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Friday 9 October 2015


Hotel in Champagne diamond lucky dip

Assuming they don’t swallow it by mistake, one lucky guest at a New Year’s Eve party in Munich will find a €2,500 (£1,970) diamond in their Champagne flute.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Europe gets make-your-own wine shop

A Belgian man has opened what he claims is Europe’s first make-your-own wine shop in Ireland selling vino for as little as €4 (£3.14) a bottle.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Asia and Europe drag down Cognac

Sharp declines in shipments to the Far East and Europe have brought an end to Cognac’s three consecutive years of record growth.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Sydney sommelier wins scholarship

The 16th annual Daniel Pontifex scholarship has been awarded to Alexander Kirkwood of Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Russia rift threatens drink sector

EU wine is the first drinks sector to face a direct threat from the West’s recent breakdown of relations with Russia, which is considering a ban on European wine imports in response to sanctions over its annexation of Crimea.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Menezes eyes long-term game plan

A glitch or a sea-change? That is the question about Diageo’s underwhelming full-year results for the year to 30 June.

Monday, August 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Bartender sets patron’s face on fire

A guest at a bar in Lithuania suffered horrendous injuries after a bartender accidentally set his face on fire.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 serious rosé wines

Rosé is a category often unfairly overlooked, thought to be suited only to summer sipping. Here we take a look at 10 rosés that deserve to be taken seriously.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 1 Comment »

GWC survey maps wine tourism hot spots

A survey exploring wine tourism across 10 of the world’s major wine regions has been released, revealing the different approaches taken by each region to generate profit.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Research into sulphite-free wine launched

Research is going into a new wine preservation technique which aims to remove allergy-causing sulphites from the production process.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 2 Comments »

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