Daily wine news snippets from around the world

 
Burgundy 2016: A complex picture emerges
14 December 2017

Already a complex vintage for Burgundy’s producers, the 2016 wines themselves will require some careful selection and patience if buyers want to get hold of the very real highlights.
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Demand for gin pushes tonic water sales over £110m
14 December 2017

The UK's thirst for gin has driven tonic water sales to record levels, with value sales rising by 35% compared to the same period last year, according the Kantar Worldpanel.
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db interview: Nawaf Salameh
14 December 2017

db meets Syrian entrepreneur Nawaf Salameh, who has bold ambitions to put both Romanian single malt whisky and Romanian fine wine on the map.
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db Eats: Ora
14 December 2017

db’s resident glutton, Lucy Shaw, heads to Heinz Beck’s London pop-up at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair for an ethereal Meursault and the best risotto of her life.
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This US winery is making a Sauvignon Blanc wine laced with cannabis
14 December 2017

A US winery is working on a complex wine which swaps out alcohol for the psychoactive substance in cannabis.
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Lanson extends five-year partnership with the O2 arena
14 December 2017

Champagne Lanson has renewed a five-year agreement with the O2 arena which will see in gain exclusive pouring rights at all public bars in the venue.
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Scottish hotel breaks world record for largest whisky collection
13 December 2017

The Glenesk Hotel in Angus has broken the world record for the largest number of whiskies for sale with over 200 more bottles than the previous holder of the title.
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Guinness Ghana gives out gold bars to promote Star Beer
13 December 2017

Guinness Ghana-owned Star Beer is to hand out 2.5g gold bars to 200 lucky drinkers as part of a national promotional campaign.
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Searching for the World's Best Wine Lists
13 December 2017

At last, the arguments about which stores have the best wine selections can stop.
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Great value Port for Christmas
13 December 2017

A must-have for the end of the Christmas lunch, these Ports come recommended and offer great value... Great value Port for Christmas All of the following Ports are £20 and under – whether you enjoy a Tawny
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Naples Winter Wine auction 2018 offers Moët Chinese winery trip
13 December 2017

Bidders at the upcoming Naples Winter Wine Festival 2018 auction will get a rare opportunity to buy a glimpse inside Moët Hennessy's mountainous Shangri-La winery in a remote part of China as one of several luxury packages, organisers have announced.Vineyards that produce Ao Yun in the foothills of the Himalayas. Bidders set to compete for rare trip...
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Tiny Rebel Brewing beer can banned
13 December 2017

The Portman Group has upheld a complaint over the artwork of a can of Tiny Rebel Brewing's Cwtch Welsh red ale, agreeing that its design breached its guidelines by holding particular appeal to those aged under 18.
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Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Partner Acquires Layer Cake Wines (Wine Spectator)
13 December 2017

Vintage Wine Estates buys Layer Cake, Cherry Pie and If You See Kay brands from One True Vine; Deutsch will handle marketing
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8 & $20: Honey-Glazed Ham at Home (Wine Spectator)
13 December 2017

No need to order out; make this holiday dish yourself and pair it with a luscious, fruit-forward Grenache
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Domaine-Thomson launches special bottling from Central Otago
13 December 2017

Domaine-Thomson has launched a special bottling of Central Otago Pinot Noir from the 2014 vintage when all the “stars were aligned weather wise”.
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First taste: Vega Sicilia’s new releases, including Único 2006
13 December 2017

Sarah Jane Evans MW has tasted the latest releases from Vega Sicilia. Here, she gives some insight into the winery and rates the wines...Stainless Steel Fermenter at Vega Sicilia. Sarah Jane Evans rates the wines...
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Sainsbury’s Champagne offers
13 December 2017

See the latest Christmas Champagne offers from supermarket Sainsbury's and stock up for the festive season... See the latest Christmas Champagne offers from supermarket Sainsbury's, and stock up for the festive season.
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Lady Gaga to release duo of ‘Joanne’ wines
13 December 2017

Eccentric songstress Lady Gaga is to release wines under the ‘Joanne Trattoria’ brand, named after the Italian restaurant in New York owned by her father.
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Broadland secures ‘significant deal’ with Australia’s largest wine retailer
13 December 2017

UK bottler Broadland Wineries has secured “a significant deal” with Australia’s largest wine retailer.
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Juul-Mortensen re-elected at top of TFWA
13 December 2017

The Tax Free World Association management committee has unanimously re-elected Erik Juul-Mortensen as president for a further year.
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Prosecco drinkers should buy their Christmas fizz on 22 December — here’s why
13 December 2017

Sainsbury's is warning shoppers that 23 December will be the busiest day for Prosecco purchases this year.
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Beyoncé shuts down ‘Bieryonce’ beer
12 December 2017

A New York brewery has halted production of its Beyonce-inspired beer 'Bieryonce' after receiving a cease and desist letter from the superstar's lawyers.
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Rhône Valley’s Marrenon relaunches in the UK
12 December 2017

After a seven-year absence, Marrenon, one of the largest producers in Luberon and Ventoux in the Rhône Valley, is re-launching its portfolio into the UK.
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Biggest drinks trade acquisitions of 2017
12 December 2017

While every year brings with it its fair share of mergers and acquisitions, 2017 has seen some of the biggest, with the drinks trade catching onto the promise of super premium Tequila, the burgeoning trade in Cannabis and unstoppable rise of craft.
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Top Roda I, Rioja Reserva wines to try
12 December 2017

See which wines Sarah Jane Evans recommends for the cellar and the dinner table, and read her report on an estate that encourages vintage variation to shine through; with years oscillating between Mediterranean and Atlantic influence.The giant thistle emblem at the entrance to the Roda cellars... Sarah Jane Evans reports on a vertical tasting...
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Jancis Robinson joins The Wine Show on Channel 5
12 December 2017

The Wine Show has announced the addition of four new presenters – Jancis Robinson MW, James Purefoy, Stéphane Reynaud and Jaega Wise – as it moves from ITV to a prime-time slot on Channel 5.
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Molson Coors is bringing ‘the world’s best-selling beer’ to the UK
12 December 2017

US beer giant Molson Coors is bringing the world's best selling beer — a lager brewed in China — to the UK market.
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Top value supermarket Champagne
12 December 2017

Find our recommendations for top supermarket Champagnes, and stock up this Christmas... Stock up for your Christmas...
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England cricketer suspended for beer prank
12 December 2017

England cricketer Ben Duckett was suspended from playing on the current Ashes tour in Australia after pouring a beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson in a Perth bar.
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Jefford on Monday: Montsant – silence and beyond
12 December 2017

Andrew Jefford gauges the potential of Tarragona’s other key wine zone...Vineyard landscape in Montsant. Quietly building towards something special...
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BBR adds more Scotch to portfolio
12 December 2017

UK merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has announced a new global distribution agreement with new wave Scotch distillery Daftmill.
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Amazon Champagne offers
11 December 2017

We're hunting down the best Amazon UK Champagne offers for you to enjoy over the festive season. Keep checking back for the latest! Amazon Christmas Champagne offers *Note: although the listed wines are from reputable producers, not all have been reviewed by Decanter.
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Wine Legend: Clonakilla, Shiraz-Viognier 2001
11 December 2017

Why this wine makes the Decanter hall of fame... One of their 'most outstanding...'
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L’Oustalet restaurant, Gigondas, France – review
11 December 2017

Sue Style gives her verdict on L'Oustalet restaurant... Originally published in Decanter magazine in partnership with Hine CognacL'Oustalet restaurant. Credit: Serge Chapuis Sue Style gives her verdict on L'Oustalet restaurant...
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Top restaurants and wine bars in Seattle
10 December 2017

With its stunning skyline, fascinating cultural history and obsession with fine food and drink, plus a naturally beautiful setting, Seattle is one of the most rewarding cities in the US to discover, says Owen Bargreen...Where to eat and drink in Seattle The best places to wine and dine...
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Chef Jacques Pépin’s Family Recipes (Wine Spectator)
09 December 2017

The French culinary icon and his granddaughter share holiday recipes for chicken sûpremes and meringues
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Fine wine investment: bright horizons
09 December 2017

The strong performance in other commodities can only be a good news for fine wine collectors.
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Adnams energy sources 100% renewable
09 December 2017

UK brewery and distillery Adnams has said it has succeeded in only using energy from 100% renewable sources across its entire business.
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California Wine Regions Quiz – Test your knowledge
09 December 2017

The California wine map is a complex place; and it's not all about Napa. Do you know your Mendocino from your Santa Barbara? Let's find out with the Decanter California Wine Regions quiz. This quiz has been created as part of California wine month on Decanter.com, which is being run in partnership with the Wine Institute of California.The California grape harvest. Scroll down and click in the bo...
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7 winter cocktails to toast the festive season in London
09 December 2017

We've rounded up the hottest cocktails London has to offer this year, from the sweet to the smokey.
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Big Spanish wine guns unleashed
09 December 2017

This week has seen the latest releases from two of the biggest names in Spanish fine wine: Vega Sicilia’s ‘Unico’ and La Rioja Alta’s 904 Gran Reserva.
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London bar unveils cocktail and bow tie pairing menu
09 December 2017

The Hyde Bar in London's Knightsbridge has launched a limited-edition menu in which it pairs different cocktails and whiskies with a selection of bow ties and cravats.
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Caorunn gin distillery gets £3m biogas investment
09 December 2017

Inver House Distillers, which owns Scottish gin brand Caorunn, has confirmed a £3 million investment in its Balmenach Distillery, which it says will turn it into one of Scotland's greenest distilleries. 
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BrewDog Ohio partners with US independent brewery Scofflaw
09 December 2017

Craft beer giant BrewDog has entered a partnership with US brewery Scofflaw in a move that will see the two firms collaborating on a new beer next year.
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Links Concept takes on Torres in Hong Kong
09 December 2017

Hong Kong wine merchant Links Concept has taken on Spain’s leading producer, Torres, as its exclusive distributor in Hong Kong.
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Aussie wine recalled after glass discovered in bottle
09 December 2017

Australian wine company, Warburn Estate, the producer behind the popular 'Rumours' and 'Gossip' brands, has recalled 13 products from its range after pieces of glass were found inside bottles.
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The week in pictures
09 December 2017

From a Royal visit to a distillery in Kent to a fond farewell to one of the UK drinks industry's most loved characters, take a look at this week's drinks trade highlights.
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Chengdu counterfeit bootleggers sentenced in China
09 December 2017

Three bootleggers in China’s southwestern Chengdu city have been jailed after being found guilty of producing counterfeit imported spirits of well known brands, including Chivas and Hennessy.
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Lebanese wine makes £1,500 at auction
09 December 2017

A bottle of Château Ksara 1942 Vin D’Or was sold for £1,500 at a charity auction in London this week.
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Landlord turns pub into gingerbread house
08 December 2017

A UK landlord has taken the festive season to extremes, transforming his traditional Somerset pub into a sweet-laden gingerbread house for Christmas.
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San Francisco | Napa Valley Best of Wine Tourism 2018 awards
08 December 2017

Great Wine Capitals Global Network announces the San Francisco | Napa Valley Best of Wine Tourism 2018 awards; North American innovators receive accolades for excellence in wine tourism...San Francisco-Napa Valley 'Best Of Wine Tourism' winners for 2018 See the winners...
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Duckhorn raises $300k for wine country fire relief
08 December 2017

California's Duckhorn Wine Company has donated more than US$300,000 to support a charity rebuilding homes in Sonoma County, Napa Valley and Mendocino County following the devastating wildfires that swept through the region in October.   
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Tawny Port 10 and 20 Years Old: Panel tasting results
08 December 2017

Find the best 10 and 20 year old Tawny Ports, as rated by our expert panel in the January 2018 issue of Decanter magazine - just in time for Christmas... Barrels of Tawny Port Some of the best expressions of tawny Port....
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Petaluma Gap Breaks DC Logjam
08 December 2017

Despite a presidential edict that no new federal regulations be written, California today officially has a new AVA.
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Winemakers Worry as Wildfires Rage in Southern California (Wine Spectator)
08 December 2017

Ventura County vintners report no damage so far; Rupert Murdoch’s Los Angeles winery loses an estimated 200 cases of red wine
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Unfiltered: Bordeaux Does the Robot; 'Cheeseware' Wine 'Glass' Lets You Have Your Drink and Eat It Too (Wine Spectator)
08 December 2017

Plus, Chinese police seize a fake $15,000 bottle of … Côtes du Rhône, and winemakers fight climate change with reclaimed wastewater
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Gallery: Awards Tasting in South Korea hosted by Mashija Magazine
08 December 2017

The tasting took place at the JW Marriot Dongdaemun in Seoul, South Korea Decanter held an Awards tasting in partnership with Mashija Magazine at the JW Marriot Dongdaemun in Seoul, South Korea, on
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Northern Rhône 2016: Full report and wines to look for
08 December 2017

August and September saved the Northern Rhône 2016 vintage and there's some great wines if you know where to look, says Matt Walls. Read his full vintage report and see his tasting notes. and ratings... Find out where to look in the Northern Rhône 2016 vintage..
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Turning Tables: Charlie Palmer Steak Opens in Napa's New Archer Hotel (Wine Spectator)
08 December 2017

Plus, restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy show Philly the Love, and Michael Mina launches projects with chefs Hugo Ortega and Ayesha Curry
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Restaurant Spotlight: Magnolias (Wine Spectator)
08 December 2017

Southern tradition with a modern twist, plus a wine list full of value
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Restaurants with Huge Wine Lists (Wine Spectator)
08 December 2017

The biggest wine lists in our Restaurant Awards program offer top-notch quality and unparalleled variety
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Wildfires hit Murdoch wine estate
08 December 2017

Wildfires are spreading through southern California, including where Rupert Murdoch owns a vineyard, just two months after fires hit wine country in the north of the state.Firefighters trying to put out the flames near Rupert Murdoch's winery. Wildfires has struck the south of the state...
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AB InBev opens mega brewery in China
08 December 2017

AB InBev has opened a new brewery in China which will be capable of producing 1.5 million tons of beers a year, the largest such facility in Asia Pacific by capacity, according to the brewer.
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Cretan wine amphorae discovered at Pompeii
08 December 2017

Archaeologists working in the Roman city of Pompeii have uncovered a stash of beautifully preserved wine amphorae that have lain undisturbed for almost 2,000 years.
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University turns beer into biofuel
08 December 2017

A team of chemists at the University of Bristol have made significant steps toward developing a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels having produced a petrol using beer as a key ingredient.
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Thieves steal 300 bottles from Herbert Hall
08 December 2017

A break-in at English winery Herbert Hall last night has resulted in the theft of 300 bottles of the estate’s unreleased 2015 brut.
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Sacré bleu! France facing foie gras shortage
08 December 2017

A warning that France could run out of foie gras for Christmas has been issued for a second year in a row as the country continues its battle with bird flu – with prices expected to soar.
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California battles second wave of wildfires
07 December 2017

A second wave of wildfires have ignited across southern California, just months after fires devastated the state's northern wine country in October, with media mogul Rupert Murdoch's wine estate among those threatened by the flames.
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DWWA 2017 award-winning wines at the Christmas Wine Experience in Porto
07 December 2017

Each session had a capacity for 50 attendees Decanter showcased a selection of ten DWWA 2017 award-winning wines from Portugal at the Christmas Wine Experience, an event organised
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Wine List Confidential: The Square
07 December 2017

Still one of the top-draw wine experiences in London with a sommelier team that is at the top of its game.
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Southern Rhône 2016: ‘Unmissable’ wines and full report
07 December 2017

It's mostly even better than the highly praised 2015 crop and this makes it truly a vintage 'not to miss', says Matt Walls in his report on the young Southern Rhône 2016 wines. A vintage 'not to miss' says Matt Walls...
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Anson: Why these top Oregon winery owners want a piece of Santenay
07 December 2017

Jane Anson meets the winemaking team with high hopes for Santenay white wines in southern Burgundy, after visiting the estate there owned by Oregon's Domaine Serene. Fermenation cellar for white wine beneath the 15th Century Château de la Crée building. Jane Anson meets the winemaking team...
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DWWA regional chair profile: Stephen Brook
07 December 2017

Stephen Brook is the Regional Chair for Piedmont at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018DWWA regional chair: Stephen Brook Stephen Brook This year sees Stephen Brook as Regional Chair for Piedmont at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. Brook
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DWWA regional chair profile: Richard Juhlin
07 December 2017

Richard Juhlin is Regional Chair for Champagne at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018DWWA regional chair: Richard Juhlin Richard Juhlin Richard Juhlin is the author of seven books on Champagne and a freelance writer contributing to magazines including
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DWWA regional chair profile: Peter Richards MW
07 December 2017

Peter Richards MW is the Regional Chair for Chile at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018DWWA Regional Chair: Peter Richards MW Peter Richards MW A TV presenter with over a decade on flagship BBC1 show Saturday Kitchen, Peter Richards MW has
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DWWA regional chair profile: Monty Waldin
07 December 2017

Monty Waldin is Regional Chair for Tuscany at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018Monty Waldin Monty Waldin Monty Waldin became the first wine writer to specialise in green issues in the mid-1990s and his first
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DWWA regional chair profile: Markus del Monego MW
07 December 2017

Markus del Monego MW is Regional Chair for Germany and Austria at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018Markus del Monego MW Markus del Monego MW Markus Del Monego MW holds the title of Best Sommelier of the World 1998 and is
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DWWA regional chair profile: Justin Howard-Sneyd MW
07 December 2017

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW is joint Regional Chair for Languedoc-Roussillon with James Lawther MW at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018.DWWA regional chair: Justin Howard-Sneyd MW Justin Howard-Sneyd MW is a judge at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
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DWWA regional chair profile: Bernard Burtschy
07 December 2017

Bernard Burtschy is Regional Chair for Beaujolais, South West and Rest of France at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018 DWWA Regional Chair: Bernard Burtschy Bernard Burtschy Bernard Burtschy writes for l’Avis du Vin, a weekly column in French publication Le Figaro. In addition, he
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db meets: Javier Pages of Codorníu
07 December 2017

We catch up with the CEO of Codorníu Raventos to get the lowdown on the new single vineyard classifications in Cava and Rioja, and find out why the company decided to move to Rioja.
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17 restaurants get accolades as Michelin Guide launches in Bangkok
07 December 2017

Some 17 restaurants in Bangkok have been awarded Michelin stars as the eponymous Guide launches in Thailand this week.
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New Jersey moves to make drink droning illegal
07 December 2017

Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a bill that would make it illegal to operate a done while under the influence of alcohol.
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11 things you will only know if you’ve worked in a wine shop
07 December 2017

We asked veterans of wine shops big and small to reveal their own secrets of the trade.
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Wine glass made from Gouda on sale for $5,000
07 December 2017

A Finnish cheesemonger has produced a limited edition run of glassware made from Gouda and Gruyere cheese – priced at US$5,000 (£3,740) – to mark 100 years of Finnish independence.
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Can Champagne ‘bubble acoustics’ be used to measure wine quality?
06 December 2017

You may be able to taste the difference between a good and a bad wine, but scientists at the University of Texas have suggested you may be able to hear the difference too. 
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The 15 most expensive rosé Champagnes: 5-1
06 December 2017

To celebrate rosé Champagne’s recent renaissance, we’ve rounded up the 15 most expensive expressions on the market, ending with numbers 5 to 1.
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Vinexpo prepares to take on New York
06 December 2017

Vinexpo has released details of its upcoming exhibition in New York – the fair organiser’s first exhibition in the Americas since 2002.
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Wine Society wines to drink this winter
06 December 2017

A recent tasting of the Wine Society's new releases turned up a few gems. Here are our top picks for Christmas and beyond Decanter’s Tasting team recently tasted the latest additions to the Wine Society’s range. The long-established firm, a cooperative owned by its
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Taylor’s releases 1968 Tawny
06 December 2017

Taylor’s Port has released the fifth and latest vintage in its Single Harvest Port range – the 50-year-old 1968.
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Mallya trial: defence says there is ‘no evidence’ to support fraud charges
06 December 2017

Vijay Mallya's defence lawyer, Clare Montgomery QC, told the court yesterday that there is "no evidence" to support charges of fraud, and if he had not been hounded by banks and authorities, Mallya "could have paid back 80% of the loans" by now.
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‘We are extremely sorry’ — promoters apologise as Prosecco & Balls UK tour axed
06 December 2017

The organisers of a club night promising free-flowing Prosecco and a giant ball pit have apologised after a string of last-minute cancellations led to customers calling the police and demanding refunds.
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Asian Pinot Noir Masters: Results and Analysis
06 December 2017

Winemakers and ardent wine lovers wax lyrical about the fickle and temperamental red grape variety, Pinot Noir, but it takes a lot of patience and attention to detail to make a truly great example as the results of our Asian Pinot Noir Masters showed.
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So Wine Is Subjective. So What? (Wine Spectator)
06 December 2017

Why seeking certainty in wine is a fool’s errand
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Best Rhône 2016 wines: The top scorers
06 December 2017

Here are Matt Walls' top scoring wines from the Rhône 2016 vintage, all rated above 95 points.Southern Rhône 2016 is a vintage for collectors, says Matt Walls. See the top rated wines...
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Decanter Secret Santa gift guide 2017
06 December 2017

