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Saturday 23 August 2014
Top 10 London restaurants for star spotting

We round up the top 10 London restaurants where you might be lucky enough to receive a sprinkling of stardust with your fries.

Violinists hurt by grain spirit ban

A ban on high-strength grain alcohol, aimed at reducing binge drinking among college students, has inadvertently impacted innocent violin makers.

German wine reforms a positive change

Wine reforms in Germany should see the re-emergence of some spectacular long lost appellations.

Top 10 drinks tweets of the week

This week’s roundup features the fashion-conscious Will Lyons, TV fan Tim Atkin MW, and even an appearance from our very own team db.

Stand still and get free beer

A solitary vending machine appeared on a Bulgarian street promising a free beer to anyone who could simply stand still for three minutes.

Beer

Gun range granted beer licence

A US gun range has been granted permission to sell beer to its gun-toting patrons.

UK’s first ‘botanical’ beer launched

A distillery and brewer have joined forces to release what they describe as the UK’s first “botanical beer”.

‘Sinkhole’ leads to 150-year-old beer cave

Archaeologists have discovered an underground “sinkhole” leading to a brewery’s 150-year network of beer caves.

Particles of glass found in Corona bottles

Constellation has recalled some cases of Corona in the US after particles of glass were discovered floating inside some bottles.

China: A ‘misunderstood’ wine market

The Wine Explorers get to the heart of Hong Kong’s fine wine scene interviewing top wine professionals Debra Meiburg MW and Eddison Leung, buying manager for Watson’s Wine.

by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Will wackiness spark Bud Light’s turnaround?

No brand needs a sales punch more than America's #1 beer. Bud Light's numbers have been heading in a southerly direction for some time. by Dan Fox

Fine wine vs hip hop

Haters better watch out, the ace is back – almost – but what music will he be listening to? by Rupert Millar

Disabled winemakers tend Japanese winery

The Wine Explorers sit down with Ikegami Chieko and Machiko Ochi - two women at the helm of a "beautiful project" introducing disabled students to winemaking. by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot
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London restaurant lists £850 Chilean wine

A London restaurant is flying the flag for Chile by listing one of the country’s most famous wines at what it claims is a record-breaking £850 price tag.

Amphora brings fine wine to India

UK-based wine investment company Amphora Portfolio Management has partnered with a Mumbai consultancy to bring fine wine to Indian investors.

Can China’s middle classes save Aussie wine?

The impact of China’s austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China’s middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour.

Netscape founder to sell wine collection

The founder of US computer services giant Netscape is planning to sell $6 million (£3.6m) worth of his collection of fine wines.