db Awards 2015: The winners
Following the 12th annual db Awards ceremony at the London Wine Fair 2015, here we publish the full list of winners in each category.
Prosecco beats Champagne for UK growth
Sales of Prosecco continued to grow in the UK on- and off-trade in 2014, but not at the expense of Champagne, according to the fourth annual Lanson category report.
Welly wanging, cocktail foraging, a gin-filled horticultural oasis and all the fun of the fair – it’s been quite a week for the drinks trade.
In the magazine
A 110-year-old man, thought to be the oldest living person in the US, says drinking a can of beer everyday is the secret to living a long life.
The overall value of Uruguayan exports to the UK has grown by almost 300% in the last three years to 2014, proving the country’s growing taste for its wines.
The UK pub industry looks like it could have a new lease of life, as research has shown that nearly half of the country’s bars have been opened in the last three years.
The ex-convict owner of hip London brewery London Fields has said he regrets his role in a cocaine supply network and vows to pay his £3.2m debt.
Scientists have discovered a way of brewing morphine using the same equipment as a home brew beer kit.
The wine industry would benefit from having more irreverent players in the game like Scottish craft brewer BrewDog, according to one key wine communicator.
the drinks business
A “quintessential” Domaine de Chevalier released this morning but despite positive noises from merchants, is it the wine everyone wants?
Chicago-based fine wine auctioneer, Hart Davis Hart, saw its latest sale achieve a “remarkable” US$6.2 million.
Online fine wine retailer, Slurp.asia has become Cru Hong Kong following its acquisition by the Cru Group last year.
Zachys Asia has surprises up its sleeve for the spring auction which will “present the best of the best” from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, as well as a lot of fine whisky.
Champagne house Krug is to launch a gourmet chip and Champagne pop-up bar in partnership with Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers.
With the global thirst for Prosecco showing no sign of slowing, stocks of the Italian sparkler could dry up by the summer one leading producer has warned.
Pol Roger is preparing to launch its “best ever” blanc de blancs, the 2008 vintage, in the UK in the next few weeks.
Part two of our analysis of the world’s biggest Champagne brands brings you the latest winemaking improvements and 2014 global volume sales for the sixth to the tenth largest labels.
It was not so much quality concerns but a volume shortfall that led so few Champagne houses to make a vintage in 2005, suggested Vincent Chaperon of Dom Pérignon in the wake of its own release from this year.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.