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Floyd Mayweather shows off wine and watches in £18.9m ‘Beverly Hills castle’

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reportedly become the first fighter to earn over £1bn in the hardest game. After 21 years in the paid ranks, the 40-year-old is enjoying retirement following victory in his £350m mega-fight with Conor McGregor last month. And Mayweather, who grew up amid poverty and drugs in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been showing off his wine and watch collection in the Beverly Hills mansion he recently bought for £18.9million. The 40-year-old is normally based in Las Vegas, where he lives in his extraordinary 'Big Boy Mansion'. He also owns a massive property in Miami which cost a reported £5.69million. Now, in the neighbourhood famous for the glitz and glamour of its A-list residents, Mayweather is enjoying a life of luxury in the 15,096 square-foot, six bedroom house next to the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. 'Money' showed off his extensive glass-faced wine cellar as well as his remarkable array of jewel-encrusted watches. 'Relaxing in 90210,' Mayweather wrote alongside...

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Neal on Wimbledon keeper’s heroics: “It was incredible”

AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper George Long (1), on loan from Sheffield United,  applauds the fans during the EFL Sky Bet League 1 match between Blackburn Rovers and AFC Wimbledon at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England on 16 September 2017. Photo by Simon Davies.

By Rob Cornell Neal Ardley thought the chance of a win at Blackburn Rovers had been snatched from the Dons grasp – until goalkeeper George Long made a remarkable save towards the end. Long (pictured) thwarted a Bradley Dack header, late in the second-half, to deny the home side a point and deliver another clean sheet. The Sheffield United loanee left the manager in awe of his last-ditch heroics. "It was incredible," said Neal in his post-match interview. "I kind of had my head in my hands there, thinking it was in. He changed direction and it's a wonderful save." The full post-match reaction from the manager is available to subscribers of our premium iFollow Dons channel. Neal had much to be pleased about as AFC Wimbledon produced the near perfect team performance, as they recorded a 1-0 win and their first away League One victory of the season at Rovers. "I'm immensely proud. I had...

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The Story of Grange Video

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Click here to view "The story of Grange" Video   “All winemakers should possess a good fertile imagination if they are to be successful in their craft.” MAX SCHUBERT, PENFOLDS FIRST CHIEF WINEMAKER 1931 In a sign of Max Schubert’s determination to make his mark on Australia’s wine industry, he did whatever he could to get his foot in the door at Penfolds, joining the company as a messenger boy in 1931. By 1948, at the age of 33, Max Schubert became Penfolds first Chief Winemaker.   1950 In the latter part of 1950, Schubert was sent to Europe to investigate winemaking practices in Spain & Portugal. On a side trip to Bordeaux, Schubert was inspired and impressed by the French cellared-style wines and dreamed of making ‘something different and lasting’ of his own.   1951 Back in Adelaide, in time for the 1951 vintage, Max Schubert set about looking for appropriate ‘raw material’ and Shiraz was his grape of choice. Combining traditional Australian techniques,...

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Talking Trade: Liv-ex 50 reaches new high

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The top five traded wines by value this week are all from Bordeaux. Lafite 2006, the most traded wine by value on the Exchange since Liv-ex’s inception, came top of the table for the first time in 2017. Haut Brion 2007 is the third most traded wine for the second week in a row; the wine was awarded the highest score out of all the First Growth’s (94) from Neal Martin’s June retrospective of the 2007 vintage.   Read the full article here....

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Three men have been arrested over a suspected City wine investment scam

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Recently Alys Key, a journalist for City AM published and article about a wine scam in which Millions were spent on wine which didn't exists. You can read the article here. Before you consider investing within the Fine Wine Market, it is important you understand the "rules" on how to safely trade this commodity. Wine Storage: Essential UK Agora advises clients to always store their wines within their own private accounts. This ensures that the ownership has been fully transferred. Although this may seem obvious, many companies hold the wines "in trust". Although this doesn't mean the company in question is fraudulent, by having complete control you enable an extra layer of security. Your investment is not dependent on a company's success.   UK Agora recommends the use of the London City Bond. "From London’s oldest bonded warehouse to the UK’s leading tax warehousing company LCB has an impeccable reputation with renowned drinks trade customers. Fine wine merchants and global investors entrust us with their storage in the...

