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Sunday 20 April 2014


Wine and Warfare part 8: Battlefield medicine

How a stiff drink was the best and only medication for those going under the knife in battles past and how alcohol was used to counter infection.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 new drinks books

From the informative to the entertaining, the encyclopaedic to the alluringly niche, we pick out the top drinks books to have been published in the last 12 months.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Rémy CEO resigns after three months

Rémy Cointreau has announced the resignation of CEO Frédéric Pflanz just three months after he stepped into the role.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

William Grant mourns visionary president

Charles Gordon, who played a decisive role in building the family-owned distillery business William Grant & Sons, has died aged 86.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

Rémy Martin appoints new cellar master

Rémy Martin has announced that Baptiste Loiseau will succeed Pierrette Trichet as cellar master in spring 2014.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 No Comments »

6-litre Macallan to open Sotheby’s 2014 season

A six-litre imperial of Macallan “M”, rare Burgundy from Armand Rousseau and an ex-cellar collection of Veuve Clicquot will kickstart Sotheby’s 2014 season in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Top tips for luxury drinks brands

Sadly there’s no fail-safe method to building a luxury drinks brand, but there are steps you can take to smooth the way.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Wine and warfare part 2: Dutch courage

New series “Wine and Warfare” continues with a look at how the term “Dutch courage” was coined during the conflicts of the 17th century.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 1 Comment »

18th century rum sells for £78,000

A collection of rum from the 18th century has sold for over six times its asking price last week at Christie’s.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 No Comments »

New booze comparison site highlights UK deals on drinks

A price comparison site for the UK drinks trade has been launched which promises to identify over £5,000 worth of savings daily.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 No Comments »

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