Roumier leads the way at Sotheby’s sale

Burgundy, from Domaine Georges Roumier in particular, was the star of the show at Sotheby’s latest London sale, which realised over £1 million.

London Cru doubles production of English wine

UK merchant Roberson’s ‘urban winery’, London Cru, has doubled the size of its production of the second vintage of its English Bacchus ‘Baker St’.

China’s wine imports volume up in Q1

China’s wine imports reached 151.1 million litres in the first quarter, representing a year-on-year increase of 8.7%, while its imports value have dropped by 1.6%.

€230m of fake alcohol and food seized worldwide

A joint operation by Interpol and Europol seized 26.4 million litres of counterfeit alcohol and over 9,800 tonnes of fake food worldwide, worth an estimated €230 million.

Riedel teams up with Elton John on rainbow decanter

Riedel has created a rainbow double magnum decanter in partnership with singer-songwriter legend Elton John, with all profits from its sale to be donated to the Elton John Aids Foundation.

Lanson renews polo tie-up for a third year

Champagne Lanson has confirmed its sponsorship of Chestertons Polo in the Park, held in London, for a third year – an event that will also kick start its ‘Perfect Start to…’ summer campaign.

db drinks: Swift

db heads to one of the most talked about new openings of the year, Swift in Soho, for a night of Art Deco decadence and Madeira-laced cocktails.

Taittinger invests €60m in Champagne production

Champagne Taittinger is investing as much as €60 million in a new production site on the outskirts of Reims.

Trump’s wines trounced 7-0

Donald Trump’s Virginian wines were overwhelmingly defeated by Californian equivalents at a blind tasting held last month.

Deadline for db Awards 2017 entries extended

The deadline for entries for The Drinks Business Awards 2017, which recognise and reward top performers across the international drinks industry, has been extended until 3 May.

Bordeaux 2016: Right Banks ‘dazzles’ in Galloni report

US critic Antonio Galloni has heaped praise on the Right Bank’s efforts in 2016, giving Saint Emilion and Pomerol properties a raft of top scores.

GONG at The Shard launches film-inspired cocktail list

GŎNG Bar at The Shard in London has turned to big screen directors for the inspiration behind its latest cocktail menu, inventing cinematic serves such as Wingardium Leviosa, Feel the Force and Dirty Business.

Russia bans wine imports from Montenegro

Russia has reportedly banned wine imports from Montenegro’s biggest producer over claims of “sanitary failing”, leading the producer to denounce the ban as retaliation for its plans to join NATO.

English sparkling wine show launched

Hoping to capitalise on the growing interest in English sparkling wine, entrepreneur Fabio Adler has launched a consumer show dedicated to English fizz.

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