Daily wine news snippets from around the world

 
Cru Beaujolais 2015: panel tasting results
16 August 2017

The Beaujolais revival continues apace, and leading the charge are the 10 Beaujolais cru appellations. Find out what our judges thought of this strongly anticipated vintage... Find out what our judges thought...
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Calon Ségur vintages see price spike
16 August 2017

Four vintages of Calon Ségur hit all-time highs on the Liv-ex Exchange earlier this week, highlighting the label’s on-going appeal.
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Top 10 biggest beer brands
16 August 2017

We round up the biggest and best-performing global beer brands in 2016 by volume sales, according to data supplied by Euromonitor International.
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Lidl unveils smaller ‘quirky’ French Collection
16 August 2017

UK discounter Lidl has unveiled its latest autumn French wine cellar collection which concentrates on white wines, wines from regions neighbouring the classics, and a few "quirkier" choices.
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Trump name-drops Virginia winery but exaggerates size
16 August 2017

President Donald Trump name-dropped the Virginia winery that he acquired in 2011 during a press conference on white supremacist violence in the state - but his comments don't appear to be entirely accurate.President Donald Trump no longer owns Trump winery, according to estate's website. It's debatable...
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Lidl wine sales return to 37% growth
16 August 2017

UK discounter Lidl has seen its wine sales return to growth of around 37%, the retailer has confirmed, following a slight slow-down in momentum.
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Strange tales: wine drinking elephants, part one
16 August 2017

Elephants have a known taste for alcohol but what would it take to get one ‘drunk’ in the wild, and is the old folktale about their liking for fermenting marula fruit true?
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Jackson Family considers English sparkling project
16 August 2017

The head of the Californian-headquartered wine giant Jackson Family Wines has expressed a serious interest in England for the group's next vineyard investment.
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Majestic credits ‘hipsters’ with Sherry revival in UK
16 August 2017

UK retailer Majestic has attributed a surge in sales of Sherry to the rising popularity of the fortified wine among "hipsters" and younger drinkers, a demographic that it credits with kick-starting a Sherry revival in Britain. 
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Nielsen: US wine sales stronger than beer
16 August 2017

Sales of wine and spirits across the US on- and off-trade grew at a faster rate than beer sales, the latest data from Nielsen has shown.
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Speciality Brands takes on Hine Cognac in the UK
16 August 2017

Hine Cognac has appointed Speciality Brands as its new distributor in the UK, taking over from Pol Roger Ltd – the Champagne brand's UK subsidiary. 
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Duckhorn Wine Co. acquires California’s Calera
16 August 2017

US-based Duckhorn Wine Company has acquired the Calera Wine Company on California's Central Coast, one of the region's pioneering Pinot Noir producers.
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Duckhorn Buys Central Coast Pinot Noir Pioneer Calera (Wine Spectator)
16 August 2017

Founder Josh Jensen steps back from the Mount Harlan winery he established in the 1970s
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Producer profile: Far Niente
16 August 2017

Historic Napa winery Far Niente was started by a gold rush forty-niner and abandoned after Prohibition, only to rise from the ashes in the 1980s to reach international renown...Image Credit: Far Niente Historic Napa winery Far Niente was started by a gold rush forty-niner and abandoned after Prohibition, only to rise from the ashes in the 1980s to reach international renown...
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Producer profile: Terrazas de los Andes
16 August 2017

Part of the LVMH wine group, Terrazas de los Andes pushes winemaking to dizzying heights in the Argentinean Andes…Image Credit: LVMH Part of the LVMH wine group, Terrazas de los Andes pushes winemaking to dizzying heights in the Argentinean Andes…
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Great Provence rosé wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards
16 August 2017

Provence rosé has exploded onto the wine scene in recent years. We have picked out five medal winners from the 180 wines entered into the category at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards... Five top-scoring Provence rosés that offer real bang for your buck...
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3 Wine Words We Can’t Live Without (Wine Spectator)
16 August 2017

Accept no substitutes. These 3 wine words are essential
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Travel inspiration: 8 of the best Italy wine holidays
16 August 2017

From tuition and tastings in Puglia to epicurean treats in Montalcino - here are some of the best Italian wine holidays to give you inspiration for your next trip. These expert tour operators will take you to Italy's finest wine destinations (Alamy) From tours to luxury hotels, find an adventure...
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What is chaptalisation? – ask Decanter
16 August 2017

We explain what it means when wineries talk about chaptalising their wines.Why do winemakers chaptalise wine? What does it mean...?
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Dennis Martin, Longtime Fetzer Winemaker, Dies at 69 (Wine Spectator)
16 August 2017

A laidback California native with a formidable palate, Martin mentored numerous winemakers and other industry members
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Aldi US pilots one-hour online delivery service
16 August 2017

Aldi US has announced plans to launch its online grocery service after teaming up with delivery service Instacart.
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db Eats: Mei Ume
15 August 2017

db's food fiend, Lucy Shaw, heads to Mei Ume at The Four Seasons for dim sum sealed with gold leaf, almond-laced plum saké and sensational sweet and sour pork.
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How your brain makes higher priced wine taste better – study
15 August 2017

New research has shed light on how the brain is wired to rate a higher priced wine as better than one with a cheaper price tag, even if the samples come from the same bottle. How price influences your brain...
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Retailer promos fall to lowest level in 10 years
15 August 2017

Supermarket promotions on wine and groceries have fallen to their lowest level in more than 10 years, slashing £3.7 billion of discounts, a new study from the IRI has found.
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Government reveals temporary customs plans post-Brexit
15 August 2017

Businesses supplying wine to the UK may see temporary customs arrangement put in place after Brexit to ensure that trade continues smoothly, the government has confirmed.
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New Belgium Brewing group buys Magnolia Brewing
15 August 2017

A group led by New Belgium Brewing, which also includes Elysian Brewing founder Dick Cantwell and Belgian producer Oud Beersel, has agreed to purchase San Francisco’s ailing Magnolia Brewing Company for US$2.7m.
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Ryanair makes calls to curb airport drinking
15 August 2017

Budget airline Ryanair has called for a two drink limit at airports after it was revealed the that number of people arrested for being drunk at UK airports and on board flights had risen by 50% in the last year.
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‘Visionary’ young Champagne maker dies
15 August 2017

Charles Doyard, who has been hailed as a “visionary” young winemaker in Champagne, has died very suddenly.
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Rioja finally allows naming of village on labels
15 August 2017

The Rioja consejo has approved proposals to allow winemakers to include the names of smaller geographical regions and specific villages on their wine labels for the first time.
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Soto: Chile has copied NZ for too long
15 August 2017

Chilean winemakers have been copying New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc for too long and need to find their own style according to Rodrigo Soto of Veramonte.
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Majestic appoints former Sainsbury’s buyer
15 August 2017

Julie Buckley, a Spanish wine expert and former buyer for Sainsbury’s and Oddbins, has joined UK wine retailer Majestic as senior buyer.
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Wine could help solve writer’s block, says study
15 August 2017

A glass of wine or a pint of beer can help your creative juices flowing, suggests research from Austria.Making notes was no problem after a few sips... A glass of wine might kick-start creative thinking...
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The World's Most Expensive Cognacs
15 August 2017

Even the price of Burgundy doesn't compare to the level of outlay involved for the world's best brandies.
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How good is the Game of Thrones wine?
15 August 2017

To celebrate the seventh season of Game of Thrones, we've tasted the show's official red wine released by the HBO network. See our rating below...Tyrion Lannister, a wine-loving Game of Thrones character. We tasted the red blend...
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How do winemakers combat heatwaves? – ask Decanter
15 August 2017

What does an unexpected heatwave mean for vineyards – and how do winemakers tackle it…?How to winemakers combat excessive heat? Here's how wineries cope with extreme heat...
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Region to believe: Portalegre
15 August 2017

Having been overlooked in the past, and its quality grapes used for blending, the arrival of the Symingtons has alerted the wine world to the potential of the Alentejo’s Portalegre sub-region. Sarah Ahmed investigates
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9 rosés to try before you die
14 August 2017

Few drinks deliver as much immediate refreshment as great rosé, and we’ve rounded up nine labels that all pink wine lovers must try before they die.
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HK’s Serge et le Phoque to open in London
14 August 2017

One of Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred restaurants, Serge et le Phoque, is opening a London venue this month.
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Island brewery ships beer by ‘armed’ sailboat
14 August 2017

In an effort to provide local beer and reduce emissions, a brewery based on the Isles of Scilly sent its beer to a Cornish micro-pub by way of a replica 18th century privateer sailboat.
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The Benevolent bike ride raises £13k
14 August 2017

UK drinks industry charity, The Benevolent, has raised over £13,000 from its bike ride in memory of its former chairman and Treasury Wine Estate managing director, Dan Townsend.
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Wild goldfish ‘under the influence’ during winter freeze
14 August 2017

Scientists have discovered the process by which goldfish are able to survive freezing conditions, which involves turning lactic acid in their bodies into alcohol – and to levels that exceed many drink-driving limits.
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Rise in arrests of drunk air passengers
14 August 2017

The number of people arrested for being drunk at UK airports and on flights has risen by 50% in the last year, leading to calls for tougher measures on selling alcohol in duty free.
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The best Aldi wines to buy – Updated
14 August 2017

A selection of our favourite great value wines from Aldi, now updated with two Australian reds available until the end of August 2017... Some more great value deals at Aldi...
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Top 10 new products: August
14 August 2017

This month saw the release of a low-sugar Prosecco, a limited edition Graham's Port made from a blend of grapes sourced from old vine riverside vineyards, and a copper-coloured bottle of gin from Italy's Bottega.
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Jefford: The Guerrilla Guide to Wine – Part Two
14 August 2017

Read the second chapter of Andrew Jefford’s four-part August wine series ... for absolute beginners. This week, it's the guerrilla guide to making wine.Andrew Jefford disseminates nonconformist literature in this four-part series. A nonconformist guide to making wine...
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Wine Legend: Comte de Vogüé, Musigny 1990
13 August 2017

Why it made the Decanter hall of fame... Why it made the Decanter hall of fame...
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Wine and charcuterie pairing
12 August 2017

With salt, fat and spice, there are plenty of flavours to consider when finding a wine to go with your charcuterie board. We get the experts’ advice… What wines go best with charcuterie? Follow this advice...
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The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Château Lafleur
12 August 2017

Old vines and unique soil make the Pomerol property a very special one, Margaret Rand discovers.
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Sommelier Talk: From the Flatiron District to the Forests of Sweden (Wine Spectator)
12 August 2017

An alum of Manhattan's Veritas, Rubén Sanz Ramiro relocated to unlikely wine destination PM & Vänner—and earned a Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2017
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Barbecue sardines with garlic and lemon – and wines to match
12 August 2017

Fresh sardines sizzling on the barbecue are a beautiful sight in summer. We've teamed up with Alex Head, founder and chef at Social Pantry, to bring you this delicious recipe, with wine pairing suggestions from the Decanter team. Try Barbecue sardines with Picpoul de Pinet. How to barbecue sardines and wines to match...
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Rioja vs Ribera wine quiz – Test your knowledge
12 August 2017

How well do you know these two Spanish fine wine powerhouses? Test your knowledge on Rioja and Ribera del Duero with the decanter.com quiz.The annual 'wine battle' in Haro, Rioja. Can you spot the differences?...
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Alcohol abuse at ‘alarming’ levels in the US
11 August 2017

The number of Americans abusing alcohol has risen to dangerous levels according to a new study, with alcoholism among women rising by 84%.
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The week in pictures: Hong Kong
11 August 2017

Hong Kong's drinks trade had a lot to offer in the past two weeks; from a Penfolds re-corking clinic to a Georgian wine tour by Debra Meiburg MW as well as a workshop by Port producer Symington Family Estates.
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La Maison Cointreau Cocktail Competition debuts in HK
11 August 2017

The La Maison Cointreau Cocktail Competition, organised by the French spirits group Rémy Cointreau, is making its debut in Hong Kong, offering the city’s top bartenders to battle it out for a chance to compete in the regional finals.
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Constellation Brands buys Funky Buddha brewery
11 August 2017

Constellation Brands has acquired Florida's Funky Buddha, the state's fastest growing craft brewery, for an undisclosed sum.
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ThaiBev buys up KFC in Thailand
11 August 2017

Thailand’s drinks giant, ThaiBev, producer of the country’s popular Chang Beer, has agreed to purchase more than 240 existing KFC restaurants across the country for 11.3 billion baht (US$340 million), expanding into fast food business.
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Fine wine investment: Parker’s impact
11 August 2017

There is a debate ongoing about the impact of Robert Parker’s retirement on fine wine prices and it is time, perhaps, to do a little bit of analysis on the impact of The Wine Advocate opinion on wine price movement.
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Prefer Pinot to Cabernet? Maybe it’s in your wine DNA…
11 August 2017

A new app called Vinome claims to use DNA testing to help you understand your wine preferences. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo / sataporn jiwjalaen Are your wine preferences in your DNA?...
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The week in pictures
11 August 2017

Rock stars, Raymond Blanc, the Edinburgh Fringe, South African sunsets, adorable alpacas and Easter Island helped make this week in drinks one to remember.
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Club owner sues Bonhams over ‘stolen wine’
11 August 2017

London club owner Richard Traviss is seeking to sue auction house Bonhams claiming a consignment of wine it sold was stolen from him.
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The big interview: Dan Jago
11 August 2017

Having joined Berry Bros & Rudd after successfully heading Tesco’s wine business, Dan Jago has had to make sweeping changes to bring the company back into the black. But now, he tells Patrick Schmitt MW, the merchant has a bright future.
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Pernod Ricard hit by cyber attack
11 August 2017

French drinks company Pernod Ricard has confirmed that its London office was hit by a cyber attack this week, but a spokeswoman said that the event had "no impact on business operations".
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UK: Police uncover million-pound wine investment scam
11 August 2017

London police have arrested three people suspected of conning potential fine wine investors out of at least £1 million. Many of the victims were elderly, said police...
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Boomer Wines Pour into the Market
11 August 2017

Rich returns and the specter of the Grim Reaper are prompting some older collectors to sell their cellars.
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Unfiltered: Real Americans Drink Pink: Rosé Revs Up the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Wine Spectator)
11 August 2017

Also in Unfiltered, behind the scenes of the 'Bachelorette' Rioja finale, and Dutch Old Masters take flight on KLM art labels
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Dalmatia, Croatia: Restaurants, hotels and shops
11 August 2017

The best places to stay, eat and drink along coastal Croatia....St Luke Residence, Split Where to eat, drink and stay...
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Split to Dubrovnik: Croatia wine tour
11 August 2017

Simon Woolf discovers a wealth of exciting local grapes and wine styles in this Adriatic region...The historic waterfront at Split. Get island hopping...
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Tanners Wine promote platinum award-winning wine
11 August 2017

Family-owned, independent wine merchant, Tanners Wine is promoting the winner of the Platinum: Best White Mâconnais & Chalonnais award from this year's Decanter World Wine Awards. Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Retailer of the Year award,  Tanners Wines, sells over two million bottles of wine every year from over 20 countries. …Continue reading » The...
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Wine and dementia: Studies clash on health benefits
11 August 2017

Fresh research from California suggests that moderate wine drinking could help prevent dementia, but a University of Oxford-led study says evidence is weak and highlights increased risk of Alzheimer's. Reporting by Andrzej Binkiewicz and Chris Mercer.A brain MRI scan, similar to the technique used in the Oxford/BMJ study. Confused? That's because no one can agree...
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Champagne yields set same for 2017 while sales rise
10 August 2017

The Comité Champagne has set the marketable yields for this year at the same level as 2016, although it records increasing Champagne shipments worldwide.
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Labbé: Chile needs to impress top sommeliers
10 August 2017

Chilean winemakers should be making quirky expressions that catch the eye of the world’s top sommeliers according to Sebastian Labbé of Santa Rita.
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Clos Lanson on pour at Caviar House & Prunier
10 August 2017

Champagne Lanson has exclusively revealed to the drinks business that Clos Lanson 2006, its first single-vineyard Champagne, is to be listed at all Caviar House & Prunier venues across the UK. 
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Three Thai women charged for promoting alcohol on Facebook
10 August 2017

Three Thai women have been officially charged with violating Thailand’s 'Alcoholic Beverage Control Act 2008' for promoting beer sales on Facebook, which could lead to up to 200,000 baht (US$6,016) fine.
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Top 10 global wine brands 2017
10 August 2017

America continues to rule the roost in our round up of the world's best-selling wine brands, but China and Chile are catching up.
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Speyside Distillery launches ‘Wildlife Collection’ whiskies
10 August 2017

The Scottish Speyside Distillery has released a limited edition, single malt whisky collection, featuring a range of wild life images, in support of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA).
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10 stories that you couldn’t resist
10 August 2017

We round up the articles that proved popular with our readers this week including two alleged cases of wine fraud and 10 of the best rosés for under £15.
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NZ Winegrowers welcomes Asian sommeliers to 2018 ‘Sommit’
10 August 2017

New Zealand Winegrowers has launched the 2018 New Zealand Wine Sommelier Scholarship, and is welcoming applications from sommeliers across Asia-Pacific.
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US brewery creates ‘Delayed’ beer for commuters
10 August 2017

A New York brewery has created a beer aimed at stressed commuters enduring a ‘summer of hell’ on the Long Island Rail Road.
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Three men arrested over ‘boiler room’ fine wine scam
10 August 2017

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of running a "boiler room" wine scam from London whereby victims were sold fake fine wine investment opportunities with the promise of a 40% return on their investment.
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Anson: South Australia’s wine pioneer
10 August 2017

In a relatively new region...Ruckus Estate In a relatively new region...
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Fake $10K Scotch Hard to Swallow
10 August 2017

A hotel guest was left with a nasty taste after spending up on a counterfeit single malt.
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New York Restaurant Le Coucou Hires a Grand Award–Winning Sommelier (Wine Spectator)
10 August 2017

Charles Puglia, formerly at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, is now beverage director at the French-focused Manhattan venue
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Prosecco doughnuts: The latest wine flavoured trend?
10 August 2017

New Yorkers can celebrate National Prosecco Day enjoying Prosecco infused doughnuts.The Prosecco Doughnuts will be available for World Prosecco Day. With Italian winemaker Ruffino...
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Taste and buy award-winning wines at Museum Wines this August
10 August 2017

Want to taste wines from this year's Decanter World Wine Awards? Receive great deals and discounts when you visit Museum Wines this August. Based in a converted barn in Dorset’s Tarrant Valley, importer, wholesaler and retailer Museum Wines boasts a collection of over 300
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Lorne restaurant, London – review
10 August 2017

Fiona Beckett gives her verdict on Lorne...Lorne restaurant, London Fiona Beckett gives her verdict on Lorne...
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How Can Drinking Wine Help Reduce Diabetes Risk? (Wine Spectator)
10 August 2017

A new study suggests that frequent, moderate alcohol consumption might lower chance of developing Type 2 diabetes
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Sotheby’s to auction Fux Restaurant’s wine cellar in HK
10 August 2017

Sotheby’s Hong Kong has announced it will auction wines from the cellar of Austria's Fux Restaurant, consisting of more than 3,000 bottles, on 30 September. 
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New scheme to recognise pubs selling quality beer
10 August 2017

