Calon Ségur vintages see price spike

Four vintages of Calon Ségur hit all-time highs on the Liv-ex Exchange earlier this week, highlighting the label’s on-going appeal.

Top 10 biggest beer brands

We round up the biggest and best-performing global beer brands in 2016 by volume sales, according to data supplied by Euromonitor International.

Lidl unveils smaller ‘quirky’ French Collection

UK discounter Lidl has unveiled its latest autumn French wine cellar collection which concentrates on white wines, wines from regions neighbouring the classics, and a few “quirkier” choices.

Lidl wine sales return to 37% growth

UK discounter Lidl has seen its wine sales return to growth of around 37%, the retailer has confirmed, following a slight slow-down in momentum.

Strange tales: wine drinking elephants, part one

Elephants have a known taste for alcohol but what would it take to get one ‘drunk’ in the wild, and is the old folktale about their liking for fermenting marula fruit true?

Jackson Family considers English sparkling project

The head of the Californian-headquartered wine giant Jackson Family Wines has expressed a serious interest in England for the group’s next vineyard investment.

Majestic credits ‘hipsters’ with Sherry revival in UK

UK retailer Majestic has attributed a surge in sales of Sherry to the rising popularity of the fortified wine among “hipsters” and younger drinkers, a demographic that it credits with kick-starting a Sherry revival in Britain. 

Nielsen: US wine sales stronger than beer

Sales of wine and spirits across the US on- and off-trade grew at a faster rate than beer sales, the latest data from Nielsen has shown.

Speciality Brands takes on Hine Cognac in the UK

Hine Cognac has appointed Speciality Brands as its new distributor in the UK, taking over from Pol Roger Ltd – the Champagne brand’s UK subsidiary. 

Duckhorn Wine Co. acquires California’s Calera

US-based Duckhorn Wine Company has acquired the Calera Wine Company on California’s Central Coast, one of the region’s pioneering Pinot Noir producers.

Two NZ wineries sold to fine wine start-up

Two prominent New Zealand wineries have been acquired by a newly-established fine wine company co-founded by the man who launched Craggy Range and a US-based wildlife conservationist.

Aldi US pilots one-hour online delivery service

Aldi US has announced plans to launch its online grocery service after teaming up with delivery service Instacart – but has ruled out alcohol sales online for the meantime

db Eats: Mei Ume

db’s food fiend, Lucy Shaw, heads to Mei Ume at The Four Seasons for dim sum sealed with gold leaf, almond-laced plum saké and sensational sweet and sour pork.

Retailer promos fall to lowest level in 10 years

Supermarket promotions on wine and groceries have fallen to their lowest level in more than 10 years, slashing £3.7 billion of discounts, a new study from the IRI has found.

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