Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2014: The results
An impressive cast of judges convened for the Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters to put 200 wines through their paces in June. Here we list the medalists.
Hospital opens wine bar for terminally ill
A hospital in France is to open a wine bar for its terminally ill patients to allow patients to “enjoy” their final days.
From a Christmas-themed transvestite to a boutique beer tasting on the HMS President Embankment – it’s been an eventful week in the drinks business.
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The chief winemaker at Yalumba in the Barossa Valley on her love of Jane Austen, admiration for Obama and saving her dogs in a fire.
The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into the next EU alcohol strategy, potentially informing policy on issues such as minimum unit pricing.
Rémy Cointreau has promoted Panos Sarantopoulos to the post of CEO for its Liqueurs & Spirits division with a remit to speed up growth in this corner of the portfolio.
AB Inbev has reported profit growth this quarter exceeding industry estimates, as World Cup sales in Brazil helped balance out a US slump.
C&C Group has hit out at “discriminatory” behaviour from Polish authorities, who forced it to remove advertising for cider brand Magners from team shirts during a Champions League match.
A severe drought in California is affecting the amount of beer the state’s many craft breweries can produce –as demand continues to sky-rocket.
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Burgundian producer Domaine Faiveley has made a significant first step into Chablis with the acquisition of Domaine Billaud-Simon.
The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 has held steady for the past few weeks and July is set to be one of the strongest months of trading this year – are things finally looking up for the fine wine market?
Lidl has insisted that its move into higher priced wines does not undermine the European discount retailer’s budget-friendly reputation.
A new UK-based wine merchant is attracting international customers by basing its business entirely on sales of mature wine.
A Champagne producer has been put on trial after looting hundreds of historic French sites for artefacts to indulge his passion for archaeology.
Destocking in China continued to impact Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in the second half of 2014, which has posted a 15% drop in profits in its wine and spirits portfolio.
While Bolly lollies sound like something made up by Edina and Patsy of Absolutely Fabulous to see them through the summer, the world’s first Champagne ice lolly has gone on sale in the UK.
As the battle for Champagne supremacy continues, we round up the region’s top 10 leading brands by volume.
Moët & Chandon has opened its new Champagne bar at the Royal Albert Hall.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.