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17 Sep 2014 | By Claret Pimpernel

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    Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen

    Glynn Davis discovers the craft beers and bars of Copenhagen

    10 Sep 2014 | By Glynn Davis

    It doesn’t take too long to suss out that beer-led bars in Copenhagen fall into two camps – there are the young upstart operators and then there are the old established players. The former are very limited in number while the latter make up the vast majority of the market.

    Richard Siddle

    Richard Siddle: time to stand up and applaud Majestic and Oddbins

    08 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

    For my sins I have spent the best part of the last 20 years writing about and reporting on the UK retail sector.  In that time I have come to respect, perhaps even love some of the country’s most well-known retail brands, some of which can rightly be described as amongst the best in the world.

    Guy Woodward

    Guy Woodward admires how Napa Valley took the Californian earthquake in its stride Subscription

    06 Sep 2014 | By Guy Woodward

    It was 3.20am on a Sunday morning when the earthquake struck. If there can ever be a good time for the almighty’s mysterious ways to take their course, this was surely it. Wineries were empty, the harvest not yet brought in, vats largely unused. One can only imagine the carnage had the 6.0 tremor struck 10 days later, during working hours, as the mass of hired hands were stacking up pallet upon pallet of grapes inside Napa cellars.

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    Tim Atkin

    Tim Atkin reflects on the star quality of the life of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild Subscription

    05 Sep 2014 | By Tim Atkin

    As you’d expect of a former actress, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild liked an audience. When Château Mouton-Rothschild hosted the Fête de la Fleur celebration at Vinexpo in June 2003, after guests had enjoyed liberal quantities of the legendary 1982 she took to the stage to thank the room. She had, she announced, invited a good friend along to sing to us. To the sound of the opening bars of the drinking song from Verdi’s La Traviata, a black curtain opened behind her to reveal none ...

    Jason Wilson

    Jason Wilson on why we should not always believe what we read about American whiskey

    05 Sep 2014 | By Jason Wilson

    What makes whiskey “made”? That question has been hotly debated within American whiskey circles this summer. (And yes, over here we include the ‘e’ when speaking of bourbon and rye; deal with it).

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    Anne Krebiehl

    Anne Krebiehl: why biodynamic wines need to change their communication

    04 Sep 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

    Biodynamics has probably been more hindered than helped by its advocates. If it wasn’t starry-eyed talk of cosmic forces and stags’ bladders that provoked either ridicule, anger or accusations of hocus-pocus, the claim that its methods are scientifically unfounded has been the most enduring and damaging.

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    Ayo Akintola; the man leading Oddbins' revival

    How Oddbins has defied its critics to bounce back to winning ways Subscription

    05 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

    In three years Oddbins has risen from death’s door to win IWC High Street Retailer of the Year. Gemma McKenna meets Ayo Akintola, its Renaissance Man

    Richard Rushton

    Distell's Richard Rushton earns his stripes Subscription

    05 Sep 2014 | By Erin Smith

    In his first major UK interview, Distell’s Richard Rushton reveals his big plans for the company’s wine division, as Erin Smith reports

    "If Carlsberg did Wine & Spirits"

    For future growth Carlsberg must succeed in wine as well as beer, says James Lousada Subscription

    08 Aug 2014 | By Richard Siddle

    As Carlsberg’s specialist wine and spirits division, now called Crown Cellars, celebrates over 20 years, the brewer’s UK chief executive, James Lousada, explains to Richard Siddle why wines and spirits are now so important to the group


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