China’s ancient drinks

    Aside from Baijiu, some of China’s ancient spirits are not well known so we’ve rounded up a few of these lesser-known and obscure drinks, from Tibet’s ‘barley wine’ all the way to the 2,500-year-old ‘yellow wine’.

    Penfolds Grange leads Barossa Wine Chapters Auction

    A six-litre imperial of Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2011 led The Barossa Wine Chapters Auction to a record sale of AU$62,910, it has been announced.

    Dry whites will save sweet Sauternes

    The pursuit of making high quality dry white wines in Sauternes will help the survival of the region’s under-appreciated sweet wines thinks AXA Millèsimes’ managing director, Christian Seely.


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Our busy week in drinks featured a brief encounter with Sting, firework-filled soirée at Allegrini, Champagne, strawberries, and glow-in-the-dark cocktails.