Perfect for your Secret Santa, a stocking filler or a light-hearted Christmas gift, and all under £25/ $25... Wine gifts under £25/$25...
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How much wine does a vine produce? – ask Decanter
06 December 2017

Whether you've pondered this question in theoretical manner over dinner or you've got grand designs for a patch of land in your garden, here's the expert view on what you can make from a single vine. See if your garden vineyard plan is realistic...
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Sonoma Wine Legend Davis Bynum Dies at 92 (Wine Spectator)
06 December 2017

Visionary newspaper reporter–turned-vintner made Russian River Valley's first single-vineyard Pinot Noir
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Colin Valentine is stepping down as CAMRA chairman
06 December 2017

Colin Valentine is stepping down from his role as national chairman for beer industry body Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA).
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Sotheby’s NYC wine sales approach $23m total
06 December 2017

The latest fine wine sale held by Sotheby’s in New York has raised this year’s haul in the city to almost US$23 million.
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Deadline extended for the Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Masters
06 December 2017

We are now accepting entries for the inaugural The Drinks Business Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Masters ahead of the extended deadline of 8 January.
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Burgundy drives fine wine in November
06 December 2017

The Liv-ex 1000 index gained nearly 3% in November led by the Burgundy 150 which continued its powerful drive as the index overall hit yet another record high.
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Job applications in catering fall to lowest figure in three years as Brexit hits hospitality
06 December 2017

Job applications for catering jobs have fallen to their lowest figure in three years as Brexit takes its toll on the hospitality industry.
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English wine estate Albury Vineyard rebrands
06 December 2017

Albury Vineyard in Surrey has unveiled a new logo and website this week with the Duke of Northumberland's crest now incorporated into its branding. 
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Chapel Down CEO warns of labour shortage post-Brexit
06 December 2017

Britons will "starve" if it shuts out European fruit pickers after Brexit before addressing the potential labour shortage, the chief executive of English wine producer Chapel Down has warned.
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Mahou San Miguel takes 30% stake in US craft brewer
05 December 2017

Mahou San Miguel has bought a 30% stake in Colorado-based craft brewer Avery Brewing as part of ifs ongoing strategy to position itself as the leading Spanish producer in the craft beer sector, and stregthen its presence in the US.
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North Yorkshire brewery turns oak casks into Christmas trees
05 December 2017

UK brewery T&R Theakston is the latest drinks company to get creative with an oak barrel after its coopers created 5ft-high Christmas trees from salvaged casks.
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SNL releases wine collection to mark 40 years
05 December 2017

Long-running US comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live has released its own collection of wines that pay tribute to some of its most iconic characters to mark its 40th year.
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Chapel Down launches gin made from grapes
05 December 2017

Kent-based winery Chapel Down has launched its own line of gin and vodka made from grapes, as part of a growing trend across the English wine industry… The Chapel Down vodka and gin Part of a growing trend...
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Lawsuits Take Aim at Interstate Shipping
05 December 2017

A concerted effort is underway to to get shipping laws before the Supreme Court, W. Blake Gray reports.
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A rising star of French wine: Caroline Frey interview
05 December 2017

This environmentally focused young winemaker is putting her stamp on some of France's top wine estates, says Jane Anson. Read her exclusive interview and wine ratings, just published in Decanter magazine and currently available to Premium members online. Caroline Frey at her recently acquired vineyard at Fully in Valais, Switzerland Putting her stamp on top French wines...
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Wine-Country Wildfire Recovery Benefit Raises Over $3.4 Million (Wine Spectator)
05 December 2017

Star chef Thomas Keller, vintner Ann Colgin and other top winemakers and chefs headlined a blockbuster benefit for Napa and Sonoma wildfire relief
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Fine wine goes on rising
05 December 2017

With a 1.3% gain in November, the Liv-ex Fine Win 100 index has risen to its highest level since September 2011.
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No Château de Fieuzal 2017 wine due to frost
05 December 2017

Château de Fieuzal, the Pessac-Léognan cru classé château owned by the Irish Quinn family, has announced that it won’t release any wine from the Bordeaux 2017 harvest because severe frost damaged too much of its crop.Château de Fieuzal vineyards. Estate reveals devastating frost damage...
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Final call for Pinot Noir Masters 2018 entries
05 December 2017

Final entries for The Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters are now being accepted ahead of the upcoming deadline of 8 January.
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Rise in catering jobs listings could indicate that the UK skills gap is ‘continuing to widen’
05 December 2017

Catering salaries are soaring this Christmas while job listings have also risen since last year amidst a 'widening skills gap', according to new figures.
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London retailer and Master of Wine launch educational wine tasting case
05 December 2017

London wine retailer Philgas & Swiggot and BBC Saturday Kitchen wine expert Sam Caporn MW have released a case of wine accompanied by a series of educational videos.
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WSET appoints dedicated US team
05 December 2017

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed a dedicated team in the US, which is one of its fastest growing markets.
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Marston’s-owned brewery turns disused warehouse into giant advent calendar
05 December 2017

A Midlands brewery has taken inspiration from the likes of Banksy this Christmas; transforming a disused warehouse into a giant advent calendar.
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FOI reveals Bank of England spend on booze
04 December 2017

A Freedom of Information request has revealed the amount of taxpayers' money spent on booze by the Bank of England in 2015-2017, with its taste for spirits severely lacking having bought just two bottles in three years. 
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The Bar Awards 2017 Asia winners announced
04 December 2017

The Bar Awards 2017 across Asia has concluded in Kuala Lumpur with a celebration of the awards’ debut in the city, attended by bartenders and mixologists from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.
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Moët Hennessy USA teams up with Amazon Alexa
04 December 2017

Moët Hennessy USA has launched a new 'skill' on Amazon's digital assistant Alexa that will help users to learn about Champagne and request food pairings and hosting tips in their own home in the latest move by the Champagne giants into interactive marketing. 
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Australian wine imports make further gains in China
04 December 2017

Australia surpassed France for the first time as China's biggest source for bottled wine imports by value in the month of October, although France still leads the overall imports in the first 10 months of the year.
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Jefford on Monday: Alcohol labelling – taste first, then look
04 December 2017

Andrew Jefford suggests we’re getting it wrong about alcohol – with disastrous consequences. How closely do you look at alcohol levels when tasting wine? Why wine tasters are getting it wrong too often...
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Anson: Why a decline in soil health should worry all wine lovers
04 December 2017

How many earthworms does it take to make a fine wine? No, it's not a pre-emptive Christmas cracker joke. It's part of a massive issue facing the future of wine, according to influential soil consultants Claude and Lydia Bourguignon. This article has been re-published after it was named winner of the best editorial / opinion writing category in the Born Digital Wine Awards, announced on 1 December...
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How to hold a wine glass – ask Decanter
04 December 2017

We ask the experts about wine glass holding etiquette.It's all about the stem. Why does it matter...?
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Decanter’s guide to anniversary buys
04 December 2017

For all those in search of a special bottle to mark a celebration in 2018, Anthony Rose shares his tips on which wines and vintages will make ideal gifts this yearChâteau Léoville-Barton 2000, starting to open up now, would be an impressive 18th gift. For all those in search of a special bottle to mark a celebration in 2018, Anthony Rose shares his tips on which wines and vintages wi...
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Wine Legend: Château Mouton Rothschild 1945
03 December 2017

Why this wine, harvested to the sound of victory after the Second World War, makes the Decanter hall of fame. Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame?
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Vintage Champagne: Panel tasting results
03 December 2017

Be among the first to see the results of our vintage Champagne panel tasting, just published in the Christmas issue of Decanter magazine and with scores and tasting notes currently available exclusively to Premium members on Decanter.com. Riddling racks in the Krug cellars in Champagne. Be the first to see the results...
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The 75 most exciting wines of 2017
03 December 2017

Decanter experts around the world named the five bottles under £55 that had impressed them most this year. After tasting and rating the 173 nominated wines, assessing them on harmony, complexity and wow factor, our panel of three judges compiled the ultimate top 75 across all styles. See them below and read Christelle Guibert's report on the results. Find a new wine to try this festive sea...
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Decanter luxury gift guide 2017
02 December 2017

If you really want to spoil the wine lover in your life, we've picked some of our favourite luxury wine gifts... Decanter luxury gift guide 2017 Penfolds Grange 2013 and decanter gift set This year Penfolds released this limited edition gift
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Marion restaurant, Melbourne – review
02 December 2017

Nina Caplan gives her verdict on Marion restaurant.... Originally published in Decanter magazine in partnership with Hine Cognac Marion restaurant, Melbourne Nina Caplan gives her verdict on Marion restaurant....
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Sommelier Roundtable: What's Your Favorite Winter Pairing? (Wine Spectator)
02 December 2017

11 wine pros give us their tips for fireside sipping and holiday feasting
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8 Gifts for Your Favorite Wine Lover (Wine Spectator)
02 December 2017

Spoil that special someone with this selection of accoutrements for the discerning enophile, plus fun stocking-stuffer treats
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Southern Rhône Quiz – Test your knowledge
02 December 2017

Think you know everything about Châteauneuf-du-Pape? And can you identify the other delights of this region? Let's find out with the Decanter Southern Rhône quiz. Domaine de Marcoux vines, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Can you get 10 out of 10?...
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Take a tour of Koks — the Faroe Islands’ first Michelin-starred restaurant
02 December 2017

Koks, which stands at the top of a hill leading down to the small coastal village of Kirkjubøur on the southern Faroe Islands, is one of the most remote Michelin-starred venues in the world.
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Michelin Hong Kong & Macau guide 2018 unveiled
02 December 2017

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2018, which features a total of 227 venues located in Hong Kong and 65 in Macau, has been unveiled with eight new one Michelin-starred establishments being added.
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AB InBev buys Aussie craft brewery Pirate Life
02 December 2017

AB InBev has bought Adelaide-based craft brewery Pirate Life, having also invested AU$10 million in a new brewery that will increase its brewing capacity. 
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‘Send wine’ ancient Israelite urges in newly revealed message
02 December 2017

An apparently blank bit of pottery that's over 2,000 years old actually contains an important message from an ancient Judean requesting more wine be urgently sent to his frontier outpost.
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Ramon Bilbao turns a wine barrel into a violin
02 December 2017

Having just yesterday brought you news of Numanthia’s Loewe leather wine barrel, Rioja estate Ramon Bilabo has gone one better and crafted a violin from a barrel.
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The week in pictures
02 December 2017

This week's highlights include a blessed beer, the launch of a Bacchus gin and Chardonnay vodka by an English winery, and trip to Small Beer Brew, founded by two ex-Sipsmith Gin employees.
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New South Wales proposes bill to ban alcohol ads
02 December 2017

The Australian alcohol and sporting industry has rounded on proposals to ban alcohol adverts in New South Wales (NSW) claiming that it will harm the industry and, despite claims to the contrary, will not do anything to discourage drinking among young people.
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Heston’s Meat Fruit gets a makeover
02 December 2017

Heston Blumenthal’s iconic ‘Meat Fruit’ dish – chicken liver parfait masquerading as a mandarin – has been transformed into a plum for the festive season.
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Jameson IPA-aged whiskey goes on sale worldwide
01 December 2017

Jameson's new hybrid whiskey finished in IPA barrels has gone on sale worldwide after a successful trial run in Ireland.
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Irish authorities seize counterfeit alcohol worth €460k
01 December 2017

Irish authorities in County Louth seized €460,000 worth of counterfeit spirits after finding a large-scale plant for processing denatured industrial alcohol. 
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Vegan drunk driver fined $1,000 over 200 chicken nuggets
01 December 2017

A vegan drunk driver was fined AUS$1,000 after a bizarre incident in which he demanded 200 chicken nuggets from staff at a drive-thru, before adding 200 hash browns to his order. 
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Let’s talk about Sekt, baby
01 December 2017

With the increasing popularity of sparkling wines, the time is ripe for Germany’s fizz, Sekt, to make its mark. Given that it is essentially starting from a blank slate, producers have a rare opportunity to lure consumers, find Lauren Eads.
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Bordeaux: Robot vineyard worker impresses at Clerc Milon
01 December 2017

Robots may soon have a bigger role in some of the world's most prestigious vineyards, after successful trials in Bordeaux and Portugal this year, including at Château Clerc Milon, owned by Baron Philippe de Rothschild.'Ted' the robot impresses on first day at Clerc Milon in Bordeaux. Robots may help maintain vineyards and cut chemical use...
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California wine pairings: Unconventional matches
01 December 2017

Created in partnership with the California Wine Institute.Chad Walsh—sommelier of Agern in New York City—on his approach to matching the state’s offbeat bottles with food... California wine pairings: Unconventional matches It may seem unusual for a restaurant with a Nordic bent to stock its cellar
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What does Napa Cabernet Sauvignon taste like?
01 December 2017

Created in partnership with the California Wine Institute.Understand the classic profile of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with our graphic… What Napa Cabernet tastes of What it tastes of...
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‘Fake’ online reviews hit 85% of hotels and restaurants
01 December 2017

Nearly nine out of 10 British hotels and restaurants have received "fake and malicious" online reviews, according to new figures.
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Wine Wanderlust Travel Guide: December 2017 (Wine Spectator)
01 December 2017

Plan your travels with wine in mind: This holiday season, look for festivals, Champagne dinners and more; plus, a special look into FICO Eataly World, Italy’s new food and wine destination
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Unfiltered: King (LeBron) James Conquers Burgundy, Napa, Tuscany, Oregon (Wine Spectator)
01 December 2017

Plus, José Andrés' Puerto Rico heroics on '60 Minutes,' Coppola and Bourdain pair wine with brains, and Congress reps throw a bipartisan wine auction for fire relief
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As U.S. Senate Considers Tax Bill, Wineries Seek a Break (Wine Spectator)
01 December 2017

An amendment to the Republicans' ambitious tax bill would reduce taxes on wineries, brewers and distillers. But is it a giveaway to large producers?
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Royal Tokaji releases 2013 single vineyard wines
01 December 2017

Royal Tokaji has released its trilogy of 2013 single vineyard ‘Aszú’ wines with the statement that: “no vintage so far this century has delivered such perfectly balanced Aszú wines.”
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VIDEO: Jim Beam has created a voice-controlled smart decanter that pours on command
01 December 2017

American whiskey brand Jim Beam has created the "world's first" intelligent bourbon decanter which will pour you a drink if you simply ask.
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Numanthia launches €95,000 Loewe leather barrel
01 December 2017

Bodega Numanthia in Toro has collaborated with Spanish fashion house Loewe on a bespoke leather barrel filled with 2016 Termanthia, priced at €95,000.
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Schaafsma brings Accolade employees to Broadland
01 December 2017

Three former Accolade employers are joining Paul Schaafsma at Broadland Wineries, where he was appointed CEO in late September this year, having left Accolade a little more than three months ago.
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People in Jersey drink more than rest of UK
01 December 2017

Island-dwellers in Jersey drink more alcohol per year than the rest of the UK, according to new figures.
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Distilleries in legal dispute over the use of ‘breakfast’
01 December 2017

Two US distilleries are embroiled in a legal dispute over the use of the term ‘breakfast’ on their bottles, following more...
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Three ways to beat sexism in the beer industry, according to Wild Beer Co. brewer Jaega Wise
01 December 2017

"Sexist" beer labels and pump clips should be banned from competitions organised by Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), according to the head brewer of Wild Card Brewing Co.
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Troplong-Mondot to close Michelin-starred restaurant
01 December 2017

Château Troplong-Mondot has announced it is to close its Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Belles Perdrix, for two years for refurbishment.
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UK bottler Encirc opens dedicated rail terminal
30 November 2017

UK glass manufacturer Encirc has opened its new purpose-built rail terminal at its plant in Cheshire, which will allow it to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 2,400 tonnes annually and remove 6,600 journeys made by HGV lorries from the road each year.
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Louis XIII Cognac to release Pharrell record in 100 years
30 November 2017

Pharrell Williams has recorded a song with Louis XIII Cognac that will not be released until 2117 and that we will "only hear if we care" to highlight the threat of global warming.
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Bordeaux 2017: How the new vintage is shaping up
30 November 2017

Jane Anson traverses Left and Right Banks, tasting vat samples of the fledgling Bordeaux 2017 vintage and speaking to consultants and winemakers about what to expect from the wines. Vats forming part of the new winemaking facilities and cellar at Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, installed for the 2013 vintage. Jane Anson investigates the new vintage...
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How the Médoc 2015 classified wines taste now
30 November 2017

See which Bordeaux 2015 wine gets 100 points as Jane Anson reports on how classified wines from the Médoc 2015 vintage are looking in the bottle, 18 months after they were tasted en primeur. Margaux vineyards in Bordeaux, from the book 'Club of Nine' with photos from Andy Katz and words by Jane Anson. Jane Anson tastes the 2015 wines in-bottle...
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Alcohol and Health: Does It Matter What You Drink? (Wine Spectator)
30 November 2017

When it comes to health benefits, red wine seems to get all the praise. But it’s not that simple
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The best Asda wines this winter
30 November 2017

Here are our top picks for winter 2017 from the UK supermarket's range, all reviewed by Decanter's expert tasting team. Top picks at good prices from our tasting team...
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Tesco Champagne offers
30 November 2017

See the latest Tesco Champagne offers, so you can stock up for the festive season with your favourite brands... See the latest Tesco Champagne offers, so you can stock up for the festive season with your favourite brands...
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Oddbins Champagne offers
30 November 2017

The best Christmas Champagne offers from Oddbins, including wines from Bollinger, Laurent-Perrier and Veuve Clicquot... The best Christmas Champagne offers from Oddbins, including wines from Laurent-Perrier, Pol Roger and Veuve Clicquot...
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Marks & Spencer Champagne offers
30 November 2017

We're hunting down the best Marks & Spencer Champagne offers for you to enjoy over the festive season. Keep checking back for the latest! We're hunting down the best Marks & Spencer Champagne offers for you to enjoy over the festive season. Keep checking back for the latest!
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Waitrose Champagne offers
30 November 2017

See Waitrose Christmas Champagne offers, inlcuding wines from Bollinger, Laurent-Perrier, Taittinger, Perrier-Jouët and Pol Roger... See Waitrose Christmas Champagne offers, inlcuding wines from Laurent-Perrier, Taittinger, Perrier-Jouet and Mumm...
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Majestic Champagne offers
30 November 2017

We're keeping an eye on the Majestic Champagne offers, so you can get the best value for your favourite Champagnes this Christmas and New Year... See the best of Majestic Christmas Champagne offers, including wines from Laurent-Perrier, Moët & Chandon and Taittinger...
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Carlsberg UK launches limited edition beer in-time for Christmas
30 November 2017

Carlsberg UK has launched a special edition beer in time for Christmas, but you'll have to travel to Northamptonshire if you want a taste.
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Asda Champagne offers
30 November 2017

We've hunted down the Asda Champagne offers so you can enjoy your favourites this Christmas and New Year... We've hunted down the Asda Champagne offers so you can enjoy your favourites this Christmas and New Year.
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Wine.com Champagne deals
30 November 2017

See the latest Christmas deals on your favourite Champagnes – including and Bollinger, Laurent-Perrier and Cristal... Wine.com Christmas Champagne deals *Note: although the listed wines are from reputable producers, not all have been reviewed by Decanter.
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Tokyo has a rescue bus for drunk people who fall asleep on the last train home
30 November 2017

The Nishi Tokyo Bus company, which operats the 'oversleeping rescue bus' service, runs for three weekends during the height of end-of-year festivities
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1950s rock ‘n’ roll pub to open in London
30 November 2017

Forget about partying like it’s 1999, a new rock ‘n’ roll pub in north London called Be-Bop-A-Lula wants you to transport you back to the 1950s.
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Heineken UK acquires minority stake in Brixton Brewery
30 November 2017

London-based Brixton Brewery has announced that Heineken UK will be investing in the company to enable it to both remain in Brixton and to expand its brewing capacity.
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Counterfeit Chinese whisky poisons 22 people in Guangdong
30 November 2017

Counterfeit Chinese whisky containing toxic methanol has poisoned 22 people in Guangdong province in southern China.
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Rising ‘healthification’ driving low-alcohol wine trend
30 November 2017

A growing trend for healthy living and teetotalism, particularly among young adults, is continuing to drive sales of low alcohol wine, according to BMI Research, with a number of retailers working to bolster their ranges.
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Welsh scientists launch ‘antibacterial’ honey beer
30 November 2017

Scientists at Cardiff University have teamed up with Bridgend’s Bang-On Brewery to release a beer infused with Wales’ answer to Manuka honey
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China and Georgia’s FTA to take effect on 1 Jan next year
30 November 2017

The Free Trade Agreement between China and Georgia will officially take effect on 1 January 2018, which means Georgian wines destined to China will soon enjoy zero tariff, China's Ministry of Commerce has announced.
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Hawkshead Brewery announces expansion plan
30 November 2017

Hawkshead Brewery in the Lake District has agreed a £3 million deal with German company Krones to build a new ‘state-of-the-art’ brewery.
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DP releases ‘Prism’ design for 2009
29 November 2017

Champagne prestige cuvée Dom Pérignon has partnered with Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka to create a special edition label for the 2009 vintage and a special ‘art installation’ to display the bottle.
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DWWA Regional Chair profile: Richard Mayson
29 November 2017

