Some wine news from all over, starting with something I doubt you’ll see anytime soon in the United States: an official “wine sponsor” of a major sports team. But in England, Manchester United has just signed up Chile’s biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Meanwhile, the scandal over nasty-mouth restaurateur Gordon Ramsay’s alleged unpaid bills to wine and food suppliers continues to grow. The Huffington Post touches all the bases in its latest roundup.
And … thank God for China, legions of winemakers are saying from Bordeaux to Napa and beyond as the country’s thirst for expensive wine continues to grow. Sealing a business deal? Break out the Petrus. The San Jose Mercury News quotes one private club owner as saying that opening a bottle of Bordeaux worth thousands “shows generosity and indicates you are cultured."