Top 10 wines in the US press
An “outstanding” red from the Douro Valley, described as one of the world’s “most exciting wine regions”, and a tempting manzanilla Sherry feature in this week’s roundup.
Lidl reconciles fine wine with budget image
Lidl has insisted that its move into higher priced wines does not undermine the European discount retailer’s budget-friendly reputation.
Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.
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Moët & Chandon have opened their new Champagne bar at the Royal Albert Hall.
Former London restauranteur, Martin Lam, will be leading ‘Sommelier Talks’ at this years Beautiful South wine fair.
England’s first sorbet made from locally made sparkling wine has been released.
The rate of underage drinking among 11 to 15 year olds in England has fallen to its lowest ever rate since records began in 1988.
In the battle of the beverages, beer has won out over wine again in the US, with Americans favouring a pint of beer over a glass of wine or dram of whisky.
KFC is to serve beer at two of its restaurants in Toronto in a bid to keep up with increasingly up market “fast-casual” chains.
UK sales of alcoholic drinks for at-home consumption have leapt 15% in the last five years, although volumes are in decline thanks to rising prices and a health conscious younger generation.
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Singapore-based online platform, Winefamily, has secured the support of Corney & Barrow and is now offering over 70 of the merchant’s wines through the site.
Rosé is a category often unfairly overlooked, thought to be suited only to summer sipping. Here we take a look at 10 rosés that deserve to be taken seriously.
Although Lafite no longer commands the share of trade it used to there are vintages that are still attracting buyers’ interest.
“Vinegar” wine in Japan that’s not all it seems, Tasmanian Pinot Noir, DRC and the last bottle of Burgundy in the shop.
Prosecco sales in the UK are continuing to surge ahead of Champagne with year on year sales up nearly 70% at both Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
Olivier Krug has admitted that LVMH-owned Champagne house Krug is not striving for consistency in style.
The Champagne Bureau (CIVC) has agreed a small rise in this year’s maximum permitted yield to reflect a modest increase in shipments during the first part of 2014.
Rapper Jay-Z’s favourite Champagne, Armand de Brignac, is being frequently targeted by credit card fraudsters in the US due to its desirability.
Auction house Hart Davis Hart has taken the number one position in the US as the first half of the year draws to a close.
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.