Daily wine news snippets from around the world

 
Biggest urban project in Portugal ‘officially launched’
25 July 2017

Adrian Bridge of Taylor’s Port has officially launched the biggest urban regeneration project in Portugal with ‘The World of Wine’. more...
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French wine harvest 2017 set for ‘historic low’ after frost
24 July 2017

French wine production from the 2017 harvest will fall to historic lows due to damage from spring frosts, officials have estimated. The aftermath of deadly frost in Ladaux, Bordeaux. Vines in many regions across Europe have also suffered similar fates. Buy your favourite French wine while you can...
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Virgin rolls out new website
24 July 2017

Virgin Wines has rolled out is new website, which has taken two years to develop and was originally set to launch last summer.
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db drinks: Untitled
24 July 2017

db's Lucy Shaw heads to Tony Conigliaro's daring new bar in Dalston inspired by Andy Warhol's factory for a cocktail that tastes like how a violin sounds.
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Amstel to open ‘ice bath’ pub
24 July 2017

Amstel is opening a 'pub' to coincide with Prudential RideLondon this weekend, offering customers the chance to sip beer while submerged from the waist down in icy water. 
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Campari sells off Irish liqueur brands
24 July 2017

Gruppo Campari has announced it has sold two of its Irish whiskey liqueurs, Carolans Irish Cream and Irish Mist, to Bourbon maker Heaven Hill Brands.
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Crystal Head threatens UK hot sauce makers
24 July 2017

A British couple who make a hot sauce packaged in a skull bottle have found themselves in legal trouble with Crystal Head vodka, which is owned by the actor Dan Akroyd.
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Woman finds dead lizard in her beer
24 July 2017

A woman from Christchurch in New Zealand was horrified to discover a decomposing lizard languishing in her beer after she had almost finished the bottle.
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SWA appeal against minimum unit pricing underway
24 July 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association's (SWA) appeal against minimum unit pricing in Scotland has begun at London's Supreme Court, with the decision likely to  set a precedent on the future of alcohol pricing in the UK.
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Online wine retailer appoints new CEO after on-trade acquisition
24 July 2017

London-based online wine retailer, 31Dover.com has appointed former Naked Wines marketing director James Bagley as its new CEO, after acquiring on-trade supplier Vanquish Wines.
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Archaeologist finds proof of biblical vineyard
24 July 2017

An archaeologist believes she may have found proof of Naboth's biblical vineyard at an excavation site in Jezreel Valley, Israel.
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Jefford on Monday: Europe’s screwcap kings
24 July 2017

Andrew Jefford finds out why cork looks finished in Franconia – and much more...Vineyards at Castell, in Franconia. Andrew Jefford visits Franconia...
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Frost Costs French Winemakers Dear
24 July 2017

April's cold snap in Europe has brought more woes for France's prestigious wine industry.
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Wine Legend: Château Margaux 1983
23 July 2017

What makes it a wine legend? What makes it a wine legend?
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The secret life of airline wines
23 July 2017

We take a look behind the scenes at the airline wine world, to find out how they satisfy the thirst of millions of passengers, and what their mammoth wine purchases mean for the market. Plus, what’s best to drink in the air?Credit: David Wingate / Alamy How that glass of wine got to your fold-away table...
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Burgundy's Most Expensive Red Wines
22 July 2017

Surprisingly, a list of Burgundy's priciest Pinots is not actually a list of the world's most expensive wines.
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Toronto wine bars and restaurants
22 July 2017

Toronto resident Tony Aspler picks his favourite spots...Grey Gardens Our city guide....
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South Africa wine quiz – Test your knowledge
22 July 2017

South Africa straddles the old and new world when it comes to wine. It has a long history, being home to one of Napoleon's favourite tipples. In the post-apartheid era, South African wine has again begun hitting its stride, from Chenin to fine red wines, and picking up regular accolades at the Decanter World Wine Awards. How much do you know about this complex wine country? Oldenburg Vineyards, So...
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The week in pictures
22 July 2017

In the aftermath of a Lanson-soaked Wimbledon, this week included a trip on Bombay Sapphire's gin train, the opening of the first magnum of Digby's vintage rosé 2009 and culminated in cocktails at Dirty Bones' new site in Soho.
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Marchese Frescobaldi: ‘Great wines have no competitors’
21 July 2017

“There is never competition between great wines,” stated Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi at an event he co-hosted in London at the end of June.
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Hot London restaurant openings: July
21 July 2017

Our latest round-up of newcomers to the capital includes the Nobu hotel, a Harlem fried chicken shack, Hong Kong dumpling specialist and Neil Rankin's curry house.
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Louis Jadot buys famous Santenay estate
21 July 2017

Maison Louis Jadot has announced its acquisition of one of Santenay’s leading estates, Domaine Prieur-Brunet.
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Bottle of first Grange breaks record in Australia
21 July 2017

A bottle of 1951 Penfolds Grange, the first vintage of the famous label, has been sold at auction for over AU$51,000 – making it one of the most expensive bottles ever sold in Australia.
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Illegal vodka factory busted near Liverpool
21 July 2017

An illegal spirits factory in an industrial unit in Aintree, producing what has been described as 'potentially toxic vodka,' has been shut down by HMRC officers.
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Fake fine wine trader jailed after £100k scam
21 July 2017

Lasse Hartmann has been sentenced to four years in prison for masterminding a £100,000 scam in which he pretended to be a multi-millionaire businessman trading in fine wine and Champagne. 
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Queen Vic the ‘most dangerous pub’ in Soapland
21 July 2017

The Queen Vic, the local pub in UK soap opera EastEnders, has been named the most dangerous and oddly indestructible business in all of Britain’s ‘Soapland’.
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McGuigan invests six-figure sum in London Underground ads
21 July 2017

Australian wine brand McGuigan is investing a ‘six-figure sum’ in advertising on the London Underground from September to October this year.
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Is VJ Mallya buying Swansea City FC?
21 July 2017

India media are running a rumour that VJ Mallya, the disgraced former chairman of United Spirits, wants to buy a Premier League football team, specifically Swansea City, for about £110m.
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White Southern Rhône – panel tasting results
21 July 2017

These weighty but food-friendly whites are inexpensive and offer an exciting mix of Rhône varieties – what’s not to love, asked our panel... Decanter's experts rate the white wines of the southern Rhône...
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Penfolds Grange 1951 sold for over $50,000
21 July 2017

The first ever vintage of Penfolds Grange Hermitage has been sold at an auction in Melbourne, for AU$51,750. The first vintage of Penfolds Grange has sold for over AU $50,000 The first vintage of Penfolds Grange...
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The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Masi
21 July 2017

Masi is the biggest name in Amarone but Tom Hyland discovers it's not all about big, bruising reds.
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Unfiltered: Blaze-y Days of Summer Return with Fires Threatening Mount Eden, Bien Nacido (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Also in Unfiltered, Big Cork winemaker gets big, cork portrait, tequila's a Patrón of Guillermo del Toro's art and cheddarcrime slices English village
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Burgundy's Louis Jadot Buys Domaine Prieur-Brunet in Santenay (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

The Beaune-based négociant winery adds to its Côte de Beaune holdings
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Louis Jadot buys historic Burgundy estate Prieur-Brunet
21 July 2017

Maison Louis Jadot has announced the acquisition of Santenay’s Domaine Prieur-Brunet. Domaine Prieur-Brunet is one of Santenay's best-known producers. Jadot adds more prime Burgundy vines to its collection...
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Guigal buys Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery Nalys
21 July 2017

Maison E. Guigal has purchased its first wine estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.Domaine de Nalys is in new hands. Famous Rhône producer breaks new ground in Châteauneuf-du-Pape...
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Restaurant Week Trend Booms as New York's Marks 25 Years (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

As programs lure in new diners, wine plays a key role in turning them into repeat customers
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Turning Tables: Dovetail Chef John Fraser Opens Bar in New York City's Downtown Manhattan (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Narcbar is ready for summer in the East Village. Plus, Nobu follows the techies to Silicon Valley, and Boka Restaurant Group opens in Chicago's Hotel Lincoln
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10 Top-Notch Restaurants Celebrating Local Wine (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Get a taste of first-rate regional wines from these lists devoted to their neighbors
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Restaurant Spotlight: Casa Luca (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Share family-style meals and exciting Italian wines at Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's traditional trattoria
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Northern Rhône's E. Guigal Buys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Estate (Wine Spectator)
21 July 2017

Domaine de Nalys gives Guigal 124 acres of prime vineyards in the Southern Rhône
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Pape Clément hails success of its EP strategy
20 July 2017

Château Pape Clément, the historic Bordeaux estate in Graves, has declared its 2016 en primeur campaign a success with its wines selling out within half a day, an achievement it puts down to its consistent pricing.
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Ste. Michelle looks back on 50 years
20 July 2017

One of Washington’s foremost estates, Chateau Ste. Michelle, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, a landmark that speaks volumes about the on-going success of winemaking in the state believes its CEO.
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White gold: Chardonnay in Champagne
20 July 2017

While the grape is a relative latecomer to the area, Champagnes made entirely from Chardonnay are becoming increasingly popular. Lucy Shaw discovers why.
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Top new products: July
20 July 2017

This month saw the release of a vodka in support of the LGBTQ community, Quinta do Noval's 2015 vintage Port, and a pre-mixed Sherry-based sparkler based on the Andalusian rebujito cocktail.
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db’s second pressings
20 July 2017

the drinks business presents this week’s round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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Marlborough Sauvignon moving past ‘one dimensional’ style
20 July 2017

The perception that Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is "one dimensional" is rapidly diminishing, says the chief winemaker of Brancott Estate, as winemakers up their efforts to highlight sub regional difference.
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Anson: Bordeaux 2016 en primeur review – The inside story
20 July 2017

Jane Anson gets trade opinions on the campaign, examines why a significant amount of wine failed to sell in a highly rated vintage, and considers a new twist on the en primeur model. En primeur samples from northern Médoc at the main UGC tasting for Bordeaux 2016. Some brokers say a third of wines didn't sell through...
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Call to enter The Drinks Business Asian Awards 2017
20 July 2017

The inaugural Drinks Business Asian Awards, the only business and trade orientated awards in Asia, is set to recognise leaders in every aspect of the trade from retailers and importers to design, social media marketing campaigns and launches in the region this November. 
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Corney & Barrow发布婚庆用酒网站
20 July 2017

著名英国酒商Corney & Barrow近日发布全新的婚庆用酒网站,以求为新人提供“顺畅无忧的用酒体验”。网站上的酒款均为由酒商团队精心挑选出的最适合婚庆场合的酒款,价格在每瓶£8-80英镑(约合人民币70-700元)之间。
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西班牙卡瓦产区首批12个“单一园”出炉
20 July 2017

近日,西班牙著名的起泡酒产区卡瓦正式发布首批12个单一园分级‘Cava de Paraje’葡萄田,这一提议最早由卡瓦管理委员会(Cava Regulatory Board)于2015年5月提出。
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Hong Kong’s Belon unveils ‘Rare Wine Nights’ programme
20 July 2017

Hong Kong's wine crowd will now get a chance to sip on some rare wines without breaking the bank as Belon, a neo-Parisian bistro in Central, rolls out a Rare Wine Nights programme.
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The World's Most Expensive Nebbiolos
20 July 2017

It's time to run the rule over the most expensive expressions of one of Italy's great grapes.
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Winemaking Partners Purchase Côte-Rôtie's Domaine de Boisseyt-Chol and Its Côte Blonde Vines (Wine Spectator)
20 July 2017

Olivier Decelle and Pierre-Jean Villa have acquired the historic Rhône estate and its 24 acres
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Portuguese cork chief Americo Amorim dies
20 July 2017

Americo Amorim, head of the Amorim cork group, has died at the age of 82. Americo Amorim has died at the age of 82. Has passed away at the age of 82.
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The only way is Ethics
20 July 2017

With ethics in winemaking becoming increasingly important, producers are faced with deciding whether to become Fairtrade certified, or to tell their consumers about their ethical practices via another method. Arabella Mileham reports
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Montalcino wine tour: Wineries, restaurants and hotels
20 July 2017

Plan a wine tour around the hill-top town that has given its name to one of Italy's best known wines. Here's our guide on where to visit, eat and stay...Castello Banfi in Autumn. Visit the home of Brunello di Montalcino...
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Final entries for The City Wine Show
20 July 2017

We are now accepting wines to be showcased at The City Wine Show, a new wine fair designed to encourage consumers to explore the world of wine in a relaxed environment.
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Best wedding wines: Top picks and buying guide
19 July 2017

So you need to find enough wine to satisfy guests ranging from troublesome Aunt Lynne, who only drinks rosé, to your university and college friends, plus that distant uncle who knows his Beaujolais from his claret. And you also need to save money for a honeymoon, ideally in a beautiful wine region. Buying wedding wine is certainly a challenge. Here's 10 wines that we recommend looking at,...
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The Co-op rolls out wine pouches and smaller formats
19 July 2017

UK convenience retailer The Co-op is set to expand its range of smaller formats and embrace new formats in order to boost the options for convenience shoppers, it has revealed.
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Miller Lite partners with Detroit Lions
19 July 2017

Beer brand Miller Lite has signed a sponsorship deal with NFL franchise the Detroit Lions, including a taproom at the team’s new stadium.
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Plans made for €138m independent whisky warehouse
19 July 2017

A private consortium of investors have put forward ambitious plans to build a €138 million whisky storage and filling facility, which it says will be the largest independent facility of its kind in Ireland.
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Does drinking wine cause snoring? – ask Decanter
19 July 2017

Does snoring get worse after drinking wine...?Does drinking wine make snoring worse? Does it make it worse...?
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Tipsy the cat saved by vodka
19 July 2017

A cat that was poisoned by antifreeze, later renamed 'Tipsy' after its ordeal, was saved by Australian vets who just so happened to have a bottle of vodka lying around. 
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Slovenia takes EU to court in grape dispute
19 July 2017

Slovenia’s minister of Agriculture has said that the country is to file a lawsuit against the European Commission in a dispute over the grape variety Teran.
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TFWA to focus on new technology
19 July 2017

The workshop programme for this year's TFWA World Exhibition and Conference will have a particular focus on the impact and potential of new technology. 
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Stoli appoints managing director for Europe and Africa
19 July 2017

Stoli Group has announced the  appointment of Pierpaolo Indelicato as regional managing director for Western Europe and Western Africa.
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Auction Report: Burgeoning Wine Auction Market Sets Rapid Pace for 2017 (Wine Spectator)
19 July 2017

Healthy stock-market conditions and a throng of private collections encouraged lavish spending in the first half of 2017
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China and the US lead Australian wine export growth
19 July 2017

Australian wine export value increased by 10%, the equivalent of AU$201 million, to AU$2.31 billion in the financial year 2016-2017, underpinned by strong export growth to China and the US.
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Domaine Tariquet's Ripping Yarn
19 July 2017

The wine and Armagnac producer's story reads like the plot of an Indiana Jones movie.
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The Case of the Counterfeit Krug Champagne (Wine Spectator)
19 July 2017

LVMH has settled a legal fight with auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit over a bottle of 1947 Krug. What does it mean for wine collectors?
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Hail and High Winds Devastate Parts of Beaujolais' Best Vineyards (Wine Spectator)
19 July 2017

Savage storm stripped leaves and pelted grapes in Beaujolais and Burgundy
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Salon 2006 marks the Champagne house’s 40th vintage
19 July 2017

Michael Edwards tasted Salon's latest release in London recently, praising it for its early charm...Salon Champagne See what Michael Edwards thinks of Salon's latest release...
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UK ambassadors should ‘serve British’, says Foreign Office chief
19 July 2017

UK embassies around the world should be serving English and Welsh wines, as well as other British food and drink, a senior Foreign Official has said at the annual gathering of the ambassadors and senior diplomats. UK Ambassadors are encouraged to serve English wine Both at home and abroad...
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Is Sauvignon Blanc the World’s Most Reliably Good White Wine? (Wine Spectator)
19 July 2017

It sure is. Here’s why
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Majestic to boost own label wine range by 15%
18 July 2017

Majestic is looking to boost its range of own label wines to around 20% of its portfolio as it puts a greater emphasis on its Definition and Majestic Loves ranges. 
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Corney & Barrow launches wedding wine hub
18 July 2017

Fine wine merchant Corney & Barrow has launched an online wedding wine hub aimed at couples looking to tie the knot.
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Barolo moderniser Domenico Clerico dies
18 July 2017

One of Barolo’s leading winemakers who shook up viticulture in the famous Italian region, Domenico Clerico, has died aged 67.
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Regular Champagne releases could lead to Bordeaux pricing
18 July 2017

The growing number of Champagne houses releasing vintages almost every year could lead to fluctuating prices depending on the quality of the vintage according to Hubert de Billy of Pol Roger.
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Ten grape myths and legends
18 July 2017

There are many myths and legends attached to famous grape varieties involving Roman emperors, Italian counts, Burgundian dukes and blackbirds – but not all of them, in fact most of them, are entirely true.
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Cava’s 12 ‘grand crus’ revealed
18 July 2017

Cava has added the first twelve sites to its new single classification ‘Cava de Paraje’, which was first proposed by the Cava Regulatory Board in May 2015 .
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The week’s top 10 most read
18 July 2017

We round up the week’s most read articles on the drinks business including the discovery of a stash of rare 18th century Madeira and a man checking in a single can of beer on a Perth-bound flight. 
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db Eats: 108 Garage
18 July 2017

db's Lucy Shaw heads to exciting newcomer 108 Garage in Notting Hill for pig's head croquettes, duck with salted miso fudge and a vibrant Valpolicella. 
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Beer can collector to sell 9,000-strong collection
18 July 2017

A beer can enthusiast who has amassed a collection of 9,000 receptacles over the past four decades is selling his haul, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife.
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Diageo tight-lipped on Mallya lawsuit
18 July 2017

Diageo has declined to comment on reports from India that it will sue VJ Mallya, the former head of United Spirits which is now controlled by the UK group.
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Brunello di Montalcino estate Poggio Antico sold to Belgian investors
18 July 2017

Belgian energy investment company Atlas Invest has made its first strides into the wine sector with the purchase of Brunello di Montalcino producer Poggio Antico.Typically Tuscan view from Poggio Antico, the hilltop town of Montalcino in the distance. Belgian energy investment company buys top Tuscan wine...
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Burgundy Joins First Growth List
18 July 2017

Liv-ex reveals its list of the non-Bordeaux wines that it classifies alongside Mouton and Lafite.
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Domenico Clerico, Renowned Barolo Winemaker, Dies at 67 (Wine Spectator)
18 July 2017

One of the Italian region's so-called "modernists," Clerico helped reshape expectations with his vineyard-designated wines
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First Cava ‘grand cru’ sites are chosen
18 July 2017

