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Thursday 21 August 2014

UK

Professor claims terroir is ‘a myth’

The quality of some of the world’s top wines is down to a concentration of expertise rather than terroir, a French professor has argued.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 16 Comments »

Ex-england manager launches wine label

Former England manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson, has launched his own wine label, joining the likes of Cliff Richard and Gerard Deperadieu.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “floral” Australian Marsanne and a “peachy” sparkling wine from Dorset’s Furleigh Estate are among this week’s recommendations.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 1 Comment »

Frescobaldis to open London restaurant

The Frescobaldi family is extending its interests from Tuscan wine production to London’s dining scene, with the launch of a restaurant and wine bar this autumn.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 1 Comment »

Global mixology contest underway in UK

Dozens of the world’s leading mixologists have raised a glass at Gleneagles in Scotland to celebrate the start of the Diageo Reserve World Class global mixology finals.

Monday, July 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Pub beer sales rise biggest this century

UK publicans have something to cheer about after sales of pub-served beer rose by 2.6% between April and June — the biggest boost this century.

Monday, July 28th, 2014 No Comments »

New drinks retail brand launches in UK

Conviviality Retail, owner of the Wine Rack and Bargain Booze chains, has launched a warehouse-style UK retail brand promising to undercut rivals’ wine, beer and spirit prices.

Monday, July 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl reconciles fine wine with budget image

Lidl has insisted that its move into higher priced wines does not undermine the European discount retailer’s budget-friendly reputation.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Chandon takes over pub gardens this summer

Moët Hennessy’s sparkling Argentine brand Chandon has launched the next big phase of its UK push in the form of an eight-week partnership with Mitchells & Butlers’ Premium Country Pubs.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Merchant taps into mature wine demand

A new UK-based wine merchant is attracting international customers by basing its business entirely on sales of mature wine.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

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