Gerry Adams mocked in Parliament for thinking wine costs £25

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was mocked in Parliament yesterday after declaring to the house that a bottle of wine costs €30 (£26.79).

The 15 cheapest cities in the world for a gin and tonic

“The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the empire.” Winston Churchill more…

London winery to sell new fizz for £100

Urban winery Renegade London has begun the pre-sale for its new English sparkling wine, a blanc de noirs costing £100 a bottle and which is being aged in a church crypt.

Californian wildfires: the real impact on wine

 As the wildfires that ravaged large parts of California during the past 10 days begin to die down, we consider the real impact on the wine industry in the immediate future and longer term.

New export strategy to boost British beer by £100m

A new export strategy, unveiled yesterday at Fuller’s Griffin Brewery in Chiswick by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), aims to increase British beer exports by £100 million over the next five years.

The week in pictures

This week has included a flying visit to Catalunya for a lesson on climate change at Torres, Copper Rivet Distillery’s early Trafalgar Day celebrations, and a masterclass courtesy of the Madeira Wine Institute.

Glasgow couple make £830 on whisky miniature they nearly threw away

A Glaswegian couple have made over £800 on a whisky miniature they nearly threw away.

Fine wine investment: Keeping it simple

Twenty years ago fine wine was very much an insider’s paradise but this is increasingly not the case and cutting the jargon has to be a priority if companies want to make it more accessible to new investors.

the drinks business appoints staff writer

the drinks business is pleased to announce that Edith Hancock has joined the magazine as staff writer. 

db Eats: Ella Canta

db’s Lucy Shaw heads to the bonkers but brilliant Ella Canta on Park Lane for guacamole garnished with a golden grasshopper, soft shell crab tacos and lashings of Tequila.

Ex-Fat Duck Chef opens restaurant where everything is served on toast

Former Fat Duck chef Edward Carr is now behind the kitchen at a new café paying homage to the humble slice of toast.

Treasury Wine Estates sells Clare Valley vineyard to Seppeltsfield

Treasury Wine Estates has sold its Clare Valley winery Quelltaler Estate, where it makes its Annie’s Lane brand, to Seppeltsfield for an undisclosed sum.

Spanish giants unite: Grupo Perelada buys Chivite

Spain’s Perelada Group, owners of Castillo Perelada in Empordà and Cims de Porrera in Priorat, has bought the Chivite Group for an undisclosed sum.

Chainsaw-wielding nun immortalised by Due South brewery

A Miami brewery has honoured a nun with a chainsaw who spent hours clearing fallen trees following Hurricane Irma with her own beer, appropriately named Nun With a Chainsaw.

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