Richard Mayson is the Regional Chair for Port & Madeira at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018.Richard Mayson Richard Mayson Richard Mayson began his career working for The Wine Society, winning the Vintner’s Company Scholarship in 1987 during
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DWWA Regional Chair profile: Sarah Ahmed
29 November 2017

Sarah Ahmed is the Regional Chair for Portugal at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018.Sarah Ahmed Sarah Ahmed Sarah Ahmed, aka The Wine Detective, is an independent, London-based wine writer, educator and judge. She was awarded the
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Ten great restaurants in Venice for wine lovers
29 November 2017

The floating city is a playground for food and wine lovers. We asked Veneto producers for tips to help you navigate the maze of cicheti bars and canals - and dodge the tourists…Where to eat in Venice for wine lovers. Avoid the tourists, wine and dine like a Venetian...
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Wine & Design: Diane Keaton and the House That Pinterest Built (Wine Spectator)
29 November 2017

How the Academy Award winner designed the Los Angeles home she’s always wanted
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Barolo 2014: Sneak preview of the vintage
29 November 2017

Stephen Brook attended a preview of the Barolo 2014 vintage, hosted by Vinexus in London. Decanter Premium members can be the first to see what he thought of the wines on show and get an idea of how this notoriously tricky year is shaping up three years after harvest.Autumnal sunrise in heartlands of Barolo in Piedmont's Cuneo province. How this tricky vintage is shaping up...
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AB InBev’s Grupo Modelo to build ‘world’s second largest’ brewery in Mexico
29 November 2017

AB InBev-owned Grupo Modelo, producer and exporter of brands Corona, Modelo and Pacifico, has invested 14 billion pesos (US$754 million) to build a brewing and bottling plant in the Mexican city of Apan. 
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CITIC Group to sell its stake in Lafite’s Chinese winery
29 November 2017

Ahead of Lafite's pending release of its first Chinese wine made in China's eastern Shandodng province, CITIC Group, Domaines Barons de Rothschild's partner in the Chinese project, is selling all of its 30% stock in the winery for RMB 32.56 million (US$4.93 million).
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Ex-Russian minister mistakes $2 million cash for alcohol
29 November 2017

A former Russian economy minister has denied accepting a bribe in return for approving the sale of a state-owned oil company in Russia, claiming he mistook a bag filled with $2 million in cash for a gift of alcohol.
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Marcelo Papa named technical director at Concha y Toro
29 November 2017

Chilean winemaker Marcelo Papa has been appointed technical director of Viña Conch y Toro, meaning he will now lead the technical management of the company’s entire portfolio.
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Seven forgotten drinks ads starring Hollywood A-listers
29 November 2017

From Jeff Goldblum to Bruce Willis, we round up a collection of the best classic drinks adverts featuring some of Hollywood's biggest names.
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Domaine Dillon adds ‘Big Bottle’ service
29 November 2017

Domaine Clarence Dillon has launched an online retailer through its Paris shop that is dedicated to selling and sourcing French wines and spirits in large formats.
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Perrotti-Brown named Bordeaux reviewer at The Wine Advocate
28 November 2017

The Wine Advocate’s editor-in-chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, has taken over from Neal Martin as its Bordeaux reviewer following Martin’s move to Vinous.
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£3,750 customisable garden shed ‘brewery’ unveiled
28 November 2017

Leeds-based Tiger Sheds has teamed up with local brewery Northern Monk to release a brewery shed which it claims can produce beer costing just 45p per pint.
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Police appeal for witnesses after theft of £20,000 worth of whiskey in M4 service station
28 November 2017

Police have released CCTV footage of a late night heist where more than £20,000 worth of Irish whiskey was stolen from a lorry at a motorway services.
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Wine List Confidential: Bonhams Restaurant
28 November 2017

What a joy. A list with the input of two Masters of Wine – Richard Harvey and Anthony Barne – was always going to get off to a flyer at the new Bonhams restaurant.
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New Burgundy ‘appellation’ met with caution
28 November 2017

A new level of Burgundy wines is coming, sitting roughly between the regional and village levels of the region's hierarchy. Will it confuse more than help?...
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Five Californian vineyards to know
28 November 2017

In partnership with the California Wine Institute.William Kelley picks the California vineyards that you need to know...To Kalon vineyard, Napa Valley In partnership with the California Wine Institute. Five Californian vineyards to know To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley Established in the
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W. Blake Gray's Great Coravin Climbdown
28 November 2017

Our US editor retests a revolutionary wine accessory, this time following the actual instructions.
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Ridge Monte Bello wines to drink and keep
28 November 2017

Ridge Monte Bello has continued to shine brightly since its famous victory over Bordeaux at the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting. Below, William Kelley tastes and rates vintages to look out for, including the rather special 2013 wine. Copy by Chris Mercer and Stephen Brook, and tasting notes by William Kelley.The Ridge Monte Bello vineyard. Vintages for the cellar and to uncork now...
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Château de Beaucastel wines for your cellar
28 November 2017

Decanter’s tasting director, Christelle Guibert, gives her ratings and tasting notes for nine Château de Beaucastel wines, including five vintages of the rare Hommage à Jacques Perrin at Decanter’s Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter.Do you have any Château de Beaucastel wines in your cellar? Including five vintages of rare Hommage à Jacques Perrin...
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Gains and opportunities among Bordeaux 2010
28 November 2017

After years of being effectively overshadowed by their historically high en primeur release prices, the Bordeaux 2010 wines and their Liv-ex performance are on the up.
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Follador launches Kleofe Millesimato Prosecco
28 November 2017

Follador has released a new Millesimato Prosecco in honour of Cleofe Follador – the mother of founder Gianfranco Follador.
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Netherlands poised to gain first PDO wine region
27 November 2017

An appellation in the Netherlands is set to become the first in the country to receive protected status, with Dutch wine recognised by the European Union for the first time.
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Rosé festival returns to Cannes
27 November 2017

Capitalising on the growing global thirst for rosé, the Pink Rosé Festival will return to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes next year celebrating all things pink.
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China to cut duty on Scotch by half
27 November 2017

Four years after delivering a heavy blow to the world’s spirit producers, the Chinese government is giving them a leg up on Friday.
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MEADFA moves to Dubai as it postpones annual conference until January 2018
27 November 2017

The Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association has postponed its annual conference until January 2018 and moved the event from Beirut to Dubai.
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Scientists create new alcohol called ‘sachi’ from Tofu whey
27 November 2017

Scientists in Singapore have developed a new "sake-like" alcoholic beverage from the bi-products of Tofu and called it sachi.
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Jefford on Monday: La Livinière and the lion race
27 November 2017

Andrew Jefford puts the Languedoc’s pioneer cru under the spotlight.Grenache vines of Château Faîteau. One to watch, says Andrew Jefford...
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Match point: Sprits and food matching
27 November 2017

While wine is still the go-to drink to accompany a meal, there is a growing movement in certain restaurants that pairs cocktails with food, writes James Lawrence.
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California driving: Top 10 wineries to visit on your road trip
27 November 2017

California winelands are made for road trips, hit the scenic Central Coast from Monterey to Santa Barbara for an unforgettable wine adventure...Sunset over the patio deck at Galante Vineyards... For an unforgettable Californian wine adventure...
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Ex-Sipsmith Gin duo launch ‘first’ brewery dedicated to ‘small beer’
27 November 2017

James Grundy and Felix James have launched what they claim is the world's first 'small beer' brewery in London's Bermondsey, dedicated to brewing beers between 0.5% and 2.8.% ABV.
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Wine Legend: Pol Roger, Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2000
27 November 2017

What makes this wine a legend...? What makes this wine a legend...?
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IMW lots and Burgundy star at Bonhams
25 November 2017

The final part of the Institute of Masters of Wine auction and a collection of fine Burgundy were the focus of two Bonhams auctions this month.
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Updated: Tasting notes decoded
25 November 2017

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from Annabelle Sing. This week we decode 'cream' and 'tomato'... Don't get caught out at tastings, know your notes...
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Wine Tasting Quiz – Test your knowledge
25 November 2017

Are you a professional taster and can you name any wine blind? Or are you simply a wine lover who knows and can describe what they like? Let's fine out if you know what to look out for with the Decanter wine tasting quiz. Are you a professional taster and can you name any wine blind? Or are you simply a wine lover who knows and can describe what they like? Let's fine out if you know what to look...
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Peter Sisseck acquires famous Sherry solera
25 November 2017

Winemaker Peter Sisseck has acquired the small but famous Sherry solera Camborio with the aim of making a top fino – Spain’s “greatest white wine”.
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Stoli trademark case suspended
25 November 2017

SPI Group has achieved a “significant” legal victory against a state-run Russian company over the continuous battle for the Stolichnaya vodka trademark in Australia and the US
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Frescobaldi opens second Florence restaurant
25 November 2017

Tuscan winery Frescobaldi has opened a restaurant in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria that specialises in classic Tuscan dishes with a contemporary twist.
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Ramón Bilbao owner buys stake in US whiskey Yellow Rose
25 November 2017

Spain's Zamora Company, which owns brands such as Licor 43, Ramón Bilbao and Villa Massa Limoncello, has entered the American whiskey category having purchased a stake in the Texas-based craft whiskey brand Yellow Rose.
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Bordeaux honours its ‘Best of Wine Tourism 2018’ award winners
25 November 2017

Promotional featureThe 15th Best Of Wine Tourism Night revolved around awards given to the best wine tourism activities in the Bordeaux region in 2018. 21 trophies were handed out, including 6 gold ones. Bordeaux 's 'Best Of Wine Tourism' winners and nominees for 2018 See the winners...
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NZ unveils new look and venue for UK tasting
25 November 2017

Next year’s annual trade tasting held by New Zealand Winegrowers will take place in a new London location and with an array of new features and themes celebrating New Zealand's variety.
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ProWine China 2017 declared a success
25 November 2017

The fifth edition of ProWine China concluded in Shanghai with more than 14,219 trade visitors and close to 700 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions attending, making it “the most international wines and spirits trade fair in Mainland China,” said its organisers.
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Top 10 highest rated wines on Vivino: 5-1
25 November 2017

In our second instalment of the top 10 highest rated wines by Vivino’s 26 million users, we bring you numbers five to one. Can you guess which wine made the top spot?
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Grand marque releases Champagne from legendary 2002 vintage
25 November 2017

For those who thought the first releases of Champagne’s 2002 vintage were a thing of the past, think again… one grand marque is only now launching its cuvées from this legendary harvest.
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AB InBev boosts Nigeria with Budweiser and investment
25 November 2017

Brewing giant AB InBev is boosting its Nigerian operation with a US$250 million new brewery and the launch of its leading brand, Budweiser, in the country.
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Diageo drops Hollywood director’s whiskey amid claims of sexual misconduct
24 November 2017

Diageo has reportedly dropped a whiskey brand produced in collaboration with Hollywood director Brett Ratner amid allegations of sexual misconduct. 
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The week in pictures
24 November 2017

This week saw Tuscany's Chianti producers flock to London to peddle their wares, Hobgoblin celebrate the launch of a hoppy new IPA, and Clydeside Distillery officially opened its doors to the public.
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Tasmanian distiller produces spit bucket spirit
24 November 2017

A Tasmanian distiller so committed to the cause of sustainability and reducing waste has produced a spirit from 500 litres of wine swilled and spat out by guests at a two-day tasting.
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Wine List Confidential: Les 110 de Taillevent
24 November 2017

The sequel to the famous Parisian original, Les 110 de Taillevent is a welcome addition to the capital's wine scene, offering 110 wines by the glass and an impressive list populated by top drops from France and Italy to Cyprus and South Africa.
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Black Friday 2017 Champagne deals
24 November 2017

Take advantage of what Black Friday has to offer with these Champagne deals. Keith Jackson / Alamy Offers to take advantage of...
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Wine with Christmas Turkey – Food Matching
24 November 2017

Tannin is the enemy, argues Decanter's Harry Fawkes. Here's his guide to wine with Christmas turkey and all the trimmings. Updated with new wine recommendations. Tannin is the enemy, argues Decanter's Harry Fawkes. Here's his guide to wine with Christmas turkey and all the trimmings...
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China’s Kweichow Moutai makes its first move into Africa
24 November 2017

China’s biggest baijiu producer Kweichow Moutai has made its first market expansion into Africa, with its latest brand promotion initiative in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Spottswoode vintages rated from 1997 to 2014
24 November 2017

William Kelley profiles Napa winery Spottswoode. Premium members can see his tasting notes and ratings covering vintages from 1997 to 2014 of the estate Cabernet. The Spottswoode estate entrance in autumn. See the best Spottswoode Cabernet wines to buy...
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What are you drinking this Thanksgiving?
24 November 2017

Thanksgiving is a great time to open a special bottle to share with family and friends, but what will you be drinking and what does the wine world do? We asked winemakers plus sommelier Rajat Parr and writer Carson Demmond. What wines to open on Thanksgiving? From winemakers to sommeliers...
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Majestic Wine tips magnum trend for growth
24 November 2017

Majestic Wine’s buying director sees rising sales of ‘affordable’ magnums and expects more of them to adorn Christmas dinner tables and parties this year. Reporting by Laura Seal and Chris Mercer. Big bottles are increasingly in demand... Big bottles are proving popular...
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Budget 2017: How the industry reacted
24 November 2017

We've taken a look at some of the most significant reactions to this year's Autumn Statement, from outright praise to condemnation.
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Tesco wines to buy this winter
24 November 2017

Decanter's experts recommend 16 Tesco wines for drinking this festive period, after attending the retailer's recent press tasting event. Tesco’s Finest range of wines has been a key focus for the UK supermarket in 2017, with over 20 new
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Rogues banned from London pub to star in new book
24 November 2017

A rogues gallery of characters banned from the ‘Half Moon’ pub in south London, including ‘Fat Paul’, ‘Staring Pervert’ and ‘Flat Cap Coke Fiend’ are to be immortalised in a new book of short stories out next year.
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Burglars steal 6,800 litres of vodka worth $280k from LA distillery
23 November 2017

Fog Shots distillery in Los Angeles has reported the theft of over 1,800 gallons of its vodka, amounting to approximately 90% of its inventory, after brazen burglars broke into its store room. 
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Australia advances development of salt tolerant vines
23 November 2017

A team of Australian scientists have reported a major breakthrough in the development of salt resistant vines – which could lead to the first rootstock cultivated specifically for Australian vines – as part of the industry's efforts to ensure its future sustainability.
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Majestic Wine profits soar by £6.8m in first half
23 November 2017

Majestic has posted a pre-tax rise in profits of £6.7 million for the first half of this year, having reported profits of just £51,000 in the same period last year.
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Champagne Lanson unveils festive range
23 November 2017

Champagne Lanson has unveiled its festive range which includes its 'Santa' brut miniature Champagne bottles and a trio of "innovative" musical gift boxes. 
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周伯通酒庄庄主逝世
23 November 2017

波尔多四级酒庄周伯通酒庄(Château Branaire-Ducru)庄主Patrick Maroteaux在和癌症长期抗争之后离世。
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酩悦轩尼诗收购纳帕寇金酒庄
23 November 2017

这周酩悦轩尼诗(Moët Hennessy)宣布买下纳帕膜拜酒庄寇金酒庄(Colgin Cellars)的控股股份。
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木桐公布2015年份最新酒标
23 November 2017

德国超级现实主义艺术家Gerhard Richter用树脂玻璃为波亚克一级庄木桐(Château Mouton Rothschild)的2015年份葡萄酒创作酒标。
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Anson: Fifty shades of green – Wine’s big new debate?
23 November 2017

Jane Anson looks at the rise of sustainability and 'green' initiatives in the wine world but also where the fault lines lie. Merlot vines in St-Emilion basking in the sun. Jane Anson looks at the fault lines...
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Thanksgiving with the Robot Sommelier
23 November 2017

How well would a chatbot do choosing wines for a holiday meal? We decided to find out.
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Serving Thanksgiving wine: Pitfalls to avoid
23 November 2017

So you've made it all the way through to Thanksgiving day and now all you have to do is ensure that everybody has a good time. Wine can help, but here are our tips on how to make it work.Don't stress over wine this Thanksgiving. Tips on how to keep the wine flowing...
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A Wonderful Weekend—Emeril Lagasse Foundation Raises $3.5 Million for Children's Charities (Wine Spectator)
23 November 2017

The 13th annual Carnivale du Vin in New Orleans brought chefs and vintners together and sold a record-breaking bottle of wine
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Unfiltered: New Mouton Art Label for a New Mouton Generation (Wine Spectator)
23 November 2017

Plus, Chinese police make busts for 14,000 bottles of fake Penfolds, Lidia Bastianich celebrates veteran/farmers in new TV special, and Pharrell Williams and Louis XIII Cognac record song humans can only hear in 100 years
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Black Friday 2017: Top whisky deals
23 November 2017

With the festive season fast approaching, the deals are stacking up for some interesting whiskies from around the world. We've rounded up some of the top whisk(e)y deals below. Credit: les polders / Alamy See our round-up of offers...
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Showcase of DWWA 2017 winners at Waitrose Drinks Festival in London
23 November 2017

DWWA winning wines were presented on 17-29 November 2017 A selection of six Platinum and Gold medal winners from DWWA 2017 were showcased at the Waitrose Drinks Festival on 17-19 November.
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What is ‘white cider’?
23 November 2017

Tories are taking aim at high-strength, low-cost drinks like "white cider", with plans to raise excise duties on it in 2019 — but what exactly is it?
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Burgundy's Hospices de Beaune Raises $16 Million (Wine Spectator)
23 November 2017

On the strength of enthusiasm for the 2017 vintage, the annual charity auction soared to a new record high
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Best Lidl wines for Christmas
23 November 2017

Decanter's tasting team recommend its favourite wines to buy from Lidl. These are our favourite Lidl wines to try...
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UK Budget 2017: Chancellor freezes wine duty
23 November 2017

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has frozen duty tax on wine, spirits and beer in his latest Budget, shrugging off the 'scrooge' label bestowed on him by the drinks industry earlier this week. How much of your wine is tax? Hammond shrugs off 'scrooge' label...
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DWWA winners at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2017
23 November 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, 11- 12 November 2017, a selection of 18 winning wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards
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Budweiser to send barley into space
23 November 2017

As part of its commitment to be first beer on Mars, Budweiser will send barley into space next month in order to study how one of beer's key ingredients responds to microgravity environments. 
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Gerhard Richter designs Mouton 2015 label
23 November 2017

German photorealist artist Gerhard Richter has created the 2015 label for Pauillac first growth Château Mouton Rothschild by painting under plexiglass.
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Expedia launches interactive guide to sparkling wine regions
23 November 2017

Travel company Expedia has designed an interactive guide to 15 of the world’s leading sparkling wine producing countries from France to China with suggested itineraries for those wishing to visit.
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Does gin really make you cry? New study shows how different alcohols affect our moods
23 November 2017

A new study claims that the type of alcohol you drink can drastically alter your personality, but how much truth is really in the statement?
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Left Hand Brewing files lawsuit after $2m beer recall
22 November 2017

Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing has filed a lawsuit against yeast supplier White Labs alleging that the yeast it received resulted in US$2 million worth of contaminated beer. 
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International Bulk Wine Competition winners named
22 November 2017

The winners of this year’s International Bulk Wine Competition (IBWC) have been announced with six ‘grand gold’ medals awarded, including to a Czech company.
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Pol Roger takes on Rosemary Cakebread’s Gallica
22 November 2017

Strengthening its already robust California wine offering, Pol Roger Portfolio has taken on exclusive UK distribution of Rosemary Cakebread’s boutique St Helena label Gallica.
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Côte de Beaune reds: Panel tasting results
22 November 2017

With terroir at their heart, Burgundy’s southern Côte d’Or regions offer wonderful stylistic diversity, even from the less celebrated villages, reports Andy Howard MW. Here's the full write-up as it appears in the December 2017 issue of Decanter magazine.Pinot Noir grapes in Burgundy. Burgundy’s southern Côte d’Or regions offer wonderful stylistic diversity, eve...
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LVMH buys control of Napa winery Colgin Cellars
22 November 2017

LVMH, the French luxury goods group that includes Krug and Dom Pérignon Champagne, has signed a deal to buy control of cult Napa winery Colgin Cellars, in the latest in a string of wine estate deals this year. Colgin Cellars in Napa Valley. Bernard Arnault moves in on cult Napa wine...
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Meet Sister Doris Engelhard, the German beer-brewing nun
22 November 2017

A Bavarian nun has caused a stir by showing the integral role women have played in the craft beer industry.
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California grape varieties: Why site matters
22 November 2017

Since the 1960s California producers have been seeking to plant the right grape in the right site. William Kelley profiles four winemakers who have mastered the art...Ramney, where vine and vineyard are paired with great precision Winemakers understanding the importance of site...
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Kistler Founder Mark Bixler Dies (Wine Spectator)
22 November 2017

Business manager, chemist, salesman—Bixler provided the business foundation of his Sonoma winery’s success
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Napa's Colgin Cellars Sells Majority Stake to French Luxury Titan LVMH (Wine Spectator)
22 November 2017

