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Thursday 2 April 2015

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En primeur snapshot: why terroir matters

“What is this wine?” I thought to myself, after blind tasting the First Growth Sauternes Chateau de Rayne Vigneau and noticing the delicious apricot and honey aroma and succulent fruit flavours matched with racy acidity.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo’s World Class 2015: the next steps

Diageo’s Word Class cocktail competition has seen significant changes this year, not least to its structure and its challenges.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

BIVB boosts Burgundy with virtual tastings

“Bourgogne wines, live and direct in 25 cities around the world!” This is the tag line for a series of interactive presentations being hosted around the world by the BIVB.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 1 Comment »

Craft beer: fasten your seat belts

Over the past couple of months, the craft-beer business has experienced more than its share of uncharacteristic bumpiness.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Bud’s ‘brewed the hard way’ goes social

Advertising that only entertains and doesn’t contribute to changing behaviour, is a waste of money, writes Dan Fox, as he deconstructs Budweiser’s latest efforts.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 1 Comment »

Do they really make wine here?

The Wine Explorers visit one of the most unlikeliest of wine growing regions – Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

Riesling Downunder 2015

Riesling Downunder took place recently in Melbourne, Australia, providing the perfect opportunity for trade and consumers alike to sample a wide range of Riesling from around the world.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 No Comments »

‘The Booze Shoes’

Johnnie Walker has conspired with fashionable shoemaker Oliver Sweeney to create a hideous pair of Oxford brogues, BUT these are no ordinary hideous pair of Oxford brogues…

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 No Comments »

The hidden face of the US wine industry

Rather than California’s famed vineyards, which account for 90% of US wine production, the Wine Explorers instead headed to Texas, Utah and New Mexico.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 6 Comments »

‘Coravin works’, say 160 wine professionals

In 2013 wine device Coravin was triumphantly launched onto the market amid claims it was a “game changer”. Today, the verdict is in.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 6 Comments »

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