Premier Cru liquidation: empty bottles of fine wine among lots
Hundreds of empty bottles and thousands of empty cases of fine wine were among the lots recently sold-off from closed US merchant Premier Cru.
Piper ready to take on Veuve and Moët
Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck will launch an ambitious redesign next year as part of the brand’s mission to take on Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.
With the news that the UK is set to become a major exporter of wine by 2100, we look at some of the more unusual places that British producers are growing grapes.
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AB InBev has taken one of its British craft beer brands, Camden Town Brewery, across the pond to New York this month, while setting up new brewpubs for Goose Island in the UK.
Seedlip Drinks, the Diageo-backed non-alcoholic distilled spirit, is preparing to launch in the US, continuing its remarkable growth since launching onto the UK market 12 months ago.
In a chic setting on floor 24 of Tower 42 comes another strong list from Laure Patry, group head sommelier of the Pollen Street Social group.
A partnership between JD Wetherspoon and cancer charity CLIC Sargent, born of a chance meeting of the organisations’ bosses on a train 14 years ago, is reported to be raising £1.6m a year to support young cancer patients.
A Chinese firm has purchased the British pub visited by president Xi Jinping after the leader’s visit to the UK in October last year.
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.
the drinks business
Just how much fake fine wine is circulating the market? Maureen Downey has an idea – and it’s much more than the trade thinks.
UK multiple grocer Waitrose has revealed it acquired two barrels of Burgundy at the recent Hospices de Beaune auction – the first time it has bought wine at the sale.
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.
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.
Sales of sparkling wines are expected to rise by around 500% on the Friday before Christmas, according to a new report by Sainsbury’s.
Demi-sec needs to be made in vintages that are complex and mature enough to be able to stand up to the sugar according to one champion of the style.
Reports are mixed about the 2016 vintage in Champagne, with some winemakers reporting ‘disastrous’ conditions and others pleasantly surprised by the quality.
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.