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Wednesday 5 August 2015

UK

Villa Maria: staying on the radar

Villa Maria’s first ever chief operating officer talks to the drinks business about a new brand for the UK, how to raise the profile of Hawke’s Bay and why this producer’s biggest selling wine in China is white.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Trade invited to pink flamingo party

Members of the trade are invited to the celebrate the last day of the London Wine Fair and raise funds for industry charity The Benevolent at a pink flamingo party.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Jascots taps into keg wine trend

UK wine merchant Jascots has launched a range of wines on tap aimed at casual dining restaurants, where a thirst is growing for wine in kegs.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Nutella Negroni and other Easter cocktails

London restaurant Duck & Waffle is to launch a Nutella Negroni and other Easter-themed cocktails for one week only on Monday.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

German wine in ‘strong demand’ at Sotheby’s sale

Sotheby’s latest London sale saw strong demand for the wines of Egon Müller alongside the usual top selling Burgundies of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Atherton to open wine-focused restaurant

The ever-restless Jason Atherton is to open a wine-focused tapas bar on James Street in London’s Marylebone this June.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 No Comments »

California must think small to be great

California may no longer be trying to ape Burgundy’s style, but there is a growing belief that producers must recreate the smaller-scale structure of the Côte d’Or to reach the same quality heights.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Cameron gifts “Co-ale-ition” beer to cabinet

To mark the end of the coalition government, British Prime Minister David Cameron gifted his cabinet with bottles of “Co-ale-ition” beer.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Lorry driver jailed for alcohol fraud

A lorry driver caught smuggling 63,342 litres of alcohol into the UK, stealing £90,000 from the UK taxpayer, has been jailed.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Man jailed for using wine bottles to smuggle drugs

A man in the UK has been jailed for five years for trying to smuggle £8 million worth of liquid amphetamine into the country hidden in wine bottles.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

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