HEADLINES

    James Suckling joins MasterClass to teach wine appreciation

    American wine critic James Suckling has just been announced as the latest expert to join the popular online education programme, MasterClass, which boasts an array of seminars led by top figures in their field on subjects such as acting, directing, cooking, architecture, and now wine appreciation.

    Survey finds high levels of binge drinking in HK

    A survey by the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society has found that almost half the number of Hongkongers who consumed alcohol between August and November went binge drinking at least once.

    The week in pictures: Hong Kong

    This week in Hong Kong’s drinks trade: the Great Wines of Italy Asia tour returns; Japan’s leading winery Château Mercian stages a masterclass with Jeannie Cho Lee MW and Kenichi Ohashi MW; and Bordeaux’s 2015 vintage comes to the fore at this year’s UGCB tasting.

FEATURES

The Drinks Business Asian Awards 2018: the winners

Recent Magazine Articles

In the magazine: Rich Pickings

After suffering in previous years, 2018’s harvest in France looks likely to produce a bumper crop. Rupert Millar finds out how the country’s key wine regions fared against Mother Nature this year.

Oregon: Game of Thrones

If Napa Valley is considered the King of American Cabernet Sauvignon, why can’t the Willamette Valley be crowned Queen of US Pinot Noir? Roger Morris reports on a coronation in the making.

Lisbon Story

The Douro and Alentejo are probably the first wine areas that spring to mind when it comes to Portugal, but the products of the Lisbon area have many virtues to recommend them.

Pink Rosé Festival

Cannes,France
7th Feb 2019

Wine Paris

Paris,France
11th Feb 2019

IBWSS UK

London,United Kingdom
11th Mar 2019
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Gallery

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.