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Thursday 26 November 2015
db HK hosts first ever Baijiu masterclass

Members of Hong Kong’s drinks trade and wine enthusiasts joined to explore the diverse world of the Chinese white spirit, Baijiu.

iDealwine auction report: The rise of the heir of Jayer

The nephew and protégé of legendary Vosne-Romanée winemaker Henri Jayer, Emmanuel Rouget has developed a reputation almost on a par with that of his illustrious uncle.

Champagne Masters 2015: the results

The fifth Champagne Masters highlighted a distinct upturn in quality in the wines of the 10 biggest brands. Here, we reveal the full results of the competition.

Luxury spirits value to double by 2020

The value of the global luxury spirits market will have nearly doubled between 2010 and 2020, new figures have revealed.

Analysing beer and video game pairings

With Carlsberg releasing a beer celebrating the latest instalment of the Fallout franchise, a potentially effective trend for targeting millennial consumers through video games is emerging.


Man runs himself over while stealing beer truck

A US man named Miller managed to run himself over while trying to escape from police after a botched attempt to steal a MillerCoors beer truck.

UK pub tax burden slammed by study

British pubs carry one of the heaviest tax burdens in the country, with each one paying an average of £140,000 in tax every year, according to a new report.

Camra names ‘Pub of the Year’ finalists

The four best pubs in the UK according to judges from the Campaign for Real Ale have been revealed, from which the Pub of the Year will be chosen in February.

Guinness opens experimental brewery to public

Guinness has announced the launch of a new visitor experience at its St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, giving the public access to its experimental brewery for the first time.

Australian Women in Wine Awards 2015

Recognising women in the industry is key to encouraging a fair environment for people of all backgrounds, ages or genders in winemaking.

by Simone Madden-Grey

Soil and wine: a seminar with Pedro Parra

Terroir specialist Pedro Parra is convinced that it's possible to taste the impact of soil when blind tasting wines. by Simone Madden-Grey

Wine on the Chinese Silk Road

With an exclusive translation of the summary of Sherry Weng's book The Wine & Culture Journey of The China Silk Road, the author takes a special look at winemaking and wine tourism in Gansu Province. by db_staff

A checklist for the new Bud Light, Coors Light and Heineken ads

Three of the country's biggest beers will soon unveil new ads created by agencies with no history on the brand. That's a lot of inexperience! by Dan Fox
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Jessen joins HK Burgundy specialist

Michael Jessen, formerly of Wally’s Auctions, has joined Hong Kong-based Burgundy specialist, Pearl of Burgundy.

Sotheby’s offers 100 years of fine wine

Sotheby’s is set to offer a bottle of 1903 Lafite as part of its next London sale this December.

HDH to hold biggest sale of 2015

Chicago-based fine wine auctioneer, Hart Davis Hart, has said it will host the “largest wine auction of 2015” next month.

Duval-Leroy now ‘100% vegan’

Champagne producer Duval-Leroy has announced its entire range is now “vegan friendly”.