Daily wine news snippets from around the world

 
Soldera: ‘Brunellogate’ has been forgotten
27 April 2017

Reflecting on the infamous 'Brunellogate', Mauro Soldera, son of Italy’s flamboyant producer Ginafranco Soldera, saw little impact of the scandal on Brunello regulation or consumer confidence in the wine.
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Blue Wine is now available for pre-order in the US
26 April 2017

It's really happening: traditionalists and wine experts may look on through gritted teeth, but the producers of a 'blue wine' are set to expand to the US. Website: It's really happening...
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England’s most expensive sparkling wines
26 April 2017

Following the release of the most expensive English sparkling wine to date, we round up the other most budget-busting English wines.
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Apprentice’s reject fine wine firm sees profits jump 47%
26 April 2017

The fine wine investment company once rejected by Lord Sugar as ‘too risky” is set to see profits jump 47% on the back of the Brexit vote and increased Asian sales.
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Craft beer: Clouds on the horizon
26 April 2017

The popularity of craft beer could be hit by poor-quality products and a lack of consistency in the finished article. Producers must take urgent action before the sector gets a bad name, says Martyn Cornell.
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Anti ‘Texa-fornian’ wine bill causes controversy
26 April 2017

A proposed bill aims to stop the practice of using Californian grapes to make Texan wine, a move producers fear will increase costs.
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Man risks burning building to save beer
26 April 2017

A man has been arrested for running into a burning building, twice, to save his beer, according to police in South Dakota.
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Simon Rogan to leave Fera at Claridge’s
26 April 2017

One of the UK’s most revered chefs, Simon Rogan, is to leave the Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s after a three-year partnership with the London hotel.
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Distell takes majority stake in Cruz Vodka
26 April 2017

South African drinks group Distell has acquired a 75% majority stake in Cruz Vodka, with its former owner believing that with Distell's involvement it now has the potential to become "the biggest premium vodka in South Africa".
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Argentina in pictures
26 April 2017

Earlier this month db's Lauren Eads decamped to Mendoza to discover the country's white wine revolutionaries, San Juan's Pedernal Valley and sample its sparkling wine scene, not forgetting to check out its empanadas, naturally.
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Uncorked: Miriam Lee Masciarelli
26 April 2017

Miriam Lee Masciarelli, daughter of Abruzzo's pioneer winemaker Gianni Masciarelli, chats to dbHK about tasting a vertical of Gaia, Mick Jagger and her late father's gift to her, a Romanée-Conti 1967.
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Did Cos d’Estournel set tone with 2016 release?
26 April 2017

Cos d'Estournel has surprised the market by releasing its Bordeaux 2016 wine early and has been credited by some insiders for not markedly increasing its price against the 2015 wine.Cos d'Estournel Estate praised for restraint with 2016 release...
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Barolo Back to its Best in 2013
26 April 2017

The wines of Barolo are once again majestic, Tom Hyland discovers, as he tastes the latest vintage release.
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How many wines can a professional taster taste in a day? – ask Decanter
26 April 2017

What is the limit...?Judges blind taste wines during DWWA judging week. What is the limit...?
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8 & $20: Cheese-Stuffed Chicken with White Wine (Wine Spectator)
26 April 2017

Spring herbs and fresh goat cheese brighten this crowd-pleasing dish, paired with a snappy Portuguese white wine
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Outside competition ‘eating up’ Argentina’s market share
26 April 2017

Competition from both New World and Old World wines is ‘eating up’ the market share of Argentine wines in Greater China as the market becomes ever more congested.
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Waitrose ups beer range by nearly 30%
25 April 2017

UK retailer Waitrose is upping its commitment to speciality beer by adding 25 new beers to its range.
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Copestick extends ‘i heart brand’ with regional wines
25 April 2017

Copestick Murray is adding a new range of region-led wines to its i heart wine brand.
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M&S releases claret bought en primeur
25 April 2017

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is introducing a new, annual en primeur offer this May, and will sell wines it bought during previous campaigns as they become physical with the offer spanning a range of clarets up to first growths.
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London Wine Fair 2017 ‘the most challenging of my career’
25 April 2017

Attracting exhibitors to this year’s London Wine Fair has been more challenging than ever before, according to Ross Carter, head of the UK’s largest wine-trade event.
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Tesco adds Chinese wine to its shelves
25 April 2017

Tesco has added a Chinese Cabernet Sauvignon to its portfolio from Changyu's Chateau Moser XV, as it hails China as a potentially “powerful” wine player.
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Savoy launches cocktails inspired by the British Isles
25 April 2017

With story telling at the heart of The American Bar at The Savoy, its new cocktail menu is inspired by an imaginary journey around the British Isles.
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Bonhams lines up rare lots for Hong Kong
25 April 2017

Auction house Bonhams is to offer an array of fine wines and rare spirits at its next sale in Hong Kong this May.
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Bordeaux 2016: Sauternes keep rolling out
25 April 2017

Two more Sauternes estates have added to the tally of releases this morning, second growths Doisy Daëne and Doisy-Védrines, yet again with no price increase.
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Jean-Claude Mas eyes up export growth
25 April 2017

Charismatic French estate owner Jean-Claude Mas is eyeing up export growth after building a strong portfolio in the UK market.
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Frost leaves vines ‘looking like dried tobacco’
25 April 2017

Winemakers across France and also parts of Germany, Italy and Switzerland are counting the cost of frost damage in their vineyards after several nights that felt more like January than late April. Wine producer Reinhard Loewenstein from the vineyard Heymann-Loewenstein regards the frost damage his vines suffered in Winningen, Germany. Frost fears spread across France and Europe...
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Shock, Horror as $1000 Napa Wine Lives Up to Hype
25 April 2017

Tireless adventurer W. Blake Gray tries some new things in the morning – and likes one of them.
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Frost, Hail Inflict Heavy Vineyard Damage Across France and Italy (Wine Spectator)
25 April 2017

Winegrowers from Champagne to Piedmont are fighting freezing temperatures that threaten early spring buds
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Party Recipe: Rick Bayless' Taco Party (Wine Spectator)
25 April 2017

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with recipes for tacos and salsa, plus 15 recommended Spanish value wines
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Top lot at Sonoma barrel auction fetches $60K
25 April 2017

The top lot in the record setting third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction held last Friday was a 20-case bottling from Pinot Noir icon Kosta Browne that fetched $60,000.
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English wines ‘are now world class’
24 April 2017

The best wines being made in England are now ‘world class’ and can stand shoulder to shoulder with the top Champagnes and Burgundies according to England’s largest wine producer.
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Chapel Down launches £100 English fizz
24 April 2017

Chapel Down has released a ‘Coeur de Cuvée’ English sparkling wine priced at £99.99, which makes it the most expensive wine made in England on sale.
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Argentina on fine wine mission to rival Burgundy
24 April 2017

Argentina has the potential to be "perceived on the same scale as Bordeaux or Burgundy" for fine wine, with time the only barrier to proving the ability of its wines to age, believes Lorenzo Pasquini of Cheval Blanc's Argentine venture, Cheval des Andes.
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Avesso ‘the next star grape of Vinho Verde’
24 April 2017

Native Portuguese variety Avesso has been declared 'the next star grape' of Vinho Verde after Alvarinho by one of the region’s most respected winemakers.
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NZ producer Jackson Estate opens new Pinot Noir winery
24 April 2017

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has officially opened its new Pinot Noir winery, as well as a cellar door that was designed by the art director of blockbuster, The Hobbit.
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Jefford on Monday: Marie Maria – a Madiran re-boot
24 April 2017

Andrew Jefford finds out about a co-operative mutiny.Vineyards in Madiran. An insurrection in southern France...
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Beer stops the spread of sex-mad Spanish slugs
24 April 2017

Six-inch, sex-crazed Spanish slugs, on the rampage in the UK, can be controlled with a saucer of home brew beer, according to scientists.
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Bordeaux 2016: early start for Cos
24 April 2017

Bordeaux second growth Cos d’Estournel has surprised many this morning with an early release for the price for its 2016 wine and one with no change on the price of its 2015 vintage.
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Week in pictures: Hong Kong
24 April 2017

We round up some of the most exciting events that in Hong Kong happened last week including the Asian Wine Festival, a South African wine tasting, a Mouton wine dinner and a Gelardini & Romani auction.
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González Byass launches ‘wild’ Tio Pepe En Rama
24 April 2017

Tio Pepe has released the eighth edition of its en rama expression, described, by González Byass master blender Antonio Flores as “wild and alive”.
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 judging week begins
24 April 2017

More than 200 of the world’s top wine experts have flown into London to begin judging the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest wine competition.Who will get the golds in 2017? Read all about judging at the world's biggest wine competition...
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LBBC 2017: Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial surprise losers in University Challenge of wine
24 April 2017

British universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have been defeated in a surprise result at the European final of the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup 2017, held in London. Decanter’s managing director, Sarah Kemp, was on the jury and reports on one of the wine world’s toughest competitions…
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Value Wins at Sonoma Wine Auction
24 April 2017

The prices aren't as crazy as Napa, and the wines on offer are just as attractive.
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Wine Legend: Mascarello, Monprivato, Barolo 1970
24 April 2017

Wine Legend: Mascarello, Monprivato, Barolo 1970 Bottles produced 5,900 Composition 100% Nebbiolo Yield 40hl/ha Alcohol 14.2% Release price 4,600 Lire
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Taylor’s declares 2015 single quinta Ports
23 April 2017

The Fladgate partnership has announced it will be bottling 2015 vintages for three of its estates including Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas and Croft’s Quinta da Roêda.
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What makes a wine taste ‘meaty’? – Ask Decanter
22 April 2017

Peter Dylan, Birmingham asks: I noticed in your ‘Top 35 New World Cabernet’ article (April 2017 issue) that many of
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Steady as She Goes for Vega Sicilia
22 April 2017

The owner of Spain's inaugural "First Growth" is mystified by his country's terroir movement, James Lawrence discovers.
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California's Silver Oak Purchases Napa Cult Wine Producer Ovid (Wine Spectator)
22 April 2017

In a deal sealed with a handshake at a kitchen table, the Duncan family buys a brand, a winery and 15 acres of Pritchard Hill vines
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Luxury travel: American wine tour ideas
22 April 2017

From plush and palatial country estates in Virginia, to little and lavish Californian boutique hotels - these are the perfect places from which to discover some of the greatest US wines. After a hard day’s tasting, return to the lap of American luxury… Image Credit: keswick.com Travel through the greatest US wine regions from east coast to west coast, in the lap of American luxury......
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Sommelier Talk: Jon McDaniel, Chicago's 'Sommbassador' (Wine Spectator)
22 April 2017

The beverage director for Acanto, the Gage and three other local spots is a sommelier for the people
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Bordeaux en primeur: Pessac-Léognan reds 2016
22 April 2017

Jane Anson's en primeur scores for Pessac-Léognan reds 2016... The en primeur tasting notes...
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Bordeaux en primeur: Pessac-Léognan whites 2016
22 April 2017

Jane Anson's tasting notes and scores for the Pessac-Léognan whites 2016... The en primeur scores...
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The week in pictures
22 April 2017

This week featured an evening of wine and art, courtesy of Errazuriz and Hedonism Wines, a trip to the newly opened Tamarind Kitchen and MIXLDN winner Timothy Ching creating his own gin.
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db drinks: Artesian at The Langham
21 April 2017

db heads to the four times World's Best Bar, Artesian at The Langham, to see if it has retained its magic following the departure of dynamic duo Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale.
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Southern Rhône excels in 2016
21 April 2017

The 2016 vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is potentially the best in 40 years according to the vineyard manager at Chapoutier and it is a vintage which favours the southern communes overall say producers.
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Bud Light gives beer to the homeless
21 April 2017

Bud Light have sparked controversy in Liverpool after handing out cans of beer to rough sleepers.
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Severe frosts wreak havoc in Champagne
21 April 2017

Temperatures plunged to -6 degrees in Champagne this week where severe spring frosts have wiped out entire crops of young buds in some parts of the region.
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NZ wine import values in US surpass Australia
21 April 2017

Exports of New Zealand wines to the US have overtaken those of Australia in terms of value for the first time, according to Rabobank's 2017 Q2 Wine Quarterly Report, which highlighted the growing importance of the US market.
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China surpasses the US as Chile’s biggest wine export market
21 April 2017

China has surpassed the US for the first time to become Chile’s biggest export market for wine, according to the latest data dbHK obtained from Wines of Chile.
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Napa newcomer Ovid bought by Silver Oak
21 April 2017

Napa Valley winery Silver Oak has acquired fellow Napa estate Ovid for an estimated US$50 million.
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Lyme Bay expands sparkling wine portfolio
21 April 2017

Lyme Bay Winery in Dorset has introduced two new sparkling wines to its portfolio – a blanc de noirs and rosé – which join its existing Classic Cuvée and Brut Reserve sparklers.
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Carlsberg launches £15m ‘Danish’ campaign in the UK
21 April 2017

Carlsberg has launched a £15 million integrated marketing campaign aimed at revitalising and repositioning its Carlsberg and Carlsberg Export brands in the UK at a more premium level by emphasising its Danish roots.
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Bordeaux en primeur: Haut-Médoc 2016 wines
21 April 2017

See Jane Anson's tasting notes for the top Haut-Médoc 2016 wines, tasted en primeur...Château Cantemerle See the en primeur scores...
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Bordeaux en primeur: Médoc 2016 wines
21 April 2017

Jane Anson's en primeur tasting notes for the Médoc 2016 wines... Médoc 2016 tasting notes and scores...
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‘Fatal’ frost hits Champagne vineyards
21 April 2017

Champagne makers fear that they have again lost a significant amount of their 2017 grapes after plunging temperatures caused severe frosts late-spring frosts in France's premier sparkling wine region, as well as in other vineyard areas of the country. Growers under pressure after temperatures plunge...
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Bordeaux en primeur: Pomerol 2016 wines
21 April 2017

Our en primeur tasting notes for Pomerol 2016... The tasting notes and scores...
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Bordeaux en primeur: St-Émilion 2016 wines
21 April 2017

Jane Anson's en primeur tasting notes and scores for the St-Émilion 2016 wines...Barrels at Chateau Ausone. The en primeur St-Emilion 2016 scores....
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Jura Champion Turns to the Alps
21 April 2017

Award-winning author aims to repeat the Jura effect.
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Vinitaly 2017: Italy and a changing world (Wine Spectator)
21 April 2017

One of the world's biggest wine events celebrated both Italy's best and an increasingly global wine industry
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Unfiltered: Chris O'Donnell Delivers New Pizzeria; Dine on the Wild Side for Earth Day (Wine Spectator)
21 April 2017

Go green this weekend with wine, dogs and … bugs? Also in Unfiltered, a somm-star-studded charity extravaganza
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Terlato Acquires Washington’s Klipsun Vineyards (Wine Spectator)
21 April 2017

Shanken News Daily reports that the importer’s wine division will produce a Washington wine
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6. Come promuovere i vini vincitori – DAWA
21 April 2017

1. Acquistate gli adesivi per bottiglie (stickers) DAWA Acquista gli adesivi per bottiglie qui 2. Partecipate agli eventi promozionali organizzati da Decanter
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6. Comunicación de los vinos premiados – DAWA
21 April 2017

1. Compre las pegatinas de sus medallas DAWA Si su vino es galardonado, asegúrese de informar a sus consumidores haciendo uso
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Number of London pubs falls by 25% in 15 years
20 April 2017

A project commissioned by the Mayor of London, in partnership with the Campaign for Real Ale, has revealed that London has lost 1,220 pubs since 2001.
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Prosecco ‘has paved the way’ for Franciacorta
20 April 2017

Rather than viewing it as a threat, Silvano Brescianini, vice president of the Franciacorta consorzio, believes the success of Prosecco has “paved the way” for Franciacorta in the UK.
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Beverage bubbles mark step toward plastic-free packaging
20 April 2017

A team of inventors are looking to revolutionise the drinks packaging market by eliminating paper and glass waste with the launch of a biodegradable, edible capsule that can house any liquid.
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Weed ‘a companion piece’ to wine
20 April 2017

With eight US states having legalised the recreational use of cannabis, winemakers in America are exploring the idea of weed and wine pairings.
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Sipping Tequila helps to send UK sales soaring
20 April 2017

Sales of Tequila in the UK have surged forward in the past two years by £46 million, rising by 37% to £173m in 2016, according to the WSTA.
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Bordeaux 2016: Climens continues gold rush
20 April 2017

Château Climens is the latest Sauternes estate to release its 2016 price, yet again not raising prices on the 2015 vintage.
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Bordeaux 2016 wine ratings: First Decanter notes released
20 April 2017

Decanter has released its first tranche of Bordeaux 2016 wine ratings, for the Médoc appellations of St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien and Margaux. See the notes below, and check back for more appellations in the next couple of days. Sommeliers prepare to pour Bordeaux 2016 en primeur wines for critics at the UGC's Hangar 14 venue. See Jane Anson's latest en primeur notes...
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Japan’s beer exports drop in Q1
20 April 2017

Japanese exports for beer and a 'quasi-beer' beverages have dropped 0.7% in the first quarter of the year to 80.148 million cases compared with the same period in 2016, a record low for the quarter for the third consecutive year.
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Japan company hires ‘beer intern’
20 April 2017

Japanese tech company Technomobile is hoping to lure young talents by offering free beer at work.
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Chilean wines to get pricier
20 April 2017

Prices for Chilean wines are expected to rise after a turbulent 2017 vintage that has resulted in serious production loss in some areas according to reports.
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Bordeaux en primeur: Margaux 2016 wines
20 April 2017

See Jane Anson's en primeur tasting notes for the Margaux 2016 wines... The scores for Margaux 2016...
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Bordeaux en primeur: St-Estèphe 2016 wines
20 April 2017

See Jane Anson's en primeur tasting notes for St-Estèphe 2016 wines...St-Estèphe wines at Bordeaux en primeur 2016 See the en primeur scores....
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Bordeaux en primeur: St-Julien 2016 wines
20 April 2017

