The prognosticators are working overtime at the moment with a veritable flood of drinks trends being predicted by some of the industry's key players. Could sparkling reds be one of the surprise growth categories of 2017?
A royal visit to Canada's Okanagan Valley, an 'evolving cocktail' contraption from rum specialist Zacapa, master mixology exploits galore and a sushi dinner to eclipse all sushi dinners were all part of a bumper week in drinks.
Bibendum has launched a new pricing tool that is intended to help the on-trade maximise premium sales and identify new opportunities on its drinks list.
The chief executive of English sparkling estate Ridgeview on competing in Cowes Week regattas, splashing out on wine and drinking Raveneau with Victoria Wood.