Bernard Arnault's Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group adds a Napa cult Cabernet star to their growing luxury-wine portfolio
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DAWA Tasting Workshops in Hong Kong
22 November 2017

Asia Wine Service and Education (AWSEC) is organising a series of workshops about Decanter Asia Wine Awards Asia Wine Service and Education (AWSEC) in Hong Kong is running a series of workshops to explain DAWA’s judging process
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Inside the fourth Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter
22 November 2017

More than 1,000 fine wine lovers in China had the chance to meet their favourite winemakers and taste over 600 wines at the fourth Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter. See highlights below.Over 600 wines available in Grand Tasting room See highlights of the tasting...
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Everyone Wants a Wine Experience (Wine Spectator)
22 November 2017

But how about just a nice wine? Is that asking too much? Or too little?
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Mouton Rothschild 2015 label design revealed
22 November 2017

Château Mouton Rothschild has released the label design by German artist Gerhard Richter for its 2015 vintage 'first wine'. Gerhard Richter's Mouton 2015 wine label. See Gerhard Richter's design for the 2015 vintage...
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Moët takes majority stake in Napa’s Colgin Cellars
22 November 2017

Moët Hennessy has bought a controlling share of cult Napa estate, Colgin Cellars, in a deal announced today.
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Tesco launches low-alcohol wine range to keep up with demand
22 November 2017

The UK's largest grocer Tesco has launched a new low-alcohol wine range to keep up with the public's taste for lighter drinks.
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New York wine mecca Rebelle closes
22 November 2017

Having just brought you news of high profile restaurant closures in London, the latest casualty of the industry is Michelin-starred, wine focused restaurant Rebelle in New York, which closed last weekend.
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Gordon Ramsay defends his endorsement of South Korean ‘beer of the people’
22 November 2017

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has said he is "far from embarrassed" after his endorsement of South Korean lager brand Cass, which has been branded "the worst beer in the world," caused critics to question his credibility. 
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You can now hire your own private bartender for dinner parties for £2,000
22 November 2017

Vodka maker Grey Goose has launched a bespoke bartender service for well-heeled party planners in the run-up to Christmas.
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Branaire-Ducru’s Patrick Maroteaux dies
22 November 2017

Patrick Maroteaux, owner of Bordeaux fourth-growth estate Château Branaire-Ducru, has died after a long battle with cancer.
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Dominik Huber of Terroir al Limit: Priorat is a virgin beauty
22 November 2017

Describing Priorat as “a virgin beauty”, Dominik Huber of boutique winery Terroir al Limit believes that there’s a growing trend in the region to ditch Bordeaux-style heavy wines for fresher, lighter, terroir-driven wines.
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Wine glasses related to composer Beethoven launched in HK
22 November 2017

A wine glass collection made by Austria’s renowned glassware maker Sophienwald, which has links to composer Beethoven, has been officially launched in Hong Kong through Watson’s Wine.
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Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair ends on a high note
22 November 2017

With increased attendance at this year's Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair and newly introduced preferential measures towards wine imports from Hong Kong to mainland China, Hong Kong's role as a wine trading hub was affirmed at the 10th edition of the wine fair. 
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EU compound accused of Afghan alcohol smuggling
21 November 2017

The EU is investigating claims that residents in its compound in Kabul used disused fridges and gas canisters to smuggle illegal alcohol into Afghanistan. 
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Alcohol-based jelly implant could kill cancer cells
21 November 2017

A jelly-like implant made from alcohol could destroy cancerous tumours when injected into the body, a study by Duke University in North Carolina has found, achieving a 100% success rate when trialled in mice.
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Victoria Beckham won’t drink wine that costs less than £10
21 November 2017

Victoria Beckham has revealed she won't touch a bottle of wine if it costs less than £10.
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How to pair Californian wines – from the sommeliers
21 November 2017

Created in partnership with the California Wine Institute.We get the advice from the sommeliers...What goes with California wines? We get the advice...
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The World's Best Value Rioja
21 November 2017

Looking for top reds at a great price? Go no further than Spain's wine wonderland.
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Bordeaux Vintner and Leader Patrick Maroteaux Dies at 67 (Wine Spectator)
21 November 2017

Over three decades, he revitalized fourth-growth Château Branaire-Ducru
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Republic and Breakthru Join Forces, Creating $14 Billion Wholesale Colossus (Wine Spectator)
21 November 2017

Two of America’s largest alcohol distributors are merging
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Brunello 2013 vintage: A sneak preview
21 November 2017

Stephen Brook got a preview of the Brunello di Montalcino 2013 vintage at an event hosted by specialist merchant Vinexus in London. Read his report below, and Decanter Premium members can see his ratings from the tasting.A wine shop in Montalcino in the heart of Brunello country. Stephen Brook gives you a head-start on the vintage...
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Decanter.com Upgrade – Advertising Lite for Premium Members
21 November 2017

We've just released a new upgrade on Decanter Premium aiming at bringing our readers a better website experience! It’s been three weeks since we launched Decanter Premium, which has allowed us to publish much more in-depth tastings and
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157th Hospices sale hits £12m record
21 November 2017

This year’s Hospices de Beaune auction raised the highest total in its history, while the ‘Pièce des Présidents’ charity barrel was the second most expensive ever sold.
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How to make the perfect gin and tonic, according to Heston Blumenthal
21 November 2017

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has nailed his drinks credentials to the mast, claiming he knows the best way to make a gin and tonic.
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Catena unveils new label design inspired by the history of Malbec
21 November 2017

Argentina's Bodega Catena Zapata has unveiled a new label design for its Malbec Argentino 2015 inspired by the history of its flagship variety and told through four symbolic women.
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This brewery makes craft beers inspired by Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau and Angela Merkel
21 November 2017

A Ukranian brewery made Canadian president and 'sex symbol' Justin Trudeau the poster-boy for its latest beer.
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Diageo sues Vijay Mallya over $75m United Spirits agreement
21 November 2017

Diageo has filed a lawsuit against Vijay Mallya in the UK over a $75 million agreement it struck with the tycoon for him to step down as chair of United Spirits in 2016. 
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The Benevolent charity silent auction goes live this week
20 November 2017

UK drinks trade charity The Benevolent's “Thanks for Giving” Online Silent Auction will return this week, with lots including a two-week stay in a large luxury villa in Florida, a Nebuchadnezzar of Jacquart Champagne and a luxury cocktail experience at The Savoy.
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Jefford on Monday: The white question
20 November 2017

Andrew Jefford discovers the other face of Priorat.High altitude, Mas Alta vineyards. Is Priorat on the verge of change?...
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Scientists link infidelity in male voles to uneven alcohol consumption
20 November 2017

Male prairie voles that drink more alcohol than their partner are more likely to be unfaithful, mirroring behaviour found in humans, a recent study has revealed.
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Chicago bar to host ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ pop-up
20 November 2017

A Chicago bar has announced plans for a festive pop-up based on the 1946 Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life – and it's already sold out. 
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Record sales total for Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction
20 November 2017

See the headline results from this year's Hospices de Beaune auction held over the weekend.Bidders pack the room at the Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction. See the top selling lots...
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Branaire-Ducru owner dies in Bordeaux
20 November 2017

Patrick Maroteaux, owner of Château Branaire-Ducru on Bordeaux's Left Bank for nearly 30 years, has died aged 67.Patrick Maroteaux. Patrick Maroteaux has died aged 67...
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Wine Legend: Le Pin, Pomerol 1982
20 November 2017

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame... Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame...
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Weekend Wine – the Bordeaux Breakdown
19 November 2017

Wine specialist Tom Jarvis turns his attention to one of Bordeaux's quiet achievers.
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Inside the Hospices de Beaune auction
19 November 2017

At the prestigious charity auction that’s an annual highlight of the wine trade, Peter Richards MW gets the inside track on how wines bought here are helping one UK retailer to tap into a growing premium sector... At the prestigious charity auction that’s an annual highlight of the wine trade, Peter Richards MW gets the inside track on how wines bought here are helping one UK retailer...
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Ten great restaurants in Champagne for wine lovers
18 November 2017

Champagne is a perfect winter getaway, but where should you dine at the end of a hard day’s tasting? At this year’s Decanter Fine Wine Encounter, we asked for insider tips from those working for some of the top Champagne houses…Dine at Les Crayères, an enchanting Champagne château... Credit: lescrayere.com Where to eat after a hard day of popping corks...
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Restaurant Talk: The Marc Forgione and Matthew Conway Show (Wine Spectator)
18 November 2017

The chef and his wine guy have had a rare decade-long relationship working at Forgione's downtown Manhattan restaurant, and have fun doing it
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‘Santé!’ Wine May Improve Foreign Language Skills (Wine Spectator)
18 November 2017

A recent study finds that a small amount of alcohol could give new meaning to the phrase “Dutch courage”
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American couple take on Burgundy’s Clos de la Commaraine
18 November 2017

Two American investors have taken on the running of Clos de la Commaraine, the premier cru vineyard and property in Burgundy’s Pommard appellation.The estate building at Clos de la Commaraine. Burgundy estate gets new management...
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Napa Valley Quiz – Test your knowledge
18 November 2017

How well do you know California's most renowned wine region, the Napa Valley? Are you a collector of the highly crafted Cabernets, or have you sampled other delights from the Valley floor? Take Decanter's Napa Valley quiz and find out. Harvest in Napa Valley Take the Napa Valley quiz: Find out more about the Napa Valley and all the answers to the quiz in
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Cristal Champagne: Tasting and profile
18 November 2017

John Stimpfig gives a brief history of one of the world's most sought-after Champagnes, and recommends a few vintages to buy.What Cristal Champagne to buy? See our ratings and read about the history...
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Xavier Rousset MS launches ‘Pinot & Chardo’ wine club
18 November 2017

Restaurateur and Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset has launched a free wine club focused exclusively on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay called 'Pinot & Chardo'.
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The week in Pictures: Hong Kong
18 November 2017

November is one of the busiest months in Hong Kong's drinks trade. From the International Wine & Spirits Fair to our Drinks Business Asian Awards, Santa Rita masterclass to 2006 Salon launch and a Chateau Palmer wine dinner. Here are the highlights that you can't miss.
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The week in pictures
18 November 2017

This week's highlights included the annual IWSC Awards banquet, London's first Nebbiolo Day tasting and a Malbec masterclass by Argentina's Catena Zapata.
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Uncorked: Dominik Huber of Terroir al Limit
18 November 2017

Dominik Huber of Terroir al Limit chats to dbHK about his passion for food, hiking along Montsant Mountain in Priorat and his treasured 2006 'Les Manyes'.
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Master of Wine auction raises £1m
18 November 2017

As much as £1 million has been raised for the Institute of Masters of Wine’s Endowment Fund following a dinner and auction at Bonhams in London last night.
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db Eats: GBR
18 November 2017

Great British Restaurant at Dukes Hotel does exactly what it says on the tin, writes Edith Hancock.
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Coca-Cola CEO: ‘never say never’ to getting into alcohol
18 November 2017

After an analyst speculated that Coca-Cola may announce a move into the alcohol industry, CEO James Quincey said he would not rule it out, but that "it doesn't make sense" to do it now. 
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New high for Mouton 2000 and the appeal of black and gold bottles
18 November 2017

A case of Mouton Rothschild 2000 has traded at a new record high on the Liv-ex Exchange of £17,050, do commemorative bottles of Bordeaux have extra appeal in the market?
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Ramon Bilbao embraces higher altitudes to better Rioja
18 November 2017

Ramón Bilbao is exploring the altitudinal limits for grape growing in Rioja to produce fresher reds with a greater ageing capacity – although it’s a costly approach.
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First Scottish Tequila aged in Speyside malt whisky casks launched
18 November 2017

Two entrepreneurs have launched Scotland’s first Tequila company, UWA Tequila, which has created what it believes to be the world’s first Tequila aged in Speyside single malt whisky casks.
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Cans now make up a quarter of all craft beer sold in UK
18 November 2017

Gone are the days of stigma around 'tinnies' as a quarter of the UK's craft beer is now sold in cans, according to new figures.
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Soviet-era winery set to re-open to tourists from 2020
18 November 2017

A winery that was once one of the largest Soviet-era wineries in south Russia is to be rebuilt as part of a two billion ruble (US$35) investment, with plans to welcome tourists to the winery in the Black Sea resort of Anapa from 2020.
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Women earn more than men at Diageo
18 November 2017

Female staff earn more than their male counterparts at Diageo in England and Wales when all employees’ salaries are taken into account.
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Petition launched calling on alcohol ban in Parliament
18 November 2017

A petition calling on the government to ban alcohol from the Houses of Parliament has been launched.
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Brooklyn rooftop vineyard to sell wine for $1,000 a bottle
18 November 2017

Rooftop Reds, billed as "the world's first commercially viable rooftop vineyard," growing vines on a rooftop in New York, will sell its first bottles at $1,000 a bottle when they're ready in 2019.
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Crozier: Salta home to ‘some of the most terroir specific wines in the world’
18 November 2017

Mendoza might be its heartland, but the Calchaqui Valley in northern Argentina is the region to watch, believes Gaucho's wine director Phil Crozier, who says it is home not only some of the most unique wines in Argentina, but the world.
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De Bekessy cellar makes £400k
18 November 2017

The cellar of the notable Hungarian-American Antal de Bekessy made over £460,000 as part of a Sotheby’s sale that made £2.2 million in total.
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Great value California white wines
17 November 2017

Finding the value wines from California... Hunting down the value white wines...
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Irish Distillers creates Midleton whiskey finished in bluebell forest oak casks
17 November 2017

Irish Distillers-owned whiskey brand Midleton has released harnessing the flavours of Ireland's bluebell forests.
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What is the Hospices de Beaune? – ask Decanter
17 November 2017

What happens at the Hospices de Beaune auction....?Hospices de Beaune is a key event in the Burgundy calendar. The story of Hospices de Beaune...
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Alberto Tasca: 西西里当地葡萄品种将推动此产区的葡萄酒革命
17 November 2017

端坐西西里岛广阔葡萄酒帝国Tasca d'Almerita顶端的Alberto Tasca d’Almerita坚信,该岛众多的当地葡萄品种及其与可持续性的亲和力将改变未来葡萄酒酿造的面貌。
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Unfiltered: 'Escape the Room' Game Comes to Wineries, Locking Visitors Away in Cellar (Wine Spectator)
17 November 2017

Also in Unfiltered, three strikes of wine and whisky crime, Margaux 2015 gets a special label, and we check out food dances inspired by The Ballet Cook Book
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A Changing of the Guard at Bordeaux's Iconic Lafite Rothschild (Wine Spectator)
17 November 2017

Saskia de Rothschild succeeds her father, Baron Eric, as chairman of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBR), while wine-industry veteran Jean-Guillaume Prats becomes president and CEO
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How to match wine with truffle recipes
17 November 2017

Looking for a wine to go with truffle risotto or another truffle-based dish this winter? We bring you the expert advice on what to look for and what to avoid, from master sommelier Piotr Pietras, head sommelier at London's Launceston Place and recently named Amorim Taster of the Year at the Court of Master Sommelier Awards. Truffle risotto. We get a master sommelier to help...
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Photo highlights: Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2017
17 November 2017

See the highlights of the weekend...The social media feed from the weekend. Re-live the weekend...
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Lafite chairman and CEO announce generational handover
17 November 2017

Château Lafite Rothschild, the Pauillac first growth, and its parent company DBR (Lafite) have announced a major generational shift in management.The DBR (Lafite) team. From left to right: Jean-Guillaume Prats, Saskia de Rothschild, Christophe Salin and Baron Eric de Rothschild. April 2018 to mark generational shift at first growth...
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2017 Harvest Report: A Roller-Coaster Growing Season for Oregon and Washington (Wine Spectator)
17 November 2017

Heat and wildfires tested vintners, but quality is high for signature grapes
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Best Laithwaite’s wines to try
17 November 2017

Decanter's Portugal Specialist of the Year 2017 has recently been pushing the English cause with a 'royal' sparkling wine made from grapes grown in Windsor Great Park. Decanter's tasting team picks its favourites...
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James Suckling and COFCO launch wine app in China
17 November 2017

American wine critic James Suckling has launched a Chinese wine app with COFCO Wine & Wine, with the aim of turning his translated ratings into a, "benchmark for buying wines and informing the wine trade and consumers in China", he says.
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Recent London restaurant casualties
17 November 2017

A number of high profile London restaurants, including HKK in Shoreditch and Paradise Garage in Bethnal Green, have been forced to close as profit margins become increasingly squeezed.
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Tom Kerridge to open butcher-pub hybrid in Marlow this week
17 November 2017

Michelin-awarded TV chef Tom Kerridge is set to open his third gastropub — The Butcher's Tap — on Friday 17 November.
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Self-taught winemaker who used to produce wine in a bath wins IMW Noval Award
17 November 2017

Self-taught Spanish winemaker and consultant Fernando Mora MW has been awarded the Institute of Masters of Wine Quinta do Noval prize for the best researcher paper written in the final stage of becoming an MW. 
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The Flying Winemaker signs distribution deal in China
17 November 2017

The Flying Winemaker, Eddie McDougall, has announced The Wine People as its official importing and distribution partner in China’s Guangdong province for his eponymous wines, Eddie McDougall Wines, making his first foray into the mainland market.
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‘Romantic’ Salon 2006 released in HK
17 November 2017

Didier Depond, president of Champagne Salon and Champagne Delamotte, has unveiled the 2006 vintage of Salon and 2007 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs in Hong Kong this week.
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Les Beaujolais Nouveaux sont arrivés
17 November 2017

Beaujolais has reported an excellent if small 2017 harvest as the first young wines arrive to mark Beaujolais Nouveau day.
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International Best of Wine Tourism 2018 winners
16 November 2017

Promotional featureOn November 9th, Casona Veramonte in Chile’s Casablanca Valley was the scene of the 2018 international ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. The ceremony took place during the gala dinner that marked the end of the Network’s annual general meeting. Elke Hoellein and Thomas Schaetzel from Mainz and Rhei...
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Innis & Gunn invites beer fans to create their dream pint with the weirdest flavours they can think of
16 November 2017

Scotttish brewer Innis & Gunn is giving beer fans the chance to create their dream drink with the strangest flavours they can think of in a new nationwide competition.
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Ardgowan secures funding for £12m Scotch distillery
16 November 2017

The Ardgowan Distillery has secured a £1 million grant to build a £12m malt whisky distillery and visitor centre in Inverclyde, 30 miles west of Glasgow.
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Napa winery to offer dog-friendly getaway
16 November 2017

Calistoga Ranch has designed a three-night getaway designed to appeal to man's best friend, with activities including a smoked-bacon scavenger hunt in the vineyards.
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What’s changing in Cava
16 November 2017

In association with Cava DO.With its distinct sense of terroir, Cava made from Catalonia’s indigenous grape varieties is something we should all be drinking now, says Andrew Jefford... With its distinct sense of terroir, Cava made from Catalonia’s indigenous grape varieties is something we should all be drinking now, says Andrew Jefford
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Cava and food pairing
16 November 2017

In association with Cava DO.Cava is very versatile with food. Fiona Beckett picks some of her favourite pairings... Try these pairings...
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Cava grape varieties: Three headline grapes
16 November 2017

In association with Cava DO. Lenka Sedlackova MW takes a look at the main grape varieties used in Cava production....Xarel.lo In association with Cava DO. Cava grape varieties White (% of plantings) Macabeo (35.3%) Xarel.lo (25.5%) Parellada (20.3%) Chardonnay (8.7%)
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Cava de Paraje Calificado: Cava’s top tier
16 November 2017

In association with DO Cava The region's dozen best single-vineyard Cavas are now officially recognised as Cava de Paraje Calificado. Pedro Ballesteros Torress MW explains more...Gramona is one of the producers to be included. Understand the new classification...
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Anson: Tasting historic Lynch-Bages wines
16 November 2017

Jane Anson reports on an extraordinary tasting of aged Lynch-Bages wines in Bordeaux and includes plenty of tales from the Cazes family that has owned this estate since the late 1930s. Old vintages of Château Lynch-Bages lined up for tasting at Cafe Lavinal in Pauillac. Jane Anson tastes vintages from 1924 to 1961...
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The World's Best Value Chardonnays
16 November 2017

The world's favorite white wine grape gets our Best Value treatment.
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Judgement of Paris legend Warren Winiarski makes California hall of fame
16 November 2017

One of the people responsible for up-and-coming American wines beating the best of France at the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting has been inducted into California's all-time hall of fame.A painting re-creating the Judgement of Paris tasting in 1976, at the Vineyard at Stockcross in Berkshire. Judgement of Paris winemaker sits alongside Steven Spielberg...
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DAWA 2017 winning wines at Wine & Dine Festival, Hong Kong
16 November 2017

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival took place on the 26-29 October The annual Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival celebrates world-class food and drink. This year Decanter partnered with Riedel to
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DAWA 2017 winners at Decanter’s Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter
16 November 2017

17 DAWA 2017 winning wines will be showcased at Decanter's Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter on 18 November 2017.Decanter Asia Wine Award winners at the 2016 Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter On Saturday 18 November, over 1,000 wine lovers will come together to explore the world’s major wine regions at Decanter’s Shanghai Fine
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New book aims to be ‘gold standard for Italian wine’
16 November 2017

