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.
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.
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.
A record-breaking cocktail with 71 different ingredients has been created to commemorate the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
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.
A Majestic Wine employee was beaten and stabbed with a wine bottle before being locked in a toilet during a violent robbery.
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.
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.
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.
Two members of the drinks business editorial team and several contributors have been shortlisted for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014.
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