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Sunday 4 October 2015


UK wine lists: shorter but broader

UK restaurant lists are getting shorter, and their fine wine selections are increasingly moving away from the classics, according to one influential UK supplier.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

China: Tianjin, Hebei, Beijing & Shandong

China became the biggest consumer of red wine in the world in January. Why such enthusiasm for wine?

Friday, January 30th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

A herd of Pinot-chomping sheep, a trip to the decadent Paris Opera and a visit to a positively buzzing Australia Day Tasting make for an entertaining week in the drinks trade.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Barrel ageing’ oak wine bottle to launch

An oak bottle which promises to replicate the effects of ageing wine in barrels at home has been launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 11 Comments »

No plans for change at Mouton – yet

The late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild’s children have spoken of their plans for the future of Mouton Rothschild.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Chianti, meds and Hannibal Lector

When Hannibal Lector uttered his line about eating a man’s liver with “fava beans and a nice Chianti”, his food and wine matching choice was very deliberate.

Friday, January 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Storytellers ‘replacing role of critics’

Wine writers who tell stories are replacing the role of the wine critic, helping to swing the pendulum away from score chasing, says Mark Andrew of Roberson.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 3 Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

A “racy” Zinfandel, “lush” Garnacha and a “turbo-charged” blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc are among the wines coveted by US wine writers this week.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Successful wine brands ‘tell a story’

In order to succeed as a wine brand in a competative market you have to tell a story, rather than push a “label”, says Concha y Toro’s marketing director.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Trivento extends Premiership Rugby deal

Argentine wine brand Bodega Trivento has extended its association with England’s Premiership Rugby for a further three years.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 No Comments »

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