Today sees the official launch of a new book that aims to be the “gold standard for Italian wine”, according to the managing director of Vinitaly International, Stevie Kim.
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11 of the best winter pop-ups to warm your cockles this Christmas
16 November 2017

With Christmas around the corner, we take a look at some of the best places to grab festive food and drink in the capital.
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You can now track you alcohol consumption with Amazon Alexa
16 November 2017

Cancer Research UK has teamed up with Amazon to develop a new skill for the online retailer’s voice-activated digital assistant more...
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Thieves steal €600k of rare whisky in Paris
16 November 2017

A gang of thieves has made off with over €600,000 of rare malt whisky after smashing their way into a shop in a smart Paris arrondissement.
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Kilchoman to double distillery capacity
16 November 2017

Scotch producer Kilchoman in Islay is to double its production capacity by the end of next year to make the most of the growing thirst for single malt whisky.
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Top 10 wacky food and drink Guinness World Records
16 November 2017

How big is the world's biggest glass of beer? How many bottles is it possible to open with one's feet in a minute? And where might you go if you want to be waited on by robots?
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Will Coca-Cola make a move into alcohol?
15 November 2017

An analyst from financial services company Wells Fargo has speculated that drinks giant Coca-Cola may announce plans to move into the alcoholic beverages market at its investor day on Thursday. 
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Cognac rebrands with new visual identity
15 November 2017

The BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessional du Cognac) has unveiled a new visual identity for the Cognac appellation, including a new logo and marketing material across all of its promotional materials. 
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UK buyer’s guide to California wine
15 November 2017

Calling all California wine lovers in the UK — find out the where to buy your favourite west coast wines, as Jane Parkinson rounds up the top wine shops supermarkets and online retailers...Henry Butler at Butlers Wine Cellar. Credit: Simon Dack / Alamy Where to get your Californian wine fix in the UK...
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Almaviva: Tasting a New World ‘grand cru’
15 November 2017

See Jane Anson's tasting notes and ratings for 12 vintages and read more about the history of this collaboration between two winemaking titans of France and Chile.Inside the Almaviva barrel room. Profile and ratings on the top wines...
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Minimum alcohol pricing can go ahead, court rules
15 November 2017

European wine and spirits producers have lost their long-running legal challenge against minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland after the UK's Supreme Court ruled that the policy should be allowed to stand. UK Supreme Court backs minimum price on drinks...
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California Fires: Upcoming Charity Benefits and Happenings (Wine Spectator)
15 November 2017

A calendar of events benefiting fire victims and ongoing efforts you can contribute to
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8 & $20: Tartiflette with a Bracing White Wine (Wine Spectator)
15 November 2017

This Alpine-style dish brings together Reblochon cheese with sizzling bacon, onions and potatoes
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Star Chefs Rally to Benefit California Wildfire Relief Efforts (Wine Spectator)
15 November 2017

"A Night of Friendship & Fellowship" in Napa Valley on Dec. 2 will support recovery efforts in wine country
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Château Pichon Baron vertical: A Decanter masterclass
15 November 2017

Stephen Brook attended the Pichon Baron masterclass at this year's Decanter Fine Wine Encounter, where he tasted 12 vintages of the Bordeaux second growth stretching back to 2001.Pichon Baron wines at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2017. Stephen Brook tastes 12 vintages at Decanter's Encounter...
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World’s oldest wine comes from Georgia – New research
15 November 2017

Georgia has enhanced its claim as the cradle of winemaking after new research showed it contains the oldest known evidence of wine culture, dating back 8,000 years.Early Neolithic jar from Khramis Didi-Gora. And it's older than we thought...
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Château Margaux 2015 comes in commemorative bottle
15 November 2017

Château Margaux will release its 2015 vintage in a limited edition bottle to commemorate Paul Pontallier, who died last year after more than two decades as estate MD and who is credited with making significant improvements to the wine.Margaux releases its 2015 vintage as 'hommage à Paul Pontallier'. In tribute to the late Paul Pontallier...
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Wine List Confidential: The Ritz
15 November 2017

With 800 wines to choose from, including a surprisingly strong presence of 'hipster' wines thanks to the fresh thinking of head somm Giovanni Ferlito, there's plenty to pore over in the Ritz's famous Livre du Vin.
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Gilbert & George turn brewery into art gallery
15 November 2017

Artist duo Gilbert & George are turning a 19th century brewery in east London into a public art gallery in protest over the fact that the Tate never shows their work.
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‘World class’ Champagne collection for sale
15 November 2017

A collection of top Champagne featuring the likes of 1979 Krug and a bottle of 1857 Yquem will go on sale at Bonhams next fine wine sale in London later this month.
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AB InBev announces executive leadership changes
15 November 2017

The world's largest brewer, AB InBev, has announced a number of executive leadership changes including the appointment of Michel Doukeris as the new CEO of AB InBev North America.
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Could virtual cocktails be the next big thing?
15 November 2017

Scientists at the National University of Singapore have developed a virtual cocktail, or ‘vocktail’, that digitally simulates multisensory flavour experiences.
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Sparkling Masters 2017: results and analysis
15 November 2017

While Champagne and Prosecco still rule the roost when it comes to fizz, producers from all over the world are crafting their own exciting styles of sparkling wine, as our blind-tasting competition shows.
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Weed is the new craft beer, says ex-Budweiser exec
14 November 2017

A former Budweiser marketing executive has drawn comparisons between the burgeoning trade in legal cannabis and the craft beer industry, believing weed could one day be as popular.
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Evidence of oldest wine in human history discovered
14 November 2017

The oldest evidence of wine made using grapes ever found has been discovered in Georgia. Some 8,000 years old it confirms that mankind’s relationship with wine is as much as 1,000 years older than previously thought.
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Aussie winemaker releases ‘F*** Him’ Trump wine
14 November 2017

An Australian winery has produced a 2016 Chardonnay called F*** Him to voice its opposition to US President Trump and promote acceptance of different races, genders, sexualities and religions.
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Scientists use water filter to turn whisky clear
14 November 2017

As part of their research, scientists at the University of Manchester conducted a "fun Friday night experiment" during which they used a graphene water filter to turn Cognac and whisky clear. 
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Alcohol sales soar despite supermarket prices rising at their highest rate in 4 years
14 November 2017

Supermarket prices have risen by their highest margin in four years as Brexit hits consumers hard, but that hasn't put a stopper on our taste for alcohol, according to new figures.
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Wine tasting etiquette – ask Decanter
14 November 2017

What are the do's and don't's when attending wine tastings...?Guests tasting at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2017. What are the do's and don'ts...?
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Napa fine wines to try this autumn – William Kelley
14 November 2017

The Napa Valley’s transformation from rural backwater to viticultural Shangri-La in a mere half century is an all-American success story, writes William Kelley, who picks out a selection of his favourite fine wines to try. William Kelley picks a few of his favourites. A few of William Kelley's favourites...
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Convicted Fraudster's Wines for Sale
14 November 2017

Eric Greenberg, who was found guilty of defrauding Bill Koch, is selling more of his cellar.
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Origins of Winemaking Stretch Back 8,000 Years (Wine Spectator)
14 November 2017

Archaeologists uncover evidence of grapegrowing and winemaking from 6000 BCE in two ancient villages in Georgia
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DAWA winners showcase at ProWine China 2017 in Shanghai
14 November 2017

Over 40 award-winning wines from DAWA 2017 will be presented at ProWine China Shanghai this year.ProWine China 2013 Decanter will showcase 38 DAWA 2017 winning wines at ProWine China in Shanghai on 14-16 November 2017. Visitors will have
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Showcase of DAWA winners at ProWine China 2017 in Shanghai
14 November 2017

Over 40 award-winning wines from DAWA 2017 will be presented at ProWine China Shanghai this year. Decanter will showcase 38 DAWA 2017 winning wines at ProWine China in Shanghai on 14-16 November 2017. Visitors will have
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Best Aldi wines for Christmas
14 November 2017

Decanter's tasting team gets to grips with Aldi's wine range... Some more great value deals at Aldi...
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Fine wines to know from Chile and Argentina
14 November 2017

A select band of producers in Chile and Argentina offer wines acknowledged as the pinnacle of what’s possible in their locations. Yet cult status still has to be earned, says Anthony Rose.Storm clouds over recently harvested Carmenere vines at the Clos Apalta vineyard. Every wine lover should try them at least once...
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President Xi serves up Chinese wine for Trump state dinner
14 November 2017

China's president Xi Jinping served diplomats and business leaders Chinese wine at a dinner honouring Donald Trump's state visit to the nation.
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Palomar team to take over 278-year-old pub
14 November 2017

Leo and Zoe Paskin, the brother and sister duo behind The Palomar and The Barbary restaurants, are to take over a 278-year-old pub in London’s Chinatown.
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1,000 bottles of Scotch stolen from N. Korean diplomat
14 November 2017

A North Korean diplomat in Pakistan is suspected of being part of an illegal bootlegging operation after he reported an enormous quantity of alcohol was stolen from his residence during a burglary – including over 1,000 bottles of Scotch.
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90% of sparkling Vouvray remains in France
14 November 2017

Myriam Fouasse-Robert, a wine tour operator in the Loire Valley, believes the UK is missing out on sparkling Vouvray, as only 10% of the wines, which represent between 60 and 65% of the production in Vouvray, are exported. 
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Britain’s highest pub featured in Waitrose Christmas ad
14 November 2017

Britain's highest pub, where drinkers have been snowed in at 1,752 feet some 50 times since 2005, has landed a starring role in this year's Waitrose Christmas advert.
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Ex Nathan Outlaw chef named Ridgeview winemaker
13 November 2017

Rory Loftus, a 23-year-old former chef who worked under Nathan Outlaw, has been appointed assistant head winemaker at English sparkling estate Ridgeview.
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Morrisons supermarket given licence to serve beer on premise
13 November 2017

A Morrisons supermarket in West Yorkshire is trialling the sale of beer at its in-store cafe, alongside its staple teas, coffees and soft drinks, having gained a licence to serve alcohol until midnight.
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50 MPs back CAMRA campaign to cut beer duty
13 November 2017

A letter signed by 50 UK MPs from across all parties has been delivered to the Treasury in support of British pubs, calling on the chancellor to freeze beer duty for the rest of this Parliament and introduce an annual £5,000 business rate relief for pubs ahead of this week's Budget.
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Margaux honours Pontallier with 2015 bottle
13 November 2017

Château Margaux is to bottle its 2015 vintage with a special edition design that pays tribute to the late Paul Pontallier and marks the estate’s 200th anniversary.
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Jefford on Monday: The good and the right
13 November 2017

Andrew Jefford considers the significance of comfort zones in wine appreciation.Wines ready and waiting for guests at the Isole e Olena masterclass at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2017, held on 11 and 12 November - one of several classes held, from one on Chinese wine to others on top Bordeaux. Andrew Jefford explores personal taste...
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Great value California red wines
13 November 2017

Hunting down the value in California, with red wines under £40.... California under £40...
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Saving the World with Smith Haut Lafitte
12 November 2017

One Bordeaux estate is making a feature of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.
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Saving the World with Smith Haut Lafitte
12 November 2017

One Bordeaux estate is making a feature of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.
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Medical Organization Calls Alcohol a Cancer Risk (Wine Spectator)
11 November 2017

A statement by the American Society of Clinical Oncology argues that because people are poor judges of how much they drink, the safest course is to cut back or not drink at all
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You can now buy a hideous Christmas jumper that holds your drink of choice
11 November 2017

An Etsy designer has solved the age-old problem of how to keep your drinks safe at the Christmas party.
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The Drinks Business Asian Awards in Pictures
11 November 2017

We bring you the winners of our inaugural Drinks Business Asia Awards, which were announced yesterday at the Renaissance Harbour View hotel in Hong Kong.
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Adrià to recreate childhood favourites for charity
11 November 2017

Molecular gastronomy maven Ferran Adria is offering someone the chance to have their favourite childhood sweet recreated as part of a charity auction.
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Brewdog launches UK recruitment drive after sales soar by 93%
11 November 2017

Brewdog is expanding its UK sales team after the madcap brewer's revenues nearly doubled this year.
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On this day 1775…founding of the USMC
11 November 2017

On this day in 1775 the United States Marine Corps was founded – in one of the most famous taverns in Revolutionary America.
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You can now have breakfast at Tiffany’s
11 November 2017

In news that will delight Audrey Hepburn and Truman Capote fans in equal measure, it is now possible to have breakfast at Tiffany’s as the luxury jewellery store has opened a café on Fifth Avenue in New York.
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Fine wine diversifies further
10 November 2017

The secondary market is becoming ever more diverse in size and scope with over 3,000 more individual wines traded this year than there were in 2010.
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South Africa’s Church of Beer is expanding to make room for converts
10 November 2017

A church which encourages its congregation to drink mid-service is opening more branches to keep up with a recent surge of converts.
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The week in pictures
10 November 2017

This week, the drinks business got stuck into some Japanese cocktails at the UK launch of Four Fox Saké, Cornish sparkling wine maker Camel Valley joined the mile high club, and the hospitality world said goodbye to Antonio Carluccio and his love of mushrooms.
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The best Majestic wines this festive season
10 November 2017

Decanter's expert tasting team has picked its favourite wines for drinking this winter from the UK high street chain, including great value Bordeaux 2006 and Rhône 2015 wines. Read Decanter's top picks for drinking this winter...
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Wine List Confidential: Sager + Wilde
10 November 2017

Sager + Wilde’s Hackney Road wine venue is one of the most innovative and fun in London, and has helped to shift the landscape towards a different style of wine bar since it opened in 2013.
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President Xi serves up Chinese wine for Trump dinner
10 November 2017

China's Xi Jinping served a selection of Chinese wines to Donald Trump during their meeting in Beijing, as the pair struck a conciliatory tone with each other. Great Wall wines were served at the dinner between Xi and Trump, plus delegates, in Beijing. Chinese wines dominate menu...
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Bordeaux 2015: How it looks in the bottle – Part One
10 November 2017

Jane Anson re-tastes the Bordeaux 2015 vintage now that it's been bottled and finds there's plenty of good options at Cru Bourgeois level and the more affordable end of the price scale in general. Jane Anson's first report on Bordeaux 2015 in the bottle...
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Three steps to sustainable Californian wine
10 November 2017

Environmental issues are a concern for Californian wineries, so Cathy Huyghe takes a look at the measures being taken to produce wines sustainably...The MacMurray Estate Vineyard is part of the E&J Gallo portfolio Environmental issues are a concern for Californian wineries...
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Thanksgiving Cooking with Lidia Bastianich (Wine Spectator)
10 November 2017

The culinary icon shares family recipes for the holiday, paired with 11 sparkling rosé and Italian white wine picks
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加州2017关键词:野火,高质量,告别干旱
10 November 2017

经历了北部的野火肆虐和长达五年的干旱,2017年加州的采收被誉为杰出的年份。
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澳洲酿酒师因放空对手的不锈钢桶获刑
10 November 2017

一名巴罗萨谷的酿酒师去年对通过放空对手酒庄内的不锈钢桶从而毁坏价值超过6万澳元的希拉和霞多丽葡萄酒认罪,现已因此获刑。
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The World's Best Value Champagne
10 November 2017

We go looking for reasons to be cheerful in the swanky surrounds of Champagne.
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The World's Best Value Champagne
10 November 2017

We go looking for reasons to be cheerful in the swanky surrounds of Champagne.
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Unfiltered: Ferran Adrià Will Desecrate Your Favorite Childhood Snack (Wine Spectator)
10 November 2017

Also in Unfiltered, an unconventional new use for grapes ruined by California fires, John Fogerty rocks for Sonoma relief and a $6,500 Champagne backpack
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Bordeaux's St.-Emilion Wine Region Will Require Sustainable Vineyard Farming (Wine Spectator)
10 November 2017

New provision guarantees grapes from four Right Bank appellations will be farmed using organic, biodynamic or other sustainable methods
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Great Tokyo wine bars and restaurants
10 November 2017

It blends old with new in seamless fashion, and is home to some of the world’s finest restaurants. Below, local journalist Akihiko Yamamoto picks some of his favourite places to eat and drink...Where to wine and dine in Tokyo. Where to eat and drink...
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Turning Tables: Bobby Stuckey's Tavernetta Opens in Denver, Colorado (Wine Spectator)
10 November 2017

Plus, restaurants give back to fire victims with ChefsGiving, Danny Meyer receives the 2017 Julia Child Award, and Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 is closing
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Steven Spurrier’s fine wines of the month
10 November 2017

Decanter’s long-standing consultant editor and 2017 Decanter Man of the Year hand-picks fine wines for drinking now and recommends others to lay down. What our consultant editor recommends this month...
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Waitrose is selling a watermelon beer
10 November 2017

Waitrose will now sell a watermelon-infused German sour beer after it won the grocery giant's annual homebrew competition.
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Stoli outlines plans for $150m distillery in Kentucky
10 November 2017

Vodka maker Stoli has broken ground on its new US$150 million whisky distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, where it will begin its expansion into the American whiskey category. 
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Prosecco palace to open in London
10 November 2017

In news that will delight Prosecco-loving Londoners, a bar dedicated to the northern Italian sparkler is due to open in Tower Bridge next year.
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California 2017: Wildfires, high quality and an end to drought
10 November 2017

The 2017 harvest across California is being hailed as excellent in a year that witnessed an end to a five-year drought as well as savage wildfires in the north of the state.
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Hospitality world pays tribute to Antonio Carluccio
10 November 2017

Hundreds of chefs, critics and restauranteurs have paid tribute to Antonio Carluccio following the news of his death this week.
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Hedonsim Wines and Ollie Dabbous to open Mayfair restaurant
10 November 2017

Having closed his eponymous Fitzrovia restaurant in July, chef Ollie Dabbous will open a 250-seater Mayfair site in collaboration with Hedonism Wines next spring.
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Ancient rat named after Dorset pub landlord
09 November 2017

The remains of a rat that lived 145 million years ago uncovered on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, and is thought to be mankind's oldest mammal ancestor, has been named after a pub landlord.
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Winemaker who drained rivals tanks sentenced
09 November 2017

A Barossa Valley winemaker who last month admitted to destroying more than AUS$60,000 of Shiraz and Chardonnay by draining the tanks of a rival winemaker has been sentenced.
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Four new wine cartoons by Doug Pike
09 November 2017

Doug Pike is an award-winning wine cartoonist, creating work for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Wine Advocate. Click through four of his latest works.
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Italian cooking maestro Antonio Carluccio dies
09 November 2017

Antonio Carluccio, who grew up in Piedmont and spent time as a wine importer before becoming better known as 'the godfather of Italian cooking' in Britain, has died aged 80. Antonio Carluccio became the face of Italian cooking in the UK. 'Godfather' of Italian cooking in Britain has died...
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Anson: Reprieve for creator of long-lost Bordeaux wine
09 November 2017

Jane Anson interviews the man at the centre of one of Bordeaux wine's more controversial stories.Liber Pater wine The man at the centre of a controversial story...
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Insider’s guide to eating and drinking in California
09 November 2017

Created in partnership with the California Wine Institute. Amanda Barnes asks some of the state’s top sommeliers and winemakers guide us through their ‘go-to’ places to eat and drink in California.Progress We ask the sommeliers and winemakers...
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Best Bets for Casino Dining (Wine Spectator)
09 November 2017

When it comes to wine, these Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners go all in
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Restaurant Spotlight: Pizza Man Tosa (Wine Spectator)
09 November 2017

Retro pizzeria meets modern wine bar
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Top Harlan Estate wines for the cellar and to drink
09 November 2017

See which Harlan Estate wines William Kelley rates as good buys for the cellar and for drinking following his 12-vintage vertical tasting of this 'cult' Napa producer. Harlan Estate makes an average 2,000 cases of wine per year. William Kelley tastes 12 vintages...
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Edinburgh Gin founder joins Lux food and drink agency
09 November 2017

Edinburgh Gin founder Alex Nicol has bought a minority stake in food and drinks agency Lux after selling his spirits brand.
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Barolo Chinato: Christmas after-dinner drinks sorted? – Ask Decanter
09 November 2017

We explain a bit more about this curious after-dinner drink from Italy's Piedmont region. Will it be making an appearance on your Christmas Day menu? Barolo Chinato: Piedmont's stylish after-dinner drink. The best digestif you've never drunk?...
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New MWs welcomed to the Institute
09 November 2017

The 18 newest Masters of Wine were formally welcomed into the fold at the Institute’s Annual Awards Ceremony in London this week.
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Burgundy trade share hits new high
09 November 2017

Burgundy’s share of trade on the Liv-ex Exchange hit a new high for the year recently, rising to 17%.
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“Most expensive wine ever sold” goes for $350,000 at auction
09 November 2017

A custom wine created by “winemaker to the stars” Jesse Katz has become the most expensive 750ml bottle of wine ever sold at a price of $350,000 (£266,700).
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Research finds there are four types of wine drinker
09 November 2017

Wine drinkers fit into four different preference categories according to Tim Hanni MW, who believes that wine preferences are determined by genetics.
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Oregon winemaker Patricia Green dies
09 November 2017

Oregon winemaker Patricia Green has been found dead in an apparent accident at her holiday home in the countryside it has been reported.
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Asia’s 50 best restaurants to be held in Macau next year
08 November 2017

