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Friday 29 July 2016 loc: HK
Hot new Hong Kong restaurants: July

July may be one of Hong Kong’s quietest months as everyone escapes the heat for cooler climes, but that hasn’t stopped new restaurants from springing up around the city.

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Kingscote sparkling cuvée pays tribute to founder

Sussex winery Kingscote Estate has released its first ever sparkling wine, which it has named Cuvée Christen in homage to its late founder, Christen Monge.

db Eats: Rök Islington

Less than a year after Rök Smokehouse opened in Shoreditch, the second incarnation has opened up the road in Islington. db went to check it out.

Demarville: top quality harvest still possible

Veuve Clicquot’s cellar master, Dominique Demarville, has said that 2016 can still be a good harvest despite the extreme weather the vineyards have endured.

Drunk Shetland pony breaks into bar and is escorted out with snacks

A Shetland pony in Gravesend, Kent, broke into a local pub and got drunk, and then refused to leave. Leading his owner to coax him out with a few bar snacks.

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Andre the Giant’s extraordinary drinking habits revealed

Andre the Giant’s appetite for booze is well known by most wrestling fans, but another voice has piped up offering another insight into just how much alcohol the big Frenchman actually consumed.

Brits have drunk 31m more pints in past three months

Beer sales this year have risen drastically in the second quarter of the year, so much so that they have helped to reverse a decade of decline.

Top nine drunk celebrities

We all like a drink, and sometimes we all overindulge. Celebrities are no different, only problem with that is they get pictured when they’re sailing three sheets to the wind.

Top six London bars for Pokémon Go

Pokémon has already proved itself to be a worldwide phenomenon, and in its short life has already altered the fabric of real life (to an extent).

On to the Right Bank

There is always a suspicion that it is the lower cost wines that lead the way off the bottom after a long consolidation, but the Right Bank wines’ performance since the referendum vote gives the lie to that.

by Philip Staveley

What’s up, Languedoc?

As connoisseurs look beyond Bordeaux for value, fine wines from less celebrated regions are coming to the fore – enter cult Languedoc producer Domaine de la Granges des Pères. by iDealwine

Sip and savour this National Tequila Day

We're showing a little love for National Tequila Day with some tasty cocktail recipes. by Steven Green

Super Seconds: up, up and away!

Our post referendum trawl of value and performance in the fine market this week brings us to the Super-Seconds. Which are up and which are down? by Philip Staveley
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Adnams boosts own-label with premium tier

Suffolk-based retailer Adnams is upping its focus on its own label wine range, with the addition of a new tier of premium wines this autumn.