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Saturday 25 October 2014

A new Rolland in New York

Virginie Rolland, the 31 year-old niece of the hugely influential wine consultant, Michel Rolland, has just opened her own wine importing business in New York.

Austria steps up sparkling ambitions

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board has announced a new three-tier quality hierarchy for the country’s sparkling wines as it seek to raise the profile of this style.

Guinness launches ‘ultra-premium’ ale

A limited-edition amber ale brewed with both beer and whisky malt has become the first in a new Signature Series line launched by Guinness.

Alcohol found to improve memory

Far from impairing your memory, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol in later life could actually help improve it.

Pinot Noir-finished whiskey released

Brown Forman’s Woodford Reserve is to release a whiskey finished in a Pinot Noir barrel.

The week in pictures

Two royal visits were paid to the drinks industry this week, while Diversity’s Ashley Banjo street-danced his way around London with some curiously wooden backup dancers.

1914 Pol Roger Champagne sells for £5K

A bottle of 1914 Pol Roger Champagne harvested to the sound of gunfire sold for £5,640 at Bonhams auction house in London this morning.

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