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How long before every craft brewer is selling root beer?

Forget double IPAs, stouts, porters, pumpkin ales and hundreds of other craft-beer varieties, root beer is where it’s at, according to Dan Fox.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 No Comments »

The rise of the independent pub

It is hardly news that times are tough in the UK pub industry. With pubs closing at a rate of 29 a week, publicans are being forced to be ever more inventive to stay open for business and remain profitable.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 2 Comments »

A taste of Spain: Boqueria, Hong Kong

The arrival of Chef Robert Petzold earlier this year marked a change in direction for Boqueria Hong Kong with its new menu, the Taste of Spain, focusing on pairing tapas with wine.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 No Comments »

‘Pink seminar’ tests HK trade’s selling skills

Just before Typhoon Linfa temporarily shut Hong Kong down for a few hours on 9 July, about 20 trade professionals gathered for Rod Smith MW’s talk “Think Pink: La Vie en Rosé”.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Raising a glass to the metrosexual urbanite

Big alcohol has looked in the mirror and decided it was time for a makeover, writes Spiros Malandrakis senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Fine wine vs an apt metaphor

Storms, natural phenomena, death, sex? How best to describe the blossoming of interest in certain fine wine vintages?

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Indiana wine law ‘will make direct selling easier’

A new law governing direct selling of wine in Indiana has removed the requirement of face-to-face interaction with consumers, making it easier for merchants to grow their consumer base, writes Vic Lance.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Geoff Merrill’s ‘no frills’ approach to tasting

“The moment you think you know all about wine, you’re kidding yourself,” was how Geoff Merrill of McLaren Vale in South Australia began our tutored tasting.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Coors Light heads home

Sometimes, the route to excellence is a process of devolution rather than evolution.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Q&A: John Barbier, the Colorado cook-vintner

“I have never followed a recipe in my life, I’m a man of instinct”, declares Colorado cook-turned-winemaker John Barbier.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 No Comments »

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