Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.
The UK and Canadian markets are helping to create demand for Australian Malbec, according to Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher.
Helena Nicklin, aka Winebird, rounds up her top 10 wine-based analogies, from the polo playing Malbec to the sun goddess Viognier.
UK retailer Majestic Wine posted a small sales increase in its 2013/14 results, but reported major growth in the fine wine, Malbec and Provençal rosé categories.
Sales of Argentine Malbec have soared 200% in the last year at Tesco as the British public’s unquenchable thirst for the inky grape gathers pace.
The Tuscan wine consultant on his beloved vinyl collection, the importance of doing what you love, and drinking Barolo with Woody Allen.
David Williams recommends an “impeccable” Chardonnay while Rose Murray Brown goes in search of “hearty, winter-warming” reds.
What does Argentina need to do to protect the image and strength of Argentine Malbec as a brand?
No one can argue with the strength of “brand Malbec”, which is bringing new consumers to wine via its generous and reliable style, but what does Argentina need to do in order to avoid Malbec becoming a commodity?
Increased plantings of Malbec in Chile pose no threat to Argentina, according to US winemaker and consultant Paul Hobbs.
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