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Monday 1 September 2014

Wine

Bar first to ban smokers from beer garden

A UK restaurant is believed to be the first in the country to ban smoking in their beer garden after complaints by other guests.

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Vinoteca pioneers Riesling from a keg

Envelope pushing wine bar chain Vinoteca has started serving Riesling from a keg and is the first London venue to pioneer the trend.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Vera Trinchero Torres of Sutter Home dies

Napa wine pioneer and owner of the Sutter Home Winery, Vera Trinchero Torres, has passed away at the age of 76.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

LVMH profits hit by China slump

Destocking in China continued to impact Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in the second half of 2014, which has posted a 15% drop in profits in its wine and spirits portfolio.

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Professor claims terroir is ‘a myth’

The quality of some of the world’s top wines is down to a concentration of expertise rather than terroir, a French professor has argued.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 16 Comments »

World’s first Champagne ice lolly launches

While Bolly lollies sound like something made up by Edina and Patsy of Absolutely Fabulous to see them through the summer, the world’s first Champagne ice lolly has gone on sale in the UK.

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Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “floral” Australian Marsanne and a “peachy” sparkling wine from Dorset’s Furleigh Estate are among this week’s recommendations.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 1 Comment »

Frescobaldis to open London restaurant

The Frescobaldi family is extending its interests from Tuscan wine production to London’s dining scene, with the launch of a restaurant and wine bar this autumn.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 Champagne brands

As the battle for Champagne supremacy continues, we round up the region’s top 10 leading brands by volume.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 2 Comments »

Wine world lines up for Vinexpo Nippon

An international collection of winemakers and spirit brands have signed up to this November’s Vinexpo Nippon.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

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