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced that Macau will host the 2018 and 2019 editions of the awards ceremony.
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Hermitage Cognac launches ‘astonishing’ 60-yr-old expression
08 November 2017

Hermitage Cognac has released a rare and very limited run of 60-year-old Grande Champagne Cognac dubbed ‘Marie Louise’.
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Fine wine investment: Searching among the 2014s
08 November 2017

We have talked of late about the value present in pretty much every 2009 and 2010 ‘second wine’, but taking a step back we find that elsewhere in Bordeaux, among both Right and Left Bank wines, 2014 has started to feature prominently.
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Eighteen new Masters of Wine sworn in
08 November 2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine has welcomed 18 new members into the exclusive club at its annual awards ceremony. See the new names on the list...
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6 times beer made the world a better place
08 November 2017

From protesting the POTUS to charity fundraisers, campaigning for good causes is one of the hallmarks of the booming craft beer industry.
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Top California wines under £20
08 November 2017

It's time to try some new ones... We hunt down the value in California...
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Oregon Winemaker Patricia Green Dies in Apparent Accident (Wine Spectator)
08 November 2017

The body of the cofounder of Patricia Green Cellars and former Torii Mor winemaker was found inside her cabin retreat
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Wine & Design: Fullest House (Wine Spectator)
08 November 2017

Candace Cameron Bure and Val Bure suffuse their St. Helena home with a sense of place
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DAWA 2017 and Enoteca Hong Kong tasting
08 November 2017

A free tasting featuring  Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz 2015 will take place at Enoteca Hong Kong, wine retailer, on 10th
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When Wine Critics Get It “Wrong” (Wine Spectator)
08 November 2017

You were expecting agreement? Forget it
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Unfiltered: Andrea Briccarello, Galvin Restaurants 
08 November 2017

Andrea Briccarello, head sommelier and wine buyer at Galvin Restaurants, recounts his most embarrassing on-the-floor moment to date and serving the late Roger Moore.
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Vinitaly steps up for HK Wine & Spirits Fair
08 November 2017

Vinitaly Hong Kong will return this week as part of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (9-11 November), with a series of B2B meetings, masterclasses and seminars planned.
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Wine Australia bullish on screwcaps in China
08 November 2017

Wine Australia's marketing manager believes that the acceptance of screwcaps is increasing in China, particularly at lower price points, helped by the growing number of imports of Australian wine into the country.
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Les Grands Chais de France hires former Kingsland wine controller for new UK role
08 November 2017

France's leading wine exporter has appointed a new UK wine director to boost the firm's international business.
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AMC releases The Walking Dead wine collection
08 November 2017

US TV network AMC has launched a trio of wines based on its hit zombie-based drama The Walking Dead, after teaming up with online retailer Lot18.com.
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The Walking Dead wines launched in time for new season
08 November 2017

Television network AMC has launched 'The Walking Dead' wines in partnership with Lot18 in what now appears an established path in the world of brand extensions.The Walking Dead wine range. Every hit drama series now needs a wine...
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Montrose barrel snapped up for over US$100k
07 November 2017

A whole barrel of 2016 Château Montrose has been sold at auction in the US for over US$100,000 – double its low estimate.
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Conviviality revenues rise 9.2% to £836m in first half
07 November 2017

Conviviality Plc, the parent company of Bargain Booze, Select Convenience, Wine Rack, has reported an overall revenue increase of 9.2%, up £70m to £836m, for the first half of the year, driven in part by the success of its renewed franchisee programme. 
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Celebrate London’s culinary scene with Taste of London
07 November 2017

Promotional feature Decanter is delighted to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to Taste of London. The festival will take place in Tobacco Dock from 16 – 19 November 2017. Promotional feature With so much to celebrate in London’s thriving restaurant scene, the festival has been specially curated to showcase
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Great Wine Capitals: Verona Best Of Wine Tourism 2018 winners
07 November 2017

Promotional featureThe seven best wine tourism offers, the winners of the first edition in Verona of the contest “Best of Wine Tourism”, were awarded the “Best Of Wine Tourism-Award 2018” of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Promotional feature Verona Best Of Wine Tourism 2018 winners Verona is the first province in Italy for wine export: it …Continue reading &...
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Here are the friendliest, beeriest and all-round best pubs in the UK, according to CAMRA
07 November 2017

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has singled out the four best pubs in the country ahead of its 2017 Pub of the Year award.
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DB Green Awards 2017: the shortlist
07 November 2017

Following judging last week, we are pleased to announce the shortlist for The Drinks Business Green Awards 2017, which are designed to celebrate those companies striving to reduce their impact on the environment.
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Cool-climate Australian Chardonnay: Panel tasting results
07 November 2017

Diversity in both terroir and winemaking in Australia’s cool-climate regions is resulting in an exciting spectrum of premium Chardonnays. See our expert panel's top wines from this tasting and read Sarah Ahmed's report below.Vineyards on the east coast of Tasmania. Diversity in both terroir and winemaking in Australia’s cool-climate regions is resulting in an exciting spectrum of premi...
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This app uses augmented reality to find the perfect wine for your dinner
07 November 2017

Online wine retailer Sipp has launched an app which uses augmented reality to pair wine with food.
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Hot new London restaurant openings
07 November 2017

Our latest round-up of new restaurants in the capital includes a pasta palace in Soho, Smoking Goat's sister site in Shoreditch, Adam Handling's new Frog, and Simon Rogan's eight-seater chef's table.
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Masciarelli: Christmas in Abruzzo
07 November 2017

Promotional featureLooking for the perfect wine under the tree or an idyllic Christmas holiday? Masciarelli can offer both. Promotional feature Masciarelli: Christmas in Abruzzo For Italians, Christmas for is the perfect time for families to gather together and
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Zachys’ first Washington D.C auction in 30 years makes $5.4m
07 November 2017

Zachys' first auction in Washington D.C for 30 years has surpassed pre-auction estimates to realise sales of US$5.4 million, setting a number of new world records.
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Launceston Place sommelier wins Amorim Taster of the Year award
07 November 2017

Polish sommelier Piotr Pietras MS has been awarded the title of Amorim's Taster of the Year at the 2017 Court of Master Sommeliers Awards.
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Beer sales in British pubs have fallen by 35 million pints
07 November 2017

UK beer sales have fallen by their biggest margin in five years, according to industry leaders.
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Jefford on Monday: Talent under the cosh
06 November 2017

Two tough hail years are testing Beaujolais’ new stars, as Andrew Jefford reports below.Autumnal vines under brooding skies in Brouilly. Career-threatening hailstorms and identity in Beaujolais...
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Burgundy Sale Sparks Unease Among Locals
06 November 2017

The sale of the prestigious Clos de Tart vineyard has some local producers worried about Burgundy's heritage.
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Burgundy Sale Sparks Unease Among Locals
06 November 2017

The sale of the prestigious Clos de Tart vineyard has some local producers worried about Burgundy's heritage.
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Wine Legend: Château Cheval Blanc 1947
06 November 2017

What makes it a wine legend? What makes it a wine legend?
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Les Cols restaurant, Olot, Spain – review
05 November 2017

Sue Style gives her verdict on Les Cols... Originally published in Decanter magazine in partnership with Hine CognacLes Cols restaurant Sue Style gives her verdict on Les Cols...
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Pique-Nique restaurant, London – review
05 November 2017

Fiona Beckett gives her verdict on Pique-Nique... Originally published in Decanter magazine in partnership with Hine CognacPique-Nique restaurant Fiona Beckett gives her verdict on Pique-Nique...
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Jane Anson’s 30 best-value organic & biodynamic wines
04 November 2017

Shoppers the world over have embraced organic produce, but for wine the adoption process seems to be advancing at a slower pace. Jane Anson comes to the rescue with 30 great buys, all under £30... Jane Anson picks out 30 great organic and biodynamic buys, all under £30
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Wine Wanderlust Guide: November 2017 (Wine Spectator)
04 November 2017

Plan your travels with wine in mind: Wine Spectator's new monthly roundup highlights exciting, book-now happenings—from a wine-and-film festival in Napa Valley to SommCon to Sherry celebrations
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2017 New York Wine Experience: The Grand Award Banquet (Wine Spectator)
04 November 2017

Vintners, sommeliers and wine lovers gathered at the Grand Award Banquet to celebrate the best in wine and to dedicate themselves to helping those in need
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Understanding Smoke Taint in Wine (Wine Spectator)
04 November 2017

As wine regions around the world face the immediate effects of devastating fires, the threat of smoke taint is a slow burn
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Reading wine labels quiz – Test your knowledge
04 November 2017

From the keys of St Peter to the variations of Tokaji; how is your wine label literacy? Test your skill at reading wine labels...
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Restaurant Talk: Giada De Laurentiis Is at Home with Wine (Wine Spectator)
04 November 2017

The Food Network star and her somm pair Italian picks at her Las Vegas hot spot, Giada
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Gordon Ramsay hits out at Roux brothers for banning Instagram photos at The Waterside Inn
04 November 2017

Gordon Ramsay slammed the Roux brothers as "stupid", "pompous", and "an old fart" for implementing a no-picture policy at three Michelin-starred The Waterside Inn.
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First taste: New Cristal Vinothèque Champagnes
04 November 2017

Louis Roederer is to release a new, further aged expression of its luxury Cristal Champagne, named Vinothèque, and Decanter's John Stimpfig was one of the first to taste it. Cristal Vinothèque 1995 has had extended ageing in the Louis Roederer cellars. Extra-aged Cristal Champagne set for launch...
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The week in pictures
04 November 2017

Our weekly pictorial round-up takes us to 10 Downing Street, Liverpool and the Languedoc, as well as LA – where George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman hosted the annual Casamigos Tequila Halloween party.
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Bordeaux 2017: A year of contrasts
04 November 2017

The Bordeaux 2017 vintage represents a year of extreme contrasts that should provide wines that are ‘fascinating to taste’ come en primeur says winemaker Gavin Quinney.
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Torres partners with Institute of Masters of Wine
04 November 2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has today announced the addition of Familia Torres to its international supporter community.


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Fine wine rebounds in October
04 November 2017

After a disappointing September the fine wine market rebounded strongly in October, with the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 recording a 1% rise thanks to strong demand for Burgundy.
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Great value wines for the weekend under £20
04 November 2017

See our selection of 10 Chardonnay wines from Burgundy and beyond - all under £20 and rated by Decanter's tasting team... Find your dream Chardonnay among these great value examples from around the world…
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NZ’s Luna Estate looks to Pinot for greatest wine hope
04 November 2017

Reeling from the two devastating cyclones that hit New Zealand April during the April harvest, Pinot Noir specialist, Luna Estate, is nonetheless revelling in the quality of the vintage.
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Chapel Down sees ‘excellent’ 2017 harvest despite Spring frost
04 November 2017

Chapel Down has completed an "excellent" harvest this year despite facing difficult English weather, according to the wine producer.
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Suckling names Almaviva 2015 as his Wine of the Year
04 November 2017

Wine critic James Suckling has unveiled his "Wine of the Year" last night at his Great Wines of the World event dinner, giving the title to Chile's Almaviva 2015.
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Cristal launches Vinothèque
03 November 2017

Champagne Louis Roederer has released the first of its extremely limited edition; extra aged Cristal, known as ‘Vinothèque’.
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Eyebrows raised over auction of Greenberg’s wines
03 November 2017

The cellar of Eric Greenberg, a collector convicted of consigning fake wines to auction, is being put up for sale in Hong Kong later this month – raising eyebrows in certain quarters.
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Copestick Murray acquires controlling stake in Slurp Trade
03 November 2017

UK drinks producer and distributor Copestick Murray has acquired a controlling stake in Slurp.co.uk from SH Jones, more than four years after the website went into administration.
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Wine List Confidential: Vinoteca
03 November 2017

Farringdon is home to the first ever Vinoteca, created in 2005 by friends Brett Woonton and Charlie Young, with subsequent branches, each with their own personality and menu, mushrooming at Marylebone, Soho, King’s Cross and Chiswick.
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Unfiltered: Sandia Chang, Bubbledogs
03 November 2017

Sommelier Sandia Chang, founder of Champagne and hotdog restaurant Bubbledogs, reveals her ultimate Champagne vintage, the historic wine region she just can't get along with and most-hated customer habit.
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Five of the best restaurants in London for English wine
03 November 2017

It might still command a relatively small proportion of most restaurant wine lists, but as interest in English fizz grows many of London's restaurants are catching on to growing demand, offering a homegrown selection of England's finest wines.
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Unfiltered: What's in a World Series Wine? Astros Championship Brut Is Up to Bat (Wine Spectator)
03 November 2017

The MLB champs sprayed Moët but also earned a custom bubbly. Plus, BottleRock brings Counting Crows, Michael Franti and Train on stage for fire-benefit wine-and-song extravaganzas, and we taste an unconventional new Penfolds Grange
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Weight Watchers Goes on a Wine Diet (Wine Spectator)
03 November 2017

The weight-loss program has partnered with Sonoma wine company Truett-Hurst on a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc they promise is low-calorie but full-flavored
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Seven of the best Champagne houses to visit
03 November 2017

Tyson Stelzer delves into his little black book and shares his top Champagne houses open to the public, to help you plan a winter getaway that is under one hour on the train east of Paris.Explore the hidden depths of Ruinart's chalk mine caverns... Image Credit: lvmh.com Plan a winter getaway to the home of Champagne…
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Rare Scotch whisky at eight thousand pounds-a-dram is fake
03 November 2017

A bottle of Macallan 1878 Scotch whisky has been confirmed as a fake after a Chinese tourist paid nearly £8,000 for a single dram in a Swiss hotel bar.Macallan 1878 is extremely rare. And in this case, too good to be true. Macallan 1878 confirmed as a fake...
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Ten tips for visiting Champagne houses
03 November 2017

Champagne houses hold many untold pleasures, but they can be a tough nut for tourists to crack. Avoid the pitfalls with Tyson Stelzer's 10-step guide and blend in with the chicest Champenois...Make sure you arrive on time and dress the part in at Veuve Clicquot... Image Credit: lvmh.com Make the most of your trip...
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Charles Aznavour to attend Hospices de Beaune sale
03 November 2017

The famed French-Armenian singer, Charles Aznavour, has been named as one of the guests of honour at this year’s Hospices de Beaune sale.
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Fine wine investment: Tactical approaches
03 November 2017

If the prices of five quite different Petit Moutons can be so similar, what exactly does this mean in respect of a tactical approach to the market? Does it mean that considerations of quality are irrelevant and that all wines eventually polarise to the same spot?
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Lidl launch rhubarb and ginger gin liqueur for Christmas
03 November 2017

German discount retailer Lidl has launched two new gin-based liqueurs in the run-up to Christmas.
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Jimmy Hayes: 2017 Mayacamas could be lost after California fires
02 November 2017

The 2017 vintage of the Napa-based winery Mayacamas could be completely lost after the devastating California fires, its estate manager Jimmy Hayes revealed to dbHK today.
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Peter Sisseck: It’s man who makes faulty wine, not nature
02 November 2017

Calling the gap between over processed technological wines and extreme natural wine in today’s wine world as “big” and “stupid”, Peter Sisseck of Pingus wants winemakers everywhere to bridge the divide and concentrate on making wines with, “great respect for tradition, great respect for origin, and great respect for knowledge”.
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Moet Hennessy launches Clos19 in the USA
02 November 2017

Moët Hennessy has launched luxury online shop Clos19 in the US, selling everything from Champagnes, wines, and spirits from its own portfolio, to bespoke tastings and tours around the world.
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Pommery appoints new winemaker
02 November 2017

Champagne Pommery has named Clément Pierlot as its new winemaker as Thierry Gasco moves to direct Pommery’s operations in the US, England and south of France.
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Eden Mill distillery invests £150k in gin tourism experience
02 November 2017

Eden Mill distillery has invested £150,000 in a gin blending experience based at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews which aims to attract 2,500 visitors within its first six months.
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澳洲维多利亚省酿造赤霞珠的潜力巨大
02 November 2017

教堂山酒庄(Mount Cathedral Vineyards)位于维多利亚州上高宝产区(Upper Goulburn),该酒庄的合伙人兼酿酒师Oscar Rosa相信,这个产区可以酿出世界顶级赤霞珠,品质绝对不输给更出名的隔壁产区库纳瓦拉(Coonawarra)和玛格丽特河(Margaret River)。
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稀有威士忌藏品被传将出售
02 November 2017

苏格兰威士忌最大的私人收藏之一可能将被出售, 其现属收藏家最近在采访中暗示。
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Anson: Tasting 100 years of wine at Bordeaux’s Château Le Puy
02 November 2017

This is surely one of Bordeaux's most overlooked wine estates, writes Jane Anson after tasting vintages spanning the past century at Château Le Puy, owned by the same family for more than 400 years and a firm believer in biodynamics. Le Puy follows many of the principles lauded by 'natural' wine producers. A century of vintages from Château le Puy...
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The World's Best Value Merlot
02 November 2017

The search for the world's best-value wines continues with a red-hot favorite.
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The World's Best Value Merlot
02 November 2017

The search for the world's best-value wines continues with a red-hot favorite.
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Oregon: the Burgundy connection
02 November 2017

With its Pinot Noir vines and marginal climate, Oregon has much in common with Burgundy, writes William Kelley, who explores the links between the two regions and the common search for a sense of place in this Decanter magazine feature. Domaine Drouhin Oregon sits at the top of the Dundee Hills, overlooking the Willamette Valley William Kelley on the history of Oregon Pinot...
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Wine fridge sizes – ask Decanter
02 November 2017

Find that wine fridges can't fit all bottle shapes? What if the bottle shape doesn't fit...?
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Top Oregon Pinot Noir wines – William Kelley
02 November 2017

See William Kelley's tasting notes and scores for more than 80 Oregon Pinot Noir wines, available exclusively to Decanter Premium members.A view of Penner-Ash in Willamette Valley, Oregon. William Kelley tastes more than 80 Oregon Pinots...
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Barca Velha vertical: Superstar of the Douro
02 November 2017

Read Steven Spurrier's profile of this rare Portuguese wine, and a favourite of retired football manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Decanter Premium members can access Spurrier's exclusive tasting notes and ratings for 13 Barca Velha vintages stretching back to 1964.The latest release of Barca Velha is the 2008 vintage. Steven Spurrier tastes 13 vintages of this Portuguese gem...
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China’s spirits imports rise sharply in 2017
02 November 2017

China’s spirits imports have increased by 27.69% in volume and by 37.75% in value in the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period last year, with brandies dominating the import market.
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China: How the Ningxia 2017 harvest is looking
02 November 2017

Wines from the 2017 harvest in China's premier winemaking region look set to be fresher and slightly lower in alcohol than last year, but some white wine producers are rejoicing after avoiding the rot that damaged their 2016 crop. Sylvia Wu, editor of DecanterChina.com, reports from Ningxia on the harvest . Vineyards at Legacy Peak winery with Helan Mountain area in the background. Will it be a...
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Britain uncorked: how the nation drinks
02 November 2017

British supermarket Waitrose has shed light on the drinking habits and booze preferences across the UK in its latest food and drink report.
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Salon offers mulled wine bikini waxes for Christmas
02 November 2017

A London salon has taken a novel approach to preparing for Christmas, inviting its customers to book in for a mulled wine scented bikini wax. 
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London Wine Fair to debut British drinks showcase
01 November 2017

The London Wine Fair has unveiled the first of its new exhibitor zones for its 2018 show, with Drinks Britannia set to expand its reach beyond the world of wine to shine a light on British beer, wines and spirits.
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Amsterdam bans nuisance ‘beer bikes’
01 November 2017

Amsterdam has banned so-called 'beer-bikes,' following a court ruling on Tuesday, after locals complained about drunk tourists urinating and exposing themselves in public while riding through the city streets. 
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Roux brothers ban diners from photographing food
01 November 2017

Diners at one of the Roux family's Michelin-starred restaurants have been banned from taking pictures of their food, with Michel Roux believing it is a distraction that fails to capture the flavours in the food.
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Sales rumours around rare whisky cask collection
01 November 2017

One of the largest private collections of Scotch whisky casks may be going up for sale its owners have hinted.
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Here are the 10 consumer drinks trends to watch out for in 2018
01 November 2017

Waitrose has released its annual food and drinks trends report for 2017, which has revealed a seismic shifts in the way we buy alcohol today.
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Santa Barbara Vintner and Restaurateur Seth Kunin Dies at 50 (Wine Spectator)
01 November 2017

The former general manager of Santa Barbara’s Wine Cask Restaurant, Kunin founded two local wine brands and was a leading member of the growing vintner community
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8 & $20 Recipe: Harissa Chicken with Savory Couscous (Wine Spectator)
01 November 2017

Give a dinner staple more punch by roasting the bird with a Middle Eastern spice mix and pairing it with a Rioja red
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The 15 cheapest cities in the world for a pint of beer
01 November 2017

A study comparing the price of consumer goods in capital cities has shone a light on where to find the world's cheapest beer.
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Joël Robuchon Returns to New York, Bringing Back L’Atelier (Wine Spectator)
01 November 2017

