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Wine

What wines are served at China’s state dinners?

A pointed jibe by Richard Nixon means that Chinese wine, not Baijiu, has been the drink of choice at state banquets since 1984. We run down the three most commonly served.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

Uncorked: Liu Hai of Legacy Peak

Liu Hai, owner of Legacy Peak in Ningxia China, chats with dbHK about the challenges of running a wine business in China and his ambition to make wines that live on generation after generation.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

Pastificio launches Meet the Winemaker series

Chef Angela Hartnett’s deli and wine shop in Covent Garden has announced a new series of Meet the Winemaker and Regional Wine Tasting events for 2017.

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Cape Wine Auction 2017 report

Mike Ratcliffe, managing director of the Warwick winery in Stellenbosch, dreamt up the concept of the Cape Wine Auction four years ago after being influenced by a similar initiative in the Napa Valley that subsidises health costs.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

Strong growth in Pernod Ricard’s wine portfolio

Pernod Ricard has claimed it is the ‘fastest growing supplier’ of branded wine in the UK after seeing strong growth in its Rioja brand, Campo Viejo and Jacob’s Creek.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

California leads US wine exports to record high

US wine exports, 90% of which come from California, reached a record value of $1.62 billion in 2016, the Californian Wine Institute has revealed.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

Wine Pantry to open new Borough Market event space

Independent retailer The Wine Pantry is returning to Borough Market with a new wine education and event space.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 2 Comments »

Pernod Ricard to roll out connected ‘smart’ bottles across brands

Pernod Ricard is rolling out ‘fully-connected’ bottles with individual QR codes across its brands that will give users info on the brand, provenance and nutritional content via their smartphones.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

Top five wines to pair with Barry White

What might be the perfect, aphrodisiacal wine to pair with the sweet, loin-trembling tones of ‘I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby’? In the pages that follow, we present five that might do the trick…

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

Bolivia bans grape imports from Argentina and Chile

Bolivia is imposing a three-month ban on wine imports from Argentina and Chile to protect local wine production.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

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