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Ridgeview appoints Banville as US distributor

English sparkling wine producer Ridgeview has signed a distribution deal with New York-based Banville Wine Merchants as it seeks to grow its US sales.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 No Comments »

New on Wine List Confidential: Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

Bonnie Gull’s new venture in Soho may be winning high praise from critics, but Wine List Confidential finds there’s even more fun to be had with the zippy whites at the flagship Fitzrovia site.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

Top 10 drinks trends for 2017

Dynamic digital agency Kerve has kept a close eye on drinks developments to bring us its top 10 alcoholic drinks trends for 2017, from multi-sensory experiences to virtual reality.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

Booths booze revamp reaps reward

Northern grocery chain Booths has reported a 4.3% boost to its wine sales following a revamp of its own label last year.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 1 Comment »

‘Treasure trove’ of fine wine on sale in NYC

Auction house Sotheby’s is to offer a “treasure trove” of “iconic” labels worth over $2 million in New York later this month.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

‘Dry January’ retail booze boost, as Aldi becomes UK’s fifth largest grocer

Beer and wine sales saw a boost despite ‘Dry January’, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data, as Aldi became the UK’s fifth largest grocer.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

Mouton MD: 2016 ‘clearly excellent’

The 2016 harvest in Bordeaux “is clearly an excellent vintage” and on a par in terms of quality with 2005 and 2009, according to Philippe Dhalluin, the managing director of Mouton Rothschild.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

‘Inferior’ gran reservas ‘contaminating’ Rioja, producers claim

Prominent producers from Rioja are calling for gran reservas to be better protected against the ‘contamination” of the category by inferior, over-aged wines.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 5 Comments »

Baijiu dominates CNY alcohol consumption

Chinese spirit, Baijiu, is still the most popular alcohol choice among Chinese consumers when it comes to lunar New Year celebrations, a new report released by e-commerce giant Alibaba has revealed.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

New on Wine List Confidential: Sea Containers

A great list of varied white varieties is available by the glass at this slick venue inspired by the golden age of transatlantic travel.

Monday, February 6th, 2017 No Comments »

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