10 ghoulish cocktails for Halloween
The witching hour is nearly upon us, so we’ve rounded up the best places in the capital to enjoy spine-tinglingly good Halloween-themed cocktails, from Pumpkin Bellinis to Corpse Revivers.
World wine production to drop by 5% in 2016
Global wine production is expected to drop by 5% in 2016, making it one of the three lowest yielding vintages in the past twenty years, according to the OIV.
As the nights draw in, Londoners start to seek out cosy armchairs and log fires. We’ve cherry picked 15 autumnal cocktails on pour across the capital to ease you into this most decadent of seasons.
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The launch of Royal Tokaji’s Essencia 2008, Jack Daniel’s descending on Glasgow, harvest time at Jenkyn Place and all the fun of the Wine Show Chelsea make the cut for this week’s week in pictures.
Unstoppable chef Jason Atherton has added yet another string to his bow with the opening of a restaurant designed to look like a Victorian grocery in London’s financial heart.
Canadian Master Sommelier and wine critic John Szabo has launched a first-of-its-kind book focusing on wines made from grapes grown on volcanic soils.
A Swedish craft brewer has created what it believes to be the perfect accompaniment to its brews – five individually handmade crisps priced at £45 (US$56).
The tiniest pub in Britain will open its doors in the London borough of Greenwich tomorrow that’s smaller than the perimeter of a snooker table.
An Edinburgh micro-brewery is trialing a new gluten-free barley from Australia which it claims could be a game-changer for the free-from beer market.
the drinks business
After the vineyards were battered by a series of atrocious weather at the beginning of the year, the state of the harvest in Champagne in 2016 has given producers some cause for hope.
Champagne Henri Giraud is to open a “pioneering” new cellar this November with 0% stainless steel.
China has overtaken the US to become Australia’s most valuable export market, fuelled by the increased demand for higher priced bottled wine.
An ex-cellar sale of Château La Mission Haut-Brion in New York has realised almost US$1.4 million with over $40,000 raised for charity.
This year’s Champagne Masters showed that the quality in the sector is very high. Patrick Schmitt MW takes a look at who took away the top awards at the blind tasting.
To mark the culmination of the Hong Kong E Prix, Maison Mumm has launched its ‘innovative’ Grand Cordon bottle in Asia which has the iconic red sash indented directly onto the glass.
The 2009 vintage of Louis Roederer’s Cristal is now being offered and with back vintages of top Champagnes rising in price it’s a good idea to jump in early.
It’s ‘the best of times and the worst of times’ for UK wine businesses, according to Andrew Hawes, managing director of London-based wine shipper Mentzendorff.
Bonhams next London sale later this month will be led by a large consignment of top Californian wines.