See Jane Anson's en primeur scores for St-Julien 2016...Barrels at Ch. Leoville Barton, St-Julien. See the en primeur St-Julien 2016 scores...
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Bordeaux en primeur: Pauillac 2016 wines
20 April 2017

See Jane Anson's en primeur tasting notes for the 2016 Pauillac wines... See the en primeur scores...
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Anson: Sizing up two Bordeaux vintage trilogies
20 April 2017

Jane Anson considers how wine lovers could get better value for money by treating Bordeaux 2016, 2015 and 2014 as a trilogy with peaks in different areas, and compares the situation to a run of good vintages in '88, '89 and '90. Egg-shapes vats at Marquis de Terme in Margaux. Wine lovers could find more value by doing this...
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TWE expands on-premise channel in China
20 April 2017

Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates will expand its on-premise offerings of Australian, Napa and New Zealand wines in China’s second-tier cities.
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2016 Bordeaux's Greatest Hits
20 April 2017

Former Wine-Searcher editor Rebecca Gibb MW goes wandering through the barrel halls of Bordeaux.
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Behind the bar: Angus Winchester
20 April 2017

Angus Winchester, a former ambassador for Tanqueray gin, chats to dbHK about his love for spirits, lime and the art of Japanese bar-tending.
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Bordeaux 2016: Coutet follows Guiraud
20 April 2017

Barsac estate Château Coutet has released its 2016 wine to négociants this morning, with no increase on the price of its 2015 vintage.
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db Eats: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
19 April 2017

db's resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to the two Michelin-starred Hélène Darroze at The Connaught for solitaire, scallops, smoked eel and sublime wines.
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Bordeaux 2016: the wines are thrilling, what next?
19 April 2017

A cross-section of UK merchants give their view on the 2016 Bordeaux vintage, while it’s clear the wines measure up to expectations what comes next is still the great unknowable.
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Boom in UK distilleries registration
19 April 2017

The UK has seen a continued rise in the registration of distilleries, according to the WSTA, with total numbers across the UK up 17% in the last 12 months.
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William Grant & Sons takes on US whiskey production
19 April 2017

William Grant & Sons has made its first foray into American whiskey distillation with its acquisition of Tuthilltown Spirits – a 36-acre facility in New York that produces a number of craft spirits including Hudson Whiskey.
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What is the tannin scale? – Ask Decanter
19 April 2017

A growing number of wine experts are including a tannin scale - the Total Polyphenol Index - in their assessment of wines. But what exactly do they mean? Heard wine experts referring to the tannin scale...?
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Burgundy to be completely covered by ‘hail shield’
19 April 2017

Burgundy will be completely covered by a ‘hail shield’ that uses silver iodide to prevent the formation of hailstones, a technique that is already employed in the region.
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Riccitelli: Argentina has big opportunity for whites
19 April 2017

Argentina is now far enough along in its investigation of terroir and development of sites at altitude that it is capable of producing white wines that retain their natural acidity and aren't "dead" after two years in bottle, says trailblazing winemaker Matias Riccitelli.
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Vijay Mallya arrested then bailed in London
19 April 2017

Vijay Mallya, the former chairman of United Spirits, was arrested then bailed on security of £650,000 after appearing in court in London yesterday.
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Sotheby’s to host Burgundy sale in London
19 April 2017

Sotheby’s London salesroom will play host to a Burgundy-dominant fine wine auction later this month.
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Parker Sells Out of the Wine Business
19 April 2017

The winery that wine critic Robert Parker helped start is sold to a French company.
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Alcohol Could Decrease Risk for Certain Heart Diseases (Wine Spectator)
19 April 2017

A new study shows moderate drinking may reduce risk for many cardiovascular conditions, but not some rarer ones
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France’s Henriot buys control of Oregon winery
19 April 2017

Family-owned Maisons & Domaines Henriot has expanded in the US by acquiring a majority stake in Oregon Pinor Noir producer Beaux Frères.Credit: Beaux Frères. Champagne and Burgundy owner moves into Oregon...
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The Contrarian Wine Cellar (Wine Spectator)
19 April 2017

Why? Because you'll drink far more interesting wines
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Angry French winemakers wreck Spanish bag-in-box wines
19 April 2017

Frustration over cheap Spanish imports spilled into supermarket aisles in southern France after local winemakers wrecked bag-in-box wines brought across the border. Tension reaches boiling point in Languedoc...
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Lidl unveils ‘lighter’ Mediterranean wines
18 April 2017

Lidl is focussing on lighter wines from the Mediterranean for its summer Wine Cellar, with around 35 wines rolling into store on 25 May.
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Moët Hennessy: China will be a fine wine producing country
18 April 2017

Jean-Guillaume Prats, CEO of Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines, predicts that China will become a fine wine producing country, affirmed by the luxury group’s first ever high-altitude wine ‘Ao Yun’ produced in Shangri-la.
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Heineken invests £20m in its UK pub estate
18 April 2017

Heineken is investing around £20 million in its UK Star Pub & Bars estate in order to make them appeal to the whole community and keep pace with evolving customer demands.
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UK to plant one million vines in 2017
18 April 2017

The UK’s wine industry has announced that it will plant a record one million vines this year, making wine production ‘one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors in the UK.’
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D&D London to open New York restaurant
18 April 2017

Restaurant group D&D London is to open its first site in New York next autumn on the fourth floor of the new Hudson Yards development.
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Lidl UK: US store launch gives opportunity for UK range
18 April 2017

Lidl UK is hoping to boost the number of Californian wines in its UK stores once the company opens its US operation later this year, Lidl UK's wine buying manager Anna Krettmann has confirmed.
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Tesco Champagne is cheaper than mouthwash
18 April 2017

Louis Delaunay Champagne in Tesco is now cheaper than mouthwash, based on prices per 100ml.
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Henriot Buys major stake in Oregon’s Beaux Frères
18 April 2017

Maisons & Domaines Henriot, owner of Henriot Champagne, has bought a majority stake in prominent Oregon estate Beaux Frères for an undisclosed sum.
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51st Vinitaly increased international presence
18 April 2017

The 51st edition of international wine trade show Vinitaly attracted record numbers of international buyers and exhibitors.
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Final call for Rosé Masters 2017 entries
18 April 2017

Final entries are now being accepted for The Drinks Business Rosé Masters 2017 ahead of the upcoming deadline of 5 May.
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The Cork Dork Comes Clean
18 April 2017

Bianca Bosker speaks to W. Blake Gray about her book on the world of New York sommeliers.
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Exclusive: French Wine Firm Henriot Buys Majority Stake in Oregon's Beaux Frères (Wine Spectator)
18 April 2017

Owner of Henriot Champagne and Burgundy's Bouchard Père & Fils makes its first U.S. investment with Pinot Noir winery
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Spedizione diretta dei campioni al magazzino Decanter in Hong Kong
18 April 2017

Siete pregati di inviare i campioni di vino (4 bottiglie per vino iscritto) a JAS Forwarding nel periodo compreso tra
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4. Synopsis of rules of entry – DAWA
18 April 2017

Do my wines qualify for entry? Entries must: be made exclusively from the partial or complete alcoholic fermentation of fresh
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Hand delivery at fairs – DAWA
18 April 2017

Pro Wine Asia, Hong Kong (8-11 May 2017) Please hand deliver your wine samples (4 bottles per entry) to the
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Six world-famous Merlot wines
18 April 2017

Maligned by some, it remains one of the world’s most popular grape varieties. But do you know these famous Merlot wines...? But do you know these famous Merlot wines...?
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5. How the DAWA works
18 April 2017

Entries Producers are invited to submit their wines and provide us with the wine’s technical details, price and retail availability.
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Consolidated Shipping – DAWA
17 April 2017

Send your wines (4 bottles per entry) to your nearest depot in your country and they will be grouped together
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Jefford on Monday: Wine stories
17 April 2017

Andrew Jefford investigates why there aren’t more of them. Does the wine world need more Emile Zolas? A portrait of Zola by Edouard Manet in 1868. Why don't wine writers tell more stories?
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Best-Value Malbec Revisited
17 April 2017

To mark World Malbec Day, we update our list of the wines offering the best bang for your buck.
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Southern Rhône 2015: Côtes du Rhône Crus and more – part two
17 April 2017

Here's the second part of John Livingstone-Learmonth's overview of this exciting vintage in the southern Rhône. See the top wines and read our overview...
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The latest on Chilean Carmenere – Peter Richards MW
16 April 2017

Just a few decades on since it was first formally recognised in Chile's vineyards, Carmenere is still asking a lot of questions of the country's wine growers. Peter Richards MW assesses the progress of this enigmatic grape varietyDeMartino's single-vineyard Carmenere vines at Alto de Piedras, Maipo Just a few decades on since it was first formally recognised in Chile's vineyards, Carmenere is stil...
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Where to buy wine in larger bottle sizes
15 April 2017

It's not always easy to track down wine in larger bottle sizes, or know what to look for, so we have put together a brief guide to buying wine in magnums, jeroboams and more...A rare magnum of Vega Sicilia. Why size matters...
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Last Supper wine: Researchers piece together clues about popular styles
15 April 2017

Wine features in the Bible and has strong symbolism in Christianity today, but what styles might people have enjoyed at the time of Jesus? Decanter.com speaks to the 'Indiana Jones of ancient wine' and also a lead archaeologist in Israel about current research.Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Last Supper, completed between 1495 and 1498. The latest research into wine styles at the time of Jes...
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Weed Looks to Piggyback on Wine
15 April 2017

As California legalizes weed, the marketing ramps up to create hedonistic experiences similar to wine tastings.
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Douro's Symington Family Expands to Portugal's Alentejo Region (Wine Spectator)
15 April 2017

Largest landholders in the Douro purchase a 500-acre property in the southern wine area
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Southern Rhône 2015: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras – part one
14 April 2017

Robust, long-lived reds with fine, firm tannins will offer wine lovers much to enjoy from this vintage, says John Livingstone-LearmonthChateau de Beaucastel in Chateuneuf-du-Pape produced both a fine red and Vieilles Vignes white in 2015 Read our review and see our top wines...
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10 Steps to Protect Your Wine Investment
14 April 2017

Wine-Searcher's wine director David Allen MW shows how to avoid being ripped off when investing in fine wine.
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Unfiltered: José Andrés Cooks Up Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner of Champions for Masters Maestro Sergio García (Wine Spectator)
14 April 2017

Also in Unfiltered, we catch up with the surprise somm behind the 40 oz. rosé, and Silver Oak goes to bat with the San Francisco Giants
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Italian police remove Crimean wines from Vinitaly show
14 April 2017

The Vinitaly trade show found itself unintentionally and briefly in the eye of a political storm this week after Italian police removed wines from the Crimea region due to be exhibited by Russian companies.Russian president Vladimir Putin at the time of signing off on the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. The EU refuses to recognise the move. Russian exhibitors forced to remove Crimean wines......
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Turning Tables: Changes at Austin Institution Jeffrey’s (Wine Spectator)
14 April 2017

Plus, Bevy opens at the Park Hyatt in Manhattan and Fogo de Chão introduces a new bar concept
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9 Winning Wine Restaurants in Boston (Wine Spectator)
14 April 2017

Dine like a champion at these top Massachusetts spots
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Restaurant Spotlight: Black Market (Wine Spectator)
14 April 2017

Go the rum or wine route at this Indianapolis favorite
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The Easter wine quiz: Test your knowledge
14 April 2017

To celebrate the Easter weekend, we've put together a light-hearted wine quiz linked to all things Easter - eggs, chocolate, lamb, the moon and the Bible. Test your skills against your family and friends... Test your knowledge....
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Oxford Landing launches new premium range in the UK
14 April 2017

Australian wine brand Oxford Landing Estates has launched a new premium range of wines in the UK – the first npd from the company to hit the UK in more than twenty-five years.
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The week in pictures
13 April 2017

Our busy week in drinks featured a brief encounter with Sting, firework-filled soirée at Allegrini, Champagne, strawberries, and glow-in-the-dark cocktails.
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Wine Society rolls out Click & Collect to boost appeal to millennials
13 April 2017

The Wine Society has launched a next day click and collect service for its members, as it ramps up its appeal to younger discerning wine consumers.
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Sting to launch red wine called Roxanne
13 April 2017

Sting is to add to his range of six wines from Tuscany with a new label named after his hit single, Roxanne.
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Seventh Malbec World Day kicks off in Buenos Aires
13 April 2017

This weekend will see the seventh Malbec World Day take place, with activities and promotions planned throughout the world to celebrate Argentina's flagship variety.
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Banfi: The wine industry is congested
13 April 2017

Cutthroat competition has led to a “congested” wine industry that penalises you if you stand still according to Cristina Mariani-May of Castello Banfi.
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China steams ahead as global wine production drops 3%
13 April 2017

China's area under vine is now the second largest in the world after Spain, with the country seeing the biggest growth in wine consumption of any country in 2016, according to the OIV's latest annual report on the state of the global wine industry.
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Graham Norton’s wine expands its UK and US distribution
13 April 2017

Chat show host Graham Norton’s wine brand has launched in two of the US and UK’s largest retailers as it eyes up sales of 1.5 million bottles.
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Great value wines for Easter
13 April 2017

With the long weekend coming up, let Decanter help you pick some great value wines to enjoy.... Perfect for the long weekend....
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db meets: Katherine Cole
13 April 2017

We catch up with Oregon-based wine writer and author Katherine Cole to get the lowdown on her new rose-tinted tome, Rosé All Day.
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Ningxia destroys 7,000 disease-stricken vines
13 April 2017

Ningxia has destroyed 7,000 grapevines after they were found to be infected with leafroll virus, the same disease that wrecked havoc in South African vineyards, the province's Bureau of Grape Industry Development has revealed.
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4. Modalités d’inscription – DAWA
13 April 2017

Mes vins sont-ils qualifiés pour concourir? Tout vin produit exclusivement à partir de la fermentation alcoolique partielle ou complète de
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‘Wine people didn’t used to care about food’ – French Michelin chef Alain Dutournier
13 April 2017

Two-starred Michelin chef Alain Dutournier talks to Decanter.com at Château La Dominique in St-Emilion about the new wave of Bordeaux winery restaurants - recalling a time when merchants and high society were content to eat noodles with red wine at the city's Quai des Chartrons. Plus, see his ultimate, end-of-the-world wine list.Alain Dutournier at his two Michelin-starred restaurant Carr&e...
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Global Demand Grows as Supply Stalls
13 April 2017

The world's thirst for wine continues to grow, even as weather affects production.
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Graham’s Port owner buys vineyard outside of Douro
13 April 2017

Port and table wine producer Symington Family Estates has ventured outside the Douro Valley with the purchase of a wine estate in the Alto Alentejo area of southern Portugal. The new Symington faily estate in Alto Alentejo. Symington family goes to Alto Alentejo...
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Sting: ‘I make good wine as revenge’
12 April 2017

As English singer Sting presented the wines from his Tuscan estate in London this week, he admitted that they were first produced to get even with a member of the Italian aristocracy.
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Graham’s declares Stone Terraces 2015 vintage Port
12 April 2017

Port producer Graham's has declared 2015 a vintage year at its 2.9-hectare Stone Terrace vineyard at Quinta dos Malvedos in the Douro's Cima Corgo region.
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Highland Park launches Rebus30 whisky
12 April 2017

Highland Park has announced the launch of Rebus30, a 10-year-old single malt, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of crime fiction favourite, John Rebus.
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Tesco: ‘better position to navigate challenging market’
12 April 2017

The UK’s biggest food and drink retailer saw sales rise 4.3% to £49.9 billion, in its year end results, saying it was in a far stronger position to navigate the “challenging” market.
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Frescobaldi releases Provence-style rosé
12 April 2017

Renowned Tuscan producer Frescobaldi has launched a Provençal-style rosé from the Maremma with cosultancy from Sacha Lichine of Château d’Esclans.
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Four new wine cartoons by Doug Pike
12 April 2017

Doug Pike is an award-winning wine cartoonist, creating work for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Wine Advocate. Click through four of his latest works.
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What Burgundy’s d’Angerville is building in Jura: Domaine du Pélican
12 April 2017

Rosi Hanson meets Guillaume d’Angerville of the famed family domaine in Volnay, who is embarking upon the challenges of new grapes, terroirs and local acceptance in his Jura project Domaine du Pélican... Inside Domaine du Pélican...
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Argentina’s Pedernal: The Uco Valley of San Juan?
12 April 2017

For all the hype that surrounds Argentina's Uco Valley in Mendoza, there is another region that stands to claim some of its high altitude, cool climate fame – the Pedernal Valley in San Juan.
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On-trade booze rises to £24bn
12 April 2017

The UK on-trade saw the value of booze sales rise to £24.4 billion in 2016, despite falling volumes, a new report has said, with restaurants leading the charge.
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Taylor’s Port receives the Royal Warrant
12 April 2017

Taylor’s Port, currently celebrating its 325th anniversary, becomes the second port supplier to gain a Royal Warrant this month.
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Bellavista: We’re not going for a house style
12 April 2017

Leading Franciacorta brand Bellavista isn’t interested in the Champagne model of creating a house style with reserve wines according to its export executive.
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Guide to matching wine with chocolate
12 April 2017

Whether you're expecting an Easter chocolate windfall, or you just fancy pairing two of your favourite things in life, Fiona Beckett is here to help. How to pair wine with chocolate. Combine two of your favourite things in life...
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Groupage – DAWA
12 April 2017

Decanter vous recommande d’utiliser son service de groupage pour envoyer vos échantillons au concours. En quoi consiste le service de groupage? Envoyez vos vins dans votre pays, au dépôt le plus proche de votre
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These wines were served at the Trump, Xi Jinping dinner
12 April 2017

