Top 10 Hong Kong venues
Hong Kong is one of the world’s best cities for wine and fine dining. We take you on a tour of the places that best represent this vibrant culinary scene.
Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite
A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several hundred bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.
With Christmas approaching at lightning speed, we round up a selection of practical, aspirational and outrageous gadgets for the wine-lover in your life.
In the magazine
A British company is on the cusp of commercialising an all-natural pesticide that can kill the grape fungus botrytis and is harmless to the honey bee.
Millennial drinkers are shunning the self-proclaimed “King of Beers” in favour of craft, with shipments outnumbering those of Budweiser for the first time.
Part two of auction house Wally’s Roy Welland Collection sale raised US$5.6 million, smashing its low estimate of $3.6m.
It has taken them 30 years and 36,000 pints, but a pair of committed pub patrons can finally lay claim to having completed the world’s longest pub crawl.
A new iPhone app has launched, which claims to be able to predict a consumer’s taste in wine and beer with 96% accuracy.
Britons are increasingly choosing beer instead of wine when eating out, with diners becoming ever more discerning over their choice of brew.
the drinks business
A run of small harvests, strong demand for the top names and soaring vineyard prices is changing the shape of Burgundy’s entire wine model.
The CEO of Château Palmer and sales director of Pichon-Baron have tentatively hailed the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux as the best since 2010.
US auction house Hart Davis Hart is hoping to see out the year in style with a sale it hopes will net between US$4-$7 million.
In the second of a two-part interview Peter Sisseck, the Danish winemaker behind Pingus, explains how Ribera del Duero went astray.
Baseball star Giancarlo Stanton celebrated signing a $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins, the biggest in US sports history, with a $20k bottle of Moët.
Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.
Hollywood film director Baz Luhrmann has released a US$785 Champagne sabre in collaboration with Barneys New York.
Champagne Pol Roger has chosen the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage to launch a collection of three expressions from this year.
Drinks distributor and retailer Amathus has opened a fourth shop in Shoreditch, adding to its sites in Soho, Knightsbridge and the City of London.
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.