Spain's government has approved 12 Cava grape growing sites to sit above all others in a new top-level classification designed to promote single-vineyard wines. Limestone pebbles typical of the Cava region. Vineyard sites for top Cava wines are approved...
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Barolo giant Domenico Clerico dies
18 July 2017

Respected winemaker Domenico Clerico, one of the 'elder statesmen' of Barolo, has died.Domenico Clerico at a Barbaresco tasting in Neive, Piedmont, in 2005. Piedmont has lost one of its 'elder statesmen'...
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Worst customer habits in restaurants – from the sommeliers
18 July 2017

Which diner habits get under a sommelier's skin in the restaurant? Habits that get under a sommelier's skin...
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Conviviality’s profits rise by more than £13m
17 July 2017

Conviviality has seen it profits before tax soar by more than £13.4m, an increase of 147% on the same period last year, to around £22.5 million.
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Pol Roger in Pictures
17 July 2017

db was treated to a grand tour of maison Pol Roger last week as was among the first in the world to taste the 2006 vintage of Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill.
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Buckfast sales reach £26.9m
17 July 2017

Sales of the controversial tonic wine Buckfast grew by £2 million last year to reach £26.9m – a rise prompted by increased demand in England.
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How beer prices define ‘real’ cost of living
17 July 2017

A new report has looked at the cost of living in the world’s major cities and re-examined which are the most expensive to live in (and buy a beer) when tax is taken into account.
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2008 ‘the most investible Churchill we’ve ever made’
17 July 2017

The 2008 vintage of Champagne house Pol Roger’s prestige cuvée, Sir Winston Churchill, is “the most investible Churchill we’ve ever made”, according to the house.
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Aldi hops onto saké trend
17 July 2017

Aldi has hopped onto the Saké trend with the introduction of its first premium Saké, which is retailing for under £4.
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de Billy: NV Champagne should be aged for longer
17 July 2017

Non-vintage Champagne should be aged for longer before it reaches the market in order to ensure quality, according to Hubert de Billy of Pol Roger.
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Final call for Riesling Masters 2017 entries
17 July 2017

Final entries for The Drinks Business Riesling Masters are now being accepted ahead of the upcoming deadline of 10 August.
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Wine fraudster sentenced in absentia
17 July 2017

An Italian wine fraudster who smuggled millions of pounds worth of wine into the UK has been sentenced to 14 years in jail – even though he has fled the country.
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Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion
17 July 2017

Dublin's panoramic Gravity Bar on the roof of the Guinness Storehouse in St. James's Gate is set to double in size following a €16 million investment.
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Jefford on Monday: Desperately seeking Silvaner
17 July 2017

Andrew Jefford hunts down Silvaner in its Franconian stronghold – and is lost for words. Silvaner vines in the Schlossberg vineyard at Castell. Andrew Jefford hunts down wines to try...
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Unravelling the Tangle of Terroir Champagne
17 July 2017

A new book aims to help guide readers and consumers through the labyrinthine world of terroir Champagne.
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Wine Legend: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1978
16 July 2017

What makes this a wine legend...? What makes this a wine legend?
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Greek Assyrtiko – Expert’s choice
15 July 2017

Some Greek Assyrtiko from the mainland is very good, says Joanna Simon, although there really isn’t anything quite like that from Santorini... Joanna Simon picks out some beautiful examples of Assyrtiko from the Greek islands and mainland...
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California's Most Expensive Wines
15 July 2017

It's California's turn to go under the microscope as we look for the world's most expensive wines.
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Ultra rare 1869 Yquem sold in London
15 July 2017

Four bottles of extremely rare 19th century Yquem have been sold in London for a combined £35,838.
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Wine myths quiz – Test your knowledge
15 July 2017

There are many myths and common misconceptions that come with wine, whether it be the reason for 'legs' on the side of the glass or how to perceive quality from labels. How good is your myth busting wine knowledge? Find out below.A clue...From the cellars at Marquis de Terme. Can you avoid being caught out?...
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New wine bar openings – London
15 July 2017

New! Each month, Decanter.com and Michael Sager bring you news of the latest wine bar openings in London, helping you to find the perfect spot to discover the next big thing in our vinous world. Decanter.com and Michael Sager bring you the latest...
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King of Spain introduced to English fizz
15 July 2017

English sparkling wine from Cornish estate Camel Valley was on the menu at the state banquet held in honour of the king and queen of Spain this week.
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DRC leads global classification of fine wine
14 July 2017

The famous Burgundian estate Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is top of the charts in Liv-ex’s new classification of non-Bordeaux fine wines.
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Is gin and soda the new G&T?
14 July 2017

James Chase, head ambassador of Chase Distillery, believes drinking gin with soda water and bitters will be the next big trend, as health conscious millennials search for sugar-free tonic water alternatives.
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Balearic islands urge EU to ban alcohol on flights
14 July 2017

The head of tourism for the Balearic Islands has made an official request to the EU to ban alcohol on flights into its airports in an effort to crackdown on what it calls "anti-social tourism".
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The week in pictures
14 July 2017

This week's highlights included a trip to the opera courtesy of Champagne Deutz, a Martini vermouth fuelled premiere of the Williams documentary and Spanish and British royals sampling Sherry chosen by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
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Belgian investor buys Poggio Antico in Brunello
14 July 2017

Marcel van Poecke, owner of Belgian investment company AtlasInvest, has snapped up Poggio Antico in Brunello di Montalcino, for an undisclosed sum.
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Ontario overturns Israeli wine ban
14 July 2017

Wines from two Israeli estates have gone back on sale in the Canadian province of Ontario after a ruling earlier this week calling for their removal from shelves was overturned.
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Beer ‘for her’ slammed on social media as ‘patronising’
14 July 2017

A Czech beer made "by women for women" that seeks to represent "a woman's strength and a girl’s tenderness" has attracted a furious backlash online with commentators venting their rage over its overt sexism.
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饮品设计二三谈
14 July 2017

一个形单影只的身影挥汗如雨地在自家车库酿造区区百来箱啤酒或葡萄酒的形象向来是促使青睐“手工精酿”的新千禧一代消费者为产品买单的有力宣传法宝,不论这种形象究竟是否真实。
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酩悦轩尼诗购入售价美国威士忌品牌
14 July 2017

据悉,酩悦轩尼诗集团近日首次踏足美国威士忌饮品领域,购入位于美国华盛顿州的Woodinville Whiskey Company威士忌酒厂(以下简称WWC)。
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For the weekend: Great value wines
14 July 2017

Decanter's expert tasting team bring you a weekly selection of exciting, great value wines. See our selection of wines for the weekend with great price tags... Celebrate the weekend with a sparkling wine...
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Sommelier Talk: The Reign of Spain at Barcelona Wine Bar (Wine Spectator)
14 July 2017

For the rapidly growing restaurant group, wine and spirits director Gretchen Thomas pursues her passion around the world
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‘King Arthur’s castle’ hosted feasts of wine and oysters
14 July 2017

Life in Britain in the Dark Ages wasn't as bad as billed, at least for kings and their entourage, suggest findings at an archaeological dig at a 1,500-year-old castle in Cornwall.Tintagel Castle is open to visitors. Life wasn't so bad in the Dark Ages...
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The Complete Guide to Botrytis
14 July 2017

There are many ways of making sweet wines, but the most famous examples use a potentially deadly method.
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Unfiltered: Champagne Earns '100-Point Score' for Sprayability from DJ Duo Dada Life (Wine Spectator)
14 July 2017

Also in Unfiltered, more musical French fizz, party ideas for a newly discovered stash of 18th-century wine, 'cool Pope' digs 'natural' wine, and Jack Cakebread's California camera work displayed
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Ten Canadian wine recommendations
14 July 2017

Best known for its Icewine, Canada is steadily gaining recognition for its dry wines too. Track down some of these Canadian wine recommendations, recently tasted by Decanter's tasting team. Stockists are listed for North America and UK, where available Track down these Canadian wine recommendations from Decanter's tasting team...
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Belgian Investors Buy Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Estate (Wine Spectator)
14 July 2017

AtlasInvest makes its first foray into wine with a high-altitude vineyard in Tuscany
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Poet Laureate Sherry served to Spanish royalty on UK state visit
13 July 2017

The King and Queen of Spain were served Sherry selected by Poet Laureate Dame Carol Anne Duffy during their state visit to the UK this week – a nod to a 400-year-old custom that has seen producers gift each successive Laureate with a butt of Sherry.
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Lake Geneva hotels: Where to stay
13 July 2017

Sue Style picks four top choices when visiting Lake Geneva in the Swiss canton of Vaud...In partnership with Lake Geneva Region Tourist OfficeAuberge de la Gare, Grandvaux Book up one of these...
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Top 10 quirky drinks gadgets
13 July 2017

the drinks business takes a look at some of the most unusual drinks gadgets in the press, from whisky stones and port sippers to a robotic pint-puller and a flip flop bottle opener. 
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Premium New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – panel tasting results
13 July 2017

'If it ain't broke, don't fix it', as the saying goes. Should producers risk changing something that has worked so well for them in the past? See the top wines and our experts' discussion on skin contact, sub-regional expressions. Is Marlborough still at the front of the pack? Read the Panel Tasting results to find out...
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Juyondai launches saké with Japanese football star
13 July 2017

Japan’s Takaji Brewery has launched the first international release of its Black Label saké under its Juyondai brand in Hong Kong as part of a collaboration between the brewery and former Japanese football star Hidetoshi Nakata.
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Georgian wine exports to China rise by 104%
13 July 2017

The ancient winemaking country of Georgia exported around 31.5 million bottles of wines worth about US$70.5 million to 44 countries in the first six months of the year, representing a 59% increase in volume and a 51% jump in value compared with the same period last year.
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Corkscrew-wielding Singaporean jailed for assault
13 July 2017

A Singaporean pub employee has been sentenced to one year in jail and three strokes of caning after using a corkscrew to assault a client, causing pain, laceration and bleeding to his face, as reported by the Strait Times.
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Moët Hennessy buys first American whiskey
13 July 2017

Moët Hennessy has acquired the Washington-based Woodinville Whiskey Company, expanding its footprint into the American whiskey category for the first time.
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Glass ‘the perfect packaging for Millennials’
13 July 2017

The liberal, disloyal, ‘selfie’ generation of millennials are conscious of the world’s problems, as well as being pragmatic idealists who seek clarity in their endeavours, making glass the perfect packaging solution, argues Tim Croxson, COO of UK packaging specialists Croxsons.
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Pernod Ricard sells Glenallachie Distillery to Billy Walker
13 July 2017

French spirits group Pernod Ricard has sold its Aberlour-based Glenallachie Distillery to the former managing director of the BenRiach Distillery, Billy Walker, through its subsidiary Chivas Brothers Limited.
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中粮招聘长城葡萄酒总经理
13 July 2017

中粮集团日前于7月10日在官网上发布公告称正在为其旗下的长城葡萄酒事业部公开选聘新总经理。据国内媒体《北京商报网》报导,因长城葡萄酒的疲软销售,此前数月已有谣言称中粮的酒精饮品部门管理层将大幅洗牌。
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五大最不让人发胖的啤酒
13 July 2017

人们通常认为啤酒的卡路里含量比葡萄酒更高,因而更易使人发胖,但事实上一杯啤酒和一杯红酒所含的卡路里十分接近。据Drinkaware的数据,1杯标准175毫升的红葡萄酒或白葡萄酒的卡路里约在160左右,而一杯标准啤酒(1品脱)的卡路里则约在180左右,几乎不相伯仲。
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Anson: Making wine in India – Not for the faint-hearted
13 July 2017

Jane Anson meets the man behind Indian winery Sula.A grape picker in Nasik, known as the 'capital of Indian wine' and where Sula is based. Jane Anson meets the man behind Sula winery...
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King of Spain and Queen bond over Sherry
13 July 2017

It appears that Sherry has helped to oil the wheels of diplomacy between the UK and Spain after royal families from both countries enjoyed a glass at this week's state visit. King Felipe VI of Spain addresses Parliament during his visit. Poet Laureate's Sherry served during state visit...
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Bordeaux's Most Expensive Wines
13 July 2017

A search for the most expensive wines from wine's most famous region uncovers some surprises.
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What’s the difference between Champagne and Prosecco? – ask Decanter
13 July 2017

Two popular styles of sparkling wine, but each very different. We explain the main differences between the two…. What's the difference between Champagne and Prosecco? Here are the key differences...
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Steven Spurrier: My top 10 Bordeaux wines of all time
13 July 2017

Steven Spurrier, long-standing consultant editor at Decanter, reveals the Bordeaux wines that have stayed in his memory more than any others over his long career, thanks to their quality, what they meant to him at the time, and why they still stand out today. There's some seriously good bottles in here...
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Centuries-old Madeira wines found in US cellar
13 July 2017

One of the largest collections of 18th Century Madeira in the US and including wines imported in 1796 has been unearthed during a restoration project in New Jersey.Madeira wines imported to America in 1796 found in museum cellar. Stash includes bottles dating to 1796...
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Wine retailers need to speak consumers’ language, Co-op boss says
12 July 2017

 Retailers need to change the way they speak about wine and embrace consumers’ language, The Co-op’s head of BWS has claimed.
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Italian grape Ruché gets first international award at IWSC
12 July 2017

Piedmont native Ruché picked up its first international accolade when producer Montalbera won the International Indigenous Grape Varieties Trophy.
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China’s COFCO searches for new GM for Great Wall
12 July 2017

China’s state-owned COFCO, the parent company of the country’s leading wine producer Great Wall, is looking to recruit a new general manager for the winery.
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Indian shares shoot up following alcohol ban clarification
12 July 2017

Indian alcohol company shares shot up overnight after a clarification by the Supreme Court on the ban it imposed on 1 April on alcohol being sold within 500 metres of a state or national highway.
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Rare Prohibition ‘grape brick’ that turns into wine on show
12 July 2017

A brick of dehydrated grape juice used to surreptitiously make wine in the days of Prohibition has gone on display at a Canadian museum, offering a unique insight into American history. 
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Piper to launch ‘Essentiel’ in UK
12 July 2017

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck is to launch its ‘Essentiel’ cuvée in the UK this year, offering it exclusively to the on- and “high-end” off-trade.
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Gin categorisation: Has the horse bolted?
12 July 2017

With the UK gin boom predicted to continue for at least three to five years, should more be done to educate the consumer on its ever-evolving sub-categories, or would this create confusion and inhibit growth?
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Amorim debuts personalisation service for Top Series corks
12 July 2017

In response to growing demand for personalised packaging, natural cork producer Amorim has launched "revolutionary" new printing technology for its Top Series range of capsulated stoppers, enabling any design or image to appear on the stopper.
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Does alcohol underpin mankind’s entire history?
12 July 2017

An archaeologist renowned in drinks circles for his study of ancient wine and beer has released a new book on the subject, including alcohol's role in shaping humanity.
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Tesco-Booker merger faces in-depth probe
12 July 2017

Tesco’s proposed merger with Booker is set to be investigated “in depth” by the Competition and Markets Authority, the CMA confirmed today.
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Museum Unearths Wine Treasure Trove
12 July 2017

A New Jersey museum discovers that it has some Madeira, m'dear.
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The $110 Million Question: Is Alcohol Good for You? (Wine Spectator)
12 July 2017

An ambitious study will look at drinking's impact on heart health and diabetes; skeptics point out that alcohol companies are helping fund the research
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Ten of the top celebrity wines – can you taste the stardust?
12 July 2017

From presidents to Hollywood stars, the rich and famous have often been drawn to the world of winemaking. But does their star status of shine through in their wines? Our experts have tasted ten of the top celebrity wines to find out, from the Trump Winery to Jay Z's Ace of Spades Champagne... Can the wines of celebrities can match their star status...?
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8 & $20: BLT Salad with Feta Cheese, Avocado, and an Italian White Wine (Wine Spectator)
12 July 2017

Bacon, lettuce and tomato get a tune-up in this re-imagined American classic, paired with a bright Verdicchio
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English winery revenues are rising fast, shows new data
12 July 2017

Fresh analysis suggests many English wineries are seeing record turnover from increased consumer demand, as the industry tries to get a better picture of its finances. Vineyards at Ridgeview, in Sussex. Analysis shows good momentum for English wineries...
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Fire rages near vineyards in California
11 July 2017

Hundreds of firefighters have been battling since last Thursday to extinguish an “out of control” blaze raging near vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley.
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BrewDog loses Elvis battle
11 July 2017

One of the UK’s leading craft brewers has lost its court battle with the Elvis Presley Estate over the naming of a beer.
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Beaujolais hit by hail and ‘mini-tornado’
11 July 2017

Vineyards in the north of Beaujolais – notably in Fleurie and neighbouring Chénas - were hit by hail and storms on Monday afternoon.
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Man checks in single can of beer on Perth-bound flight
11 July 2017

An Australian man was well within his 23kg baggage allowance when he checked in a single 375ml can of Emu Export beer as his only item of luggage on a flight travelling from Melbourne to Perth.
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En primeur 2016 verdict: Out with a pop
11 July 2017

It was an intriguing and often frustrating campaign on the whole but one might argue there were a number of positives to be taken away.
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UK government urged to end 80% Scotch ‘supertax’
11 July 2017

As the UK scrambles to assemble a new government following the most recent general election, the SWA has laid out its campaign priorities urging ministers to support the scrapping of an 80% ‘supertax’ on Scotch.
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US vending machine sells booze and cannabis
11 July 2017

A US company has rolled out a biometric vending machine for booze and cannabis that dispenses with the usual id checks – as long as customers pre-register to use it.
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VJ Mallya to be sentenced in India
11 July 2017

In imitation of the late Judge James Pickles, who famously asked "Who are The Beatles?", the Bench in India's Supreme Court in Delhi asked yesterday why VJ Mallya had not been brought before it for sentencing for contempt of court.
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Final call for Champagne Masters 2017 entries
11 July 2017

Final entries for The Drinks Business Champagne Masters are now being accepted ahead of the upcoming deadline of 28 July.
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Wine range for dogs launched
11 July 2017

Following the opening of London’s first bar for dogs comes news of the launch of a non-alcoholic wine range for our four-legged friends.
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‘Tornado’ of hail hits Beaujolais vineyards
11 July 2017

Some of the Beaujolais 2017 harvest may have been lost after vineyards were hit by a torrent of summer hail.Hail stones damage Beaujolais vines, July 2017. Beaujolais vineyards hit by heavy storm...
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Southern Glazer's Accused of Fraud, Bullying
11 July 2017

US liquor distribution giant stands accused of unlawful and fraudulent business practices.
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SND: Bordeaux Sales to America Increase Thanks to Affordable Wines (Wine Spectator)
11 July 2017

The Côtes de Bordeaux category has grown 60 percent in five years
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Île-de-France winery launches donations appeal
10 July 2017

