A hotel in California has broken the record for the world’s largest Champagne tasting.
Scotch whisky needs to adopt a more innovative approach if it is to fight off competition from rival categories in the vital US market.
The Catalina Wine Mixer event, depicted in the 2008 comedy Stepbrothers starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly, is to become a reality.
Millercoors, the second largest brewer in the US, has acquired a majority stake in Californian craft beer company Saint Archer – the latest in a spate of beer takeovers.
With exports of Cognac to the US rising in value by over 30% in just one year, producers are hailing the country as the saviour of the category following its far-eastern folly.
Our collection of US wine writers’ top picks this week includes a celebration of Oregon Pinot Noir, a “deliciously satisfying” wine from a small-batch Vermont producer, and some “surprising” island wines.
Wines of Chile president Mario Pablo Silva has set out a revised global export strategy to guide the country’s wine industry for the next decade.
Dutch brewer Heineken has entered the craft beer fray, buying half of popular American craft beer brand Lagunitas.
Wally’s first New York sale of the autumn season will feature a fine array of wines and rare single malt Scotch.
Hot new drinks trends to look out for in the next five years include the revival of ‘70s classics, the rise of “healthonism” and demand for theatrical wine rituals.
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