Trump fires warning shot at French wine trade

    US President Donald Trump has ignited a spat between the US and France by criticising France for its tariffs on US wine imports, which he claims are preventing US producers from selling their wines in France.

    The quiet return of Beaujolais Nouveau

    After a spell in the proverbial wine desert Beaujolais Nouveau is having a minor revival and one that could have a positive role to play in the on-going rehabilitation of Beaujolais as a whole.

    Drunk man accidentally buys a peacock, giant salamander and pig

    A man fell foul to a spot of overzealous online shopping on China’s Singles Day – a Black Friday frenzy for single shoppers – waking from a drunken stupor to discover he had accidentally purchased a live pig, peacock and giant salamander.

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In focus: Southern Chile

Thanks to climate change and the intrepid nature of its winemakers, production has been moving due south in Chile. Lauren Eads meets the producrs who are pioneering wine in the country’s southern reaches.


In focus: How the Douro is taking the lead on climate change

Climate change is having a major effect on the world’s vineyards, including in Port’s Douro heartland. But moves are afoot to tackle the problem head on and prepare for whatever the future throws at the region.


In focus: Top trends in Pinot Grigio

Whether you know it as Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris, the white grape is a global star. But with some examples being thin and neutral while others offer a glass that oozes class, how are consumers to know what’s in store? Phoebe French investigates…

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Fortified Masters 2018

Deadline: 23rd Nov 2018

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

Deadline: 26th Nov 2018

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2019

Deadline: 1st Dec 2018

The Global Grenache Masters 2019

Deadline: 25th Jan 2019

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Pink Rosé Festival

Cannes,France
7th Feb 2019

IBWSS UK

London,United Kingdom
11th Mar 2019
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Top new products: November

This month saw the launch of Piper-Heidsieck’s duo of Rare Le Secret cuvées, adorned with jewels and which carry a price tag of up to £115,000, and Giulio Ferrari’s 2006 Rosé – the first sparkling rosé from the Trentodoc.

In focus: Brut non-vintage Champagne

Vintage Champagne may excite the experts, but non-vintage expressions require more skill to make. Lucy Shaw discovers the painstaking methods that cellar masters use to ensure their NVs represent the DNA of their house.

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: The Disgusting Food Museum opens for business, Ellis Wines gets into the Halloween spirit, Marcus Wareing helps blend his own Champagne and golf star Darren Clarke gets stuck into the whisky.