Tesco drinks division ‘not likely implicated’
Tesco’s beer, wine and spirits division is unlikely to have contributed to the supermarket’s £250 million accounting “black hole”.
UK and US still top for Aussie wine exports
The UK, US and Canada remain the top three destinations by volume for Australian wines, according to a recent report.
London bar creates ‘celebrity’ cocktail list
A cocktail list inspired by eight “icons” of the 20th century, including Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe and Sir Winston Churchill, has been launched at a London bar.
From the world’s largest bottle of wine to the longest wine list, this record-breaking top ten shows the lengths people will go to have a drink in style.
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Hollywood actor George Clooney has expanded his Tequila empire with a new Añejo bottling.
British passengers are too busy talking to drink during flights, while Aussie passengers are most likely to hit the booze trolley.
The Essex-born, Surrey-based wine writer on his love of KFC and 1945 Claret, dislike of corked wine writers and fear of architecture.
UK retailer Tesco is expected to announce that the £250 million ‘black hole’ in its accounts – that has led to the suspension of BWS director Dan Jago – was overstated by around £25m.
A beer company in Papua New Guinea is using a beer box that, when burned, acts as an insect repellent.
Young and Co.’s Brewery has closed a £10.4 million deal to acquire four London pubs.
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Last week saw an uptick in trade for Bordeaux’s first growths on Liv-ex, as “off” vintages yet again boosted the region amid more growth for fine wine.
Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, son of the late Baroness Philippine, has been confirmed as the estate’s next president.
Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes Jr. hopped over the Andes in 2001 to establish Kaiken. His greatest vices are skydiving and drinking wine
Ne Oublie, Graham’s extremely rare 1882 tawny Port, is being released in the US, after its UK launch in June.
The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador’s Awards.
Pernod Ricard’s Federico Lleonart has caused quite the ‘coupe’, arguing that a simple white wine glass is superior to the classic Champagne serving options.
Champagne suppers, floating restaurants, portfolio tastings and a visit to the printers – db‘s in need of a lie-down.
Our roundup of the top 10 new products set to hit the shelves features all manner of delights, from stripped-back Champagne to antique Bourbon.
The trade has paid tribute to the skill and modesty of Charles Heidsieck winemaker Thierry Roset, who died earlier this month aged just 55.
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.