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Friday 24 February 2017 loc: GB

Spirits

Around the world in 10 Christmas drinks

In the UK it’s mulled cider and Snowballs, in the US egg nog and in Germany glühwein, but less well known is Italy’s festive favourite the Bombardino, or Mexico’s Ponche Navideño.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Whiskey Ginger brings Londoners the Sproutini

Adding to db’s existing list of disgusting drinks, but with a much more festive twist, one London bar has invented a Martini made with Brussels Sprouts.

Monday, December 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Macallan sets new travel retail record

Dubai-based retailer, Le Clos, has sold a collection of The Macallan Fine and Rare spanning 1937-1990 for US$500,000 – a new sales record in travel retail.

Monday, December 19th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

The UK drinks trade let its hair down with TV magician Dynamo at the Pernod Ricard Christmas lunch, while two big appointments were announced at Berry Bros & Rudd and The Wine Society.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Customers want choice in supermarket wine aisles, Waitrose boss says

UK consumers still want a “rich kaleidoscope” of wines in the BWS aisle, Waitrose BWS head of buying Pierpaolo Petrassi MW has said – despite many supermarkets contracting their ranges over the last few years.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

The Macallan releases new Sherry cask expression

Scotch whisky brand The Macallan has launched a new, limited edition, 40-year-old expression aged in Sherry casks.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 No Comments »

World markets enjoying December ‘Santa surge’

Investors in the world’s major drinks companies have seen their share holdings grow strongly in 2016.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Whisky broker counsels caution

Andy Simpson, co-founder of Rare Whisky 101, has stressed the need for buyers to be wary of Scotch whisky sold in parts of the secondary market.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 No Comments »

MMD offers WSET Alsace scholarship

Maisons Marques et Domaines has become a corporate patron of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, offering a new scholarship focusing on the Alsace to one level four diploma graduate.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Haul of fake Scotch hints at wider world of counterfeits

Fake Scotch whisky worth close to £1 million has been removed from the market in what one broker has called “just the tip of the iceberg”.

Friday, December 9th, 2016 No Comments »

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