Three irritating craft beer gimmicks
Craft beers are often hailed for their gimmicks and setting their own trends, but there are three that are becoming less welcome as time goes on.
Accolade boss to step down ahead of IPO listing
Accolade boss Paul Schaafsma is to step down from the Australian wine company next year, a spokesman from its parent company has confirmed.
Sparkling Masters 2016: the results
No longer just a tipple for ladies who lunch, sparkling has become a ‘lifestyle’ wine for consumers around the world, and as our Masters competition showed, the quality is rising from Champagne to English sparkling and beyond.
Galvin group sommelier Andrea Briccarello brings the wine on tap concept to the group’s laidback bar/café next-door to La Chapelle in Spitalfields.
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Armit Wines has appointed Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Kristen Kilby as its new managing director.
Australian Vintage has warned of a “fragile” UK market after seeing AU$1m profit wiped out by the impact of the Brexit vote.
Hine has released one of the last remaining bottles of its 1916 vintage Cognac, for auction with the proceeds going toward a charity that supports disadvantaged youths.
Ibiza doesn’t need much encouragement to party, but thanks to the Fería de la Cerveza de Ibiza, September will get a whole new angle on what it means to have a good time.
Heineken has purchased Carlsberg’s brewery in Vietnam as it looks to expand into one of the world’s fastest growing markets.
The leading ladies of HK’s bar scene are in the spotlight as the countdown begins to the Bar Awards announcement party. Here are the top 10 finalists of each of the Bar Awards categories.
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First growth claret remains the most searched for group of wines by merchants in the UK, France, Hong Kong, China and Belgium Liv-ex has said.
The weaker pound continues to be a boon for fine wine as eight vintages of Petrus hit new trade records on Liv-ex this month.
The cellar of the late Aubrey McClendon, during his lifetime one of the biggest wine collectors in the US, is to be auctioned off by Hart Davis Hart this September.
A wine company boss who conned collectors out of hundreds of thousands of pounds and stole their fine vintages in a scam that “preyed on vulnerable and elderly victims” is facing jail.
Piper-Heidsieck’s Séverine Frerson-Gomez reveals her fictional hero, greatest regret, and most marked characteristics in the Proust Q&A.
Glasgow is the ‘capital’ of Prosecco, discounter Aldi has claimed, after it published a map showing hot-spots for different wines across the UK.
Sales of wine, beer and cider were given a welcome boost in August with the effects of a heatwave and Olympic celebrations helping to balance an otherwise “torrid year” for retailers.
Sparkling wine is on fire at the moment, so we’ve rounded up the 14 top performers at our inaugural Global Sparkling Wine Masters competition for you to seek out.
Veuve Clicquot recently took to Hong Kong’s high seas for a fun, frothy and frivolous nautical trip complete with lashings of bubbles, Brut and boating banter.
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.