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Thursday 21 August 2014

Wine

Margaux and Haut-Brion on the rise

Bordeaux first growths Margaux and Haut-Brion are taking an increasing amount of trade by value on Liv-ex – more than the other three first growths combined.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

WSET student numbers hit new high

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has broken a new record for student numbers in the latest academic year despite a slowdown in growth rates within China.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Second offer for Treasury Wine Estates

Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates has received a second multi-billion-dollar offer, sparking a bidding war for ownership of the troubled wine company.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Student charged one pence for showing ID

A teenager was charged one pence by an off-licence because staff had to check her ID to prove she was over the age of 18.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 1 Comment »

Austria steps up sustainability push

The Austrian Winegrowers Association has launched an online tool which allows producers to assess their sustainability practices, with a view to creating a full certification programme by next year.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

British cruise drinking figures revealed

British holidaymakers onboard cruise ships are drinking on average around 50 alcoholic drinks each during their stay, a new survey has revealed.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 weird ways to open a bottle

You have a bottle of wine, beer or bubbly. You are without anything that one might consider a vaguely useful opening tool. What do you do?

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Beijing project creates ‘Bordeaux in China’

The Chinese government has opened a giant grape-related theme park near Beijing as a tourist attraction targeted at the country’s growing number of wine lovers.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

London’s Royal Academy launches an exhibition in honour of the classic Martini, and team db sample the cocktail menu at Mark Hix’s latest hip hangout.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

French vineyards to face heavy storms

A huge front of rain and hail is expected to make its way into southern France today, threatening a repeat of the recent devastation to vineyards.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

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