The chef and his business partner sit down with Wine Spectator to talk about the wine program for the new restaurant, opening Nov. 1
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Australia’s Victoria ‘has great potential for Cabernet’
01 November 2017

Oscar Rosa, co-owner and winemaker of Mount Cathedral winery in Victoria, believes the region can produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon that can rival some of its more well-known neighbours in Coonawarra and Margaret River.
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Spooky tales: When Jack let the Devil buy his beer
01 November 2017

At Halloween it’s a long-standing tradition to carve wicked faces into pumpkins but one story relates how the custom derives from the tale of an Irish drunk who tricked the Devil into buying him ale and was condemned to forever walk the Earth.  
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Luxury travel: Top 10 wine hotels in South Africa
01 November 2017

Plan your winter escape to one of these luxury hotels in South African wine country and discover unforgettable experiences like dining next to Table Mountain or whale watching in Walker Bay... Sunsets and rosé in the pool beneath Botmaskop mountain in Stellenbosch. Plan your winter escape to South African wine country...
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Vinexpo to launch new trade show in Paris
01 November 2017

International exhibition operator Vinexpo is launching a new trade show in Paris for the global wine industry.
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New York City’s Michelin stars announced for 2018
01 November 2017

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s flagship New York restaurant has been downgraded from three stars for the first time in more than a decade by Michelin inspectors, as this year's 2018 New York guide is released.
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Study finds 94% of UK consumers have been served dirty glassware
01 November 2017

A study conducted by British warewashing brand Classeq has found that 94% of UK consumers have been served dirty crockery or glasses in a UK restaurant, hotel or café.
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London Sherry Trail map launched
01 November 2017

A map charting the 47 best places in London to drink Sherry has been created in time for International Sherry Week, which runs from 6-12 November.
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Comexposium acquires Euromoney’s wine exhibitions portfolio
31 October 2017

Trade show operator Comexposium has bought Adhesion Group S.A and its majority stake in the World Bulk Wine Exhibition.
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Distell appoints new head winemaker
31 October 2017

South African drinks group Distell has announced it has appointed a new headwinemaker – several months after the sudden departure of the previous incumbent.
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Irish Distillers collaborates with Chateau Montelena
31 October 2017

Irish Distillers has collaborated with famed Napa Valley wine estate Chateau Montelena on a single pot still Irish whiskey finished in old Zinfandel barrels.
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French naturists brave grape harvest in the buff
31 October 2017

A group of naturists braved the inclement French weather to pick grapes completely nude earlier this month, with only a plastic poncho to protect themselves from the elements.
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HMRC seizes over 2,700 litres of illicit alcohol in North Wales
31 October 2017

An HMRC operation has uncovered over 2,700 litres of illegal alcohol in North Wales as well as almost 450,000 illicit cigarettes, a Samurai sword and an unknown quantity of cannabis cookies. 
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Zero emissions winery possible in 15 years, says Torres
31 October 2017

Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres Snr has said that wineries must aim to be carbon neutral and that he is looking at ways to re-use carbon dioxide from fermentation as part of a project that involves investing more than 10% of company profits annually. John Stimpfig reports from Penedes.Torres Mas La Plana vineyard, Penedes Miguel Torres Snr has grand plans...
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Meeting the Lafite of Mendoza
31 October 2017

Caro is Lafite-Rothschild's low-key collaboration with Catena Zapata. W. Blake Gray caught up with the family behind it.
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Meeting the Lafite of Mendoza
31 October 2017

Caro is Lafite-Rothschild's low-key collaboration with Catena Zapata. W. Blake Gray caught up with the family behind it.
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Gaja Barbaresco (Wine Spectator)
31 October 2017

Angelo and Gaia Gaja give a tour of their village’s wines, and a look at the winery’s future
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Port 2015: a buyer’s guide
31 October 2017

Much of 2015 had the makings of a classic vintage in Port, but not all houses declared. Richard Mayson investigates the ups and downs and picks out some of his favourite wines from the sporadic declarations...The Douro Valley, home of Port. When an exceptional viticultural year comes to an end in the Douro valley, there is every prospect of a vintage
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Château Latour Owner François Pinault Buys Burgundy Monopole Clos de Tart (Wine Spectator)
31 October 2017

Holding company Artémis Domaines, managed by Frédéric Engerer, adds an 18.5-acre grand cru domaine to its roster of world-class wineries
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Behind the Bar: Simone Caporale
31 October 2017

In an interview with dbHK, Simone Caporale reveals why, among all spirits, water has a special place for him in cocktails, and the fermented fruit juice trend that is sweeping across Asia. 
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Number of UK wine producers at a record high
31 October 2017

The number of wine producers in the UK is at a record high, having risen by 13% in the past year according to accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.
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10 spooky and warming cocktails to try this Halloween
31 October 2017

Planning a halloween party or a bonfire night gathering this week and haven't thought about the drinks? Why not learn from the masters?
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Constellation buys 10% stake in Canadian cannabis company
31 October 2017

Drinks giant Constellation Brands has bought a 9.9% stake in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp for £141 million and plans to make cannabis-infused drinks.
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Pembrokeshire pirate-inspired spiced seaweed rum to go global
31 October 2017

Barti Ddu Rum, inspired by the Pembrokeshire pirate John Roberts and infused with 'Welshman's caviar', is casting its net far and wide after selling out of its first batch this summer. 
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17 new HK restaurants given Michelin Bib Gourmand awards
31 October 2017

Seventeen new restaurants have been given The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2018 'Bib Gourmand' awards, bringing the total number of awardees across the two cities to 82.
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Strange tales: Stormtroopers in Prosecco
31 October 2017

One hundred years ago in 1917 the Germans launched a devastating attack on the Italians on the Isonzo River and captured huge amounts of supplies, including millions of litres of wine and brandy.
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Chris Hemsworth teams up with Jacob’s Creek on premium range
30 October 2017

Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth has been brought on board by Jacob’s Creek to front its Double Barrel premium wine range.
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Man locked in beer fridge ‘decided to stay and drink’ for six hours
30 October 2017

A 38 year-old man from Wisconsin who got locked in a shop's walk-in beer fridge decided to drink the contents rather than calling for help, and later walked out six hours later without paying.
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Single malt boosts Scotch whisky exports by 3.4% in first half
30 October 2017

The value of Scotch whisky exports increased by 3.4% in the first half of the year to £1.8 billion, driven by sales of single malt whisky, but the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has warned the industry needs to brace itself for the impact of Brexit.
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Jefford on Monday: The Georgia Connection
30 October 2017

Andrew Jefford talks to Professor Patrick McGovern about Neolithic wine-drinking habits – and more... Bordeaux's Cité du Vin: A cathedral for wine drinkers. Andrew Jefford interviews a professor of ancient wine...
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The 10 most improved Bordeaux châteaux
30 October 2017

Bordeaux is often viewed as one of the wine world’s more traditional regions, but developments have picked up pace of late. Stephen Brook turns the spotlight on 10 producers where he believes that recent change has led to noticeable improvements. Château Pédesclaux was refitted with a dazzling glass facade in 2014 BORDEAUX IS IN a constant state of flux. Properties frequently ch...
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Australia’s finest: Langton’s Top 40
28 October 2017

The Langton’s classification is arguably Australia’s best barometer of fine wine. Here, Sarah Ahmed picks her favourite wines from a tasting earlier this year.Some of the wines in the Langton's classification. Australia's finest wines, by Sarah Ahmed...
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The Decanter Interview – Christophe Roumier
28 October 2017

His acclaimed wines command stratospheric prices on the secondary market, but the man in the driving seat at Domaine G Roumier is more concerned with looking after the land for the next generation, discovers Stephen Brook.Jon-Wyand The day before going to visit Christophe Roumier, I asked some of his neighbours what questions I should pose. The
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Six Vintages of Château Margaux (Wine Spectator)
28 October 2017

Owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos reflects on her 37 years at the estate with a vertical tasting back to 1986
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Wetherspoons says it will not enforce poppy ban after thousands fall for Twitter hoax
28 October 2017

Wetherspoons has said it will not enforce a ban on wearing the Remembrance Day poppy, after a fake Twitter account tricked thousands into believing it had.
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Can You Actually Drink While Pregnant? (Wine Spectator)
28 October 2017

Consuming alcohol during pregnancy can be a tricky decision for women, especially considering the many mixed messages on the topic
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Wine appellation quiz – Test your knowledge
28 October 2017

We all drink good wine, but how much do you know about where it comes from - and what are the laws that affect its taste? To follow on from our wine making quiz, test your skills on where your favourite tipple comes from and why...Harvest at Raventós I Blanc, who left the Cava appellation altogether. Test your skills...
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Brewdog to open first bar with in-built brewery in London
28 October 2017

The future jewel in Brewdog's crown will be housed in the Minster Building — a neo-gothic development in the heart of the financial district.
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Clos de Tart sold to Latour owner Pinault
28 October 2017

Château Latour owner Francois Pinault has acquired renowned Burgundy winery Clos de Tart via his family-held investment company for an undisclosed fee. Clos de Tart in Morey St-Denis is now under the same umbrella as Château Latour in Bordeaux. Francois Pinault and family expand their luxury wine empire...
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China is ‘bulking’ up as bulk wine imports surge in Q3
28 October 2017

China’s bulk wine imports increased sharply in both volume and value during the third quarter of the year, following overall price increases in bottled wines and the surge of lower-end wine sales on China’s e-commerce marketplace.
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China’s Changyu reports revenue growth in Q3
28 October 2017

China’s biggest domestic winery and a major importer, Changyu Pioneer, is seeing a slight uptick in revenue in Q3, while its net profits still suffered a moderate decrease due to increasing operational costs.
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28 October 2017

From a steampunk-themed takeover of Oxford to herald the opening of The Alchemist bar and restaurant to a Vouvray-fuelled fish cookery masterclass, it has been an interesting week in drinks.
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Mendoza honours Best of Wine Tourism 2018 winners
27 October 2017

The Nave Cultural was the site of Mendoza’s ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ 2018 awards ceremony, a contest that recognizes excellence in wine tourism. The ceremony was presided over by Mendoza provincial Governor Alfredo Cornejo and the Mayor of the City of Mendoza, Rodolfo Suarez.Mendoza's Gold Best Of Wine Tourism winners See the winners....
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Canadian brewery attacked by hate groups after posting video ‘promoting peace’
27 October 2017

Boundary Brewing in Kelowna, British Columbia, says it was forced to delete its Facebook page after owner Oliver Glaser uploaded a video he said was intended to protest against hatred.
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The Making of Chryseia
27 October 2017

When mentioning the Douro, most wine lovers will think about Port. However, the Douro was making table wines long before Port was created and although the success of Port in the past 200 years meant that still wine was neglected, some winemakers have started producing red wine in earnest again.
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Whiskey-based deodorant seeks Kickstarter funding
27 October 2017

A US couple is hoping to launch a range of organic deodorants called Pit Liquor made from a base of essential oils and whiskey.
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Sam Adams releases ‘extreme barrel-aged’ beer at $199 a bottle
27 October 2017

The Boston Brewing Company's Samuel Adams has released the 10th vintage of its "extreme barrel-aged" beer Utopias – one of the world's most expensive beers at US$199 a bottle.
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Fine wine investment: Counting sheep
27 October 2017

Many fine wine labels have been performing well on the secondary market of late and Petit Mouton has positively blown the lights out – but which vintages offer the most opportunity for buyers?
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Northern California wine country back open for business
27 October 2017

Following the wildfires that swept through northern California killing 42 people and damaging wineries and vineyards, the message from businesses is that they are back open for business.
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Loire 2017 harvest shows mixed fortunes after frost
27 October 2017

There has been a stark contrast in fortunes across the Loire in 2017, with spring frost hitting some areas much harder than others, but an early crop means that quality is looking good overall, reports Jim Budd.It's been a harvest of markedly contrasting fortunes in the Loire in 2017. Read Jim Budd's early report on Loire 2017...
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Wholesalers Block Shipping to 36 States
27 October 2017

It's not shippers blocking interstate wine delivery, it's the wholesalers, argues Liza B. Zimmerman.
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27 October 2017

It's not shippers blocking interstate wine delivery, it's the wholesalers, argues Liza B. Zimmerman.
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Unfiltered: Andy Beckstoffer, Klay Thompson Shoot for 100 Points for California Fire Relief (Wine Spectator)
27 October 2017

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2017 New York Wine Experience: All-American Pinot Noir (Wine Spectator)
27 October 2017

Siduri winemaker Adam Lee puts Pinot Noir's diversity on display with 2014s from four regions in Oregon and California
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Chefs' Challenge Wine-and-Food Matching (Wine Spectator)
27 October 2017

José Andrés, Mario Carbone, Emeril Lagasse and Danny Meyer pit their pairing skills against Wine Spectator's Thomas Matthews
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What are the benefits of brett? – ask Decanter
27 October 2017

Have you heard people talking about 'brett' in wine and are confused about whether it's good or bad? Is brett a good thing in wine or bad? It seems that people can't decide...
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Decanter Premium launches with exclusive fine wine ratings
27 October 2017

This week sees the online launch of our Decanter Premium membership offer, bringing you regular and exclusive ratings and tastings on hundreds of fine wines for your cellar plus advice on what to drink now, exciting discoveries and where to buy them. Find out more below... Fine wines, exclusively tasted and rated...
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Restaurants Where Wine Means Business (Wine Spectator)
27 October 2017

From power lunches to after-dinner drinks, these Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners are deal-making destinations
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Turning Tables: Shuffles at Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (Wine Spectator)
27 October 2017

Plus, the Lobster Club completes the new Major Food Group trifecta, Bouchon Beverly Hills is closing, and New Orleans treasure Gabrielle reopens
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Restaurant Spotlight: Moderne Barn (Wine Spectator)
27 October 2017

New American meets international flavors in New York's Hudson Valley
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Scallop sashimi recipe with Vouvray wines
27 October 2017

Quick to prepare scallop sashimi with tarragon, baby leeks and chicken reduction — paired with dry and aromatic Vouvray wines at an event organised by Great British Chefs. Tom Brown is the former head chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Outlaw's, and finalist on Great British Menu... Impress your guests with scallop sashimi and a glass of dry Vouvray…
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US rye whiskey volumes increase by 778%
27 October 2017

Since 2009, rye whiskey volumes in the US have increased by 778% from 88,000 cases to almost 775,000 cases in 2016, equating to a 900% rise in revenue, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.
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Alcohol adverts banned on New York subway
27 October 2017

Beer, wines and spirits adverts have been banned on the New York subway by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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NASA releases aerial image of California wildfire damage
26 October 2017

NASA has released a new aerial image showing the devastation caused by the recent wildfires in northern California, which have claimed the lives of 42 people and burned through more than 200,000 acres of land.
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Faulty corks ruin 3,000 cases of top Washington wine
26 October 2017

A bad batch of corks has wreaked havoc at Cayuse Vineyards in Washington, writing off nearly 3,000 cases of 2015 wine and at a potential loss of $3 million.
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Avatar actress Zoe Saldana to front Campari Red Diaries 2018
26 October 2017

Renowned actress Zoe Saldana, known for her roles in Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy, is to star in a short film called The Legend of Red Hand, directed by Stefano Sollima, as part of Campari Red Diaries 2018
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Stellenbosch winegrower shot and killed on farm
26 October 2017

A winegrower has been shot and killed in Stellenbosch adding to growing concern over a "sudden wave" of attacks on farmers throughout the the Western Cape.  
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Butcombe Brewing invests £4m in new brewery facility
26 October 2017

Somerset brewery Butcombe has invested £4 million in a new facility to increase the "capability, capacity and quality" of its brewing business.
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Is Clos de Tart for sale?
26 October 2017

Speculation in the fine wine world is now at fever pitch that the famous Burgundian grand cru monopole, Clos de Tart, has apparently been sold.
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Anson: Going biodynamic in Ningxia
26 October 2017

Jane Anson discovered a different side of China's fledgling fine wine region during a visit this month.Arôme, a biodynamically farmed Ningxia wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Jane Anson reports from a recent trip...
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Washington Wine Leader Cayuse Scrapping Many 2015 Wines Due to Flawed Corks (Wine Spectator)
26 October 2017

Bad stoppers could cost Christophe Baron’s winery millions of dollars
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Faulty Corks Prompt Walla Walla Ding Dong
26 October 2017

A Washington winery will be having sharp words with a supplier after most of a vintage is ruined.
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26 October 2017

A Washington winery will be having sharp words with a supplier after most of a vintage is ruined.
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The Feast: Hedy Goldsmith's Halloween Treats (Wine Spectator)
26 October 2017

Get the party started with three bewitching homemade candy recipes from Hedy Goldsmith, plus 15 recommended value wines
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Cellar Trends lands UK distribution deal with Stoli
26 October 2017

Vodka-maker Stoli Group has named Cellar Trends the exclusive distributor for its portfolio of spirits brands in the UK after parent-owner SPI acquired a minority stake in the company.
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Matt Kramer's Voyage to Eleganza (Wine Spectator)
26 October 2017

Wine Spectator's contributing editor finds wines of restraint in an unexpected place: Italy
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Scientists have found a way to detect wildfire tainted wine grapes
26 October 2017

Wildfires have ravaged California's wine country this month — damaging dozens of the state's crops — but researchers may have found a powerful tool that could help growers to limit their future impact.
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2017 New York Wine Experience: California Wine Star John Alban (Wine Spectator)
26 October 2017

A trailblazing Rhône Ranger embraces singularity in California's Central Coast
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California Fires: The Road Ahead for the Wine Industry (Wine Spectator)
26 October 2017

Vintners face rebuilding damaged wineries, finding homes for displaced workers and convincing the public to return to wine country
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What is claret wine? – ask Decanter
26 October 2017

Not sure what people mean when they’ve used the term claret? Confused about where the term came from? Here's some background. How it started...
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Second wines climbing ever higher
26 October 2017

The on-going success of the first growths’ second labels in the secondary market means that prices for Carruades & co are starting to exceed the en primeur prices of their parent wines.
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Chinese official failed to impress Xi with RMB 99 Baijiu
26 October 2017

A Chinese cadre from Yanbo in the Guizhou province in China failed to impress Chinese president Xi Jinping with her RMB 99 Baijiu after he branded it too expensive.
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Wendy Narby: You don’t have to age Bordeaux
26 October 2017

Being expensive and requiring long cellaring are among some of the misconceptions consumers have about Bordeaux that trade professionals have to debunk, says Wendy Narby, a senior lecturer at the École du Vin de Bordeaux..
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TWE disputes viral Chinese report on ‘fake’ Penfolds
26 October 2017

A viral Chinese ‘exposé’ which alleged that at least 80% of Penfolds sold online in China is fake has been refuted by Treasury Wine Estates which claims it contains “extremely misleading and inaccurate information".
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Chardonnay to surpass Meunier plantings in Champagne
26 October 2017

Chardonnay will soon surpass Meunier to become the second most planted grape in Champagne, according to Bollinger cellar master Giles Descôtes.
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Show me the honey: Americans are going mad for mead
26 October 2017

The growing thirst for mead in the US has seen the number of mead makers soar in America, with a new meadery opening every three days on average in the US.
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University of Washington makes paper from brewing waste
26 October 2017

The Paper and Bioresource Science Centre at the University of Washington in Seattle has devised a way of making paper using spent grain left over from the brewing process.
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DRC leads ‘white glove’ sale in NYC
26 October 2017

Sotheby’s enjoyed a ‘white glove’ fine wine sale in New York this week, with a total of US$2.3 million raised from over 200 lots.
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Seely: Colheita is the Douro’s ‘wine of the future’
25 October 2017

The Colheita style of Port, a tawny made from a single vintage, is better suited to the lifestyle of modern drinkers and will help keep the Port category buoyant in the future, believes Christian Seely of Quinta do Noval, describing it as the Douro's 'wine of the future'.
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UK to get Trappist brewery?
25 October 2017

A Cistercian abbey in the UK has been granted permission to build a brewery which could make it just the 12th Trappist brewery in the world if accredited by the Trappist Association.
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Letter from Tuscany – Aldo Fiordelli – ‘In 1968, Montalcino produced just 13,000 bottles…’
25 October 2017

Brunello di Montalcino is 50 years old. Festivities began in April under the banner of ‘Bravery and Pride’, and kicked
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Andrew Jefford – ‘Wine is hard to unearth in France’s present-day cultural identity’
25 October 2017

Those of us whose mother tongue is English know what lies on the other side of the hill. Grass –
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Amazon Folds on Online Wine Sales
25 October 2017

When it came to a struggle between online and real-life sales, the internet giant made an unlikely choice.
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Amazon Folds on Online Wine Sales
25 October 2017

When it came to a struggle between online and real-life sales, the internet giant made an unlikely choice.
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Wine, Love and Hope for a Bright Tomorrow (Wine Spectator)
25 October 2017

Passion for great wine brings thousands together for a weekend full of discovery
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2017 New York Wine Experience: The Sommeliers Behind the Scenes (Wine Spectator)
25 October 2017

A team of world-class sommeliers screens every bottle served at the Wine Experience seminars
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John Stimpfig – ‘When wine, food and friends connect in the most magical way’
25 October 2017

Almost exactly twenty years ago, I first met and interviewed the brilliant, beguiling Angelo Gaja, resulting in two glorious days
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Australian Wine Star Stephen Henschke (Wine Spectator)
25 October 2017

