As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.
Riesling, Super Tuscans and old Rioja have been leading the way in Hong Kong for fine wine merchant Armit recently.
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.
A German city has launched a controversial programme that will see its alcoholic homeless sweep the streets in return for beer and cigarettes.
Aside from being the winemaker at Schmitt Söhne, Manfred Burg also owns a wine estate in Mosel where he produces mainly Riesling wines.
German producers have welcomed the impact of global warming, despite evidence that rising temperatures could increase the risk of storm damage.
Six new Masters of Wine have been announced taking the total number of MWs worldwide to 319 in 24 countries.
Welsh brewery Brains toasted the Nato Summit with three beers named after world leaders in attendance.
The world record for the number of beer-filled mass carried by one waiter has been broken in Germany.
Visitors to Germany’s famed beer festival could be forced to go without the popular salted-snack this year.
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