An urban winery in Paris has launched an appeal for donations as its founders seek to resurrect winemaking and viticulture in the Île-de-France.
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Rare stash of Madeira wine discovered by US museum
10 July 2017

A US museum has discovered a stash of Madeira wines dating back to the late 1700s, making them almost as old as the country they were found in.
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Vatican bans gluten free communion wine
10 July 2017

The Vatican has banned the use of gluten free bread and wine during holy communion – when Catholics believe the bread and wine turn into the body and blood of Christ. 
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Final call for Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2017 entries
10 July 2017

Final entries are now being accepted for The Drinks Business Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2017 ahead of the upcoming deadline of 1 August.
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Waitrose launches premium bag-in-box range
10 July 2017

Waitrose has launched a new premium bag-in-box wine range across its stores, to meet increasing demand for larger formats.
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Hatch Mansfield appoints new commercial manager
10 July 2017

Daniel Hart has joined UK drinks company Hatch Mansfield as its new commercial manager.
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The week’s top 10 most read
10 July 2017

We round up this week's most read articles on the drinks business including Harrods' new multi-million pound wine rooms and Moët Hennessy winning its case against auction house Acker Merrall & Condit.
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Romanian producer to build $100m distillery in NY
10 July 2017

One of Romania's largest spirits producers is plotting its expansion to the US, revealing plans to invest US$100 million in building a distillery in New York State. 
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Eva Ekeblad: The woman who turned potatoes into booze
10 July 2017

Today is the 293rd ‘birthday’ of the Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad, whose chief claim to fame is she discovered how to make alcohol and flour from potatoes.
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English wine industry now worth £132 million
10 July 2017

Emerging as one of the great wine success stories in recent years, the English wine industry grew its turnover by 16% last year to a record high of £132 million.
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Hidden paradises for wine lovers: Masciarelli Tenute Agricole
10 July 2017

Promotional featureIn one of Italy’s most hidden treasures, a wild region off the beaten track known as Abruzzo – less than one hour's drive from Rome towards the Adriatic Sea – Masciarelli Tenute Agricole has been producing top quality wines, oils and Grappa that reflect the bio-diversity of the territory for more than 30 years...Castello di Semivicoli In one of Italy’s mo...
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Jefford on Monday: Value in the Langhe
10 July 2017

Andrew Jefford catches up with Cinderellas old and new. Barbaresco Rabaja vineyard, one of the most prestigious in the region. Andrew Jefford on the hunt for value in Piedmont...
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Pope orders ‘natural’ wine for Holy Communion
10 July 2017

Vatican officials have told Catholic priests that wine used for Holy Communion must be 'natural' and should not be sour, and that they should avoid gluten-free bread.Pope Francis reminds priests of Holy wine responsibilities. And it shouldn't be sour, says Vatican...
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UK's Champagne Love Affair Cooling?
10 July 2017

Are British drinkers doing the unthinkable, and turning their backs on Champagne?
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Wine Legend: Château Pétrus 1945
09 July 2017

Why it makes the wine hall of fame... Find out what's behind the legendary status of Pétrus...
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Weekend Wine
09 July 2017

We start a new feature where Wine-Searcher staff suggest interesting wines to try.
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Rise of the super sommeliers
08 July 2017

Faster than a speeding bullet? Perhaps not, but the top modern proponents of what was once a staid profession have shot to prominence in ways that go far beyond the confines of the restaurant walls. Elin McCoy reports on this change...Arcane restaurant, Hong Kong. How things have changed...
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Who are the ‘super sommeliers’?
08 July 2017

Elin McCoy picks the names to know...A sommelier takes a bottle of wine in cellar at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. Some of the names to know...
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Rioja Wary of Barolo Trap
08 July 2017

Some growers are pointing to Italy in a bid to mitigate major changes in Spain's top region.
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2017 Harvest Report: La Niña Delivers Frost and Flame to Argentina and Chile (Wine Spectator)
08 July 2017

A hot, dry year lowered yields in South America’s top wine regions, but quality looks good
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Fake Krug 1947: LVMH claims victory over Acker Merrall
08 July 2017

Auction house Acker Merrall has admitted infringing on the trademarks of Moët Hennessy after it 'unintentionally' listed a counterfeit bottle of Krug Collection 1947 in a Hong Kong sale catalogue.Riddling racks in the Krug cellars in Champagne. Auction house admits 'unintentional' listing of counterfeit Krug...
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Highlights: Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 tasting
08 July 2017

Guests could enjoy over 150 silver, gold and platinum winning wines. At Vintners' Hall in London...
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db Eats: Henrietta
08 July 2017

db's Lucy Shaw heads to Ollie Dabbous' new venture, Henrietta in Covent Garden, for one of her most exciting meals of the year so far.
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Champagne and art: Inside the Perrier-Jouët Maison Belle Epoque
08 July 2017

Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has re-opened the Maison Belle Epoque after years of renovation – housing one of the largest private collections of French heritage Art Nouveau in Europe....The Maison Belle Epoque has reopened after years of renovation. One of Europe's largest private Art Nouveau collections...
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Celebrity wines quiz – Test your knowledge
08 July 2017

From film directors to golfers, many celebrities have invested in their own wines and vineyards. Can you match the people to the wines and the vineyards in this light-hearted quiz? Bottles of Armand de Brignac 'Ace of Spades' in the Cattier cellars near Reims. Can you match the wines to the stars?...
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The week in pictures
08 July 2017

This week includes the celebration of Champagne Lanson's 40th year at Wimbledon, Cloudy Bay's brand ambassador Ben Fogle taking to the waves, and the glamorous reopening of Perrier-Jouët's Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay.
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The week in pictures: Hong Kong
07 July 2017

From an Inner Mongolia wine tasting to a Wines of South Africa wine dinner, dbHK rounds up all the exciting events that got the Hong Kong wine crowd buzzing.
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Chinese customs reveal details of RMB 500m smuggling case
07 July 2017

New details released by Chinese Customs regarding a RMB 500 (US$73.5 million) smuggling case have revealed a sophisticated network of shell companies operating in both Tianjin and Beijing.
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Fine wine investment: risking it all
07 July 2017

All investment considerations revolve to some degree around the concept of risk. The fact of life is that it sits on the opposite side of the balance sheet from that much more desirable concept, reward.
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La Mission ‘clings’ to first status in ‘1855 re-classification’
07 July 2017

La Mission Haut-Brion is grimly clinging on in the top tier in Liv-ex’s biennial reassessment of the 1855 classification and Léoville Barton has moved from a third to a second growth.
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Nederburg calls for support for charity Qhubeka
07 July 2017

Nederburg, premium wine partner of Tour de France cycling squad Dimension Data, are asking for support as the team’s cyclists pedal in aid of the charity Qhubeka.
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Fine wine reverses April losses
07 July 2017

Gains of 1% and 1.1% respectively for the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 and 1000 indices have completely reversed a small April dip and leaves the secondary market in its highest position since October 2011.
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Constellation paid $60 million for Schrader
07 July 2017

Wine giant Constellation Brands paid $60 million to snap up Napa Valley Cabernet specialist Schrader Cellars earlier this month, it has been revealed.
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The week that was
07 July 2017

the drinks business presents this week’s round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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Entries now open for the Drinks Business Green Awards 2017
07 July 2017

Entries for The Drinks Business Green Awards 2017, which seek to raise awareness of green issues in the drinks trade and reward those who are leading the way in sustainability and environmental performance, are now open.
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The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Armand Rousseau
07 July 2017

Excellent vineyards and a commitment to terroir make this noted producer a magnet for Burgundy lovers.
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Unfiltered: $300 Million Warship Christened with $8 Wine (Wine Spectator)
07 July 2017

Advanced military R&D has discovered a surprising top wine for smashing on a ship's hull. Also in Unfiltered, Mariah Carey visits a Grand Award–winning wine cellar
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Exclusive: Constellation Paid $60 Million for Napa Cabernet Star Schrader (Wine Spectator)
07 July 2017

Sources tell Wine Spectator the company has no plans to change its new luxury brand
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Vaud wineries to visit near Lake Geneva
07 July 2017

In partnership with Lake Geneva Region Tourist OfficeLake Geneva Where to go during your trip...
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Lake Geneva restaurants: Dine like a local
07 July 2017

Five Lake Geneva insiders pick their favourite places in the region to wine and dine...Created in partnership with Lake Geneva Region Tourist Office Restaurant La Pêcherie Where the locals eat...
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Update: Oregon estate develops wines for release on Amazon
07 July 2017

Oregon's King Estate Winery has said that it has launched a range of wines 'from conception to release' with Amazon Wine, although the retailer has cautioned that it did not develop the brand.'Next' wines by King Vintners have only been released on Amazon. But Amazon says brand is not owned by the retailer...
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Turning Tables: Team Behind New York City's Rebelle Opens Restaurant in Philadelphia (Wine Spectator)
07 July 2017

We got all the wine-list details on Walnut Street Café. Plus, chef Francis Mallmann gets fired up in France, and Michael Mina enters the Chicago dining scene
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Restaurant Spotlight: Parkside (Wine Spectator)
07 July 2017

Dine like a local at one of Austin’s original farm-to-table concepts
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Moët Hennessy wins counterfeit case against Acker in Hong Kong
07 July 2017

Moët Hennessy has won a court case against wine auction house Acker Merrall & Condit concerning a counterfeit bottle of Krug Collection 1947 presented by the acution house in its sales catalogue in Hong Kong in September 2012.
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db Eats: Duck & Waffle Local
07 July 2017

db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Duck & Waffle Local in Piccadilly for cocktails on tap, duck in a myriad of guises and the fear-inducing ‘Full Elvis’.
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Researchers discover new species of ‘lager yeast’
06 July 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have uncovered a new species of brewing yeast that, due to its ability to withstand cooler conditions, is of particular interest to lager brewers. 
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Russians told to swap vodka for wine to boost health
06 July 2017

The head of the Russian Agriculture Ministry, Alexander Tkachyov, has encouraged the country's citizens to swap spirits for wine in a bid to boost their health. 
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Amazon launches wine range from Oregon
06 July 2017

Having just snapped up Whole Foods for a cool £10.7 billion, Amazon has moved into wine production with a range called ‘Next’ made in Oregon.
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Can wine labels be used more effectively?
06 July 2017

Marketing, advertising and research specialist Jonathan Cahill believes wine labels are missing a trick due to the "seeming reluctance to focus on the specific".
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Grapegrower awarded $7m in damages over spraying
06 July 2017

An Australian grape grower has been awarded more than AUS$7 million in damages after a court found its vineyard had been adversely affected by a neighbour spraying chemical herbicides. 
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Hong Kong’s Links Concept co-owner dies
06 July 2017

Patricio Cristian de la Fuente Saez, managing director and co-owner of Links Concept, a leading wine and spirits company in Hong Kong, has passed away at the age of 44 this week, dbHK has learned. 
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Delhi man gets a hole in his stomach after drinking cocktail
06 July 2017

A 30-year-old man from Delhi has ended up with a hole in his stomach after downing a cocktail without waiting for the liquid nitrogen to dissipate, reported Hindustan Times. 
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Anson: See who’s promoted in new Liv-ex ‘1855 classification’
06 July 2017

A new version of Bordeaux's 1855 classification drawn up by trading platform Liv-ex shows several promotions and a number of new entries. It also includes estates from California for the first time.Part of the original Bordeaux 1855 Classification. Jane Anson analyses Liv-ex's new version of Bordeaux hierarchy...
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Five new Marks & Spencer wines to try
06 July 2017

Decanter's Supermarket of the Year 2016 has just introduced some new wines to its range for the summer. Here are five that we recommend... Five M&S wines for 2017 recommended by Decanter;s Christelle Guibert...
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Super lots on offer at IMW benefit dinner
06 July 2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced the 'Super Lots' that will be on offer at benefit dinner and auction in November to raise money for its Endowment Fund.
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What to eat with sparkling wines – Summer pairing ideas
06 July 2017

Sparkling wine is the star of summer picnics and garden gatherings, but what’s best to eat with favourites like Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and English sparkling? We asked people behind the stands at Decanter's Sparkling Exploration tasting in London for their ideal pairings...Image Credit: Catherine Lowe - cathlowe.com Find the perfect summer pairing for your favourite glass of fizz...
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Pesticides Threat to Champagne Water Quality
06 July 2017

Intensive agricultural practices are causing concern as chemicals reach the water table.
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Wine Spectator Unveils 2017 Restaurant Award Winners (Wine Spectator)
06 July 2017

Magazine recognizes outstanding wine lists, with recipients hailing from all 50 states and 75 other countries
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Great rosé wines with food
06 July 2017

Don't make the mistake of thinking rosé wines are only good as a lightweight aperitif. Below, Fiona Beckett picks some of her favourite premium rosé wines from a recent
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What Wine Goes with Which Person? (Wine Spectator)
06 July 2017

Ask the dish. Or look at your guests.
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DWWA judge profile: Karl Arbin
06 July 2017

Karl Arbin is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Karl Arbin Originally a sommelier with experience in both England and France, Karl Arbin went on to work at the
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Malbec pioneer goes back to the future with Cahors vineyard deal
06 July 2017

Bodega Fabre Montmayou, the award-winning bodega in Argentina, has announced the purchase of several wineries in Cahors.A view of vineyards and the Lot river at Albas in Cahors. Pioneer in Argentina heads to Cahors...
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Demand for wine in northern China remains strong
05 July 2017

Demand for imported wines in northern China remains strong in the first half of the year, with the total value of wine imports going through Tianjin Port increasing by 41% during the period, while volumes declined.
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Alcohol ban fuels 7-Eleven closure in Indonesia
05 July 2017

PT Modern Internasional, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Indonesia, has announced the closure of all of its outlets across the country, likely to be the result of an alcohol ban imposed at mini markets, according to a report by Jakarta Post.
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Michelin acquires a 40% stake in The Wine Advocate
05 July 2017

French tire maker and restaurant guide publisher Michelin has acquired a 40% stake in US critic Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate for an undisclosed sum.
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Aqua Shard launches ‘wind up wind down’ cocktails
05 July 2017

London's Aqua Shard, located on level 31 of the Shard, has unveiled a series of late night cocktails designed to either invigorate and rejuvenate or to relax and soothe. 
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The Flying Winemaker gets Netflix deal
05 July 2017

Eddie McDougall, aka The Flying Winemaker, has signed a deal with Netflix to air his self-titled 13-part food and travel documentary series, which showcases Asian wine and food pairings as he ventures through China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.
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Michelin buys 40% of Wine Advocate
05 July 2017

Michelin, the French tyre manufacturer and owner of the acclaimed Michelin restaurant guides, has announced it is buying a 40% stake in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and the website RobertParker.com.The Ritz Restaurant London gained a Michelin star in the tyre maker's 2017 guide. Michelin buys its way into wine reviews...
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Guinness rolls out calorie labelling in Ireland
05 July 2017

Guinness has added nutritional and calorie information on pack, but only for 500ml cans in the Republic of Ireland, taking a further step toward fulfilling a pledge made in 2015 to provide such information for all of its products.
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How can the trade tap into a trend for zero proof ‘alcohol’?
05 July 2017

Lisa Desforges, strategy director at London design agency B&B studio, takes a look at the growing market for non-alcoholic beverages, and how the drinks trade can use marketing to capitalise on this tee-total trend.
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Harrods to invest millions in new wine rooms
05 July 2017

Luxury London department store Harrods is to open a new ‘multi-million pound’ wine and spirits area in spring next year, the drinks business can exclusively reveal.
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Chardonnay Joins the Bordeaux Club
05 July 2017

One of Bordeaux's top producers is bordering on sacrilege with his latest release.
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DWWA judge profile: Linda Jotham MW
05 July 2017

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UK wine industry votes for single representative body
05 July 2017

The United Kingdom Vineyards Association and English Wine Producers have voted to merge to form one single-industry representative body.
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DWWA judge profile: Lionel Periner
05 July 2017

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中国葡萄酒进口额继续下跌
05 July 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Litta Larsen
05 July 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Lukasz Walkowiak
05 July 2017

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Tuscan coast wine resort opens in Bolgheri
05 July 2017

A new wine 'town' with holograms of famous Italian winemakers, tastings, restaurants and self-catering apartments has opened in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast. Tourists encouraged to learn and taste at new Tuscan coast wine resort. Eat, sleep and taste wine on the Tuscan coast...
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DWWA judge profile: Maggie Macpherson
05 July 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Matt Deller MW
05 July 2017

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db Eats: Hawksmoor Borough
05 July 2017

db’s Lucy Shaw heads to the seventh incarnation of Hawskmoor in Borough for divine lobster, sublime steak and indecently good maple bacon donuts.
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Drinks trade backs $100m study on ‘drink a day’ advice
05 July 2017

The US-based National Institutes of Health is to launch a clinical study at a cost of $100m, backed by the drinks industry, that it hopes will settle the issue over whether a drink a day is good for you.
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Cambridgeshire reports rise in Prosecco-related crime
04 July 2017

Prosecco has now been linked to over 40 crimes in Cambridgeshire including assault and a threat to kill, according to the latest figures from Cambridgeshire police. 
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Villa Maria not threatening Sainsbury’s with legal action over label
04 July 2017

Despite reports to the contrary, Villa Maria is not threatening Sainsbury’s with legal action over the supermarket’s own-label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc called Villetta.
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DWWA judge profile: Michael Madrigale
04 July 2017

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db Brexit Interview: Miles Beale, WSTA
04 July 2017

Just over a year after the Brexit vote, db catches up with Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA),  to find out the latest developments in the aftermath of a chaotic general election. 
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DWWA judge profile: Nelson Guerreiro
04 July 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Raphaël Rodriguez
04 July 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Rebecca Gergely Ohayon
04 July 2017

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Spanish vineyards in danger from drought
04 July 2017

A lack of rain in Spain could spell disaster for both grape and olive growers this year as soaring temperatures wreak havoc across vineyards and olive groves.
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Heavy-drinking Europeans most prone to digestive cancers
04 July 2017

A recent study has found that Europeans' high alcohol intake puts them at higher risk of developing digestive cancers.
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Kumala adds Fairtrade wines
04 July 2017

The UK’s biggest South African wine brand, Kumala, is rolling out a new Fairtrade wine in collaboration with The Co-op.
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Bordeaux 2016: HK’s wine merchants cautious after EP 2010
04 July 2017

As the 2016 en primeur draws to a close, Hong Kong and China's wine merchants are showing more caution towards this year’s campaign, prompted by price increases and lack of return.
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DWWA judge profile: Richard Maltby
04 July 2017

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Australia named country of honour for Vinexpo Hong Kong
04 July 2017

