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Friday 3 July 2015

Champagne needs to ‘create a new occasion’

Champagne needs to “create a new occasion” and better communicate its brand if it is to recruit new consumers to the category, believes the managing director of Nicolas Feuillatte.

UK vineyards included in tax relief scheme

Winemakers in the UK will be able to benefit from income tax changes for the country’s farmers allowing them to average their tax over five years.

The Proust Q&A: Darren Rathbone

The CEO and group chief winemaker of the Rathbone Group talks to db about having no time for regrets and dining with David Attenborough.

Tour de l’Oc raises £30k for charity

Last month’s Tour de l’Oc bicycle challenge across France has raised over £30,000 for The Benevolent – the drinks trade charity.

Venezuela faces beer drought

Venezuela could soon entirely run out of beer as workers at the country’s largest brewer have gone on strike over a long-running pay dispute.

Trend for UK casual dining on the rise

The UK restaurant market is entering an era of “premiumised informality” with diners increasingly seeking out street food and “gourmet” pub food.

Fine dining resto to serve wine on tap

Proving that the trend in the UK has spread beyond casual dining venues, fine dining restaurant Avenue in St. James’s has started serving wine on tap.

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