Top 10 wines in the US press
A “sassy” Syrah, cult-like Carignano and Virginian sparkler all feature in this year’s final top 10 wines in the US press.
Cuba deal opens door to US imports
For the first time in 53 years rum produced in Cuba will be allowed into the US, as the leaders of both countries move a step closer to normalising trade relations.
Passing the torch is a sacred act – never more so than between winemakers. Here, Lucy Shaw meets the vignerons taking the reins from Spain’s famous figures.
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UK importer Liberty Wines has added Yarra Valley producer Giant Steps to its extensive Australian wine portfolio.
A 65-foot truck designed to treat those who will end up having one too many this Christmas has launched – the first of its kind in the UK.
Diageo has launched an investigation after a dead spider was found floating inside a bottle of Smirnoff vodka.
Spanish-owned brewer Mahou San Miguel has acquired a 30% stake in the US craft beer company Founders, tapping into the fast-growing market.
Three craft breweries are involved in a constitutional challenge in Texas over a recently-passed law that prohibits alcohol producers from selling distribution rights.
We all have our own methods to mark the festive season, but this beer-lovers dream is certainly a unique way to tap into the festive spirit.
the drinks business
President and owner of Chile’s Viña Errázuriz, Eduardo Chadwick is our first ‘Uncorked’ to score 100 (personal) Parker points.
Not all strong brands among fine wines come with crazy prices attached, as the latest Liv-ex ranking reveals.
Bonhams’ San Francisco auction raised $1.3 million last week, with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti proving its continued popularity in the US market.
Sotheby’s is offering an ex-cellar collection of Mouton-Rothschild in Hong Kong next year, with bottles dating back to the late 19th century.
A case between the CIVC and wine writer and educator Jayne Powell, known as “Champagne Jayne”, has begun in Melbourne Federal Court.
Champagne and gin have taken over Sherry and brandy to become the UK’s favourite Christmas tipples, a study on language suggests.
English sparkling wine accounted for just 48 of over 25,000 bottles of fizz bought for the House of Commons’ cellar in the last four years.
Sales of magnums are up 122% at Waitrose with consumers splashing out on larger bottles in the run up to Christmas.
Jean Philippe “JP” Moulin, a former winemaker for Ruinart, has launched his own range of Champagnes after raising €500,000 through crowdfunding.
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.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.