Ornellaia collection makes $112,500 in NYC

The ninth edition of Ornellaia’s ‘Vendemmia d’Artista’ collection made US$12,500 at auction this week when it was sold at a charity auction at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York.

China’s ancient drinks

Aside from Baijiu, some of China’s ancient spirits are not well known so we’ve rounded up a few of these lesser-known and obscure drinks, from Tibet’s ‘barley wine’ all the way to the 2,500-year-old ‘yellow wine’.

Week in Photos: Hong Kong

We’ve rounded up some of the highlights from Hong Kong’s drinks industry this week, from our Asian Chardonnay Masters competition to new tastings of Italy’s renowned Soldera Sangiovese wines, California’s Calera, Bourgogne wines.

The week in pictures

This week featured a shirt-drenching performance at the Sonoma wine barrel auction, the world’s first augmented reality cocktails and a three-tier chocolate showstopper for Michael Broadbent MW’s 90th birthday.

Penfolds Grange leads Barossa Wine Chapters Auction

A six-litre imperial of Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2011 led The Barossa Wine Chapters Auction to a record sale of AU$62,910, it has been announced.

‘Rosé all day’ wine brand launched

Hoping to cash in on the recent meteoric rise of rosé, New York importer Biagio Cru Wines & Spirits has launched a new pink wine brand called ‘Rosé all day’.

Dry whites will save sweet Sauternes

The pursuit of making high quality dry white wines in Sauternes will help the survival of the region’s under-appreciated sweet wines thinks AXA Millèsimes’ managing director, Christian Seely.

Farmacy launches cannabis cocktails

Farmacy, a London restaurant championing plant-based dishes, has launched a range of drinks laced with CBD – a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.

Power can be as dangerous as gin warns Pope

Pope Francis I warned of the dangers of power with an analogy to drinking on an empty stomach during a TED Talk earlier this week.

Single Malt exports surpass £1billion for first time

For the first time ever, the value of Single Malt Scotch exports have surpassed £1 billion, with the market rising by almost 12% in value during 2016.

Bottega Gold wins US Duty Free listing

Prosecco producer Bottega’s iconic Bottega Gold brand has won a listing with leading travel retailer Duty Free Americas, Inc (DFA).

Michael Schuster launches new website

Wine writer and educator Michael Schuster has launched a new website and a new edition of his book ‘Essential Winetasting’.

TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference attracts record exhibitors

This year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, taking place from 7 May to 11 May, has announced record exhibitor numbers.

Roumier leads the way at Sotheby’s sale

Burgundy, from Domaine Georges Roumier in particular, was the star of the show at Sotheby’s latest London sale, which realised over £1 million.

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