Cask Marque, the organisation formed to drive up the quality of pub beer, is launching a new accreditation scheme to recognise pubs that sell good quality beer.
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Diageo CEO’s pay drops to $4.31m
09 August 2017

Good news and bad news for Diageo's chief executive Ivan Menezes is revealed in the company's annual report published today.
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DFS unveils ‘modern’ Hennessy XXO in Singapore
09 August 2017

DFS Group has partnered with Hennessy and Singapore's Changi Airport Group to deliver a modern version of one of the iconic Cognac brand's most lauded blends – Hennessy X.X.O – at Changi Airport's DFS shop. 
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Funniest moments on the job – from the sommeliers
09 August 2017

No day is the same when you're a sommelier. We find out some of the funniest moments on the job from sommeliers...28-50 wine bar in London. No day is the same in a restaurant...
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Rise in searches for Figeac
09 August 2017

Right Bank estate Figeac has seen a significant jump in searches for its wines on Liv-ex so far this year.
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Heineken to boost premium cider sales in UK
09 August 2017

At a promotional event last week, it was revealed that Heineken's premium cider brand Cidrerie Stassen, already stocked in UK retailer Sainsbury's, is set to hit the shelves of Marks & Spencer in September.
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Faulconer: ‘We’re not chasing scores anymore’
09 August 2017

Chilean winemakers have grown in confidence and are no longer making their wines to a recipe or chasing scores according to Emily Faulconer of Carmen.
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The Proust Q&A: Gabriel Edwards
09 August 2017

Founder of Clos de Luz winery in Chile’s Almahue Valley, Gabriel Edwards talks about his ideal dinner party guests and his hero of fiction in our Proust Q&A.
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Scotch poised for comeback, IWSR claims
09 August 2017

Scotch is poised to make a comeback despite flat sales over the last five years, the IWSR has claimed.
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Piper-Heidsieck to switch to brown glass for all its Champagnes
09 August 2017

Piper-Heidsieck is moving to brown glass bottles for all its Champagnes, starting with its Brut Non-Vintage.
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The World's Most Expensive Syrahs
09 August 2017

The list of most expensive Syrahs is a model of consistency – much like the grape itself.
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Napa wine harvest gets underway in ‘frisky’ year
09 August 2017

Sparkling wine producers in California's Napa Valley have started the 2017 wine harvest, giving thanks for a relatively untroubled growing season compared to many wineries in Europe. Freshly picked Pinot Noir grapes at Mumm Napa Valley. Sparkling wine estates start picking in 'classic' vintage...
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Producer profile: Yalumba
09 August 2017

Founded in 1849, Yalumba has since blossomed into one of Australia's premier wineries...Yalumba's on-site cooperage. Founded in 1849, Yalumba has since blossomed into one of Australia's premier wineries...
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Value Australian Shiraz – panel tasting results
09 August 2017

Are Aussie producers doing enough in the sub-£20 category? Read the debate from the June 2017 issue of Decanter magazine... Are Aussie producers doing enough in the sub-£20 category? The Australian value Shiraz panel tasting promises to reveal all...
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New drinks podcast helps you ‘drink better, not more’
08 August 2017

The Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, together with BBC Saturday Kitchen's Sam Caporn MW, have released a new drinks podcast entitled ‘It’s The Drink Talking,’ with the aim of helping listeners to 'drink better, not more'.
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Hereu: ‘I was told Carignan would never sell’
08 August 2017

Arnaud Hereu, chief winemaker of Chilean estate Odfjell, was told he would never be able to sell Chilean Carignan when he launched his first vintage in 2001.
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10 brilliant rosés that won’t break the bank
08 August 2017

We bring you ten of the best-performing pink wines under £15 from The Drinks Business Rosé Masters 2017 – including examples from France and Spain, and one from Turkey too.
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Is Chinese tourist’s expensive dram ‘a fake’?
08 August 2017

The story of a Chinese tourist paying over £7,000 for a dram of ‘1878 Macallan’ has taken an alarming twist after it was pointed out the bottle was likely one of a run of famous fakes uncovered in the early 2000s.
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Wines of South Africa to hold charity dinner in HK
08 August 2017

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) will be teaming up with importers of South African wine, beef and tea to host a South African wine dinner and charity auction at the Bungalow restaurant in Central on 5 September 2017, celebrating everything South African.
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How do the ‘modern’ and ‘Orwellian’ pub ideals compare?
08 August 2017

The ideal UK pub should serve food, have a beer garden and real ale and allow dogs according to a recent survey but how does it stack up with George Orwell’s definition of “what a pub should be”?
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Chris Porter to take over from David Cox as CEO of The Benevolent
08 August 2017

Chris Porter, director of JF Hillebrand's fine wine division, is to become the new CEO of drinks trade charity The Benevolent, taking over from the eminent David Cox who has announced his retirement.
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Cousiño Macul to release top-end Merlot
08 August 2017

Family-owned Chilean wine estate Cousiño Macul is to release a high-end Merlot from the 2016 vintage using fruit from its icon wine Lota in a bid to raise the grape’s reputation.
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Cramele Recas invests £5m to boost capacity
08 August 2017

Romanian producer Cramele Recas is investing £5 million to expand its winery after seeing sales grow 35% in the last year.
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US state issues warning over copper cocktail mugs
08 August 2017

A US state department has issued a formal warning over the use of unlined copper cocktail mugs, claiming that they could poison imbibers. 
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When should I open my NV Champagne? – ask Decanter
08 August 2017

Saving a bottle of NV Champagne for a special occasion, but not sure how long you can keep it? Read the opinion of Decanter tastings director Christelle Guibert...When should you open your NV Champagne? Don't hold on for too long...
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Fraud charge for New Zealand wine company
08 August 2017

New Zealand government officials have accused Southern Boundary Wines, alongside two former directors and a winemaker, of mislabelling Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines destined for exports in a potentially landmark case. Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand. NB: Not related to this case. NZ ministry brings charges against wine firm...
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Watson’s Wine features top wines tasted by our panel tasting experts
08 August 2017

Visit Watson's Wine this August and enjoy 30% off 22 top wines that have been tasted by Decanter's wine experts. Decanter has partnered with Watson’s Wine, the leading Hong Kong wine retailer, to organise a special wine promotion featuring 22 wines
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8 & $20 Recipe: Grape Leaf and Greek Yogurt 'Pies' (Wine Spectator)
08 August 2017

Bring a taste of the Mediterranean into the kitchen with this simple meal and a rustic red or minerally Assyrtiko
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Pinot Noir's Next Big Thing
08 August 2017

The great grapes of Burgundy have found a rather surprising new home, James Lawrence argues.
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Seven luxury wine hotels in South America
08 August 2017

We've collected seven of the most sumptuous hotels recommended by our experts to get your South America trip off to a flyer... Explore South America's wine regions in style...
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Bedales in London promotes DWWA 2017 winners
08 August 2017

Visit Bedales in London, UK, from 11-24 September to enjoy a flight of three Gold medal-winning. Bedales, a London base wine shop will be featuring three award winning wines from this year’s competition next month. Two
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Louis XIII unveils ‘The Origin – 1874’ in HK
07 August 2017

Rémy Martin has unveiled the first release from its Louis XIII Time Collection series in Hong Kong called ‘The Origin - 1874’, with a staggering asking price of HK$62,800 (US$8,028).
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What does the Queen really eat and drink?
07 August 2017

This week it was claimed that the Queen has four drinks (two cocktails and two glasses of wine every day). Here we round up some of the most oft-spouted food and drink habits of Her Majesty.
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Aldi ups lower alcohol range
07 August 2017

Aldi has become the latest retailer to bump up its low alcohol range with the addition of four new 5.5% ABV wines.
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‘Lucifer heatwave’ kick-starts early Franciacorta harvest
07 August 2017

Hot weather and drought mean that some sparkling wine producers in northern Italy have started harvesting grapes 12 days earlier than normal.   Hot weather brings harvest forward by two weeks...
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Innis & Gunn profits up 25%
07 August 2017

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has announced strong figures from an “outstanding” 2016 and says it is on track to meet its turnover goal in 2018.
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Italy’s harvest down by 30% in some regions
07 August 2017

Some regions in Italy are expected to see grape yields fall by up to 30% this year, following the “bizarre” weather this year, Italy’s national farming association has warned. 
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Moderate drinking reduces risk of falls in elderly
07 August 2017

A moderate intake of alcohol has been shown to reduce the risk of falls in elderly people, according to a paper published in Osteoporosis International last month.
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Santa Margherita acquires Cantina Mesa
07 August 2017

The Santa Margherita Wine Group has acquired a majority share in Cantina Mesa and intends to work closely with its founder, Gavino Sanna, who will remain an 'important stakeholder'.
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NZ winemakers ‘not just from the Hobbiton Shire of Sauvignon Blanc’
07 August 2017

Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir will always rule the roost in New Zealand, at least for the foreseeable future, but new opportunities are emerging for its lesser-known aromatic varieties – the country's "next discovery" – believes one winemaker.
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Man stranded in desert survives on beer, crackers and urine
07 August 2017

A man from Phoenix in Arizona broke down in the desert near Crown King, surviving on beer, crackers, a mouldy sandwich, and by drinking his own urine.
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Message in a bottle: How the Champagne bottle is evolving
07 August 2017

The mass production of glass brought about a conformity to Champagne bottles but now some producers are creating bespoke bottles to make their brands stand out. However, writes Lauren Eads, the process is quite an undertaking.
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Jefford: The Guerrilla Guide to Wine – Part One
07 August 2017

Welcome to the first part of Andrew Jefford’s four-part August wine series ... For absolute beginners.Andrew Jefford disseminates nonconformist literature in this four-part series. Make your own mind up...
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Napa Kicks Off Another "Classic" Harvest
07 August 2017

After abundant rain during the season, growers are keeping an eye on the quality of the Cabernet.
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Wine Legend: Conterno, Monfortino Barolo 1978
06 August 2017

'A benchmark for Barolo' - Conterno's Monfortino 1978 is certainly a Decanter wine legend... Find out why this 'benchmark' Barolo Decanter makes the wine hall of fame...
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What’s the difference between ‘brut nature’ and ‘zéro dosage’? – ask Decanter
05 August 2017

Confused? Our expert explains...What's the difference? What's the difference?
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The World's Most Expensive Champagnes
05 August 2017

The usual suspects are all on the list, but the top wine isn't what you think.
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Antinori Buys Chile Winery Haras de Pirque (Wine Spectator)
05 August 2017

Italian brand acquires nearly 250 acres of vineyards in Chile's Maipo Valley
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Vintage wine quiz – Test your knowledge
05 August 2017

Do you have a vintage chart pinned to your bedroom wall, and can you spot the key elements needed for a great vintage wine? Bollinger 1914 vintage Champagne - famously harvested to the echo of shell bursts in World War One - lying in the house's new library. Is your mind a map of great vintages?...
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Hong Kong importer takes on Ca’ di Rajo
05 August 2017

Hong Kong importer Cuvees has gained the exclusive distribution rights for Prosecco brand Ca’ di Rajo for the local market starting this month.
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Chinese tourist lavishes £7k on single shot of Scotch
05 August 2017

A Chinese tourist has spent 9,999 Swiss francs (£7,810) on a single 20ml shot of The Macallan 1878 Special Reserve from a bottle that had remained unopened for 139 years at a Swiss hotel.
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The week in pictures
04 August 2017

This week included new vintage releases from English wine producers Jenkyn Place and Langham Wine Estate and a wine and music event hosted by Newcomer Wines, Wines of Germany and Wine & Vinyl.
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The Verdejo grape
04 August 2017

In partnership with DO RuedaAnd how it tastes....The main grape variety of Rueda DO. And how it tastes....
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Deliveroo’s most popular beers by city
04 August 2017

Delivery service Deliveroo have revealed the most-ordered beers in cities across England and Wales – but do the results really represent the will of the people?
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Everything you need to know about Prosecco
04 August 2017

Prosecco may be simple to say, but it is a surprisingly complex product. We guide you through the key classifications and styles, so you can sip like an expert.
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Quiet July for fine wine
04 August 2017

July was a reasonably quiet month for fine wine with the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 running flat and the broader Fine Wine 1000 rising a scanty 0.9%.
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Summer wine trend: Top 10 Picpoul de Pinets
04 August 2017

Tired of drinking the same dry white wine this summer? Discover the zingy freshness and fantastic value of Picpoul de Pinet wines, from France's Languedoc-Roussillon region. See below for Andrew Jefford's top 10 of the best, all for under £12... Try one of these zingy, fresh wines...
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The song of Australia’s old vines
04 August 2017

Promotional feature‘We few, we happy few, we band of brothers’... The song of Australia’s old vines Promotional feature We are not many, no, we, the elders of Australian wine, are
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New BrewDog bar to straddle US Mexico border
04 August 2017

BrewDog plans to open a craft beer bar on the USA/Mexico border, making a physical statement about its values of "collaboration and inclusivity", alluding to US President Donald Trump's plans to build a 1,000 mile wall between the two countries.
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‘Solid growth’ for Campari as streamlining continues
04 August 2017

Gruppo Campari has reported “solid growth” in its first half 2017 results in a year that has seen major streamlining for the group.
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Start-up sets out to bring Sherry ‘out of grandma’s cupboard’
04 August 2017

A start-up wine company has set out to give the beleaguered Sherry category a "total reinvention", believing its future lies in successfully re-positioning it as a refreshing apéritif rather than "granny's favourite tipple".
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Sapporo acquires Anchor Steam for $85m
04 August 2017

Japanese brewing giant, Sapporo, has announced it has bought one of California’s leading craft brewers, Anchor Brewing Company, for US$85 million.
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Antinori buys Chilean winery Haras de Pirque
04 August 2017

Italian wine giant Marchesi Antinori has bought Haras de Pirque winery for an undisclosed fee. Haras de Pirque estate in Chile. Antinori buys winery of JV partner...
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DNA to Define Your Wine Tastes
04 August 2017

Science wants to work out your wine preferences by DNA profiling.
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Unfiltered: Bird Châteaus, Rosé Jelly and Wineapawlooza (Wine Spectator)
04 August 2017

Also in Unfiltered, an ancient wine press unearthed in the Israeli desert, rosé jelly, sparkling-wine potato chips, and WineaPawlooza raises $1.3 million for animals in need
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UPS to ship wine in three days to more countries
04 August 2017

The US delivery company has said it is expanding its wine, spirits and beer shipping services internationally to quench the thirst of many of the world’s biggest wine importing nations.UPS increases wine deliveries. UPS expands wine deliveries in Europe, Asia...
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Bodegas Valdubón
04 August 2017

Promotional featureFine wines from the Freixenet family in Ribera del Duero...Bodegas Valdubón Fine wines in Ribera del Duero...
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Lambrusco: The revival
04 August 2017

A comeback is on the cards for the much-maligned Lambrusco. High quality examples can now be found which offer excellent value and partner well with a range of food, particularly the local cuisine of Emilia-Romagna... Don't write off Lambrusco just yet...
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Turning Tables: Danny Meyer's New Italian Restaurant Trio Will Serve Wine, Roman Treats (Wine Spectator)
04 August 2017

Plus, Jean-Georges Vongerichten cannot stop opening hotel restaurants, and Stephen Starr closes the Continental's Miami outpost
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Restaurant Spotlight: R2L (Wine Spectator)
04 August 2017

This sleek Philly restaurant offers sweeping city views and creative American cuisine
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Seaside Restaurants with Great Wine Lists on Deck (Wine Spectator)
04 August 2017

Head for the shore to enjoy these impressive wine cellars
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Cape winemakers make debut at Nedbank auction
03 August 2017

A “treasure trove” of rare South African wines will go under the hammer at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction this September, including wines from producers who’ve never submitted wines before.
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Great value Rueda wine
03 August 2017

In partnership with DO RuedaPerfect to enjoy in the sunshine, try one of these refreshing Ruedas.... Perfect to enjoy in the sunshine...
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8 of the best wine destinations to visit in October
03 August 2017

Looking for the best October holidays for wine lovers? Immerse yourself in these wine destinations - with great weather, tastings, festivals and more...Tuscany's vineyards are in their prime in October. Great places to drink wine this October...
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Ten of the world’s best Proseccos for under £15
03 August 2017

We bring you ten of the best-performing Proseccos under £15 from The Drinks Business Prosecco Masters 2017 – and one affordable example from the region's prized Cartizze hill.
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Demand for wine and spirit education at record high
03 August 2017

Figures released by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) reveal that the number of candidates sitting its exams has increased by 19% on last year.
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Full set of Grange to be sold in Australia
03 August 2017

A 62 bottle vertical of Penfolds Grange spanning 1951 to 2012 is expected to break records when it is sold in Adelaide this weekend.
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Moderate drinkers ‘less likely’ to develop dementia
03 August 2017

A 29-year study into the effects of alcohol and dementia has found that older adults who consume alcohol on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia compared with non-drinkers.
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NZ winery charged with wine fraud in landmark case
03 August 2017

Southern Boundary Wines Ltd, based in Waipara in New Zealand, and three of its executives are facing a total of 156 charges of alleged wine fraud, having been accused of selling tens of thousands of bottles overseas with false information regarding vintage, variety and origin.
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WSTA: UK government needs to ‘get a grip’
03 August 2017

The WSTA's CEO Miles Beale has told the UK government to "get a grip" on its Brexit strategy and present the wine and spirits trade with a clear plan for the UK's trading future if it wants to prevent "Brexit chaos".
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NFL player faces huge bar bill after beer promise
03 August 2017

A player in the National Football League (NFL) has promised “beer for everyone” if his team wins the Super Bowl – an oath that could cost him millions.
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China’s demand for imported spirits remains high
03 August 2017

Currently one of the world's biggest spirits consumers, China’s appetite for imported spirits remains insatiable with the latest figures from Chinese Customs suggesting significant growth in both volume and value.
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Breaking down Brexit: What does it mean for the wine and spirit industry?
03 August 2017

As Brexit negotiations heat up, Arabella Mileham meets Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, to find out the latest developments in the aftermath of a chaotic general election.
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Anson: Rioja single vineyard ruling – Five key questions answered
03 August 2017

Jane Anson explains the new Rioja single vineyard designation, what it may mean for Spanish wine and when you might see the first wines on shop shelves. Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Torre de Oña, a 4.25-hectare Tempranillo vineyard owned by Rioja Alta in the Rioja Alavesa area. Jane Anson talks through the changes...
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Coravin Gives Screwcaps the Needle
03 August 2017

Coravin has a screwcap version now. W. Blake Gray test-drove it last week and this is the review.
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California rosé wine renaissance – and the ones to try
03 August 2017

William Kelley delves into the re-making of rosé wine in the US, looking at how styles have changed from the blush of yesteryear and picking out several wines worth drinking. No need to blush about liking the new wave of California rosé wines. William Kelley on the re-making of California rosé...
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What happens during véraison?
03 August 2017

What does it mean for the grapes...?Mourvèdre grapes changing colour at Tablas Creek in Paso Robles. What does it mean for the grapes...?
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Golden Opportunity for US wine retail
03 August 2017

Such is its size, America is a treasure trove for wine retailers keen to attract new consumers. Unfortunately, the market is full of convoluted restrictions. Despite this, writes Arabella Mileham, the prize is worth fighting for. 
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Aldi launches first red sparkler in fizz focused wine festival
02 August 2017

UK discounter Aldi is focussing on "alternative" fizz for its summer wine festival, which includes its first sparkling red wines.
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‘We would prefer God to decide,’ says Almaviva winemaker
02 August 2017

