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Thursday 24 April 2014
Top 10 New York rooftop bars

Get away from the hustle and bustle of New York’s streets and escape to a rooftop oasis at one of the city’s many rooftop terraces.


Magnum of Nazi wine sells for £1,500

A rare magnum of “Führerwein”, made on the orders of Adolf Hitler, has sold at auction for £1,500.

Former Constellation president takes helm at Enotria

Former Constellation president Troy Christensen is to become CEO of Enotria, replacing current chief executive Alison Levett, who is to leave the business.

Beer, Bordeaux and bulk wine for LWF 2014

The London Wine Fair is to feature a host of new sections for the first time this year, including an area for bulk wine producers and another for craft beer.

Parrot drinks beer, eats curry and wears hoody

The internet is awash with animals doing hilarious things, be it a booze-stealing pig starting a fight with a cow or a baby monkey riding on the back of a pig.


Beer could lower arthritis risk in women

Women who drink two to four beers a week have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has claimed.

Attempt to ban tumour beer ad fails

Concerns raised by the drinks industry over an NHS advertisement showing a cancerous tumour slowly growing at the bottom of a man’s beer glass have been dismissed by the ASA.

Top beers in the US and Canadian press

A “bruiser” of an imperial stout brewed with coffee and chilli peppers and an “exceptional” pale ale are among this week’s favourite beers.

Naked beer festival planned in US

A nudist resort in Pennsylvania is preparing to host its annual “Bare Beach Beer Bash” where nudity is not only encouraged, it’s required.

Karibou! The Wine Explorers touch down in Tanzania

One cannot speak of Tanzania without mentioning the magic of safaris, the greatness of Daar El Salam or the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar.

by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Réunion island: A French wine discovery

Our African tour gave us the perfect excuse to visit La Réunion - a French Island east of Madagascar. by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Big Beer’s idea of innovation? More alcohol

Exactly what Colt 45's legendary spokesperson, Billy Dee WIlliams, meant by "works every time" was left to the imagination. by Dan Fox

Fine wine vs gravity

How is the movement of the fine wine market like Felix Baumgartner’s leap from the edge of space? What goes up… by Rupert Millar
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Jack Daniel’s ups rye whiskey offering

Jack Daniel’s has launched its second rye whiskey expression, and its first to be barrel-matured.

The Singleton unveils ‘accessible’ duo

The Singleton is preparing to launch two new expressions, Tailfire and Sunray, in a bid to attract a new demographic to the whisky category.

Brewer releases whisky-infused beer

Glasgow’s Wellpark Brewery has launched a new premium beer aged with whisky-infused oak.

Scotch whisky gets Australian trademark

Scotch whisky has been trademarked in Australia giving consumers and the industry better protection against fakes.

Our Top 10's

Top 10 wines in the Asian media

Hai Jia recommends a “superb” Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills of the Helan Mountains, while Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks her top Bordeaux 2013 wines from Saint-Estèphe.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Jamie Goode picks an Australian sticky with notes of “marmalade, spice and apricot”, while Hamish Anderson hunts out some of South Africa’s finest whites.

Top 10 wines in the US press

Colette Bancroft recommends a “deeply satisfying” Cabernet Sauvignon, while Stacey Vreeken picks an “orange” Pinot Gris from California’s Beauregard Vineyard.

Top beers in the worldwide press

Greg Ray picks a “double-brewed monster” packed with “pungent hops”, while Evan Benn recommends a tropical coconut ale to match a ceviche.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Matthew Jukes picks an “incredible” Albariño for Easter, while David Williams recommends an Italian “creditable cheapie” from Aldi.

Top 10 beers in the world press

Tina Danze picks a golden ale perfect for introducing “lager loyalists” to craft beer, while Todd Haefer reviews the first beer from the Trappist monks of Massachusetts.

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Fine Wine

Bordeaux 2013: ‘best value’ wine releases

Grand Puy Lacoste, the wine voted to be the “best value” by UK merchants, has released its price – so, is it?

Bordeaux 2013: Margaux joins releases

Château Margaux has recommenced this week’s primeurs by matching fellow first, Mouton’s, price drop of 10%.

Wine company sued over ‘fake’ Yquem

London-based fine wine merchant, the Antique Wine Company, is accused of selling an American wine collector thousands of dollars worth of fake Bordeaux.

Lafite 2013: buy Mouton instead

Lafite led the way among the first growths when it released yesterday as the cheapest vintage on the market but is Mouton a more reasonable offer?


Salon to release zero dosage Champagne

Champagne Salon is to release a zero dosage expression of its 2002 vintage for customers of London’s Sketch restaurant only.

Italian sparkling exports to UK jump 40%

Exports of Italian sparkling wine to the UK leapt by 40.2% in 2013, strengthening its status as the UK’s fizz of choice.

UK Champagne shipments drop 5.1%

UK Champagne shipments slipped by 5.1% in volume and 3.8% in value last year as the economy continued its recovery.

Skinny Champagne to launch rosé

Just days after db announced the launch of “Skinny Rosé” by Finest Fizz, we bring you news that the original Skinny Champagne is to add a pink variant.

Champagne Drappier chef de cave joins Nicolas Feuillatte

Champagne Drappier’s Guillaume Roffiaen has joined The Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte as its director of winemaking and quality.