Chablis confident of ‘excellent’ vintage
Chablis producers are confident of an “excellent” vintage despite the recent hail, which affected some 300 hectares in total.
Moët releases €450 multi-vintage Champagne
Champagne house Moët & Chandon has released a few thousand bottles of a new multi-vintage prestige cuvée Champagne priced at €450 a bottle.
Hong Kong’s take on a Polynesian cocktail bar, Mahalo Tiki Lounge has added a spectacular cocktail list as part of its ongoing Sunset Hour promotion.
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Chile is “only just scratching the surface” with Syrah, suggests former Penfolds Grange winemaker John Duval, as he outlined some potential routes forward for the country with this variety.
The director of a fraudulent wine investment firm, Capital Bordeaux Investments, has been banned from running a company for 11 years after conning at least 10 people out of £60,000.
Champagne house AR Lenoble in the Côte des Blancs has launched its own vintage honey made by 70,000 busy bees on its estate.
The cost of dealing with the results of alcohol abuse in England is significantly smaller than the tax revenue brought in from alcohol duty, a new study has found.
Parents wondering about when to tell their children about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption should discuss it with their kids at age 9, a report into child health says.
A group of students set up a pop-up bar on the summit of Ben Nevis after hauling a nine-gallon barrel of beer and pint glasses to its peak.
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A wine trader has appeared in court to deny conning investors out of £350,000 for expensive bottles of Bordeaux and Champagne that never existed.
Sotheby’s will begin its autumn season in London later this month with the sale of a “Great Bordeaux Cellar”.
With a focus on premium châteaux and domaines, Hong Kong-based merchant Kerry Wines will present over 60 wines at its consumer and trade event in November.
Could 2015 prove a vintage year for Port? Symington Family Estates has pointed to “potentially outstanding” quality as it prepares to start harvest next week.