Vinexpo will highlight the wines and winemakers of Australia at its next event in Hong Kong, with the trade fair naming it as the country of honour for 2018 – the show's 20th edition in the city.
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DWWA judge profile: Robbie Toothill
04 July 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Robert McNulty
04 July 2017

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The World's Most Wanted Bourbons
04 July 2017

A look at the most popular US wines changed tack sharply once we removed a key parameter.
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DWWA judge profile: Romain Bourger
04 July 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Simon Milroy
04 July 2017

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Borough Wines to open tenth store
04 July 2017

Borough Wines is set to open its tenth London store, in Turnham Green, this month as it spreads across the south-west of London.
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Value of China’s wine imports continue to decline
04 July 2017

The value of wine imported into China dropped again this month, continuing its downward trend into the fifth month of the year, albeit it at a slower pace than in previous months.
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John Kapon: the ‘ghost’ of Kurniawan is behind us
03 July 2017

John Kapon, chairman of the American auction house Acker Merrall & Condit, is eager to move on from the 'old ghosts' of the Rudy Kurniawan trial with a renewed focus on Asia.
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Sainsbury’s not moving away from Fairtrade wine
03 July 2017

The Fairtrade Foundation has said there is “no indication” that UK retailer Sainsbury’s is considering axing the Fairtrade label on some of its wines and moving to its own 'fairly traded' scheme, despite the retailer launching a pilot scheme for its teas last month.
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How can wine capitalise on Brits’ hunger for snacking?
03 July 2017

Neil Anderson, of UK distributor Kingsland Drinks, assesses the UK's growing appetite for snacking and small plates and the decline of the sit down meal, asking how the wine industry can adapt to capitalise on changing eating habits.
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Villa Maria threatens Sainsbury’s with legal action over label
03 July 2017

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria could take legal action against UK supermarket Sainsbury's if it does not remove its own-label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from its shelves, claiming that it bears a strikingly similar resemblance to its own brand.
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Carlsberg buys London Fields Brewery
03 July 2017

Carlsberg UK has acquired London Fields Brewery and will operate the business in a joint venture with New York's Brooklyn Brewery. 
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Moldovans show support for ‘Wine of Moldova’ Airport
03 July 2017

More than 8,000 Moldovans have voted to rename their country's capital airport 'Wine of Moldova Airport', in support of the country's growing wine industry. 
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Duck & Waffle launches single ingredient cocktails
03 July 2017

Closed-loop cocktail pioneer Rich Woods has launched a menu of single ingredient cocktails at Duck & Waffle made with every part of the ingredient.
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Champagne Drappier buys vineyard to offset losses from frost
03 July 2017

Champagne Drappier has bought 6.5 hectares of vineyards in its home village of Urville in the Côte des Bar, following two consecutive years of diminished supply due to spring frosts.
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Jefford on Monday: The rosé which wasn’t pink enough
03 July 2017

Andrew Jefford chats with the Brunier brothers of Domaine les Pallières in Gigondas... The politics of rosé colour. The politics of wine colour...
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Full Speed Ahead for Jackson Family Wines
03 July 2017

Barbara Banke is one of California wine's biggest global investors, but she has no intention of slowing down.
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Gerard Basset receives OIV MSc in Wine Management
03 July 2017

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Wine Legend: Gaja, Barbaresco 2001
02 July 2017

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Terra restaurant, St Helena – Review
02 July 2017

William Kelley gives his verdict on Terra... William Kelley gives his verdict on Terra...
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Château Roc de Cambes : the junior Tertre Rôteboeuf
01 July 2017

A recent tasting hosted by François Mitjavile and Corney & Barrow in London showcased 20 vintages of Château Roc de Cambes, from 1995 to 2015. Stephen Brook had the tough task of picking his top five... Stephen Brook picks his five favourite vintages of Roc des Cambes...
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Putting Lower Alcohol Wine on the Map
01 July 2017

Napa and Sonoma get their own classification – by alcohol level.
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Sweet wine quiz – Test your knowledge
01 July 2017

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The week in pictures
30 June 2017

This week witnessed a Champagne Lanson-fuelled pop-up featuring celebrity US chef Wolfgang Puck, the opening of a robot-staffed bar in Las Vegas and Yogaritas, combining yoga and margaritas.
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db Drinks: Scout
30 June 2017

db's Lucy Shaw heads to seasonal cocktail specialist Scout in Shoreditch for strawberry ferments, a caramelised parsnip and brown butter Old Fashioned, and spicy sobresada on sourdough.
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Top drinks-related facts about Fourth of July
30 June 2017

To mark the United States' 241st year of Independence on Tuesday, we have sifted through its history to bring you a selection of little-known facts, shining a light on how alcohol has helped shape and celebrate the formation of this great nation.
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González Byass to open ‘Tio Pepe’ hotel in Jerez
30 June 2017

Spanish wine, sherry and brandy producer González Byass is to create a boutique hotel in Jerez, which may be branded Tio Pepe, after the company’s famous fino.
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Lanson marks 40 years at Wimbledon
30 June 2017

Champagne Lanson prepares to celebrate its 40th-associated year at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships which begin on 3 July.
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Moldova gets first ‘wine airport’
30 June 2017

The residents of Moldova have shown their support for the country’s wine industry by voting to rename the capital’s airport, ‘Wines of Moldova Airport’. The 'Wines of Moldova' airport. The 'Wines of Moldova' airport...
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Six recommended Wine Society new releases
30 June 2017

A recent tasting of the Wine Society's new releases turned up a few gems. Here are our top six... Six new wines to try from the Wine Society...
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Japanese scientists find link between alcohol and ageing
30 June 2017

A study by a group of scientists from Japans’ Kobe University have found that the more alcohol people drink, the faster they will likely to age.
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Albiera to become Antinori’s first female CEO
30 June 2017

Albiera Antinori is to take over from her father, the Marchese Piero Antinori, and will become the first female CEO of the family-run company in its 632-year history.
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NYC cocktail bar to debut Negroni fountain
30 June 2017

We've had the wine fountain in Italy, now a cocktail bar in New York's Little Italy is to set to unveil a Negroni fountain that spills forth the classic Italian apéritif.
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Week in Pictures: Hong Kong
30 June 2017

We rounded up the highlights from this week's drinks trade in Hong Kong including our Asian Sauvignon Blanc/Rielsing Masters competition and plenty of bubbles for the summer.
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The week that was
30 June 2017

the drinks business presents this week’s round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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Coombeshead Farm restaurant, Cornwall – Review
30 June 2017

Fiona Beckett gives her verdict on Coombeshead Farm...Coombeshead Farm Fiona Beckett gives her verdict on Coombeshead Farm...
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Space wine is possible, but far far away
30 June 2017

“Veggie”, NASA's space cultivation department, talks about the feasibility of making wine in space...China's 'space palace', Tiangong-2, has lift-off... Is it possible...?
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Sommelier Talk: Lessons in Wine at the Greenbrier, Historic 'America's Resort' (Wine Spectator)
30 June 2017

Brian McClure, a former history teacher, preserves the past and focuses on the future as beverage director at the 18th-century Alleghenies resort
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The World's Most Wanted Wines
30 June 2017

We round up our look at what people are searching for with the most popular wines overall.
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Unfiltered: Le Terminateur Heads to Cheval-Blanc; University Wine Whizzes Face Off at Lafite (Wine Spectator)
30 June 2017

Also in Unfiltered, wine's place-name police deputize Texas and a good dog does double-duty at Honig
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Four Men Convicted of Assaulting French Wine Collector in Attempted Cellar Robbery (Wine Spectator)
30 June 2017

Michel-Jack Chasseuil has spent his life building a renowned collection; criminals almost killed him trying to get the cellar key
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Five Restaurants Join the Ranks of Wine Spectator Grand Award Winners in 2017 (Wine Spectator)
30 June 2017

Dining spots in Beverly Hills, Boston, New York, Paris and Sweden capture Wine Spectator's highest honor for wine-list excellence
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Fujino: ‘Koshu has long ageing potential’
30 June 2017

Koshu, the indigenous white grape variety in Japan, which is generally known for its mild flavours and low alcohol, has the potential for long ageing, according to the winemaker at one of Japan’s largest producers.
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Charles Banks sentenced to four years
30 June 2017

Ex-Screaming Eagle owner and winery investor Charles Banks has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for wire fraud.Charles Banks has invested strongly in wine. After pleading guilty to fraud...
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Tequila body threatens to sue Heineken
29 June 2017

The Tequila Regulatory Council is threatening to sue Dutch brewer Heineken over its use of the word 'Tequila' in its Tequila-flavoured Desperados beer brand.
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Welsh mineral water signs deal with Italian MotoGP rider
29 June 2017

Official water of the drinks business, Tŷ Nant, has signed a sponsorship deal with Italian MotoGP World Championship rider Danilo Petrucci.
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Schwarzenegger made Bordeaux wine ‘ambassador’
29 June 2017

Action movie star and former ‘governator’ of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been made an ambassador for the region by Le Grand Conseil des Vins de Bordeaux.
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Canti fuels latest fad in Italian fizz: Prosecco over ice
29 June 2017

Canti Prosecco has created the latest fad in Italian fizz with its ‘Ice’ variant ­– the first big brand Prosecco designed for drinking over ice.
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Canned wine sells out at Trader Joe’s
29 June 2017

American grocery store chain Trader Joe’s has sold out of its canned wine range, Simpler Wines, after unprecedented demand for the $3.99 four-packs.
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Whisky found stashed on warship after 35 years
29 June 2017

A small bottle of Canadian whisky that was hidden on an Australian warship for 35 years has finally been discovered.
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Cocktail bar reunited with stolen severed toe
29 June 2017

An appeal for the return of a dried up human toe, stolen from a bar that uses it to garnish its Sourtoe cocktail, has been successful, with the severed digit mailed back to its owner by a remorseful thief.
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Hoppers launches second London site
29 June 2017

One of London’s most popular restaurants, Sri Lankan pancake specialist Hoppers, is to open a second London site, only this time it takes reservations.
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Rosé deodorant launched
29 June 2017

We’ve had rosé-flavoured gummy bears and rosé slushies, and now you can even smell like your favourite pink drink, with the launch of a rosé deodorant.
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Anson: The Place de Bordeaux opens its doors a little wider
29 June 2017

The latest international name to be on the Place to Bordeaux...The latest addition to the Place de Bordeaux The latest international name to be on the Place to Bordeaux...
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An interview and tasting with Jean-Louis Chave
29 June 2017

Family-owned Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is one of the finest and oldest estates in the northern Rhône. John Livingstone-Learmonth catches up with the man himself... John Livingstone-Learmonth catches up with Rhône royalty, Jean-Louis Chave...
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Wine Tycoon Gets Four Years for Fraud
29 June 2017

Charles Banks learns his fate in a Texas courtroom for defrauding an NBA legend.
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Liquor Laws Outpaced by Technology
29 June 2017

As the number of delivery apps in the US grows, players are trying to sort out the rules.
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Wine Executive Charles Banks Sentenced to Four Years for Defrauding NBA's Tim Duncan (Wine Spectator)
29 June 2017

The former financial adviser pleaded guilty to defrauding retired NBA star Tim Duncan; his partnership at Mayacamas Vineyards is also in jeopardy
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Michael Bond: Top wine quotes from the Monsieur Pamplemousse stories
29 June 2017

Author Michael Bond, who passed away this week, is best known for creating Paddington Bear. But one of his other characters, Monsieur Pamplemousse, and his pet dog, Pommes Frites, knew their wine... Some of the top quotes...
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Tickets for fourth Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter go on sale
29 June 2017

Decanter announces today (28 June) that it will hold its fourth Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong on 18 November 2017.Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter 2017 Press Conference Decanter returns to Shanghai...
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Château accommodation in Bordeaux – Living the dream
29 June 2017

Gone are the days when Bordeaux didn’t ‘do’ tourism. Whether it’s a week getting closer to nature among the vines or a weekend break surrounded by the splendour of a classed growth château, with an intimate wine tasting thrown in, Sophie Kevany’s black book is bursting with ideas... Gone are the days when Bordeaux didn’t ‘do’ tourism. Whether i...
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Scotland’s first organic whisky distillery opens
29 June 2017

A distillery claiming to be Scotland's first fully organic whisky distillery has officially opened, three months after starting production.
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Top 5 biggest price increases of Bordeaux 2016
28 June 2017

The five biggest price hikes (on paper) from the recent 2016 Bordeaux en primeur campaign.
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Uncorked: Katsuhisa Fujino of Château Mercian
28 June 2017

Katsuhisa Fujino, the chief winemaker at one of Japan's largest wineries Château Mercian, reveals his goal to turn the Kyushu region into a 'Wine Kingdom' in Japan and his friendship with the late Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux.
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Dynasty to sell off Tianjin winery facilities
28 June 2017

China's Dynasty Fine Wines has put its winery and part of its winery facility in its home base Tianjin up for sale for a total of RMB 400 million (US$58.7 million), as the company's financial woes deepen.
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What’s your insurance policy when the light goes out?
28 June 2017

Neil Davidson, managing director of London-based marketing agency HeyHuman, assesses the impact of ever tighter controls on tobacco advertising, the knock on effects for alcohol what it means for brand owners seeking to devise an effective marketing strategy.
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Student creates ‘probiotic’ beer
28 June 2017

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have created a sour beer that is good for your gut.
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Temper to open second site focused on gin and curry
28 June 2017

Chef Neil Rankin, the mastermind behind London's barbecue-based meat metropolis Temper, is to open a second site in the City specialising in curry cooked over an open fire pit, New World wines and gin.
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Carlsberg unveils ‘pioneering’ beer for HK
28 June 2017

Carlsberg Hong Kong has collaborated with New York beer brewer Brooklyn Brewery to create a craft beer called HK YAU brewed in Hong Kong exclusively for the city’s beer drinkers.
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Craft fights back against ‘big beer’ with independent seal
28 June 2017

The US Brewer's Association (BA) has introduced a new seal to indicate craft beers that have been brewed by independent brewers in response to the number of big beer owners snapping up craft breweries and releasing their own 'craft beer' brands.
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Organic Masters 2017: results and analysis
28 June 2017

We bring you the results of our inaugural Organic Masters – a competition designed to identify the best wines currently being made with certified-organic grapes.
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China takes new steps towards quality wine production, creating an ‘estate wine’ trademark
28 June 2017

Sixteen wineries in China are set to be granted an ‘estate wine’ trademark, as part of government efforts to establish official quality standards for those producing wines from their own vineyards. Sixteen wineries in China are set to be granted an ‘estate wine’ trademark, as part of government efforts to establish official quality standards for those producing wines from t...
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Greek grapes: What to look out for
28 June 2017

Whether trying Greek wines abroad or finding imported wines, explore some of these Greek grape varieties that make these wines great...Assyrtiko growing in Kavala, Macedonia, Greece Try some of these...
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Spain's Most Wanted Wines
28 June 2017

If you think you know what the most searched-for Spanish wines are, you're probably right.
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Grape Compounds May Help Fight Colon Cancer (Wine Spectator)
28 June 2017

A study analyzing the combined effects of resveratrol and grapeseed extract shows encouraging signs for health-conscious wine drinkers
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DWWA judge profile: Taina Vilkuna
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Tamas Czinki
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Tim Triptree
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Tim Hall
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Treve Ring
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Victoria Burt MW
28 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Vincenzo Arnese
28 June 2017

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DWWA Judge profile: Ying Guo
28 June 2017

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8 & $20 Recipe: Venezuelan Chicken Salad Arepas with a Douro White Wine (Wine Spectator)
28 June 2017

Stuff these simple, satisfying cornmeal cakes with a creamy chicken and apple salad, topped with cheese and avocado, and complemented by a Portuguese white
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Vinexpo Brings the Wine World Together (Wine Spectator)
28 June 2017

Vintners from more than 40 nations gather to talk business and celebrate a vibrant industry
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English wine producers ‘optimistic’ following UK heatwave
28 June 2017

English wine producers say they are more optimistic about this year’s harvest following last week’s heatwave, which has helped to mitigate the damage done to vineyards from the late Spring frosts.
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China to certify 16 ‘estate wine’ producers
28 June 2017

Sixteen wineries from China’s Beijing, Hebei, Xinjiang and Ningxia provinces, believed to represent a higher quality of domestic wine production, are set to be certified as ‘estate wine’ producers.
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Top 10 peculiar Prosecco products
27 June 2017

the drinks business rounds up 10 of the most peculiar Prosecco-related products that have made the headlines.
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Cava posts slow but steady growth in 2016
27 June 2017

Cava shipments topped 245 million bottles in 2016, according to the latest figures from the DO Cava – the region's regulatory body for the Spanish sparkler – increasing by a modest 0.42% compared with the previous year.
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Château Soutard owner buys neighbouring Château Petit Faurie de Soutard
27 June 2017

The two chateaux are neighbours in St-Émilion...The owners of Château Soutard, pictured, have bought Château Petit Faurie de Soutard. The two chateaux are neighbours in St-Émilion...
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Westwell launches England’s ‘first’ amphora wine
27 June 2017

English winery Westwell has released what it says is likely the UK’s first wine to be fermented in a terracotta amphora.
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Supermarkets sales see “marked turnaround”, with online also up 11%
27 June 2017

UK supermarket sales have seen a “marked turnaround”, up 5% in the last 12 weeks, the fastest rate in five year, while online sales also grew ahead of the market at 11%, the latest data from Kantar has shown.
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Landlord shuts pub after punters break swearing ban
27 June 2017

A landlord kicked out all of his customers and shut his pub for five days after overhearing some of his punters using expletives, breaking the company's zero-tolerance policy on bad language.
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Nasa: It’s possible to make wine in space
27 June 2017

We’ve had Cabernet Sauvignon vines sent into space and now a NASA scientist has claimed that it’s possible to make wine in space with the right technology.
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HDH holds on to US market lead
27 June 2017

Hart Davis Hart has said it has retained its position as the leading fine wine auctioneer in the US in the first part of the year.
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Pub first in UK to be granted full zoo licence
27 June 2017

A pub in Kent has become the first in the UK to be awarded a zoo licence, allowing it to display its collection of exotic animals to the public from its back garden.
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White Burgundy 2008 revisited on their ninth birthday
27 June 2017

William Kelley takes a look at how white Burgundy from the 2008 vintage has evolved with Sarah Marsh MW and David Robert MW... White Burgundy 2008 tasting notes below In April, a tasting of white Burgundies from 2008, organised by Sarah Marsh MW
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Armagnac: The beautiful, high-class brandy steeped in history and tradition
27 June 2017

Nick Hammond visits the land of musketeers, bullfighting, foie gras and canard, where Armagnac is painstakingly crafted just as it has been for hundreds of years. Armagnac This article originally appeared on CountryLife.com. Sleepy Blonde d’Aquitaine cows, beefy in every respect, chew the cud. A bull
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The World's Most Wanted Rosés
27 June 2017

