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Wednesday 26 November 2014

    Sotheby’s sale to offer ‘best of the best’

    Auction house Sotheby’s is to offer the “best of the best” at its next Hong Kong auction next month with over 200 lots of the world’s finest wines up for grabs.

    Top 10 Hong Kong venues

    Hong Kong is one of the world’s best cities for wine and fine dining. We take you on a tour of the places that best represent this vibrant culinary scene.

    Burgundy dominates at $5.6m sale

    Part two of auction house Wally’s Roy Welland Collection sale raised US$5.6 million, smashing its low estimate of $3.6m.

Week in pictures: Asia

The obligatory Burgundy tasting out of the way, it’s been cakes, Jura and ship-spotting in Hong Kong of late.



Online drinks gifting app launched

A new mobile app that allows users to gift a drink over a WI-FI connection in real time has taken off in Las Vegas, with plans to make it global.

TGI Fridays sued over drinks menu

A man charged $10.39 for a mixed drink at TGI Fridays is suing the chain claiming it deliberately hid the cost of drinks to trick customers into paying more.

35 pounds of cocaine found in wine shipment

US customs officers have seized 35 pounds of cocaine that was found hidden in a wine shipping container at Port Newark in New Jersey.

How not to make sparkling wine

Everyone in possession of a soda stream and a bottle of wine has had this thought cross their mind. This video proves that it’s a bad idea…


Pair visit 18,000 pubs over three decades

It has taken them 30 years and 36,000 pints, but a pair of committed pub patrons can finally lay claim to having completed the world’s longest pub crawl.

App predicts taste in wine and beer

A new iPhone app has launched, which claims to be able to predict a consumer’s taste in wine and beer with 96% accuracy.

Britons shun wine for beer

Britons are increasingly choosing beer instead of wine when eating out, with diners becoming ever more discerning over their choice of brew.

Top 10 alcohol brand stereotypes

Enjoy a glass of Taylor’s Port? Then you most likely drive a Lexus, shop at Waitrose and own a pet fish, according to a new consumer brand profiling system.

Burgundian or Oregondian?

A Pinot Noir being described as Burgundian is always a bit of a double-edged sword, especially when the wine is not in fact from Burgundy.

by Simone Madden-Grey

Tequila Fest UK: All hail the agave

As the UK prepares to host its first Tequila festival, Ross Kerslake reveals how his love affair with the agave spirit began. by Ross Kerslake

Long term investors can grow Scotch whisky sector

The Scotch Whisky industry is thriving, but funding is currently the biggest headache for new start distilleries. by Adam Hardie

Marketing bullshit… #BigBeer’sStillBuyin’It

"Irritate! Irritate!! Irritate!!!" – is that the key to getting folks to buy your product? by Dan Fox
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Uncorked: David Baverstock

David Baverstock, head winemaker at Herdade do Esporão in the Alentejo, speaks to the drinks business about his illustrious career in Portugal.

Chinese wine dealer smashes fake Lafite

A wine merchant in the Chinese city of Shenzen has held a public destruction of several bottles of fake Lafite he bought at auction.

Astor’s top 10 best-selling wines

A fixture of New York’s Greenwich Village since 1946, Astor Wines & Spirits was recently declared the city’s “best wine and liquor store 2014″ by the Village Voice.

Burgundy faces structural shift

A run of small harvests, strong demand for the top names and soaring vineyard prices is changing the shape of Burgundy’s entire wine model.