Wine news August 10, 2016

CNBC looks at wine as an investment. ""In a downward market, the tangibility aspect of wine represents a store of value. Thus, when equities suffer in a recession, fine wine can be considered a safe haven," Gibbs told CNBC via email."

The Wall Street Journal profiles Cellarraiders. "Many of his clients are men about his age, said Mr. Wallace. “They’re guys in their 60s who can’t stop buying wine,” he explained. Many sell him wine because they need to make room for—yet more wine."

Vulture talks to actor Matthew Goode about filming The Wine Show in Italy. "There are lots of people out there who think wine is snobbish. This was made to be anti-snobbery."

Decanter reports that a Champagne shortage looms after bad weather. "The growing season is the most complicated Champagne has known since the very difficult season of 1956, said Eric Rodez, winemaker at the family-owned Champagne Rodez in Ambonnay."

Food and Wine offers up its 2016 Sommeliers of the Year.

Instyle reports that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie now make the top rosé in the world. "The estate also produces two white wines, but it is the rosé, which sells for around $18, that has captured the wine world’s attention, with the Wine Spectator calling it “refined and elegant” and putting it at No. 84 on their 2013 list of the world’s top 100 wines, the only rosé so honored, effectively dubbing it the top rosé in the world."