Summer is rosé season, but search figures show that drinking pink is becoming a year-round pleasure.
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Schrader sale to Constellation: Why no one should be surprised
27 June 2017

Constellation's deal to buy out cult wine Schrader Cellars fits with an acquisition trend in US wine that is driven by ageing winery owners, good investment conditions and a thirst for higher class wines, according to one senior analyst. Reporting by Chris Mercer in London and William Kelley in Napa. Schrader wines Part of a larger acquisition trend in US wine...
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French Crémant – Beyond Champagne
27 June 2017

French Crémant such as Crémant de Loire and Crémant de Bourgogne can offer good value versus Champagne and a different style to Prosecco. Decanter's Tasting team make some recommendations...Crémant de Bourgogne from Cave de Lugny. Often overlooked in favour of Champagne and Prosecco, it's time to rediscover these fabulous French sparkling wines...
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French billionaire unveiled as backer of online retailer
27 June 2017

A French billionaire has emerged as a major backer of online wine retailer, 31Dover.com.
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Coravin to become ‘the Nespresso of wine’
26 June 2017

Coravin’s CEO, Fred Levy, has bold ambitions for the brand and wants to turn the gadget into “the Nespresso of wine” used in kitchens all over the world.
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Christie’s sets new records at NYC sale
26 June 2017

Auction house Christie’s has said it set new records for Jacques Selosse, Domaine Leroy and Madeira at its recent two-day sale in New York.
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Brewers fail to hold ‘p*ss up in a brewery’
26 June 2017

Nottingham’s Black Iris Brewery was unable to host its ‘p*ss up in a brewery’ after failing to obtain the appropriate licence in time.
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Older drinkers targeted in Drinkaware five-year plan
26 June 2017

UK alcohol charity Drinkaware has launched a new five-year strategy, with growing levels of alcohol abstinence among the young prompting it to shift its focus toward the prevention of harmful consumption among older drinkers.
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Natural wine fair RAW expands to Los Angeles
26 June 2017

Natural and artisan wine show RAW is expanding to the West Coast with a new show in Los Angeles on the back of strong demand from West Coast importers, distributors and growers.
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Berkmann Cellars’ Jacquie Kay passes away
26 June 2017

Jacquie Kay, long-serving sales director of UK wine merchant Berkmann Wine Cellars, has passed away following a private battle with cancer.
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Vinexpo 2017 in pictures
26 June 2017

Last week the great and good of the wine trade descended on a sweltering Bordeaux for Vinexpo - we bring you the highlights from the show, including Château Latour's spectacular gala dinner.
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Five jailed over failed £50m Chasseuil wine heist
26 June 2017

Five men have been jailed for their part in a failed attempt to break into the wine cellar of famed collector Michel-Jack Chasseuil, who was threatened with a Kalashnikov rifle during the terrifying ordeal in 2014.
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Asia the future for Jacob’s Creek?
26 June 2017

Ben Bryant, the chief winemaker of Australia's biggest wine brand Jacob's Creek, has tipped Asia as its future growth engine, and one where the wine brand has already become the number one imported wine in India.
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Jefford on Monday: Alsace notebook
26 June 2017

Andrew Jefford salutes a region facing - and embracing - change.Rangen de Thann grand cru vines in Alsace. Jefford on the Alsace grand cru debate...
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Hervé Berland to oversee Clos Rougeard and Château Montrose
26 June 2017

Following the announcement last week of the Clos Rougeard purchase by Martin and Olivier Bouygues, Decanter.com can confirm that Hervé Berland, CEO of Château Montrose in St Estèphe, will extend his role to also oversee the Loire estate. Following news of the sale...
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Australia's Most Wanted Wines
26 June 2017

A look at Australia's most searched-for wines throws up some surprises, but not much variety.
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Wine Legend: Krug 1928
25 June 2017

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame... Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame...
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La Poja vertical: The rebel of Valpolicella
24 June 2017

Aldo Fiordelli takes a closer look at a real rarity; a "cru" wine produced in Valpolicella.La Poja (top right). A La Poja vertical, Aldo Fiordelli takes a closer look at a real rarity; a "cru" wine produced in Valpolicella by Allegrini...
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Whatever Happened to California Syrah?
24 June 2017

It was once the Next Big Thing, but producers, retailers and consumers seem confused by it.
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Château Montrose Owner Buys Clos Rougeard (Wine Spectator)
24 June 2017

Bordeaux's Martin and Olivier Bouygues have acquired the cult Cabernet Franc estate in France's Loire Valley
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Chef Hugh Acheson’s 4th of July Grilled Steak Recipe and 14 Outstanding Red Wines (Wine Spectator)
24 June 2017

Serve this mouthwatering tri-tip sirloin with a crisp Mediterranean salad. Plus, 14 outstanding red wines recommended for pairing
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Clos Rougeard sold to French billionaire Bouygues brothers
24 June 2017

Cult estate in the Loire, Clos Rougeard, has been sold to the Bouygues brothers, regulars on the France rich-list and current owners of Château Montrose in Bordeaux. Clos Rougeard is one of the Loire's best known names. Château Montrose owners buy cult Loire estate...
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Portugal wine quiz – Test your knowledge
24 June 2017

Portugal has long been known for its famed fortified wine, Port. Yet it is so much more. Light, expressive whites, long lived reds and plenty of styles to explore and enjoy. How much do you know about Portuguese wine?Credit: Wine Tourism in Portugal Are you knowledgeable about all things Portuguese or is it all about Port for you? Let’s see how you do
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Montrose confirms Clos Rougeard acquisition
24 June 2017

The billionaire owners of Château Montrose have acquired the famous Loire estate Clos Rougeard it has been confirmed.
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The week in pictures
24 June 2017

From the resurrection of Lily Bollinger's bicycle and the first ever London Burgundy Week to the Best UK Sommelier Villa Sandi Award – the high temperatures haven't stopped the drinks industry this week.
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Chadwick: Sweetness takes away from drinkability
23 June 2017

Eduardo Chadwick of Errazuriz is keen to take his top drop, Viñedo Chadwick, in a fresh direction with a focus on drinkability rather than ripeness.
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Great value Champagne made by growers – panel tasting results
23 June 2017

Step outside of the usual brands and see some of the great things Champagne growers are doing on their own. Our experts praised these non-vintage grower Champagnes for their individuality and value in the July 2017 issue of Decanter magazine. The top wine was under £30-a-bottle...
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Week in pictures: Hong Kong
23 June 2017

This week, we bring to you some of the hit events in the drinks industry, from Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter's masterclass to a wine and art pairing tasting hosted by The Flying Winemaker Eddie McDougall.
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Uncorked: Benoit Bigot
23 June 2017

Benoit Bigot, head sommelier at Sühring restaurant in Bangkok, reveals how a "UFO" domaine in Alsace sparked his love of wine and why he would compare himself to a natural wine from Le Casot des Mailloiles.
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Fergus Henderson inspires charity ride
23 June 2017

Wine writer Jim Budd and his partner Carole Macintyre have completed a charity bike ride from Bordeaux to the Languedoc in support of Parkinson’s UK.
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The week that was
23 June 2017

the drinks business presents this week’s round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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UK heatwave sends Provence rosé sales soaring
23 June 2017

Supermarkets and wine merchants have seen a strong increase in rosé sales in the UK during a heatwave that culminated in the hottest day for 40 years. Rosé sales have soared over the hot weather. Hot weather leads to rosé sales spike...
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首届db亚洲商业大奖出炉
23 June 2017

db杂志日前正式发布首届2017年亚洲商业大奖(The Drinks Business Asian Awards),旨在认可及表彰亚洲区域(包括澳大利亚和新西兰)饮品领域内的杰出表现者。
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南非DGB与中粮签署代理协议
23 June 2017

南非最大的独立葡萄酒、烈酒和精酿啤酒生产商DGB Pty Ltd近日宣布已与中粮集团签署独家代理协议。中国正成为南非葡萄酒按销量划分的最大亚洲市场,是南非总体出口的第六大出口市场。
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Asia’s Best 50 bars 2017 unveiled
23 June 2017

We took a look at these exceptional watering holes on the mainland and in Hong Kong that made onto this year's Asia’s 50 Best Bars list.
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The World's Most Wanted Pinot Gris
23 June 2017

There's a definite division when it comes to Pinot Gris, but you can't deny the variety's popularity.
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Unfiltered: Lewis Black and Loring Go Noir; Fake Prince Cons Winery (Wine Spectator)
23 June 2017

A comedian, a conman, an urgent call for wine heard 3 millennia later, and a Homicide Hunter gets his wine, all in this week's Unfiltered
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Santa Cruz Mountains producers to know
23 June 2017

William Kelley picks the names to look out for...Rhys Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains Santa Cruz Mountains producers to know Santa Cruz Mountains at a glance Established: 1981 Location The appellation encompasses approximately 194,250ha
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Vionta – The Freixenet family’s Galician adventure
23 June 2017

Promotional featureThe view from the terrace at Vionta is so lovely it’s hard to imagine anyone gets any work done. Far better to stand and gaze out across the valley of vineyards which stretches out down the slope in front of the winery. The light catches the glint of the river that once powered the water mill (this is the land of water mills, as well as vines). In the distance is the Atlan...
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Alternative Australia
23 June 2017

Promotional featureIf you think Australia is only about Chardonnay, Cabernet and Shiraz, then think again. From Assyrtiko to Zweigelt, Australia is bursting with new arrivals and lesser known grape varieties, which are grabbing the attention of critics, sommeliers and wine drinkers around the world. Chalmers Heathcote Try these varieties....
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Turning Tables: Napa Valley's Restaurant at Meadowood Opens Casual Spin-Off (Wine Spectator)
23 June 2017

Charter Oak focuses on family-style dining. Plus, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's newest hotel restaurants, and Eleven Madison Park's Hamptons outpost debuts
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Restaurant Spotlight: White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails (Wine Spectator)
23 June 2017

Pair wine or whiskey with elevated soul food at this Atlanta hotspot
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Toulouse wine tour: Gaillac travel guide
23 June 2017

Andy Howard picks where to stay, eat and visit....Hôtel des Consuls, Castelnau-de-Montmiral Where to eat and stay....
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Tim Stanley-Clarke dies
23 June 2017

A much admired member of the UK trade and leading Port expert, Tim Stanley-Clarke, has passed away.
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New guide to the ‘cradle of wine’ released
22 June 2017

A new book on the wines and winemaking culture of Georgia by award-winning wine writer Miquel Hudin has been released.
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Further evidence pre-Roman Britons had wine culture
22 June 2017

The discovery of Roman pottery in a Celtic village in southwestern England suggests ancient Britain’s trading links with mainland Europe were more extensive and that wine drinking was more common than previously thought in pre-Roman Britain.
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What do Putin, Mouton Rothschild and a new luxury vodka have in common?
22 June 2017

A luxury vodka launch at Vinexpo this week has brought together two former top level employees from Mouton Rothschild and a powerful Russian family with connections to Vladimir Putin.
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Diageo’s Distill Ventures launches non-alcoholic drinks fund
22 June 2017

Distill Venture, Diageo's spirits innovation company, has announced a new business acceleration fund to mentor and support non-alcoholic drinks.
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Antonini: Uruguay’s wine future lies in Garzon
22 June 2017

The future of premium winemaking in Uruguay lies in the village of Garzon rather than Canelones, where Tannat has traditionally been made, according to Alberto Antonini.
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Vinexpo Bordeaux reports successful 19th year
22 June 2017

Vinexpo Bordeaux, which this year took place from 18 to 21 June, was attended by over 2,300 exhibitors from over 40 countries, with final visitor numbers expected next week.
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Love Wine promotes award-winning wines
22 June 2017

Buy award-winning wines from Love Wine this summerVisit Jersey’s Love Wine this summer and have the chance to buy 48 award-winning wines from this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards
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Diageo buys George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila for $1 billion
22 June 2017

Casamigos, the Tequila brand co-founded by Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, has been sold to drinks giant Diageo for up to $1 billion.
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Anson: So Brexit is happening – what next for the wine trade?
22 June 2017

Jane Anson reports on a debate at Vinexpo in Bordeaux on the possible Brexit fallout for the wine trade, as UK and European Union officials begin talks.Theresa May said that the UK was prepared to leave the single market. How the wine trade is shaping up for Brexit...
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France is Britons’ favourite country to visit for food – survey
22 June 2017

And dining options were a key aspect of planning a holiday for around one third of people questioned, according to OpenTable. Auberge la Reine Jeanne, Provence The favourite place to visit for food...
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The Drinks Business Asian Awards launched
22 June 2017

The drinks business is now accepting entries for The Drinks Business Asian Awards 2017, the Asian edition of the highly acclaimed The Drinks Business Awards, designed to recognise and reward top performers in the drinks industry within Asia.
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Drinking Champagne the Warriors Way
22 June 2017

Golden State fan W. Blake Gray spoils his darling wife with a bottle of $1200 celebratory fizz.
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St. Francis Winery President Christopher Silva Dies at 52 (Wine Spectator)
22 June 2017

Charismatic leader guided the Sonoma winery for two decades, establishing its sustainability program and promoting the region's wines
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Operations director leaves Majestic
22 June 2017

Majestic has confirmed that its operations director Rob Farnworth, who had recently taken on more responsibility following the departure of MD John Colley, has today left the business.
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Philipponnat Champagne: For those in-the-know
22 June 2017

Read about the history of the Philipponnat Champagne house, including its coveted Clos des Goisses vineyard, and find out which wines our expert, Michael Edwards, rated most highly in a recent tasting hosted by the merchant Justerini & Brooks in London. Read the history and see Michael Edwards' latest ratings...
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Antonini: Too many people are making Justin Bieber wines
22 June 2017

Too many producers are so concerned about what the market wants that they are making commercially focused “Justin Bieber” wines according to Italian winemaker and consultant Alberto Antonini.
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iDealwine assesses the wines of Clos de La Roche
22 June 2017

Deep in colour and full bodied with opulent aromas, the wines of Clos de la Roche have become popular with collectors in recent years. iDealwine assesses how it has fared in auctions and gauges its potential.
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Felix Solis boosts ‘heinous’ low-alcohol category with new range
21 June 2017

Félix Solís has teamed up with Tesco to launch three wines containing just 0.5% alcohol, admitting that the category has been "heinous" for wine lovers.
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Bar for dogs to open in Chelsea
21 June 2017

It might seem like a barking idea, but a ‘Pawsecco’ bar aimed at dogs is due to open in the London borough of Chelsea this week.
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Fine wine investment: was 2016 EP a failure?
21 June 2017

Now that the en primeur season is behind us it is interesting to reflect that many commentators are talking as though it has been something of a failure – but we beg to differ.
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Majestic appoints new head buyer
21 June 2017

Majestic has promoted Cat Lomax to head up its wine buying across the group, following the departure of Matt Pymm.
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The Benevolent to hold bike ride in memory of Dan Townsend
21 June 2017

The brainchild of Conviviality PLC’s Andrew Shaw and Hatch Mansfield’s Philip Tuck MW, The Benevolent will hold a charity bike ride in memory of former chairman and Treasury Wine MD, Dan Townsend.
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Screw cap wine: 10 top choices
21 June 2017

No need for a corkscrew with these top wines... No need for a corkscrew...
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Heineken becomes first booze brand to sign up to Amazon Dash
21 June 2017

Heineken has become the first booze company to sign up to Amazon Dash to provide 'beer at the touch of a button’, in a move that is likely to prompt others major drinks brands to follow suit, according to analysts.
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Liv-ex launches Wine Matcher
21 June 2017

Liv-ex has launched its latest artificial intelligence tool for the fine wine trade – Wine Matcher.
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Royal Salute releases 30 Year Old Flask edition
21 June 2017

Royal Salute, the scotch whisky brand, has unveiled Royal Salute 30 Year Old complete with a bespoke porcelain flask, offering whisky drinkers the option to drink “on the move”, the company claims.
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Most popular Bordeaux wines in the world’s top restaurants
21 June 2017

See which Bordeaux wines are most commonly found on menus in 130 of the world's best restaurants, according to research by Wine Lister. Lynch-Bages is one of the most popular Bordeaux wines on top restaurant lists. Which châteaux are listed most often?...
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The Rhône's Most Wanted Wines
21 June 2017

The most sought-after wines from the Rhône center on three great appellations.
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Vinexpo Wine Fair in Bordeaux Gets a 'Taste of Spain' (Wine Spectator)
21 June 2017

Wine lovers packed the Palais de la Bourse for more than 100 Spanish wines selected by Wine Spectator and a lineup of chefs led by José Andrés and Ferran Adrià
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Today’s Greatest Wines Aren't Necessarily the 'Great' Wines (Wine Spectator)
21 June 2017

… Aren’t necessarily the great wines
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Toulouse wine tour: Explore nearby wineries in Gaillac
21 June 2017

Just an hour's drive to visit these producers...Domaine Rotier Just one hour's drive from Toulouse...
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WoodWinters – Try award-winning sherries this summer
21 June 2017

Inverness-based wine store, WoodWinters Wines & Whiskies will be promoting seven winning Sherries from the Decanter World Wine Awards this summer Located just a stones throw away from the River Ness, WoodWinters boasts an extensive wine list to suit every palate and
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Delicious Alsace white wines under £20
21 June 2017

Alsace isn't just about the grand crus - there are also plenty of delicious wines under £20 that deserve a spot in your wine rack. Here's a few to get you started. Find out which Alsace wines under £20 we recommend...
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Hidden message reveals ancient soldiers’ thirst for wine
21 June 2017

Scientists have revealed a hidden message on a fragment of ancient pottery on display in Israel, shedding more light on who was drinking wine 2,500 years ago in the region.A: Regular colour image of the clay pottery fragment. B: Using multispectral imaging. C: A written note based on analysis of multispectral imaging. Hidden message found on 2,500-year-old artefact...
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Stag semen beer set to return – minus the stag
21 June 2017

A David Bowie inspired brewery that developed a beer laced with stag semen has said it may bring the beer back - but minus its most famous ingredient.
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DGB signs distribution agreement with COFCO
20 June 2017

DGB Pty Ltd, South Africa’s largest independent wine, spirits and craft beer producer, has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with China's state-owned COFCO.
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China’s liquor-loving state leaders
20 June 2017

History is soaked with leaders and politicians who loved more than a little dose of booze, from Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin. dbHK takes a look at two Chinese state leaders who were fond of a drop or two.
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Majestic boosts directors’ roles to support Gormley as MD
20 June 2017

Majestic Retail has boosted the roles of two of its senior directors to support the Group CEO and Retail managing director Rowan Gormley.
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WSTA: ‘no deal’ on Brexit is ‘unacceptable’
20 June 2017