President Donald Trump did not make good on a previous suggestion that he would serve his Chinese counterpart a McDonald's hamburger should ever get the opportunity to host, but here's what the Trump team did offer up for a bilateral dinner last week.President and Donald Trump and president Xi Jinping prepare to dine together. And the Chinese president avoided any McDonald's hamburgers...
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First taste: Veuve Clicquot, Extra Brut, Extra Old
12 April 2017

Michael Edwards tasted the new release from Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Read his review below... The latest release from Veuve Clicquot...
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China is now Chile’s most lucrative wine export market
12 April 2017

China has overtaken the US as the biggest wine export market for Chilean wineries in terms of value, show new figures. Chinese consumers develop thirst for Chilean wine...
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8 & $20: Seared Sea Scallops and Avocado Salad with a Spanish White Wine (Wine Spectator)
12 April 2017

A spring addition of fava leaves and a juicy white Rioja make a delicious and healthy weeknight meal
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Wine and Easter lamb – Food matching
12 April 2017

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi might have this week joined a vegetarian campaign against eating lamb, but that's not for everyone. If you're planning to cook the traditional lamb for this Easter Sunday, then here's a selection of wines reviewed by Decanter experts to drink with the meal. Wine with Easter lamb As at Christmas with turkey, Easter has long been associated with lamb...
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Veuve Clicquot launches Extra Brut Extra Old
11 April 2017

In contrast to Veuve Clicquot’s recent launches of sweeter Champagnes under the Rich label, the famous house has introduced its first ever ‘official’ low-dosage cuvée.
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UK leads Europe for online booze sales
11 April 2017

A new report has shown the UK is leading the European market in online booze sales, with more than three time as many consumers buying online than the global average.
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Top 10 new products: April
11 April 2017

From cold brew coffee liqueur to a blanc de blancs South African sparkling, db presents April's top 10 new products.
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‘Festival’ wine pouches for Most Wanted range
11 April 2017

Off-Piste Wines is launching its varietal Most Wanted range as single serve pouches to target the on-the-go market and festival-goers.
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Kweichow Moutai overtakes Diageo as world’s most valuable distiller
11 April 2017

China’s Kweichow Moutai Co has overtaken Diageo to become the world’s most valuable distiller, according to Bloomberg.
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Danish brewery to release ‘Pisner’ beer
11 April 2017

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council is collaborating with Danish Brewery Nørrebro Bryghus to release a beer made from barley fertilised with 54,000 litres of human urine.
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Prosecco DOC Consortium opens US office
11 April 2017

The Prosecco DOC Consortium is set to ramp up its comms in the US market, as it opens a new office in New York.
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Ambitious Bordeaux château owners are spending big
11 April 2017

Cheap money, new owners and the pursuit of perfect wine are propelling a new golden era of investment in Bordeaux’s centuries-old vineyards and wine estates.Vats forming part of the new winemaking facilities and cellar at Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, installed for the 2013 vintage. Where the money is flowing and who is doing what...
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Majestic Retail boss to step down
11 April 2017

Majestic Retail boss John Colley is to step down from the specialist retailer, the company announced this morning.
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Acker’s Grunewald auction achieves US$7 million
11 April 2017

American auction house Acker Merrell & Condit’s ‘Legendary Cellar of Wolfgang Grunewald’ auction achieved more than US$7 million and was 100% sold.
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March Charity Wine Auctions Continue Strong 2017 (Wine Spectator)
11 April 2017

Sales in Portland, Houston and Atlanta all brought in big wine dollars for worthy causes
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Winery investor Charles Banks faces fraud fallout
11 April 2017

Charles Banks, prolific winery investor and partial owner of Napa Valley’s Mayacamas Vineyards, has indicated that he will plead guilty to one count of federal wire fraud, raising more doubts about his ability to maintain his current involvement in wine. Reporting by Gretchen Greer, Chris Mercer and William Kelley. Charles Banks has invested strongly in wine. Expected guilty plea may have re...
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6. Comment promouvoir votre vin médaillé – DAWA
11 April 2017

1. Achetez des macarons pour vos bouteilles afin de promouvoir votre vin Cliquez ici pour commander les macarons DAWA 2. Inscrivez-vous aux
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China’s wine regions: Ningxia
11 April 2017

Emma Gao of Silver Heights delves into details about the challenges of making wines in China's northwestern Ningxia and international trade's prejudice toward Chinese winemakers.
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Dépôt en personne sur les salons – DAWA
11 April 2017

Pro Wine Asia Hong Kong (8-11 mai 2017) Veuillez déposer vos échantillons en personne (4 bouteilles par référence inscrite) sur le stand
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2. Comment vous inscrire en ligne – DAWA
11 April 2017

1. Se connecter / s’inscrire Pour une première inscription – cliquez ici pour vous inscrire.  Si vous avez déjà un compte DAWA ou DWWA,
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Envoi direct a l’entrepot de Decanter (Hong Kong)- DAWA
11 April 2017

Veuillez envoyer vos échantillons ( 4 bouteilles par référence inscrite) à JAS Forwarding (H.K.) pour que ceux-ci nous parviennent entre
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1. Dates clés et tarif de participation – DAWA
11 April 2017

Dates clés et tarif de participation 2017 02 mai – Ouverture des inscriptions 26 juin – Entrepôt ouvert aux livraisons (Hong Kong)
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3. Livraison – DAWA
11 April 2017

Sélectionnez le mode d’expédition pour vos échantillons
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Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2016: results and analysis
11 April 2017

Sauvignon Blanc may be a ubiquitous grape, with most countries’ winemakers trying their hand at producing it, but how good is the quality overall? Our Global Masters tasting panel finds out.
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Uncorked: Michael Jordan MS, CWE
11 April 2017

Michael Jordam MS, CWE chats to dbHK about a special 1863 Madeira, drinking a 1961 Musigny and his lifelong ambition to learn how to drink a magnum of Pinot Noir underwater.
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Accolade UK revenues tumble by £104 million
11 April 2017

Accolade UK saw its revenues tumble by nearly £104 million with operating profit down £10 million in the year to 30 June 2016, according to consolidated financial accounts filed at Companies House.
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Bordeaux 2016 in Médoc: Anson’s first impression
10 April 2017

Read Jane Anson's initial impression of the Bordeaux 2016 en primeur wines in Médoc. Editing by Chris Mercer.En primeur samples from northern Médoc at the main UGC tasting for Bordeaux 2016. Read Jane Anson's early thoughts on the barrel samples...
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Rosé sales rise nearly 60%, Sainsbury’s reports
10 April 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported a 58% increase in French rosé sales in the last month, and is predicting 2017 will be its biggest year for pink wine.
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Moët announces UK Sommelier of the Year finalists
10 April 2017

Moët has announced the names of the twelve finalists of this year’s UK Sommelier of the Year competition.
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Waitrose exports English sparkling wines to China
10 April 2017

Upmarket UK supermarket Waitrose has started exporting English sparkling wines to China.
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Introducing appassimento wines from Veneto
10 April 2017

Rich and textured, appassimento wines are a calling card for the region of Veneto in Italy. Here are some delicious examples to introduce you to the style...Appassimento grapes. Rich and textured, appassimento wines are a calling card for the region of Veneto in Italy. Here are some delicious examples to introduce you to the style...
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Champagne Krug rolls out numbered cuvées
10 April 2017

Krug is rolling out its numbered bottles of Krug Grand Cuvée starting with the 163rd Edition, marking the 163rd release of the multi-vintage expression since the foundation of Maison Krug in 1843.
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Vinitaly launches 5 Star Wines Book 2017
10 April 2017

Vinitaly has launched the first edition of 5 Star Wines – the Book 2017, featuring 441 wines scoring 90 points and over.
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Moët Hennessy CEO becomes Vinexpo president
10 April 2017

Moët Hennessy CEO Christophe Navarre has taken over from Xavier de Eizaguirre as president of Vinexpo’s supervisory board.
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Final call for The Asian Riesling Masters 2017
10 April 2017

Final entries are now being accepted for The Asian Riesling Masters ahead of the upcoming deadline of 28 April.
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Jefford on Monday: The alpha and omega wine
10 April 2017

Andrew Jefford tastes Valpolicella in its different guises and recommends wines to try. Inside the cellars at Zyme in Valpolicella country. Andrew Jefford recommends wines to try...
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The winners and losers at World’s 50 Best restaurant awards
09 April 2017

But who is number one...?Dishes from some of the 50 best restaurants. World’s 50 Best restaurant awards It wasn’t unexpected that there would be a new number one at the head of the
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Producer profile: Masseto
09 April 2017

Thirty years after its first vintage, this 100% Merlot continues to stand apart from its Bolgheri neighbours as an exceptional single-vineyard expression. The key is in the individuality of the terroir, explains Stephen Brook... Thirty years after its first vintage, this 100% Merlot continues to stand apart from its Bolgheri neighbours as an exceptional single-vineyard expression. The key is in th...
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Vinitaly preview
08 April 2017

Vinitaly 2017 is set to be bigger and better than ever before, as organisers increase the size of the exhibition space to accomodate more Italian and international winemakers.
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Stoli Group appoints new Global CEO
08 April 2017

Stoli Group has appointed Hugues Pietrini as its new Global CEO effective immediately.
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Sommelier Talk: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse's Wine Guru Is Having Fun (Wine Spectator)
08 April 2017

Restaurant veteran and Master Sommelier Barbara Werley celebrates her tenth anniversary at the Dallas institution this year
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Chef Fabio Trabocchi's Easter Pork Chop Braciole Recipe with Super Tuscan Wine Recommendations (Wine Spectator)
08 April 2017

Italian chef Fabio Trabocchi shares his family recipe for grilled chops. Plus, 12 super Tuscan red wines to pair
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The week in pictures
08 April 2017

Including a bee friendly beer launch, a trip to a microbrewery, a Dom Pérignon unveiling and a five-day gin-spired drinks festival, this week has kept the drinks industry on its toes.
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Top 10 new drinks books
07 April 2017

Our latest round-up of new drinks titles includes a cocktail cookbook, whisky field guide, volcanic wine tome, rosé compendium and a pictorial tour of Bordeaux's top châteaux.
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Odd wine out: Test your knowledge
07 April 2017

Know about wine and can spot inconsistencies? Grapes, regions, appellations, tasting notes - you need to be a good all-rounder. Test your knowledge... Take the Decanter.com odd wine out quiz below. See all Decanter.com wine quizzes
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Tupac pop-up restaurant opens in New York
07 April 2017

A pop-up restaurant opens its doors in New York today for one weekend only inspired by and imaginary venue thought up by American rapper Tupac Shakur.
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Shenzhen Customs busts US$11.6m smuggled wines
07 April 2017

Shenzhen Customs has busted an illegal wine smuggling ring and confiscated around 10,000 bottles of contraband wines, valued at RMB 80 million (US$11.6 million), the latest and biggest haul yet as cross-border checkpoints tighten up control on smuggled goods.
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Top 10 Masters food and drink pairings
07 April 2017

db takes a look at the weird and wonderful Masters Champions Dinner food and drink pairings through the years.
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Cornell win SPIT tasting for first time
07 April 2017

Cornell University has claimed its first victory at the Sciences Po International Tasting (SPIT), defeating 11 other teams from other top universities.
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Martha Stewart launches wine company
07 April 2017

American entrepreneur Martha Stewart has branched out from home furnishings into wine with the launch of a home delivery service.
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On this day 1933…beer goes back on sale in US
07 April 2017

On this day in 1933 the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted, allowing many thousands of Americans to buy their first legal beer in over a decade.
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Tasting wine stimulates your brain more than maths, says neuroscientist
07 April 2017

Tasting wine engages more of our brain than any other human behaviour, according to the findings of a leading neuroscientist in the US.Guests at the Decanter Italy Encounter put in the hard yards of training. It's better than maths, says leading scientist...
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The best Aldi wines to buy
07 April 2017

Our tasting team select some great value wines from Aldi's latest seasonal range... Some more great value deals at Aldi this spring...
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纽约Eleven Madison Park当选世界最佳餐厅
07 April 2017

由名厨Daniel Humm拥有并主理的纽约Eleven Madison Park餐厅(以下简称EMP)目前于在墨尔本召开的盛大颁奖典礼上隆重当选为世界最佳餐厅。
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中国瓶装葡萄酒进口在2017首两月经历下滑
07 April 2017

中国酒类进出口商分会最新数据显示,我国瓶装酒进口在今年首两月无论在进口量和金额上都遭受了下滑,这是在经历了去年强劲表现之后首次下滑.
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California Cabernet 2013: The perfect scores – part two of our overview
07 April 2017

Read part two of William Kelley's tasting report on the California Cabernet 2013 vintage, in which he looks at wines rated 97-100 points in a vintage set to live long in the memory for the right reasons. The best of the best...
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Unfiltered: Tupac Shakur Pops Up (With a Chicken-and-Cocktail Restaurant) (Wine Spectator)
07 April 2017

Also in Unfiltered, French Laundry thief cellared behind lock and key, Belvedere weaves a rye garden, and Vinitaly and Oregon get auctions
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Luxury travel: French wine tour ideas
07 April 2017

What better way to fall in love with French wine country than from the balcony of a 13th-century moated château in Beaujolais? Or looking out over a rippling sea of green vines in Languedoc from the poolside of a five-star hotel? Find your inspiration for a luxury tour through France’s most beautiful wine regions…Domaine de Verchant, Languedoc-Rousillon Live like royalty in Fran...
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Strange tales: Raphael and the wine barrel
07 April 2017

The great Renaissance painter Raphael, who died on this day in 1520, has a persistent legend surrounding him that he first sketched one of his most famous paintings on the bottom of a wine barrel.
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db meets: Cedric Nicaise
06 April 2017

With Eleven Madison Park in New York having just been voted the World’s Best Restaurant, we catch up with its wine director, Cedric Nicaise, to talk Champagne.
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April Showers: Bodo’s Schloss launches ‘push for Prosecco’
06 April 2017

Throughout April, Kensington’s Alpine ski lodge-inspired Bodo’s Schloss will provide unlimited Prosecco for £15.
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Stott’s Burgundy-rich collection for sale in NYC
06 April 2017

Sotheby’s has announced that the third part of the Don Stott collection will be sold in New York this May, featuring nearly US$2 million worth of rare Burgundy.
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Nicholas Feuillatte launch limited edition sleeve at John Lewis
06 April 2017

Nicolas Feuillatte has launched a limited edition floral sleeve for its Brut Reserve to be stocked at John Lewis stores throughout summer 2017.
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Eleven Madison Park voted world’s best restaurant
06 April 2017

Eleven Madison Park in New York, owned and run by head chef Daniel Humm, has been voted the world’s best restaurant at a glitzy ceremony in Melbourne.
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COFCO partners with James Suckling
06 April 2017

China's state-owned wine merchant COFCO has just inked an exclusive agreement with wine critic James Suckling, which allows COFCO to translate and use Suckling's tasting notes, videos and tasting reports for wine sale and education in mainland China, the merchant has announced.
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Proust Q&A: Mo Ayoub
06 April 2017

Mo Ayoub, winemaker of Oregon's Ayoub Wines chats to dbHK about his fears, his most treasured possession and Forrest Gump.
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‘DRC of Barossa’ launched in HK
06 April 2017

Dave Powell, the former winemaker and co-founder of Torbreck, has launched his new wine, Powell & Son, in Hong Kong; billing it the ‘the DRC of Barossa’, albeit one with a healthy dash of influence from the northern Rhône and the "unsung hero" of Australian wine, Eden Valley.
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Gorgona: The wine made by prisoners
06 April 2017

An inspiring back story to one of Tuscany’s most expensive white wines...Gorgona island Gorgona is one of Tuscany’s most expensive white wines...
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Miguel Torres: ‘solar energy is a must’
06 April 2017

Generating electricity from the sun “is a must”, according to leading Spanish wine producer and environmental activist, Miguel Torres.
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Bordeaux 2016 Right Bank: Anson’s first impression
06 April 2017

Jane Anson gives her early thoughts on the Bordeaux 2016 Right Bank vintage. Read Jane Anson's early thoughts on the barrel samples...
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Bordeaux Fixer Upper (Wine Spectator)
06 April 2017

Renovated cellars improve winemaking and dazzle visitors
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Casa Gancia launches ‘leggero’ Prosecco
05 April 2017

Casa Gancia has launched a ‘leggero’ Prosecco with a lower sugar content "to tap into a growing trend for low-calorie products".
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Moët ups social media engagement with new link-up
05 April 2017

Moët Hennessy has linked up with Tribe, an online marketplace that links brands to ‘social media micro-influencers’ that has just launched in the UK.
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Steven Spurrier declared ‘the great man of wine’
05 April 2017

Wine critic and producer Steven Spurrier was declared ‘the great man of wine’ at Le Gavroche last week, where his vinous achievements were celebrated in style.
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Records fall at Burgundy sale
05 April 2017

US auction house Hart Davis Hart’s ‘Celebration of Burgundy’ sale realised US$5.6 million, “shattering” a number of records in the process.
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Indie supplier Vindependents boosts wine range by a third
05 April 2017

Vindependents, the wine supplier set up by a group of independent wine merchants to exclusively supply the independent market, has boosted its wine range by nearly a third to 300 wines, as well as almost doubling the number of its suppliers
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Wine is tasted in the brain not mouth
05 April 2017

The flavour of a wine is created by the brain of the taster rather than the wine itself according to Gordon Shepherd, a professor of neuroscience at Yale.
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Graham’s Port receives Royal Warrant
05 April 2017

Symington Family Estates has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment from Her Majesty The Queen as Suppliers of Graham’s Port.
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Hine Cognac appoints new brand ambassador
05 April 2017

Hine Cognac has appointed Enguerrand Leonetti as its new brand ambassador based in France.
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Mumm signs up Formula E ambassadors
05 April 2017

Champagne Mumm has signed up Formula E racing drivers Nelson Piquet Jr and Lucas di Grassi as new brand ambassadors.
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Sauternes 2016 first impression: ‘Names count’ in a mixed vintage
05 April 2017

