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American rapper Nicki Minaj.

American rapper Nicki Minaj.


Outspoken American rapper Nicki Minaj is the latest to profit from the ‘Moscato madness’ boom in the US, having become part owner of Moscato brand Myx Fusions.

The songwriter and TV star, known for her outlandish outfits, has been made the face of the brand, which specialises in fruit-infused single serve Moscato.

“I’m so excited to team with Myx. I have no doubt that it will be number one.

“It’s a great tasting product that people will love. It’s not even a hard sell. Myx Fusions gives us an opportunity to revolutionise the wine industry,” she said.

Priced at $4 bottle, Myx Fusions is currently available in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and there are plans to roll out the Moscato across the US.
The Myx Fusions range
“The collaboration between Nicki Minaj and Myx Fusions is a game changer,” said Mona Scott-Young, chief marketing officer for the brand.

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Further advance in English winemaking.

The popular image of Yorkshire, the historic region in the north of England, was long set in stone. The Wars of the Roses, county cricket, Yorkshire pudding, Black Sheep beer and coal mining. But its reputation is due for an update. Yorkshire is slowly building a reputation for producing wine – a development made possible by both climate change and the development of increasingly hardy grape varieties.

The region’s longest-established vineyard, Leventhorpe, which is situated near Leeds, has just released its first-ever rosé sparkling wine. The launch has been timed to hit the Christmas and New Year market, but Leventhorpe owner and winemaker George Bowden says it’s also a celebration of the winery’s success.

Leventhorpe has just five acres (2ha) of vines, all located within the city boundaries of Leeds. Bowden and his wife, Janet, began planting vines here in 1985, when English wine was still regarded as an eccentricity, not to mention a joke. Twenty-seven years later, Leventhorpe’s wines have been singled out for praise by… read on




With its twin outside staircase and arched entrances, the Château de Bellevue was one of the most eye-catching sights in Yvrac, a wine-making village nestling among the famous vineyards of Bordeaux.

Beautiful, but rundown and in need of repair when bought by Dimistry Stroskin, a Russian millionaire, the building received a renovation permit and was due to be restored to its former glory.

Instead, it was razed by a Polish building firm. Workers were supposed to demolish only a separate smaller structure in the estate’s grounds, but that is the only one still standing. Villagers are furious about the “accident” and local authorities have opened an investigation.




According to the French newspaper Sud-Ouest, Mr. Stroskin, who runs an import business in Warsaw, said, “I had no idea the château had been destroyed. I’m in shock.”

He said he had spent years scouring the area for his ideal French château and “fell in love” with Bellevue. “Even if it was in a very bad way, I wanted to renovate it,” he said.
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