The WSTA has described the prospect of failed Brexit negotiations as “totally unacceptable”, with chief executive Miles Beale calling for a “full negotiated divorce settlement” to avoid a cliff edge ’no deal’ Brexit.
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Ancient wine request uncovered on museum piece
20 June 2017

A team from the University of Tel Aviv has uncovered a hidden request for wine on the back of an ancient Hebrew pottery fragment that has been on display in the Israel Museum for the past 50 years.
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Five of the best Sainsbury’s wines to try
20 June 2017

Decanter's tastings team has recommend five great value wines to try from the UK supermarket's range this summer... Decanter's tastings team makes five recommendations...
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The Coop trials supplying own label wine to rival
20 June 2017

The Co-op is supplying its own-label wines to rival convenience store, McColls, as part of a three-month trial.
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Drinks design: The cult of craft
20 June 2017

Technology might be speeding us towards ever-greater levels of connectedness, rapid communication and convenience, but quality and craft remain at the heart of drinks design, finds Lauren Eads.
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10 of the world’s least fattening beers
20 June 2017

As a trend toward health conscious consumption, calorie labelling and beer yoga gathers pace, we round up some of the least calorific beers on the market.
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Invest to beat climate change and eat less meat, winemakers told
20 June 2017

Steak and red wine might be a match made in heaven but winemakers should go easy on the meat, according to Spanish producer Miguel Torres, who joined a former adviser to president Obama at Vinexpo to speak about the dangers posed by climate change to the world's famous vineyards.Miguel Torres Snr talks about climate change at a previous conference. Miguel Torres Snr and Obama adviser at Vinexpo......
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Bordeaux’s most popular appellations – Wine Lister
20 June 2017

In this guest post, Wine Lister looks at the most searched-for Bordeaux wine appellations. The tower at Château Latour See which areas are most searched for...
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The Media Mogul of Montalcino
20 June 2017

Richard Parsons turned Time Warner into the most profitable media group on earth. Now he's making Brunello.
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Wine Industry Leaders Take on Climate Change at Vinexpo (Wine Spectator)
20 June 2017

Miguel Torres, Gaia Gaja, Kathryn Hall and Harvard professor John Holdren take the stage at 'Fire and Rain' environmental panel presented by Wine Spectator
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Lidl ups its offer of Hungarian wines
20 June 2017

Lidl is launching its largest range of Hungarian wine in its July Wine Cellar promotion.
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Should you put wine in the freezer? – ask Decanter
20 June 2017

You’re looking forward to enjoying a glass of wine but realise it’s not been chilled. Is the freezer your best option? And what happens when it goes wrong? How can you quickly chill your wine? Cooling wine in a hurry...?
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Wine flavoured lollipops – sweet treats for wine lovers?
20 June 2017

US-based sweet company Lollyphile has launched a range of wine-themed lollipops for adults, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and mimosa flavours to choose from. Have you tried Lollyphile's wine flavoured lollipops? Wine flavoured lollipops launched...
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Majestic to relaunch website
19 June 2017

Majestic is set to relaunch its website over the coming year, along with introducing a new app for consumers and revamping the remainder of its existing retail stores.
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Ten Waitrose wines for summer
19 June 2017

Decanter's Christelle Guibert picks her top 10 Waitrose wines for drinking this summer... Decanter's Christelle Guibert recommends her top wines...
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Cono Sur unveils new Tour de France bottles
19 June 2017

Chilean wine brand Cono Sur has unveiled a new limited of its best-selling Bicicleta Pinot Noir to celebrate its link with the Tour de France.
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Miguel A Torres given Lifetime Achievement Award by db and IMW
19 June 2017

Miguel A Torres has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Masters of Wine and the drinks business.
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Simon Berry to retire
19 June 2017

Simon Berry is to retire as the chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd this December, it has been announced.
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Amazon buy-out of Whole Foods a ‘wake-up’ for retailers
19 June 2017

Amazon's acquisition of organic food store company Whole Foods for $13.7 billion (£10.7 billion) is likely to take it head-to-head with the major retailers in the US and UK, market analysts have said.
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Japan plans to eliminate import tariffs on EU wines
19 June 2017

Japan is negotiating with the EU to scrap tariffs on imported wines produced in EU countries as the two parties enter the final stages of negotiations that first started in 2013.
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Nicolas Feuillatte reveals results of €25m investment
19 June 2017

Following a €25 million investment and two years of building work, Nicolas Feuillatte officially opened its new offices and visitor centre in Champagne on Friday.
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Champagne Devaux: the 2009 grapes were perfect
19 June 2017

Michel Parisot, winemaker at Champagne Devaux, revealed that the grapes from the 2009 vintage “were perfect,” comparing them to those harvested in 1989 and 1990.
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Constellation buys Napa’s Schrader Cellars
19 June 2017

Drinks giant Constellation brands has purchased one of Napa Valley’s cult wines, Schrader Cellars, for an undisclosed amount, bolstering the wine group’s premium wine offerings.
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Santa Rita to be exclusive international wine at Confederations Cup
19 June 2017

Santa Rita has been chosen as the exclusive international wine at the Confederations Cup taking place from 17 June to 2 July.
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Jefford on Monday: Burgundy notebook
19 June 2017

Andrew Jefford hears sighs of relief.Hail storm clouds gather over Burgundy vineyards. The pressing issues in 2017 so far...
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See the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup 2017 winners
19 June 2017

In a historic first, EM Lyon won the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup for a second consecutive year, the first time any university has won this prestigious wine tasting competition back to back.Bottles of Lafite from the early 19th Century in the château cellars in Bordeaux. Historic first sees last year's winners retain title...
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Constellation in Shock Swoop for Schrader
19 June 2017

The huge wine conglomerate takes aim at a super-premium Napa property, but can it increase output?
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Wine Legend: Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 1921
18 June 2017

Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame... Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame...
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What temperature to serve white wine
17 June 2017

White wine needs to be chilled, but are you serving it too cold? See our guide below.Make sure you're serving your wine at the right temperature. It can get too cold...
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Top Pio Cesare 2013 wines from Piedmont
17 June 2017

Decanter's John Stimpfig interviews Pio Boffa of esteemed Piedmont estate Pio Cesare, and tastes wines from the latest vintage to be released... Find out what John Stimpfig has to say about Pio Cesare's 2013s...
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China Wine Market Follows its Own Path
17 June 2017

Wine-Searcher's Wine Director David Allen MW looks at current trends for imported wines in China.
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Exclusive: Constellation Buys Napa Cabernet Star Schrader Cellars (Wine Spectator)
17 June 2017

Deal gives drinks giant a gleaming Napa Valley jewel for its fine wines crown
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Greek wines are on the move in Asia
17 June 2017

With its rich winemaking history tracking back to more than 5,000 years ago, Greece is making a late surge to catch up the diverse mix of wineries crowding today’s much contested with Asian market.
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The week in pictures: Hong Kong
17 June 2017

dbHK round up this week's highlights from Hong Kong's drinks trade, including tastings, wine dinners and winemaker visits.
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Restaurant Roundtable: What’s Your Favorite Summer Pairing? (Wine Spectator)
17 June 2017

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Sangiovese wine quiz – Test your knowledge
16 June 2017

Sangiovese is one of Italy's most important grapes, both in terms of quantity and quality. It's a hard grape not to fall in love with, especially if you've been lucky enough to have visited where it's grown. But how much do you know about this grape now it has shed its image of being served in a flask? Are you a Sangiovese lover – and do you know much about its fantastic red wines?...
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Sherry ‘needs to go back to its roots’
16 June 2017

In order to move forward, Sherry producers need to go back to their roots and focus on their vineyards and soils according to one key player in the region.
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Sherry ‘has the same complexities as flamenco’
16 June 2017

With its dizzying diversity, Sherry boasts “the same complexities as flamenco” music, according to Josep Roca, the head sommelier of El Celler de Can Roca.
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16 June 2017

It has been a fizz-fuelled week in the drinks industry with Champagne aplenty, polo in the park, celebratory pints at Borough Market and the Barry family of Jim Barry Wines kitted out in kilts.
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Merchant launches range of ‘accessible’ Bordeaux wines
16 June 2017

A Bordeaux-based wine and spirits merchant has launched a range of wines that it has dubbed "the French alternative to New World wines" in a bid to make Bordeaux more accessible to younger consumers.
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The week that was
16 June 2017

the drinks business presents this week’s round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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Rare liqueur linked to doomed Titanic at Vinexpo
16 June 2017

A bottle of 1912 Marie Brizard gold-speckled Danzig liqueur, of the kind served to those aboard Titanic's doomed maiden voyage in 1912, will be on show at this year's Vinexpo in Bordeaux.
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Beer honours Millwall fan who fought terrorists
16 June 2017

A brewery has released a beer named 'F*** You, I’m Millwall' in tribute to a fan of the south London football club who fought off three knife-wielding terrorists during the London Bridge terror attack.
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16 June 2017

Are you looking for a relaxing wine this summer, but want to steer clear of rosé and are bored of crisp, fresh whites? Chilled red wines could be the answer... Reds don't always need to be served at room temperature - enjoy one of these wines this summer...
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Uncorked: Andrew Lam
16 June 2017

Andrew Lam, sommelier at five-star Langham Hotel, chats to dbHK about the lingering impact of a Le Pin 1991 he tasted 24 years ago and his self comparison to a 1979 Opus One.
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16 June 2017

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16 June 2017

纳帕谷赤霞珠葡萄的价格达到有史以来的最高值,专家发出警告,部分产区将会因此陷入“品种单一的险境”。
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Tinder Date Serves Up Wine in a Can
16 June 2017

Canned wine rears its head again, but this time there's a difference – it's good.
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Unfiltered: French Vandals Smash More Wineries, Must Be a Day Ending in "I" (Wine Spectator)
16 June 2017

Plus, Unfiltered goes to Bonnaroo; in victory, Golden State Warriors deserve Champagne; and a roadside rosé from Wölffer
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Château de Sancerre has a new owner after Campari sells up
16 June 2017

Château de Sancerre in the Loire Valley is to be sold by Gruppo Campari to Loire-based Maison Ackerman for €20.5m, signalling the Italian company’s exit from the still wine business.Château de Sancerre sold for 20.5 million euros. Loire estate sold for more than 20 million euros...
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Star Chefs José Andrés and Ferran Adrià Celebrate Spanish Cuisine at Vinexpo (Wine Spectator)
16 June 2017

Hosted by Wine Spectator and Vinexpo, 'A Taste of Spain' pairs regional dishes with 110 exceptional Spanish wines
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Great value rosé choices
16 June 2017

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Majestic Wine looks to new regions as costs rise
16 June 2017

Majestic Wine has sourced more wines from Eastern Europe as cost pressures have risen in the past year, exacerbated by the weaker pound sterling versus currencies around the world and also higher duty tax. Retailer sourcing more wines from Eastern Europe...
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De Vogüé leads Sotheby’s sale
16 June 2017

Auction house Sotheby’s held a fine wine sale in London this week, where in addition to making over £800,000, Burgundy from de Vogüé led the way.
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Top 5 drinks to pair with Lions tour
15 June 2017

The British & Irish Lions’ tour of New Zealand is well underway with the first match against an All Black side set for this weekend – what to drink?
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London Burgundy Week set to begin: How to get involved
15 June 2017

Decanter has reserved 10 tickets for our readers to experience London Burgundy Week Decanter is delighted to support the first edition of London Burgundy Week, a celebration of one of the world’s most
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Aussino stores across China exhibit 24 DAWA 2016 winning wines
15 June 2017

Between May and August, Aussino World Wines will be showcasing 24 award-winning wines from the 2016 Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) in 34 of its stores across China. Aussino World Wines has specially selected 24 wines from a variety of locations across the globe including Spain, Argentina, Chile
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Police issue boozy ice-lolly warning
15 June 2017

Police in the UK have warned that boozy ice-lollies could lull people into “a false sense of security”.
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Majestic ‘past tipping point’, but profits down
15 June 2017

Majestic is ‘past the tipping point’ both financially and operationally, CEO Rowan Gormley said today as the retailer reported double digit sales growth – but profits for the year still took a hit.
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Distillery scrambles to contain freak molasses spill
15 June 2017

A rum distillery in Antigua is working to contain a freak molasses spill – the first of its kind in its 85-year history – after a storage tank containing 2,000 tonnes of the thick, sticky substance overflowed.
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UK pub chain pledges to end use of plastic straws
15 June 2017

UK pub chain All Bar One has taken the lead on eliminating plastic straws from pubs and bars in the UK, pledging to phase out their use at its bars as part of its #strawssuck campaign.
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Azores travel guide: Where to go
15 June 2017

There's a new energy in winemaking in Azores, says Sarah Ahmed, who picks out the best places to stay and eat while visiting...The port of Velas on the Island of Sao Jorge, the Azores. The best spots to go to...
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Bar staffed by robotic bartenders to open in Las Vegas
15 June 2017

A new bar concept called Tipsy Robot, manned entirely by robots, is set to open in Las Vegas.
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Decanter MD Sarah Kemp to step down
15 June 2017

Decanter's managing director, Sarah Kemp, is to step down later this year after more than two decades at the helm. Sarah Kemp became Decanter's publishing director in 1996. Long-standing MD calls time after two decades at top...
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Anson: Bordeaux négociant system in flux
15 June 2017

Several Bordeaux merchants are under increasing pressure to find capital, and some have been brought to the brink of revolt over en primeur price rises and release strategies. Sommeliers prepare to pour Bordeaux 2016 en primeur wines for critics at the UGC’s Hangar 14 venue. Pressure is building, says Jane Anson...
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Record Chinese exhibitors at Vinexpo Bordeaux
15 June 2017

The number of Chinese exhibitors at the upcoming Vinexpo Bordeaux has increased to 22, a new record turnout, signaling the country’s fast-ascending prominence in the wine world.
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Six-litre DRC La Tâche leads Zachys HK auction
15 June 2017

A Methuselah of Domaine Romanée-Conti La Tâche 1999 went under the hammer last Saturday at Zachys Hong Kong auction, selling for the record price of HK$735,000 (US$94,839).
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The Most Wanted Sauvignon Blancs
15 June 2017

Our search for the world's most sought-after wines leads us to one of the world's favorite grapes.
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White wines for summer
15 June 2017

Pick a wine and get it chilling...Find a great white wine to enjoy in the sun. Get these wines chilling...
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Your Brain on Wine: Could It Do More Harm Than Good? (Wine Spectator)
15 June 2017

Two recent studies find links between alcohol and brain health, but the messages are very different
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Moët & Chandon to host second Global Moët Party
15 June 2017

Moët & Chandon will be hosting its second Global Moët Party Day on 17 June, which this year will highlight its Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial – a Champagne designed to be poured over ice.
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Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017: the launches
15 June 2017

Following yesterday's guide to Vinexpo Bordeaux, we now bring you a rundown of the launches at next week's fair, from organic Champagne to hipster vodka, and much more.
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Carlo Franchetti: ‘Nerello Mascalese is the best of Burgundy and Barolo’
15 June 2017

Nerello Macalese, the indigenous red grape variety from Sicily's, has been called the "ideal" grape, in-between both Burgundy and Barolo, by Carlo Franchetti from Mt.Etna's oldest winery Passopisciaro.
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Huge wine haul in Chinese smuggling crackdown
15 June 2017

Chinese Customs has launched one of its biggest crackdowns on smuggled wines, a move that has led to the discovery of 490 tonnes of contraband worth a total of RMB 230 million (US$33.8 million), including about 4,000 bottles of fine wines such as first growths Lafite, Mouton Rothschild and Pomerol’s Petrus.
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One third of China’s most popular wines now imported
15 June 2017

Around a third of China’s most popular wines are now imported from international producers, the latest research from Nielsen has found - but only six countries are represented.
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Bordeaux 2016: Lafite at last
15 June 2017

The long-awaited second tranche of Lafite has finally been released and with a scattering of Right Bank names also out, the 2016 campaign has, finally, come to an end.
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Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017: what to expect
14 June 2017

With just four days to go until Vinexpo Bordeaux opens its doors to the trade, we bring you a preview of this vast international wine and spirits fair, including all that's new, notable and unmissable.
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Napa Valley assesses hail damage
14 June 2017

Vineyards in Napa Valley are assessing the damage after a freak hailstorm at the weekend, that could affect yields in localised areas.
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France under the hammer
14 June 2017

A recent masterclass organised by online auctioneer, idealwine, and the drinks business Hong Kong mapped out the latest trends for French wine at auction and which regions are gaining greater recognition.
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Police hunt wine boss over £45m tax dodge
14 June 2017

The boss of an Italian wine firm found guilty of masterminding a £45 million tax dodge scam has become the target of an international manhunt.
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Carlsberg aims for zero carbon emissions by 2030
14 June 2017

The Carlsberg Group has announced it will commit to eliminating carbon emissions and halving water usage at its breweries by 2030.
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Sobering Outlook for English Fizz
14 June 2017

Despite all the hype surrounding English wine, very few are actually turning a profit.
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Freak hail storm hits Napa Valley vineyards
14 June 2017

Hail stones the size of walnuts peppered north California over the weekend, causing bewilderment and consternation among Napa Valley winemakers.Damaged grapes in Beckstoffer To Kalon. Hail stones the size of walnuts...
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Sparkling wine trends: English wine will be a ‘must-have for every list’
14 June 2017

English wine should be in every restaurant, according to Ronan Sayburn MS. Read more about what our expert panel identified as interesting sparkling wine trends at a recent Decanter tasting in London. Sparkling wine trends More like Grower Champagne Sparkling wine will become more site-focused in the future, emulating Grower Champagne, predicted
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Police stopped CRAV wine activists headed for Bordeaux – report
14 June 2017

It is believed that French police have stopped a possible sabotage attack by French militant winemaker group CRAV - or CAV - in Bordeaux in the past month.A CRAV wine commando speaks to France 3 television at the Sudvin attack, July 2016. Sabotage plan foiled...
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Aldi ramps up US store opening
14 June 2017

Aldi is ramping up its store opening programme in the US with a $3.4 billion pound investment to open 900 more stores over the next five year.
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New cellar manager for Thiénot Champagne
13 June 2017

Nicolas Uriel has been named as the new cellar manager for Thiénot Champagne, while the previous incumbent will devote himself to Canard-Duchêne.
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Nebbiolo has ‘unique’ potential in South Africa, producer claims
13 June 2017

South African winery Iona Estate is determined to realise the potential of Nebbiolo in Elgin despite its newly planted vineyard being devastated by a recent wildfire.
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Lily Bollinger’s bike to ride again
13 June 2017

The bike famously owned by one of Champagne’s grande dames, Lily Bollinger, is to be ridden in a vintage bicycle race in the UK this weekend.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson gets his own beer
13 June 2017

A North Carolina based brewery is releasing Bier LemonGrass Tyson, a white ale infused with lemongrass and coriander, as a tribute to the famed American astrophysicist.
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Strange tales: the King of Scotland’s claret bill
13 June 2017

