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Monday 22 December 2014

Germany

Restaurateur buys major stake in OW Loeb

Marlon Abela, owner of two Michelin-starred London restaurant The Greenhouse, has acquired a controlling stake in UK independent wine merchant OW Loeb.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Black Tower boss to step down

Reh Kendermann joint managing director Nikolaus Schritz has announced his intention to “quit while you’re ahead” and step down at the end of this year.

Monday, November 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Loosen turns top vineyards to dry wine

Weingut Dr Loosen is looking to show off the quality of dry Mosel Riesling with the launch of two expressions made from the producer’s top rated vineyards.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 2 Comments »

Global thirst for sparkling wine insatiable

Consumers around the world have developed an insatiable thirst for sparkling wine with global sales having surged by 30% in the last decade.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Top five World War One drinks

As this week marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, here we assemble five famous drinks associated with the conflict.

Monday, November 10th, 2014 1 Comment »

2014 harvest: Europe at a glance

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.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

What’s Hot in Hong Kong: Armit

Riesling, Super Tuscans and old Rioja have been leading the way in Hong Kong for fine wine merchant Armit recently.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

German city paying alcoholics in beer

A German city has launched a controversial programme that will see its alcoholic homeless sweep the streets in return for beer and cigarettes.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A: Manfred Burg, Schmitt-Söhne

Aside from being the winemaker at Schmitt Söhne, Manfred Burg also owns a wine estate in Mosel where he produces mainly Riesling wines.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 No Comments »

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