Sir Alex Ferguson to auction £3m wine collection
Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is to sell off a substantial chunk of his wine collection via three auctions organised by Christie’s.
The Singleton unveils ‘accessible’ duo
The Singleton is preparing to launch two new expressions, Tailfire and Sunray, in a bid to attract a new demographic to the whisky category.
We round up a dozen chef de caves in the making who are helping to make their houses sparkle with their passion, energy and technical nous.
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Russia’s illegal vodka trade accounted for 55% of the country’s entire vodka market in 2013, while legal vodka production dropped by 17% in this year’s first quarter.
After a busy day yesterday, Margaux third growth Château Kirwan and Sauternes first growth Château Climens were this morning’s key releases.
Two men who stole wines from some of Bordeaux’s most prestigious Chateaux have been jailed.
New figures released by the BBPA have confirmed a drop in UK alcohol consumption of 2.1% in 2013 – the lowest level recorded since 1990.
A gadget-loving company has created an ultra-sonic device which it says will ensure your beer will always have the perfect head and will never go flat.
Scottish brewers, Traditional Scottish Ales, is relaunching as the Black Wolf Brewery.
the drinks business
Luxury goods giant, LVMH, has acquired its first Burgundy vineyard having bought the 14th century Clos des Lambrays.
Haut Bailly, Canon and Doisy-Daëne were the big names out this morning representing the Left Bank, Right Bank and Sauternes.
The top wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage expected to be the best value, as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.
Saint-Estèphe second growth, Cos d’Estournel, has released with a meagre drop on its 2012 price of just 8.4% – a level unlikely to find much praise among merchants.
UK Champagne shipments slipped by 5.1% in volume and 3.8% in value last year as the economy continued its recovery.
Just days after db announced the launch of “Skinny Rosé” by Finest Fizz, we bring you news that the original Skinny Champagne is to add a pink variant.
Champagne Drappier’s Guillaume Roffiaen has joined The Centre Vinicole – Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte as its director of winemaking and quality.
Falling sugar levels in Brut NV Champagne are a result of both warmer conditions in the region, but also the rising proportion of reserve wines used in today’s blends.
Wine and Opera heads for Vienna for a pre-show souper and a rousing tribute to the kings of wine – Tokay and Champagne.
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.