Alexander III of Scotland was a prodigious drinker of wine and imported a great deal but suffered from the medieval monarch’s habitual tendency to shirk his bills – owing one poor wine merchant the equivalent of £1.7 million when he died.
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South of England is ‘new frontier’ of wine, billionaire claims
13 June 2017

A billionaire who owns the second largest rosé producer in Provence has claimed the South of England is a “new frontier” in wine after buying a Sussex vineyard earlier this year.
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San Miguel unveils new UK experiences
13 June 2017

Spanish lager San Miguel will target both the UK on and off-trade this year as it unveils a series of ‘enriching experiences.’
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Smirnoff Vodka mocks President Trump with new ad
13 June 2017

Smirnoff Vodka has used its latest advertising campaign to mock US President Donald Trump and his alleged links with Russia.
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NZ exports will be ‘muted’ as harvest volumes drop 9%
13 June 2017

New Zealand's 2017 grape harvest was "smaller than expected" having dropped by 9%, New Zealand Winegrowers has confirmed, with the organisation's CEO expecting export growth to be "muted" in the coming year.
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Rioja introduces ‘single vineyard’ category
13 June 2017

The Consejo Regulador of Rioja has announced plans to introduce a ‘Vinedos Singulares’ single (or more exactly singular) vineyard designation – but some producers question whether it goes far enough... After years of lobbying from winemakers...
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8 & $20 Recipe: Chilled Peach Soup with a Rosé Wine Pairing (Wine Spectator)
13 June 2017

This refreshing recipe complements sweet summer peaches with mint and whipped cream. Pair it with a light and minerally rosé from France
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Could You Pass the Master of Wine Exam?
13 June 2017

Fancy yourself as a wine expert? Check out the latest Master of Wine exam.
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Christie's and Wally's Partner on New York Wine Auctions (Wine Spectator)
13 June 2017

The California retailer and the international auctioneer will conduct their first joint sale in New York June 22
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2017 Harvest Report: Despite Drought, Potential Is High for South African Wines (Wine Spectator)
13 June 2017

A dry winter and growing season was challenging for vines in the Cape wine regions
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DWWA judge profile: Gearoid Devaney MS
13 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Daniele Cernilli
13 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Cristina Alcalá
13 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Totte Steneby
13 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Marcel Orford-Williams
13 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: David Round MW
13 June 2017

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Virgin Wines doubles premium wine range
13 June 2017

Virgin Wines has more than doubled its range of higher priced wines and boosted its South African range on the back of an “exciting” harvest.
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US winery owner in brush with Great White
13 June 2017

A Californian winery owner managed to film a close encounter with a great white shark off the coast of Mexico recently as it hunted for stingrays.
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Bordeaux 2016: stumbling to the finish line
13 June 2017

Three big names have opened what many hope will be the final week of en primeur – Ausone, Léoville Las Cases and l’Eglise-Clinet.
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The Mondavis: Keeping it in the family
12 June 2017

The world-famous Robert Mondavi brand still exists, but the 16 members of the Mondavi clan are dispersed and are all making fine wines elsewhere. Roger Morris meets them.
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DWWA judge profile: Ulf Sjödin MW
12 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Jane MacQuitty
12 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Mathias Camilleri
12 June 2017

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DWWA Judge profile: Victoria di Muccio
12 June 2017

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Tovaritch! to showcase revamped bottle at Vinexpo
12 June 2017

Tovaritch! vodka will be showcasing its revamped bottle at Vinexpo this month, developed to appeal to the “international hipster crowd”, and pouring cocktails at The Drinks and Spirits Business Bar, hosted by db and its sister publication the spirits business.
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Vinitaly launches VIA course in mainland China
12 June 2017

The Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will launch its first ever China Education certification course in two mainland cities in Beijing and Shanghai this September, after introducing the course globally three years ago.
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Rioja’s winemakers positive about DOCa’s recognition of terroir
12 June 2017

Terroir-focused producers in Rioja have welcomed the new ‘vinedos singulares’ classification that was given the go-ahead by the Consejo Regulador DOCa of Rioja last Wednesday, as a step towards a broader hierarchy.
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DWWA judge profile: Raimonds Tomsons
12 June 2017

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Uncorked: Neil McGuigan
12 June 2017

Australian winemaker Neil McGuigan reveals his biggest vice - chocolate, and compares himself to an, "old, tired and flat bottle of Champagne".
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Beaujolais closes in on ‘climat’ recognition
12 June 2017

Beaujolais is closing in on officially recognised ‘climats’ as it continues to pursue geological and terroir studies, which the regional interprofession hopes will lead to ‘premier cru’ designations in the near future.
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UKVA welcomes return to ‘business as normal’ as Gove heads Defra
12 June 2017

The UKVA has welcomed the "rapid return to business as normal" by the government following last week's election, and the appointment of a new Defra Minister, who will have responsibility for the UK’s burgeoning wine industry.
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DWWA judge profile: Robert Gorjak
12 June 2017

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Jefford on Monday: The nth degree winery
12 June 2017

Andrew Jefford is amazed by Dal Forno during a trip to Veneto.At the gates of Dal Forno. In 30 years, our columnist has never seen this...
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Peter Gago recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
12 June 2017

For his service to the Australian wine industry...Peter Gago behind the scenes at the first Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter in 2014. For service to the Australian wine industry...
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The best Asda wines to buy
12 June 2017

Looking for good wine without breaking the bank? Here are our top picks among wines stocked by UK supermarket Asda, all reviewed by Decanter's expert tasting team. Top picks at good prices from our tasting team...
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Penfolds Remembers Grange Inventor
12 June 2017

Two new wines aim to celebrate Max Schubert, but do they hit the mark?
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Wine Legend: Heitz Cellar, Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1974
12 June 2017

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Is pale rosé better? – ask Decanter
10 June 2017

Do you always pick the lightest one..?Pale isn't always best... Always pick the lightest...?
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The Complete Guide to Making Champagne
10 June 2017

Making one of the world's favorite wine styles is a long and complicated process, Tom Jarvis reports.
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Father's Day Recipe: Harvest Hawaiian-Style Roast Chicken and Rosé (Wine Spectator)
10 June 2017

This Father's Day, cook up chef Roy Ellamar's huli-huli–inspired chicken recipe. Plus, 14 crisp, dry rosés for summer pairing
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Wine-preserving eto decanter reaches Kickstarter target in 32 hours
10 June 2017

A decanter that claims to preserve wine for just under two weeks has reached it’s funding from Kickstarter in just under 32 hours. It claims to both decant and preserve wine...
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Veneto wine quiz – Test your knowledge
10 June 2017

The Veneto is the largest wine producing region in Italy, creating a myriad of styles from light, bubbly Prosecco to dark, rich Amarone. We've all seen the rise of bubbles from the Valdobbiadene but what else do you about this complex and intriguing region? Are you a 'Soave' Veneto wine connoisseur?...
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The week in pictures
09 June 2017

Sherry, Champagne, Sofia Coppola, vintage Cadillacs, Ghostbusters and liquid nitrogen - it's been an exciting week in the world of drinks.
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Zonin to introduce new Chile project at Vinexpo
09 June 2017

Italian producer Zonin 1821 is to announce further details of its new Chilean venture at Vinexpo later this month.
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Moët Hennessy returns to Vinexpo as a group
09 June 2017

Moët Hennessy is to exhibit as a group at Vinexpo Bordeaux later this month, marking a return to the fair for the company, whose CEO is now president of the exhibition organiser.
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Bordeaux 2016: Is anyone really trying anymore?
09 June 2017

After a turbulent night in British politics and the pound looking a bit wobbly the Bordelais have decided that the best way to cheer up UK buyers is with a fresh wave of extravagant price increases.
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09 June 2017

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Marqués de Riscal – Specialist in old vines from Rioja
09 June 2017

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Rich, concentrated Cabernet still thriving in Napa
09 June 2017

While we may be seeing a stylistic shift towards elegance in Napa Cabernet, many producers are still making the big, bold, concentrated styles that tend to score big with influential critics in the US.
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Saintsbury: ‘Bigger isn’t better anymore’
09 June 2017

When it comes to Napa Cabernet, “bigger isn’t better” anymore, according to David Graves of Saintsbury, who believes “the best is yet to come” from the region
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Week in pictures: Hong Kong
09 June 2017

We rounded the highlights from Hong Kong's drinks industry from German Riesling Weeks' masterclass and grand tasting to Yalumba's masterclass and Umani Ronchi's wine dinner in Taiwan.
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How noble rot influences wine flavour – study
09 June 2017

Scientists believe they have pin-pointed how different types of mould can affect the flavour in some of the world's best sweet wines, from Sauternes to Tokaji. Botrytis Cinerea - noble rot- on grapes at Château Coutet in Barsac. Why it is the noblest rot of them all...
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Tasted: New Prosecco from Cava producer Freixenet
09 June 2017

Spain's Freixenet has broken ranks to launch a ‘premium’ Prosecco, setting out its aim to become the number one sparkling wine brand in the world. See our tasting note below. This will ruffle a few feathers...
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Fine wine investment: bargains among the 2012s
09 June 2017

It has taken a while for 2012 to recover from its en primeur inspired hangover but a lot of wines from that vintage have well lately, enough for people to be asking whether or not there are still bargains around from that year.
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Bright prospects for Rhône wines in China
09 June 2017

While more elegant Hermitage may be popular in China's southwestern Chengdu, Gicondas with higher alcoholic level, is often a favourite among drinkers in northern China.
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Hung parliament: How UK election result may impact wine trade
09 June 2017

Several ways the surprising UK election results and subsequent hung parliament could affect the wine trade, from Bordeaux en primeur to a weak and wobbly pound sterling.What now? UK prime minister Theresa May wakes up to tough result. Sterling gets the jitters and Brexit is more uncertain...
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Tuscany's Most Wanted Wines
09 June 2017

Is it possible that one of Italy's most famous wines is losing appeal?
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Unfiltered: Prancing, Dancing and Doogie Howser Highlight Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic (Wine Spectator)
09 June 2017

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Restaurant Guide: 14 A-List Restaurants from TV Chefs Who Love Wine (Wine Spectator)
09 June 2017

These celebrity chefs are serious in the kitchen, and in the cellar
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Turning Tables: Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Big Hotel Openings (Wine Spectator)
09 June 2017

The famed chef opens a restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, and plans one more. Plus, San Francisco's Rich Table launches a casual spin-off, and chef José Andrés' Jaleo goes to Disney World
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09 June 2017

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Diageo files lawsuit against Bulleit Bourbon copycat
09 June 2017

Diageo has lodged a lawsuit against US-based Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits over the bottle design of its Redemption whiskey brand, which it claims has been “revised to closely mimic” the appearance of its own Bulleit Bourbon brand.
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Napa Cabernet prices at worryingly high levels
09 June 2017

The price of Cabernet grapes in Napa is at an all-time high, with experts warning that some appellations in the region are “in jeopardy of becoming mono-varietal”.
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Pecorino: Italy’s ‘hot and trendy’ white grape
08 June 2017

Italian wine producer Umani Ronchi is championing the indigenous white grape variety Pecorino, calling it the “hot and trendy” Italian grape of the moment.
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Waitrose: Gin outstrips other spirit sales
08 June 2017

Gin sales at UK supermarket Waitrose have surpassed all other spirits, the retailer has reported, after seeing sales of the trendy spirit rise 20% year-on-year.
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Bordeaux 2016: Very fine margins indeed
08 June 2017

There has been a splurge of big name releases this morning as the en primeur campaign enters its final stages and despite the hefty price increases some might just prove workable, others may not.
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Rioja DOCa approves single vineyard classification
08 June 2017

Rioja's regulatory council has approved the creation of a new ‘vinedos singulares’ (single vineyard) classification that will allow winemakers to highlight the terroir and origin of their wines – but has yet to address the question of naming specific villages on the label.
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Brewdog is giving a free beer to anyone that votes today
08 June 2017

Independent craft brewer Brewdog is doing its bit to help oil the wheels of democracy by offering everyone that votes in today's general election a free beer.
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Hattingley Valley partners Enotria&Coe
08 June 2017

Hampshire-based Hattingley Valley has announced that Enotria&Coe will take over as its UK distributor to cope with its “increasing volumes and ambitions.”
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Bizot: I’m French and the best wine I have ever tasted was Australian
08 June 2017

He is the great nephew of Lily Bollinger and the descendant of a Champagne dynasty, but Xavier Bizot, general manager of Brian Croser's Tapanappa in the Adelaide Hills, says the best wine he has ever tasted was Australian.
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Anson: Tasting 40 years of Château Montrose wines
08 June 2017

Jane Anson reports on a tasting of Château Montrose, nicknamed the first growth of Bordeaux's St-Estèphe appellation, including the fabled 1982 vintage and going right back to 1975.Not a bad line-up...Château Montrose wines, starting with the 1975 vintage and including 1982 and 2010. Which vintage comes out better than the fabled 1982?...
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Pernod buys into mezcal boom
08 June 2017

Pernod Ricard has bolstered its mezcal offering by taking a majority stake in the ‘Del Maguey Single Village’ brand.
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Elaborate wine descriptions improve taste – study
08 June 2017

Critics and producers have fresh ammunition to back some of their more flowery wine tasting notes after new research suggested that elaborate descriptions really can help people to enjoy wines more. Getting creative pays off, say researchers... Flowery writing has its advantages, researchers find...
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Bordeaux Beyond En Primeur
08 June 2017

As 2016's en primeur prices emerge, Tom Jarvis sees how buying futures compares to retail purchasing, and gains an overview of the campaign from a leading UK merchant.
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Auction Napa Valley 2017 in pictures
08 June 2017

We bring you all the thrills and spills from this year's Auction Napa Valley, hosted by the Coppola family over a scorching weekend in California wine country.
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Which red wines are best for chilling? – ask Decanter
08 June 2017

Summer is the time to enjoy a red wine served at a cooler temperature - but some styles suit it more than others. Follow our eight-point guide for the ones to choose... These are the styles to go for...
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Emotive wine labels prompt consumers to pay more, study finds
07 June 2017

Emotive wine labels can prompt consumers to spend more on a bottle of wine and like it better, new research from Australia has found.
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Top 10 London Wine Week events
07 June 2017

As we enter day three of this year's London Wine Week, we round up the top 10 must-attend events.
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Simpsons Estate opens for visits
07 June 2017

English wine estate Simpsons has announced it will be running a limited number of tours and tastings around the new facilities and vineyard this summer.
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Lidl US flags up wine range ahead of US launch
07 June 2017

Lidl US is flagging up recent large wins at two US-based wine awards, and adopting colour-coded taste descriptors in store to tempt US consumers into its wine aisles.
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Bordeaux 2016: nothing to see here
07 June 2017

The clutch of releases from Bordeaux this morning presents possibly the most depressing slate of statistics seen in this campaign. Are any a compelling buy?
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Top 10 Father’s Day wines: Which wine persona does your dad have?
07 June 2017

Have you got a Napa Cab Dad or is he more of a Piedmont Papa? We realise fathers come in all shapes and sizes, with preferences ranging from the suave whites to bold and muscular reds, or even a delicate rosé. Use our persona guide to find the perfect fine wine gift for Father's Day... Piedmont Papa or Monsieur Montrachet? Find a Father's Day wine...
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What animal caused havoc in a wine shop?
07 June 2017

Can you guess what animal destroyed $500 worth of wine and Champagne...?Credit: Royal Oaks Liquor Store Can you guess....?
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Second urban winery opens in London
07 June 2017

London Cru has competition in the form of Renegade, a new urban winery in Bethnal Green that has just launched its first two wines.
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Young Britons don’t know what a sommelier is – survey
07 June 2017

Research conducted by OpenTable suggest that many people in the UK are confused about the role of a wine waiter... Sixty six percent of those surveyed did not know what a sommelier does, although this was more of a problem
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DWWA judge profile: Lenka Sedlackova MW
07 June 2017

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07 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: David Jean
07 June 2017

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Decanter claims to preserve wine for nearly two weeks
07 June 2017

A wine decanter that promises to extend the life of an open bottle of wine by up to 12 days has been launched via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
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DWWA judge profile: Danny Cameron
07 June 2017

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McGuigan launches Semillon at Asda
07 June 2017

Australia’s McGuigan Wines has launched the 2016 vintage of its Bin 9000 Semillon in Asda supermarkets nationwide.
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DWWA judge profile: Miquel Hudin
07 June 2017

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Rampaging peacock trashes liquor store
07 June 2017

A rogue peacock has destroyed US$500 worth of wine and spirits after brazenly strutting into a liquor store in Los Angeles and refusing to leave.
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DWWA judge profile: Tim Wildman MW
07 June 2017

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The World's Most Wanted Merlots
07 June 2017

We continue our look at the world's most popular wines with the grossly maligned Merlot.
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Exclusive: Owners of New York’s Hermann J. Wiemer Winery Purchase Standing Stone Vineyards (Wine Spectator)
07 June 2017

The deal includes 50 acres of prized vineyards in the Finger Lakes; Standing Stone will remain a separate brand
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07 June 2017

Drive from Southern California to Mexico for a weekend road trip...Conchas de Piedra Plan a California weekend road trip...
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3 Questions (and Answers) for Obsessed Wine Lovers (Wine Spectator)
07 June 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Melanie Brown
07 June 2017

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Bordeaux 2016: Cheval Blanc, Margaux, Mouton and Haut-Brion all out
07 June 2017

Many of the big names have released Bordeaux 2016 en primeur wines in the past few days, amid a growing focus on the proportion of wine that estates are keeping back in the cellar.The Mouton Rothschild barrel room. Jane Anson looks at the latest en primeur wine releases...
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NFL to end spirits advertising ban
06 June 2017

The National Football League has said it is going to lift a ban on spirits advertising during games in the 2017 season.
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High hopes for Germany’s biggest brewery in the UK
06 June 2017

Germany's biggest brewery, the Radeberger Group is entering the UK market with its best-selling Pilsner, which distributor Copestick Murray said had the potential to be "huge" in the UK market.
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Nicolas Feuillatte unfazed by UK sales dip
06 June 2017

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte said it remained committed to brand building, appearing unfazed by the dip in sales caused by declining Champagne sales across the UK, its largest export market.
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Winner of UK Ruinart Challenge 2017 named
06 June 2017

Julia Sewell, junior assistant head sommelier at Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck, has won the UK Ruinart Challenge 2017, seeing off competition from 19 other sommeliers.
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Italian designer creates vegan ‘leather’ from wine byproducts
06 June 2017

An Italian designer has combined the worlds of high fashion and wine with a love of the planet, creating a vegan-friendly "leather" made from the byproducts of winemaking.
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‘Whisky Galore’ bottles for sale
06 June 2017

