Top 10 drinks-related gifts for Christmas
Christmas is fast approaching, and with that comes the obligatory panic buying of presents. Get some inspiration for the drinks lover in your life with our round-up of boozy gifts.
When is Dragon 8’s next auction?
Despite claims the Hong Kong auction house would hold a sale this winter there appears to be no sign that this will be the case.
Part two features the battles of Dürnstein, Porto, Champagne and Nuits and the destruction of Peru’s wine industry in the War of the Pacific.
In the magazine
Spectator food and wine writer Bruce Palling has written an article condemning the exorbitant pricing of many London wine lists, naming and shaming some of the worst culprits.
Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 100 gained 1.6% in November, the twelfth consecutive month of gains, and Champagne and Italian labels led the way.
WLC discovers a wine list daring to be different at the newly opened Perilla restaurant in Newington Green.
From the craft beers of Chicago to the sweet nectar of Sauternes, velvety reds of Napa and 19th century Tawny Port – it’s been an eclectic week in Hong Kong’s wine world.
China’s total alcoholic beverage imports including wines, beers and spirits registered strong growth in both volume and value terms in the first 10 months of the year, according to the latest figures.
Belgian beer has been added to UNESCO’s list of the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.
From minimalist, home-brewing solutions to Pernod Ricard’s prototype of a web-connected spirits library, technology is rising as the alcoholic drinks’ industry’s geeky, auspicious, although slightly awkward, drinking buddy.
the drinks business
As other Italian fine wines make gains in the secondary market, Brunello di Montalcino is held back by a lack of understanding thinks Tancredi Biondi Santi.
Investment is often full of more failures or near-successes than it is outright winners – so it’s nice to make some noise about one when you get it right.
China’s Dynasty Fine Wines may face being delisted from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx) if it fails to raise money to finance its daily operations, it has been claimed.
As the Black Friday frenzy subsides, Philip Staveley highlights a growing opportunity for wines from Pomerol on the fine wine market.
M&S has launched a three-day pre-Christmas tasting event in store, which includes many of its new festive drinks.
Veuve Clicquot has become the first Champagne house to team up with UK on-demand delivery service Deliveroo, as it expands its reach into the off-trade.
Maison Mumm has announced a brand new sponsorship deal with international freestyle skiing star Kevin Rolland.
Keen cyclists in the drinks trade – of which there are many – will no doubt be intrigued to learn that Moet-Hennessy is in talks to buy Rapha.
Gold medal-winning Olympic athlete Usain Bolt has been appointed the new ‘CEO’ of Maison Mumm – that’s chief entertainment officer.