The Grapevine

Wine Industry News for March 26, 2018

March 26th, 2018

Bad actors acting badly in France, whiskey-based cryptocurrency, good news and bad from China, and Brexit’s effect on Champagne buying habits.  [level-members]

Chicanery and malfeasance in France: Leading Bordeaux Wine Merchant Accused of Massive Fraud and French watchdog details ‘massive’ misuse of Rhône and Châteauneuf names.

Pay for your next whiskey with … whiskey? The world’s first whiskey-based cryptocurrency is here.

Who are the top red wine drinkers in the world? The Chinese. Not entirely sure how to square that with the fact that 40% of them admit to buying fake beverage alcohol.

Americans replaced the Brits on top of the Champagne-buying list, in part because of Brexit, perhaps.