Ryan Reynolds signs Aviation Gin deal with Sir Richard Branson

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson and Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds have announced a partnership that will see Reynold’s Aviation American Gin served on Virgin Atlantic flights.

iDealwine update: Cream of the Crop

In the first six months of the year there have been some interesting sales for iDealwine. Here, we highlight the best sellers so far in 2018

Ruinart returns to art fair with ‘disappearing’ artist

Champagne Ruinart is to support for the Frieze Art Fair in London for the third consecutive year where it will also present a series of Champagne-themed works by the Chinese artist Liu Bolin.

Chablis harvest 2018 best since 1998

This year’s Chablis harvest in northern Bourgogne is expected to provide some relief to the French winegrowing region after “two difficult years.”

Oregon report highlights on-going growth

The 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report has found that the state increased the number of wineries and vineyards planted last year and saw sales hit new highs.

Echo Falls is launching a Prosecco — here’s why

Prosecco might be on a downward trajectory in the UK, but this will pave the way for brands like Echo Falls to make an impact with consumers, according to Euromonitor’s drinks analyst.

Usain Bolt to open London restaurant

Having hung up his trainers, Jamaican sprinter and all-round entertainer Usain Bolt is to open a rum-focused restaurant in London’s Liverpool Street next month.

Aldi to sell six-litre bottle of Prosecco for £80

UK supermarket Aldi has announced plans to sell a six-litre Methuselah of Prosecco for Christmas at £80 a bottle.

Unfiltered: Honey Spencer, Nuala

Sommelier at London hotspot Nuala explains how a sick sommelier helped get her start in wine, why Trousseau is her marmite grape, and how the earth stopped turning upon tasting a certain Champagne while backpacking in New Zealand.  

69 buyers gather in Sonoma with Vinexpo

As many as 69 buyers from 27 countries arrived in Sonoma County yesterday to take part in the second chapter of Vinexpo Explorer.

Spanish wine giant Félix Solís to launch NZ Sauvignon

Keen to capitalise on global drinking trends, Spanish wine giant Félix Solís is to launch a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the UK this year under its popular Pulpo brand.

Felton Road: Biodynamics takes seven years to be reflected in vineyard

While the conversion process typically takes three years, Blair Walter, winemaker at New Zealand’s Felton Road, believes vines require seven years to fully reflect the change to biodynamics, with the resulting wines becoming “more expressive of their site”. 

Staff at JD Wetherspoon, TGI Fridays and McDonald’s are all striking together

Staff at JD Wetherspoon, TGI Fridays and McDonald’s are planning a co-ordinated day of striking next month over wages, just weeks after the pub chain posted ‘record’ profits in its annual results.

Meat maestro Mallmann makes London debut at Cut

Argentine meat maestro Francis Mallmann will make his London debut next month at a three-day pop-up held at Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse Cut at 45 Park Lane.

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