French wine production falls 10%
Inclement weather, violent hailstorms and spring frosts means that French wine production is likely to be 10% down on 2015, according to the French Ministry for Agriculture.
Gordon’s gin launches new bottle design
Gordon’s, the UK’s most recognisable gin brand, has unveiled its striking new bottle design.
No ‘safe level’ of drinking says UK government
The UK Government has agreed to lower the recommended level of alcohol consumption to just 14 units per week following a consultation on a report put forward by the UK’s chief medical officer earlier this year.
This week has had a strong Argentine feeling to it as a reception held at the Argentine ambassador’s manor was followed by some world class South American cuisine popping up in the English capital.
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Tesco has boosted its online offer by rolling out same day delivery on Click and Collect service in around 300 stores.
The design of a wine label can go a long way to convincing a person to splash the cash on bottle, but for some brands it’s almost like they’re trying to use sadness to convince us.
Frédéric de Luze, president of the Médoc Crus Bourgeois, has died at the age of 54 following a long illness, the organisation has confirmed.
Heineken is set to launch its first new product in 20 years in a bid to combat flagging sales and the competition stemming from craft beer.
Some people won’t care what they’re drinking, but most can tell a good beer from a bad one and those who can aren’t afraid to give a damning assessment of the beers they don’t like.
Edinburgh’s Bellfield Brewery – the UK’s first dedicated gluten-free microbrewery which was founded by coeliacs – has secured distribution with a number of UK-wide operators.
Cachaça and caipirinha’s might be the first drinks that come to mind when mentioning Brazil, but Rio de Janeiro boasts an impressive craft brewery scene that often goes overlooked.
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First growth claret remains the most searched for group of wines by merchants in the UK, France, Hong Kong, China and Belgium Liv-ex has said.
The weaker pound continues to be a boon for fine wine as eight vintages of Petrus hit new trade records on Liv-ex this month.
The cellar of the late Aubrey McClendon, during his lifetime one of the biggest wine collectors in the US, is to be auctioned off by Hart Davis Hart this September.
A wine company boss who conned collectors out of hundreds of thousands of pounds and stole their fine vintages in a scam that “preyed on vulnerable and elderly victims” is facing jail.
Piper-Heidsieck’s Séverine Frerson-Gomez reveals her fictional hero, greatest regret, and most marked characteristics in the Proust Q&A.
Glasgow is the ‘capital’ of Prosecco, discounter Aldi has claimed, after it published a map showing hot-spots for different wines across the UK.
Sales of wine, beer and cider were given a welcome boost in August with the effects of a heatwave and Olympic celebrations helping to balance an otherwise “torrid year” for retailers.
Sparkling wine is on fire at the moment, so we’ve rounded up the 14 top performers at our inaugural Global Sparkling Wine Masters competition for you to seek out.
Veuve Clicquot recently took to Hong Kong’s high seas for a fun, frothy and frivolous nautical trip complete with lashings of bubbles, Brut and boating banter.
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.