ProWein to host media summit on climate change

ProWein will present its business report addressing the theme of climate change and its impact on the wine industry at media summit later this month.

Hendrick’s Gin targets bartenders with new ‘absinthe’ at 48% ABV

William Grant & Sons’ owned gin label Hendrick’s is selling a “re-imagined” absinthe bottled at 48% ABV.

ProWine China reports record visitor numbers

The China edition of ProWine has reported a record number of visitors with a total of 20,640 members of the trade attending the event in Shanghai. 

Spencer Matthews disrupts gin industry with low ABV ‘spirit’ brand

Former City broker and Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews has transformed his public image by becoming the face of a ‘CleanGin’ brand.

Global Masters Wine of the Week: Conde de los Andes Rioja

British Game Week kicks off on 25 November. We suggest ordering a few bottles of Conde de los Andes in to serve with seasonal pies, sausages, burgers or charcuterie, or for after-dinner conversations by the fire.

Stellar year for Berry Bros & Rudd as profits soar

The UK’s oldest wine merchant, Berry Bros & Rudd, hit its highest sales since 2010 last year, posting a net profit of over £1.76m for the year, a strong recovery from last year’s loss.

Unfiltered: Angelika Oparczyk, Bank House

General manager and sommelier at the Bank House in Chiselhurst, Angelika Oparczyk, on her love of Riesling and tapas, why she’d like to make wine in Poland and why a misunderstanding of the term ‘corked’ is the consumer habit that most annoys her.

Rhône Valley sees 2019 yields rise

Yields across the Rhône Valley look to have remained relatively stable in 2019, in a year that has seen an estimated drop in harvests of 14% across France.

Judi Dench samples namesake beer sparking calls for rebrew

A craft brewery in York was delighted to receive a picture of Dame Judi Dench sampling one of its beers – the Dame Judi Quench – prompting calls for the beer, which sold out in August, to be rebrewed. 

Green Awards 2019: the shortlist announced

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for The Drinks Business Green Awards 2019, designed to celebrate brands and businesses that are doing as much as possible to reduce their impact on the environment.

EU court rules on Israeli wine labelling case

The Israeli government and Psagot Winery, which brought the case to court in 2017, have condemned the ruling of the European Court of Justice which requires separate labelling of food and drink products from Israeli settlements. 

Heineken to sponsor Euro 2020

Dutch brewer Heineken has announced it is to be the ‘Official Beer Partner’ of next year’s UEFA Euro tournament and has extended its sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League.

Brewdog offers bond part-payable in beer to finish Australian brewery

Brewdog, the international brewer and bar owner, is planning to expand into India with funds raised from its latest bond offer.

Fine wine investment: Lower the boats?

If wines like Barolo are in such short supply, do individual wines of vintages matter? Or will a rising tide ultimately lift all boats?

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