Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul to play Jack Daniel in TV drama
Actor Aaron Paul has been confirmed to play the founder of Jack Daniel’s in a new TV drama based on a 2004 biography of the distiller’s life.
Could Cabernet Franc be native to Navarra?
Studies by the centre of viticultural research in Navarra suggest that Cabernet Franc may have originated from the Spanish wine region – although the grape is not authorised by Navarra today.
The Drinks Business Awards 2017 launched
the drinks business is now accepting entries for The Drinks Business Awards 2017, which are designed to recognise and reward top performers across the international drinks industry.
Rosé may have a reputation of being a fun drink with little sophistication but a new wave of winemakers are bucking the trend by using various methods to add complexity to the wine. We consider the five styles on the market today.
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Wine Advocate and the Michelin Guide’s series of Macau and Hong Kong dining events for 2017 have now been announced.
Patron Tequila has called upon the talents of seven international bartenders in search for the Patrón 2017 “Margarita of the Year”, following International Margarita Day on 22 February.
The Roman emperor Probus does not receive much attention in the annals of the Roman Empire but he should be a more recognised figure for those interested in wine because of his dedication to the spread of viticulture.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is expanding its operation eastward, having signed a distribution deal with Dxcel International to export its beers to China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
The Edinburgh Beer Company has timed the London launch of its Paolozzi Lager to coincide with the Whitechapel Gallery’s first major exhibition of Eduardo Paolozzi – the pop artist who inspired the brand.
In partnership with Hong Kong craft brewery, HK Beer Co, Cathay Pacific has released a beer created for drinking in the air.
Spiros Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor, rounds up the beer trends he predicts will shape the industry in 2017, from mircobrewing to imports and collabs.
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Yannick Champ, the winemaker of Domaine Prieure Roch in Nuit-Saint-Georges, has said that the current high prices of Burgundy are “dangerous” and could follow in the footsteps of the Bordeaux price crash.
Madeira producer Henriques & Henriques has put back together several large, 100-year-old, satin wood vats for ageing its young wines.
St Emilion premier grand cru classé, Château Figeac, has announced it has released a number of wines from its cellars to be sold by Christie’s in London this March.
The hitch with Burgundy is that while its numbers may seem encouraging, the difficulty of getting hold of any makes it a poor choice for many portfolios.
Lanson is to become the largest house to launch an organic Champagne when it officially unveils its Green Label later this year.
Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck is to add to the sparkle of this year’s Oscars as the Champagne served during the Academy Awards season.
Han Yew Kong, the head sommelier of Galaxy Macau has been crowned the winner of the Hong Kong Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge 2017.
A post-Brexit flood of ‘English Champagne’ into the EU is “unlikely in the extreme”, Andrew Hawes, chairman of the UK Champagne Agents’ Association, has stated.
A week of firsts: North South Wines’ inaugural tasting, Lidl’s first tasting of the year and Paolozzi’s London debut all washed down with Taittinger at the BAFTAs and Lanson at The Five Fields.