for Bordeaux Is there really anything else that we can write about this week? I am more heartbroken and frustrated than I can remember being. As a British person living in Europe, this was a result that I neither expected nor wanted. But it’s now almost a week on, and reality is…

The UK Decides

The UK Decides In four days’ time, we will know the result of the UK’s referendum on continuing membership of the European Union. I’d like to write that the referendum ‘will be over’ – but that depends on the margin of victory for the winning side.  The debate has been so divisive and so toxic,…