Spain’s wine production surged by 41% last year overtaking both France and Italy to become the world’s biggest producer.
US scientists have found that Champagne kept at lower temperatures is less likely to develop a “browning” compound that turns wine bad.
db’s Lucy Shaw joins the González Byass team on a truffle hunt in Somontano, northern Spain, in search of black gold.
Jon Bonné recommends a pink that is “as soulful as rosé gets” while Rebecca Murphy suggests “that we make a place at our table for an exciting new wine”.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is losing ground to Chile and South Africa in the UK, according to a new report by Bibendum.
From Champagne and pretzels to whisky cocktails and from colourful characters to the Great British Beer Festival, here’s another look back at a busy week in the drinks trade.
Jane MacQuitty recommends a sparkler with “a magnificent, crisp, taut palate”, while Olly Smith picks out a “fab summer sipping” white wine.
Codorníu has announced a schedule of limited edition bottle sleeves for its Cavas.
Rebecca Murphy recommends “a bargain Pinot” from a “superstar winemaker” and Dave McIntyre highlights “the fruitiest Cava” he’s ever tasted, adding “it’s just pure fun.”
Victoria Moore and Matthew Jukes pick out the same “very classy wine” this week and Terry Kirby recommends a “wonderfully elegant” red for “enjoying in the garden”.
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