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Friday 3 July 2015

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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 »

Wearable technology and the data driven night out

Ed Southerden, senior planner at creative communications agency Bray Leino, examines what the Apple Watch might mean for the drinks market.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Is powder the future of food?

A powdered food brand has launched in the UK that aims to change the way people consume, treating food as fuel rather than one of life’s great pleasures.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Budweiser takes on beer pairing… and wins

The King of Beer’s craft-beer-inspired “brewed the hard way” strategy continues to drive its advertising.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 3 Comments »

The Bordelais are getting it right

Recent en primeur pricing is fair and reasonable when underlying price trends are factored in, argues Watermark Fine Wines’ founder Andrew Davison.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Why have whisky brands remained so popular?

Dark spirits are experiencing a global renaissance. Rum is premiumising, Cognac is the envy of all in global travel retail and whisky continues to be very interesting.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 No Comments »

BIVB interactive tasting: A celebration of Chardonnay

The BIVB’s Live and Interactive seminar on Chardonnay proved the perfect antidote to the currently grey weather in Hong Kong.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Bud Light was ensnared by a strategy, not a label

It wasn’t the date-rapey advice on one promotional label that caused the tsunami of bad press and online outrage.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Moldova producing ‘world’s purest fruit’

Which country has the highest number of vines planted per person? France, Italy, Spain… No, it’s Moldova.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 2 Comments »

How to become a sommelier

Wine tasting may be a timeless hobby, but it takes more than a few casual tastings to become a true expert.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 No Comments »

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