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    db’s Exhibition Guide 2017

    The drinks business casts its eye over the year ahead to present a list of must-attend exhibitions within the international wine industry calendar.

    Pernod Ricard invests in Irish whiskey distillery

    Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is investing €10.5 million into its Irish Whiskey distillery in Cork enabling it to boost production by around a third.

    Premium wine sales to grow in the US

    California’s Silicon Valley Bank has predicted sales of premium wine ($12 to $25) in the US to grow between 10 to 14% in 2017, as a trend toward premiumisation continues and price increases take effect.

10 stellar South African Chenins

As the 2017 South African white grape harvest gets under way, we pick out 10 Chenins which display that magical combination of freshness, tension and mellifluous fruit that so many SA winemakers do so well.

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New on Wine List Confidential: Northbank

Tucked under the Millennium Bridge, Northbank weaves a Cornish influence into its food offering, though not into its wine list. There is a selection of Cornish mead though.

Brewery appoints finance director to oversee growth

Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn has promoted Esther Binnie to the role of Finance Director, as it seeks to double turnover to £250 million in the next three years.

Litmus releases £35 English Pinot Noir

UK-based international wine business consultancy Litmus Wines has released its first Red Pinot Noir since 2011 – with an RRP of £30-£35.

Budweiser launches Helen Mirren ‘Super Bowl’ ad in UK

Budweiser has launched its biggest responsible drinking campaign in the UK, centred around the Super Bowl’ advert featuring Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren.

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Chinese New Year around the world

The dbHK team have rounded up some of the most popular food and drink pairings around the world in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Rooster.

Starbucks pulls alcohol from US stores

Starbucks is ending its experimental Starbucks Evenings programme – which had offered a menu of beer and wine – at over 400 US outlets.

Uzbekistan raises duty on domestic alcohol

Uzbekistan has raised excise duties for domestically produced alcoholic beverages, but will maintain excise duties for imported products.

Social drinking ‘good for your health’

New research has shown that moderate, casual drinking with friends may be linked to overall health benefits.

Itata: a regional focus

Simone Madden-Grey – aka The Happy Wine Woman – takes a close look at the vineyards of Chile’s Itata Valley.

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What trends will shape the drinks trade in 2017?

Neil Anderson of Kingsland Drinks looks into his crystal ball to see what the big political decisions of 2016 could mean for the drinks industry, and the trends that we'll be chasing into the new year. by Neil Anderson

Tequila & mezcal… what’s happening?

Wine & Spirit International's Dale Sklar looks at the mounting crisis for the Tequila industry as a chronic shortage of Blue Agave plants – which are used to make the spirit – cause huge price increases. by db_staff
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WHISK(E)Y

Rémy appoints CEO of new whisky arm

Rémy Cointreau has named Bruichladdich CEO Simon Coughlin as the newly appointed head of its whisky business unit, following its recent acquisition of two distilleries in the US and France.

Jack Daniel’s releases whiskey-flavoured coffee

In keeping with its innovative spirit, Jack Daniel’s has teamed up with World of Coffee on a Tennessee Whiskey-flavoured coffee made from 100% Arabica beans.

Plans for England’s ‘highest distillery’ unveiled

Princetown Distillers has submitted plans to build what would be the highest whisky distillery in England on the plains of Dartmoor National Park in the west country.

Top 10 most popular whiskey cocktails

Lynchburg Lemonade, Mint Julep, Manhattan: we looked at the most popular whisky cocktails people searched for over the past year to discover the number one drink on the tip of your tongue.

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Top 10 London Cora-venues

In recognition of one of the biggest on-trade trends of recent years, db presents its top 10 London venues making best use of Coravin.

Spain’s top women winemakers

From daughters taking the reins at historic family estates to winemakers in charge of the country’s top drops, Lucy Shaw profiles the women shaping Spanish wine.

Top 10 worst drunk TV interviews

Bill Murray falling off his chair, James Brown answering mainly in song, and Danny Devito trying not to hiccup. Here are the Top 8 worst TV interviews celebrities gave while intoxicated.

Restaurant openings to watch in 2017

A legion of big name chefs are opening their first solo ventures in London this year in what looks to be another explosive 12 months for food in the capital.

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Fine Wine

Fine wine investment: Petrus and the Fire Rooster

After a few years of muted activity in the wake of the government crackdown on corruption, China’s fine wine drinkers are showing signs of life again. Will the Year of the Rooster mark a return to form?

Merchants underestimate fine wine’s resurgence

Fine wine merchants were caught out by the surge in the secondary market last year, with 98% underestimating its eventual close.

Lafite’s premium weakens further

Château Lafite’s price premium over its fellow first growths continued to shrink over the course of 2016 having declined steadily since 2011.

Etienne de Montille to open winery in Japan

Burgundian vintner Etienne de Montille is planning to build a winery in southern Hokkaido in Japan to produce cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Champagne

Lanson signs five-year deal with the 02

Champagne Lanson has signed a five-year deal with London venue The O2, which will give it exclusive pouring rights at its public bars and see the opening of a new Lanson-branded Champagne bar.

Champagne still not fizzing in China

Champagne sales in China, the world’s fifth largest wine market, are still held back by consumers’ drinking habits, despite global sales of the prestigious sparkling wine continue to grow in both volume and value.

Liberty Wines takes on Sogrape in the UK

UK importer and wholesaler Liberty Wines is to distribute Sogrape’s portfolio of wines in the UK, which includes Sandeman Ports and Spain’s Bodegas LAN.

Perrier-Jouët: 2016 ‘will be a vintage year’

Perrier-Jouët has launched two prestige cuvées – the Belle Epoque 2008 and Belle Epoque Rosé 2007 in magnum – with its chef de cave also confirming a string of upcoming vintage release years, including the divisive 2016.

Top 10 most expensive cocktails

Made with the finest spirits and garnished with either ice and a slice, or a perfect diamond, the world’s most expensive cocktails don’t come cheap.