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Thursday 23 October 2014

    Top 10 wines in the US press

    A tropical Chardonnay with a “smoke-edged crème brûlée effect”, a Manzanilla Sherry and a “wacky” white Russian make for an eclectic set of wine recommendations.

    Tesco chairman steps down amid turmoil

    The financial disorder at Tesco is far worse than expected, as it was today revealed the company overstated its profits by £263m and that its post-tax profits are, in reality, down 92%.

    Tedeschi boosts Fells’ Italian portfolio

    Valpolicella producer Tedeschi Family Winery has joined UK importer John E Fells on an exclusive distribution basis.

Harrods’ top 10 best-sellers

Harrods’ wine buyer, Ed Gerard, reveals the top-grossing wines and spirits at the famous Knightsbridge store in the year to date

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Pernod hails return to growth

Pernod Ricard has predicted organic profit increase of “between +1% and +3%” for 2014/15, as it announced a return to growth in its first quarter results.

Gaucho HK an opportunity for Argentina

The opening of Gaucho’s first Asian restaurant and its all-Argentine list is a chance for the country to promote its wines, according to its director of wine.

Q&A with Jorge Nuñes

Symington Family Estates Asia Pacific marketing manager, Jorge Nuñes, on the market for rare Port in the region as the company prepares to launch the Grahams’ 1882 Ne Oublie in Hong Kong.

Game of Thrones wine montage

Ever wondered what the characters on Game of Thrones get up to when they’re not killing people or having sex?

Beer

Top 10 beers in the world press

Dinosaur puns, golfing stars and fruity offerings all feature in this week's roundup of beers making their mark in the world press.

Top 10 drinks world records

From the world’s largest bottle of wine to the longest wine list, this record-breaking top ten shows the lengths people will go to have a drink in style.

Tesco drinks division ‘not likely implicated’

Tesco’s beer, wine and spirits division is unlikely to have contributed to the supermarket’s £250 million accounting “black hole”.

Tesco to announce smaller ‘black hole’

UK retailer Tesco is expected to announce that the £250 million ‘black hole’ in its accounts – that has led to the suspension of BWS director Dan Jago – was overstated by around £25m.

Could Budweiser be better than craft beer?

The simple answer: “It already is.”

by Dan Fox

Wine: The ‘Kevin Bacon of industries’

“Wine is the Kevin Bacon of industries. It’s related to art, music, food, people. It links everything to everything”, according to winemaker Aline Baly. by Tania Teschke

Top 5 ‘off-the-beaten-path’ white grapes

While most of us would balk at the prospect of choosing from only a handful of meal options, we often fall into exactly that rut when it comes to wine. by Joe Roberts

The future of the primeurs system

Christian Seely, managing director of Château Pichon Baron owner Axa Millésime, reflects on the future of the primeurs system in Bordeaux. by Christian Seely
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WHISK(E)Y

Whisky sales to overtake vodka in US

Sales of whiskey in the US will surpass those of vodka for the first time since 2007 this year, marking a shift in American consumer preferences.

Beckham and Ritchie team up for whisky ad

David Beckham and Guy Ritchie have joined forces to create a TV advertising campaign for Diageo’s Haig Club whisky.

Macallan vertical up for sale in HK

A 42-bottle vertical lot of The Macallan is to be auctioned by Zachys in Hong Kong next month as the company adds to its growing spirits business.

New whisky club in HK

Hong Kong’s only whisky club is seeking to create a stronger appreciation for malt and grain whiskies from around the world among Hong Kong drinkers.

Our Top 10's

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A London-made red blend, an Italian Pecorino and a “rustic” white from Macedonia impressed UK wine writers this week.

Top 10 Chilean winemakers to watch

In the second of our Chilean winemakers to watch series, Amanda Barnes counts down from 10 to one.

Top 10 London BYOB restaurants

With London not getting any cheaper any opportunity to save is welcome, especially if it means sipping your own hand-picked wine while dining gourmet.

Top winemakers to watch: Chile (20-11)

In the first of a two-part series, we take a look at 20 of Chile’s most promising winemakers, each chosen for their creative and critically-acclaimed approach.

Top 10 famous wine collectors

While many might dream of being the owner of a world class collection of wine, this gang of high-rolling oenophiles made it a reality.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An “electrifying” Sauvignon Blanc, a selection of wines to serve with squid and a great value Bordeaux from the “exceptional” 2009 vintage make it into this week’s roundup.

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Fine Wine

Auction tests demand for cult California

A Wally’s wine auction in New York this Friday could be a bellwether for the popularity of cult Californians such as Screaming Eagle.

Sandeman joins wave of old tawny releases

Sandeman is celebrating its 225th anniversary next year with the release of its first ever single cask of Very Old Tawny Port.

What’s Hot in Hong Kong: Armit

Riesling, Super Tuscans and old Rioja have been leading the way in Hong Kong for fine wine merchant Armit recently.

Pontet-Canet second wine loses AOC

The 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, has had its AOC application rejected and will instead be bottled as Vin de France.

Champagne

Bubbly burglar busted in France

A French burglar was nabbed by police after settling in for some TV and a bottle of Champagne then forgetting to make a getaway.

Champagne and gold loaf breaks record

A baker has unveiled what he claims is the UK’s most expensive loaf of bread made from 24-carat gold leaf and Champagne.

Champagne marks 10 years of ambassadors

The great and good of the Champagne community descended on Reims last week to celebrate 10 years of the Champagne Ambassador’s Awards.

Wine glass best for Champagne, says Pernod

Pernod Ricard’s Federico Lleonart has caused quite the ‘coupe’, arguing that a simple white wine glass is superior to the classic Champagne serving options.

HK in pictures

Champagne suppers, floating restaurants, portfolio tastings and a visit to the printers – db‘s in need of a lie-down.