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Friday 4 September 2015

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Own-label gin can’t use provenance to boost sales

Own-label gins might be beating some of the big brands in blind taste tests, but can they compete in terms of design and packaging? asks Bernard Gormley.

Friday, August 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Five threats to the continued rise of craft beer

Dan Fox lays out the factors conspiring against the continued rise of craft beer, and how brewers can minimise the threat to their brand.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 5 Comments »

Mexico: the pioneer of the Americas

When discussing the wine of the Americas we first think of the United States, Argentina or Chile, even Brazil or Uruguay, but certainly not Mexico, which is ironic given that it is the oldest wine destination in the Americas.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

SA’s Boschendal backs premium push in Asia

South Africa “got it wrong” and should have marketed its sparkling wines as M├ęthode Cap Classique, not South African sparkling wine, from the beginning, according to Boschendal’s white and sparkling winemaker Lizelle Gerber.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Duty reduction would help Scottish craft distillers thrive

The success of the craft brewing industry in Scotland and throughout the rest of the UK over the last decade has been phenomenal.

Monday, August 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Slice of Italy welcomed to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is currently basking in beautifully sunny summer weather so the recent arrival of Italian bar Stazione Novella in Soho on Hong Kong Island is a welcome sight.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Why craft beer needs to evolve

As supermarkets and big brewers muscle in on craft beer, and with brands achieving success attracting criticism, Mark Cullen explains why craft brewers need to evolve.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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