TWE rolls out Manchester City-themed wine in China
Wolf Blass was one of the most talked about wine brands at the Chengdu wine Fair. It rolled out a Manchester City-themed wine for China, while outperforming first growth Margaux and Italy’s Sassicaia in a Cabernet-based blind tasting held at the Shangri-la.
ASC turns to on-trade and New World wines
ASC Fine Wines, China’s biggest wine importer by volume, will strengthen its on-trade sales sector and introduce new brands from Australia and Chile for 2017, its chief operating officer revealed during the Chengdu Wine Fair this week.
Proust Q&A: Eduardo Chadwick
Eduardo Chadwick, president of Viña Errázuriz, chats to dbHK about his definition of happiness, his love of mountain climbing, swimming and his ideal dinner party with Angelina Jolie.
It has been a busy week in Hong Kong’s drinks industry from the dbHK’s inaugural Asian Masters Cabernet Sauvignon competition and a Rhone 2015 en primeur tasting to Ned Goodwin MW’s masterclass on Champagne and the French GourMay press conference and Castilla-La Mancha tasting.
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The largest study yet carried out on the effect of alcohol on the heart has again shown that moderate consumption is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular diseases.
2017 will mark the first time in Dom Pérignon’s history that the prestige cuvée has chosen to release vintages in reverse order.
Ever heard about Petrus’ second label or Château Cheval Blanc’s commemorative ‘Clos du Cheval Blanc’? You shouldn’t have because neither exists, but that did not stop them from making an appearance at the Chengdu Wine Fair.
Tesco has reportedly removed Heineken beers and ciders from its shelves in an apparent pricing row that echoes its spat with Marmite owner, Unilever last summer.
This month saw the launch of Lanson’s first organic Champagne label, a milestone rum release to mark the 25-year career of one Jamaican distiller, and the return of Hofmeister.
San Diego’s Stone Brewing have created Full Circle, a pale ale made from 100% recycled sewage water.
Budweiser has joined the space race to become the first to send beer to Mars, embarking on a mission to produce a microgravity brew that can be enjoyed on the Red Planet.
the drinks business
Casella Family Brands, the producer of Yellow Tail, has restructured to ensure it will stay in family hands, according to reports in the Australian press.
Although there has been much talk about ‘second wines’ in recent years, the close correlation in prices regardless of points achieved suggests they are not yet properly understood or appreciated by the market.
An ex-cellar consignment of Château Figeac was 100% sold by Christie’s in London last week, realising over £100,000.
DBG Italia, David Berry Green’s Italian wine agency, is to become an independent business from Berry Bros. & Rudd.