An Israeli researcher is on a mission to track down the winemaking grapes used in the time of King David in the hope of bringing them back to life.
A German Riesling that is “just brilliant” and a Greek Retsina that might just taste as good at home as in the taverna make it into this week’s round up.
The 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction raised a record R11.9 million (£659k), as organisers hailed an “unprecedented surge in prices”.
From wine walls and hop harvests to botany-inspired cocktails and nautical loos via ancient Rioja, it’s been a busy week in the drinks industry.
Cloudy Bay senior winemaker Tim Heath has welcomed a “buoyant” phase for the New Zealand wine industry, but acknowledged that the bumper 2014 crop “won’t come without its challenges.”
UK supermarket Tesco has doubled its Argentine wine range and next month will launch its most expensive own-label wine ever.
A US firm has collated statistics and figures from around the world pitting beer against wine.
Proving that good-value Bordeaux has no problem finding a buyer in the UK, a top-end blend from Canon-Fronsac sold out in just over 24 hours this week through one London merchant.
A newly developed drug that stops people enjoying alcohol has been recommended to the NHS by a healthcare group.
It has been announced that the Chianti Classico ‘Gran Selezione’ will be debuting in the UK, with a tasting taking place in November.
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