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Thursday 28 August 2014
Top 10 independent wine retailers pt 1

Independent wine retailers are on the rise again, but is this bounceback sustainable? In part one of a two part series, Gabriel Savage explores what it takes to survive in the modern era.

Wines of Chile hosts first cool climate seminar in HK

Wines of Chile hosted its first seminar in Hong Kong exploring Chilean terroir and cool climate regions as part of a new push to promote the country’s wine quality in Asia.

Brooklyn bar puts boobs up front

A new bar that pays homage to breasts has opened in the New York neighbourhood of Brooklyn.

How to keep your wine safe in an earthquake

Following the recent earthquake in the Napa Valley several industry professionals have shared their tips to help protect your wines from tremors in the future.

Napa earthquake wine bucket challenge

Two local Napa residents aim to draw attention to the recent earthquake in the Napa Valley with the Napa Earthquake Wine Bucket Challenge.

Beer

Kerala ratifies anti-liquor policy 

The Southern Indian state has called for the closure of hundreds of bars in a major step towards prohibition.

One-man brewery named NZ’s best

A brewery run by just one person scooped the award for “New Zealand’s Champion Brewery” at the Brewers’ Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards last week.

One job in beer supports 45 in other industries

A recent study by the Beer Institute has found that one job in a US brewery supports a further 45 jobs in other industries.

Tesco store swaps veg for booze

A Tesco store in Reading, England, emptied aisles it previously reserved for fruit and vegetables — to make room for piles of beer and spirits.

Through a glass, darkly: Branded glassware

Richard Shotton, head of Insight at ZenithOptimedia Group, explores the world of branded glassware asking what impact a brand’s investment really has on the consumer.

by Richard Shotton

China: A ‘misunderstood’ wine market

The Wine Explorers get to the heart of Hong Kong's fine wine scene interviewing top wine professionals Debra Meiburg MW and Eddison Leung, buying manager for Watson’s Wine. by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Will wackiness spark Bud Light’s turnaround?

No brand needs a sales punch more than America's #1 beer. Bud Light's numbers have been heading in a southerly direction for some time. by Dan Fox

Fine wine vs hip hop

Haters better watch out, the ace is back – almost – but what music will he be listening to? by Rupert Millar
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WHISK(E)Y

Investors switching from wine to whisky

As the value of the world’s top fine wines continues to decline, investors are increasingly turning to rare single malt Scotch and Japanese whisky instead.

Jack Daniel’s under fire from Russia

Jack Daniel’s has defended itself against claims “chemical substances not common to whiskey” had been found in its Tennessee Honey Liqueur.

Drink-driver straps whiskey in child seat

A drink-driving dad strapped a bottle of whiskey into his car’s child seat — instead of his two-year-old-son.

Death of caretaker ends whiskey theft case

The death of a caretaker has ended criminal charges that he drank more than US$100,000 worth of whiskey stolen from his employer.

Our Top 10's

Top wines in the UK press

A “ravishing” Gewürztraminer and a sparkling Malbec from Moët & Chandon’s Argentinean outpost make this week’s round up.

Top 10 drinks tweets of the week

This week’s roundup features the fashion-conscious Will Lyons, TV fan Tim Atkin MW, and even an appearance from our very own team db.

Top 10 wines in the US press

US wine writers went mad for Pinot Noir this week recommending a number of California’s best bottles, alongside a wine made by one of the “greatest winemakers on Earth”.

Top 10 beers in the world press

A raspberry IPA, cyclist-friendly “radler” and Turtle-powered IPA make it into this week’s top beer picks in the press.

Top 10 dry rosés over £10

France, in particular Provence, led the way for rosés over £10 in our 2014 Global Rosé Masters, but there were some worthy mentions from elsewhere in Europe and the US.

Seven of the best wine lists in Asia

We count down the restaurants home to some of Asia’s best wine lists, as decided by China’s Wine List of the Year Awards.

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Fine Wine

More positive signs for fine wine

The tail end of August has offered more reasons for fine wine followers to be cheerful as the value of bids on Liv-ex topped £1 million.

Global Rosé Masters 2014: The results

The inaugural Global Rosé Masters heralded an uncorking of our expert judges’ views on all things pink. Here we list all of the medallists.

London restaurant lists £850 Chilean wine

A London restaurant is flying the flag for Chile by listing one of the country’s most famous wines at what it claims is a record-breaking £850 price tag.

Amphora brings fine wine to India

UK-based wine investment company Amphora Portfolio Management has partnered with a Mumbai consultancy to bring fine wine to Indian investors.

Champagne

Fera and Dom Pérignon join luxury forces

Dom Pérignon is marking the second “plenitude” release of its 1998 vintage with a special £405 per head tasting menu tie-in at London’s latest fine dining hotspot, Fera at Claridge’s.

Champagne coupe moulded from Kate Moss’s breast launched

English supermodel Kate Moss’s left breast has been immortalised in a Champagne coupe designed by painter Lucian Freud’s daughter.

Pernod pushes for a premium Christmas

Pernod Ricard UK has flagged up a host of data to show why on-trade outlets should encourage customers to trade up this Christmas.

Champagne touted as next big investment

Vintage Champagne is being touted as the next big wine investment by London-based fine wine merchant Woolf Sung.

Champagne holds firm against Prosecco

Prosecco’s explosive UK growth has not come at the expense of Champagne, which held its volume and saw value sales increase by 2.2%, according to the Lanson Champagne Category Report 2014.