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Bordeaux leads trade in early 2021

Bordeaux wines are leading trade by volume and value on Liv-ex in the early part of the year, though Italian wines are prominent in the volume side of trade too.


Power 100: The Italian job

While Bordeaux continued to falter in the Liv-ex Power 100 list in 2020, Italy’s wines powered ahead in popularity, cementing their place in a marketplace that is broader and more diverse than ever before.


10 reasons to drink Champagne during the pandemic

Don’t have much to celebrate this year? That’s no reason to eschew Champagne, and we bring you 10 excuses to pop the cork in the middle of a pandemic.


Rhône fine wine: Slow and steady wins the race?

The Rhône Valley’s status as a producer of fine wines has never really been in doubt but for decades its performance relative to peer regions in France and beyond has been poor. With signs that it’s gaining traction in the secondary market, however, is the Rhône’s steady perseverance starting to pay off?


The Americans are coming: US fine wine trade booms

Amid the talk of Bordeaux’s shrinking trade share, Burgundy’s slower growth and the boom for Champagne and Italy, another set of wines have been making big strides this year – American ones.


TWE’s new chief executive struggles to win over investors

It’s tough for a new chief executive to announce improved performance but still see their company’s share price slump to a five-year low on the same day. That’s what happened to Tim Ford of Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates last week.




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The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: Ridgeview Wine Estate appears in Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty’s Friday Night Feast, Bacardi rum does the conga, Dalle Valle Vineyards announces a new winemaker, and Small Beer Brew Co. launches its first billboard campaign.

Eight warming spiced rums for winter

With storm Cristoph continuing to rage, it’s time to batten down the hatches and get cosy with a tumbler of spiced rum. We’ve rounded up eight interesting expressions to seek out.

10 London restaurants to look forward to in 2021

While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.