Such is the complexity of irrigation management in Chile’s Maipo Valley, Almaviva’s Michel Friou would rather leave the decisions to God.
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Millennial Prosecco drinkers drive UK sparkling wine sales – trade report
02 August 2017

Prosecco drinkers under 25 are driving strong growth for sparkling wine in the UK, according to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA). UK demand for sparkling wine continues to grow. UK demand for sparkling continues to grow...
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Six US wine retailers worth watching
02 August 2017

db highlights the key US wine retailers worth watching over the next few years for their ability to drive change and disrupt the US retail market.
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Bacchanalian mosaic discovered in France
02 August 2017

Archaeologists in France have discovered a Roman site they’ve dubbed “little Pompeii” with a mosaic featuring followers of Dionysus among the star finds.
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De Bortoli’s sustainability efforts recognised
02 August 2017

Australian wine company De Bortoli has been presented with the Sustainability Advantage Platinum Project certificate, the first to be awarded in the state of New South Wales.
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Vīna Studija exhibits 32 award-winning wines this August
02 August 2017

Find out why you should visit Vīna Studija in Riga, Latvia this August... Vīna Studija in Riga, Latvia, offers an excellent wine selection from around the world, exquisite cuisine and regular art exhibitions
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‘Disruptive’ wine app tops $40m sales
02 August 2017

Wine review app Vivino has topped sales of wine worth over $40 million within a year of launching its e-commerce site, as it predicts a shift to 'disruptive' e-commerce models.
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US craft beer boom continues to slow
02 August 2017

Sales of craft beer in the US continued to slow in the first half of 2017, with the sector experiencing continued by much steadier growth year-on-year, according to the latest statistics from the Brewer's Association. 
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Wine O’Clock in Argentina features DWWA 2017 winners
02 August 2017

Throughout August, Mendoza based wine shop Wine O'clock will be feature eight DWWA winning wines. Wine O’Clock, a specialist wine shop located in Ciudad Mendoza, Argentina,  will feature eight DWWA 2017 winners during two weeks
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Show off your wine at The City Wine Show
02 August 2017

the drinks business is accepting final entries for The City Wine Show's Discovery Zone and invites producers to submit wine to be showcased at the event.
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German wine exports to China reach record high
02 August 2017

German wine exports to China have hit a record high, according to a recent report, suggesting Chinese consumers are increasingly interested in the country's wines.
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Enoteca Falorni promotes local award-winning wines
02 August 2017

The most famous Enoteca in the Chianti Classico area is promoting Decanter World Wine Award winning wines this summer... Located underground in the historical centre of Greve, Chianti, Enoteca Falorni, Italian wine specialist, boasts a collection of over 1,000 wines. As well
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Fake Châteauneuf-du-Pape scandal hits bulk wine firm
02 August 2017

One of France's largest bulk wine companies has found itself at the centre of a storm over the alleged false labelling of large amounts of cheap table wine as being from well-known Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Raphael Michel at the centre of the investigation. Rhône producers join prosecution as civil party...
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New law means ‘better protection’ for New Zealand wine regions
02 August 2017

Eighteen New Zealand winemaking areas have raced to take advantage of a new regulation introduced by the country’s parliament that is designed to better protect winemakers against misuse of regional names.Yealands Estate Seaview Vineyard in Marlborough. More than a dozen areas race to take advantage...
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The World's Most Expensive Whiskeys
02 August 2017

If you want to spend your money on whiskey, you need to look to Scotland.
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5 Simple Wine Rules (Wine Spectator)
02 August 2017

But not deceptively simplistic
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‘My biggest faux pas’ – from the sommeliers
02 August 2017

Everyone can have a bad day at the office, but sommeliers have the added pressure of performing in public. It's bound to go wrong sometimes...Restaurant Palaegade - Copenhagen, Denmark. Even the professionals make mistakes...
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South Africa Gains New Appellation with a Familiar Name: Cape Town (Wine Spectator)
02 August 2017

Vintners say the Wine of Origin designation, which includes several existing regions, could help with international sales
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Piedmont: Gianni Gagliardo buys Barbera producer in Nizza
02 August 2017

Barolo producer Gianni Gagliardo winery has ended its two-year search for a Barbera-producing wine estate in the newly created Nizza DOCG zone after acquiring Tenuta Garetto. Where Garetto sits: just west of Nizza Monferrato. Barolo producer's vote of confidence to new Nizza DOCG...
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Morrisons ousts The Co-op in wine supply deal
02 August 2017

UK retailer Morrisons has signed a deal to supply wines to convenience retailer McColls, ousting The Coop who trialled supplying the newsagents earlier this year.
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Is Lafite on the move again?
01 August 2017

Château Lafite is taking up an increasing share of trade on Liv-ex as interest in its fellow firsts subsides a little. Is it a brand once again on the move?
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These Co-op wines are excellent value
01 August 2017

Christelle Guibert recommends six value-for-money picks from a recent tasting held by the UK's Co-op retailer in London... A tasting of Co-op wines in the UK...
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The Proust Q&A: Eran Pick MW
01 August 2017

Israel's first and only Master of Wine, Eran Pick, discusses his passion for grower Champagnes and failure to learn French in our Proust Q&A.
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Heineken toasts stronger than expected H1 profits
01 August 2017

Heineken has exceeded the expectations of analysts posting a rise in revenues and net profits for the first half of 2017, with a late Easter and warm weather contributing to a strong second quarter.
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London Burgundy Week hosted by Cabotte restaurant
01 August 2017

Top winemakers and hundreds of wines have helped the UK capital to celebrate its first ‘London Burgundy Week’. This post has been created in partnership with the organisers of London Burgundy WeekGuests sharing Burgundy bottles and enjoying the Paulée. Credit: Ian Mill Picture Read about the action from the inaugural event...
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10 articles that caught your attention
01 August 2017

We round up the articles that caught our readers' attention this week including a comprehensive guide to the last 10 vintages in Bordeaux and a $1,000 gin "infused" with Harley Davidson engine parts.
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Focus more important than size in wine lists, says top somm
01 August 2017

“It’s more important to have a focused list than lots of wines," says Julia Oudill, a sommelier overseeing the drinks selections at outlets in London and Ibiza for The Experimental Group.
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Fraud scandal rocks France’s leading bulk bottler
01 August 2017

One of France's biggest bulk bottlers, Raphaël Michel, is at the centre of a serious wine scandal following the arrest of its chairman on fraud charges this June.
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Michel and Alain Roux to open Buckinghamshire restaurant
01 August 2017

Michel Roux Sr and his son Alain have announced plans to open a new UK restaurant within a residential development in Buckinghamshire, close to their three-Michelin-starred Waterside Inn restaurant in Berkshire.
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Alpataco in Argentina features over 20 DWWA 2017 winners
01 August 2017

Buy award-winning wines from Alpataco in Argentina this summer Visit Alpataco, in Cuidad Mendoza and Buenos Aires (Argentina), this summer and have the chance to buy over 20 award-winning wines from this year’s
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The world’s best-selling gin brands
01 August 2017

With the value of UK gin exports alone set to hit £500m this year – having increased 32% in the past five years – and the number of distilleries exploding we round up the world's best-selling gin brands.
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Key trade organisations refute Forbes article on Chinese fake wine epidemic
01 August 2017

A recent article published by Forbes alleging that China is facing an "epidemic" of fake wines is causing a stir, with key trade organisations refuting claims that 30,000 bottles of fake imported wines are sold per hour in China.
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Consumers Short-changed Again on Shipping
01 August 2017

The accessibility of wine is being reduced as delivery companies police the shipping law instead of state agencies.
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French Wine Executive Arrested for Allegedly Turning Cheap Wine Into Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône (Wine Spectator)
01 August 2017

Police claim that Guillaume Ryckwaert illegally labeled bulk wine with prestigious Rhône appellations for three years
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Dom Pérignon says it will deliver Champagne in one hour
01 August 2017

Dom Pérignon has launched a 'one-hour luxury delivery' service in the US, allowing those in immediate need of bubbly to click-and-buy on their mobiles for perfectly chilled Champagne delivered to their door...Chilled Dom Pérignon to your poolside in an hour... Credit: Thirstie Instagram @areyouthirstie For all your luxury Champagne emergencies…
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Stonewines showcase 19 DWWA winners this August
01 August 2017

Throughout August, London based, indie wine shop Stonewines will be featuring 19 Decanter World Wine Award winning wines on their new wines-by-the-glass service. Stonewines, a London based indie wine shop will be featuring 19 award winning wines from this year’s competition. As well
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Treasury Wine Estates rating cut as China market cools
01 August 2017

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has said Treasury Wine Estates is too optimistic about China, as new Chinese customs figures show that growth in wine imports to the country has slowed in 2017. China still in growth but import pace slows...
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Treasury Wine downgraded by bank due to China slow-down
01 August 2017

Treasury Wine Estates has been downgraded by Goldman Sachs because it says the Australian wine giant has "unrealistic" expectations in China.  
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Vintage conditions push Argentine wine producers to premiumise
31 July 2017

Smaller-than-average vintages are forcing Argentine wine producers to move into more premium price segments, according to Trapiche’s Duncan Keen.
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Diageo predicts bright future for premium tequila
31 July 2017

Following the purchase of George Clooney's Casamigos Tequila for up to £800m, Diageo's CEO believes the brand will follow in the footsteps of its Don Julio tequila, which has now topped the one million case mark.
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Total Wines wins legal case against state regulator
31 July 2017

US wine retailer Total Wines has won a legal case in Massachusetts against the state alcohol regulator that will allow it to offer its shopper deep discounting.
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Dirty Bones serves up new ‘summer sips’
31 July 2017

London restaurant and cocktail bar chain Dirty Bones is serving up a new 'summer sips' list, drawing inspiration from chilli salt and fizzy peach sweets.
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Beam Suntory confirms global launch of Japanese gin Roku
31 July 2017

Beam Suntory is to roll out its Japanese gin Roku to international markets from September, expanding the brand's reach outside of Japan for the first time.
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Michelin guide to launch street food festival in Macau
31 July 2017

The Michelin Guide plans to debut a Street Food Festival in Macau’s Studio City entertainment resort this October that will see chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, celebrated Bib Gourmand and Michelin-recommended eateries across Asia serving their street food creations and signature delicacies.
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‘Hipster’ bar gets own back on one star reviewer
31 July 2017

A UK restaurant has gotten its revenge on a guest who left a one-star review on TripAdvisor by introducing a cocktail named in his honour – The Ponce's Dungarees.
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Seña registers official Chinese name
31 July 2017

Chilean fine wine label Seña has officially announced its legally registered Chinese name: "赛妮娅", a move that aims to preempt possible trademark infringements as the brand’s popularity grows on the mainland.
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Jefford on Monday: Profiling prince charming
31 July 2017

Andrew Jefford sets off in search of Vacqueyras.Vineyards of Domaine de Montvac in Vacqueyras with the Dentelles de Montmirail in the distance. Andrew Jefford explores Vacqueyras...
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Piedmont Growers Go Nuts over Barbera
31 July 2017

Worldwide demand for hazelnut spread is luring growers into planting nuts instead of grapes, Tom Hyland reports.
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Wine Legend: Penfolds Bin 60A 1962
30 July 2017

Why is this in the Decanter hall of fame...? Why it makes Decanter's hall of fame...
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Weekend Wine – a Thorny Issue
30 July 2017

This week a Frenchman waxes lyrical about a classic Australian style.
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Montepulciano wine tour: Wineries and restaurants
29 July 2017

From a region about 45 minutes east of Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is Brunello’s younger sibling, softer, more playful, with a mischievous spring in its step.Palazzo Vecchio Montepulciano wine tour: Wineries and restaurants How to get there Fly into Florence or Pisa airport. Drive from Florence to
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California Flip Flops on Wine Delivery Law
29 July 2017

A new amendment keeps getting rewritten, as lawmakers struggle with new technology.
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Jackson Family’s Barbara Banke Earns Wine Spectator's 2017 Distinguished Service Award (Wine Spectator)
29 July 2017

As chairwoman of the board, Banke oversees Kendall-Jackson, La Crema, Siduri and other brands produced across four continents
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Expensive wine quiz – Test your knowledge
29 July 2017

Wine can cost a lot of money - but why? The more you know, generally the more you are happy to spend. Can you pick out the most expensive wines in this quiz and how much do you know about the cost of running a winery? Auction house Sotheby's sold more than $10 million of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines in 2015. Can you pick out the priciest bottles?...
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Restaurant Talk: Cruising for Wine (Wine Spectator)
29 July 2017

Cristian Pirvutoiu and Andrea Ziff welcome wine aboard at Celebrity Cruises
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Great value Nebbiolo wines from Piedmont – Under the radar
29 July 2017

Our panel tasting experts have picked their top wines from outside the vaunted vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco. Expect to see Langhe Nebbiolo and Nebbiolo d'Alba wines that are fruity, approachable and versatile when it comes to food matching. And many are under £25... Fruity, versatile and they won't break the bank...
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China’s top 10 wine importing countries
29 July 2017

With China's burgeoning middle class and rising demand for imported wines, the sector is set to see fast-track growth within the next few years. But which countries are responsible for China's main supplies of imported wines? Find out here.
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See inside The Grand Cork Experiment
28 July 2017

Take a look at what participants were subjected to in The Grand Cork Experiment, which launched in London last night.
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China’s bottled wine production drops by 10.4% in H1 2017
28 July 2017

China’s wine production in the first half of the year dipped by 10.4% year-on-year to 4.64 million hectolitres, despite the country’s fast increase of vineyard production area.
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Founder of London Fields Brewery cleared of tax evasion
28 July 2017

The founder of London Fields Brewery and a former drug dealer has been cleared of cheating the taxpayer out of more than £700,000 after a jury acquitted him of four charges of fraud brought against him by HMRC.
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400 rare Penfolds examined at re-corking clinic in HK
28 July 2017

For the first time since the inaugural event was hosted in 2011, Penfolds' chief winemaker Peter Gago brought the Penfolds re-corking clinic back to Hong Kong this week, assessing and re-corking more than 400 wines
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Bordeaux’s secondary market share dips further
28 July 2017

Bordeaux’s share of the secondary market has dipped again in 2016 say Liv-ex while Burgundy is making great gains.
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The week in pictures
28 July 2017

This week included a classical music concert at the Astoria wine estate in Italy, the annual Vineyards of Hampshire Festival hosted by Cottonworth Vineyards and the Bartender Boxing Finals in New Orleans.
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Diageo demands Mallya repay £28m payoff
28 July 2017

Diageo is pressing VJ Mallya to repay the first £28 million of a total £53m payoff agreed in February 2016 for him to sever all ties to United Spirits, and demanding compensation to recover losses from companies associated with Mallya.
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Burgundy in the balance
28 July 2017

Jason Haynes, co-founder of Flint Wines, reports from Burgundy on the need for a bountiful 2017 vintage in order to replenish near empty cellars in the region.
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Does the pop of a cork affect our perception of wine quality?
28 July 2017

‘The Grand Cork Experiment’ was launched last night in London to find out whether the pop of a cork really does affect our perception of wine quality.
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Simplifying Germany's Label Game
28 July 2017

Could we be saying auf wiedersehen to Germany's famously convoluted labeling conventions?
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Unfiltered: A Tempranillo Tango for the 'Bachelorette' in Rioja; Josh Groban Sings Pinot Praises (Wine Spectator)
28 July 2017

A singing winemaker, a winemaking singer, boxing bartenders, a swigging golfer and a jerk(-cooking) mayor, all in this week's Unfiltered
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Oregon Pinot Noir Star Adelsheim Vineyard Has New Owners (Wine Spectator)
28 July 2017

Founders David and Ginny Adelsheim sell their pioneering Willamette winery to Jack and Lynn Loacker
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Nightmare food and wine matches – From the sommeliers
28 July 2017

It's their profession, but even sommeliers struggle sometimes. We find out some of their toughest food and wine pairings...Even professionals struggle with some food and wine pairing. What were the hardest matches...?
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Bride Bar features three DWWA 2017 winners in November
28 July 2017

Bridge Bar, located in Sydney International Airport, will feature three award-winning wines this November Bridge Bar’s inviting lounge-like feel affords passengers a space to relax in style before boarding their next adventure. Working with
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Bordeaux: Troplong Mondot sold as Bélair-Monange buys two estates
28 July 2017

St-Emilion's highly rated Château Troplong Mondot has been sold to French insurance company Scor in a week of deals on Bordeaux's Right Bank, with Moueix family-owned Bélair-Monange also agreeing to buy two estates. Reporting by Chris Mercer in London and Yohan Castaing in Bordeaux.Troplong Mondot's Les Belles Perdrix restaurant, opened in 2013 and gaining a Michelin star in 2016. A r...
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Everything to know about Lake Geneva wine
28 July 2017

Why you should try the wines from Vaud...In partnership with Lake Geneva Region Tourist OfficeTime to try the wines of Lake Geneva. Try these exciting wines....
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German spirits business Borco continues expansion with new brands
28 July 2017

German-based drinks business Borco is continuing its expansion with the addition of new brands to its portfolio and novel product innovations.
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Beer spa opens in Iceland
27 July 2017

A new spa in Iceland is offering the health conscious and beer obsessed the chance to take relaxing baths in warm suds.
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Man files $20m lawsuit against Casamigos Tequila
27 July 2017

A financial analyst is reported to be suing George Clooney and Rande Gerber after claiming that an ambassador for their Casamigos Tequila served him a nitrogen-laced cocktail at the Beverley Hilton that caused him to collapse.
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New Zealand’s key regions apply for GI status
27 July 2017

New Zealand’s 18 key wine regions have applied for GI status following the launch of the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act.
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‘Good start to the year’ for LVMH drinks
27 July 2017

The wines and spirits division of French luxury group Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has got off to a good start to the year with revenue rising to over €2 billion.
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Dogs boost business at pubs
27 July 2017

In a recent survey of the UK hospitality industry conducted by the Kennel Club, 98% of dog friendly pubs believe that business has improved due to canines being allowed on the premises. 
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Harley Davidson engine parts used to make €1,000 gin
27 July 2017

A motorcycle enthusiast has created what he believes to be, and probably is, the world's first gin to be "infused" with the engine parts of a Harley Davidson.
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Coppola launches Diamond Collection in cans
27 July 2017

Coppola is continuing to ride the canned-wine wave in the US with the release of its Diamond Collection whites in the convenient single-serve format.
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Silverback gorilla turns brewer
27 July 2017

Patrick, a 394-pound silverback gorilla, has helped with the making of a limited edition beer at Riverbanks zoo in South Carolina.
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Breaking: Troplong Mondot sold
27 July 2017

Saint Emilion estate Troplong Mondot has been sold to a French insurance firm it has been announced.
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Anson: Wines that billionaire superyacht owners are drinking
27 July 2017

Imagine you've got 12 hours to get a Burgundy grand cru wine that is only listed as available in Austria... Jane Anson is fresh off the superyachts of France's Côte d'Azur with tales of the tastes of today's luxury boat owners and how staff scour Europe for rare bottles. Pay and display: Yachts moored at 'billionaires'quay' in Port Vauban, Antibes. Inside a billionaires' playground... The...
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All Britons want for summer is a box of wine, says Amazon
27 July 2017