Two bottles of whisky salvaged from the shipwreck that inspired the book ‘Whisky Galore!’ are to be sold in Edinburgh this week.
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Jago: ‘This is one of the most exciting times for wines’
06 June 2017

Chairman of the WSTA, Dan Jago, has said that he is excited by the opportunities for the UK wines and spirits industry following Brexit.
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‘Super lot’ helps Auction Napa Valley raise nearly $16 million
06 June 2017

This year’s Auction Napa Valley event raised US$15.7m for local charities, with one ‘super lot’ from Colgin Cellars fetching $2.1m on its own.Winning bidders at Auction Napa Valley 2017. Single lot fetches $2.1 million on its own...
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Bordeaux 2016: Margaux begins the week
06 June 2017

Despite the abysmal London weather, Château Margaux has kicked off the week with a price that should take buyers’ minds off the pouring rain.
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François Lurton: New World wines don’t need to age
06 June 2017

François Lurton believes that wines from the warmer parts of the world don’t necessarily need to age due to their different levels of ripeness and tannin structure.
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Gin boom boosts spirit revenues above beer
06 June 2017

The booming sales of gin have pushed the revenue of spirits above that of beer for the first time, according to the WSTA.
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The World's Most Wanted Champagnes
06 June 2017

Our search for the world's most popular wines takes us to northern France.
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Boasting a Star-Studded Cast and Great Wines, Auction Napa Valley Raises $15.7 Million (Wine Spectator)
06 June 2017

Francis Ford Coppola and family bring Hollywood excitement to one of the nation’s top charity wine auctions
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Quinta do Noval joins list of 2015 Port declarations
06 June 2017

Quinta do Noval has joined the list of Port houses declaring at least part of their 2015 vintage, but excitement has fallen since the harvest.Quinta do Noval vines. Quinta do Noval 2015 declares portion of vintage...
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Uncorked: Dylan Lee of Bird in Hand
06 June 2017

Dylan Lee, senior winemaker at Australia's Bird in Hand winery, reveals his unabashed love for burgers and his source of happiness – his six-month-old daughter.
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Strange tales: The sport and death of kings
06 June 2017

Louis X of France died on this day in 1316, reportedly after drinking too much chilled wine after a brisk game of real tennis.
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Viña Palo Alto launches ‘Enjoy Wine, Go Solar’ Campaign
06 June 2017

To celebrate World Environment Day today (Monday, 5 June 2017), Viña Palo Alto, in Chile’s Maule Valley, has launched its ‘Enjoy Wine, Go Solar’ campaign.
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Theatre wine slammed by Dr Who writer
05 June 2017

Sherlock and Dr Who writer Steven Moffat has slammed theatre wines, telling an audience at the Hay Festival that intervals are “stupid” and force people to drink “the worst red wine”.
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Whisky brings oysters back to Highland waters
05 June 2017

A new environmental project in the waters of Dornoch Firth in the Scottish Highlands is using oxygen-rich, filtered water from a local distillery to reintroduce oysters to the area after a century-long absence.
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‘Corkscrew’ wine glasses remove need to decant
05 June 2017

A Colorado-based start-up has designed a wine glass with a hand blown 'corkscrew' moulded at its base to trap sediment, which it says removes the need to decant the bottle.
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Carlsberg UK launches new craft beer portfolio
05 June 2017

Carlsberg UK has released this year’s Crafted portfolio and handbook featuring a new selection of craft beers including ‘Your beer, here?’ winner, Toast Ale.
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Torbreck discovers rare old vines
05 June 2017

Australian winery Torbreck has recently discovered that some extremely old vines dotted around its vineyards are not at all what they are supposed to be.
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Man flees London Bridge terror attack with pint
05 June 2017

One Londoner has become a surprising symbol of resilience following the tragic events of this weekend after he was seen fleeing the London Bridge attack with a pint in hand, with social media users praising the man for showing true "British spirit" in the face of terror.
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Oddbins unveils bondage-themed gin advert
05 June 2017

Living up to its reputation for bizarre videos, UK wine retailer Oddbins has launched a new 'Cocktails with a Twist' campaign with a bondage-themed tutorial on how to make a Kiwi Envy using Aviation American gin.
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Jefford on Monday: Burgundy’s other self
05 June 2017

Andrew Jefford discovers the surprising Crémant de Bourgogne, and recommends several of the sparkling wines to try.Vineyards in Bouzeron. Everything you need to know about Crémant de Bourgogne...
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Berkshire Hathaway vs the Three-Tier System
05 June 2017

The Warren Buffet-owned McLane food distribution company moves forward with its quest for a Texas wine distribution license.
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Corsica wineries: Where to taste
04 June 2017

Many wineries in Corsica welcome visitors to taste and buy the wines. Stephen Brook picks out some of the best...The view from Domaine Alzipratu The pick of the best...
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Why people use glass closures for wine – ask Decanter
03 June 2017

How does it differ compared to cork, and what is the point...?The Vinolok glass closures What difference does it make...?
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Premium red Rioja – panel tasting results
03 June 2017

Our experts praised Rioja for its incredible value for money in the March 2017 issue of Decanter magazine... Incredible value for money, said our judges...
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The Complete Guide to Yamazaki Whisky
03 June 2017

Japan's premier distillery was the result of a combination of careful planning and a happy accident of nature.
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Restaurant Talk: At Eleven Madison Park, Like Chef, Like Wine Director (Wine Spectator)
03 June 2017

Daniel Humm and Cedric Nicaise work in tandem to create a seamless food-and-wine experience
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Malartic-Lagravière to host Fête de la Fleur
03 June 2017

Graves estate Malartic-Lagravière is to host the annual Fête de la Fleur this year as the Bonnie family celebrates 20 years of their ownership of the château.
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London Wine Week 2017: Where to go
03 June 2017

Celebrate London Wine Week at some of the Decanter experts’ favourite wine bars… Celebrate London Wine Week...
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Wine Spectator's Bring Your Own Magnum Party: Three Decades of Big Bottles (Wine Spectator)
03 June 2017

Vintners gather to celebrate and to kick off the Auction Napa Valley weekend
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Sainsbury’s Villetta strikingly similar to Villa Maria
03 June 2017

First, Sainsbury’s created a Chilean wine range with a striking resemblance to the world's biggest South American wine brand, and now it appears that the retailer has done something similar to a major Kiwi brand too…
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The week in pictures
02 June 2017

This week's drinks trade antics include celeb spotting at the Mouton Cadet wine bar in Cannes, the Roux family and Tottenham Hotspur's partnership and Helen Fielding, recipient of Bollinger's Comic Fiction award at the Hay Festival, sporting the spots alongside her prize piglet.
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Santa Rita garden wins Gold at Ireland’s Bloom-in-the-Park
02 June 2017

Chilean wine estate Viña Santa Rita has taken home a gold medal for its ‘Living Oasis’ by Santa Rita ‘Living La Vida 120’ show garden at Bord Bia’s 2017 Bloom-in-the-Park, held at Phoenix Park Dublin in Ireland.
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Riesling wine quiz – Test your knowledge
02 June 2017

Riesling, one of the world's finest white grapes. Wine aficionados love it but it's never quite made it back into the mainstream. Complex, yes. Long lived, yes. Translates where it's made - most definitely. How much do you know about this complex character? Clockwise from top left: Wagner Vineyards on Seneca Lake, Inns of Aurora at Cayuga, Riesling is the popular grape of Finger LAkes, try wines a...
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Top 10 supermarket wines: DWWA 2017 Platinum medal winners
02 June 2017

At this year's Decanter World Wine Awards, supermarket wines proved they're not only excellent value but also worthy some of the highest accolades. Here are the Platinum medal winners you can find at the supermarket... The supermarket show-stoppers from the Decanter World Wine awards, get them while you can...
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db’s bit on the side
02 June 2017

the drinks business presents this week's round up of wine, beer, spirits and other related news items from news sites and social media across the world.
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WWII tank found at Denbies
02 June 2017

English wine estate Denbies discovered a rather more unusual element of its terroir recently in the shape of an old tank from the Second World War.
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Fine wine bounces back – a little
02 June 2017

After a record 17 month-long streak of consecutive gains, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 dipped in April but has bounced back in May, a little bit.
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‘Harry Potter’ pub planned for London
02 June 2017

A ‘Harry Potter’-inspired wizarding pub complete with moving pictures, levitating candles and wand-operated beer taps could be opening in London, if a fantasy fan's Kickstarter campaign receives enough support.
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Carlsberg’s Crown Cellars bolsters sparkling offering
02 June 2017

Crown Cellars, the wine division of Carlsberg UK, has launched its 2017/18 wine portfolio, with a trend toward premiumisation and sparkling wine driving the addition of two new Proseccos and a Franciacorta Brut for the UK on-trade.
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Bordeaux 2016: Cheval Blanc pumps up the volumes
02 June 2017

Saint Emilion grand cru Cheval Blanc has flipped the normal narrative of this campaign on its head by releasing with a small increase in price and a big increase in volume.
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‘Cape Town’ designation ‘groundbreaking’ for South Africa
02 June 2017

South Africa has approved 'Cape Town' as a new Wine of Origin District, marking a "huge step forward for the South African wine industry".
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Psst! Wanna Buy a Winery?
02 June 2017

Unsuccessful winery seeks new owners; WLTM financially secure suitor with big ideas.
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Unfiltered: A Priorat Wine 'Rockumentary'; Obama Breaks Silence on Controversial 'Orange Wine' (Wine Spectator)
02 June 2017

We learn what it's like to organize a tasting for the former leader of the free world. Also in Unfiltered, Champagne Jayne keeps her name, and Justin Bieber's a rosé Belieber
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Distell partners with Angostura in UK
02 June 2017

South African drinks producer Distell has announced it is rekindling its distribution partnership with Angostura Holdings in the UK.
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DWWA 2017: English wine award winners and where to buy them
02 June 2017

UK producers had another strong year in at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards. Here are the best performers and where you can find them, to coincide with English Wine Week. Wines to snap up....
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Bordeaux 2016: the best of Saint Estèphe?
01 June 2017

Third growth Calon Ségur had the trade’s attention yesterday morning, but did the “best Saint-Estèphe” of the vintage make waves?
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Mouton Cadet launches rosé for serving over ice
01 June 2017

Mouton Cadet has launched its first wine from outside Bordeaux: a Vin de France rosé that’s been made for serving over ice.
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Absolut shows LGBTQ support with limited edition bottle
01 June 2017

Absolut has launched its third limited edition bottle in support of the LGBTQ community, marking the start of a new multimillion-pound campaign to drive sales this summer.
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Taylor Swift’s record label launches vodka brand
01 June 2017

Taylor Swift's Tennessee-based record label has made its first foray into the spirits market with the launch of Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka.
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Fine wine investment: Go figure
01 June 2017

The en primeur season is a great time not only for wine investors to snap up such new treats as they arise, but also to take stock of bottled bargains from earlier vintages - because some châteaux clearly don't have their maths in order.
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German Riesling month kicks off in Hong Kong
01 June 2017

A month-long celebration of German Riesling is set to kick off in Hong Kong with wine merchants, restaurants and bars throughout the city toasting Germany's noble white grape.
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Decline in global alcohol consumption accelerating
01 June 2017

The rate of decline in global alcohol consumption is accelerating, according to the IWSR, with the global market for alcoholic drinks shrinking by 1.3% in 2016, compared with an average rate of 0.3% in the previous five years.
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Budweiser downplays counterfeit beer operation in China
01 June 2017

Budweiser has downplayed the scale of a counterfeit beer operation busted in China's southern Guangdong province, after a video showing an unhygienic beer canning line at an underground factory went viral.
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Bordeaux 2016: no games from Mouton
01 June 2017

Mouton Rothschild has released its stable of wines this morning and unlike fellow firsts and other estates has released in one tranche and at the same volume as last year.
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Anson: What it costs to buy a Bordeaux château
01 June 2017

Fancy your chances as the next owner of a classified growth, or would you rather build from the bottom in Fronsac? Jane Anson has the latest vineyard prices across Bordeaux appellations. Château Haut-Batailley vineyards. The estate was bought by the owners of Pauillac neighbour Lynch-Bages in 2017, but the price was not disclosed. Where would you buy if money was no issue?...
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Brexit is forcing up UK wine prices, warns WSTA
01 June 2017

Wine prices are rising and there is worse to come, the UK's leading wine industry group has said, blaming the effects of the Brexit vote. Brexit effects are starting to bite, says wine body...
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The World's Most Wanted Rieslings
01 June 2017

Beloved of critics, Riesling hasn't lived up to all the hype, but it still has a loyal following.
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Go Ahead and Eat Some Cheese (Wine Spectator)
01 June 2017

Scientific research finds no link between dairy consumption and heart disease
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Dom Pérignon 2009 vintage to be released before 2008
01 June 2017

Dom Pérignon is to release its 2009 vintage Champagne out of chronological order, just as Louis Roederer announced with Cristal 2009 last year. Michael Edwards tastes the DP 2009 and reports on the vintage... Michael Edwards tastes Dom Pérignon 2009...
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db Eats: Mere
31 May 2017

db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Monica Galetti's debut solo venture, Mere in Fitzrovia, for Marmite tortellini and an unexpectedly brilliant plate of peas.
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Prosecco Masters 2017: the results
31 May 2017

This year’s Prosecco Masters showed that despite the rapid expansion in the sector, quality across the board has risen. We bring you the best wines from the the DOC and DOCG.
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DAWA Gold Winners featured in Masterclass at TopWine China 2017
31 May 2017

Decanter has organised a Masterclass in Beijing to showcase five Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016 Gold Medal winners at this year’s TopWine China wine fair. Over 100 Chinese wine professionals attended the masterclass, hosted by Denis Lin, a wine and food journalist and Decanter Asia
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California wine pioneer Richard Ward dies
31 May 2017

Richard Ward, champion of the Carneros wine region and co-founder of Saintsbury Winery, has died.Saintsbury co-founder Richard Ward. Carneros campaigner and Pinot pioneer remembered...
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Justin Bieber fuels brosé phenomenon
31 May 2017

Proving real men drink pink, Canadian singer Justin Bieber visited Wolffer Estate Vineyards in New York this week, where he “drank half a bottle of rosé”.
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Bordeaux flutters into town this summer
31 May 2017

Vins de Bordeaux is to host its first pop-up wine bar in London this summer, offering consumers the chance to try the regions wines from sparkling wines to reds.
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McGuigan: opportunity in China huge for Australian wine
31 May 2017

Australian wine exports to China climbed 40% to AUS$520 million in 2016, presenting Australia with a huge opportunity, says McGuigan's chief winemaker Neil McGuigan.
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Changyu buys 85% stake in Chile’s Bethwines
31 May 2017

China’s biggest domestic wine producer Changyu has signed a deal with Chile’s Bethia group to acquire 85% stake in its wine division, Bethwines, for US$50 million.
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Moutai academy set to open in China
31 May 2017

The world’s most valuable liquor brand Kweichow Moutai has been approved by China’s Ministry of Education to set up a Moutai academy in southwestern China.
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Coates & Seely rules the roost at UK wine tasting
31 May 2017

English wine producer Coates & Seely’s ‘La Perfide Blanc de Blancs 2009’ was named ‘Supreme Champion’ at the first UK Wine Awards held earlier this month.
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Fake Budweiser factory busted in China
31 May 2017

An underground factory in China’s southern Guangdong province has been busted for producing fake cans of Budweiser beer after a video showing an unsanitary production line went viral.
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Gonzalez Byass launches Sherry-based British sparkler
31 May 2017

Gonzalez Byass has released a new pre-mixed, Sherry-based sparkler in the UK following two years of market research, describing its as a "true innovation".
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The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Michele Chiarlo
31 May 2017

Piedmont is home to some of Italy's top appellations and this family makes wine in all of them.
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After Fires, Chile Rebuilds Devastated Wine Regions (Wine Spectator)
31 May 2017

Some producers were lucky, others less so. How will the blazes impact this year's harvest and the future?
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Where to go in Walla Walla
31 May 2017

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The Feast: Lobster Roll and Cucumber Salad Recipe (Wine Spectator)
31 May 2017

Chill out with seaside recipes from New England's Castle Hill Inn. Plus, 15 recommended Sauvignon Blanc values
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Wine firm Montevino Partners Ltd collapses with million-pound debts
31 May 2017

One investor paid £76,000 for Barolo that never arrived. One investor paid £76,000 for Barolo that never arrived...
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Yalumba releases Coonawarra-Barossa ‘super claret’
31 May 2017

Australian winery Yalumba has released a Cabernet Shiraz blend made with fruit from Coonawarra and the Barossa, which it is calling a, ”super claret”.
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Bordeaux frosts to cause 20% price hike
31 May 2017

Hervé Grandeau, chairman of the Federation of the Fine Wines of Bordeaux, has estimated that prices could rise by 10-20% in 2017 as a result of the April frosts.
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Uncorked: Jean-Claude Berrouet and Daniel Baron
31 May 2017

Two of the legends in wine, Jean-Claude Berrouet who oversaw 44 vintages at Petrus, and Daniel Baron, winemaker of Silver Oak and Twomey, chat to dbHK about their dream dinner party and why rating wines is absurd.
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Lanson wins listing at The Cavalry and Guards Club
30 May 2017

Champagne Lanson has won a listing of six of its wines at private members’ club The Cavalry and Guards Club in London’s Mayfair.
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Bordeaux 2016: Haut-Brion and the gang
30 May 2017

Domaine Dillon has bagged the big release spot after the May bank holiday, giving buyers Haut-Brion (red and white), Le Clarence and La Mission to chew on.
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London Wine Fair to retain time and location in 2018
30 May 2017

Despite suggestions that the London Wine Fair could change its timing and location, outgoing director Ross Carter has assured db that neither will be different in 2018.
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Saintsbury co-founder dies
30 May 2017

Richard Ward, the co-founder of one of the leading Pinot Noir producers in the US, Saintsbury, has died aged 67.
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Final call for Malbec Masters 2017 entries
30 May 2017

Final entries are now being accepted for The Drinks Business Malbec Masters 2017 ahead of the upcoming deadline of 21 June.
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What’s next for New Zealand Pinot Noir?
30 May 2017

Having established itself as one of the world's premier Pinot producers, we ask some of New Zealand's top winemakers what's next for the grape, if it is to maintain its appeal with consumers.
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Updated: Tasting notes decoded
30 May 2017

Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from the Decanter design team. This week we decode 'caramel' and 'rose'... Don't get caught out at tastings....
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Dom Vintages Become an Annual Event
30 May 2017

Spreading too thin or "witnessing the vintage"? Dom Pérignon's string of vintages raises eyebrows.
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Washington State wineries to visit
30 May 2017

Vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate Great Washington wineries, some just one hour from Seattle...
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