Bordeaux 2016 proved even more of a waiting game in Sauternes than usual and an initial taste of barrel samples suggests that it will be a mixed vintage, arguably favouring those with the capacity to invest extra resources in grape selection.Sauternes 2016 en primeur samples. NB: Labels shown do not correspond to any specific comments in this 'first impression' article. Jane Anson gives her early...
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California Cabernet 2013 vintage is quite simply the finest – part 1
05 April 2017

In Decanter magazine William Kelley reviewed the once in a life time 2013 vintage. All his reviews are now going online including some of the best scores given by Decanter magazine. 2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon For many winemakers and vintners, California’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon vintage is quite simply the finest of
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Domaine Ponsot adopts new authentication measure
05 April 2017

Before his sudden departure last month, Burgundy producer Laurent Ponsot adopted a new authentication system for his family domaine that allows consumers to check a wine's authenticity and whether or not it's been opened.
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Do You Believe in Wine Ghosts? (Wine Spectator)
05 April 2017

Does the wine world have malevolent spirits?
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Accolade boss steps down after IPO withdrawal
04 April 2017

Accolade CEO Michael East has stepped down from the Australian wine giant, citing the company's withdrawal of its IPO offer for his decision to take early retirement.
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Inflation ups weekly food and drink spend by £21 per week
04 April 2017

Shoppers are forking out on average over £21 more a week for food and drink according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, as retailers own-label ranges continues to see growth.
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Office to install ‘press for Champagne’ buttons on desks
04 April 2017

New luxury London offices will swap the intercom for Champagne buttons with workers waited on hand, foot and now finger.
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How long should you keep wine open? – Ask Decanter
04 April 2017

Had a party or just opened a bottle in the week without finishing it? Don’t be tempted to throw it away, it will probably last longer than you think… How long can wine last once opened? How long should you keep wine open? – Ask Decanter According to a study from Laithwaite’s Wine, the average UK
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Stouty McStoutface steals show at beer festival
04 April 2017

In a result that sounds as though it should be an April fool, the best brew of the CAMRA Gloucester Beer Festival 2017 was… Stouty McStoutface.
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Bordeaux 2016: Suckling hails ‘Left Bank year’
04 April 2017

US wine critic James Suckling has released his last batch of notes for the 2016 barrel samples, hailing the year as decidedly a Left Bank one.
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WSTA warns reform to Licensing Act could increase retailers’ ‘burden’
04 April 2017

The WSTA has warned that some of the changes to licensing proposed by a Lords committee might add “significant burdens” to retailers when they were already dealing with a triple-whammy of increasing duty, business rates uncertainty and Brexit.
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Charles Banks pleads guilty to fraud
04 April 2017

Charles Banks, the former owner of cult California winery Screaming Eagle, has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and could face up to 20 years in prison.
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Edinburgh Gin signs new sponsorship deal with Musselburgh Racecourse
04 April 2017

Following its cogent backing of The Edinburgh Cup Raceday, Edinburgh Gin has signed a £20,000 headline sponsorship deal with Musselburgh Racecourse.
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Small gains again in March for fine wine
04 April 2017

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index gained again in March, for the sixteenth consecutive month, but the rise was a slight 0.7%.
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Majestic launches its first entry-level own-label range
04 April 2017

Majestic is setting its sights at supermarket rivals as it launches its first entry-level own label range.
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Cockburn’s celebrates 200 year anniversary by declaring 2015 vintage
04 April 2017

Cockburn's celebrates its 200 year history by declaring the 2015 Port vintage... Cockburn's declares the 2015 Port vintage...
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Bordeaux 2016 en primeur: Rush to taste despite global uncertainty
04 April 2017

Bordeaux châteaux need to put extra staff in their tasting rooms this week as early signs suggest historically high number of tasters and merchants are heading to taste barrel samples of the 2016 vintage in what has been described by some as the region's equivalent of Paris Fashion Week.Margaux vineyards in Bordeaux, from the book 'Club of Nine' with photos from Andy Katz and words by Jane A...
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Wine Executive Charles Banks Expected to Plead Guilty to Fraud (Wine Spectator)
04 April 2017

The financial adviser, Terroir founder and Mayacamas co-owner was charged with deceiving former NBA star Tim Duncan
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Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017: Results
04 April 2017

Well-priced Cabernet Sauvignon from the New World dominated the medal chart of our inaugural Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters, impressing judges with their quality and approachable price points.
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db Eats: Sakagura
04 April 2017

db's resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to authentic new Japanese site Sakagura on Heddon Street for silky sashimi and saké surprises in a secret booth.
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UK leading market for Bordeaux blanc
04 April 2017

The UK became the leading European export market and second largest global export market for white Bordeaux last year, importing over 3 million bottles.
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AWRS comes into force for retailers
03 April 2017

The Alcohol Wholesales Registration Scheme (AWRS) came into force for retailers over the weekend in a bid to crack down on illicit booze on which no duty has been paid and ensure the legitimacy of retail supply chains.
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Cockburn’s marks bicentenary with 2015 vintage Port
03 April 2017

Cockburn's has declared 2015 a vintage year, announcing the release of a Port from its Quinta dos Canais and Quinta do Vale Coelho vineyards in the Douro Superior and simultaneously marking its bicentennial.
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Final call for Organic Masters entries
03 April 2017

Final entries for The Drinks Business Organic Masters are being accepted ahead of the upcoming deadline of 21 April.
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Top April Fools 2017
03 April 2017

From bling-tastic £10k gin bottles to beer for Shire horses, the drinks industry pulled out the stops for this year's April Fools Day.
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Total Wines overturns ‘unconstitutional’ South Carolina liquor laws
03 April 2017

US wine retailer Total Wines has successfully challenged the traditional liquor laws of South Carolina, after the state’s supreme court branded a cap on the number of stores a retailer can have as “unconstitutional”.
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White Lyan cocktail bar becomes Super Lyan
03 April 2017

Maestro mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana’s wildly successful bottled cocktail bar White Lyan is to get a heroic makeover and become Super Lyan.
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Martin: no thrill but much to admire in 2014s
03 April 2017

The Wine Advocate’s Bordeaux critic, Neal Martin, has returned to taste the 2014 vintage in bottle, the first vintage he rated for the journal.
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Updated: Tasting notes decoded
03 April 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 honeysuckle and green pepper... Don't get caught out at tastings, know your 'honeysuckle' from your 'liquorice' wines. See tasting notes decoded and learn how to talk about wine like an expert.
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Wine lover hidden paradises: Masciarelli Tenute Agricole
03 April 2017

Promotional featureIn one of Italy’s most hidden treasures, a wild region off the beaten track known as Abruzzo – less than one hour 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 most...
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Bordeaux: Lynch-Bages owner buys Haut-Batailley
03 April 2017

The Cazes family of Château Lynch-Bages has put to rest several weeks of speculation in Bordeaux by confirming that it has acquired Château Haut-Batailley, the 1855 Grand Cru Classé estate in Pauillac. Château Haut-Batailley vineyards. Deal confirmed after weeks of rumours...
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Jefford on Monday: Valpolicella Revealed
03 April 2017

Andrew Jefford gets to know a fractious Italian champion....Appassimento grapes at Novaia Andrew Jefford gets to know a fractious Italian champion....
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In the restaurant: The wine tasting ritual — how to handle it like an expert
02 April 2017

Whether it’s a party of friends, clients or even a date — the wine presentation ritual can be a nerve-wracking point in the meal. As the waiter approaches with your chosen bottle, the table chatter dies away and all wait in anticipation for your verdict. Learn how to handle it with the poise and assurance of an expert, with tips Decanter columnist Andrew Jefford, chief restaurant criti...
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The timing of Bordeaux en primeur – ask Decanter
02 April 2017

Why does Bordeaux en primeur take place in the spring...? Why does it take place in the Spring...?
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Lynch-Bages buys Haut-Batailley
01 April 2017

Pauillac fifth growth Château Lynch-Bages has acquired fellow Pauillac fifth, Châtau Haut-Batailley for an undisclosed sum.
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China: Experience the Four Seasons, Shanghai, like never before
01 April 2017

From the 31st March - 31st May, the sophisticated Four Seasons, Shanghai, will be promoting two Chinese Decanter Asia Wine Award winning wines, in both their restaurants. The Four Seasons Shanghai offers two very different settings to enjoy these award-winning wines. On the first floor, guests can visit
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Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Flavorful Recipes for Passover, with 10 Kosher Wine Recommendations (Wine Spectator)
01 April 2017

Chef Michelle Bernstein’s asparagus, cauliflower and bold sauces enliven the Pesach menu. Plus, scores and tasting notes for 10 recommended kosher wines
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Bordeaux Right Bank Quiz: Test your knowledge
01 April 2017

Know your St-Emilion from your Pomerol? What about the other up-and-coming appellations? With Bordeaux en primeur around the corner, there's no better time to test your knowledge...The cellar room at Château Pavie. Test your skills here...
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Exclusive: Owners of Bordeaux’s Château Lynch Bages Buy Haut-Batailley (Wine Spectator)
01 April 2017

One of Pauillac's leading wineries buys a fellow fifth-growth in a deal between families
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Week in pictures: Hong Kong
01 April 2017

Wine and spirit releases galore and the lowdown on the Hong Kong and China market from the head of Vinexpo capped another busy week in HK.
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Glenmorangie’s 8th Private Edition ‘Bacalta’ released in Hong Kong
01 April 2017

Brendan McCarron, head of Maturing Whisky Stocks for Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, was in Hong Kong on Monday to launch Glenmorangie's latest 2017 Private Edition – Glenmorangie Bacalta.
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The week in pictures
01 April 2017

Cointreau's new Blood Orange expression, ballet, bergamot-infused bacon, Easter 'choctails', a Star of Bombay supper club and St Patrick's Day brunch – it's been a busy week in drinks.
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CIVB: Bordeaux is not ‘old fashioned’
01 April 2017

The diversity of Bordeaux and the rise of younger producers in-tune with modern tastes are key to dispelling long-held myths about the region’s wines the Bordeaux Wine Council’s president, Allan Sichel, has said.
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Highlights: Decanter Man of the Year lunch
01 April 2017

The great and the good of the fine wine world gathered for the 2017 Decanter Man of the Year Award lunch at Le Gavroche Restaurant in London’s Mayfair on Tuesday 28 March in honour of this year’s recipient, Steven Spurrier. The new Cuvée Esplendor Vardon Kennett 2013 was poured as the aperitif. Provided by the Torres family specially for the occasion, this was the first time the...
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World’s first gin aged in 100-year old white port barrel
01 April 2017

The Dyfi Distillery in Corris, Gwynedd in Wales has released what is believed to be the world’s first gin aged in 100-year old white port barrels.
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Hot new London bar openings: March
01 April 2017

Our latest round-up of new drinking dens in the capital includes a Sherry bar within London's smallest 'grand' hotel, a '60s-inspired kitsch cocktail bar, and a basement bar in a former prison.
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Brexit will boost travel retail as duty free makes comeback
31 March 2017

As work begins on hashing out a deal for the UK to leave the EU, the UK ferry industry is hopeful that its departure will provide a welcome boon for the travel retail sector, paving the way for the return of duty-free shopping on board for the first time in 20 years.
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Cotswolds Distillery raises £1.5m for expansion
31 March 2017

The Cotswolds Distillery has raised £1.5 million, just one month after launching its crowdfunding campaign, to help fund its expansion ahead of the launch if the Cotswolds' first ever single malt whisky.
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Restaurant finds stash of Latour under secret trapdoor
31 March 2017

The owners of a restaurant in Berkshire have discovered a secret cellar stocked with £20,000 worth of vintage wines, including Chateau Latour, after stumbling across a hidden trapdoor.
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Franciacorta embraces forgotten grape to fight climate change
31 March 2017

Italy's Franciacorta producers are hoping that an indigenous grape variety rejected as inferior several hundred years ago can be used in their sparkling wines as a new 'ally' against climate change. Aldo Fiordelli introduces Erbamat below. And a new 'ally' against climate change...
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Mouton Cadet全新出击
31 March 2017

据Baron Philippe de Rothschild的执行总监Hugues Lechanoine称,在获得果实采购的绝对控制权之后,以全新形象出现的Mouton Cadet现在已是一款已故“男爵夫人都会甚至在酒庄里喝”的酒款。
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Unfiltered: French Winemakers Cap Peaceful Protest by Smashing Bottles, Setting Fires (Wine Spectator)
31 March 2017

Also in Unfiltered, it's Showtime for David Chang with Billions cameo, Miraval makes olive oil and a Cocoa artist goes cuckoo for corks
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Wine Spectator Announces the 2017 Grand Tour (Wine Spectator)
31 March 2017

Tastings in three American cities will showcase 241 wines from around the world
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Dominus Estate Vertical: Our top wines
31 March 2017

William Kelley has been catching up on the back vintages of this iconic Napa Estate. Below, you can find his vertical tasting notes of this highly rated wine owned by Christian Moueix. William Kelley's top wines from this special vertical...
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Highlights: Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter 2017
31 March 2017

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Lidl Wine Cellar spring collection launched
31 March 2017

Lidl's newest range of Wine Cellar wines have just launched online and in stores. Decanter's Tina Gellie takes a look... Lidl's newest range of Wine Cellar wines have just launched online and in stores. Decanter's Tina Gellie takes a look...
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Manzo Reopens at Eataly New York (Wine Spectator)
31 March 2017

Plus, Rural Society closes in Chicago and Cosme’s Enrique Olvera opens a new restaurant in Manhattan
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Restaurant Spotlight: Easy Bistro & Bar (Wine Spectator)
31 March 2017

Get a taste of Tennessee at this Chattanooga wine haven
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Pernod Ricard indicates price hike post article 50
31 March 2017

French drinks producer Pernod Ricard has indicated that it may have to increase prices within its its UK portfolio after Teresa May pulled the trigger on article 50, starting the process of the UK leaving the EU.
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Language and brand awareness highlighted for China market
31 March 2017

Industry leaders from across the Chinese wine and spirits industry highlighted the role of language and brand awareness in the rise of Chinese wine and spirits sector at a panel discussion held in Hong Kong this week.
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Liv-ex introduces ‘fair value’ method
31 March 2017

After calling for an end to “opaque” en primeur pricing, Liv-ex has laid out a “fair value” methodology, which it says could lead to a new consensus on pricing and help Bordeaux “reinvent itself in the internet age”.
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Partridges releases anniversary Chelsea Flower gin
31 March 2017

Chelsea-based grocer Partridges, which has held a Royal Warrant since 1994, has released a Chelsea Flower Gin to coincide with this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show and mark its 45th year.
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S**t-faced Shakespeare comes back for more
31 March 2017

S**t-faced Shakespeare, a travelling theatre company, is returning to London, performing the playwright’s classics with a twist – one cast member is always drunk.
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Biggest vineyard threats and how to fight them
31 March 2017

Knowing your powdery mildew from your flavescence dorée is crucial to protecting a vineyard, as any viticulturist will know. Here, we round up a handful of the most common vineyard foes, and how to fight them.
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Mouton Cadet now good enough for the Baroness
30 March 2017

Having gained complete control over sourcing, a new look Mouton Cadet is now a wine that the late “Baroness would drink even at the château”, according to Hugues Lechanoine, managing director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild.
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£10 is the ‘sweet spot’ for wine
30 March 2017

Consumers looking to get the maximum quality to price ratio should look to spend £10 on a bottle of wine, according to former Waitrose boss Mark Price.
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Le Gavroche celebrates 50th birthday
30 March 2017

Two Michelin-starred London stalwart Le Gavroche in Mayfair is marking its 50th birthday this year with a limited edition ‘Back to the Classics’ menu.
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纳帕名庄Beaulieu迎来新酿酒师
30 March 2017

近日,澳洲酒业巨头富邑集团(Treasury Wine Estate,以下简称TWE)任命Trevor Durling为其在纳帕谷酒庄Beaulieu Vineyards的酿酒师兼总经理。
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What Le Gavroche served at its 50th birthday lunch
30 March 2017

Monday 27 March may not have been a good day to eat out in Britain as many of the nation's top chefs gathered to celebrate 50 years of Roux family restaurant Le Gavroche. Le Gavroche. Decanter attended a special lunch to celebrate...
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Anson: Bordeaux wine consultants and their own châteaux
30 March 2017

Bordeaux's top wine consultants give professional advice to hundreds of estates in the region and beyond, but how about going straight to the source? Here is a list of top consultants and the châteaux that they own. Eric Boissenot in his lab. He is described by some as Bordeaux's secret weapon thanks to his work with many top Left Bank estates. Jane Anson reveals the estates owned by the to...
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Article 50: Wine leaders lobby for interim deal after Brexit
30 March 2017

Wine producers, importers and retailers have united across the English Channel to call for a transitional deal that keeps trade flowing after the UK made good on its promise to trigger Article 50 and start the Brexit stopwatch. No deal not good enough, says UK and EU trade...
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db Eats: La Dame de Pic
30 March 2017

db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Anne-Sophie Pic’s debut London venture at the Four Seasons for classic French fine dining with a twist.
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DFS unveils 6th Masters of Wines and Spirits in Singapore
30 March 2017

The DFS Group has launched its sixth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits in Singapore, featuring a collection of more than 60 Cognacs, wines and whiskies from over 50 legendary houses.
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UK and EU trade bodies stand united as May triggers Brexit
30 March 2017

As UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggers article 50 for the UK to leave the EU after 44 years, the industry stands with EU colleagues to maintain smooth trade.
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Fine wine investment: back in La La land
29 March 2017

The wines of the Côte Rôtie don’t often set the market alight, because they are such small participants in the overall game but the performance of the famous 'La Las' over the last six months has been little short of spectacular.
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En primeur: call for end to pricing opacity
29 March 2017