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Finest & Rarest Wines 09 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 10:00 AM EDT | NEW YORK


Sotheby’s is thrilled to mark the start of the fall season with an auction on 9 September consisting of over 1,200 lots of the world’s greatest wines. The sale begins with a compelling selection of treasures from the impeccable family cellar of a physician. Highlights of the Bordeaux-focused collection include Mouton’s celebrated 1982 vintage in bottles, magnums and double magnum and pristine full cases of 1989 Haut Brion and Lafite. Superlative offerings from California are also prominently featured, reflecting the passion and joy of two collectors in particular. Lots 104-351 feature cult sensations like Bryant, Colgin, Harlan, Screaming Eagle and Scarecrow in multiple formats. We are also ecstatic to be offering the greatest selection of Heitz and Mayacamas ever to be offered by Sothebys in The Classic California Collection (1968-2003). The Heitz collection features cabernet from Bella Oaks, Trailside, and the legendary Martha’s Vineyard in vintages dating back to 1974. The...

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Decanter Fine Wine Encounter


Saturday 11 November, 11am – 5pm Sunday 12 November, 11am – 5pm Venue: The Landmark Hotel, NW1 Join us at Decanter’s flagship Encounter where 100 of the world’s most prestigious producers come together under one roof.  Your ticket will give you full access to the Grand Tasting rooms, promising an unforgettable day as you walk around, meet the winemakers in person and taste some of the best wines from top regions around the world. The Grand Tasting, Masterclasses & Discovery Theatre sessions are separate events. Please note that purchasing tickets to the Masterclasses or the Discovery Theatre sessions does not give you access to the Grand Tasting.   Exhibitors Argentina Catena Zapata El Enemigo El Esteco Gauchezco Marcelo Pelleriti Wines Rutini Wines Trapiche Australia Berton Vineyards Penfolds Robert Oatley Wakefield Wines Chile Caballo Loco Seña Viña Errazuriz Viña Undurraga Montes Wines Santa Rita China Chateau Changyu Moser XV France – Bordeaux Bernard Margrez Château Beychevelle Château Biac Château Cantenac Brown Château Coutet Château de Ferrand Château de La Dauphine Château d’Issan Château Giscours & Château du Tertre Château Lafon Rochet Château Larose Trintaudon Château Marquis d’Alesme Château Phélan Ségur Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de...

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Dons strike four to earn thrilling Trophy win


By Chris Slavin AFC Wimbledon started this season's Checkatrade Trophy competition with a bang by striking four goals to earn a thrilling victory at Barnet. Dons academy graduates Anthony Hartigan and Egli Kaja scored their first senior goals in a 4-3 victory with Cody McDonald also on target and an own goal rounding off victory. Apart from maintaining the winning habit – something that Neal Ardley stated he was keen to do in the build-up – plenty of positives could be taken from a Wimbledon perspective. New signing Harry Forrester produced moments of promise on his debut after playing for 65 minutes and it was a match when Paul Kalambayi and Neset Bellikli also made their competitive first-team debuts as substitutes. Neal Ardley retained just three of the players who started Saturday's league victory against Doncaster with Callum Kennedy, Deji Oshilaja and Kwesi Appiah making the starting 11. New signing Harry Forrester was handed...

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Treasury Settles Up Over Dumped Wine


The sorry tale of millions of bottles of spilled wine is finally over for the world's biggest winemaker. By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Tuesday, 29-Aug-20177 Miscalculating the US wine market has had a $39 million sting in the tale for the world's biggest winemaker, as Treasury Wines Estates settled a class-action lawsuit this week. The suit was filed in 2014 after Treasury announced a surprise $151m writedown of its US operations, causing a sharp fall in its share price. Investors sued, claiming that Treasury had released an unrealistic profit guidance in late 2012 and that the subsequent writedown was foreseeable. The profit guidance was met, but only after massive oversupply of Treasury product into the US market, which caused a glut of inventory on distributors' shelves. In the end, the company discounted stock heavily, before eventually destroying 18m bottles at a cost of $30m. The exercise caused a steep drop in the company's share price,...

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