Champagne and Burgundy join UNESCO list
Producers in Champagne and Burgundy are celebrating the addition of their vineyards and cellars to the UNESCO world heritage list.
The Proust Q&A: Darren Rathbone
The CEO and group chief winemaker of the Rathbone Group talks to db about having no time for regrets and dining with David Attenborough.
To commemorate the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover on 1 July 1997, we bring you a list of some of the city’s oldest drinking holes.
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The Roskilde festival in Denmark is hoping to collect 25,000 litres of “waste liquid” this year which will be “beercycled” into brews of the future.
A recent trip to Galicia took in gorgeous Godellos, meaty Mencías, gnarly vines, panting pilgrims, bearded wine wizards, a rising star and an adorable pup.
Champagne needs to “create a new occasion” and better communicate its brand if it is to recruit new consumers to the category, believes the managing director of Nicolas Feuillatte.
Pub-friendly pooches, Kevin Spacey and a one-off tasting of Achaval Ferrer wines spanning 12 vintages feature in this week’s round up of drinks industry events.
Swellfun, the Chinese subsidiary of drinks giant Diageo, has reportedly postponed work on a £237 million construction project to build a liquor-producing industrial park in Chengdu.
UK supermarket Lidl has not ruled out launching an online wine shop, reporting wine sales to be up 38% since it introduced a premium range last year.
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The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index is finally showing a year-on-year gain as it rose 0.9% in June to close 3.4% up on the same level in June 2014.
With no Médoc wines gaining 100-points in Robert Parker’s retrospective of the 2005 vintage, one firm has asked: “Has the time come to just ignore Parker’s view of the 05s?”
Louis Latour Agencies marked its 25th anniversary last night with the announcement that it has taken on UK distribution for Champagne Gosset.
Online auction firm Bid for Wine has been sold to The Fine Art Auction Group in what its founders called “an exciting opportunity for customers”.