UK wine lovers are returning in their droves to bag-in-box wines, according to Amazon sales data covering summer so far. Empty bags waiting to be filled at Cellier des Chartreux in the Rhône. Bag-in-box is back in a big way, says Amazon...
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Best Lidl wines: New Hungarian Collection launches for summer
27 July 2017

Lidl's newest Wine Cellar range places the spotlight on Hungary, accompanied by wines from regions such as Bordeaux, Alsace and the Rhône. Here are our top picks from the range... These are our favourite Lidl wines to try...
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French Wine Exports on the Up
27 July 2017

France continues to dominate the world wine market, but US exports are declining.
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California: How Central Coast Alamo fire scorched vineyard
27 July 2017

One of the largest California Central Coast wildfires for 50 years damaged a vineyard owned by Treasury Wine Estates, with nearby Bien Nacido Vineyards telling this week of how it ‘dodged a bullet’.Volunteers fought the fire for two days, with Bien Nacido Vineyard 'dodging a bullet'. Photo Credit: Trey Fletcher Tenth of Treasury Wine Estates vineyard was damaged...
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BAR NSW in Australia promotes DWWA 2017 winners
27 July 2017

Try award-winning wines at Bar NSW in Australia this November 2017 BAR NSW, a unique destination located in Echo Point, Sydney (Australia), will feature three DWWA 2017 winners from the 7th
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SND: As Millennial Tastes Shift, Wine and Spirits Are Edging Out Beer (Wine Spectator)
27 July 2017

A Goldman Sachs report sent brewer stock prices plummeting by forecasting brighter times for wine and whisky
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Hot new London bar openings
26 July 2017

Our latest round up of new drinking dens in the capital includes a French fancy in Bethnal Green, a boozy teahouse in Stoke Newington, and a closed-loop cocktail bar in London Bridge.
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Krug Clos du Mesnil Champagne tasted: 1979 to 2003
26 July 2017

Champagne expert and Decanter World Wine Awards Regional Chair, Richard Juhlin, has been fortunate enough to have sampled the vintage collection of Krug’s famous blanc de blancs, Clos du Mesnil, on two recent occasions. Here's what he thought of the wines... Our expert rates Krug Clos du Mesnil Champagnes...
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Bombay Sapphire champions the ‘gin experience’
26 July 2017

Gin brand Bombay Sapphire brought its gin train, the Laverstoke Express, back to London last week as it continues its focus on events and experiences.
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Scotch enjoys record UK auction run
26 July 2017

Rare bottles of Scotch malt whisky have enjoyed a record three month run at UK auctions according to research by analysts Rare Whisky 101, with sales surpassing £6 million overall.
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Rabobank: US wine exports to EU fall
26 July 2017

US wine exports saw a double digit decline on the back of falling sales to the EU, according to the latest Rabobank report, but France saw “remarkable” increases in exports to the UK, despite an average price rise of 10.6%.
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A look inside Cockburn’s renovated Port cellars
26 July 2017

The rebirth of Cockburn’s Port under Symington Family ownership continues as the brand’s newly-refurbished nineteenth century lodge opens to visitors.
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Byzantine wine press discovered ‘by accident’
26 July 2017

Israeli archaeologists near the southern city of Beersheba have uncovered a rare early Byzantine wine press capable of producing over 8,000 bottles of wine.
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360 Bar and Dining: DWWA 2017 promotion in November
26 July 2017

Sydney-based restaurant, 360 Bar and Dining, will be promoting six DWWA 2017 winners360 Bar and Dining, a stylish and intimate restaurant in Sydney, Australia, will be showcasing six DWWA 2017 wining wines
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London’s Dandelyan named world’s best cocktail bar
26 July 2017

Dandelyan, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s ground-breaking, botany-inspired bar on London’s Southbank, has been named the world’s best cocktail bar.
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US beer stocks slide as millennials turn to wine
26 July 2017

Goldman Sachs has downgraded the stocks of two of the biggest US brewing companies due to a continued drop in beer consumption and a shift towards wine by millennials.
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Dom Pérignon to offer chilled Champagne in an hour
26 July 2017

In need of chilled Dom Pérignon right away? Well now you can get it, with the famous Champagne brand offering to deliver Dom Pérignon ready-to-drink in an hour to consumers in the US.
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BrewDog heads Down Under
26 July 2017

BrewDog is stepping up its global ambitions as it reveals plans to establish an Australian brewery hub in the Spring.
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UK police raid uncovers thousands of suspected stolen wines
26 July 2017

Raids by UK police have uncovered thousands of bottles of suspected stolen wine and raised questions about a possible organised crime ring. UK police raid uncovers possible wine crime ring...
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Asia fine wine demand sends BI sales soaring
26 July 2017

Asian fine wine buyers and the ‘most successful Bordeaux en primeur campaign in seven years’ have helped UK-based wine merchant BI to a 43% rise in sales in the first half of 2017. Hong Kong, one of the Asian markets behind BI's cash injection... Credit: Keng Po Leung / Alamy Stock Photo BI reports 43% sales rise due to Asian demand...
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Burgundy's Most Expensive White Wines
26 July 2017

After checking out Burgundy's most-expensive reds, we turn our attention to Chardonnay.
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Moderate Drinking May Help You Live Longer (Wine Spectator)
26 July 2017

A new study shows that healthy habits, including moderate alcohol consumption, could increase life expectancy by up to seven years
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Barolo's Poderi Gianni Gagliardo Buys Nizza Estate in Monferrato (Wine Spectator)
26 July 2017

The winery acquires Tenuta Garetto and its 37 acres in a prime spot for Barbera
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8 & $20 Recipe: Miso-Sesame Salmon with Cucumber Salad (Wine Spectator)
26 July 2017

This no-sweat summer fish dish suits white or red wines
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Five great value Albariño wines under £20
26 July 2017

The Albariño variety produces refreshing, dry whites which are ideal for drinking during the summer and can provide a great alternative for any Pinot Grigio lovers at your party. Here are five great value recommendations you can pick up for under £20...Albariño wine grapes in Galicia. Dry whites that won't break the bank this summer...
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WSTA names speakers ahead of ‘Brexit’ conference
25 July 2017

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has named two of its keynote speakers for this year's WSTA Annual Conference – the Minister of State for International Trade, Lord Price, and Wetherspoon boss, Tim Martin.
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Updated: Tasting notes decoded
25 July 2017

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from the Decanter design team. This week we decode 'elderflower' and 'melon'... Don't get caught out at tastings...
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Araex launches global organic wine brand with Michel Rolland
25 July 2017

Spanish wine group Araex plans to create the benchmark organic wine brand from Spain with French consultant Michel Rolland as it forecasts a huge increase in demand for organic products.
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10 of the best Twitter wine feeds to follow
25 July 2017

While Twitter can at times feel like a gaping chasm of mindless chatter, it can also offer a powerful insight into the world of wine, as seen through the eyes of some of the industry's most prolific commentators.
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‘Mafia’s banker’ to open second Notting Hill restaurant
25 July 2017

Luca Longobardi, who was once described as “The Mafia’s Banker”, is to open a second restaurant in Notting Hill this autumn after the success of 108 Garage.
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Diageo: Non-alcoholic ‘most exciting’ drinks category
25 July 2017

Innovation in ‘non-alcoholic' drinks is the most exciting drinks trend, Diageo’s spirits innovation company Distill Ventures has claimed.
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Gin: Too big to fail?
25 July 2017

The gin category has enjoyed explosive growth in recent years, with hundreds of new brands being founded. Phoebe French examines the popularity of the sector, but asks whether this amazing growth is sustainable in the long run.
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Balearics ban booze at the bullfight
25 July 2017

Bullfighting in the Balearic Islands is to become bloodless and booze-less after new regulations were voted in this week.
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Ellis Wines launches ‘more user friendly’ website
25 July 2017

Ellis Wines, a family-owned on-trade wine supplier, formerly known as Ellis of Richmond, has launched a new, “more user friendly” website complete with a training and information hub.
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Rosé revolution gains momentum
25 July 2017

The global thirst for drinking pink is showing no sign of slowing, with exports of Provence rosé to the US nearly doubling last year to 11.4 million litres.
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Alcohol can improve memory claims study
25 July 2017

Drinking alcohol could help boost memory recall of events and information learned before a period of drinking, researchers at the University of Exeter have claimed.
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Bordeaux’s Château Fauchey sold to Hong Kong investor
25 July 2017

A Hong Kong-based tourism company and owner of members-only clubs in China has bought Château Fauchey in Bordeaux's Cadillac region. Château Fauchey in Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux. HK-based private club owner buys Bordeaux winery...
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Rolando Herrera Living the Dream
25 July 2017

From lowly beginnings as a child migrant, the Mi Sueño owner is the embodiment of the American Dream.
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California Winemakers No Longer Fight Drought—Now It's Mildew (Wine Spectator)
25 July 2017

A wet winter and spring brought welcome relief, but has also raised the threat of fungus
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Have you tried Txakoli wines?
25 July 2017

Pronounced cha-ko-lee, this Spanish region may not be the first name to roll off your tongue, but its light, dry wines with a barely-there sparkle can be a brilliant tonic at parties and gatherings, or as a gentle aperitif. Looking for an alternative to Vinho Verde or Picpoul de Pinet?
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Biggest urban project in Portugal ‘officially launched’
25 July 2017

Adrian Bridge of Taylor’s Port has officially launched the biggest urban regeneration project in Portugal with ‘The World of Wine’. more...
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French wine harvest 2017 set for ‘historic low’ after frost
24 July 2017

French wine production from the 2017 harvest will fall to historic lows due to damage from spring frosts, officials have estimated. The aftermath of deadly frost in Ladaux, Bordeaux. Vines in many regions across Europe have also suffered similar fates. Buy your favourite French wine while you can...
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Virgin rolls out new website
24 July 2017

Virgin Wines has rolled out is new website, which has taken two years to develop and was originally set to launch last summer.
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db drinks: Untitled
24 July 2017

db's Lucy Shaw heads to Tony Conigliaro's daring new bar in Dalston inspired by Andy Warhol's factory for a cocktail that tastes like how a violin sounds.
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Amstel to open ‘ice bath’ pub
24 July 2017

Amstel is opening a 'pub' to coincide with Prudential RideLondon this weekend, offering customers the chance to sip beer while submerged from the waist down in icy water. 
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Campari sells off Irish liqueur brands
24 July 2017

Gruppo Campari has announced it has sold two of its Irish whiskey liqueurs, Carolans Irish Cream and Irish Mist, to Bourbon maker Heaven Hill Brands.
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Crystal Head threatens UK hot sauce makers
24 July 2017

A British couple who make a hot sauce packaged in a skull bottle have found themselves in legal trouble with Crystal Head vodka, which is owned by the actor Dan Akroyd.
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Woman finds dead lizard in her beer
24 July 2017

A woman from Christchurch in New Zealand was horrified to discover a decomposing lizard languishing in her beer after she had almost finished the bottle.
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SWA appeal against minimum unit pricing underway
24 July 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association's (SWA) appeal against minimum unit pricing in Scotland has begun at London's Supreme Court, with the decision likely to  set a precedent on the future of alcohol pricing in the UK.
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Online wine retailer appoints new CEO after on-trade acquisition
24 July 2017

London-based online wine retailer, 31Dover.com has appointed former Naked Wines marketing director James Bagley as its new CEO, after acquiring on-trade supplier Vanquish Wines.
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Archaeologist finds proof of biblical vineyard
24 July 2017

An archaeologist believes she may have found proof of Naboth's biblical vineyard at an excavation site in Jezreel Valley, Israel.
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Jefford on Monday: Europe’s screwcap kings
24 July 2017

Andrew Jefford finds out why cork looks finished in Franconia – and much more...Vineyards at Castell, in Franconia. Andrew Jefford visits Franconia...
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Frost Costs French Winemakers Dear
24 July 2017

April's cold snap in Europe has brought more woes for France's prestigious wine industry.
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Wine Legend: Château Margaux 1983
23 July 2017

What makes it a wine legend? What makes it a wine legend?
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The secret life of airline wines
23 July 2017

We take a look behind the scenes at the airline wine world, to find out how they satisfy the thirst of millions of passengers, and what their mammoth wine purchases mean for the market. Plus, what’s best to drink in the air?Credit: David Wingate / Alamy How that glass of wine got to your fold-away table...
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Burgundy's Most Expensive Red Wines
22 July 2017

Surprisingly, a list of Burgundy's priciest Pinots is not actually a list of the world's most expensive wines.
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Toronto wine bars and restaurants
22 July 2017

Toronto resident Tony Aspler picks his favourite spots...Grey Gardens Our city guide....
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South Africa wine quiz – Test your knowledge
22 July 2017

South Africa straddles the old and new world when it comes to wine. It has a long history, being home to one of Napoleon's favourite tipples. In the post-apartheid era, South African wine has again begun hitting its stride, from Chenin to fine red wines, and picking up regular accolades at the Decanter World Wine Awards. How much do you know about this complex wine country? Oldenburg Vineyards, So...
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The week in pictures
22 July 2017

In the aftermath of a Lanson-soaked Wimbledon, this week included a trip on Bombay Sapphire's gin train, the opening of the first magnum of Digby's vintage rosé 2009 and culminated in cocktails at Dirty Bones' new site in Soho.
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Marchese Frescobaldi: ‘Great wines have no competitors’
21 July 2017

“There is never competition between great wines,” stated Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi at an event he co-hosted in London at the end of June.
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Hot London restaurant openings: July
21 July 2017

Our latest round-up of newcomers to the capital includes the Nobu hotel, a Harlem fried chicken shack, Hong Kong dumpling specialist and Neil Rankin's curry house.
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Louis Jadot buys famous Santenay estate
21 July 2017

Maison Louis Jadot has announced its acquisition of one of Santenay’s leading estates, Domaine Prieur-Brunet.
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Bottle of first Grange breaks record in Australia
21 July 2017

A bottle of 1951 Penfolds Grange, the first vintage of the famous label, has been sold at auction for over AU$51,000 – making it one of the most expensive bottles ever sold in Australia.
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Illegal vodka factory busted near Liverpool
21 July 2017

An illegal spirits factory in an industrial unit in Aintree, producing what has been described as 'potentially toxic vodka,' has been shut down by HMRC officers.
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Fake fine wine trader jailed after £100k scam
21 July 2017

Lasse Hartmann has been sentenced to four years in prison for masterminding a £100,000 scam in which he pretended to be a multi-millionaire businessman trading in fine wine and Champagne. 
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Queen Vic the ‘most dangerous pub’ in Soapland
21 July 2017

The Queen Vic, the local pub in UK soap opera EastEnders, has been named the most dangerous and oddly indestructible business in all of Britain’s ‘Soapland’.
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McGuigan invests six-figure sum in London Underground ads
21 July 2017

Australian wine brand McGuigan is investing a ‘six-figure sum’ in advertising on the London Underground from September to October this year.
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Is VJ Mallya buying Swansea City FC?
21 July 2017

India media are running a rumour that VJ Mallya, the disgraced former chairman of United Spirits, wants to buy a Premier League football team, specifically Swansea City, for about £110m.
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White Southern Rhône – panel tasting results
21 July 2017

These weighty but food-friendly whites are inexpensive and offer an exciting mix of Rhône varieties – what’s not to love, asked our panel... Decanter's experts rate the white wines of the southern Rhône...
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Penfolds Grange 1951 sold for over $50,000
21 July 2017

The first ever vintage of Penfolds Grange Hermitage has been sold at an auction in Melbourne, for AU$51,750. The first vintage of Penfolds Grange has sold for over AU $50,000 The first vintage of Penfolds Grange...
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The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Masi
21 July 2017

Masi is the biggest name in Amarone but Tom Hyland discovers it's not all about big, bruising reds.
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Unfiltered: Blaze-y Days of Summer Return with Fires Threatening Mount Eden, Bien Nacido (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Also in Unfiltered, Big Cork winemaker gets big, cork portrait, tequila's a Patrón of Guillermo del Toro's art and cheddarcrime slices English village
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Burgundy's Louis Jadot Buys Domaine Prieur-Brunet in Santenay (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

The Beaune-based négociant winery adds to its Côte de Beaune holdings
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Louis Jadot buys historic Burgundy estate Prieur-Brunet
21 July 2017

Maison Louis Jadot has announced the acquisition of Santenay’s Domaine Prieur-Brunet. Domaine Prieur-Brunet is one of Santenay's best-known producers. Jadot adds more prime Burgundy vines to its collection...
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Guigal buys Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery Nalys
21 July 2017

Maison E. Guigal has purchased its first wine estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.Domaine de Nalys is in new hands. Famous Rhône producer breaks new ground in Châteauneuf-du-Pape...
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Restaurant Week Trend Booms as New York's Marks 25 Years (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

As programs lure in new diners, wine plays a key role in turning them into repeat customers
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Turning Tables: Dovetail Chef John Fraser Opens Bar in New York City's Downtown Manhattan (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Narcbar is ready for summer in the East Village. Plus, Nobu follows the techies to Silicon Valley, and Boka Restaurant Group opens in Chicago's Hotel Lincoln
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10 Top-Notch Restaurants Celebrating Local Wine (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Get a taste of first-rate regional wines from these lists devoted to their neighbors
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Restaurant Spotlight: Casa Luca (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Share family-style meals and exciting Italian wines at Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's traditional trattoria
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Northern Rhône's E. Guigal Buys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Estate (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Domaine de Nalys gives Guigal 124 acres of prime vineyards in the Southern Rhône
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Pape Clément hails success of its EP strategy
20 July 2017

Château Pape Clément, the historic Bordeaux estate in Graves, has declared its 2016 en primeur campaign a success with its wines selling out within half a day, an achievement it puts down to its consistent pricing.
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Ste. Michelle looks back on 50 years
20 July 2017

One of Washington’s foremost estates, Chateau Ste. Michelle, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, a landmark that speaks volumes about the on-going success of winemaking in the state believes its CEO.
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White gold: Chardonnay in Champagne
20 July 2017

While the grape is a relative latecomer to the area, Champagnes made entirely from Chardonnay are becoming increasingly popular. Lucy Shaw discovers why.
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Top new products: July
20 July 2017

This month saw the release of a vodka in support of the LGBTQ community, Quinta do Noval's 2015 vintage Port, and a pre-mixed Sherry-based sparkler based on the Andalusian rebujito cocktail.
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db’s second pressings
20 July 2017

the drinks business presents this week’s round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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Marlborough Sauvignon moving past ‘one dimensional’ style
20 July 2017

The perception that Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is "one dimensional" is rapidly diminishing, says the chief winemaker of Brancott Estate, as winemakers up their efforts to highlight sub regional difference.
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Anson: Bordeaux 2016 en primeur review – The inside story
20 July 2017

Jane Anson gets trade opinions on the campaign, examines why a significant amount of wine failed to sell in a highly rated vintage, and considers a new twist on the en primeur model. En primeur samples from northern Médoc at the main UGC tasting for Bordeaux 2016. Some brokers say a third of wines didn't sell through...
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Call to enter The Drinks Business Asian Awards 2017
20 July 2017

The inaugural Drinks Business Asian Awards, the only business and trade orientated awards in Asia, is set to recognise leaders in every aspect of the trade from retailers and importers to design, social media marketing campaigns and launches in the region this November. 
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Corney & Barrow发布婚庆用酒网站
20 July 2017

