Borough Wines launching app as it eyes up online growth
Independent wine shop Borough Wines is to launch an app for consumers that will provide a specialist wine service within its ‘concessions’ stores in other retailers.
Lime-squeezing bartender suffers second degree burns
A US bartender suffered second degree burns causing his hand to swell after squeezing dozens of limes in the sun – a rare condition known as ‘Margarita burn’.
From ash-strewn craters in Lanzarote to the near vertical slopes of the Mosel, these vineyards push the boundaries of viticulture to their limit.
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Former England international footballer Ray Wilkins has vowed to abstain from alcohol after being handed a suspended sentence for a drink driving charge.
The graduation of the first Chinese national from, The Prince’s School of Traditional Art will be appropriately with a dram of SPEY Royal Choice single malt whisky.
A restaurant owner has spoken of his shock after a diner accidentally paid £1,006,082.04 (US$1.3m) for a curry via a chip and pin machine and, even more surprisingly, had the funds to cover it.
Sky cyclist Chris Froome broke tradition by celebrating his impending Tour de France victory with a round of beers with his teammates while still on the course.
Adnams is celebrating 25 years working with the brewer of Germany’s No. 1 draught beer brand, Bitburger.
Cider makers Kopparberg are set to bring back their five litre kegs as they proved popular among British shoppers during the recent heatwave.
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A year after Robert Parker’s much anticipated retrospective of the Bordeaux 2005 vintage, which estates have profited the most?
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.
db talks Champagne Charlie, Abraham Lincoln and how the house was recently rescued from oblivion with Charles Heidsieck’s executive director.
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.
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.