This week in drinks took in Prince Charles, the ISWC winners, Noble Rot restaurant, food inspired by the Rio Olympics and Chester Osborn’s magic box.
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Italian co-op Vivo Cantine (Viticoltori del Veneto Orientale Cooperative) has bought Treviso-based Prosecco producer Vigna Dogarina.
The 2009 vintage of Louis Roederer’s prestige cuvée, Cristal, has been released at just under £550 a case.
This Sunday marks the 621st anniversary of Philip the Bold’s famous edict banning Gamay from the Côte d’Or, an act which has had far-reaching consequences for the region.
Further research has emerged hailing the benefits of drinking beer while listening to music, following a multi-sensory study carried out with UK band and part-time brewers The Editors.
A vicar in South London is to perform a beer blessing ritual as a way of ‘thanking God for the good things in life’.
Andre the Giant’s appetite for booze is well known by most wrestling fans, but another voice has piped up offering another insight into just how much alcohol the big Frenchman actually consumed.
the drinks business
Fenwick Newcastle has reported sales of wine up 26% since it revamped its Wine Shop in September.
Veuve Clicquot’s cellar master, Dominique Demarville, has said that 2016 can still be a good harvest despite the extreme weather the vineyards have endured.
Liv-ex has announced that it has made a number of changes to the Liv-ex 100 index in its annual update, with two Bordeaux labels now being listed for the first time.
A year after Robert Parker’s much anticipated retrospective of the Bordeaux 2005 vintage, which estates have profited the most?
The Champagne house will host travel-themed street parties throughout Hong Kong in August in homage to Madame Clicquot’s wish for her Champagne to be enjoyed “from New York to St Petersburg.”
Just five days after declaring his interest in running for the French presidency in 2017, the outspoken Champagne boss has retracted his plans.
The Comité Champagne has announced today that it won’t be holding its Annual Champagne Tasting in the UK next year after over 20 years staging the event.
Moët & Chandon has launched a one-hour chilled delivery service of its “on the rocks” Ice Imperial Champagne in London.
db talks Champagne Charlie, Abraham Lincoln and how the house was recently rescued from oblivion with Charles Heidsieck’s executive director.
In the latest of our CEO interviews, Paul Haslam of Cesium Group – in association with the drinks business – speaks with Damian Clarke, managing director of Freixenet.
In the latest Cesium Group Thought Leadership event, key figures from the world of sparkling wine gathered to share their insights into the UK market for Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and, of course, English bubbly.
Château Haut-Brion is no longer quite the pre-eminent premier grand cru classé claret at auction, but where it does trump the likes of Mouton and Lafite is in its price stability.
In the latest of our CEO interviews, Paul Haslam of Cesium Group – in association with the drinks business – spoke to Mike Laing, managing director of Armit Wines.