著名英国酒商Corney & Barrow近日发布全新的婚庆用酒网站,以求为新人提供“顺畅无忧的用酒体验”。网站上的酒款均为由酒商团队精心挑选出的最适合婚庆场合的酒款,价格在每瓶£8-80英镑(约合人民币70-700元)之间。
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西班牙卡瓦产区首批12个“单一园”出炉
20 July 2017

近日,西班牙著名的起泡酒产区卡瓦正式发布首批12个单一园分级‘Cava de Paraje’葡萄田,这一提议最早由卡瓦管理委员会(Cava Regulatory Board)于2015年5月提出。
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Hong Kong’s Belon unveils ‘Rare Wine Nights’ programme
20 July 2017

Hong Kong's wine crowd will now get a chance to sip on some rare wines without breaking the bank as Belon, a neo-Parisian bistro in Central, rolls out a Rare Wine Nights programme.
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The World's Most Expensive Nebbiolos
20 July 2017

It's time to run the rule over the most expensive expressions of one of Italy's great grapes.
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Winemaking Partners Purchase Côte-Rôtie's Domaine de Boisseyt-Chol and Its Côte Blonde Vines (Wine Spectator)
20 July 2017

Olivier Decelle and Pierre-Jean Villa have acquired the historic Rhône estate and its 24 acres
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Portuguese cork chief Americo Amorim dies
20 July 2017

Americo Amorim, head of the Amorim cork group, has died at the age of 82. Americo Amorim has died at the age of 82. Has passed away at the age of 82.
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The only way is Ethics
20 July 2017

With ethics in winemaking becoming increasingly important, producers are faced with deciding whether to become Fairtrade certified, or to tell their consumers about their ethical practices via another method. Arabella Mileham reports
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Montalcino wine tour: Wineries, restaurants and hotels
20 July 2017

Plan a wine tour around the hill-top town that has given its name to one of Italy's best known wines. Here's our guide on where to visit, eat and stay...Castello Banfi in Autumn. Visit the home of Brunello di Montalcino...
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Final entries for The City Wine Show
20 July 2017

We are now accepting wines to be showcased at The City Wine Show, a new wine fair designed to encourage consumers to explore the world of wine in a relaxed environment.
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Best wedding wines: Top picks and buying guide
19 July 2017

So you need to find enough wine to satisfy guests ranging from troublesome Aunt Lynne, who only drinks rosé, to your university and college friends, plus that distant uncle who knows his Beaujolais from his claret. And you also need to save money for a honeymoon, ideally in a beautiful wine region. Buying wedding wine is certainly a challenge. Here's 10 wines that we recommend looking at,...
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The Co-op rolls out wine pouches and smaller formats
19 July 2017

UK convenience retailer The Co-op is set to expand its range of smaller formats and embrace new formats in order to boost the options for convenience shoppers, it has revealed.
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Miller Lite partners with Detroit Lions
19 July 2017

Beer brand Miller Lite has signed a sponsorship deal with NFL franchise the Detroit Lions, including a taproom at the team’s new stadium.
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Plans made for €138m independent whisky warehouse
19 July 2017

A private consortium of investors have put forward ambitious plans to build a €138 million whisky storage and filling facility, which it says will be the largest independent facility of its kind in Ireland.
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Does drinking wine cause snoring? – ask Decanter
19 July 2017

Does snoring get worse after drinking wine...?Does drinking wine make snoring worse? Does it make it worse...?
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Tipsy the cat saved by vodka
19 July 2017

A cat that was poisoned by antifreeze, later renamed 'Tipsy' after its ordeal, was saved by Australian vets who just so happened to have a bottle of vodka lying around. 
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Slovenia takes EU to court in grape dispute
19 July 2017

Slovenia’s minister of Agriculture has said that the country is to file a lawsuit against the European Commission in a dispute over the grape variety Teran.
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TFWA to focus on new technology
19 July 2017

The workshop programme for this year's TFWA World Exhibition and Conference will have a particular focus on the impact and potential of new technology. 
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Stoli appoints managing director for Europe and Africa
19 July 2017

Stoli Group has announced the  appointment of Pierpaolo Indelicato as regional managing director for Western Europe and Western Africa.
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Auction Report: Burgeoning Wine Auction Market Sets Rapid Pace for 2017 (Wine Spectator)
19 July 2017

Healthy stock-market conditions and a throng of private collections encouraged lavish spending in the first half of 2017
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China and the US lead Australian wine export growth
19 July 2017

Australian wine export value increased by 10%, the equivalent of AU$201 million, to AU$2.31 billion in the financial year 2016-2017, underpinned by strong export growth to China and the US.
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Domaine Tariquet's Ripping Yarn
19 July 2017

The wine and Armagnac producer's story reads like the plot of an Indiana Jones movie.
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The Case of the Counterfeit Krug Champagne (Wine Spectator)
19 July 2017

LVMH has settled a legal fight with auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit over a bottle of 1947 Krug. What does it mean for wine collectors?
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Hail and High Winds Devastate Parts of Beaujolais' Best Vineyards (Wine Spectator)
19 July 2017

Savage storm stripped leaves and pelted grapes in Beaujolais and Burgundy
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Salon 2006 marks the Champagne house’s 40th vintage
19 July 2017

Michael Edwards tasted Salon's latest release in London recently, praising it for its early charm...Salon Champagne See what Michael Edwards thinks of Salon's latest release...
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UK ambassadors should ‘serve British’, says Foreign Office chief
19 July 2017

UK embassies around the world should be serving English and Welsh wines, as well as other British food and drink, a senior Foreign Official has said at the annual gathering of the ambassadors and senior diplomats. UK Ambassadors are encouraged to serve English wine Both at home and abroad...
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Is Sauvignon Blanc the World’s Most Reliably Good White Wine? (Wine Spectator)
19 July 2017

It sure is. Here’s why
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Majestic to boost own label wine range by 15%
18 July 2017

Majestic is looking to boost its range of own label wines to around 20% of its portfolio as it puts a greater emphasis on its Definition and Majestic Loves ranges. 
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Corney & Barrow launches wedding wine hub
18 July 2017

Fine wine merchant Corney & Barrow has launched an online wedding wine hub aimed at couples looking to tie the knot.
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Barolo moderniser Domenico Clerico dies
18 July 2017

One of Barolo’s leading winemakers who shook up viticulture in the famous Italian region, Domenico Clerico, has died aged 67.
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Regular Champagne releases could lead to Bordeaux pricing
18 July 2017

The growing number of Champagne houses releasing vintages almost every year could lead to fluctuating prices depending on the quality of the vintage according to Hubert de Billy of Pol Roger.
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Ten grape myths and legends
18 July 2017

There are many myths and legends attached to famous grape varieties involving Roman emperors, Italian counts, Burgundian dukes and blackbirds – but not all of them, in fact most of them, are entirely true.
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Cava’s 12 ‘grand crus’ revealed
18 July 2017

Cava has added the first twelve sites to its new single classification ‘Cava de Paraje’, which was first proposed by the Cava Regulatory Board in May 2015 .
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The week’s top 10 most read
18 July 2017

We round up the week’s most read articles on the drinks business including the discovery of a stash of rare 18th century Madeira and a man checking in a single can of beer on a Perth-bound flight. 
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db Eats: 108 Garage
18 July 2017

db's Lucy Shaw heads to exciting newcomer 108 Garage in Notting Hill for pig's head croquettes, duck with salted miso fudge and a vibrant Valpolicella. 
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Beer can collector to sell 9,000-strong collection
18 July 2017

A beer can enthusiast who has amassed a collection of 9,000 receptacles over the past four decades is selling his haul, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife.
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Diageo tight-lipped on Mallya lawsuit
18 July 2017

Diageo has declined to comment on reports from India that it will sue VJ Mallya, the former head of United Spirits which is now controlled by the UK group.
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Brunello di Montalcino estate Poggio Antico sold to Belgian investors
18 July 2017

Belgian energy investment company Atlas Invest has made its first strides into the wine sector with the purchase of Brunello di Montalcino producer Poggio Antico.Typically Tuscan view from Poggio Antico, the hilltop town of Montalcino in the distance. Belgian energy investment company buys top Tuscan wine...
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Burgundy Joins First Growth List
18 July 2017

Liv-ex reveals its list of the non-Bordeaux wines that it classifies alongside Mouton and Lafite.
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Domenico Clerico, Renowned Barolo Winemaker, Dies at 67 (Wine Spectator)
18 July 2017

One of the Italian region's so-called "modernists," Clerico helped reshape expectations with his vineyard-designated wines
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First Cava ‘grand cru’ sites are chosen
18 July 2017

Spain's government has approved 12 Cava grape growing sites to sit above all others in a new top-level classification designed to promote single-vineyard wines. Limestone pebbles typical of the Cava region. Vineyard sites for top Cava wines are approved...
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Barolo giant Domenico Clerico dies
18 July 2017

Respected winemaker Domenico Clerico, one of the 'elder statesmen' of Barolo, has died.Domenico Clerico at a Barbaresco tasting in Neive, Piedmont, in 2005. Piedmont has lost one of its 'elder statesmen'...
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Worst customer habits in restaurants – from the sommeliers
18 July 2017

Which diner habits get under a sommelier's skin in the restaurant? Habits that get under a sommelier's skin...
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Conviviality’s profits rise by more than £13m
17 July 2017

Conviviality has seen it profits before tax soar by more than £13.4m, an increase of 147% on the same period last year, to around £22.5 million.
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Pol Roger in Pictures
17 July 2017

db was treated to a grand tour of maison Pol Roger last week as was among the first in the world to taste the 2006 vintage of Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill.
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Buckfast sales reach £26.9m
17 July 2017

Sales of the controversial tonic wine Buckfast grew by £2 million last year to reach £26.9m – a rise prompted by increased demand in England.
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How beer prices define ‘real’ cost of living
17 July 2017

A new report has looked at the cost of living in the world’s major cities and re-examined which are the most expensive to live in (and buy a beer) when tax is taken into account.
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2008 ‘the most investible Churchill we’ve ever made’
17 July 2017

The 2008 vintage of Champagne house Pol Roger’s prestige cuvée, Sir Winston Churchill, is “the most investible Churchill we’ve ever made”, according to the house.
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Aldi hops onto saké trend
17 July 2017

Aldi has hopped onto the Saké trend with the introduction of its first premium Saké, which is retailing for under £4.
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de Billy: NV Champagne should be aged for longer
17 July 2017

Non-vintage Champagne should be aged for longer before it reaches the market in order to ensure quality, according to Hubert de Billy of Pol Roger.
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Final call for Riesling Masters 2017 entries
17 July 2017

Final entries for The Drinks Business Riesling Masters are now being accepted ahead of the upcoming deadline of 10 August.
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Wine fraudster sentenced in absentia
17 July 2017

An Italian wine fraudster who smuggled millions of pounds worth of wine into the UK has been sentenced to 14 years in jail – even though he has fled the country.
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Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion
17 July 2017

Dublin's panoramic Gravity Bar on the roof of the Guinness Storehouse in St. James's Gate is set to double in size following a €16 million investment.
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Jefford on Monday: Desperately seeking Silvaner
17 July 2017

Andrew Jefford hunts down Silvaner in its Franconian stronghold – and is lost for words. Silvaner vines in the Schlossberg vineyard at Castell. Andrew Jefford hunts down wines to try...
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Unravelling the Tangle of Terroir Champagne
17 July 2017

A new book aims to help guide readers and consumers through the labyrinthine world of terroir Champagne.
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Wine Legend: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1978
16 July 2017

What makes this a wine legend...? What makes this a wine legend?
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Greek Assyrtiko – Expert’s choice
15 July 2017

Some Greek Assyrtiko from the mainland is very good, says Joanna Simon, although there really isn’t anything quite like that from Santorini... Joanna Simon picks out some beautiful examples of Assyrtiko from the Greek islands and mainland...
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California's Most Expensive Wines
15 July 2017

It's California's turn to go under the microscope as we look for the world's most expensive wines.
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Ultra rare 1869 Yquem sold in London
15 July 2017

Four bottles of extremely rare 19th century Yquem have been sold in London for a combined £35,838.
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Wine myths quiz – Test your knowledge
15 July 2017

There are many myths and common misconceptions that come with wine, whether it be the reason for 'legs' on the side of the glass or how to perceive quality from labels. How good is your myth busting wine knowledge? Find out below.A clue...From the cellars at Marquis de Terme. Can you avoid being caught out?...
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New wine bar openings – London
15 July 2017

New! Each month, Decanter.com and Michael Sager bring you news of the latest wine bar openings in London, helping you to find the perfect spot to discover the next big thing in our vinous world. Decanter.com and Michael Sager bring you the latest...
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King of Spain introduced to English fizz
15 July 2017

English sparkling wine from Cornish estate Camel Valley was on the menu at the state banquet held in honour of the king and queen of Spain this week.
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DRC leads global classification of fine wine
14 July 2017

The famous Burgundian estate Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is top of the charts in Liv-ex’s new classification of non-Bordeaux fine wines.
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Is gin and soda the new G&T?
14 July 2017

James Chase, head ambassador of Chase Distillery, believes drinking gin with soda water and bitters will be the next big trend, as health conscious millennials search for sugar-free tonic water alternatives.
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Balearic islands urge EU to ban alcohol on flights
14 July 2017

The head of tourism for the Balearic Islands has made an official request to the EU to ban alcohol on flights into its airports in an effort to crackdown on what it calls "anti-social tourism".
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The week in pictures
14 July 2017

This week's highlights included a trip to the opera courtesy of Champagne Deutz, a Martini vermouth fuelled premiere of the Williams documentary and Spanish and British royals sampling Sherry chosen by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
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Belgian investor buys Poggio Antico in Brunello
14 July 2017

Marcel van Poecke, owner of Belgian investment company AtlasInvest, has snapped up Poggio Antico in Brunello di Montalcino, for an undisclosed sum.
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Ontario overturns Israeli wine ban
14 July 2017

Wines from two Israeli estates have gone back on sale in the Canadian province of Ontario after a ruling earlier this week calling for their removal from shelves was overturned.
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Beer ‘for her’ slammed on social media as ‘patronising’
14 July 2017

A Czech beer made "by women for women" that seeks to represent "a woman's strength and a girl’s tenderness" has attracted a furious backlash online with commentators venting their rage over its overt sexism.
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饮品设计二三谈
14 July 2017

一个形单影只的身影挥汗如雨地在自家车库酿造区区百来箱啤酒或葡萄酒的形象向来是促使青睐“手工精酿”的新千禧一代消费者为产品买单的有力宣传法宝,不论这种形象究竟是否真实。
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酩悦轩尼诗购入售价美国威士忌品牌
14 July 2017

据悉,酩悦轩尼诗集团近日首次踏足美国威士忌饮品领域,购入位于美国华盛顿州的Woodinville Whiskey Company威士忌酒厂(以下简称WWC)。
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For the weekend: Great value wines
14 July 2017

Decanter's expert tasting team bring you a weekly selection of exciting, great value wines. See our selection of wines for the weekend with great price tags... Celebrate the weekend with a sparkling wine...
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Sommelier Talk: The Reign of Spain at Barcelona Wine Bar (Wine Spectator)
14 July 2017

For the rapidly growing restaurant group, wine and spirits director Gretchen Thomas pursues her passion around the world
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‘King Arthur’s castle’ hosted feasts of wine and oysters
14 July 2017

Life in Britain in the Dark Ages wasn't as bad as billed, at least for kings and their entourage, suggest findings at an archaeological dig at a 1,500-year-old castle in Cornwall.Tintagel Castle is open to visitors. Life wasn't so bad in the Dark Ages...
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The Complete Guide to Botrytis
14 July 2017

There are many ways of making sweet wines, but the most famous examples use a potentially deadly method.
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Unfiltered: Champagne Earns '100-Point Score' for Sprayability from DJ Duo Dada Life (Wine Spectator)
14 July 2017

Also in Unfiltered, more musical French fizz, party ideas for a newly discovered stash of 18th-century wine, 'cool Pope' digs 'natural' wine, and Jack Cakebread's California camera work displayed
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Ten Canadian wine recommendations
14 July 2017

Best known for its Icewine, Canada is steadily gaining recognition for its dry wines too. Track down some of these Canadian wine recommendations, recently tasted by Decanter's tasting team. Stockists are listed for North America and UK, where available Track down these Canadian wine recommendations from Decanter's tasting team...
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Belgian Investors Buy Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Estate (Wine Spectator)
14 July 2017

AtlasInvest makes its first foray into wine with a high-altitude vineyard in Tuscany
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Poet Laureate Sherry served to Spanish royalty on UK state visit
13 July 2017

The King and Queen of Spain were served Sherry selected by Poet Laureate Dame Carol Anne Duffy during their state visit to the UK this week – a nod to a 400-year-old custom that has seen producers gift each successive Laureate with a butt of Sherry.
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Lake Geneva hotels: Where to stay
13 July 2017

Sue Style picks four top choices when visiting Lake Geneva in the Swiss canton of Vaud...In partnership with Lake Geneva Region Tourist OfficeAuberge de la Gare, Grandvaux Book up one of these...
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Top 10 quirky drinks gadgets
13 July 2017

the drinks business takes a look at some of the most unusual drinks gadgets in the press, from whisky stones and port sippers to a robotic pint-puller and a flip flop bottle opener. 
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Premium New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – panel tasting results
13 July 2017

'If it ain't broke, don't fix it', as the saying goes. Should producers risk changing something that has worked so well for them in the past? See the top wines and our experts' discussion on skin contact, sub-regional expressions. Is Marlborough still at the front of the pack? Read the Panel Tasting results to find out...
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Juyondai launches saké with Japanese football star
13 July 2017

Japan’s Takaji Brewery has launched the first international release of its Black Label saké under its Juyondai brand in Hong Kong as part of a collaboration between the brewery and former Japanese football star Hidetoshi Nakata.
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Georgian wine exports to China rise by 104%
13 July 2017

The ancient winemaking country of Georgia exported around 31.5 million bottles of wines worth about US$70.5 million to 44 countries in the first six months of the year, representing a 59% increase in volume and a 51% jump in value compared with the same period last year.
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Corkscrew-wielding Singaporean jailed for assault
13 July 2017

A Singaporean pub employee has been sentenced to one year in jail and three strokes of caning after using a corkscrew to assault a client, causing pain, laceration and bleeding to his face, as reported by the Strait Times.
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Moët Hennessy buys first American whiskey
13 July 2017

Moët Hennessy has acquired the Washington-based Woodinville Whiskey Company, expanding its footprint into the American whiskey category for the first time.
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Glass ‘the perfect packaging for Millennials’
13 July 2017

The liberal, disloyal, ‘selfie’ generation of millennials are conscious of the world’s problems, as well as being pragmatic idealists who seek clarity in their endeavours, making glass the perfect packaging solution, argues Tim Croxson, COO of UK packaging specialists Croxsons.
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Pernod Ricard sells Glenallachie Distillery to Billy Walker
13 July 2017

French spirits group Pernod Ricard has sold its Aberlour-based Glenallachie Distillery to the former managing director of the BenRiach Distillery, Billy Walker, through its subsidiary Chivas Brothers Limited.
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中粮招聘长城葡萄酒总经理
13 July 2017

中粮集团日前于7月10日在官网上发布公告称正在为其旗下的长城葡萄酒事业部公开选聘新总经理。据国内媒体《北京商报网》报导,因长城葡萄酒的疲软销售,此前数月已有谣言称中粮的酒精饮品部门管理层将大幅洗牌。
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五大最不让人发胖的啤酒
13 July 2017

