Day: ‘No one wants Coca-Cola wines’
South Africa needs to be serious about making terroir specific Sauvignon Blanc rather than “Coca-Cola wines” according to one of the key winemakers in the country.
Robots to replace wine critics?
Researchers in Denmark have created an artificial tongue they claim is able to assess the effect of tannins in wine more effectively than professional tasters.
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.
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Holidaymakers unlucky enough to be involved in an accident having enjoyed a drink beforehand risk having their claims unfairly rejected.
Coffee giant Starbucks is developing a non-alcoholic latte that tastes like Guinness.
While many changes are taking place within Chile to improve grape quality, it is the increasingly extreme plantings that is the most remarkable development.
A bracelet that can detect levels of alcohol in someone’s system and “check in” to ensure the wearer is conscious has been praised by Microsoft.
A Spanish designer has come up with an innovative way to package beer, with its label simply depicting the colour of the brew inside.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has reported a record turnover of £10.5 million – up 15% on last year and breaking through the £10m mark for the first time.
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Acker Merrall & Condit’s first Hong Kong sale of the autumn season proved the continuing health of the Asian auction market.
Goedhuis’ managing director talks about Pinot Noir, more Pinot Noir and drops a (not-so) subtle hint to Vega Sicilia about a vintage of theirs he needs to try.
Sotheby’s first London wine sale of the autumn season generated £1,674,810 ($2,729,940), hitting its pre-sale high estimate of £1.67 million.
The widely reported fine wine boom in China never really happened according to Simon Staples of Berry Bros & Rudd.
One of Champagne’s most established producers has warned that if the region doesn’t get its act together it could soon fall behind Prosecco.
The run up to the 2014 vintage in France has been nothing if not erratic but, as the harvest kicks off in earnest, it may turn out alright.
Sparkling wine was the only alcoholic drinks category to enjoy double-digit growth in the UK in the last 12 months according to a report released today.
Party classics like Champagne are forecast to play second fiddle to spirits this Christmas – most especially gin, according to UK market research.
A British brewing company has launched what it describes as a “Champagne-style” sparkling beer.
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.