The opacity of en primeur pricing decisions is a hindrance to the future of the system, has cost the industry millions of euros and in an age of ever-greater digital transparency has to end, Liv-ex has argued.
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Growth of US craft beer slows as ‘big beer’ snaps up brewers
29 March 2017

The US craft beer industry added 1.4 million barrels to its production volume in 2016, growing the segment by 6%, despite losing 1.2 million barrels to 'big beer' producers that have snapped up numerous craft brewers.
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Jack Daniel’s launches Lynchburg lemonade
29 March 2017

Renowned Tennessee whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s has launched its first premix cocktail – Lynchburg Lemonade – in the off-trade.
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Treasury appoints new winemaker for Beaulieu Vineyards
29 March 2017

Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates has appointed Trevor Durling as general manager and winemaker for its Napa estate, Beaulieu Vineyards.
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World’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 announced
29 March 2017

The long list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards has been announced with three London venues making it into the top 100.
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Peter Gago named global ambassador for South Australia
29 March 2017

Penfolds' chief winemaker, Peter Gago, has become the first ambassador of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, helping to help champion South Australia, which joined the organisation last year.
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Bordeaux 2016: What merchants and traders are saying about price
29 March 2017

Bordeaux should make fewer pricing decisions 'behind closed doors', says a report ahead of en primeur tasting week as new research suggests international merchants are hoping that 2016 prices won't sour the fine market's recovery story. How much of Bordeaux 2016 will be sold in-barrel? Expert commentary from Liv-ex, Wine Lister & BI...
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What does Brexit mean for supermarket wine? – ask Decanter
29 March 2017

What does Brexit mean for everyday supermarket wine prices? We take another look at this question now that the UK has triggered Article 50, kick-starting two years of negotiations that will lead to Britain leaving the European Union. Credit: Steve Cukrov / Alamy What does Brexit mean for everyday supermarket wine prices?
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Wine Legislation Roundup: A Consumer's Guide to 2017 State Politics (Wine Spectator)
29 March 2017

States set most of the rules for alcohol sales and production. So what are your state senators and representatives up to?
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Visit seven wineries in a day: Haro wine festival in Rioja
29 March 2017

And you don't even have to drive... All within walking distance...
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How to let a wine a wine breathe, and when – Ask Decanter
29 March 2017

Don't fall for the old myth that simply removing the cork will make a difference. We get some expert advice about when you should – and shouldn’t – give wine a chance to breathe… Don't fall for the old myth...
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8 & $20: Braised Lamb Shanks and Lentil Stew Recipe (Wine Spectator)
29 March 2017

Lamb is on the spring menu, even with a chill in the air—stay cozy with this hearty braise and a Rhône red
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Tesco reaches agreement with Serious Fraud Office
29 March 2017

Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, has reached an agreement with the Serious Fraud Office over past financial practices that will see it paying a £129 million penalty and around £85 million in compensation to certain shareholders.
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Rousset opens London wine shop and cafe
28 March 2017

Restaurateur and sommelier Xavier Rousset is to open a wine café with its own basement wine shop in London’s Mayfair next month.
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Brewdog backtracks after social media barrage
28 March 2017

Aberdeenshire-based Brewdog has reversed its decision to take legal action against The Wolf pub in Birmingham and has offered to reimburse rebranding costs, following a name row.
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Laithwaite’s campaigns against wine waste
28 March 2017

UK wine merchant Laithwaite’s has launched a new campaign dubbed ‘Save Our Wines’ after research shows UK households throw the equivalent of 624 million bottles a year down the drain.
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‘Pawsecco’ for cats and dogs released
28 March 2017

Your furry friends need never feel left out at mealtimes again as Pawsecco – a herbal ‘wine’ for cats and dogs – has gone on sale in the UK.
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Vinexpo outlines challenges of Brexit
28 March 2017

As British prime minister Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50, Vinexpo has outlined the five key issues the wine and spirits industries will face in the wake of Brexit.
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Burgundy dominates first part of Sotheby’s sale
28 March 2017

The first part of Sotheby’s ‘Monumental Collection’ achieved US$1.9 million when it took place in New York on Saturday.
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Bordeaux Liquid Gold takes on Domaine de Baronarques
28 March 2017

Bordeaux Liquid Gold, has gained exclusive distribution rights for Rothschild family’s Languedoc estate, Domaine de Baronarques, for Malaysia market.
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North Canterbury New Zealand’s ‘hidden little secret’
28 March 2017

Marlborough and Central Otago might grab much of New Zealand's winemaking limelight, and for good reason. But a tiny wine region an hour outside of Christchurch, described as a "hidden secret" by one winemaker, is working to raise its profile.
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Château Guiraud fires starting gun with 2016 release
28 March 2017

Château Guiraud has already released its Bordeaux 2016 Sauternes wine price, putting itself out in-front of the usual en primeur campaign season.Château Guiraud Sauternes. Sauternes estate gets the jump on rivals...
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WSTA: Brexit could see ‘resurgence of alcohol smugglers’
28 March 2017

The WSTA has warned that UK ports could face severe delays and gridlocks that could prompt a resurgence of alcohol smugglers if plans to ensure frictionless borders before the UK leaves the EU are not put in place.
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High acidity not the reason for Champagne’s slow progress in China
28 March 2017

Thibaut le Mailloux, communication director of Comité Champagne, has dismissed the idea that high acidity is the culprit behind Champagne’s slow penetration in China and underlined the importance of education to help unlock its market potential.
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db interview: Lee Applbaum of Patrón Tequila
28 March 2017

We catch up with Patrón's CMO to talk Margaritas, George Clooney, the agave shortage and Mexico having a moment this year.
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BBR joins WSET as Silver Corporate Patron
28 March 2017

Berry Bros. & Rudd has joined Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as a Silver Corporate Patron.
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Target unveils new concept store
28 March 2017

US-based discount retailer Target is set to launch a new concept store outside Houston in Texas, in a bid to offer an “elevated experience” to consumers and keep bricks-and-mortar shopping “relevant” as online retailing grows.
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Week in pictures: Chengdu wine fair
28 March 2017

We've rounded up some of the highlights from last week's Chengdu wine fair including a the launch of JD.com's 'Authentic Goods Alliance', Vinitaly's partnership with 1919 and a troop of mythical monkey kings.
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Uruguay’s Bodega Garzón signs up Francis Mallmann
28 March 2017

Uruguay's Bodega Garzón has signed up top Argentine chef Francis Mallmann as its culinary director as part of its bid to build the country's reputation as a winemaking region and luxury tourism destination.
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Captain Cook’s wine-stained waistcoat fails to find buyer
28 March 2017

A beautifully embroidered but wine-stained waistcoat that once belonged to Captain James Cook did not find a buyer when auctioned in Sydney on Sunday.
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Gallo snaps up Napa vineyard
27 March 2017

US-based wine producer E&J Gallo Winery has acquired Stagecoach, a 1,300 acre vineyard in Napa Valley in California, for an undisclosed sum.
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Top 10 sommelier pet peeves
27 March 2017

It's not uncommon for sommeliers to get it in the neck from exacting diners, but what of the habits that irk even their fellow sommeliers?
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Bordeaux 2016: Rothschild estates lead Suckling’s scores
27 March 2017

The 2016 wines of Mouton and Lafite Rothschild have both received 100-point ratings from US critic James Suckling’s first set of scores with the latter compared to the "legendary" 1959.
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Jefford on Monday: Of schist and schists
27 March 2017

Andrew Jefford attends a ‘terroir tasting’ – and addresses one of the key wine questions of our time... An example of a schist vineyard in Terraces du Larzac, Languedoc-Roussillon. Andrew Jefford digs into a big terroir debate...
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UK ports face standstill after Brexit, warns wine trade
27 March 2017

UK ports will be ‘stopped dead’ and wine could be held there for days if a customs deal isn't reached in Brexit negotiations, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned as the government prepares to trigger Article 50 this week. Lorries waiting on the docks at the port of Dover. Leaving customs union would have consequences, says WSTA...
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In the restaurant: How to complain about your wine — and get the right result
25 March 2017

What kind of restaurant diner are you? Would you complain if you had a problem with the service? Or would you smile politely while clenching your fist under the table - in a classically British, non-confrontational manner? Sommelier Emily O’Hare gives advice on how to flag up a faulty wine, and what to expect from the restaurant when you do… Read our sommelier’s guide to making...
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Should You "Go Dry" for Your Health? (Wine Spectator)
25 March 2017

Abstaining from alcohol for a time has become a popular health trend, but it's unclear if a month off is better than simply cutting back how much you drink
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Sommelier Talk: The New Face of Wine at Gramercy Tavern (Wine Spectator)
25 March 2017

West Coaster Justin Timsit takes the helm at a New York City institution
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Bordeaux Left Bank wine quiz – Test your knowledge
25 March 2017

How well do you really know this cornerstone of the fine wine world? With Bordeaux en primeur on the horizon, and Decanter's Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter happening this weekend in London, test your Left Bank skills here. Bottles of Lafite from the early 19th Century in the château cellars in Bordeaux. Test your skills on this classic region...
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TWE rolls out Manchester City-themed wine in China
25 March 2017

Wolf Blass was one of the most talked about wine brands at the Chengdu wine Fair. It rolled out a Manchester City-themed wine for China, while outperforming first growth Margaux and Italy's Sassicaia in a Cabernet-based blind tasting held at the Shangri-la.
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The week in pictures
25 March 2017

A packed three days at ProWein, the naming of Eben Sadie as this year's Winemakers' Winemaker and the arrival of a Buckfast tonic easter egg – it's been a busy week for the drinks trade.
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ASC turns to on-trade and New World wines
25 March 2017

ASC Fine Wines, China’s biggest wine importer by volume, will strengthen its on-trade sales sector and introduce new brands from Australia and Chile for 2017, its chief operating officer revealed during the Chengdu Wine Fair this week.
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Ruinart launches duo of vintage Champagnes
25 March 2017

Ruinart has released two prestige vintage cuvées under its Dom Ruinart label, the Dom Ruinart 2006 and Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004, which are the first Dom Ruinart vintage releases from the house in three years.
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Alcohol linked again to reduced heart disease risks
25 March 2017

The largest study yet carried out on the effect of alcohol on the heart has again shown that moderate consumption is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular diseases.
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Drip-free wine bottle unveiled
25 March 2017

Scientists at Brandeis University in Massachusetts have developed a wine bottle that doesn’t drip when poured.
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Casella家族品牌重整结构确保家族业权
25 March 2017

据澳洲媒体报导,著名葡萄酒品牌黄尾袋鼠(Yellow Tail)的生产商Casella Family Brands近日重整公司结构,以确保其业权保留在家族手中。
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Follador Prosecco drives down sulphite use
25 March 2017

Italian Prosecco brand Follador has reduced the level of sulphites used in its wines by 30% since the introduction of a revolutionary new system that it claims cancels out the negative effects of oxidation during pressing, reducing the need for sulphites.
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南非葡萄酒活动将于4月在港展开
25 March 2017

南非葡萄酒协会(Wines of South Africa)近日宣布将于4月于香港展开长达一个月的葡萄酒推广活动,以展现“南非葡萄酒的高品质和多样性”。
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Pink shares ‘dirty little secret’ with Olly Smith
25 March 2017

Popstar Pink has revealed that she owns a vineyard in California and has been quietly making her own wines for the past four years, getting her hands dirty and pruning for "days" while listening to Beck.
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Dom Pérignon to launch 2009 vintage – ahead of 2008
25 March 2017

2017 will mark the first time in Dom Pérignon's history that the prestige cuvée’s has chosen to release vintages in reverse order.
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Uncorked: Auriane d’Aramon
25 March 2017

The St Emilion-born wine buyer on growing with wine in the blood, her addiction to chocolate, and wine epiphany with a bottle of Salon 1995.
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Ageing wine: Double magnum versus bottle
24 March 2017

Decanter's content director John Stimpfig investigates the differences between ageing wine in bottle and double magnum, following a recent blind tasting with top Pomerol estate, Château La Conseillante and its new technical director, Marielle Cazeaux. Credit: Château La Conseillante. Decanter's Content Director John Stimpfig investigates the differences between ageing wine in bottle...
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Want to Eat at the French Laundry? Buy a Ticket (Wine Spectator)
24 March 2017

Thomas Keller's Napa restaurant switches to ticketed reservations, but are diners ready for the shift?
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Unfiltered: Bordeaux Goes Wild with Sebastiao Salgado Photos of Nature's Extremes (Wine Spectator)
24 March 2017

Also in Unfiltered, Italian wine- and cheese-crime spreads, Charlie Palmer pairs pigs, and Sting plays ProWein
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Exclusive: Gallo Buys Stagecoach Vineyard and its 600 Acres of Napa Valley Hillside Vines (Wine Spectator)
24 March 2017

The Pritchard Hill site, developed by Jan Krupp, is a source of many outstanding wines
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Around the world in six Cabernets
24 March 2017

What would the wine world be without Cabernet Sauvignon? Here are six classic examples from across the globe, in case you feel like creating the mother of all Cabernet comparative tastings... Great Cabernets of the world: Wines from a Decanter tasting held in 2015. Inspiration for putting together a global Cabernet tasting...
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Tesco adds new ‘top of the line’ tier to Finest range
24 March 2017

Tesco has bolstered its premium own label Finest range with the roll out of ten new wines that it described as "luxury... without the usual price-tag".
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Proust Q&A: Eduardo Chadwick
24 March 2017

Eduardo Chadwick, president of Viña Errázuriz, chats to dbHK about his definition of happiness, his love of mountain climbing, swimming and his ideal dinner party with Angelina Jolie.
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The fake, the fraudulent and the lookalikes at Chengdu Wine Fair
24 March 2017

Ever heard about Petrus' second label or Château Cheval Blanc's commemorative 'Clos du Cheval Blanc'? You shouldn't have because neither exists, but that did not stop them from making an appearance at the Chengdu Wine Fair.
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Hot London restaurant openings: March
24 March 2017

Our latest round up of openings in the capital includes a Chinese tea house, French fancy, Tamarind spin-off and sister sites for The Ivy Café, Pizza Pilgrims and Coya.
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Wine app Vivino ups customer recommendations
24 March 2017

Wine reviewing app Vivino has launched a new recommendation service, Vivino Merchant, which gives customers wine recommendation based on their previous searches.
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Moser: You are not going to stop China
24 March 2017

The ambition of Chinese wine producers to play among the world's top players is "unbelievable", says Lenz Moser, consultant winemaker to China's biggest producer, who is steadfast in his belief that China is the future.
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Black Pearl to lead Bonhams sale
24 March 2017

A magnum of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII ‘Black Pearl’ Cognac in a Baccarat decanter will headline Bonhams’ next London fine and rare sale.
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British WWI spirits bottles found in Israel
24 March 2017

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a refuse pit filled with "hundreds" of empty bottles of wine, beer and spirits consumed by the British army when it was campaigning in the area against the Ottomans 100 years ago.
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Casella Family Brands restructures to ensure family ownership
23 March 2017

Casella Family Brands, the producer of Yellow Tail, has restructured to ensure it will stay in family hands, according to reports in the Australian press.
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Pol Roger launches fresh campaign with new agency
23 March 2017

Pol Roger has appointed London-based design and marketing agency St Luke’s Communications to launch a new UK campaign with the tagline "a duty to delight since 1849".
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Tesco pulls Heineken beers in apparent price row
23 March 2017

Tesco has reportedly removed Heineken beers and ciders from its shelves in an apparent pricing row that echoes its spat with Marmite owner, Unilever last summer.
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How to have the best Decanter Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter
23 March 2017

If you're coming to the Decanter Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter in London this weekend, here's our insider tips on how to have the best time. Our insider tips on how to have the best time...
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Anson: The last little guys of Pauillac
23 March 2017

It's not all multi-million euro mansion houses and vineyard estates in this vaunted appellation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Jane Anson meets the winemakers who still represent another side of Pauillac. Grapes are brought in during harvest at Domaine Les Sadons in Pauillac. Jane Anson goes beyond the multi-million euro estates...
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Singer Pink reveals California winery and early love for Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Interview
23 March 2017

American singer-songwriter Pink, or P!nk, has opened up about her passion for fine wine, including her 'dirty little secret' project in southern California, the wines on her gig 'rider' and dinner with the late Loire legend Charly Foucault and his family. Pink spoke to Olly Smith for the first in a podcast series of interviews with well-known celebrities who enjoy wine, called A Glass With. Pin...
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Luxury travel: Italian wine tour ideas
23 March 2017

Ever dreamt of waking up in a Tuscan palazzo, surrounded by Chianti vineyards? Or perhaps a 12th-century castle in the heart of Barolo? Here's some inspiration for a luxury tour through Italy's finest wine regions… Stunning views across the azure bay... Credit: Porto Roca Explore Italy’s best wine regions via castles, palazzos and boutique hotels…
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World Water Day: Decanter donates a further £50,000 to WaterAid
23 March 2017

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. Decanter's latest donation...
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Ulysse Collin launches ‘Rosé de saignée’ exclusively for HK & China
23 March 2017

Congy-based Champagne grower, Ulysse Collin, has launched its 2012 'Rosé de Saignée' exclusively for Hong Kong and China.
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Gang arrested in wine and cheese bust
23 March 2017

Italian police have arrested a gang of criminals that have stolen hundreds of thousands of euro’s worth of fine wine and cheese since 2015.
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Top 10 new products: March
23 March 2017

This month saw the launch of Lanson's first organic Champagne label, a milestone rum release to mark the 25-year career of one Jamaican distiller, and the return of Hofmeister.
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Fine wine investment: are the ‘seconds’ understood?
23 March 2017

Although there has been much talk about 'second wines' in recent years, the close correlation in prices regardless of points achieved suggests they are not yet properly understood or appreciated by the market.
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Premium Sherry tipped to grow 18% by 2021
23 March 2017

After a tumultuous few years the fortunes of Sherry may be about to turn, believes Gonzalez Byass, with the IWSR predicting sales of premium Sherry to grow 18% by 2021, helped by a boom in premium spanish restaurants and interest by younger consumers.
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Cognac Frapin VSOP’s new look
23 March 2017

