Pontet-Canet second wine loses AOC
The 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, has had its AOC application rejected and will instead be bottled as Vin de France.
Brits chat on flights while Aussies drink
British passengers are too busy talking to drink during flights, while Aussie passengers are most likely to hit the booze trolley.
Champagne suppers, floating restaurants, portfolio tastings and a visit to the printers – db‘s in need of a lie-down.
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Hollywood actor George Clooney has expanded his Tequila empire with a new Añejo bottling.
The Essex-born, Surrey-based wine writer on his love of KFC and 1945 Claret, dislike of corked wine writers and fear of architecture.
The UK, US and Canada remain the top three destinations by volume for Australian wines, according to a recent report.
Tesco’s beer, wine and spirits division is unlikely to have contributed to the supermarket’s £250 million accounting “black hole”.
UK retailer Tesco is expected to announce that the £250 million ‘black hole’ in its accounts – that has led to the suspension of BWS director Dan Jago – was overstated by around £25m.
A beer company in Papua New Guinea is using a beer box that, when burned, acts as an insect repellent.
the drinks business
Last week saw an uptick in trade for Bordeaux’s first growths on Liv-ex, as “off” vintages yet again boosted the region amid more growth for fine wine.
Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, son of the late Baroness Philippine, has been confirmed as the estate’s next president.
Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes Jr. hopped over the Andes in 2001 to establish Kaiken. His greatest vices are skydiving and drinking wine
Ne Oublie, Graham’s extremely rare 1882 tawny Port, is being released in the US, after its UK launch in June.