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Retail: State of the nation

The UK drinks retail scene is undergoing testing times, but there are signs of growth with the beers, wine and spirits category.  Arabella Mileham speaks to analysts and key industry players to see where this growth is coming from. 

In focus: How French wine co-ops are going green

French co-operatives are shining a light on their green credentials. Adopting organic and biodynamic farming practices, they are leading the way in sustainable viticulture. Elizabeth Gabay MW reports.

Is Prosecco losing its sparkle?

It may be the world’s most popular sparkling wine, but with growth in the UK slowing and no recognisable brand names, it’s time for producers to spread their wings in search of growth further afield, writes Lauren Eads.

Beyond the realm of mortal pockets

With top end Burgundy now well beyond the reach of most wine lovers, Gabriel Stone explores how producers and merchants are managing such unprecedented demand, and considers the best places to hunt for more affordable options.

In focus: the fresh face of Tuscany

While Super Tuscans take all the glory, there is a lot more to this corner of Italy than those expressions. Lauren Eads talks to producers who are changing the face of Tuscany, and who are pioneering whites and rosés.

In focus: Spain bounces back from meagre 2017 harvest

Having suffered from the poor 2017 harvest that blighted most of Europe, things are looking up for Spain’s wine industry this year, as the country seeks to highlight the quality and diversity of its offering.

Champagne Masters 2019

Deadline: 27th Sep 2019

The Global Grenache Masters 2019

Deadline: 2nd Oct 2019

The Global Syrah Masters 2019

Deadline: 11th Oct 2019

Rioja Masters 2019

Deadline: 11th Oct 2019

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Wines of Chile Trade Tasting

London,United Kingdom
24th Sep 2019

Almaviva Masterclass

London,United Kingdom
25th Sep 2019

The Wine Pinnacle Awards Presented by Genting Singapore

Sentosa Island,Singapore
10th Oct 2019

Cono Sur Masterclass

London,United Kingdom
14th Oct 2019
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Top 5 London Prosecco bars

To celebrate National Prosecco Day on 13 August, we’ve rounded up five places in London to enjoy the popular Italian fizz straight up or in classic cocktails like the Bellini.

Unfiltered: Charlie Blightman, Noble Rot

Charlie Blightman, head sommelier at Noble Rot wine bar and restaurant in Bloomsbury, tells db about meeting Beastie Boy Mike D, why he’s proud to be a sommelier in London and a dramatic incident with a bowl of soup.

In focus: The women shaping Champagne today

The Champagne industry has traditionally been run by men, with a few notable exceptions. But, as Lucy Shaw discovers, there is a new wave of women who are smashing the glass ceiling and making their mark on the sector.