Will 2015 Rhône justify higher prices?
The 2015 wines of Beaucastel and Vieux Télégraphe have begun to be offered by merchants but will their eventual scores justify higher prices?
HITT 2016 competition wines revealed
Following the drinks business HK’s second successful Hong Kong International Top Tasters event, we finally unmask the identity of the blind tasting competition wines…
Patrick Materman of Brancott Estate in Marlborough recently held a wine fault seminar in Hong Kong. Here, we roundup some of the most common causes of wine taint and how to identify them.
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Adrian Bridge, CEO of The Fladgate Partnership, is to start work next month on a €100 million visitor attraction called The World of Wine on the southern side of the Douro in Porto.
Small-batch gin producer Spitfire Heritage is celebrating the successful building of a full-size Spitfire replica aircraft, created as a gift to the southern African nation of Lesotho.
To capitalise on Japan’s growing demand for premium wine, Treasury Wine Estates has increased its selection of Australian and New Zealand brands in an improved route-to-market strategy.
An international team of mathematicians has spent two years plotting the shortest route between 25,000 UK pubs to create the longest pub crawl ever recorded.
The launch of Royal Tokaji’s Essencia 2008, Jack Daniel’s descending on Glasgow, harvest time at Jenkyn Place and all the fun of the Wine Show Chelsea make the cut for this week’s week in pictures.
A Swedish craft brewer has created what it believes to be the perfect accompaniment to its brews – five individually handmade crisps priced at £45 (US$56).
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Christie’s auction of the Avery family’s fine wine cellar in London this week saw “incredible results”, according to the auctioneer.
After the vineyards were battered by a series of atrocious weather at the beginning of the year, the state of the harvest in Champagne in 2016 has given producers some cause for hope.
Château Margaux has appointed Philippe Bascaules as its new managing director but he will also remain director of winemaking at Inglenook in California.
Champagne Henri Giraud is to open a “pioneering” new cellar this November with 0% stainless steel.