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The only way is ethics

With ethics in winemaking becoming increasingly important, producers are faced with deciding whether to become Fairtrade certified, or to tell their consumers about their ethical practices via another method. Arabella Mileham reports

New Zealand: Taking Flight

While still a young part of the country’s wine industry, New Zealand’s Pinot Noir has come on in leaps and bounds in a short time. Lauren Eads meets the winemakers whose belief in the grape is resulting in some exciting expressions

Prosecco’s next step: brand building

Prosecco may outsell Champagne but it lags behind when it comes to brand awareness. Lucy Shaw asks what companies can do to get their names on consumers’ lips.


The Global Beer Masters 2017

Deadline: 1st Aug 2017

Champagne Masters 2017

Deadline: 4th Aug 2017

Global Chardonnay Masters 2017

Deadline: 10th Aug 2017

The Global Riesling Masters 2017

Deadline: 10th Aug 2017

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drinktec 2017

Munich [München], Germany
11th Sep 2017

The City Wine Show

London, United Kingdom
22nd Sep 2017

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Amsterdam, Netherlands
20th Nov 2017

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

London, United Kingdom
24th Jan 2018
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Australian Vintage Limited


Pol Roger in Pictures

db was treated to a grand tour of maison Pol Roger last week as was among the first in the world to taste the 2006 vintage of Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill.

Duck & Waffle launches single ingredient cocktails

Closed-loop cocktail pioneer Rich Woods has launched a menu of single ingredient cocktails at Duck & Waffle made with every part of the ingredient.

Vinexpo 2017 in pictures

Last week the great and good of the wine trade descended on a sweltering Bordeaux for Vinexpo – we bring you the highlights from the show, including Château Latour’s spectacular gala dinner.