Top 10 stories of 2014
While 2014 has seen major acquisitions and multi-million pound wine frauds, it’s often the more offbeat stories that prove most popular online.
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.
BAFTA-winning actress Kristin Scott Thomas and British boxer David Haye close out another eventful year in the drinks industry.
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Wine and cheese might be a match made in heaven, but one expert is recommending that the French eat their national dish with whisky instead.
Vinexpo’s next instalment in Bordeaux in June 2015 will include a number of new features, including an entire repositioning of the exhibition site.
Heavy metal band Anthrax have released a limited edition single barrel Bourbon named after one of their hits.
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.
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Wally’s Wines & Spirits has opened a new store and restaurant in Beverly Hills that will have over 100 wines served by the glass.
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.