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    Prosecco ‘has paved the way’ for Franciacorta

    Rather than viewing it as a threat, Silvano Brescianini, vice president of the Franciacorta consorzio, believes the success of Prosecco has “paved the way” for Franciacorta in the UK.

    Chapel Down launches £100 English fizz

    Chapel Down has released a ‘Coeur de Cuvée’ English sparkling wine priced at £99.99, which makes it the most expensive wine made in England on sale.

    Argentina on fine wine mission to rival Burgundy

    Argentina has the potential to be “perceived on the same scale as Bordeaux or Burgundy” for fine wine, with time the only barrier to proving the ability of its wines to age, believes Lorenzo Pasquini of Cheval Blanc’s Argentine venture, Cheval des Andes.

Beverage bubbles mark step toward plastic-free packaging

Recent Magazine Articles

Wine closures: the facts

Whether it be cork, plastic or aluminium, winemakers are spoilt for choice when it comes to stoppers. Patrick Schmitt MW considers the performance of each closure type.

A rosé revolution: the five styles of pink wine

Rosé may have a reputation of being a fun drink with little sophistication but a new wave of winemakers are bucking the trend by using various methods to add complexity to the wine. We consider the five styles on the market today.

Cool climate vision for Paris

A new international show for cool-climate wines will highlight this sector’s opportunities and trends next week. Db gets the highlights.

Gallery

Four new wine cartoons by Doug Pike

Doug Pike is an award-winning wine cartoonist, creating work for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Wine Advocate. Click through four of his latest works.

Top 10 new drinks books

Our latest round-up of new drinks titles includes a cocktail cookbook, whisky field guide, volcanic wine tome, rosé compendium and a pictorial tour of Bordeaux’s top châteaux.

15 Cocktails inspired by literary greats

Taken from new cocktail tome A Drink of One’s Own, we’ve rounded up 15 cocktails inspired by literary greats, from Jane Austen to Zadie Smith.