Top 10 wines in the UK press
From crowd-pleasing Prosecco to Bull’s Blood from Hungary, this week UK wine writers offer up a mixed bag of recommendations for the festive season.
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.
With Christmas coming up, we round up some of the best places grab festive food and drink in the capital.
In the magazine
L’Anima’s list lovingly catalogues a thoughtful cross-section of Italy’s smaller, environmentally committed producers alongside a dozen celebrity-grade bottles of Bordeaux.
Borough Wines is taking its commitment to craft beer to the next level with the launch of its very own nanobrewery at its Islington premises.
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.
the drinks business
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.
An “immaculate” collection of fine wines beat its pre-sale high estimates when offered in London this week Sotheby’s has reported.
A fine wine pop-up serving 50 wines by the glass, including Château Lafite and d’Yquem, opened in London last night.
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.
Armand de Brignac, the Champagne brand owned by rapper Jay Z, has released a second blend of its Blanc de Noirs expression priced at £675 a bottle.
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.
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.