Frapin VSOP’s new decanter was revealed at ProWein on Monday, with stocks available in the UK from April.
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Video: Italian police arrest suspected wine and cheese gang
23 March 2017

Italian police have arrested several suspected fine wine and cheese thieves and released a video of a gang stealing wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano in the north of the country. Wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano in a factory in Italy. Police reveal details of 'Operation wine and cheese'...
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New US players looks to shake-up US wine wholesaling
22 March 2017

A Californian tech-based wholesaler is launching in the US, aiming to democratise access to the US market for smaller producers.
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Coffee more popular than wine in the UK
22 March 2017

The coffee industry is now worth over double the value of the wine industry in the UK, with three new coffee shops opening every day in Britain.
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New records set at ProWein 2017
22 March 2017

Director of ProWein, Marius Berlemann, described this year’s show as “sensational” after record numbers of visitors and exhibitors were reported.
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Figeac’s auction consignment 100% sold
22 March 2017

An ex-cellar consignment of Château Figeac was 100% sold by Christie’s in London last week, realising over £100,000.
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Where is all the Champagne going? See the latest figures
22 March 2017

As the UK gears up to trigger Article 50 next week, a new report shows the extent of damage inflicted on Champagne sales in Britain by a 'sudden' fall in the pound sterling currency amid the Brexit vote. Below, see charts based on Comité Champagne data to show which country drank the most in 2016. Top destinations and fastest risers...
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Nicolas Feuillatte debuts in Hong Kong & Macau
22 March 2017

Hong Kong importer, Omtis Fine Wines, has gained the exclusive distrbution rights for France's Champagne brand Nicolas Feuillatte in Hong Kong and Macau.
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Hong Kong to roll out a South African wine campaign in April
22 March 2017

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) will host a month-long Camapign in Hong Kong next month to highlight the "quality and diversity of South African wines," the wine trade association has announced.
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Wine Is What You Bring to It (Wine Spectator)
22 March 2017

The greatest wines are always a two-way street
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Stone Brewing makes sewage water beer
22 March 2017

San Diego’s Stone Brewing have created Full Circle, a pale ale made from 100% recycled sewage water.
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Cape Town weekend road trip
22 March 2017

Take wine weekend road trip through South Africa's Cape Town and along the coast to Hermanus, with the best food and wine along the way.... Stop off at Betty's Bay to see the African Jackass penguins. Take a wine weekend road trip...
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Ed Sheeran buys Italian villa with vineyard – report
22 March 2017

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has joined the ranks of musician celebrities who own vineyards by acquiring a villa in Italy's Umbria region, according to reports. Ed Sheeran at Glastonbury festival in 2014. Young British musician buys villa in Umbria...
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Groupon UK launch Prosecco nail polish
22 March 2017

Groupon have launched a fizz flavoured nail polish, the latest and perhaps most peculiar addition to the long list of Prosecco themed paraphernalia.
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US, Canada & Mexico driving Champagne growth
22 March 2017

While sales slide in the UK, Champagne corks are popping in the US, Canada and Mexico, where a thirst for the fizz is driving the export growth of the category.
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Brexit blamed for tumbling Champagne sales
22 March 2017

Champagne sales in the UK have taken a tumble over the last year, with the Brexit vote being blamed for a 14% fall in value sales of the sparkler.
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Naming ‘the people’s English fizz’
21 March 2017

Naked Wines’ ‘the people’s English fizz' is in need of a name, following confirmation of the blend chosen by its investors.
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Best value buys from Northern Rhône 2015
21 March 2017

John Livingstone-Learmonth says the Rhône 2015 vintage is shaping up to be one for the ages. Many of these wines look fantastic value in the initial merchant offerings, so we've picked the ones to hunt down.... Great value wines from this top vintage....
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Fears over sommelier shortfall as Brexit looms
21 March 2017

Brexit is making it harder to recruit talented sommeliers from Europe, according to senior members of the UK trade - echoing growing concerns throughout the UK hospitality industry. Judges pretend to be restaurant diners at the ‘world’s best sommelier’ competition in Mendoza, Argentina, 2016. Can the UK still attract enough talent?...
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Article 50 date set: What to do before Brexit
21 March 2017

UK prime minister Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50 on 29 March. Nothing is certain after that point, and it's not as if no one ever crossed the English Channel prior to the EU, but if you're a British wine lover living in the UK then here's a few things that you could try out before the country plunges into Brexit. Theresa May said that the UK was prepared to leave the single market. Thin...
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Boscarelli's Red Wine Romance
21 March 2017

Old romantic W. Blake Gray meets the family behind the most sought-after wines in Montepulciano.
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Eben Sadie wins Winemakers’ Winemaker Award 2017
21 March 2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine and the drinks business are delighted to announce Eben Sadie, of South Africa's Sadie Family Wines, as the winner of the 2017 Winemakers’ Winemaker Award.
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Ambitious millennials see on-trade as viable career path
21 March 2017

Ambitious millennials increasingly see hospitality as a viable career path, an operations director in the on-trade has claimed.
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Sonoma company launches wine and weed pairings
21 March 2017

A Californian cannabis company has started to hold wine and weed pairings.
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Kitchen chatter: Simon Wilson
21 March 2017

Simon Wilson, the creator of Taste of Hong Kong, chats to dbHK about what he would serve for his last meal on earth and his ideal dinner party with Barack Obama.
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Week in pictures: Hong Kong
21 March 2017

It has been a busy week in Hong Kong's drinks industry from the dbHK's inaugural Asian Masters Cabernet Sauvignon competition and a Rhone 2015 en primeur tasting to Ned Goodwin MW's masterclass on Champagne and the French GourMay press conference and Castilla-La Mancha tasting.
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Lidl beefs up spirits team
21 March 2017

UK retailer Lidl has appointed award-winner bartender Tristan Stephenson, the co-founder of Purl, City hotspot the Worship Street Whistling Shop and bar consultancy Fluid Movement, to beef up its spirits buying team.
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Grupo Bodegas Palacio 1894
21 March 2017

Promotional featureOne of Rioja’s most esteemed producers; but it hasn’t limited itself to just the one region, having spread its wings over recent years, setting up home in Toro, Rueda and Ribera del Duero, where it continues to blend its hallmarks of both tradition and innovation... Bodegas Palacio, Rioja Onwards and upwards’ should be Grupo Bodegas Palacio 1894’s motto...
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Spotted at ProWein: Sting
20 March 2017

Sting and wife Trudie Styler attended ProWein on Sunday to announce the launch of the Il Palagio Tasting Tour.
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TWE appoints Tom King as new Europe md
20 March 2017

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed Tom King as its Europe managing director following the untimely death last week of Dan Townsend.
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Jefford on Monday: Value from a great vintage
20 March 2017

Andrew Jefford provides tasting notes for Crozes-Hermitage 2015 red wines, arguing that the appellation offers some of the best value in this highly praised Rhône vintage. Crozes-Hermitage vineyards in the Northern Rhône. Andrew Jefford on Crozes-Hermitage 2015...
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Britain Hit by Ginflation
20 March 2017

The authorities add a British classic to the ways they measure inflation.
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Wine Legend: Château Haut-Brion, Blanc 1989
20 March 2017

Find out why the much sought-after Château Haut-Brion, Blanc 1989 is a Decanter wine legend... Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame...
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In the restaurant: How to order wine for the table — people pleasing and pairings
19 March 2017

Ordering the wine for a table of friends, family or business associates can feel like a crushing responsibility. How do you keep your cool while second-guessing or placating the demands of those around you? If only you could remember what that article you read said about matching wine and seafood. Here's some advice from Decanter columnist Andrew Jefford, chief restaurant critic Fiona Beckett and...
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Thirty years of Castello di Ama, L’Apparita
18 March 2017

See our expert Aldo Fiordelli's favourite L'Apparita wines from an anniversary vertical tasting, read a profile of the Tuscan estate and hear about its 'Judgement of Paris' moment. Castello di Ama See expert Aldo Fiordelli's favourite wines...
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2015 Bordeaux Offers Classic Wines
18 March 2017

As the 2016 en primeur campaign looms, Margaret Rand tastes the much-anticipated 2015 wines.
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Australia: Three reasons why you should visit the Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant this Autumn
18 March 2017

Decanter has partnered with the exclusive Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant to give you the chance to relax and enjoy a selection of Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016 award-winning wines and champagnes complimented by delicious cuisine in a luxurious and scenic setting. Here are three reasons why you need to pay Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant a visit: Incredible location Situated in...
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Top five unexpectedly expensive Chinese wines
18 March 2017

Would you pay first-growth money for Chinese wine? We bring you the most expensive Chinese wines in a round-up that makes Lafite Rothschild look cheap.
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Champagne tasting to champion blanc de blancs
18 March 2017

London’s rebranded Champagne tasting on 29 March is to focus on vintage, rosé and blanc de blancs styles of fizz.
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The week in pictures
18 March 2017

A jam-packed week in the drinks industry featured Bénédictine liqueur's cocktail competition, Flint Wines' song themed portfolio tasting and a trip to Raw Wine London.
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Diam launches agglomerated cork with plant-based binder
18 March 2017

Diam has launched a new agglomerated cork that uses a plant-based binder and beeswax filler in place of polyurethane glue and plastic microparticles.
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Tapping the potential: allergen awareness in drinks
18 March 2017

Mike Edmunds of Trade Interchange discusses how pubs, bars and breweries can tackle the task of supplier management in relation to allergens in drinks.
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The Loire wine quiz – Test your knowledge
18 March 2017

How well do you know the Loire? Do you think of great Châteaux and wonderful sweet wines, or do you simply know it as the home of Sauvignon Blanc? Test your skills below. Loire Valley vines were hit hard by spring frost in 2016. Take the Decanter.com Loire wine quiz below. See more Decanter.com wine quizzes
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Northern Rhône 2015: Full overview of this ‘excellent’ vintage
18 March 2017

This is an excellent vintage and is deserving of its early tag as one to match the best years of the 20th Century in the Northern Rhône, says John Livingstone-Learmonth. Read his full vintage report below, including a summary of each appellation. Northern Rhône 2015 lives up to the hype... This vintage lives up to the hype - see the best...
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Top Northern Rhône 2015: The highest scorers
18 March 2017

John Livingstone-Learmonth isn't prone to hyperbole but agreed with several producers who think Rhône 2015 is a once-in-a-generation vintage in northern areas. Here are the wines he thought were the best of the best for Northern Rhône 2015... The best of the best from an exciting vintage...
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DBG Italia breaks away from Berry Bros
18 March 2017

DBG Italia, David Berry Green’s Italian wine agency, is to become an independent business from Berry Bros. & Rudd.
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Wine corkage and offers: London wine bars and restaurants
17 March 2017

Find the best value food and wine with these offers in London wine bars and restaurants... Trying to save money...?
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A Glass With: a new wine podcast
17 March 2017

Wine columnist, writer and Saturday Kitchen regular, Olly Smith, and wine writer, educator and consultant, Richard Hemming MW, have launched ‘A Glass With…’ a new wine podcast.
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Burgundy’s La Burgondie joins Conviviality
17 March 2017

Burgundian brand La Burgondie has set its sights on the UK off-trade believing there to be a gap in the market for an affordable Burgundy brand that is "approachable and accessible".
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For the weekend: Great wines under £20
17 March 2017

Decanter international tastings director Christelle Guibert hunts the tastings to find exciting, great value wines, all for under £20. See our selection of green-tinted and zesty Albariños... Dodge the St Patrick’s Day Guinness and enjoy a green and zesty Albariño instead…
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Prosecco DOC chief to ban Glyphosate chemical spray
17 March 2017

Grape growers for Prosecco DOC are set to be banned from using three chemical sprays, including one that was only this week judged safe by the European Union's watchdog, the president of the appellation has said. Glera grapes, used in Prosecco production, on the vine. President of DOC council says he is committed to ban...
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Budweiser to make microgravity beer for Martians
17 March 2017

Budweiser has joined the space race to become the first to send beer to Mars, embarking on a mission to produce a microgravity brew that can be enjoyed on the Red Planet.
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Whisky Auctioneer to offer rare Karuizawa 1960
17 March 2017

Online Scotch whisky auction company, Whisky Auctioneer, will offer “the world’s largest known collection” of rare and collectable Karuizawa whisky from Japan including a bottle of Karuizawa 1960.
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Vinexpo波尔多将聚焦雷司令
17 March 2017

据Vinexpo(国际葡萄酒与烈酒展览会)的CEO Guillaume Deglise称,将于6月举行的本届Vinexpo波尔多将聚焦雷司令葡萄品种。他在上个月于伦敦举行的展会简报中说,此次展会将为期4天,从周日6月18日到周三6月21日,其中周二将会是“雷司令日(Riesling Day)”,届时将有一系列活动围绕这一品种展开。
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王朝酒业连续第五年亏损
17 March 2017

中国葡萄酒生产及进口商王朝酒业近日发布2016年财报,显示公司已是连续第五年亏损,使得这一曾经显赫一时的国内第二大葡萄酒品牌更加前途未卜。
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Weather Can't Dampen the 2016 Bordeaux Vintage
17 March 2017

Our first report from Bordeaux En Primeur reveals how the 2016 vintage snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
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Study Finds Red Wine Compound Slows Aging in Muscles and Neurons (Wine Spectator)
17 March 2017

Research found that resveratrol could decrease the adverse impact of aging on motor function
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Unfiltered: Jhené Aiko, Future and A-Trak Find Inspiration in the Bottle (of Belvedere) (Wine Spectator)
17 March 2017

Also in Unfiltered, a Bordeaux wine for America's Cup, and Coppolas join forces with Junk Gypsies
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Why does my ‘extra dry’ Prosecco taste sweet? – ask Decanter
17 March 2017

Ever been confused with the dry or sweetness wording on labels of Prosecco? You're definitely not alone. Here's how it works... Don't be fooled by Prosecco 'Extra Dry'. Sweeter than you thought...?
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Beaune wine museum reopens
17 March 2017

The museum of wine and viticulture in Beaune has reopened after a four month renovation and now includes a hall dedicated to the region’s sparkling wines.
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Turning Tables: Jacques Torres Opens Chocolate Museum in New York (Wine Spectator)
17 March 2017

Plus, City Winery Chicago introduces a creative outdoor dining solution and the Bear and Star plans to open soon in Santa Barbara
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Restaurant Spotlight: Bouchon Santa Barbara (Wine Spectator)
17 March 2017

Local wines, cozy atmosphere and sublime cuisine make this restaurant a dining destination.
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10 Desert Getaways for Wine Lovers in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona (Wine Spectator)
17 March 2017

Check out these dining hotspots in the Valley of the Sun
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Cocktails inspired by chef’s signature dishes
17 March 2017

As the lines between food and drink become increasingly blurred, London-based mixologist Matt Whiley has launched a cocktail list inspired by top chefs’ signature dishes.
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Hallgarten becomes official partner to Goodwood
17 March 2017

UK wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has been named an official partner of The Goodwood Estate, providing all wine to its hotels and events, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.
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China’s Dynasty Fine Wines reports financial loss for fifth year
17 March 2017

China’s struggling wine producer and importer, Dynasty Fine Wines, has reported a further financial loss in 2016 for the fifth consecutive year, plunging the once second most valuable wine brand in the country into yet more uncertainty.
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Mixed reaction to Latour release
17 March 2017

Latour’s latest ex-cellar tranche of its 2005 grand vin and 2011 second wine has been quite the hit in some quarters but reportedly left other buyers somewhat cold.
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Weersing: I thought biodynamics was witchcraft
17 March 2017

The owner of a winery that is now at the forefront of biodynamic winemaking in New Zealand admits she thought of the practice as "witchcraft" when she and her husband first started applying its methods.
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Ex-IWSC MD launches ‘Distilling the Dream’
16 March 2017

Ewan Lacey, ex-managing director of the International Wine and Spirits Competition, has set up a new programme to help those in the industry turn projects into reality.
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Reh Kendermann to sparkle at Prowein
16 March 2017

Reh Kendermann’s ambitious ProWein plans include showcasing newly released Black Tower brand extensions and new label designs for Kendermanns and Val Duna.
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Black Tower celebrates 50 years
16 March 2017

Black Tower, the iconic German wine brand, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a limited edition anniversary bottle and a new integrated PR campaign in the UK.
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Anson: Guide to the new wave of Bordeaux châteaux restaurants
16 March 2017

Jane Anson gives her insider guide to great restaurants owned by Bordeaux châteaux. Pierre Gagnaire outside Bernard Magrez's La Grande Maison. Credit: Institute Culturel Bernard Magrez. Why Bordeaux wine tourists are now spoilt for choice...
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Natural wines at Raw Fair: ‘To each his own’
16 March 2017

This year's Raw Wine Fair in London underlined how natural and also organic and biodynamic wine producers are garnering a following, particularly among younger wine enthusiasts. Decanter tastings assistant Natalie Earl visited for the first time and, below, gives her initial impression of the show... Some of the wines on show at Raw Fair in London. Natural wines' cult following continues to grow....
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Cos d’Estournel owner buys Château Pomys in Bordeaux
16 March 2017

The owner of Bordeaux second growth Château Cos d'Estournel has purchased fellow St-Estèphe estate Château Pomys, Decanter.com has confirmed. Château Pomys in St-Estèphe. Deal comes on the eve of en primeur season...
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开瓶起底:吕杨
16 March 2017

身为香格里拉集团的葡萄酒总监,常驻香港的吕杨不仅爱来自德国Mosel的雷司令,还爱赖床。
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Vinitaly携手中国酒类电商1919
16 March 2017

近日意大利联合葡萄酒展(Vinitaly International Academy,以下简称VIA)正式与中国最大的酒类电商之一“1919酒类直供”展开合作。这一合作将使1919成为意大利葡萄酒展公司(Vinitaly International)以及VIA两者的官方教育合作伙伴。
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The Pick of the 2013 Amarone
16 March 2017

