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Thursday 18 September 2014
Q&A with Moonzen Brewery

One of Hong Kong’s new craft breweries on the growing beer scene in the city and the development of a uniquely Hong Kong brewing style.

Anti-drinking while pregnant ad slammed

An advert encouraging pregnant women to refrain from drinking while pregnant has been criticised as “offensive and wrong”.

Clooney to toast wedding with Tequila

Hollywood superstar George Clooney seems to have his priorities straight when it comes to his wedding preparations – Tequila.

Top 10 drinks myths

From beer bellies to beer goggles, db goes myth-busting with a look at the top tall tales associated with alcohol.

How to pronounce tricky wine varieties

This hilarious video will keep you from stumbling over your umlauts and ensure that the silent letters stay just that.


Innis & Gunn breaks £10 million barrier

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has reported a record turnover of £10.5 million – up 15% on last year and breaking through the £10m mark for the first time.

Top 10 beers in the world press

This week’s top 10 roundup features hop zealots, harvest-inspired ales and lagers designed to be enjoyed while sat on the couch.

AB InBev ‘concerned’ over Ray Rice case

One of the NFL’s biggest sponsors AB InBev has announced it is “concerned” with the way a high-profile domestic abuse case was handled.

Heineken sells off 111 ‘star’ pubs

Heineken has confirmed the sale of 111 of its “star” pubs to the UK-based pub chain Admiral Taverns.

Taiwan: Rice paddy vines and dragon fruit

Welcome to Taiwan, a beautiful island of 35,961 square kilometres to the South East of China where there are as many scooters as there are people.

by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Why is Anheuser-Busch celebrating failure?

There's an old story about August Busch III that says a lot about leadership. by Dan Fox

Fine wine vs the Hamptons rosé crisis

The series examines how those holidaying in the Hamptons this weekend can beat the great rosé drought in style. by Rupert Millar

Travel, sex and perfectly made cocktails

Award-winning bartender turned author Dan Miles on how his debut novel, Filthy Still, became a bestseller by word of mouth. by Dan Miles
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Liv-Ex forecasts clearer skies ahead

With trading levels returning to normal after the summer break Liv-Ex sees reasons to be cheerful.

A word about fakes: Maureen Downey

Following wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan’s sentencing last month, expert wine sleuth, Maureen Downey speaks out on fakes.

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An unirrigated future may not be complete hell, discovers Chilean winemaker, Aurelio Montes.

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Allan Sichel, managing director of Bordeaux-based négociant, Maison Sichel, on his biggest vices, campfires and funeral wines.