André Simon 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist of food and drinks books for the 2019 André Simon Awards has been announced, featuring tomes on lager, tea, Burmese cooking and wines of the French Alps.

Record price for 1992 Grange des Pères

A bidding war at a recent online sale led to a new record price of just over €5,000 for the first vintage of one of the Languedoc’s leading domains, Grange des Pères.

Fine Wine 2019: Squally conditions for fine wine

The fine wine market had a few highpoints in 2019 but not enough to overcome an increasingly relentless series of events which ultimately curtailed its performance.

Top four Argentine winemakers to watch

To mark the publication of the third edition of the Malbec Report, and the first in English, the drinks business profiles the four young Argentine winemakers to watch.

The Drinks Business Green Awards 2019 winners

Following a packed out ceremony at The Club at The Ivy in London’s Covent Garden last night, we bring you the winners of our 2019 Green Awards and celebrate 10 years of honouring eco trailblazers in drinks.

Former Tesco wine buyer moves to Provence rosé maker Mirabeau

Provence rosé wine brand Mirabeau has hired former Tesco wine buyer Rob Dixon as head of retail in the UK and Ireland.

105-litre bottle of whisky expected to sell for £15k

A 4ft 9ins tall, 105.3-litre bottle of Tomintoul whisky, believed to be among the world’s largest, is to be sold at auction and is expected to fetch more than £15,000. 

Drake launches 2008 vintage Champagne priced at $550 a bottle

Having unveiled his first Mod Sélection Champagnes at the start of the year, Canadian rapper Drake is ending the year by launching two 2008 vintage expressions priced at US$480 and $550 a bottle. 

iDealwine update: The Carmes before the storm

Under the direction of Patrice and Diane Pichet, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, the only producer in the city of Bordeaux, is enjoying a revival, with its wines being acclaimed by critics and consumers alike.

Amazon wine brand now available in the UK

Amazon has expanded distribution of its new own-label range of  wines, into the UK, following their launch in Germany last month – but they will cost you almost twice as much.

Global Masters Wine of the Week: Champagne Palmer & Co. Brut Reserve NV

In the run-up to Christmas, we are using this slot to showcase some of the truly outstanding serves that won medals in our competition this year. This week, it’s another stunning non-vintage from the best Champagne house you’ve never heard of.

Grape Stories – The Drinks Business’ Podcast

In this episode, we hear the story of a priest who turned his hand to winemaking in the 1960s, and created one of northern Italy’s best kept secrets.

Network connecting top restaurants and regulars to launch in London

A global members network connecting some of London’s top restaurants with regular diners is set to launch in the UK capital in January.

Interest in pre-phylloxera Cognac rises

Demand for very rare Cognac, especially pre-phylloxera examples, has risen sharply of late according to one specialist.

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