Top five natural wines from Chile
Chile may be best known for its big-brand Cabernets, not niche, non-interventionist “natural” wines – but that is changing.
Wine scam director receives 11-year ban
The director of a fraudulent wine investment firm, Capital Bordeaux Investments, has been banned from running a company for 11 years after conning at least 10 people out of £60,000.
The definitive round-up of the goings-on in the drinks trade, this week we feature some “sexist” wallpaper, we christen some new cocktails, and enjoy the splendours of one of London’s most grand hotels.
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The team behind Uruguay’s Bodega Garzón has launched a new range of wines to help expand its presence into the multiple retail sector.
You can now choose the exquisitely “curated” menu for your painfully ahead-of-trend eatery with the minimum of fuss thanks to a handy generator.
Chilean producer Bouchon Family Wines has launched the country’s first “wild” wine made from untrained vines.
Drinks giant Diageo is trialling a non-alcoholic version of Guinness in Asia in response to a government crackdown on alcohol consumption in Indonesia.
The cost of dealing with the results of alcohol abuse in England is significantly smaller than the tax revenue brought in from alcohol duty, a new study has found.
Parents wondering about when to tell their children about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption should discuss it with their kids at age 9, a report into child health says.
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The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 and 1000 indices saw a small gain and a small decline respectively in August.
A wine trader has appeared in court to deny conning investors out of £350,000 for expensive bottles of Bordeaux and Champagne that never existed.
Sotheby’s will begin its autumn season in London later this month with the sale of a “Great Bordeaux Cellar”.
With a focus on premium châteaux and domaines, Hong Kong-based merchant Kerry Wines will present over 60 wines at its consumer and trade event in November.
Champagne house AR Lenoble in the Côte des Blancs has launched its own vintage honey made by 70,000 busy bees on its estate.
Champagne house Moët & Chandon has released a few thousand bottles of a new multi-vintage prestige cuvée Champagne priced at €450 a bottle.
Champagne Pol Roger has launched the 2004 vintage of its Sir Winston Churchill prestige cuvée.
The 2015 harvest in Champagne is set to begin with the fruit in “perfect” health and yields of 10,000 kg per hectare reported.
Damage caused by an errant Champagne cork forced the pilot of an easyJet plane to make an emergency landing.
Keeping your supply chain under control is vital for happy employees, satisfied customers and profitability, writes Crispin Mair of Crimson & Co.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.