The week in pictures
Welly wanging, cocktail foraging, a gin-filled horticultural oasis and all the fun of the fair – it’s been quite a week for the drinks trade.
Online auctions reveal unexpected price increase in fine wine
iDealwine’s latest April results show buyers’ undiminishing thirst for Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy due to the weak euro.
Online fine wine retailer, Slurp.asia has become Cru Hong Kong following its acquisition by the Cru Group last year.
In the magazine
Sales of Prosecco continued to grow in the UK on- and off-trade in 2014, but not at the expense of Champagne, according to the fourth annual Lanson category report.
Producers are looking to capitalise on an impending Prosecco shortfall with lookalike sparkling wines from Spain and Australia.
A 110-year-old man, thought to be the oldest living person in the US, says drinking a can of beer everyday is the secret to living a long life.
The ex-convict owner of hip London brewery London Fields has said he regrets his role in a cocaine supply network and vows to pay his £3.2m debt.
Scientists have discovered a way of brewing morphine using the same equipment as a home brew beer kit.
Following the 12th annual db Awards ceremony at the London Wine Fair 2015, here we publish the full list of winners in each category.
the drinks business
A “quintessential” Domaine de Chevalier released this morning but despite positive noises from merchants, is it the wine everyone wants?
Chicago-based fine wine auctioneer, Hart Davis Hart, saw its latest sale achieve a “remarkable” US$6.2 million.
Zachys Asia has surprises up its sleeve for the spring auction which will “present the best of the best” from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, as well as a lot of fine whisky.
Léoville Barton and Pape Clement released this morning, but are they among the campaign’s better-judged releases?