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Monday 28 July 2014

    London’s first wines go on sale

    A quartet of wines from the debut vintage made at London’s first urban winery, London Cru, have gone on sale this week.

    Penfolds offers wine fridge with every purchase

    Penfolds is offering a discount on a wine cabinet for every six bottles of its Bin and Luxury bought as part of Treasury Wine Estate’s latest promotional drive.

    Winds of change in the fine wine market?

    The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 has held steady for the past few weeks and July is set to be one of the strongest months of trading this year – are things finally looking up for the fine wine market?

World’s most powerful Champagne and sparkling wine brands

In the fourth of our Power Brand round ups, our attention turns to the world of Champagne and sparkling wines.

Global mixology contest underway in UK

Dozens of the world’s leading mixologists have raised a glass at Gleneagles in Scotland to celebrate the start of the Diageo Reserve World Class global mixology finals.

Climate change behind Tasmanian wine growth

Warmer weather is driving a boom in Tasmanian wine as wineries look to expand to cooler climes.

Aussie ex-MP guilty of tax-funded wine tours

Former Australian MP and parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper has been found guilty of misusing taxpayer funds for private visits to various Canberra wineries.

WATCH: Barking-mad beer lover

Watch as this parched pup fiercely protects its case of beer from the prying hands of thirsty drinkers.

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New drinks retail brand launches in UK

Conviviality Retail, owner of the Wine Rack and Bargain Booze chains, has launched a warehouse-style UK retail brand promising to undercut rivals’ wine, beer and spirit prices.

The week in pictures

Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.

Underage drinking rate at all-time low

The rate of underage drinking among 11 to 15 year olds in England has fallen to its lowest ever rate since records began in 1988.

Americans favour beer over wine

In the battle of the beverages, beer has won out over wine again in the US, with Americans favouring a pint of beer over a glass of wine or dram of whisky.

Fine wine vs alter egos

Does one of the UK’s leading wine figures, Steven Spurrier, have a secret past as an NFL quarterback he’s not telling anyone about?

by Rupert Millar

The two faces of Italy’s Lugana wine region

During a recent trip to the Italian wine region of Lugana, I was told by a producer that the area has two different faces. I was intrigued. by Alex Down

Noilly Prat 200: Talking of taste

France is known for culinary wonders, but one thing that stands out is the vermouth — as famous as many of its Italian counterparts. by Ross Kerslake

Japan: the land of the rising sun

The Wine Explorers touch down in Japan: a land full of traditions, contrasts and wines made from the native Koshu grape. by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot
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Fine Wine

Lidl reconciles fine wine with budget image

Lidl has insisted that its move into higher priced wines does not undermine the European discount retailer’s budget-friendly reputation.

Corney & Barrow sells wines on online ‘shop window’

Singapore-based online platform, Winefamily, has secured the support of Corney & Barrow and is now offering over 70 of the merchant’s wines through the site.

Top 10 serious rosé wines

Rosé is a category often unfairly overlooked, thought to be suited only to summer sipping. Here we take a look at 10 rosés that deserve to be taken seriously.

Under-the-radar Lafites trading well

Although Lafite no longer commands the share of trade it used to there are vintages that are still attracting buyers’ interest.