Kopparberg to bring back kegs as thirsty British fans snap up ‘thousands’ of barrels
Cider makers Kopparberg are set to bring back their five litre kegs as they proved popular among British shoppers during the recent heatwave.
db interview: Stephen Leroux of Charles Heidsieck
db talks Champagne Charlie, Abraham Lincoln and how the house was recently rescued from oblivion with Charles Heidsieck’s executive director.
This week sees Pimm’s attempting to bring back croquet at the top of the Shard, a very graphic gin-off and Olly Smith opening the new Sussex vineyard visitor centre.
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South Australian producer Henschke is launching a limited edition collector’s box of two “exceptional” back vintages of its iconic Hill of Grace in the UK.
UK retailer Asda has poached Lidl’s COO to head up its small store format, as it looks to capitalise on changing consumer habits.
Cava producer Freixenet UK has seen sales continue to slide in the last year, as the Prosecco boom and the change in UK’s retail landscape continue to bite.
The UK’s first double hand transplant patient has expressed his desire to grab hold of a beer following his remarkable recovery.
Veteran metal band Megadeath are making their own beer, joining the growing crop of bands to lend their name to a brew.
Georgia’s Terrapin Beer Co has been bought by MillerCoors’ craft and import division, making it the latest in a long line of craft brewers to be snapped up by big beer companies.
Motorists in Denver were rained upon with beer this week as a lorry carrying cases of Miller Genuine Draft was overturned on the overpass of a highway.
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Suffolk-based retailer Adnams is upping its focus on its own label wine range, with the addition of a new tier of premium wines this autumn.
Jebsen Fine Wines in Hong Kong has announced it has acquired a parcel of the historical Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Blanco 1986, available now to pre-order.
Fine and rare Burgundy and Madeira helped propel Bonhams to its most successful ever sale last week.
The second Willamette Valley Auction featuring the best of Oregon’s Pinot Noir will take place next spring it has been announced.
The first battle of the American Civil War took place on this day in 1861 and excited civilians gathered to watch the event with picnic hampers and Champagne to hand.
Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, the ebullient head of historic Champagne house Taittinger, has thrown his hat into the ring for French president.
Moët & Chandon has released its Grand Vintage Blanc and Grand Vintage Rosé from the 2008 vintage.
Rock icon Roger Daltrey of The Who was in town to launch his limited edition Champagne this week, while db pondered the Polo over a glass of Louis Roederer.
Two Russian national footballers have been disciplined after they were caught on camera splashing £200,000 on 500 bottles of Armand de Brignac.
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.