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Sunday 26 March 2017 loc: HK

    TWE rolls out Manchester City-themed wine in China

    Wolf Blass was one of the most talked about wine brands at the Chengdu wine Fair. It rolled out a Manchester City-themed wine for China, while outperforming first growth Margaux and Italy’s Sassicaia in a Cabernet-based blind tasting held at the Shangri-la.

    ASC turns to on-trade and New World wines

    ASC Fine Wines, China’s biggest wine importer by volume, will strengthen its on-trade sales sector and introduce new brands from Australia and Chile for 2017, its chief operating officer revealed during the Chengdu Wine Fair this week.

    Proust Q&A: Eduardo Chadwick

    Eduardo Chadwick, president of Viña Errázuriz, chats to dbHK about his definition of happiness, his love of mountain climbing, swimming and his ideal dinner party with Angelina Jolie.

Week in pictures: Hong Kong

It has been a busy week in Hong Kong’s drinks industry from the dbHK’s inaugural Asian Masters Cabernet Sauvignon competition and a Rhone 2015 en primeur tasting to Ned Goodwin MW’s masterclass on Champagne and the French GourMay press conference and Castilla-La Mancha tasting.

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Alcohol linked again to reduced heart disease risks

The largest study yet carried out on the effect of alcohol on the heart has again shown that moderate consumption is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular diseases.

Dom Pérignon to launch 2009 vintage – ahead of 2008

2017 will mark the first time in Dom Pérignon’s history that the prestige cuvée has chosen to release vintages in reverse order.

The fake, the fraudulent and the lookalikes at Chengdu Wine Fair

Ever heard about Petrus’ second label or Château Cheval Blanc’s commemorative ‘Clos du Cheval Blanc’? You shouldn’t have because neither exists, but that did not stop them from making an appearance at the Chengdu Wine Fair.

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

Tesco pulls Heineken beers in apparent price row

Tesco has reportedly removed Heineken beers and ciders from its shelves in an apparent pricing row that echoes its spat with Marmite owner, Unilever last summer.

Top 10 new products: March

This month saw the launch of Lanson’s first organic Champagne label, a milestone rum release to mark the 25-year career of one Jamaican distiller, and the return of Hofmeister.

Stone Brewing makes sewage water beer

San Diego’s Stone Brewing have created Full Circle, a pale ale made from 100% recycled sewage water.

Budweiser to make microgravity beer for Martians

Budweiser has joined the space race to become the first to send beer to Mars, embarking on a mission to produce a microgravity brew that can be enjoyed on the Red Planet.

Tapping the potential: allergen awareness in drinks

Mike Edmunds of Trade Interchange discusses how pubs, bars and breweries can tackle the task of supplier management in relation to allergens in drinks.

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Wine’s Apparent Neglect of Marketing

Marketing, advertising and research specialist Jonathan Cahill explores wine's apparent neglect of marketing. by Jonathan Cahill

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
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Fine Wine

Casella Family Brands restructures to ensure family ownership

Casella Family Brands, the producer of Yellow Tail, has restructured to ensure it will stay in family hands, according to reports in the Australian press.

Fine wine investment: are the ‘seconds’ understood?

Although there has been much talk about ‘second wines’ in recent years, the close correlation in prices regardless of points achieved suggests they are not yet properly understood or appreciated by the market.

Figeac’s auction consignment 100% sold

An ex-cellar consignment of Château Figeac was 100% sold by Christie’s in London last week, realising over £100,000.

DBG Italia breaks away from Berry Bros

DBG Italia, David Berry Green’s Italian wine agency, is to become an independent business from Berry Bros. & Rudd.