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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Wine

Autumn Statement could still see a huge rise in wine duty

While the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement brought some good news for the drinks industry, there was a sting in the tail with the wine and spirits duty escalator.

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En primeur 2013: the perfect storm?

With tiny yields, questionable quality and buyers and commentators sharpening their knives, is the 2013 en primeur campaign destined for disaster before it’s even begun?

Friday, December 6th, 2013 1 Comment »

Napa Valley’s lesser known grape grows up

Petite Sirah remains a niche variety in Napa, but the current wines made with the grape should not go unnoticed.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 9 Comments »

Christie’s to push online wine auctions

Christie’s is to increase the number of its online only wine auctions in a drive to attract a younger audience of bidders.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

French PM puts fine wines up for auction

Wines from the cellar of the official Paris residence of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault are to go under the hammer today in a bid to tackle national debt.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Book celebrates blind tasting milestone

Champagne Pol Roger hosted a launch party in London last night to mark the publication of Reds, Whites & Varsity Blues: 60 years of the Oxford & Cambridge Blind Wine-Tasting Competition.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Jon Bonné recommends a pink that is “as soulful as rosé gets” while Rebecca Murphy suggests “that we make a place at our table for an exciting new wine”.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 1 Comment »

Drinking wine leads to stronger sperm

Men who drink wine up to three times a week create stronger sperm, a recent study has found.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 hybrid drinks

Pre-mix or “hybrid” drinks have been tipped to be the next big trend in the drinks industry, but which brands are at the front of this movement?

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Germany names first Riesling Fellows

Six representatives from the UK trade have been appointed as founder members of the Riesling Fellowship, a new initiative created by the German Wine Institute.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 No Comments »

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