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Tuesday 13 October 2015


Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “toasty” grand cru Chablis and a “sumptuously aromatic” Pinot Gris from New Zealand are some of the top wine picks in the UK press this week.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Sotheby’s two day sale makes £1.3m

UK auction house Sotheby’s held a two day sale in London last week that achieved nearly £1.3 million as sales for the first half of the year rose 33% on the same period in 2013.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 2 Comments »

English whisky takes global inspiration

A new distillery set to begin production in the Cotswolds next month is drawing on Scottish expertise and a Taiwanese model in a bid to emulate the success of the US craft whiskey scene.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Cocktail breaks record with 71 ingredients

A record-breaking cocktail with 71 different ingredients has been created to commemorate the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 3 Comments »

World Cup boosts UK drinks sales by £15.1m

UK supermarket drinks sales totalled £1.1 billion during the World Cup, up £15.1 million, with England’s early exit contributing to a lacklustre performance.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Majestic employee stabbed in violent robbery

A Majestic Wine employee was beaten and stabbed with a wine bottle before being locked in a toilet during a violent robbery.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 12 Comments »

Pernod slams ‘sledgehammer’ ruling

Pernod Ricard has hit out at a decision by the Portman Group that the label of its Pernod brand is in breach of UK alcohol marketing rules.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Provence rosé magnum sales to double

UK sales of Provençal rosé magnums are predicted to “double” this year with total exports of the region’s signature style rising 22% in volume last year.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Tongue-in-cheek beer packaging banned

The packaging of a colourfully named range of beers including Cat’s Piss, Arse Liquor, Puke and Shitfaced have been banned in the UK following complaints.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

db team shortlisted for Roederer awards

Two members of the drinks business editorial team and several contributors have been shortlisted for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

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