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Saturday 28 February 2015

Mercier to bring out blanc de noirs

Champagne Mercier has launched a blanc de noirs for the French market following an investment in new packaging and an expanded range by brand owner Moët.

Less means more: Looking at global tax

When it comes to taxes on the drinks industry – both import/export tarrifs and duty – a lower rate doesn’t just mean more jobs and growth, but also less criminality and ill-health, writes Ron Emler.

Thieves steal £80k worth of wine from Bolney

Nearly 5,000 bottles of wine worth £80,000 have been stolen from Bolney Winery in West Sussex overnight.

The week in pictures

It’s been another busy week for team db, who’ve been tasting limited release Champagne, drinking Spanish pink, devouring suckling pig, and shaking hands with the Emperor of Wine.

‘Drunk crustacean’ calendar released

Kim Kardashian’s famous Champagne magazine shoot has been re-enacted by a shrimp. Intrigued?

Lanson uses oak to up Champagne quality

Lanson has started using oak vats to improve the quality of its future Brut NV Champagne, according to the brand’s new cellar master, Hervé Danton.

London Beer Week ‘smashes’ predictions

London Beer Week’s first festival attracted 8,500 attendees with more than 16,000 signature beers served, generating £50,000 for London bars.

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Top failed drinks brands: part two

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