The most recent vintage of these famous wines shows more variety than usual, Tom Hyland discovers.
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Vinexpo to launch trade show in New York
16 March 2017

The international wine trade expo is planning to hold a show in New York in 2018, more than five years since its previous leadership abandoned an attempt to get a foothold the US. The New York skyline. Wine trade expo group revives plan to enter US...
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DWWA judge profile: Rebecca Palmer
16 March 2017

Rebecca Palmer is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) Rebecca Palmer Rebecca Palmer is associate director and buyer for the Corney & Barrow Group based in London, Hong Kong
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PlumpJack Achieves Gold LEED Certification for Napa's Odette Winery (Wine Spectator)
16 March 2017

The hospitality company designed its winery to meet high environmental standards; believes it will pay off with consumers
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MP believes English wine can ‘oil wheels of Brexit’
16 March 2017

Conservative MP Nusrat Ghani has called for English wines to be served at diplomatic events to help “oil the wheels of the Brexit negotiations”.
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Painting with wine
16 March 2017

Serbian artist Sanja Jankovic uses red, white and rosé wines as paint, a practice dating back to at least the 11th century.
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Chadwick: ‘Asia a level field for Chilean wines’
16 March 2017

Eduardo Chadwick, president of Chile’s iconic Viñedo Chadwick, talks about his confidence in China, the legendary Berlin tasting in 2004 and the potential of Cabernet in Chile.
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New Bill to make British embassies serve English wine
16 March 2017

A proposed law to force British embassies around the world to buy and serve English and Welsh wines instead of Champagne, Prosecco and Cava is being introduced in the UK Parliament. Nyetimber vineyards. Parliamentary bill calls on embassies to do more...
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Oregon picking up on Chardonnay potential
16 March 2017

New clonal material, a change in picking times and greater co-operation between producers is behind Oregon’s current Chardonnay drive says one winemaker.
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Brangelina’s château Miraval not for sale
15 March 2017

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will not be selling their Provence wine estate Miraval despite their impending divorce, and have released a Miraval extra virgin olive oil.
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Pernod ramps up calorie label pledge after EU report
15 March 2017

Pernod Ricard has said it will provide a web link to nutritional information on the labels of all of its strategic brands, following a report by the EU Commission inviting the trade to devise its own calorie labelling strategy.
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Hipster power sees gin added to ONS shopping basket
15 March 2017

The popularity of gin among 'hipsters' has led to the spirit being added to the UK's ONS inflation basket for the first time in 13 years, signalling its status as a shopping basket staple among Brits.
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Independent wine merchant invests to boost online ambition
15 March 2017

Independent wine merchant Nickolls and Perks is stepping up its online ambition after investing in new Cloud-based technology.
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Delicato expands China presence with Black Stallion
15 March 2017

California’s Delicato Family Vineyards is looking east for continuous growth as it expands its portfolio in China with the latest addition of Black Stallion wines with COFCO.
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Johnnie Walker launches ‘Mastery of Oak’
15 March 2017

Johnnie Walker has announced the release of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2017 Edition, Mastery of Oak, with a global limited release of 5,588 individually numbered decanters.
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California Squeezes More Wine from 2016 Vintage
15 March 2017

An increased grape yield in 2016 means producers can just keep ahead of demand.
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Tickets for new London to Bordeaux Eurostar route go on sale
15 March 2017

Tickets for the new faster route from London to Bordeaux on the Eurostar are due to go on sale. If you don't like flying...
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DWWA judge profile: Luigi Buonanno
15 March 2017

Luigi Buonanno is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) DWWA Judge: Luigi Buonanno Luigi Buonanno Luigi Buonanno has worked in the catering industry since the age of 15. He is currently sales account
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8 & $20 Recipe: Rainbow Trout with Homemade Nut Butter (Wine Spectator)
15 March 2017

A bright Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux adds a lively spark to this meal of simple pleasures
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Humble Grape
15 March 2017

Humble Grape is launching a second crowd-funding campaign to fund further expansion, as it gets ready to open its third and fourth sites in London.
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First Lady wine created for Melania Trump
15 March 2017

A quartet of Slovenian wine producers from Sevnica, where First Lady Melania Trump grew up, have released a wine in her honour.
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Organic wines in spotlight at Taste of Hong Kong 2017
15 March 2017

The upcoming Taste of Hong Kong 2017 will shine a spotlight on organic, biodynamic and 'natural' wines during the four-day dining extravaganza.
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Oscar winner Javier Bardem visits Speyside
15 March 2017

Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem paid a visit to Speyside this week, raising a dram with Chivas Regal's master blender Colin Scott at its Strathisla distillery.
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Lafite 1982 to headline Christie’s online auction
15 March 2017

Auction house Christie’s has announced an upcoming online auction in Hong Kong featuring prominent lots from Bordeaux including a selection of Château Lafite-Rothschild 1982.
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Jackson building new winery in Oregon
15 March 2017

Jackson Family Wines is building a new winery in Oregon from scratch to help cope with its substantially increased vineyard holdings in the state.
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Boutinot buys English vineyard
15 March 2017

Boutinot is set to take its first foray into English winemaking after buying Sussex-based Henners Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.
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Vinexpo marks 20 years in Hong Kong
14 March 2017

Vinexpo will return to Hong Kong in 2018, marking its 20th year exhibiting in the city where it launched in 1998.
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Trade given one year to develop calorie labelling system
14 March 2017

The drinks industry has welcomed a report by the EU Commission that invites its members to present a self-regulatory proposal within one year to provide calorie and nutrition labelling on alcoholic beverages.
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Final call for Syrah Masters 2017 entries
14 March 2017

Final entries are now being accepted for the drinks business Syrah Masters 2017 ahead of the upcoming deadline of 14 April.
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EU holds back from enforcing calorie labels on wine
14 March 2017

European Union officials have given the wine industry one year to come up with a self-regulatory scheme that improves the amount of nutrition and ingredients labelling information given to drinkers. Wine producers given one year to improve...
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Crowd-Sourcing the Best-Value Wines
14 March 2017

We go hunting for value in the CellarTracker ratings and find some surprising results.
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Melania Trump honoured with ‘First Lady’ wine in Slovenia
14 March 2017

Slovenian producers near to the town where the new US First Lady, Melania Trump, grew up have released a wine in her honour and hope it can help them promote the area’s work with the Blaufränkisch grape variety. Four producers join forces to release special wine...
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Proust Q&A: Bernice Liu
14 March 2017

Bernice Liu, actress-turned-winemaker, talks to dbHK about her mother, her love for Bordeaux and her ideal dinner guest Wonder Woman.
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Asia drives sales growth for Santa Carolina
14 March 2017

One of Chile’s leading wine companies, Carolina Wine Brands, reported sales increases in 2016, driven by strong performances in its key Asian markets.
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NZ Pinot pops up at ProWein
14 March 2017

New Zealand Winegrowers will once again be pitching up at ProWein, this time to shine a light on the increasing diversity of New Zealand Pinot Noir.
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Bourgogne Wines Club returns
14 March 2017

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) is bringing back its ‘Bourgogne Wines Club’ this year with a series of Sherlock Holmes-inspired masterclasses.
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Champagne De Castelnau hits new sales record
14 March 2017

Champagne De Castelnau enjoyed a 45% increase in volume sales last year to reach a new sales record – and its parent company is now boosting the winery’s capacity.
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Landlord rumbled for taking £40k whisky in lieu of rent
14 March 2017

A landlord has been found guilty of being in possession of stolen goods, having accepted £40,000 worth of stolen whisky in lieu of a £1,400 rent payment.
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HDH announces sixth ‘Celebration of Burgundy’ sale
13 March 2017

Chicago-based auction house Hart Davis Hart has announced further details of its sixth ‘Celebration of Burgundy’ sale.
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Louis Latour Agency boost UK sales team
13 March 2017

Drinks importer Louis Latour Agencies has boosted its UK sales team with the addition of two new members of staff.
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Treasury Wine’s MD for Europe Dan Townsend has died
13 March 2017

The drinks business is very sad to report that Dan Townsend, managing director for Europe at Treasury Wine Estates, has died.
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Four new wine cartoons by Doug Pike
13 March 2017

Doug Pike is an award-winning wine cartoonist whose work has been featured in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal. Click through for some of his funniest recent works.
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Jefford on Monday: Picpoul on the march
13 March 2017

Andrew Jefford looks behind one of Languedoc’s recent success stories. Wild white rocket and flowers in the vineyards of Picpoul de Pinet in Languedoc. Andrew Jefford on the rise of Picpoul de Pinet...
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Laurent Ponsot to leave family winery in Burgundy
13 March 2017

Laurent Ponsot, winemaker at the prestigious Domaine Ponsot, has confirmed that he will leave his family estate to set up on his own in Burgundy. Laurent Ponsot at the Rudy Kurniawan trial in New York, December 2013. Lauded winemaker Laurent Ponsot quits to set up on his own...
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Champagne Shoots Itself in the Foot
13 March 2017

Plunging discounts on Champagne are causing headaches for producers – and damaging the region's reputation.
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DWWA judge profile: Nicolas Clerc MS
12 March 2017

Nicolas Clerc MS is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2017. Nicolas Clerc MS Nicolas Clerc MS Nicolas Clerc MS has been working with Fields, Morris and Verdin since 2014 as an account manager
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In the restaurant: What to say to a sommelier – and hint at your budget
12 March 2017

Speaking to a sommelier can be an intimidating business, especially when it comes to being frank about your budget. Dispel your insecurities with our experts' guide, with tips from Decanter's columnist Andrew Jefford, chief restaurant critic Fiona Beckett and wine writer and sommelier Emily O'Hare. Restaurant Palaegade - Copenhagen, Denmark. The experts' guide on how to speak sommelier...
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Does Napa Have too Much Cab?
11 March 2017

Producers need to think about how much younger drinkers are willing to pay for their wines.
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Sommelier Talk: The Surf-n-Turf Sipping Specialist (Wine Spectator)
11 March 2017

Kevin Bratt of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab encourages diner discoveries in Chicago, Las Vegas and D.C.
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DWWA judge profile: Martin Lam
11 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Elizabeth Gabay MW
11 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Johan Larsson
11 March 2017

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Riesling Masters 2016: the results
11 March 2017

Quality across the board was encouragingly high in our latest Global Riesling Masters competition, with producers from the Old and New Worlds impressing with their sweet and dry expressions, finds Rupert Millar.
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DWWA Judge profile: Andrea Frost
11 March 2017

Andrea Frost is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2017. Andrea Frost Andrea Frost Andrea Frost is a wine writer, author and columnist whose work has been described as “more like an
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DWWA judge profile: Nancy Gilchrist MW
11 March 2017

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DWWA Judge profile: Gerard Barnes
11 March 2017

Gerard Barnes is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2017. Gerard Barnes Gerard Barnes currently buys wine for Berkmann Wine Cellars.  In his twenty odd years in the wine industry
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DWWA judge profile: Peter Csizmadia-Honigh
11 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Richard Hemming MW
11 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Higgo Jacobs
11 March 2017

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Rebranded Champagne tasting attracts record number of labels
11 March 2017

The newly reinstated, rebranded annual Champagne tasting in the UK has attracted more labels than ever before, the drinks business has just learned.
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DWWA judge profile: Jennifer Docherty MW
11 March 2017

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The week in pictures
11 March 2017

A rather cocktail-fuelled week, especially for db's Lucy Shaw, featured La Maison Rémy Martin's final event of the year, weird and wonderful drinks at StreetXO and the annual Wines from Spain tasting.
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Halewood partners with Liverpool FC
11 March 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has partnered with Liverpool Football Club in a bid to boost its international brand recognition.
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Wine bar owners sue Trump
11 March 2017

The owners of a wine bar in Washington D.C are suing President Trump on the grounds that his ownership of Trump International Hotel constitutes unfair competition.
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Vinexpo Bordeaux to focus on Riesling
11 March 2017

Vinexpo Bordeaux is to focus on the Riesling grape at its show in June, according to head of the exhibition, Guillaume Deglise.
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Actress Hilary Duff launches wine range
11 March 2017

American actress Hillary duff has teamed up with California producer Callie Collection on a new range of wines.
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Château Lafite on pour at London Wine Fair
11 March 2017

Château Lafite 2010 will be on pour at May’s London Wine Fair as the Rothschild Collection confirms its presence at the exhibition – the first time it has come to the event.
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Great Brunello producers to know about
11 March 2017

Richard Baudains has been getting to know Tuscany’s finest wine estates for nearly three decades. Here, he gives a personal insight into 10 of his own favourites in the Montalcino area... Montalcino in Tuscany, home to Brunello di Montalcino. Richard Baundains picks his favourites...
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Acker and Tastingbook.com launch wine appraisal service
11 March 2017

American auction house Acker Merrall & Condit and wine review website Tastingbook.com have teamed up to launch a wine appraisal service.
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DWWA judge profile: Matt Wilkin MS
11 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Margaret Rand
10 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Carmel Kilcline MW
10 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Beverly Tabbron MW
10 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Anne Forrest
10 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Darrel Joseph
10 March 2017

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Laurent Ponsot leaves family domaine
10 March 2017

In a surprise move, Burgundian winemaker Laurent Ponsot has left his family domaine, apparently to set up his own négoce business.
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DWWA judge profile: Justin Liddle
10 March 2017

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DWWA Judge Profile: Aldo Graziani
10 March 2017

Aldo Graziani is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Aldo Graziani Aldo Graziani Aldo Graziani is the sommelier, owner & manager of Aldo’s Vinoteca Restoran, the Casa Cruz Restaurante Bar and
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DWWA judge profile: Beth Willard
10 March 2017

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Napa Plays Down Immigrant Issue
10 March 2017

As resentment over immigration bubbles away, Napa works out how to talk about the elephant in the room.
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Exclusive: Laurent Ponsot Leaves Family’s Burgundy Domaine and Opens New Winery (Wine Spectator)
10 March 2017

The new négociant house will begin selling wines this year; winemaker would not disclose why he split from his family
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Unfiltered: Ultimate Test for French Presidency: Candidate Emmanuel Macron's Blind-Tasting Challenge (Wine Spectator)
10 March 2017

Also in Unfiltered, onetime teen sensation Hilary Duff grows up to be a wine lover, blue "wine" gets a legal red light, and a Syrah for a cause
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Vermeer’s women with wine
10 March 2017

In honour of International Women’s Day yesterday, we take a look at one of Johannes Vermeer's depictions of women and wine.
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Sotheby’s investigates DRC lot
10 March 2017

Auction house Sotheby’s has withdrawn a magnum of 1959 Romanée-Conti from its next London sale after a query surrounding a strip label it carries.
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Anson: What to look for in Bordeaux 2016
09 March 2017

Jane Anson looks at what's new and highlights some things to look out for during Bordeaux 2016 en primeur season, including yields and how much of the harvest is considered good enough for 'first wines'. The barrel cellar at Château Pontet-Canet. The key wine trends ahead of en primeur...
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Red wine fights ageing…but only if you drink 2,500 bottles a day
09 March 2017

Drinking red wine to help prevent ageing would only be useful if someone drank more than 2,500 bottles per day, UK health officials have warned following several reports on a new research study. Health officials try to put study into context...
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广东省酒精饮品消费达504亿
09 March 2017

广东酒精行业协会近日揭露在2016年,受中高端饮品消费推动,整个广东省的酒精饮品消费总额达504亿人民币。
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开瓶起底:葡萄酒大师赵凤仪
09 March 2017

赵凤仪,第一位常驻中国的葡萄酒大师,和dbHK杂志进行了一次直接而坦诚的对话,谈到了自己孩童时代的英雄Jacques Cousteau,她一直不曾有机会向已故祖母提的问题,以及为何她对自己的满足度只给88分。
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Singapore gears up for Asia’s largest cocktail festival
09 March 2017

Featuring international bartenders, cocktail workshops and lashings of spirits, Singapore’s anticipated Cocktail Week will run from 12-19 March across the city.
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Final call for The Asian Chardonnay Masters 2017
09 March 2017

Final entries are being accepted for the upcoming The Asian Chardonnay Masters 2017, organised by the drinks business Hong Kong.
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HK Ritz-Carlton unveils ‘highest’ private dining room
09 March 2017

Perhaps the highest private dining room in the world, the new Chef’s Table at the Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton is perched on the 102nd floor where diners can watch executive chef Peter Find whip up multi-course feasts.
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Sotheby’s HK Launches Spring Sale Series 2017
09 March 2017

More than 1,600 lots including some of the most sought-after Bordeaux first growths, rare Burgundies, and the Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Hong Kong’s spring series on 1 & 2 April.
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UK Government Punishes With Wine Tax
09 March 2017

The British Government's latest tax hike is a kick in the teeth for an already agitated industry.
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Ramon Bilbao gets a new look
09 March 2017

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao will unveil a new look for its Viñedos de Altura Tempranillo/Garnacha blend at the Wines from Spain tasting in London today.
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DWWA Judge profile: Alistair Cooper
09 March 2017

Alistair Cooper is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Alistair Cooper Alistair Cooper After years working for wineries in Chile and Argentina, Alistair moved back to the UK in 2006. He
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DWWA judge profile: Angelo Sabbadin
09 March 2017

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Spanish wine ‘knighthood’ for DWWA regional chair
09 March 2017

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, wine critic and joint regional chair for Spain and Sherry at the Decanter World Wine Awards, has been knighted as one of the 'Caballeros' of the Spanish wine industry alongside Maria-Jose Sevilla. DWWA regional co-chair: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW Two new 'Caballeros' are knighted...
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DWWA judge profile: Bruno Murciano
09 March 2017

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Can an Italian Wine Company Market Its Red Blend as Super Healthy? (Wine Spectator)
09 March 2017

The firm claims it has developed a wine naturally high in heart-healthy polyphenols; scientists want to see proof
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UK Budget 2017: Wine duty rise means ‘triple whammy’ price increases – trade
09 March 2017

