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Wednesday 1 October 2014
Top 10 travel retail drinks brands

The International Wine & Spirits Research has released its 2014 report on duty free trends of 2013, and with it the world’s biggest travel retail brands.

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Wet summer favoured biodynamics in Champagne

This year’s cool, wet summer in Champagne favoured biodynamic viticultural practices, according to Roederer’s chef de cave.

German city paying alcoholics in beer

A German city has launched a controversial programme that will see its alcoholic homeless sweep the streets in return for beer and cigarettes.

Rugby star Sheridan targets wine trade

Former England rugby player Andrew Sheridan has announced he is retiring from the sport with plans to “forge a new career” in the wine trade.

Don’t forget who your friends are

Grant’s have taken a different approach in their new marketing campaign by moving away from product led advertising to a focus on lifestyle.

Beer

‘Drunk’ man fends off croc with eye poke

An inebriated Australian fought off a death-rolling crocodile by poking it in the eye – a feat that could have come straight out of a Crocodile Dundee film.

Beer flavonoid could boost brain power

A rare compound found only in hops could improve cognitive function and slow down memory degradation, a recent study has discovered.

CAMRA appoints Tim Page as chief executive

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced Tim Page as its new chief executive.

Tories toast political beer range

Conservative Party members have been bonding at their annual party conference by drinking a range of politically-themed beers.

Wine Explorers: South Korea

South Korea might not be a country known for its wines but, as the Wine Explorers discover, that hasn’t stopped its enthusiastic, but small set of winemakers.

by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Coors Light @ 7¢ a can

Lazy marketers are big supporters of line extensions. "It's easy volume. There's no risk, " they'll tell you. by Dan Fox

Does wine brand loyalty exist?

Reacting to Sir John Hegarty's cutting critique of the wine trade published yesterday, David Boyer points out the "potential flaws" in his marketing proposal. by David Boyer

Taiwan: Rice paddy vines and dragon fruit

Welcome to Taiwan, a beautiful island of 35,961 square kilometres to the South East of China where there are as many scooters as there are people. by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot
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WHISK(E)Y

Glenfarclas unveils Sherry twist

Speyside whisky producer Glenfarclas has confirmed plans to introduce a 1966 fino Sherry cask expression as the first part of a new series.

Indian whisky shines in new US contest

An Indian single malt scooped top prize at the Whiskies of the World Awards, a new initiative launched by a US subsidiary of the IWSC.

Explorers’ Club settles Diageo lawsuit

Diageo will be able to sell bottles of its Explorers’ Club Whisky after signing a licensing agreement with the real-life Explorers’ Club that successfully sued it.

Scotch suffers 11% drop in exports

Scotch whisky has seen a decline in exports worth £220million in lost sales, with some markets receding by nearly 50%.

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Australian winemakers to watch – part 2

We round up a second batch of Aussie winemakers making a name for themselves down under.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An Italian red made from the “quirky” Negroamaro grape, a “buttery” white Rioja and a “beguiling” Viognier make it into this week’s UK wine writers’ recommendations.

Top 10 drinks tweets of the week

Fantasy football, the Napa harvest and oddly enough the dictator Stalin were just some of the topics that got the drinks industry tweeting this week.

Top 10 wines in the US press

From Washington State to Texas via South Africa and Italy, US wine writers take us on a world wine tour.

Top 10 literary-inspired cocktails

For those with a penchant for literature and a hankering for a Martini this collection of cocktails inspired by some world-renowned wordsmiths is a match made in heaven.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A red made from the lesser-known Bobal grape and a Californian Chardonnay with flavours of “figs, ripe peaches and apricot” feature in this week’s round up.

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Fine Wine

BBR appoints new Japan sales director

Simon Staples has been appointed Berry Bros & Rudd’s new sales director for Japan.

Burgundy’s ‘original grand crus’ explored in new book

A look at Burgundy and how its wines and vineyards were considered by wine professionals and keen amateurs before the arrival of the AOC system is to be examined in a new book.

Liquidator to sell 500 cases of fine wine

Nearly 500 cases of fine Bordeaux wines left over following the collapse of Bordeaux Fine Wines Limited have been put up for sale.

Churchill drank ‘42,000 bottles’ of fizz

Sir Winston Churchill’s fondness for fizz made headline news this week after it was claimed he drank 42,000 bottles of Champagne during his life.

Champagne

Roederer breaks new ground with Brut Nature

Louis Roederer launched Champagne’s inaugural non-malolactic, zero dosage vintage fizz in London last night – the brand’s first new product in 40 years.

Paris Hilton racks up $230K bar bill

Paris Hilton, heiress to the Hilton hotel empire, showed she knows how to party by running up a US$230,000 (£140k) bar bill in New York.

Grace Jones cocktail launches at £9k

A cocktail with a £9,000 price tag created in honour of the James Bond actress Grace Jones has gone on sale at a London restaurant.

Hong Kong in pictures

Lunch and Champagne tastings gave way to the disruption of road blocks and the protestors of Occupy Central this week in Hong Kong.

Top 10 wines for TWFA Cannes 2014

In October key buying personnel from the travel retail market will descend on Cannes for the sector’s biggest event of the year.