Domaine-Thomson launches special bottling from Central Otago

Domaine-Thomson has launched a special bottling of Central Otago Pinot Noir from the 2014 vintage when all the “stars were aligned weather wise”.

Alcohol sales rise by £172 million as ‘premiumisation’ grows in UK supermarkets

Alcohol sales continue to rise in their millions as supermarkets continue to capitalise on ‘premiumisation’, according to new figures.

Lady Gaga to release duo of ‘Joanne’ wines

Eccentric songstress Lady Gaga is to release wines under the ‘Joanne Trattoria’ brand, named after the Italian restaurant in New York owned by her father.

Broadland secures ‘significant deal’ with Australia’s largest wine retailer

UK bottler Broadland Wineries has secured “a significant deal” with Australia’s largest wine retailer.

Juul-Mortensen re-elected at top of TFWA

The Tax Free World Association management committee has unanimously re-elected Erik Juul-Mortensen as president for a further year.

Prosecco drinkers should buy their Christmas fizz on 22 December — here’s why

Sainsbury’s is warning shoppers that 23 December will be the busiest day for Prosecco purchases this year.

Beyoncé shuts down ‘Bieryonce’ beer

A New York brewery has halted production of its Beyonce-inspired beer ‘Bieryonce’ after receiving a cease and desist letter from the superstar’s lawyers.

Rhône Valley’s Marrenon relaunches in the UK

After a seven-year absence, Marrenon, one of the largest producers in Luberon and Ventoux in the Rhône Valley, is re-launching its portfolio into the UK.

Biggest drinks trade acquisitions of 2017

While every year brings with it its fair share of mergers and acquisitions, 2017 has seen some of the biggest, with the drinks trade catching onto the promise of super premium Tequila, the burgeoning trade in Cannabis and unstoppable rise of craft.

Jancis Robinson joins The Wine Show on Channel 5

The Wine Show has announced the addition of four new presenters – Jancis Robinson MW, James Purefoy, Stéphane Reynaud and Jaega Wise – as it moves from ITV to a prime-time slot on Channel 5.

Molson Coors is bringing ‘the world’s best-selling beer’ to the UK

US beer giant Molson Coors is bringing the world’s best selling beer — a lager brewed in China — to the UK market.

England cricketer suspended for beer prank

England cricketer Ben Duckett was suspended from playing on the current Ashes tour in Australia after pouring a beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson in a Perth bar.

Mallya trial: the story after week one

After the first week of the extradition hearing, two very contrasting pictures of Vijay Mallya were painted at Westminster Magistrates Court – one of a corrupt thief, and the other, a victim of a witch hunt.

Wine and spirits to benefit from EU-Japan trade deal

The EU and Japan have formalised a free trade deal that will reduce red tape and offer preferential access for imports between both countries after more than four years of negotiations.

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