人们通常认为啤酒的卡路里含量比葡萄酒更高,因而更易使人发胖,但事实上一杯啤酒和一杯红酒所含的卡路里十分接近。据Drinkaware的数据,1杯标准175毫升的红葡萄酒或白葡萄酒的卡路里约在160左右,而一杯标准啤酒(1品脱)的卡路里则约在180左右,几乎不相伯仲。
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Anson: Making wine in India – Not for the faint-hearted
13 July 2017

Jane Anson meets the man behind Indian winery Sula.A grape picker in Nasik, known as the 'capital of Indian wine' and where Sula is based. Jane Anson meets the man behind Sula winery...
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King of Spain and Queen bond over Sherry
13 July 2017

It appears that Sherry has helped to oil the wheels of diplomacy between the UK and Spain after royal families from both countries enjoyed a glass at this week's state visit. King Felipe VI of Spain addresses Parliament during his visit. Poet Laureate's Sherry served during state visit...
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Bordeaux's Most Expensive Wines
13 July 2017

A search for the most expensive wines from wine's most famous region uncovers some surprises.
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What’s the difference between Champagne and Prosecco? – ask Decanter
13 July 2017

Two popular styles of sparkling wine, but each very different. We explain the main differences between the two…. What's the difference between Champagne and Prosecco? Here are the key differences...
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Steven Spurrier: My top 10 Bordeaux wines of all time
13 July 2017

Steven Spurrier, long-standing consultant editor at Decanter, reveals the Bordeaux wines that have stayed in his memory more than any others over his long career, thanks to their quality, what they meant to him at the time, and why they still stand out today. There's some seriously good bottles in here...
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Centuries-old Madeira wines found in US cellar
13 July 2017

One of the largest collections of 18th Century Madeira in the US and including wines imported in 1796 has been unearthed during a restoration project in New Jersey.Madeira wines imported to America in 1796 found in museum cellar. Stash includes bottles dating to 1796...
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Wine retailers need to speak consumers’ language, Co-op boss says
12 July 2017

 Retailers need to change the way they speak about wine and embrace consumers’ language, The Co-op’s head of BWS has claimed.
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Italian grape Ruché gets first international award at IWSC
12 July 2017

Piedmont native Ruché picked up its first international accolade when producer Montalbera won the International Indigenous Grape Varieties Trophy.
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China’s COFCO searches for new GM for Great Wall
12 July 2017

China’s state-owned COFCO, the parent company of the country’s leading wine producer Great Wall, is looking to recruit a new general manager for the winery.
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Indian shares shoot up following alcohol ban clarification
12 July 2017

Indian alcohol company shares shot up overnight after a clarification by the Supreme Court on the ban it imposed on 1 April on alcohol being sold within 500 metres of a state or national highway.
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Rare Prohibition ‘grape brick’ that turns into wine on show
12 July 2017

A brick of dehydrated grape juice used to surreptitiously make wine in the days of Prohibition has gone on display at a Canadian museum, offering a unique insight into American history. 
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Piper to launch ‘Essentiel’ in UK
12 July 2017

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck is to launch its ‘Essentiel’ cuvée in the UK this year, offering it exclusively to the on- and “high-end” off-trade.
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Gin categorisation: Has the horse bolted?
12 July 2017

With the UK gin boom predicted to continue for at least three to five years, should more be done to educate the consumer on its ever-evolving sub-categories, or would this create confusion and inhibit growth?
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Amorim debuts personalisation service for Top Series corks
12 July 2017

In response to growing demand for personalised packaging, natural cork producer Amorim has launched "revolutionary" new printing technology for its Top Series range of capsulated stoppers, enabling any design or image to appear on the stopper.
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Does alcohol underpin mankind’s entire history?
12 July 2017

An archaeologist renowned in drinks circles for his study of ancient wine and beer has released a new book on the subject, including alcohol's role in shaping humanity.
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Tesco-Booker merger faces in-depth probe
12 July 2017

Tesco’s proposed merger with Booker is set to be investigated “in depth” by the Competition and Markets Authority, the CMA confirmed today.
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Museum Unearths Wine Treasure Trove
12 July 2017

A New Jersey museum discovers that it has some Madeira, m'dear.
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The $110 Million Question: Is Alcohol Good for You? (Wine Spectator)
12 July 2017

An ambitious study will look at drinking's impact on heart health and diabetes; skeptics point out that alcohol companies are helping fund the research
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Ten of the top celebrity wines – can you taste the stardust?
12 July 2017

From presidents to Hollywood stars, the rich and famous have often been drawn to the world of winemaking. But does their star status of shine through in their wines? Our experts have tasted ten of the top celebrity wines to find out, from the Trump Winery to Jay Z's Ace of Spades Champagne... Can the wines of celebrities can match their star status...?
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8 & $20: BLT Salad with Feta Cheese, Avocado, and an Italian White Wine (Wine Spectator)
12 July 2017

Bacon, lettuce and tomato get a tune-up in this re-imagined American classic, paired with a bright Verdicchio
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English winery revenues are rising fast, shows new data
12 July 2017

Fresh analysis suggests many English wineries are seeing record turnover from increased consumer demand, as the industry tries to get a better picture of its finances. Vineyards at Ridgeview, in Sussex. Analysis shows good momentum for English wineries...
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Fire rages near vineyards in California
11 July 2017

Hundreds of firefighters have been battling since last Thursday to extinguish an “out of control” blaze raging near vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley.
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BrewDog loses Elvis battle
11 July 2017

One of the UK’s leading craft brewers has lost its court battle with the Elvis Presley Estate over the naming of a beer.
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Beaujolais hit by hail and ‘mini-tornado’
11 July 2017

Vineyards in the north of Beaujolais – notably in Fleurie and neighbouring Chénas - were hit by hail and storms on Monday afternoon.
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Man checks in single can of beer on Perth-bound flight
11 July 2017

An Australian man was well within his 23kg baggage allowance when he checked in a single 375ml can of Emu Export beer as his only item of luggage on a flight travelling from Melbourne to Perth.
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En primeur 2016 verdict: Out with a pop
11 July 2017

It was an intriguing and often frustrating campaign on the whole but one might argue there were a number of positives to be taken away.
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UK government urged to end 80% Scotch ‘supertax’
11 July 2017

As the UK scrambles to assemble a new government following the most recent general election, the SWA has laid out its campaign priorities urging ministers to support the scrapping of an 80% ‘supertax’ on Scotch.
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US vending machine sells booze and cannabis
11 July 2017

A US company has rolled out a biometric vending machine for booze and cannabis that dispenses with the usual id checks – as long as customers pre-register to use it.
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VJ Mallya to be sentenced in India
11 July 2017

In imitation of the late Judge James Pickles, who famously asked "Who are The Beatles?", the Bench in India's Supreme Court in Delhi asked yesterday why VJ Mallya had not been brought before it for sentencing for contempt of court.
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Final call for Champagne Masters 2017 entries
11 July 2017

Final entries for The Drinks Business Champagne Masters are now being accepted ahead of the upcoming deadline of 28 July.
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Wine range for dogs launched
11 July 2017

Following the opening of London’s first bar for dogs comes news of the launch of a non-alcoholic wine range for our four-legged friends.
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‘Tornado’ of hail hits Beaujolais vineyards
11 July 2017

Some of the Beaujolais 2017 harvest may have been lost after vineyards were hit by a torrent of summer hail.Hail stones damage Beaujolais vines, July 2017. Beaujolais vineyards hit by heavy storm...
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Southern Glazer's Accused of Fraud, Bullying
11 July 2017

US liquor distribution giant stands accused of unlawful and fraudulent business practices.
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SND: Bordeaux Sales to America Increase Thanks to Affordable Wines (Wine Spectator)
11 July 2017

The Côtes de Bordeaux category has grown 60 percent in five years
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Île-de-France winery launches donations appeal
10 July 2017

An urban winery in Paris has launched an appeal for donations as its founders seek to resurrect winemaking and viticulture in the Île-de-France.
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Rare stash of Madeira wine discovered by US museum
10 July 2017

A US museum has discovered a stash of Madeira wines dating back to the late 1700s, making them almost as old as the country they were found in.
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Vatican bans gluten free communion wine
10 July 2017

The Vatican has banned the use of gluten free bread and wine during holy communion – when Catholics believe the bread and wine turn into the body and blood of Christ. 
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Final call for Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2017 entries
10 July 2017

Final entries are now being accepted for The Drinks Business Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2017 ahead of the upcoming deadline of 1 August.
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Waitrose launches premium bag-in-box range
10 July 2017

Waitrose has launched a new premium bag-in-box wine range across its stores, to meet increasing demand for larger formats.
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Hatch Mansfield appoints new commercial manager
10 July 2017

Daniel Hart has joined UK drinks company Hatch Mansfield as its new commercial manager.
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The week’s top 10 most read
10 July 2017

We round up this week's most read articles on the drinks business including Harrods' new multi-million pound wine rooms and Moët Hennessy winning its case against auction house Acker Merrall & Condit.
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Romanian producer to build $100m distillery in NY
10 July 2017

One of Romania's largest spirits producers is plotting its expansion to the US, revealing plans to invest US$100 million in building a distillery in New York State. 
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Eva Ekeblad: The woman who turned potatoes into booze
10 July 2017

Today is the 293rd ‘birthday’ of the Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad, whose chief claim to fame is she discovered how to make alcohol and flour from potatoes.
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English wine industry now worth £132 million
10 July 2017

Emerging as one of the great wine success stories in recent years, the English wine industry grew its turnover by 16% last year to a record high of £132 million.
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Hidden paradises for wine lovers: Masciarelli Tenute Agricole
10 July 2017

Promotional featureIn one of Italy’s most hidden treasures, a wild region off the beaten track known as Abruzzo – less than one hour's drive from Rome towards the Adriatic Sea – Masciarelli Tenute Agricole has been producing top quality wines, oils and Grappa that reflect the bio-diversity of the territory for more than 30 years...Castello di Semivicoli In one of Italy’s mo...
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Jefford on Monday: Value in the Langhe
10 July 2017

Andrew Jefford catches up with Cinderellas old and new. Barbaresco Rabaja vineyard, one of the most prestigious in the region. Andrew Jefford on the hunt for value in Piedmont...
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Pope orders ‘natural’ wine for Holy Communion
10 July 2017

Vatican officials have told Catholic priests that wine used for Holy Communion must be 'natural' and should not be sour, and that they should avoid gluten-free bread.Pope Francis reminds priests of Holy wine responsibilities. And it shouldn't be sour, says Vatican...
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UK's Champagne Love Affair Cooling?
10 July 2017

Are British drinkers doing the unthinkable, and turning their backs on Champagne?
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Wine Legend: Château Pétrus 1945
09 July 2017

Why it makes the wine hall of fame... Find out what's behind the legendary status of Pétrus...
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Weekend Wine
09 July 2017

We start a new feature where Wine-Searcher staff suggest interesting wines to try.
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Rise of the super sommeliers
08 July 2017

Faster than a speeding bullet? Perhaps not, but the top modern proponents of what was once a staid profession have shot to prominence in ways that go far beyond the confines of the restaurant walls. Elin McCoy reports on this change...Arcane restaurant, Hong Kong. How things have changed...
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Who are the ‘super sommeliers’?
08 July 2017

Elin McCoy picks the names to know...A sommelier takes a bottle of wine in cellar at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. Some of the names to know...
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Rioja Wary of Barolo Trap
08 July 2017

Some growers are pointing to Italy in a bid to mitigate major changes in Spain's top region.
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2017 Harvest Report: La Niña Delivers Frost and Flame to Argentina and Chile (Wine Spectator)
08 July 2017

A hot, dry year lowered yields in South America’s top wine regions, but quality looks good
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Fake Krug 1947: LVMH claims victory over Acker Merrall
08 July 2017

Auction house Acker Merrall has admitted infringing on the trademarks of Moët Hennessy after it 'unintentionally' listed a counterfeit bottle of Krug Collection 1947 in a Hong Kong sale catalogue.Riddling racks in the Krug cellars in Champagne. Auction house admits 'unintentional' listing of counterfeit Krug...
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Highlights: Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 tasting
08 July 2017

Guests could enjoy over 150 silver, gold and platinum winning wines. At Vintners' Hall in London...
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db Eats: Henrietta
08 July 2017

db's Lucy Shaw heads to Ollie Dabbous' new venture, Henrietta in Covent Garden, for one of her most exciting meals of the year so far.
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Champagne and art: Inside the Perrier-Jouët Maison Belle Epoque
08 July 2017

Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has re-opened the Maison Belle Epoque after years of renovation – housing one of the largest private collections of French heritage Art Nouveau in Europe....The Maison Belle Epoque has reopened after years of renovation. One of Europe's largest private Art Nouveau collections...
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Celebrity wines quiz – Test your knowledge
08 July 2017

From film directors to golfers, many celebrities have invested in their own wines and vineyards. Can you match the people to the wines and the vineyards in this light-hearted quiz? Bottles of Armand de Brignac 'Ace of Spades' in the Cattier cellars near Reims. Can you match the wines to the stars?...
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The week in pictures
08 July 2017

This week includes the celebration of Champagne Lanson's 40th year at Wimbledon, Cloudy Bay's brand ambassador Ben Fogle taking to the waves, and the glamorous reopening of Perrier-Jouët's Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay.
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The week in pictures: Hong Kong
07 July 2017

From an Inner Mongolia wine tasting to a Wines of South Africa wine dinner, dbHK rounds up all the exciting events that got the Hong Kong wine crowd buzzing.
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Chinese customs reveal details of RMB 500m smuggling case
07 July 2017

New details released by Chinese Customs regarding a RMB 500 (US$73.5 million) smuggling case have revealed a sophisticated network of shell companies operating in both Tianjin and Beijing.
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Fine wine investment: risking it all
07 July 2017

All investment considerations revolve to some degree around the concept of risk. The fact of life is that it sits on the opposite side of the balance sheet from that much more desirable concept, reward.
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La Mission ‘clings’ to first status in ‘1855 re-classification’
07 July 2017

La Mission Haut-Brion is grimly clinging on in the top tier in Liv-ex’s biennial reassessment of the 1855 classification and Léoville Barton has moved from a third to a second growth.
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Nederburg calls for support for charity Qhubeka
07 July 2017

Nederburg, premium wine partner of Tour de France cycling squad Dimension Data, are asking for support as the team’s cyclists pedal in aid of the charity Qhubeka.
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Fine wine reverses April losses
07 July 2017

Gains of 1% and 1.1% respectively for the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 and 1000 indices have completely reversed a small April dip and leaves the secondary market in its highest position since October 2011.
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Constellation paid $60 million for Schrader
07 July 2017

Wine giant Constellation Brands paid $60 million to snap up Napa Valley Cabernet specialist Schrader Cellars earlier this month, it has been revealed.
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The week that was
07 July 2017

the drinks business presents this week’s round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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Entries now open for the Drinks Business Green Awards 2017
07 July 2017

Entries for The Drinks Business Green Awards 2017, which seek to raise awareness of green issues in the drinks trade and reward those who are leading the way in sustainability and environmental performance, are now open.
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The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Armand Rousseau
07 July 2017

Excellent vineyards and a commitment to terroir make this noted producer a magnet for Burgundy lovers.
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Unfiltered: $300 Million Warship Christened with $8 Wine (Wine Spectator)
07 July 2017

Advanced military R&D has discovered a surprising top wine for smashing on a ship's hull. Also in Unfiltered, Mariah Carey visits a Grand Award–winning wine cellar
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Exclusive: Constellation Paid $60 Million for Napa Cabernet Star Schrader (Wine Spectator)
07 July 2017

Sources tell Wine Spectator the company has no plans to change its new luxury brand
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Vaud wineries to visit near Lake Geneva
07 July 2017

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Lake Geneva restaurants: Dine like a local
07 July 2017

Five Lake Geneva insiders pick their favourite places in the region to wine and dine...Created in partnership with Lake Geneva Region Tourist Office Restaurant La Pêcherie Where the locals eat...
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Update: Oregon estate develops wines for release on Amazon
07 July 2017

Oregon's King Estate Winery has said that it has launched a range of wines 'from conception to release' with Amazon Wine, although the retailer has cautioned that it did not develop the brand.'Next' wines by King Vintners have only been released on Amazon. But Amazon says brand is not owned by the retailer...
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Turning Tables: Team Behind New York City's Rebelle Opens Restaurant in Philadelphia (Wine Spectator)
07 July 2017

We got all the wine-list details on Walnut Street Café. Plus, chef Francis Mallmann gets fired up in France, and Michael Mina enters the Chicago dining scene
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Restaurant Spotlight: Parkside (Wine Spectator)
07 July 2017

Dine like a local at one of Austin’s original farm-to-table concepts
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Moët Hennessy wins counterfeit case against Acker in Hong Kong
07 July 2017

Moët Hennessy has won a court case against wine auction house Acker Merrall & Condit concerning a counterfeit bottle of Krug Collection 1947 presented by the acution house in its sales catalogue in Hong Kong in September 2012.
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db Eats: Duck & Waffle Local
07 July 2017

db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Duck & Waffle Local in Piccadilly for cocktails on tap, duck in a myriad of guises and the fear-inducing ‘Full Elvis’.
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Researchers discover new species of ‘lager yeast’
06 July 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have uncovered a new species of brewing yeast that, due to its ability to withstand cooler conditions, is of particular interest to lager brewers. 
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Russians told to swap vodka for wine to boost health
06 July 2017

The head of the Russian Agriculture Ministry, Alexander Tkachyov, has encouraged the country's citizens to swap spirits for wine in a bid to boost their health. 
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Amazon launches wine range from Oregon
06 July 2017

Having just snapped up Whole Foods for a cool £10.7 billion, Amazon has moved into wine production with a range called ‘Next’ made in Oregon.
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Can wine labels be used more effectively?
06 July 2017

Marketing, advertising and research specialist Jonathan Cahill believes wine labels are missing a trick due to the "seeming reluctance to focus on the specific".
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Grapegrower awarded $7m in damages over spraying
06 July 2017

An Australian grape grower has been awarded more than AUS$7 million in damages after a court found its vineyard had been adversely affected by a neighbour spraying chemical herbicides. 
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Hong Kong’s Links Concept co-owner dies
06 July 2017

Patricio Cristian de la Fuente Saez, managing director and co-owner of Links Concept, a leading wine and spirits company in Hong Kong, has passed away at the age of 44 this week, dbHK has learned. 
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Delhi man gets a hole in his stomach after drinking cocktail
06 July 2017

A 30-year-old man from Delhi has ended up with a hole in his stomach after downing a cocktail without waiting for the liquid nitrogen to dissipate, reported Hindustan Times. 
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Anson: See who’s promoted in new Liv-ex ‘1855 classification’
06 July 2017

A new version of Bordeaux's 1855 classification drawn up by trading platform Liv-ex shows several promotions and a number of new entries. It also includes estates from California for the first time.Part of the original Bordeaux 1855 Classification. Jane Anson analyses Liv-ex's new version of Bordeaux hierarchy...
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Five new Marks & Spencer wines to try
06 July 2017

