A below the radar Cheval Blanc?
Is the 2006 Cheval Blanc a “dark horse” vintage for the Saint Emilion heavyweight?
Top 10 Macau sommeliers
The small peninsula of Macau plays host to a wealth of wine talent. Here, db HK rounds up 10 of the country’s finest and most passionate sommeliers.
Uncorked: William Chan
The sommelier of the Mira hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui speaks to db about opening a 1961 Krug after winning the 1999 World’s Best Sommelier competition and seeking out the “craziest food and wine pairings.”
Champagne and caviar tasting, a rosé revolution, street art and a failed detox – it’s been an interesting week for the db HK team.
In the magazine
A bottle of wine believed to have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte has sold for £25,000, while one of his hats made over £300,000.
Drivers in an Italian province can now drink a whole bottle of wine before driving and not lose their licence.
The latest figures from the Brewers Association show that craft beer’s rise is continuing in the US with production volumes up 16% so far this year.
Diageo has decided to forge its own path in the buoyant South African market, restructuring its business through the termination of a series of joint ventures.
Celebrating the strange, surreal, oddly ingenious and downright bizarre, we round up the month’s most offbeat drinks-related stories.
London’s Meantime Brewing has announced a new promotion that will offer three customers the chance to travel to the Yakima Valley in Washington State.
the drinks business
The fourth vintage of Krug’s Clos d’Ambonnay, the 2000, has been released with just over 5,000 bottles available.
Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled its Rosé Millésime 2006, the first since its 1999 vintage.
An employee of a Singaporean wine merchant illegally sold almost 15,000 bottles of company wine to pay loan sharks.
The 1995s show impressive returns two decades on but is there actually any left to buy?