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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.


Champagne Masters 2019

Deadline: 23rd Aug 2019

The Global Riesling Masters 2019

Deadline: 24th Aug 2019

The Global Syrah Masters 2019

Deadline: 31st Aug 2019

The Global Sparkling Masters 2019

Deadline: 1st Sep 2019

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Australia Redefined

London,United Kingdom
17th Sep 2019

Wines of Rueda Masterclass

Bristol,United Kingdom
17th Sep 2019

Wines of Chile Trade Tasting

London,United Kingdom
24th Sep 2019

Almaviva Masterclass

London,United Kingdom
25th Sep 2019
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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.

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: Katy Perry does a turn at Auction Napa Valley; The Barbarians commiserate a defeat to England Rugby with Pol Roger; Metallica find a new master distiller for their whiskey brand; and the “world’s first” levitating statue of Eric Cantona lands in London…