Beyond Bordeaux & Burgundy, what else should you invest right now?

db Asia spoke with Kevin Cheng, senior managing director of Kaigai Fine Wine Asia, for his insights on fine wine investment and regions to watch on your radar.

New ‘plant-based’ wine range targets Millennial vegans

Australian winery Fourth Wave has launched a range of ‘plant-based’ wines called Hello! targeted at Millennial vegans and vegetarians.

Jameson whiskey teams up with Irish brewery on new expression

Jameson owner Irish Distillers has teamed up with Eight Degrees Brewing on a new edition of its Jameson Crested expression. 

Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites

In restaurant news this week: hospitality companies issue an eviction ultimatum to the government, new data reveals one in four licensed venues are yet to open, and Gordon Ramsay announces plans for a cookery school in Surrey. 

CNDP gains ground in secondary market

The Rhône is rising in the secondary market and southern appellation Châteauneuf du Pape was leading the way in August.

Brun: Bitterness is the new trend in Champagne

With rising temperatures leading to lower acidity levels in Champagne, Cyril Brun of Charles Heidsieck, believes bitterness will be used to achieve balance.

Black Eyed Peas create AR music campaign with Barefoot wine

US wine giant E&J Gallo has signed the Black Eyed Peas for an augmented reality marketing stunt to promote its Barefoot wine brand.

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: Ferrari fizz toasts the Ferrari Grand Prix; the Black Eyed Peas partner with wine brand Barefoot on an augmented reality app; and Brewdog brews a beer at 57.8% ABV.

Viña Maquis: Online sales surpass expectations

Ricardo Rivadeneira Hurtado, executive director and winemaker at Viña Maquis in Chile’s Colchagua, has said the company’s online sales through its new ecommerce site have surpassed all expectations. 

UK’s first ‘medicinal’ mushroom beer launches

Mindful drinking consultant Zoey Henderson is due to launch a range of 0.5% AVB craft beers made with ‘medicinal’ mushrooms in the UK this month.

Majestic puts South Australia in the spotlight

The Government of South Australia and Wine Australia have partnered with UK wine retailer Majestic in a new promotional campaign.

Millennials driving UK restaurant trade in August

Millennial consumers drove the majority of trade at UK restaurants, pubs and bars in August according to a new report by drinks distributor Bibendum Wine.

Molson Coors and Yuengling form US joint venture

Brewers Molson Coors and Yuengling have formed a joint venture to expand distribution of Yuengling’s portfolio in the US. 

‘Record-breaking debut’ for Zachys’ first London sale

Fine wine auctioneer Zachys has hosted its first sale in London, which it declared a “smashing success”, with over £3 million realised in total.

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