Samuel Adams releases beer dedicated to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

US brewer Samuel Adams is releasing a limited edition beer dedicated to Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Giuliano Lotto to open first London restaurant in seven years

Restaurateur Giuliano Lotto will open his first restaurant in London in seven years this month with the launch of Latteria in north London, offering Milanese inspired cuisine.

London’s Bubbledogs to receive revamp

Champagne and hot dog restaurant Bubbledogs, based in London’s Fitzrovia, will close for refurbishment this month, re-opening in May with “an increased focus on hand-selected grower Champagne”.

Taittinger launches Champagne train in London

Fans of Soho bistro Bob Bob Ricard will be well acquainted with its ‘Press for Champagne’ buzzer, and now Burger & Lobster has gone one better with the launch of a Taittinger Champagne train.

Wine & Spirits Show 2019: we asked the pros at ProWein how to survive your first trade event

Ahead of our own Wine & Spirits Show next month, we spoke to senior staff from all corners of the drinks trade at ProWein to get their top tips on how to survive a consumer-facing event. 

Luce appoints négoce in La Place

Italian fine wine brand ‘Luce’ has announced it has appointed 11 négociants at La Place de Bordeaux to extend its distribution in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

MillerCoors sues AB InBev for ‘misleading’ Super Bowl ad campaign

The corn syrup war has boiled over into the courtroom this week, after US brewer MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against AB InBev over the latter’s “false and misleading advertising campaign” shown during this year’s Super Bowl.

New Volvos to automatically pull over drink drivers

Volvo is living up to its reputation for manufacturing some of the most reliable and safety-conscious cars on the market with the unveiling of a new on-board gadget that can detect if its driver has had too much to drink and automatically slow or pull over.

Fine wine investment: All in good time

There has been a fair amount of comment about the inactivity in the fine wine market over the last few weeks, indeed even the high-flying Burgundy sub-index is off but to our way of thinking this is perfectly understandable.

Lion acquires 50% stake in Four Pillars Gin

Australian food and beverage company Lion has acquired a 50% stake in fellow Australian gin brand Four Pillars for an undisclosed sum. 

Impact of retaliatory tariffs on American whiskey exports deepens

The US Distilled Spirits Council has released a new report detailing the increasingly negative impact that retaliatory tariffs are having on American whiskeys, “particularly to the European Union”, according to full year 2018 export data. 

New on Wine List Confidential: Bottles

At Bottles in London’s Spitalfields, guests can explore wines from Italy and beyond at the wine bar which boasts a sustainable kitchen, terrace and communal counter.

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks: db goes to Prowein; Jameson goes to Svalbard; Norway’s newest restaurant goes underwater; and one Siberian brewery causes a stir with a questionable beer label…

DRC Montrachet dominates London sale

Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti dominated Sotheby’s latest London sale which also included a collection of wines from Cartier.

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