Decanter's Supermarket of the Year 2016 has just introduced some new wines to its range for the summer. Here are five that we recommend... Five M&S wines for 2017 recommended by Decanter;s Christelle Guibert...
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Super lots on offer at IMW benefit dinner
06 July 2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced the 'Super Lots' that will be on offer at benefit dinner and auction in November to raise money for its Endowment Fund.
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What to eat with sparkling wines – Summer pairing ideas
06 July 2017

Sparkling wine is the star of summer picnics and garden gatherings, but what’s best to eat with favourites like Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and English sparkling? We asked people behind the stands at Decanter's Sparkling Exploration tasting in London for their ideal pairings...Image Credit: Catherine Lowe - cathlowe.com Find the perfect summer pairing for your favourite glass of fizz...
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Pesticides Threat to Champagne Water Quality
06 July 2017

Intensive agricultural practices are causing concern as chemicals reach the water table.
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Wine Spectator Unveils 2017 Restaurant Award Winners (Wine Spectator)
06 July 2017

Magazine recognizes outstanding wine lists, with recipients hailing from all 50 states and 75 other countries
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Great rosé wines with food
06 July 2017

Don't make the mistake of thinking rosé wines are only good as a lightweight aperitif. Below, Fiona Beckett picks some of her favourite premium rosé wines from a recent
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What Wine Goes with Which Person? (Wine Spectator)
06 July 2017

Ask the dish. Or look at your guests.
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DWWA judge profile: Karl Arbin
06 July 2017

Karl Arbin is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Karl Arbin Originally a sommelier with experience in both England and France, Karl Arbin went on to work at the
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Malbec pioneer goes back to the future with Cahors vineyard deal
06 July 2017

Bodega Fabre Montmayou, the award-winning bodega in Argentina, has announced the purchase of several wineries in Cahors.A view of vineyards and the Lot river at Albas in Cahors. Pioneer in Argentina heads to Cahors...
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Demand for wine in northern China remains strong
05 July 2017

Demand for imported wines in northern China remains strong in the first half of the year, with the total value of wine imports going through Tianjin Port increasing by 41% during the period, while volumes declined.
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Alcohol ban fuels 7-Eleven closure in Indonesia
05 July 2017

PT Modern Internasional, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Indonesia, has announced the closure of all of its outlets across the country, likely to be the result of an alcohol ban imposed at mini markets, according to a report by Jakarta Post.
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Michelin acquires a 40% stake in The Wine Advocate
05 July 2017

French tire maker and restaurant guide publisher Michelin has acquired a 40% stake in US critic Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate for an undisclosed sum.
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Aqua Shard launches ‘wind up wind down’ cocktails
05 July 2017

London's Aqua Shard, located on level 31 of the Shard, has unveiled a series of late night cocktails designed to either invigorate and rejuvenate or to relax and soothe. 
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The Flying Winemaker gets Netflix deal
05 July 2017

Eddie McDougall, aka The Flying Winemaker, has signed a deal with Netflix to air his self-titled 13-part food and travel documentary series, which showcases Asian wine and food pairings as he ventures through China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.
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Michelin buys 40% of Wine Advocate
05 July 2017

Michelin, the French tyre manufacturer and owner of the acclaimed Michelin restaurant guides, has announced it is buying a 40% stake in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and the website RobertParker.com.The Ritz Restaurant London gained a Michelin star in the tyre maker's 2017 guide. Michelin buys its way into wine reviews...
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Guinness rolls out calorie labelling in Ireland
05 July 2017

Guinness has added nutritional and calorie information on pack, but only for 500ml cans in the Republic of Ireland, taking a further step toward fulfilling a pledge made in 2015 to provide such information for all of its products.
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How can the trade tap into a trend for zero proof ‘alcohol’?
05 July 2017

Lisa Desforges, strategy director at London design agency B&B studio, takes a look at the growing market for non-alcoholic beverages, and how the drinks trade can use marketing to capitalise on this tee-total trend.
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Harrods to invest millions in new wine rooms
05 July 2017

Luxury London department store Harrods is to open a new ‘multi-million pound’ wine and spirits area in spring next year, the drinks business can exclusively reveal.
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Chardonnay Joins the Bordeaux Club
05 July 2017

One of Bordeaux's top producers is bordering on sacrilege with his latest release.
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DWWA judge profile: Linda Jotham MW
05 July 2017

Linda Jotham MW is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Linda Jotham MW Linda Jotham MW became a Master of Wine in 2001, winning the Bollinger Medal for Tasting Excellence
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UK wine industry votes for single representative body
05 July 2017

The United Kingdom Vineyards Association and English Wine Producers have voted to merge to form one single-industry representative body.
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DWWA judge profile: Lionel Periner
05 July 2017

Lionel Periner is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Lionel Periner Originally from the South of France, Lionel Periner has been a certified sommelier for 17 years. He joined
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中国葡萄酒进口额继续下跌
05 July 2017

中国进口葡萄酒的进口额在本月继续下跌,已是今年连续第五个月持续下跌,尽管跌幅比此前几个月已有所缓和。
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DWWA judge profile: Litta Larsen
05 July 2017

Litta Larsen is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Litta Larsen Litta Larsen is Danish but grew up in Italy until the age of 14. She has a Masters
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DWWA judge profile: Lukasz Walkowiak
05 July 2017

Lukasz Walkowiak is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017Lukasz Walkowiak Originally from Poland, Lukasz Walkowiak began his career in wine in 2011 at Dylan Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
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Tuscan coast wine resort opens in Bolgheri
05 July 2017

A new wine 'town' with holograms of famous Italian winemakers, tastings, restaurants and self-catering apartments has opened in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast. Tourists encouraged to learn and taste at new Tuscan coast wine resort. Eat, sleep and taste wine on the Tuscan coast...
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DWWA judge profile: Maggie Macpherson
05 July 2017

Maggie Macpherson is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017Maggie Macpherson Maggie Macpherson is a wine buyer at Enotria Winecellars Ltd, having previously been a sales assistant at Woodwinters
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DWWA judge profile: Matt Deller MW
05 July 2017

Matt Deller MW is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Matt Deller MW Matt Deller MW is the Chief Wine Officer for WineAccess, who are leading the online revolution in
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db Eats: Hawksmoor Borough
05 July 2017

db’s Lucy Shaw heads to the seventh incarnation of Hawskmoor in Borough for divine lobster, sublime steak and indecently good maple bacon donuts.
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Drinks trade backs $100m study on ‘drink a day’ advice
05 July 2017

The US-based National Institutes of Health is to launch a clinical study at a cost of $100m, backed by the drinks industry, that it hopes will settle the issue over whether a drink a day is good for you.
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Cambridgeshire reports rise in Prosecco-related crime
04 July 2017

Prosecco has now been linked to over 40 crimes in Cambridgeshire including assault and a threat to kill, according to the latest figures from Cambridgeshire police. 
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Villa Maria not threatening Sainsbury’s with legal action over label
04 July 2017

Despite reports to the contrary, Villa Maria is not threatening Sainsbury’s with legal action over the supermarket’s own-label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc called Villetta.
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DWWA judge profile: Michael Madrigale
04 July 2017

Michael Madrigale is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Michael Madrigale Michael Madrigale hails from a Philadelphia area family whose five butcher shops and shared love of eating well
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db Brexit Interview: Miles Beale, WSTA
04 July 2017

Just over a year after the Brexit vote, db catches up with Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA),  to find out the latest developments in the aftermath of a chaotic general election. 
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DWWA judge profile: Nelson Guerreiro
04 July 2017

Nelson Guerreiro is a judge at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards Nelson Guerreiro Since 2009 Nelson Guerreiro has been Head sommelier and manager in Enoteca de Belém in Portugal. He is
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DWWA judge profile: Raphaël Rodriguez
04 July 2017

Raphaël Rodriguez is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Raphaël Rodriguez Originally an engineer in the French Air Force, Raphaël Rodriguez switched careers after taking a restaurant job on
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DWWA judge profile: Rebecca Gergely Ohayon
04 July 2017

Rebecca Gergely Ohayon is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Rebecca Gergely Ohayon Paris-born Rebecca Gergely Ohayon is Director of La Marchande, importing mainly French wines from emerging talented wineries
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Spanish vineyards in danger from drought
04 July 2017

A lack of rain in Spain could spell disaster for both grape and olive growers this year as soaring temperatures wreak havoc across vineyards and olive groves.
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Heavy-drinking Europeans most prone to digestive cancers
04 July 2017

A recent study has found that Europeans' high alcohol intake puts them at higher risk of developing digestive cancers.
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Kumala adds Fairtrade wines
04 July 2017

The UK’s biggest South African wine brand, Kumala, is rolling out a new Fairtrade wine in collaboration with The Co-op.
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Bordeaux 2016: HK’s wine merchants cautious after EP 2010
04 July 2017

As the 2016 en primeur draws to a close, Hong Kong and China's wine merchants are showing more caution towards this year’s campaign, prompted by price increases and lack of return.
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DWWA judge profile: Richard Maltby
04 July 2017

Richard Maltby is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017Richard Maltby Richard Maltby Richard Maltby holds a degree in food technology and worked in the food industry for 15 years, a
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Australia named country of honour for Vinexpo Hong Kong
04 July 2017

Vinexpo will highlight the wines and winemakers of Australia at its next event in Hong Kong, with the trade fair naming it as the country of honour for 2018 – the show's 20th edition in the city.
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DWWA judge profile: Robbie Toothill
04 July 2017

Robbie Toothill is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Robbie Toothill Having graduated from the University of Cambridge in June 2013, Robbie Toothill worked in Majestic Wine stores in
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DWWA judge profile: Robert McNulty
04 July 2017

Robert McNulty is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Robert McNulty Robert McNulty has worked across a broad range of areas within the wine business over a 25 years
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The World's Most Wanted Bourbons
04 July 2017

A look at the most popular US wines changed tack sharply once we removed a key parameter.
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DWWA judge profile: Romain Bourger
04 July 2017

Romain Bourger is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017Romain Bourger Romain Bourger is Head Sommelier at The Vineyard at Stockcross. He won UK Young Sommelier of the Year
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DWWA judge profile: Simon Milroy
04 July 2017

Simon Milroy is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017Simon Milroy Simon started his career at Majestic Wine, during which time he managed various stores in central London and
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Borough Wines to open tenth store
04 July 2017

Borough Wines is set to open its tenth London store, in Turnham Green, this month as it spreads across the south-west of London.
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Value of China’s wine imports continue to decline
04 July 2017

The value of wine imported into China dropped again this month, continuing its downward trend into the fifth month of the year, albeit it at a slower pace than in previous months.
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John Kapon: the ‘ghost’ of Kurniawan is behind us
03 July 2017

John Kapon, chairman of the American auction house Acker Merrall & Condit, is eager to move on from the 'old ghosts' of the Rudy Kurniawan trial with a renewed focus on Asia.
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Sainsbury’s not moving away from Fairtrade wine
03 July 2017

The Fairtrade Foundation has said there is “no indication” that UK retailer Sainsbury’s is considering axing the Fairtrade label on some of its wines and moving to its own 'fairly traded' scheme, despite the retailer launching a pilot scheme for its teas last month.
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How can wine capitalise on Brits’ hunger for snacking?
03 July 2017

Neil Anderson, of UK distributor Kingsland Drinks, assesses the UK's growing appetite for snacking and small plates and the decline of the sit down meal, asking how the wine industry can adapt to capitalise on changing eating habits.
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Villa Maria threatens Sainsbury’s with legal action over label
03 July 2017

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria could take legal action against UK supermarket Sainsbury's if it does not remove its own-label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from its shelves, claiming that it bears a strikingly similar resemblance to its own brand.
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Carlsberg buys London Fields Brewery
03 July 2017

Carlsberg UK has acquired London Fields Brewery and will operate the business in a joint venture with New York's Brooklyn Brewery. 
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Moldovans show support for ‘Wine of Moldova’ Airport
03 July 2017

More than 8,000 Moldovans have voted to rename their country's capital airport 'Wine of Moldova Airport', in support of the country's growing wine industry. 
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Duck & Waffle launches single ingredient cocktails
03 July 2017

Closed-loop cocktail pioneer Rich Woods has launched a menu of single ingredient cocktails at Duck & Waffle made with every part of the ingredient.
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Champagne Drappier buys vineyard to offset losses from frost
03 July 2017

Champagne Drappier has bought 6.5 hectares of vineyards in its home village of Urville in the Côte des Bar, following two consecutive years of diminished supply due to spring frosts.
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Jefford on Monday: The rosé which wasn’t pink enough
03 July 2017

Andrew Jefford chats with the Brunier brothers of Domaine les Pallières in Gigondas... The politics of rosé colour. The politics of wine colour...
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Full Speed Ahead for Jackson Family Wines
03 July 2017

Barbara Banke is one of California wine's biggest global investors, but she has no intention of slowing down.
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Gerard Basset receives OIV MSc in Wine Management
03 July 2017

Gerard Basset MS MW MBA MSc OBE receives OIV MSc in Wine Management to add to his other honours, accolades and qualifications...Gerard Basset MS MW OBE and Lindsay Greatbatch Something to add to his other honours and accolades...
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Wine Legend: Gaja, Barbaresco 2001
02 July 2017

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame... Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame...
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Terra restaurant, St Helena – Review
02 July 2017

William Kelley gives his verdict on Terra... William Kelley gives his verdict on Terra...
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Château Roc de Cambes : the junior Tertre Rôteboeuf
01 July 2017

A recent tasting hosted by François Mitjavile and Corney & Barrow in London showcased 20 vintages of Château Roc de Cambes, from 1995 to 2015. Stephen Brook had the tough task of picking his top five... Stephen Brook picks his five favourite vintages of Roc des Cambes...
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Putting Lower Alcohol Wine on the Map
01 July 2017

Napa and Sonoma get their own classification – by alcohol level.
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Sweet wine quiz – Test your knowledge
01 July 2017

Hard to make, unappreciated, yet some of the most complex, hedonistic wines of the world. Are you a sweet fan or do you neglect the end of a meal with a shrug? How much do you know about the sweet wines of world - find out... Hard to make, unappreciated, yet some of the most complex, hedonistic wines of the world. Are you a sweet fan or do you neglect the end of a meal with a shrug? How much do yo...
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The week in pictures
30 June 2017

This week witnessed a Champagne Lanson-fuelled pop-up featuring celebrity US chef Wolfgang Puck, the opening of a robot-staffed bar in Las Vegas and Yogaritas, combining yoga and margaritas.
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db Drinks: Scout
30 June 2017

db's Lucy Shaw heads to seasonal cocktail specialist Scout in Shoreditch for strawberry ferments, a caramelised parsnip and brown butter Old Fashioned, and spicy sobresada on sourdough.
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Top drinks-related facts about Fourth of July
30 June 2017

To mark the United States' 241st year of Independence on Tuesday, we have sifted through its history to bring you a selection of little-known facts, shining a light on how alcohol has helped shape and celebrate the formation of this great nation.
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González Byass to open ‘Tio Pepe’ hotel in Jerez
30 June 2017

Spanish wine, sherry and brandy producer González Byass is to create a boutique hotel in Jerez, which may be branded Tio Pepe, after the company’s famous fino.
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Lanson marks 40 years at Wimbledon
30 June 2017

Champagne Lanson prepares to celebrate its 40th-associated year at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships which begin on 3 July.
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Moldova gets first ‘wine airport’
30 June 2017

The residents of Moldova have shown their support for the country’s wine industry by voting to rename the capital’s airport, ‘Wines of Moldova Airport’. The 'Wines of Moldova' airport. The 'Wines of Moldova' airport...
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Six recommended Wine Society new releases
30 June 2017

A recent tasting of the Wine Society's new releases turned up a few gems. Here are our top six... Six new wines to try from the Wine Society...
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Japanese scientists find link between alcohol and ageing
30 June 2017

A study by a group of scientists from Japans’ Kobe University have found that the more alcohol people drink, the faster they will likely to age.
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Albiera to become Antinori’s first female CEO
30 June 2017

Albiera Antinori is to take over from her father, the Marchese Piero Antinori, and will become the first female CEO of the family-run company in its 632-year history.
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NYC cocktail bar to debut Negroni fountain
30 June 2017

We've had the wine fountain in Italy, now a cocktail bar in New York's Little Italy is to set to unveil a Negroni fountain that spills forth the classic Italian apéritif.
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Week in Pictures: Hong Kong
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30 June 2017

Brian McClure, a former history teacher, preserves the past and focuses on the future as beverage director at the 18th-century Alleghenies resort
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The World's Most Wanted Wines
30 June 2017

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Unfiltered: Le Terminateur Heads to Cheval-Blanc; University Wine Whizzes Face Off at Lafite (Wine Spectator)
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Four Men Convicted of Assaulting French Wine Collector in Attempted Cellar Robbery (Wine Spectator)
30 June 2017

Michel-Jack Chasseuil has spent his life building a renowned collection; criminals almost killed him trying to get the cellar key
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Five Restaurants Join the Ranks of Wine Spectator Grand Award Winners in 2017 (Wine Spectator)
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Dining spots in Beverly Hills, Boston, New York, Paris and Sweden capture Wine Spectator's highest honor for wine-list excellence
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Fujino: ‘Koshu has long ageing potential’
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Koshu, the indigenous white grape variety in Japan, which is generally known for its mild flavours and low alcohol, has the potential for long ageing, according to the winemaker at one of Japan’s largest producers.
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Charles Banks sentenced to four years
30 June 2017

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Tequila body threatens to sue Heineken
29 June 2017

The Tequila Regulatory Council is threatening to sue Dutch brewer Heineken over its use of the word 'Tequila' in its Tequila-flavoured Desperados beer brand.
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Welsh mineral water signs deal with Italian MotoGP rider
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Official water of the drinks business, Tŷ Nant, has signed a sponsorship deal with Italian MotoGP World Championship rider Danilo Petrucci.
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Schwarzenegger made Bordeaux wine ‘ambassador’
29 June 2017

Action movie star and former ‘governator’ of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been made an ambassador for the region by Le Grand Conseil des Vins de Bordeaux.
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Canti fuels latest fad in Italian fizz: Prosecco over ice
29 June 2017

Canti Prosecco has created the latest fad in Italian fizz with its ‘Ice’ variant ­– the first big brand Prosecco designed for drinking over ice.
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Canned wine sells out at Trader Joe’s
29 June 2017

American grocery store chain Trader Joe’s has sold out of its canned wine range, Simpler Wines, after unprecedented demand for the $3.99 four-packs.
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Whisky found stashed on warship after 35 years
29 June 2017

A small bottle of Canadian whisky that was hidden on an Australian warship for 35 years has finally been discovered.
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Cocktail bar reunited with stolen severed toe
29 June 2017

An appeal for the return of a dried up human toe, stolen from a bar that uses it to garnish its Sourtoe cocktail, has been successful, with the severed digit mailed back to its owner by a remorseful thief.
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Hoppers launches second London site
29 June 2017

One of London’s most popular restaurants, Sri Lankan pancake specialist Hoppers, is to open a second London site, only this time it takes reservations.
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Rosé deodorant launched
29 June 2017

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Anson: The Place de Bordeaux opens its doors a little wider
29 June 2017

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29 June 2017

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Wine Tycoon Gets Four Years for Fraud
29 June 2017

Charles Banks learns his fate in a Texas courtroom for defrauding an NBA legend.
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Liquor Laws Outpaced by Technology
29 June 2017

