新的St. Émilion Grand Cru Classe分級剛剛推出，當中最矚目的必定是香港人鍾情及支持的金鐘莊Château Angélus及Château Pavie，她們正式升級到跟Château Ausone及Château Cheval Blanc同級的Premiers Grands Crus Classés A。其他被升級的酒莊可見下列表中的紅字部分。
The New Classification of Saint Émilion has been announced and exciting promotion is made to Château Angélus and Château Pavie to Premiers Grands Crus Classés A, the top of the classés as Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc. We have highlighted those which are also promoted in this classification.
The Macallan獲健力士世界紀錄 (Guinness World Records™)譽為「拍賣會上售出最昂貴威士忌」的殊榮。The Macallan 64 年 Lalique Cire Perdue水晶酒瓶在拍賣會上以$460,000 美金(£291,125英鎊)售出。拍賣所得的款項將全數撥捐非牟利慈善團體charity : water，幫助發展中國家的人民提供清潔、安全的食水。
Guinness World Records™ has awarded The Macallan the accolade of ‘most expensive whisky sold at auction’. The Macallan’s 64 Year Old in Lalique, Cire Perdue sold at auction for $460,000 (£291,125), with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting charity: water, an organisation that provides access to clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
In Spain, Rioja is one of the northern region that will harvest a bit later than the south. See what our friend says at this moment.
Roberto Ijalba Pérez of Bodegas Santalba, Rioja, Spain
The harvest forecast in the Denominacion de Origen Calificada Rioja DOC Rioja this year presents a lower quantity than last years because the soils have lower fertility and therefore less production. In early June started a period of drought that still continues and together with high temperatures during August in Rioja have reduced the yields of the crops compared to previous years