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In the first-ever November tasting session of the International Wine Challenge, New Zealand wines – including Sauvignon Blancs and sparkling wines – shone, scooping 14 gold medals.
“The wine business is the canary in the cage for world agriculture because it so sensitive to change,” Dr Richard Smart told delegates to the 3rd International Sparkling Wine Symposium, being held at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey.
New Zealand winemaker Invivo is ditching “winespeak gobbledegook” in favour of a humorous campaign that aims to connect with consumers.
On Monday December 2, Glenmorangie unveiled a 20-tonne sculpture by sculptor Barry Grove at its production plant in Livingston, Scotland. The unveiling marked the passing of 20 million bottles through the facility since it opened in 2010.
Byron, the premium burger chain, is the latest to take craft beers seriously and is this week rolling out a new beer list, expanding its range to 11 and introducing a number of canned beer it sees as the ideal match for a burger.
Q App, which allows restaurant diners to browse the menu, order and pay from their smartphone, has launched in a number of high profile London venues and is preparing to roll out across the country.Q app
A recap of day two from Wine Vision, a global wine conference in association with Harpers, which was held in London from November 18-20.
Producers are missing out on revenue from tourism because of a lack of understanding of how the tourism industry works and a failure to see how it could best benefit their core businesses, argued Adrian Bridge, chief executive, of The Fladgate Partnership, in his address to
Luddenden Valley Wines has launched a campaign for excise duty on wine-production levels at small-scale UK producers to be brought in line with cider and beer distillers in a bid to help UK wine producers become more competitive.
Bibendum is to sell its private client business to Cru London Ltd, a new fine wine business set up by Bibendum non-executive director, Simon Farr.
Russia is looking to raise the minimum price of vodka by up to 17% on January 1, 2014 in an effort to reduce consumption levels. With further rises planned throughout the year.
Metro Group, the world’s fifth largest retail operation, is looking to widen its reach across Russia, the company’s second largest wine market after France, and urged delegates at last month’s Wine Vision to seriously invest in the country.
Live from Wine Vision 2013
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How exchange rates can predict the future of wine Subscription
Worldwide currency exchange rates continue to help shape the winners and losers in the global wine world and have played a key role in helping China become such a significant player.
Wine-trade leaders share vision of future Subscription
What do the world’s wine leaders think of the industry’s future? Gemma McKenna reports on an exclusive survey of the trade’s senior figures ahead of next week’s Wine Vision conference
Are we all talking a foreign language? Subscription
Effective communication is vital for an industry fighting for customers. But it means using a language consumers understand, heard October’s DWCC conference in Rioja. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report.
Wine and cricket are so inextricably interwoven in South Australia that the number of winemakers and vineyard managers, who will be descending upon the Adelaide Oval for the second Ashes Test from December 5-9, should number not two but three figures. Those coming reads like a Who’s Who of the South Australian wine industry.
Robin Copestick reports back from the third week of his Asian and Australian adventure, highlighting the major trends for wine in the on and off-trades there.
Les Trois Garçons unravels in an 133 year-old pub. Once a squat “cared for” by its’ 30 residents, “Garçons”, Hassan, Michel and Stefan (from Malaysia, France and Sweden) lavishly restored the building in 1996, making the upstairs floors exclusively their home. Four years on, they opened the ground floor restaurant, ...