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Thursday 2 October 2014

    Seely to steer Douro red revolution

    Quinta do Noval custodian Christian Seely is on a mission to spearhead the Douro Valley’s dry red revolution at his own property, Quinta da Romaneira.

    Languedoc counts cost of deluge

    Producers in Languedoc-Roussillon are counting the cost of record rainfall which hit the region earlier this week causing severe floods.

    Moët sparkles in China

    Moet Hennessy has launched wines from the first Chinese winery focused solely on sparkling wine.

Top 10 travel retail drinks brands

The International Wine & Spirits Research has released its 2014 report on duty free trends of 2013, and with it the world’s biggest travel retail brands.

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UK ambassador for Pays d’Oc announced 

The new UK ambassador for Pays d’Oc IGP wines in southern France has been announced as Fiona Taylor from Christopher Piper Wines.

Top 10 London Cocktail Week bars

With the fifth London Cocktail week round the corner we round up some of the capital’s top bars taking part in a week’s worth of cut-price cocktail frivolity.

Woman creates disabled wine guide

A disabled woman frustrated at the lack of information on access when travelling has started a guide to California’s wine country for the disabled.

Don’t forget who your friends are

Grant’s have taken a different approach in their new marketing campaign by moving away from product led advertising to a focus on lifestyle.

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Minimum unit price would ‘save lives’

A minimum price of 45p per unit in the UK would be 50 times more effective in combatting alcohol misuse than current measures, new research claims.

Drugs and sex spend tops beer and wine

The UK spent more on illicit substances and prostitution last year than it did on wine and beer.

German city paying alcoholics in beer

A German city has launched a controversial programme that will see its alcoholic homeless sweep the streets in return for beer and cigarettes.

‘Drunk’ man fends off croc with eye poke

An inebriated Australian fought off a death-rolling crocodile by poking it in the eye – a feat that could have come straight out of a Crocodile Dundee film.

London Cocktail Week ‘bigger than ever’

London Cocktail Week is back and promises to be bigger than ever packed with masterclasses, cocktails and competitions.

by Ross Kerslake

Wine Explorers: South Korea

South Korea might not be a country known for its wines but, as the Wine Explorers discover, that hasn't stopped its enthusiastic, but small set of winemakers. by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Coors Light @ 7¢ a can

Lazy marketers are big supporters of line extensions. "It's easy volume. There's no risk, " they'll tell you. by Dan Fox

Does wine brand loyalty exist?

Reacting to Sir John Hegarty's cutting critique of the wine trade published yesterday, David Boyer points out the "potential flaws" in his marketing proposal. by David Boyer
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Liv-ex 100 up again

After the longest bear market on record things may be starting to change after another positive month on Liv-ex.

Parker brings 100-point roadshow to UK

Wine critic Robert Parker has announced a plan to bring his “Grand World Tour” to London early next year.

BBR appoints new Japan sales director

Simon Staples has been appointed Berry Bros & Rudd’s new sales director for Japan.

Burgundy’s ‘original grand crus’ explored in new book

A look at Burgundy and how its wines and vineyards were considered by wine professionals and keen amateurs before the arrival of the AOC system is to be examined in a new book.