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Wednesday 22 October 2014
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Champagne suppers, floating restaurants, portfolio tastings and a visit to the printers – db‘s in need of a lie-down.

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Clooney unveils new Tequila expression

Hollywood actor George Clooney has expanded his Tequila empire with a new Añejo bottling.

The Proust Q&A: Neal Martin

The Essex-born, Surrey-based wine writer on his love of KFC and 1945 Claret, dislike of corked wine writers and fear of architecture.

UK and US still top for Aussie wine exports

The UK, US and Canada remain the top three destinations by volume for Australian wines, according to a recent report.

Game of Thrones wine montage

Ever wondered what the characters on Game of Thrones get up to when they’re not killing people or having sex?

Beer

Tesco drinks division ‘not likely implicated’

Tesco’s beer, wine and spirits division is unlikely to have contributed to the supermarket’s £250 million accounting “black hole”.

Tesco to announce smaller ‘black hole’

UK retailer Tesco is expected to announce that the £250 million ‘black hole’ in its accounts – that has led to the suspension of BWS director Dan Jago – was overstated by around £25m.

Beer box keeps mosquitoes away

A beer company in Papua New Guinea is using a beer box that, when burned, acts as an insect repellent.

Young’s Brewery signs £10.4m deal

Young and Co.’s Brewery has closed a £10.4 million deal to acquire four London pubs.

Could Budweiser be better than craft beer?

The simple answer: “It already is.”

by Dan Fox

Wine: The ‘Kevin Bacon of industries’

“Wine is the Kevin Bacon of industries. It’s related to art, music, food, people. It links everything to everything”, according to winemaker Aline Baly. by Tania Teschke

Top 5 ‘off-the-beaten-path’ white grapes

While most of us would balk at the prospect of choosing from only a handful of meal options, we often fall into exactly that rut when it comes to wine. by Joe Roberts

The future of the primeurs system

Christian Seely, managing director of Château Pichon Baron owner Axa Millésime, reflects on the future of the primeurs system in Bordeaux. by Christian Seely
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Fine Wine

First growths see trade boost

Last week saw an uptick in trade for Bordeaux’s first growths on Liv-ex, as “off” vintages yet again boosted the region amid more growth for fine wine.

Baroness’ son takes over at Mouton

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, son of the late Baroness Philippine, has been confirmed as the estate’s next president.

Uncorked: Aurelio Montes Jr.

Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes Jr. hopped over the Andes in 2001 to establish Kaiken. His greatest vices are skydiving and drinking wine

Graham’s Ne Oublie hits the States

Ne Oublie, Graham’s extremely rare 1882 tawny Port, is being released in the US, after its UK launch in June.