Five gifts for gin lovers
Gin is very much on trend at the moment, and with its surge in popularity not looking like slowing down we bring you five gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on a gin lover’s face.
Trend for sparkling Albariño on the rise
The trend for sparkling Albariño is on the rise as winemakers in Rías Baixas in northwest Spain seek to capitalise on the global popularity of sparkling wine.
Cinsault tipped as ‘South Africa’s Malbec’
The growing revival of old vine Cinsault in South Africa, once the country’s most planted variety, has seen one commentator predict that it could become the South African equivalent of Argentine Malbec.
A jaunt to Spain’s sunny Rías Baixas, a club full of artisan Aussie winemakers and a sweet tasting at BAFTA make up another interesting week for the drinks trade.
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ISIS chiefs are punishing anyone that’s caught with illicit alcohol by handing out 80 lashes.
Some people have managed to get drunk without raising a glass to their mouth, and here’s how they did it.
A winery in Chicago is tapping into the ceaseless demand for all things Harry Potter by hosting a four-course Harry Potter wine pairing dinner.
A Donald Trump stein that rivals Michelangelo’s David for artistic value has been released in the US.
In a world of waste any attempt to reduce and reuse should be applauded, which makes the following bottle-based constructions not only impressive works of art, but eco-friendly landmarks.
Two new doughnut-flavoured beers have been released in Australia, and the creations are already winning praise for their unique taste.
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Although it was released with no ex-cellar premium, Latour’s 2007 has largely failed to ignite UK consumers’ interest say merchants.
Burgundy is anticipating a patchy 2016 harvest following “challenges” caused by spring frosts, with yields potentially dipping by around 25%.
The line-up of the La Mission Haut-Brion ex-cellar sale being held in New York this October has been announced.
Latour has released the next tranche of its ex-cellar offerings, this time the 2007 vintage of the grand vin – with no premium.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has partnered with food start-up La Belle Assiette to host a ‘record-breaking’ 100-course dinner, which will be served to 100 guests over 1,000 minutes next month.
English sparkling wines will outperform those of Champagne in the 2016 vintage, Naked Wines has predicted.
Dom Pérignon is launching a free 15-minute immersive experience that it says will take guests on a “multi-sensory journey to uncover the magic” of its Champagnes.
Piper-Heidsieck has unveiled its first Rare rosé Champagne – the Rare Rosé Millésime 2007 – which joins the label’s white Rare Millésime counterpart.
The head of the European Commission has come under scrutiny after denying he has an alcohol problem, despite drinking four glasses of Champagne during an interview.
In the latest of our CEO interviews, Paul Haslam of Cesium Group – in association with the drinks business – speaks with Damian Clarke, managing director of Freixenet.
In the latest Cesium Group Thought Leadership event, key figures from the world of sparkling wine gathered to share their insights into the UK market for Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and, of course, English bubbly.
Château Haut-Brion is no longer quite the pre-eminent premier grand cru classé claret at auction, but where it does trump the likes of Mouton and Lafite is in its price stability.
In the latest of our CEO interviews, Paul Haslam of Cesium Group – in association with the drinks business – spoke to Mike Laing, managing director of Armit Wines.