Chinese company buys Château Bel-Air
Golden Field, a Chinese food and beverage multinational company, has completed the purchase of Domaine de Bellair in Castillon for an undisclosed sum, underlining Chinese buyers’ continued interest in Bordeaux châteaux.
The Queen’s English fizz sells out
The Queen’s English sparkling wine, Windsor Great Park, has proved such a success that Laithwaite’s is taking pre-orders for the eagerly awaited second batch.
db profiles six terroir-focused wineries from the Cabernet Franc-loving region of Villány in southern Hungary.
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A “cheap and easy-to-use” smartphone app that helps grapegrowers measure the water status of their vines is being tested by 15 vineyards across Australia.
Koshu of Japan’s annual trade and press tasting will take place on Wednesday, 1 February 2017 in London.
Kermited young chef Adam Handling has divided critics with his informal fine dining restaurant The Frog. But how does his wine list perform? Toadally amazing, fairly frogettable, or fit to croak?
A team of science and engineering students in California is hoping to brew a small amount of beer on the Moon to see how yeast behaves in lunar conditions.
Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn has promoted Esther Binnie to the role of Finance Director, as it seeks to double turnover to £250 million in the next three years.
The dbHK team have rounded up some of the most popular food and drink pairings around the world in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Rooster.
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After a few years of muted activity in the wake of the government crackdown on corruption, China’s fine wine drinkers are showing signs of life again. Will the Year of the Rooster mark a return to form?
Fine wine merchants were caught out by the surge in the secondary market last year, with 98% underestimating its eventual close.
Château Lafite’s price premium over its fellow first growths continued to shrink over the course of 2016 having declined steadily since 2011.
Burgundian vintner Etienne de Montille is planning to build a winery in southern Hokkaido in Japan to produce cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
French group Sparflex, a leading manufacturer of foils, capsules and wirehoods for drinks brands, has secured a UK distribution deal through Rankin Brothers.
Champagne Lanson has signed a five-year deal with London venue The O2, which will give it exclusive pouring rights at its public bars and see the opening of a new Lanson-branded Champagne bar.
Champagne sales in China, the world’s fifth largest wine market, are still held back by consumers’ drinking habits, despite global sales of the prestigious sparkling wine continue to grow in both volume and value.
UK importer and wholesaler Liberty Wines is to distribute Sogrape’s portfolio of wines in the UK, which includes Sandeman Ports and Spain’s Bodegas LAN.
巴黎之花（Perrier-Jouët）近日发布两款顶级香槟 – 2008年份的Belle Epoque以及2007年份的Belle Epoque Rosé桃红1.5升装。此外首席酿酒师Hervé Deschamps也确认了一系列即将发布的年份香槟，包括备受争议的2016年份。