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Wine Executive Charles Banks Sentenced to Four Years for Defrauding NBA's Tim Duncan (Wine Spectator)
29 June 2017

The former financial adviser pleaded guilty to defrauding retired NBA star Tim Duncan; his partnership at Mayacamas Vineyards is also in jeopardy
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Michael Bond: Top wine quotes from the Monsieur Pamplemousse stories
29 June 2017

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Tickets for fourth Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter go on sale
29 June 2017

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29 June 2017

Gone are the days when Bordeaux didn’t ‘do’ tourism. Whether it’s a week getting closer to nature among the vines or a weekend break surrounded by the splendour of a classed growth château, with an intimate wine tasting thrown in, Sophie Kevany’s black book is bursting with ideas... Gone are the days when Bordeaux didn’t ‘do’ tourism. Whether i...
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Scotland’s first organic whisky distillery opens
29 June 2017

A distillery claiming to be Scotland's first fully organic whisky distillery has officially opened, three months after starting production.
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Top 5 biggest price increases of Bordeaux 2016
28 June 2017

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Uncorked: Katsuhisa Fujino of Château Mercian
28 June 2017

Katsuhisa Fujino, the chief winemaker at one of Japan's largest wineries Château Mercian, reveals his goal to turn the Kyushu region into a 'Wine Kingdom' in Japan and his friendship with the late Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux.
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Dynasty to sell off Tianjin winery facilities
28 June 2017

China's Dynasty Fine Wines has put its winery and part of its winery facility in its home base Tianjin up for sale for a total of RMB 400 million (US$58.7 million), as the company's financial woes deepen.
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What’s your insurance policy when the light goes out?
28 June 2017

Neil Davidson, managing director of London-based marketing agency HeyHuman, assesses the impact of ever tighter controls on tobacco advertising, the knock on effects for alcohol what it means for brand owners seeking to devise an effective marketing strategy.
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Student creates ‘probiotic’ beer
28 June 2017

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have created a sour beer that is good for your gut.
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Temper to open second site focused on gin and curry
28 June 2017

Chef Neil Rankin, the mastermind behind London's barbecue-based meat metropolis Temper, is to open a second site in the City specialising in curry cooked over an open fire pit, New World wines and gin.
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Carlsberg unveils ‘pioneering’ beer for HK
28 June 2017

Carlsberg Hong Kong has collaborated with New York beer brewer Brooklyn Brewery to create a craft beer called HK YAU brewed in Hong Kong exclusively for the city’s beer drinkers.
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Craft fights back against ‘big beer’ with independent seal
28 June 2017

The US Brewer's Association (BA) has introduced a new seal to indicate craft beers that have been brewed by independent brewers in response to the number of big beer owners snapping up craft breweries and releasing their own 'craft beer' brands.
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Organic Masters 2017: results and analysis
28 June 2017

We bring you the results of our inaugural Organic Masters – a competition designed to identify the best wines currently being made with certified-organic grapes.
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China takes new steps towards quality wine production, creating an ‘estate wine’ trademark
28 June 2017

Sixteen wineries in China are set to be granted an ‘estate wine’ trademark, as part of government efforts to establish official quality standards for those producing wines from their own vineyards. Sixteen wineries in China are set to be granted an ‘estate wine’ trademark, as part of government efforts to establish official quality standards for those producing wines from t...
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Greek grapes: What to look out for
28 June 2017

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28 June 2017

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Grape Compounds May Help Fight Colon Cancer (Wine Spectator)
28 June 2017

A study analyzing the combined effects of resveratrol and grapeseed extract shows encouraging signs for health-conscious wine drinkers
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DWWA judge profile: Taina Vilkuna
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Tamas Czinki
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Tim Triptree
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Tim Hall
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Treve Ring
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Victoria Burt MW
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Vincenzo Arnese
28 June 2017

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DWWA Judge profile: Ying Guo
28 June 2017

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8 & $20 Recipe: Venezuelan Chicken Salad Arepas with a Douro White Wine (Wine Spectator)
28 June 2017

Stuff these simple, satisfying cornmeal cakes with a creamy chicken and apple salad, topped with cheese and avocado, and complemented by a Portuguese white
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Vinexpo Brings the Wine World Together (Wine Spectator)
28 June 2017

Vintners from more than 40 nations gather to talk business and celebrate a vibrant industry
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English wine producers ‘optimistic’ following UK heatwave
28 June 2017

English wine producers say they are more optimistic about this year’s harvest following last week’s heatwave, which has helped to mitigate the damage done to vineyards from the late Spring frosts.
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China to certify 16 ‘estate wine’ producers
28 June 2017

Sixteen wineries from China’s Beijing, Hebei, Xinjiang and Ningxia provinces, believed to represent a higher quality of domestic wine production, are set to be certified as ‘estate wine’ producers.
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Top 10 peculiar Prosecco products
27 June 2017

the drinks business rounds up 10 of the most peculiar Prosecco-related products that have made the headlines.
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Cava posts slow but steady growth in 2016
27 June 2017

Cava shipments topped 245 million bottles in 2016, according to the latest figures from the DO Cava – the region's regulatory body for the Spanish sparkler – increasing by a modest 0.42% compared with the previous year.
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Château Soutard owner buys neighbouring Château Petit Faurie de Soutard
27 June 2017

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Westwell launches England’s ‘first’ amphora wine
27 June 2017

English winery Westwell has released what it says is likely the UK’s first wine to be fermented in a terracotta amphora.
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Supermarkets sales see “marked turnaround”, with online also up 11%
27 June 2017

UK supermarket sales have seen a “marked turnaround”, up 5% in the last 12 weeks, the fastest rate in five year, while online sales also grew ahead of the market at 11%, the latest data from Kantar has shown.
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Landlord shuts pub after punters break swearing ban
27 June 2017

A landlord kicked out all of his customers and shut his pub for five days after overhearing some of his punters using expletives, breaking the company's zero-tolerance policy on bad language.
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Nasa: It’s possible to make wine in space
27 June 2017

We’ve had Cabernet Sauvignon vines sent into space and now a NASA scientist has claimed that it’s possible to make wine in space with the right technology.
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HDH holds on to US market lead
27 June 2017

Hart Davis Hart has said it has retained its position as the leading fine wine auctioneer in the US in the first part of the year.
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Pub first in UK to be granted full zoo licence
27 June 2017

A pub in Kent has become the first in the UK to be awarded a zoo licence, allowing it to display its collection of exotic animals to the public from its back garden.
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White Burgundy 2008 revisited on their ninth birthday
27 June 2017

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Armagnac: The beautiful, high-class brandy steeped in history and tradition
27 June 2017

Nick Hammond visits the land of musketeers, bullfighting, foie gras and canard, where Armagnac is painstakingly crafted just as it has been for hundreds of years. Armagnac This article originally appeared on CountryLife.com. Sleepy Blonde d’Aquitaine cows, beefy in every respect, chew the cud. A bull
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The World's Most Wanted Rosés
27 June 2017

Summer is rosé season, but search figures show that drinking pink is becoming a year-round pleasure.
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Schrader sale to Constellation: Why no one should be surprised
27 June 2017

Constellation's deal to buy out cult wine Schrader Cellars fits with an acquisition trend in US wine that is driven by ageing winery owners, good investment conditions and a thirst for higher class wines, according to one senior analyst. Reporting by Chris Mercer in London and William Kelley in Napa. Schrader wines Part of a larger acquisition trend in US wine...
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French Crémant – Beyond Champagne
27 June 2017

French Crémant such as Crémant de Loire and Crémant de Bourgogne can offer good value versus Champagne and a different style to Prosecco. Decanter's Tasting team make some recommendations...Crémant de Bourgogne from Cave de Lugny. Often overlooked in favour of Champagne and Prosecco, it's time to rediscover these fabulous French sparkling wines...
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French billionaire unveiled as backer of online retailer
27 June 2017

A French billionaire has emerged as a major backer of online wine retailer, 31Dover.com.
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Coravin to become ‘the Nespresso of wine’
26 June 2017

Coravin’s CEO, Fred Levy, has bold ambitions for the brand and wants to turn the gadget into “the Nespresso of wine” used in kitchens all over the world.
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Christie’s sets new records at NYC sale
26 June 2017

Auction house Christie’s has said it set new records for Jacques Selosse, Domaine Leroy and Madeira at its recent two-day sale in New York.
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Brewers fail to hold ‘p*ss up in a brewery’
26 June 2017

Nottingham’s Black Iris Brewery was unable to host its ‘p*ss up in a brewery’ after failing to obtain the appropriate licence in time.
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Older drinkers targeted in Drinkaware five-year plan
26 June 2017

UK alcohol charity Drinkaware has launched a new five-year strategy, with growing levels of alcohol abstinence among the young prompting it to shift its focus toward the prevention of harmful consumption among older drinkers.
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Natural wine fair RAW expands to Los Angeles
26 June 2017

Natural and artisan wine show RAW is expanding to the West Coast with a new show in Los Angeles on the back of strong demand from West Coast importers, distributors and growers.
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Berkmann Cellars’ Jacquie Kay passes away
26 June 2017

Jacquie Kay, long-serving sales director of UK wine merchant Berkmann Wine Cellars, has passed away following a private battle with cancer.
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Vinexpo 2017 in pictures
26 June 2017

Last week the great and good of the wine trade descended on a sweltering Bordeaux for Vinexpo - we bring you the highlights from the show, including Château Latour's spectacular gala dinner.
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Five jailed over failed £50m Chasseuil wine heist
26 June 2017

Five men have been jailed for their part in a failed attempt to break into the wine cellar of famed collector Michel-Jack Chasseuil, who was threatened with a Kalashnikov rifle during the terrifying ordeal in 2014.
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Asia the future for Jacob’s Creek?
26 June 2017

Ben Bryant, the chief winemaker of Australia's biggest wine brand Jacob's Creek, has tipped Asia as its future growth engine, and one where the wine brand has already become the number one imported wine in India.
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Jefford on Monday: Alsace notebook
26 June 2017

Andrew Jefford salutes a region facing - and embracing - change.Rangen de Thann grand cru vines in Alsace. Jefford on the Alsace grand cru debate...
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Hervé Berland to oversee Clos Rougeard and Château Montrose
26 June 2017

Following the announcement last week of the Clos Rougeard purchase by Martin and Olivier Bouygues, Decanter.com can confirm that Hervé Berland, CEO of Château Montrose in St Estèphe, will extend his role to also oversee the Loire estate. Following news of the sale...
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Australia's Most Wanted Wines
26 June 2017

A look at Australia's most searched-for wines throws up some surprises, but not much variety.
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Wine Legend: Krug 1928
25 June 2017

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La Poja vertical: The rebel of Valpolicella
24 June 2017

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Whatever Happened to California Syrah?
24 June 2017

It was once the Next Big Thing, but producers, retailers and consumers seem confused by it.
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Château Montrose Owner Buys Clos Rougeard (Wine Spectator)
24 June 2017

Bordeaux's Martin and Olivier Bouygues have acquired the cult Cabernet Franc estate in France's Loire Valley
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Chef Hugh Acheson’s 4th of July Grilled Steak Recipe and 14 Outstanding Red Wines (Wine Spectator)
24 June 2017

Serve this mouthwatering tri-tip sirloin with a crisp Mediterranean salad. Plus, 14 outstanding red wines recommended for pairing
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Clos Rougeard sold to French billionaire Bouygues brothers
24 June 2017

Cult estate in the Loire, Clos Rougeard, has been sold to the Bouygues brothers, regulars on the France rich-list and current owners of Château Montrose in Bordeaux. Clos Rougeard is one of the Loire's best known names. Château Montrose owners buy cult Loire estate...
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Portugal wine quiz – Test your knowledge
24 June 2017

Portugal has long been known for its famed fortified wine, Port. Yet it is so much more. Light, expressive whites, long lived reds and plenty of styles to explore and enjoy. How much do you know about Portuguese wine?Credit: Wine Tourism in Portugal Are you knowledgeable about all things Portuguese or is it all about Port for you? Let’s see how you do
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Montrose confirms Clos Rougeard acquisition
24 June 2017

The billionaire owners of Château Montrose have acquired the famous Loire estate Clos Rougeard it has been confirmed.
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The week in pictures
24 June 2017

From the resurrection of Lily Bollinger's bicycle and the first ever London Burgundy Week to the Best UK Sommelier Villa Sandi Award – the high temperatures haven't stopped the drinks industry this week.
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Chadwick: Sweetness takes away from drinkability
23 June 2017

Eduardo Chadwick of Errazuriz is keen to take his top drop, Viñedo Chadwick, in a fresh direction with a focus on drinkability rather than ripeness.
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Great value Champagne made by growers – panel tasting results
23 June 2017

Step outside of the usual brands and see some of the great things Champagne growers are doing on their own. Our experts praised these non-vintage grower Champagnes for their individuality and value in the July 2017 issue of Decanter magazine. The top wine was under £30-a-bottle...
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Week in pictures: Hong Kong
23 June 2017

This week, we bring to you some of the hit events in the drinks industry, from Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter's masterclass to a wine and art pairing tasting hosted by The Flying Winemaker Eddie McDougall.
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Uncorked: Benoit Bigot
23 June 2017

Benoit Bigot, head sommelier at Sühring restaurant in Bangkok, reveals how a "UFO" domaine in Alsace sparked his love of wine and why he would compare himself to a natural wine from Le Casot des Mailloiles.
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Fergus Henderson inspires charity ride
23 June 2017

Wine writer Jim Budd and his partner Carole Macintyre have completed a charity bike ride from Bordeaux to the Languedoc in support of Parkinson’s UK.
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23 June 2017

the drinks business presents this week’s round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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UK heatwave sends Provence rosé sales soaring
23 June 2017

Supermarkets and wine merchants have seen a strong increase in rosé sales in the UK during a heatwave that culminated in the hottest day for 40 years. Rosé sales have soared over the hot weather. Hot weather leads to rosé sales spike...
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23 June 2017

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23 June 2017

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Asia’s Best 50 bars 2017 unveiled
23 June 2017

We took a look at these exceptional watering holes on the mainland and in Hong Kong that made onto this year's Asia’s 50 Best Bars list.
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The World's Most Wanted Pinot Gris
23 June 2017

There's a definite division when it comes to Pinot Gris, but you can't deny the variety's popularity.
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Unfiltered: Lewis Black and Loring Go Noir; Fake Prince Cons Winery (Wine Spectator)
23 June 2017

A comedian, a conman, an urgent call for wine heard 3 millennia later, and a Homicide Hunter gets his wine, all in this week's Unfiltered
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Santa Cruz Mountains producers to know
23 June 2017

William Kelley picks the names to look out for...Rhys Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains Santa Cruz Mountains producers to know Santa Cruz Mountains at a glance Established: 1981 Location The appellation encompasses approximately 194,250ha
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Vionta – The Freixenet family’s Galician adventure
23 June 2017

Promotional featureThe view from the terrace at Vionta is so lovely it’s hard to imagine anyone gets any work done. Far better to stand and gaze out across the valley of vineyards which stretches out down the slope in front of the winery. The light catches the glint of the river that once powered the water mill (this is the land of water mills, as well as vines). In the distance is the Atlan...
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Alternative Australia
23 June 2017

Promotional featureIf you think Australia is only about Chardonnay, Cabernet and Shiraz, then think again. From Assyrtiko to Zweigelt, Australia is bursting with new arrivals and lesser known grape varieties, which are grabbing the attention of critics, sommeliers and wine drinkers around the world. Chalmers Heathcote Try these varieties....
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Turning Tables: Napa Valley's Restaurant at Meadowood Opens Casual Spin-Off (Wine Spectator)
23 June 2017

Charter Oak focuses on family-style dining. Plus, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's newest hotel restaurants, and Eleven Madison Park's Hamptons outpost debuts
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Restaurant Spotlight: White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails (Wine Spectator)
23 June 2017

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Toulouse wine tour: Gaillac travel guide
23 June 2017

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Tim Stanley-Clarke dies
23 June 2017

A much admired member of the UK trade and leading Port expert, Tim Stanley-Clarke, has passed away.
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New guide to the ‘cradle of wine’ released
22 June 2017

A new book on the wines and winemaking culture of Georgia by award-winning wine writer Miquel Hudin has been released.
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Further evidence pre-Roman Britons had wine culture
22 June 2017

The discovery of Roman pottery in a Celtic village in southwestern England suggests ancient Britain’s trading links with mainland Europe were more extensive and that wine drinking was more common than previously thought in pre-Roman Britain.
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What do Putin, Mouton Rothschild and a new luxury vodka have in common?
22 June 2017

A luxury vodka launch at Vinexpo this week has brought together two former top level employees from Mouton Rothschild and a powerful Russian family with connections to Vladimir Putin.
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Diageo’s Distill Ventures launches non-alcoholic drinks fund
22 June 2017

Distill Venture, Diageo's spirits innovation company, has announced a new business acceleration fund to mentor and support non-alcoholic drinks.
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Antonini: Uruguay’s wine future lies in Garzon
22 June 2017

The future of premium winemaking in Uruguay lies in the village of Garzon rather than Canelones, where Tannat has traditionally been made, according to Alberto Antonini.
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Vinexpo Bordeaux reports successful 19th year
22 June 2017

Vinexpo Bordeaux, which this year took place from 18 to 21 June, was attended by over 2,300 exhibitors from over 40 countries, with final visitor numbers expected next week.
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Love Wine promotes award-winning wines
22 June 2017

Buy award-winning wines from Love Wine this summerVisit Jersey’s Love Wine this summer and have the chance to buy 48 award-winning wines from this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards
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Diageo buys George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila for $1 billion
22 June 2017

Casamigos, the Tequila brand co-founded by Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, has been sold to drinks giant Diageo for up to $1 billion.
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Anson: So Brexit is happening – what next for the wine trade?
22 June 2017

Jane Anson reports on a debate at Vinexpo in Bordeaux on the possible Brexit fallout for the wine trade, as UK and European Union officials begin talks.Theresa May said that the UK was prepared to leave the single market. How the wine trade is shaping up for Brexit...
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France is Britons’ favourite country to visit for food – survey
22 June 2017

And dining options were a key aspect of planning a holiday for around one third of people questioned, according to OpenTable. Auberge la Reine Jeanne, Provence The favourite place to visit for food...
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The Drinks Business Asian Awards launched
22 June 2017

The drinks business is now accepting entries for The Drinks Business Asian Awards 2017, the Asian edition of the highly acclaimed The Drinks Business Awards, designed to recognise and reward top performers in the drinks industry within Asia.
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Drinking Champagne the Warriors Way
22 June 2017

Golden State fan W. Blake Gray spoils his darling wife with a bottle of $1200 celebratory fizz.
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St. Francis Winery President Christopher Silva Dies at 52 (Wine Spectator)
22 June 2017

Charismatic leader guided the Sonoma winery for two decades, establishing its sustainability program and promoting the region's wines
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Operations director leaves Majestic
22 June 2017

Majestic has confirmed that its operations director Rob Farnworth, who had recently taken on more responsibility following the departure of MD John Colley, has today left the business.
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Philipponnat Champagne: For those in-the-know
22 June 2017

Read about the history of the Philipponnat Champagne house, including its coveted Clos des Goisses vineyard, and find out which wines our expert, Michael Edwards, rated most highly in a recent tasting hosted by the merchant Justerini & Brooks in London. Read the history and see Michael Edwards' latest ratings...
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