Austria steps up sparkling ambitions
The Austrian Wine Marketing Board has announced a new three-tier quality hierarchy for the country’s sparkling wines as it seek to raise the profile of this style.
Chablis has ‘brand strength of Champagne’
The strength of “brand Chablis” and its pulling power in terms of driving sales is on a par with Champagne according to one leading producer in the region.
Champagne suppers, floating restaurants, portfolio tastings and a visit to the printers – db‘s in need of a lie-down.
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A limited-edition amber ale brewed with both beer and whisky malt has become the first in a new Signature Series line launched by Guinness.
Far from impairing your memory, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol in later life could actually help improve it.
Brown Forman’s Woodford Reserve is to release a whiskey finished in a Pinot Noir barrel.
Irish cider maker C&C has seen a surprise initial takeover bid for the UK’s Spirit Pub Company rejected in favour of an earlier, lower bidder.
Tesco has been found to have overstated its profits by £263m, £14m more than first thought, as it revealed today that its post-tax profits are down 92%.
A brewery’s attempt to trademark its Star Wars-themed “Empire Strikes Bock” beer has raised the ire of Lucasfilm.
the drinks business
Symington Family Estates Asia Pacific marketing manager, Jorge Nuñes, on the market for rare Port in the region as the company prepares to launch the Grahams’ 1882 Ne Oublie in Hong Kong.
In its quest to simplify and speed up fine wine trading, Liv-ex have just introduced a system to check the condition of individual bottles.
Harrods’ wine buyer, Ed Gerard, reveals the top-grossing wines and spirits at the famous Knightsbridge store in the year to date.
A Wally’s wine auction in New York this Friday could be a bellwether for the popularity of cult Californians such as Screaming Eagle.