A tasting of Australia's legendary Hill of Grace Shiraz demonstrates the power of place and family
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Amazon Wine to close by end of year – reports
25 October 2017

Online retailer Amazon has announced it will be closing it’s Amazon Wine section at the end of 2017 – but it will still be possible to buy wine on the rest of the site. But it isn't dropping wine completely...
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World wine production plummets to 1960s levels
25 October 2017

Wine lovers may have to pay more for some of their favourite bottles as new figures show world production has sunk to 'historic lows', after severe frosts and heatwaves curtailed 2017 yields in France, Spain and Italy. Fires are lit in Bordeaux vineyards in spring 2017 to protect against severe frosts. There's going to be less wine around...
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Rioja Star Victor Urrutia of Cune (Wine Spectator)
25 October 2017

Cune's CEO leads a tasting of Rioja's Imperial Gran Reserva 1976
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Portugal’s native reds: best buys at £8-£25
25 October 2017

As the quality revolution gathers pace, Portuguese winemakers are producing a varied range of reds from indigenous varieties, with top examples highlighting a revival of lighter styles. Sarah Ahmed reports How thrilling to see the Arenae Ramisco 2007 from Adega Regional de Colares top this two-day tasting of 137 UK-imported
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Château Figeac vertical: Extraordinary vintages
25 October 2017

Jane Anson delves into the distant past of this famous St-Émilion estate, tasting 19 select vintages stretching back as far as 1949...Harvest at Figeac. Jane Anson tastes vintages of Figeac stretching all the way back to 1949 in this special report....
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2017 New York Wine Experience: 1977 Vintage Port (Wine Spectator)
25 October 2017

A lineup of time-capsule Port icons from a most exceptional year
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Tasmania: small is beautiful
25 October 2017

Well known for its award-winning sparkling wines, Tasmania is growing in stature as a producer of top-quality still whites and Pinot Noirs. Sarah Ahmed follows the latest developments on this ‘cool’ island stateMick Rock Tasmania is growing in stature as a producer of top-quality still whites and Pinot Noirs. Sarah Ahmed follows the latest developments on this ‘cool’ island...
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Panel Tasting: Brunello di Montalcino 2012
25 October 2017

The warming climate is increasingly a factor in this revered corner of Tuscany, says Richard Baudains, but careful selection in top terroirs is still producing great wines... The warming climate is increasingly a factor in this revered corner of Tuscany, says Richard Baudains...
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Behind the bar: Victoria Chow
25 October 2017

Victoria Chow, founder and managing director of the Woods, talks about the 'back to basics' cocktail trend taking over Asia and her mission to create a "fine drinking" culture in Hong Kong. 
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Global wine production to fall to 56 year low
25 October 2017

Global wine production is forecast to fall to its lowest level in over 50 years due to the terrible frosts that struck Europe’s wine producing powerhouses earlier this year.
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BYOB Winterland opens in Fulham
25 October 2017

Hinterland – a panoply of festive entertainment – has opened in Fulham and will allow attendees to bring their own wine on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
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Champagne harvest ‘hardest and shortest’ in history
25 October 2017

This year’s harvest in Champagne was the shortest in Bollinger’s history and the hardest yet faced by the brand’s cellar master, Gilles Descôtes.
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Millennials are driving growth in premium gin sector
25 October 2017

A new report from Beefeater Gin claims that millennials are driving growth in the premium gin sector by choosing "authentic" brands.
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Riesling Masters 2017 deadline extended
25 October 2017

Final entries for The Drinks Business Riesling Masters are now being accepted ahead of the extended deadline of 15 November.
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Zonin opens hotel for wine lovers in Edinburgh
25 October 2017

Italian producer Zonin 1821 has opened its first hotel and bar for wine lovers in Edinburgh, and has announced that it has "at least ten planned for next year". 
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Spanish Atlantic red wine: panel tasting results
24 October 2017

Few other regions can field such a fascinating range of red wine styles, made from 
a broad palette of native grape varieties, reports Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW... Few other regions can field such a fascinating range of red wine styles, made from 
a broad palette of native grape varieties, reports Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW...
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Two directors banned over £1m fine wine scam
24 October 2017

Two directors of a company that traded in fine wines have been disqualified for a combined 20 years, following an Insolvency Service investigation, after scamming its customers out of nearly £1 million.
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Regional profile: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
24 October 2017

A former seat of the papacy and inventive pioneer of appellation guidelines, the legendary Châteauneuf-du-Pape has new challenges to face in the 21st century. Matt Walls investigates...The ruined papal château stands above a vineyard strewn with the region's signature galets roulés pebbles. Châteauneuf-du-Pape has new challenges to face in the 21st century. Matt Walls inve...
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Number of UK breweries rises by 64% in five years
24 October 2017

The number of breweries in the UK has broken the 2,000 barrier for the first time since the 1930s, increasing by 64% in the past five years, according to the latest figures from accountancy firm, UHY Hacker Young. 
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Gianni Brunelli: A Brunello vertical
24 October 2017

Michaela Morris recently visited the estate of Gianni Brunelli, in Brunello di Montalcino, and tasted through back vintages of its highly regarded wines... Michaela Morris visits the Gianni Brunelli estate, a leading light for the Brunello di Montalcino appellation...
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Under the radar: Alternative Australian white wines to try
24 October 2017

Forget about Chardonnay and Riesling for a few days and enjoy Australian winemakers' uncanny ability to get the best from myriad white grape varieties, says Matthew Jukes...The best alternative white wines coming out of Australia. Matthew Jukes takes a look at Australia's adventurous whites and selects 18 to try...
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François Lurton launches Sauvignon Blanc gin
24 October 2017

Bordeaux-born flying winemaker and consultant François Lurton has launched a gin for wine lovers with a Sauvignon Blanc base.
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William Kelley – ‘Was the 1997 Napa vintage the catalyst for a stylistic shift?’
24 October 2017

William Kelley looks back at the 1997 vintage in Napa, and picks out some of his top scoring wines... How does the 1997 vintage in Napa compare to today's wines? William Kelley investigates...
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Spotlight on Spätburgunder
24 October 2017

Although it is the world’s third-biggest producer of the variety, Germany may not spring to mind when choosing Pinot Noir. But Spätburgunders now compete with the world’s best. Anne Krebiehl MW charts its rise to the topSpotlight on Spatburgunder It’s no longer news that Germany produces great Pinot Noir: Spätburgunders have won top Decanter awards and made headlines in...
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Châteauneuf-du-pape: Six producers to watch
24 October 2017

Matt Walls picks some of the top Châteauneuf-du-pape producers you should know...Domaine du Banneret Matt Walls picks some of the top Châteauneuf-du-pape producers you should know...
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The Decanter interview: Mouton Rothschild family: the new generation
24 October 2017

After earlier careers in other fields, Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s three grandchildren have taken up roles in the family business. Jane Anson discovers how they plan to honour such a distinguished heritage...From left: Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, Camille Sereys de Rothschild & Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild Jane Anson picks out wines for drinking now from the Rothschild portf...
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Producer profile: Foradori
24 October 2017

Christelle Guibert headed up into the Dolomites to visit Elisabetta Foradori, a key figure in Italian winemaking, who put Trentino and its native grapes on the map.Elisabetta Foradori (second from left) with her children, Theo, Myrtha and Emilio Zierock Now fifteen minute s late and my blood pressure rising, I’m driving up and down this steep, serpentine road sliced …Continue reading &...
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Amazon Halts Online Wine Sales (Wine Spectator)
24 October 2017

Regulatory complications connected to the tech giant’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods led them to quit online wine retail
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The Best Value Cabernet Sauvignons
24 October 2017

To find value-for-money Cabernet can be tough – unless you know where to look.
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The Best Value Cabernet Sauvignons
24 October 2017

To find value-for-money Cabernet can be tough – unless you know where to look.
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Wildfires Devastate Spanish and Portuguese Wine Regions (Wine Spectator)
24 October 2017

Dry conditions and high winds spread flames quickly in parts of Galicia and Dão last week, scorching wineries and vineyards
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2017 New York Wine Experience: La Grande Dame Champagne (Wine Spectator)
24 October 2017

Four La Grande Dame Champagnes open the Wine Experience seminars
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Bordeaux's Château Montrose (Wine Spectator)
24 October 2017

CEO Hervé Berland lays out the Bordeaux estate's ambitions
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Burgundy’s Clos de Vougeot Pinot Noirs (Wine Spectator)
24 October 2017

Four vintages from Château de la Tour and Louis Jadot illustrate the grand cru's timeless sense of place
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2017 New York Wine Experience: Marilisa Allegrini (Wine Spectator)
24 October 2017

The CEO of one of Italy's most revered Amarone houses honors her family's history in Valpolicella, with an eye to the future
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Rhône 2017 harvest: Small but perfectly formed?
24 October 2017

It's been one of the earliest harvests on record in the Rhône and quality is generally being reported as excellent, but there's simply not enough grapes in several appellations and this could mean price rises for some wines, writes Matt Walls. Rhône 2017 set to produce smaller quantity but high quality, say producers. Great quality but some appellations struggling for grapes...
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Week in pictures: Hong Kong
24 October 2017

Penfolds dominated Hong Kong's wine trade's attention with its Penfolds 2017 Collection launch party and its unveiling of its ultra premium 'g3'. Check out the pictorial highlights that got Hong Kong wine trade buzzing.
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Macallan 1928 to lead Bonhams HK auction
24 October 2017

A bottle of the Macallan-1928 50 year-old, with an estimate of HK$480,000-560,000 will go under hammer at the upcoming Fine Wine and Whisky Sale at Bonhams Hong Kong next month.
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Bottomless Bordeaux Sunday roasts are coming to London
24 October 2017

Restaurant group D&D London has partnered with Bordeaux Wines to launch 'Red Roasts,' a new bottomless drinks deal which will allow diners to enjoy unlimited refills of Bordeaux with every Sunday roast.
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Mallya steps down from United Breweries board
24 October 2017

The embattled Vijay Mallya has reportedly stepped down from the board of United Breweries and is to name a successor.
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Californian wildfires: how to help
24 October 2017

the drinks business has put together a list of fundraising efforts currently in place to support the people and wineries affected by the recent wildfires that have killed a total of 41 people. 
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Rabobank: Small 2017 harvest drives up bulk wine prices
24 October 2017

With the 2017 harvest set to be one of the "smallest in decades", decimated by frost, heat, drought and hail, the price of bulk wine will continue to rise with shifts in demand "inevitable", according the the latest Wine Quarterly report from Rabobank.
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Cognac in pictures
24 October 2017

db's Lucy Shaw chases the sun to Cognac for a brief sojourn in the French region with high-end producer Frapin at its idyllic headquarters, Château de Fontpinot.
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David Cameron’s father-in-law is launching his own whisky label
23 October 2017

David Cameron's father-in-law Viscount Astor is planning to take on the Hebridean whisky market by launching is own spirits label.
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Riesling gets its mojo back, says Neil McGuigan
23 October 2017

You may be thinking, ‘I’ve heard this one before’, but Riesling really is on the move, according to Neil McGuigan, who says that the grape is getting its mojo back.
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Thieves steal grapes from Swiss vineyard
23 October 2017

Thieves have stolen 700 kilos of Pinot Noir and Chasselas grapes from the Weingut Hämmerli Ins vineyard in Switzerland, brazenly cutting through nets and plucking grapes from the roadside. 
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Jefford on Monday: Barbaresco – myth and reality
23 October 2017

Andrew Jefford discovers the unexpected after taking a closer look at the divide between Barbaresco and Barolo. Rabajà vineyard looking towards Martinenga, Asili and the river. Andrew Jefford on the Barolo Barbaresco divide...
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Bordeaux Sweats on Cabernet Quality
23 October 2017

The red grapes are in the vats in Bordeaux, but what damage has the weird growing season caused?
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Bordeaux Sweats on Cabernet Quality
23 October 2017

The red grapes are in the vats in Bordeaux, but what damage has the weird growing season caused?
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Wine Legend: Château d’Yquem 1921
23 October 2017

What makes this a wine legend? What makes this a wine legend?
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Wine Country Strong: After the Fires, Napa and Sonoma Look Ahead (Wine Spectator)
22 October 2017

At the New York Wine Experience, winemaker Randy Lewis, Jackson Family’s Barbara Banke and Wine Spectator’s Marvin R. Shanken and James Laube address the aftermath of the California wine-country wildfires
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Debunking wine myths: What to look out for
21 October 2017

Why they may not be true after all.... Do you believe these wine myths...?
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AI Know There's an Answer
21 October 2017

We've launched a chatbot to help you find the perfect wine quicker and with even less hassle.
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The 2017 New York Wine Experience: Wine and Friendship Stand Strong (Wine Spectator)
21 October 2017

Wine Spectator kicks off its 37th Wine Experience with the opening act of the weekend, a Grand Tasting of 267 outstanding wines
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Gerry Adams mocked in Parliament for thinking wine costs £25
21 October 2017

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was mocked in Parliament yesterday after declaring to the house that a bottle of wine costs €30 (£26.79).
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The 15 cheapest cities in the world for a gin and tonic
21 October 2017

“The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the empire.” Winston Churchill more...
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Sommelier Roundtable: Your Favorite Wine-and-Candy Pairing (Wine Spectator)
21 October 2017

With Halloween just around the corner, we asked 10 wine and food pros to scare up some guilty-pleasure pairings
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Penfolds launches g3: A Grange ‘blend of blends’
21 October 2017

Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago has launched a wine that combines three Grange vintages and is expected to sell for A$3,000 per bottle. Anthony Rose spoke to him ahead of the unveiling and got a first taste of the 'super-blend'... Penfolds g3 combines three Grange vintages. Anthony Rose gets a first taste of 'super Grange'...
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Wine making quiz – Test your knowledge
21 October 2017

We all drink good wine, but how much do you know about where it comes from? To follow on from our vine & vineyard quiz, test your cellar skills in our wine making sequel... Could you make a first growth wine?...
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London winery to sell new fizz for £100
21 October 2017

Urban winery Renegade London has begun the pre-sale for its new English sparkling wine, a blanc de noirs costing £100 a bottle and which is being aged in a church crypt.
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Californian wildfires: the real impact on wine
21 October 2017

 As the wildfires that ravaged large parts of California during the past 10 days begin to die down, we consider the real impact on the wine industry in the immediate future and longer term.
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New export strategy to boost British beer by £100m
21 October 2017

A new export strategy, unveiled yesterday at Fuller's Griffin Brewery in Chiswick by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), aims to increase British beer exports by £100 million over the next five years.
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The week in pictures
21 October 2017

This week has included a flying visit to Catalunya for a lesson on climate change at Torres, Copper Rivet Distillery's early Trafalgar Day celebrations, and a masterclass courtesy of the Madeira Wine Institute.
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Glasgow couple make £830 on whisky miniature they nearly threw away
21 October 2017

A Glaswegian couple have made over £800 on a whisky miniature they nearly threw away.
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Fine wine investment: Keeping it simple
20 October 2017

Twenty years ago fine wine was very much an insider’s paradise but this is increasingly not the case and cutting the jargon has to be a priority if companies want to make it more accessible to new investors.
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the drinks business appoints staff writer
20 October 2017

the drinks business is pleased to announce that Edith Hancock has joined the magazine as staff writer. 
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db Eats: Ella Canta
20 October 2017

db’s Lucy Shaw heads to the bonkers but brilliant Ella Canta on Park Lane for guacamole garnished with a golden grasshopper, soft shell crab tacos and lashings of Tequila.
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Ex-Fat Duck Chef opens restaurant where everything is served on toast
20 October 2017

Former Fat Duck chef Edward Carr is now behind the kitchen at a new café paying homage to the humble slice of toast.
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Treasury Wine Estates sells Clare Valley vineyard to Seppeltsfield
20 October 2017

Treasury Wine Estates has sold its Clare Valley winery Quelltaler Estate, where it makes its Annie's Lane brand, to Seppeltsfield for an undisclosed sum.
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Spanish giants unite: Grupo Perelada buys Chivite
20 October 2017

Spain’s Perelada Group, owners of Castillo Perelada in Empordà and Cims de Porrera in Priorat, has bought the Chivite Group for an undisclosed sum.
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Napa Getting Back to Business
20 October 2017

Despite the huge human cost of the wildfires, the wine industry has emerged mostly unscathed.
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Unfiltered: Sweet Berry Wine! Comedian Eric Wareheim Stands Up for Carignan (Wine Spectator)
20 October 2017

We caught up with the actor as the last of his 2017 Las Jaras wine grapes were arriving on the crushpad. Also in Unfiltered, Prosecco takes flight with Delta, and a stolen wine stash found in parents' basement
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Chanel expands in Bordeaux with Château Berliquet deal
20 October 2017

Luxury fashion house Chanel has bought a third Bordeaux wine estate, confirming that it has acquired Château Berliquet in St-Emilion after months of speculation. Château Berliquet is now owned by luxury fashion house Chanel. Maison Chanel and its owners, the Wertheimer brothers, ended several weeks of rumours by confirming the acquisition of Château Berliquet, …Continue rea...
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Adelaide, South Australia Best of Wine Tourism winners announced
20 October 2017

Promotional featureSeven South Australian businesses are toasting success, after being named winners in the 2018 South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards. Hon Minister Leon Bignell MP and Tamara Tiller, Penfolds Cellar Door See the winners...
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Deadly fires hit wine regions in Spain and Portugal
20 October 2017

Wildfires in winemaking areas of Portugal and northern Spain have claimed at least 45 lives and burnt through thousands of hectares of agricultural land, including vineyards and winery owners' homes in both Galicia and the Dão.The aftermath of fires in As Neves in Rías Baixas, Galicia, on 16 October. Devastating fires claim lives and damage vines...
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David and Victoria Beckham sink £2k worth of wine on mid-week date night
20 October 2017

David and Victoria Beckham spared no expense when they drank almost £2,000 worth of vintage wine during a mid-week date night.
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Armit closes HK offices
20 October 2017

Fine wine merchant Armit Wines has confirmed it is closing its offices in Hong Kong in order to centralise all of its operations in the UK.
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Aldi to sell award-winning chocolate wine in time for Christmas
20 October 2017

Aldi has announced it will expand its alcohol offering next month, stocking a chocolate-flavoured dessert wine with notes of "figs, toffee and caramel" in time for Christmas.
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Boycott the balloon: Frapin calls for an end to snifters
19 October 2017

High-end Cognac producer Frapin would like to see brandy balloons “disappear” from restaurants, bars and dining rooms as the giant glass does nothing for the spirit.
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China leads Australia wine exports
19 October 2017

The value of Australian wine exports has surged 13% to AU$2.44 billion in the past 12 months ending 30 September, with mainland China representing 30% of the total wine export value, according to the Wine Australia.
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Champagne Lanson unveils festive range
19 October 2017

Champagne Lanson has unveiled its festive range which includes its 'Santa' brut miniature Champagne bottles and a trio of "innovative" musical gift boxes. 
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男子起诉航空公司未提供香槟
19 October 2017

来自加拿大魁北克的一名男子向加拿大太阳之翼航空公司( Sunwing Airlines)提起诉讼,因航空公司承诺的“香槟服务”中没有香槟,取而代之的是一杯起泡酒。
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西班牙加利西亚地区酒庄遭野火侵袭
19 October 2017

西班牙西北部Rías Baixas的葡萄园遭到由纵火犯引发的野火的破坏,野火在西班牙和葡萄牙共夺取41人性命。
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Penfolds unveils controversial multi-vintage Grange
19 October 2017

Penfolds has unveiled its latest creation, a multi-vintage blend of three vintages of its top label Grange – the 2008, 2012 and the yet to be released 2014 – that costs AU$3,000 a bottle. Called 'g3' head winemaker Peter Gago said he expects it to attract controversy.
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Pernod Ricard exceeds Q1 forecast as China picks up
19 October 2017

French drinks producer Pernod Ricard has reported a stronger than expected performance for the first quarter, with organic sales rising by 5.7% driven by accelerating demand in China and the US.
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Anson: A shifting role for Bordeaux négociants? – Interview
19 October 2017

Jane Anson interviews Ariane Khaida about becoming head of Duclot merchant house in Bordeaux and her views on what the city's wine trading houses still have to offer amid questions over the current system. The Quai des Chartrons has sent Bordeaux wine overseas for centuries. Here it is in 1806. Credit: Pierre Lacour / Wiki Commons Media. Jane Anson interviews Ariane Khaida...
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Brancott Estate unveils ‘matrix’ sculpture in vineyard
19 October 2017

New Zealand producer Brancott Estate has revealed the result of its design collaboration with New York-based Studio Dror. Brancott Estate's 'Under/standing' sculpture in Marlborough created by Dror Studio. New Zealand wine group Brancott Estate has unveiled a sculpture in its vineyards created by New York-based designer Dror Benshetrit.
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Best Value Bordeaux Wines
19 October 2017

Yes you can find a bargain in Bordeaux, even among the classed growths.
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Chanel Group Buys St.-Emilion's Château Berliquet (Wine Spectator)
19 October 2017

Owners of Bordeaux’s Canon and Rauzan-Ségla add a St.-Emilion gem to their portfolio
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