Lindo clarifies ‘British Fizz’ comments, trade reacts
Bob Lindo of Camel Valley in Cornwall has written an open letter to clarify his stance on the proposed ‘British Fizz’ PGI, which the wine trade has largely criticised.
Jasper Morris MW to leave BBR
Berry Bros & Rudd’s Burgundy director, Jasper Morris MW, is to leave the merchant this summer.
Austria aims to boost wine exports
Austria is looking to increase the value of its wine exports by more than a third within the next five year, the managing director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board has said.
From haggis-laced cocktails and a curling competition to creamy cullen skink and a banging boat party, we round up the best Burns Night events in London and Edinburgh.
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Chilean producer Cono Sur has planted and acquired two new vineyards, one in southern Bio Bio the other in Aconcagua.
Record snowfall in Sicily, the start of the SA harvest, Champagne and caviar on Blue Monday and a load of flaming koalas – all part of another very pedestrian week in drinks.
This Soho stalwart remains a dependable place to go for natural wine epiphanies and the mahogany-rich sound of vinyl records.
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.
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 is ending its experimental Starbucks Evenings programme – which had offered a menu of beer and wine – at over 400 US outlets.
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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?
Fine wine merchants were caught out by the surge in the secondary market last year, with 98% underestimating its eventual close.
Château Lafite’s price premium over its fellow first growths continued to shrink over the course of 2016 having declined steadily since 2011.
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 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 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.
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.
巴黎之花（Perrier-Jouët）近日发布两款顶级香槟 – 2008年份的Belle Epoque以及2007年份的Belle Epoque Rosé桃红1.5升装。此外首席酿酒师Hervé Deschamps也确认了一系列即将发布的年份香槟，包括备受争议的2016年份。
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.