Scotland’s first organic whisky distillery opens

A distillery claiming to be Scotland’s first fully organic whisky distillery has officially opened, three months after starting production.

Top 5 biggest price increases of Bordeaux 2016

The five biggest price hikes (on paper) from the recent 2016 Bordeaux en primeur campaign.

Uncorked: Katsuhisa Fujino of Château Mercian

Katsuhisa Fujino, the chief winemaker at one of Japan’s largest wineries Château Mercian, reveals his goal to turn the Kyushu region into a ‘Wine Kingdom’ in Japan and his friendship with the late Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux.

Dynasty to sell off Tianjin winery facilities

China’s Dynasty Fine Wines has put its winery and part of its winery facility in its home base Tianjin up for sale for a total of RMB 400 million (US$58.7 million), as the company’s financial woes deepen.

Student creates ‘probiotic’ beer

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have created a sour beer that is good for your gut.

Temper to open second site focused on gin and curry

Chef Neil Rankin, the mastermind behind London’s barbecue-based meat metropolis Temper, is to open a second site in the City specialising in curry cooked over an open fire pit, New World wines and gin.

Carlsberg unveils ‘pioneering’ beer for HK

Carlsberg Hong Kong has collaborated with New York beer brewer Brooklyn Brewery to create a craft beer called HK YAU brewed in Hong Kong exclusively for the city’s beer drinkers.

Craft fights back against ‘big beer’ with independent seal

The US Brewer’s Association (BA) has introduced a new seal to indicate craft beers that have been brewed by independent brewers in response to the number of big beer owners snapping up craft breweries and releasing their own ‘craft beer’ brands.

Organic Masters 2017: results and analysis

We bring you the results of our inaugural Organic Masters – a competition designed to identify the best wines currently being made with certified-organic grapes.

dbHK Eats: Gaggan

Despite thinking, and even hoping, that it wouldn’t live up to its reputation, dbHK‘s Natalie Wang was charmed by the emoji-only, 25-course dinner at Bangkok’s acclaimed Gaggan restaurant.

‘Optimism’ for English wine harvest following UK heatwave

English wine producers say they are more optimistic about this year’s harvest following last week’s heatwave, which has mitigated the damage done by the late Spring frosts.

China to certify 16 ‘estate wine’ producers

Sixteen wineries from China’s Beijing, Hebei, Xinjiang and Ningxia provinces, believed to represent a higher quality of domestic wine production, are set to be certified as ‘estate wine’ producers.

Top 10 peculiar Prosecco products

the drinks business rounds up 10 of the most peculiar Prosecco-related products that have made the headlines.

Cava posts slow but steady growth in 2016

Cava shipments topped 245 million bottles in 2016, according to the latest figures from the DO Cava – the region’s regulatory body for the Spanish sparkler – increasing by a modest 0.42% compared with the previous year.

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