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Friday 19 September 2014

Wine

Ancient wine cup used by Pericles discovered

A wine cup believed to have been used by the ancient Athenian statesman, Pericles, has been found in a north Athenian suburb.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Aussie wine industry in tax clampdown

The Australian Taxation Office has warned the wine industry not to abuse the system by unfairly claiming hundreds of thousands of tax rebates each year.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Biggest drinking US states mapped

Home to some of the world’s biggest drinks brands it is no surprise that Americans enjoy a tipple or two – but some states are more partial than others.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Napa Valley kicks off 2014 harvest

Napa Valley producers are hoping for a third bumper vintage in a row this year, as the region’s annual harvest gets underway.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 No Comments »

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.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

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.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

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.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 No Comments »

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