Things to do during National Champagne Week
Next week is National Champagne Week, so we are raising a toast to highlight the top fizz-focused events taking place in the UK.
UK restaurants told to cut portion sizes
The UK government could resort to naming and shaming restaurants that fail to reduce their portion sizes or sugar content as part of a bid to tackle the growing obesity crisis.
A royal visit to Canada’s Okanagan Valley, an ‘evolving cocktail’ contraption from rum specialist Zacapa, master mixology exploits galore and a sushi dinner to eclipse all sushi dinners were all part of a bumper week in drinks.
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Auction house Bonhams has appointed Erin McGrath as its new fine wine specialist in the US.
Spanish vinous delights abound at Morito Hackney Road, the latest venue to be added to Wine List Confidential
Researchers from the University of South Australia have developed an electronic device they claim can accurately determine the age and quality of a wine.
This week saw the return of the annual National Drink Beer Day celebrations, so here are ten beers that have been highlighted throughout the US press to help mark the occasion.
Beer isn’t just something to get you drunk, it actually has a number of uses to help you around the house.
Stroud Brewery is celebrating its 10th anniversary by launching their first canned organic lagers as it plans for sustainable growth.
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Liv-ex has recorded its first ever trade of a Chinese wine – Moët Hennessy’s ‘Ao Yun’ label from Yunnan province.
Asda is upping its focus on fine wine parcels in its online Wine Shop as it seeks to increase exposure and build momentum of its wine site.
Fine wine merchant Corney & Barrow has been named as the exclusive UK distributor of Christian Moueix’s Napa estate ‘Ulysses’.
The 2009 vintage of Grand-Puy-Lacoste has risen to an “all-time high” on the Liv-ex exchange.
Champagne house Moët & Chandon has named Marco Fadiga as its new executive chef.
Bollinger is to auction a 102-year-old bottle of 1914 Champagne at Sotheby’s in New York, part of a 600-strong collection of vintage cuvées discovered in a secret room within its labyrinth of cellars.
Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy has revealed his former problems with drinking and tells how he turned his life around.
Simon Bladon, owner of Jenkyn Place Vineyard, has echoed the expectant hope of fellow Hampshire wine estate owner Ian Kellett that 2016 could be the ‘vintage of the century’ for his estate.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has partnered with food start-up La Belle Assiette to host a ‘record-breaking’ 100-course dinner, which will be served to 100 guests over 1,000 minutes next month.
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.