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Sunday 19 February 2017 loc: HK
The return of Hong Kong’s Whisky Festival

Lovers of the dark matter are in for a treat as Hong Kong’s biggest whisky festival returns next month with a plethora of new expressions on offer.

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H&H puts old vats back to work

Madeira producer Henriques & Henriques has put back together several large, 100-year-old, satin wood vats for ageing its young wines.

WOSA: Sandmining on Paardeberg ‘a true blow’

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has described the decision of the Swartland Municipality to grant two new sandmining licences on the Paardeberg as “a true blow” to the region’s winemakers.

Frontera to be the official wine of BRITS 2017

Pop stars including Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams and Bruno Mars will be served up wines from Chilean brand Frontera at this year’s BRIT Awards.

Glassware gets saucy in ‘Karma-Shotra’ video

With Valentine’s Day around the corner one UK drinks merchant has seized upon the most romantic month of the year to release a light hearted animation featuring amorous glassware.

Beer

Carlsberg launches UK craft brewing competition

Carlsberg UK has launched craft brewing competition ‘YOUR BEER, here?’ offering brewers and importers the chance to have their beers listed in Carlsberg’s Crafted 2017 range.

Heineken buys Kirin’s Brazilian beer business

Heineken has agreed to buy the Brazilian beer business of Japan’s Kirin Holdings Company for €664 million (£564m) to become the second largest brewer in the country after AB InBev.

Guinness to open first US brewery in 63 years

Diageo has announced plans to open a US version of its St James’s Gate Guinness Brewery in Dublin in Relay, Maryland.

England’s most famous beer cities join forces

Sheffield and Norwich are joining forces to promote their local beers in a series of events that will take place across pubs and bars in both cities.

Itata: a regional focus

Simone Madden-Grey – aka The Happy Wine Woman – takes a close look at the vineyards of Chile’s Itata Valley.

by Simone Madden-Grey

What trends will shape the drinks trade in 2017?

Neil Anderson of Kingsland Drinks looks into his crystal ball to see what the big political decisions of 2016 could mean for the drinks industry, and the trends that we'll be chasing into the new year. by Neil Anderson

Tequila & mezcal… what’s happening?

Wine & Spirit International's Dale Sklar looks at the mounting crisis for the Tequila industry as a chronic shortage of Blue Agave plants – which are used to make the spirit – cause huge price increases. by db_staff

The trouble with cider

Pete Hayes, co-founder and director of design agency PB Creative, laments the struggles of cider, which while already maintaining only a tiny share of the UK market, actually declined by 6% this year. by Pete Hayes
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Fine wine fakers targeting Asian collectors

Collectors in Hong Kong and Asia are now being deliberately targeted by fine wine counterfeiters authentication expert Maureen Downey has warned.

HDH off to ‘tremendous’ start

US auction house Hart Davis Hart has said it is off to a tremendous start to the year after its latest auction surged to a US$5.6 million total.

90 years of claret to lead London sale

Sotheby’s opening fine wine sale of the year in London will feature top Bordeaux dating back to the 1920s among its consignments.

Ornellaia unveils latest ‘Vendemmia d’Artista’ design

Ernesto Neto is the latest artist to provide a design for Super Tuscan Ornellaia’s ‘Vendemmia d’Artista’ collection to accompany the 2014 vintage.