Daily Archives: January 30, 2024

Thieves Steal $1.63 Million in Wines from Legendary Paris Restaurant La Tour d’Argent

[ad_1] The owners of La Tour d’Argent, the legendary Parisian restaurant and Wine Spectator Grand Award winner, filed a complaint with police last week following an inventory taken of their extensive wine collection. More than 80 bottles, worth $1.63 million (€1.5 million), are missing from the cellar, including bottles from Burgundy’s Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. There were no signs of …

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Paris restaurant La Tour d’Argent ‘loses’ more than £1.25m worth of wine

[ad_1] The one-star Michelin restaurant sits on the banks of the Seine and boasts sweeping views of Notre-Dame Cathedral. La Tour d’Argent, which provided the inspiration for the film Ratatouille, is renowned for having one of the world’s greatest wine cellars. The tightly-guarded cellar is home to more than 300,000 bottles, and the collection’s worth has been conservatively estimated at …

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How we judge wine at Decanter World Wine Awards

[ad_1] The aim, back in 2004, was a simple one. If ambitious: to create the world’s best wine competition. How was Decanter going to do it? Competition founders Steven Spurrier and Sarah Kemp quickly realised that meeting this challenge depended on two key elements. First, global talent. Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) had to attract the best wine judges: acute, …

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Lebanon’s new wave: Top estates and 10 fascinating wines to try

[ad_1] The dramatic Bekaa valley landscape, viewed over the village of Ferzol, with the Anti-Lebanon mountains. There is a well-worn media narrative on Lebanese wine – let’s call it the ‘plucky little Lebanon’ story – that goes something like this: despite the devastating civil war of 1975-1990, one of the world’s worst economic crises, state capture by a corrupt, self-serving …

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