Wine duty is to rise in-line with inflation, disappointing trade leaders who already warned that consumers will have to pay more per bottle due to the weak pound sterling. The Chancellor Of The Exchequer Phillip Hammond leaves Downing Street to present the 2017 Budget. What it means for wine drinkers...
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Follador gears up for ProWein
09 March 2017

Prosecco producer Follador is gearing up for ProWein, which starts in just over a week's time.
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DWWA judge profile: Yiannis Karakasis MW
09 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Ben Henshaw
09 March 2017

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Thai gin ‘Kata Rocks’ nabs double gold at CWSA
09 March 2017

The Spirit of Kata Rocks, A Thai gin distilled in Chiangmai has won a double gold medal at the China Wine & Spirits Awards best value 2017 competition, the biggest drinks competition in Mainland China.
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Uncorked: Fongyee Walker MW
09 March 2017

In a frank and off-the-cuff conversation with dbHK, Fongyee Walker MW talks about her childhood hero, Jacques Cousteau, all the questions that she did not get a chance to ask her grandmother, and why would she only gave herself 88 points for personal satisfaction.
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Ponti takes on Spanish wine Gramona
09 March 2017

Hong Kong wine merchant Ponti Wine Cellars has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Spanish winery Gramona to sell its white wine range within Hong Kong.
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DWWA judge profile: Claire Kyunghwa Nam
09 March 2017

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Sevilla and Ballesteros named Caballeros
09 March 2017

María José Sevilla and Pedro Ballesteros MW were inducted into the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino in London last night for their “outstanding contribution” to the Spanish wine industry.
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White wine in ‘Bolognese’ is correct
09 March 2017

British chef Mary Berry has been the unfortunate victim of a pathetically hysterical ‘Twitter outrage’ after suggesting using white wine in a ragú recipe.
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Resveratrol in red wine slows brain ageing
08 March 2017

Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, has been found to protect neuromuscular synapses and slow brain ageing – but you couldn't drink enough red wine in your lifetime to reap the benefits.
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Matthew Clark boosts fine and ‘esoteric’ wine range
08 March 2017

Matthew Clark has boosted its fine and 'esoteric' wine range as it seeks to offer customers a broader focus of products.
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Accolade appoints new UK and Ireland manager
08 March 2017

Accolade Wines has appointed Ade McKeon as its general manger for the UK and Ireland, replacing outgoing general manager Rob Harrison.
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Behind the bar: James Barker
08 March 2017

James Barker is the group bar specialist for Hong Kong's JIA Group and sits down with dbHK and reveals his favourite bars in Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur and his unbeatable recipe for mushroom stroganoff.
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Bordeaux ‘needed the 2014 vintage’
08 March 2017

Adrien Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier has said that after a string of “miserable” years, the 2014 vintage was a welcome return to quality for the Bordelais.
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Luxury wine rooms are the latest home design trend, says supplier
08 March 2017

More fine wine lovers are choosing to show off their most prized bottles by commissioning luxurious wine rooms and wall displays in their own houses, suggest new sales figures for a company that makes them, Spiral Cellars. A home wine wall installed by Spiral Cellars. Spiral Cellars sales figures suggest collectors want to show-off...
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Brunello's Greatest Hits of 2012
08 March 2017

As the latest vintage prepares to hit the shelves, Tom Hyland runs the rule over some of his favorites.
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The Most Underused Words in Wine (Wine Spectator)
08 March 2017

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What gives a wine ‘length’? – Ask Decanter
08 March 2017

What's going on at the finish and why does it matter? Sarah Jane Evans MW sheds some light on the subject in this bite-size article. Where does that after-taste come from?...
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Bacardi names new CEO
08 March 2017

Bacardi Limited has confirmed that Mahesh Madhavan will take over from Michael Dolan as its new CEO as of April 2018, following Dolan's retirement.
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Champagne suffers Chardonnay shortage
08 March 2017

Having achieved global success for its blanc de blancs Champagnes, Ruinart’s growth is now held back by a shortage of the “precious” Chardonnay grape.
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Final call for Rosé Masters 2017 entries
08 March 2017

Final entries are now being accepted for The Drinks Business Rosé Masters 2017 ahead of the upcoming deadline of 14 April.
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Jameson Distillery reopens after €11m investment
08 March 2017

Jameson's distillery in Dublin has re-opened following a €11 million refurbishment as part of its aim to attract 1.9 million whisky tourists to Ireland annually by 2025.
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Matt Whiley to open new bar Scout
08 March 2017

Cocktail wizard Matt Whiley, aka The Talented Mr Fox, is to open a new bar in Shoreditch called Scout serving seasonal cocktails made with British ingredients.
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Nick Nobilo: Gewürztraminer is ‘the best’ of NZ whites
08 March 2017

Gewürztraminer is "the best" of New Zealand's white varieties with its ability to age comparable to Riesling, but its potential is largely overlooked, believes winemaker Nick Nobilo.
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Havana Club launches second Tributo expression
07 March 2017

Havana Club has released a second expression of Tributo – a sipping rum made from the distillery’s aged reserves, which shines a light on the aguardiente in the blend.
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Valentine’s meals deals give UK wine sales a boost
07 March 2017

Valentine’s Day provided a boost for wine, as consumers took advantage of meal deal promos to treat themselves at home, according to the latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
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Rioja Masters 2016: results and analysis
07 March 2017

While it remains one of Spain’s most popular wines, Rioja is in a state of flux stylistically. But at this year’s Rioja Masters competition, the quality of the offering shone bright.
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Fine wine merchants in confident mood – Liv-ex survey
07 March 2017

The Liv-ex 100 fine wine price tracker is this year set to reach highs not seen since 2011, according to many merchants surveyed by the trading platform. How the Liv-ex 100 index has changed in the last six years. Poll adds to evidence of market recovery...
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HK’s Four Seasons launches Wine Club
07 March 2017

The head sommelier at the Four Seasons, Sebastien Allano, will host a monthly series of “wine appreciation” classes to introduce Hong Kong’s wine lovers to the vast world of wine.
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Ruinart Releases New Wines
07 March 2017

The Champagne house launches two new cuvées. Margaret Rand checks them out.
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Column: English sparkling takes on New York wine scene
07 March 2017

New York city was 'inundated' with English fizz last autumn, says local Elin McCoy. Here's her report of how English producers are doing in their bid to crack America... What New Yorkers think of English wine...
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DWWA judge profile: Emilio Del Fante
07 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Jason Haynes
07 March 2017

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Our view of the latest Dom Ruinart Champagne releases
07 March 2017

Champagne house Ruinart has launched two new vintages, a Dom Ruinart 2006 and Dom Ruinart rosé 2004. Here's the details and also what our expert thought of the wines. Dom Ruinart 2006 and 2004 rosé...
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DWWA judge profile: Ezio De Bernardi
07 March 2017

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DWWA judge profile: Nigel Wilkinson
07 March 2017

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07 March 2017

The Australian wine brand saw sales jump after its Super Bowl ad; hopes to reach younger wine consumers
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DWWA judge profile: Mark Andrew MW
07 March 2017

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07 March 2017

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Majestic launches 2006 ‘Pomerol-lookalikes’ for under £20
07 March 2017

Majestic has launched a parcel of 2006 “Pomerol lookalikes” – for around £17.99 a bottle.
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Jamie Oliver chef gets top spot at Kitty Fishers
07 March 2017

George Barson, a senior sous chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, has been made the head chef of celebrity favourite Kitty Fishers in London’s Mayfair.
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DWWA judge profile: Susan McCraith MW
07 March 2017

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Four new Masters of Wine announced
07 March 2017

Four members of the wine trade, including two from the UK, have just been named as the first new Masters of Wine for 2017.
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UK beer exports to China rise by 500%
07 March 2017

British beer exports increased by 6% in 2016, according to figures released by HMRC, buoyed by a 500% increase in exports to China, according to the British Beer and Pub Association.
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Latour to release 2005 grand vin
07 March 2017

Château Latour’s first ex-cellar release of 2017 will include its 2005 grand vin, 2011 second wine and the 2012 vintage of third label ‘Pauillac de Château Latour’.
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Wine infused coffee launched
07 March 2017

Napa Valley café owner Rick Molinari has teamed up with local winemakers in the California region to launch the world’s first red wine infused coffee.
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Tales of the Cocktail founder resigns over ‘blackface’ comments
06 March 2017

One of the founders of New Orleans-based cocktail festival Tales of the Cocktail has resigned after making an "insensitive, hurtful and just plain dumb" comment about his 'blacked up' wife prior to her participation in a Zulu parade.
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Small increases for fine wine in February
06 March 2017

Liv-ex’s benchmark fine wine indices both saw small gains in February, each setting new records in the process.
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Week in pictures: Hong Kong
06 March 2017

Hong Kong has seen an eclectic week in the drinks trade, including a visit from Bernard Magrez, a tasting of Arran malts and exploring the Yarra Valley's fantastic Four Pillars gin range.
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Jefford on Monday: A chat with the professor
06 March 2017

Andrew Jefford catches up with Alain Razungles, long-serving Professor of Oenology at Montpellier SupAgro. Professor Alain Razungles in the Languedoc. Our columnist interviews a world-leading wine professor...
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dbHK interview: Ryan Nightingale
06 March 2017

This year's Chivas Masters 2017 Hong Kong finalist, Ryan Nightingale of Aberdeen Street Social speaks to dbHK about Hong Kong's bartending culture and how he came up with his three distinctive styles of cocktail.
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Giesen wins Easter Trophy with first Gewürztraminer vintage
06 March 2017

A wine celebrating the Giesen brothers German heritage and love of aromatics has won the Trophy Champion Gewürztraminer at the 2017 Royal Easter Wine Show Wine Awards. Giesen claimed the prestigious honours with The Brothers Gewürztraminer 2014, the first vintage the company has made with this style. It was also awarded gold medals for its The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2014, Giesen The Fu...
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Angélus Chips Away at Counterfeiters
06 March 2017

Among other changes at the Saint-Émilion estate are plans to make life tough for counterfeiters.
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Five delicious Barolo alternatives
06 March 2017

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What is the point of heavy bottles? – Ask Decanter
04 March 2017

What is the point of heavy wine bottles? Not larger format, like magnums, but the 750ml bruiser bottle that appears to weigh nearly as much when empty as full and which defies you to pour using a single hand... What are the benefits...?
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Calls to Cut French Wine's Red Tape
04 March 2017

Winemakers in the south of France are calling for another revolution – this time against bureaucracy.
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All-new Cabernet Sauvignon wine quiz – Test your knowledge
04 March 2017

We've updated our quiz questions on this highly prized grape variety. Will you be the King, or Queen, of Cabernet? Test your skills below. Are you the king or queen of Cabernet?...
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04 March 2017

Some of the world’s most famous wineries are abandoning their own sales networks for one worldwide distributor – La Place de Bordeaux. As Roger Morris reports, for those who can get in, it’s a win-win situation
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Mexico beer & Tequila exports to China up in 2016
04 March 2017

Mexico’s beer and tequila exports to China grew both in volume and value in 2016.
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German supermarket Aldi opens online store in China
04 March 2017

German discount supermarket, Aldi, will start selling wine, as well as other products online this month via Tmall Global, the retail platform operated by e-commerce giant, Alibaba.
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Biblical bottles: Jeroboam to Salmanazar
04 March 2017

Who were the Biblical kings and prophets of ancient Israel and Babylon whose names grace the large format bottles of wine that dominate tables and collections today?
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The week in pictures
04 March 2017

A busy week for the drinks industry with the exception of Pfeiffer Wines' turtles who spent the week sunbathing. Piper-Heidsieck was flowing at The Oscars, Mouton Cadet revealed its America's Cup wines and the community of Somersham, Suffolk, finally saved its local pub.
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Winery owner donates $5m to San Jose flood victims
04 March 2017

A Vietnamese-born multi billionaire and Napa winery owner has donated $5 million to support victims of the recent floods in San Jose, northern California.
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Moët opens entries for 2017 UK Sommelier Of The Year
03 March 2017

Moët & Chandon, together with the Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS), are now accepting entries to the 2017 Moët UK Sommelier Of The Year Competition, now in its 38th year.
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Rioja alternatives: Wines to try next
03 March 2017

Decanter's tasting team picks out five wines you are likely to enjoy if you love good quality Rioja... Love Rioja? Then you might enjoy these, too...
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Brewdog plans beer hotel with IPA-filled hot tubs
03 March 2017

Brewdog has unveiled plans to build the "Disneyland" of craft beer, promising that its craft beer hotel will be the "happiest place on earth" complete with hot tubs filled with its Punk IPA and a beer tap in every room.
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Johnnie Walker releases new expression in Singapore
03 March 2017

Johnnie Walker has launched its Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish expression in Singapore, the latest addition to its Blenders’ Batch portfolio.
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Luxury hotel owner buys control of Château Trianon
03 March 2017

A luxury hotels group run by millionaire Michel Ohayon has bought a majority shareholding in Château Trianon in St-Emilion and plans to transform it into a top class tourist destination alongside existing co-owner Dominique Hébrard. Château Trianon to get luxury renovation. New majority owner has grand renovation plans...
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Acker announces March HK auction
03 March 2017

Acker, Merrall and Condit’s upcoming Hong Kong auction will highlight classic vintages of Latour and Lafleur as well as bags of beautiful Burgundy.
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Chivas Masters cocktails on pour in HK
03 March 2017

Throughout March, Hong Kong's bars will be awash with Chivas cocktails in honour of this year's Chivas Masters finalists.
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Tycoon Tann launches dim sum menu paired with cocktails
03 March 2017

Dim Sum specialist Tycoon Tann and Mod Bar in Central have teamed up to launch a brand new dim sum menu at Tycoon Tann paired with cocktails.
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03 March 2017

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03 March 2017

盛世公主号日前将和前MBA篮球巨星姚明合作,在其邮轮上提供姚明于纳帕谷酒庄出产的姚明家族葡萄酒(Yao Family Wines),以求吸引更多中国游客。
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Alit Offers See-Through Bottle Prices
03 March 2017

An Oregon winery is taking traceability to a new level, by explaining its costs to the consumer.
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Unfiltered: Awards Season Ends with Big Bubblies, Bigger Surprises (Wine Spectator)
03 March 2017

Also in Unfiltered, embezzlers strike wine country, and the fight over Teran wine heats up between Croatia and Slovenia
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Piedmont's Poderi Colla Buys Alba's Cascina Bompè Winery and Surrounding Vineyards (Wine Spectator)
03 March 2017

The purchase gives the Colla family a larger winery and five acres of Barbera
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Turning Tables: Eleven Madison Park’s Hamptons Summer Pop-up (Wine Spectator)
03 March 2017

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03 March 2017

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AB InBev bolstered by three global brands
03 March 2017

AB InBev's 2016 results were aided by the "strong performance" of its three global brands – Stella Artois, Budweiser and Corona, according to business unit president, Jason Warner.
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Croatia gets permission to use ‘Teran’ name
03 March 2017

The EU has granted partial permission for Croatian winemakers to use ‘Teran’ on its wine labels after a long dispute with Slovenia.
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‘Monumental’ fine wine collection to be auctioned in three cities
03 March 2017

A “monumental” collection of fine wines is to be auctioned by Sotheby’s in London, New York and Hong Kong this spring.
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Prosecco ‘takes over from discounted Champagne’
03 March 2017

Sales of Prosecco will reach almost 35 million cases by 2020, as the Italian sparkling “takes over from discounted Champagne”, according to Vinexpo CEO, Guillaume Deglise.
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Ardgowan Distillery gets go-ahead
03 March 2017

Plans for a new £12 million distillery and visitor centre at Ardgowan in the lowlands of Scotland have been approved more...
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Henkell acquires Batida de Côco
03 March 2017

German sparkling wine producer, Henkell, has acquired the full trademark rights to liqueur producer Batida de Côco.
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De Vogüé brings back ‘Musigny Blanc’
03 March 2017

Burgundian producer Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé has resurrected its ‘Musigny Blanc’ label after over 20 years of the wine being bottled as ‘Bourgogne Blanc’.
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Scotch Whisky Association names new CEO
02 March 2017

The SWA has appointed Karen Betts as its new chief executive, taking over from David Frost who stepped down from the role late last year to become a special advisor to Boris Johnson.
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Tesco to up focus on no-low alcohol wine
02 March 2017

UK supermarket Tesco is upping its focus on low and no-alcohol wine and is understood to be mulling a dedicated bay for the products.
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Noma dishwasher made co-owner of top restaurant
02 March 2017

A dishwasher who has toiled in the kitchen of world-famous Danish restaurant Noma since it opened in 2003 has been made a co-owner in "recognition of his hard work and enduring smile".
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Fine wine investment: ‘bargain’ Ausone
02 March 2017

At Amphora Portfolio Management I think we could fairly be accused of having a bit of a thing about Ausone but its quality and relative value demand serious attention.
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Anson: Bordeaux 2014 wines re-tasted
02 March 2017

Jane Anson goes back to the Bordeaux 2014 wines to see how they're developing in the bottle, with a focus on the Left Bank. Below, she picks 10 of her favourites from a recent tasting and talks about how the vintage has shaped up since the en primeur campaign two years ago. How are they shaping up and which bottles to look for...
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Latest wine consumption trends: US still rising
02 March 2017

The US remains top of the world wine consumption league and is expected to grow further in the next four years, but the industry still isn't sure about the best way to handle so-called millennials, suggests a new report jointly presented by trade show Vinexpo and research group IWSR... Sales in the US set to rise further...
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Winemaker Opens Up About Sexism
02 March 2017

As arguments rage about whether the wine industry is sexist, one winemaker steps forward to tell her story.
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DWWA judge profile: Elvis Ziakos
02 March 2017

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02 March 2017

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02 March 2017

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02 March 2017

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02 March 2017

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02 March 2017

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02 March 2017

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