Matthew Gaughan: time to think twice about wines from Paso Robles

Matthew Gaughan enjoys celebrating Pinot Noir with Sonoma winemakers

31 Oct 2014 | By Matthew Gaughan

This past Sunday, as winemakers wound down from this year’s condensed harvest, the well-to-do Sonoma town of Healdsburg hosted the annual Pinot on the River festival, a celebration of the region’s exciting up-and-coming Pinot Noirs. Originally held on the sometimes muddy banks of the Russian River, the festival is now located in Healdsburg’s picturesque, well-paved main square, attracting an enthusiastic sell-out crowd on the busiest day of ...

Coravin's Greg Lumbrecht

Coravin founder tells DWCC how he turned near disaster into a PR success

31 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

To create something genuinely different in any market you need to try and satisfy an “unmet need”  that “makes people’s lives better” in that sector, according to Greg Lambrecht, founder and inventor of the Coravin wine preservation system.

This week

The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

31 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

South Africa

Wines of South Africa ramps up Asian focus

31 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Wines of South Africa is stepping up its marketing efforts in Asia with the opening of a dedicated office in Hong Kong.

Alcoholic drinks calorie labelling

Public health experts call for calorie labelling for beers, wines and spirits

31 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The drinks industry faces renewed calls for calorie labelling on drinks, following research which shows strong public backing for the measure and a lack of consumer awareness on how calorific drinks can be.

Bibendum PLB is formed

Analysis: The new Bibendum PLB supergroup Subscription

29 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Bibendum’s acquisition of UK drinks rival PLB and the merger of both businesses has created a supergroup, complete with five divisions, catering to the on and off-trades, independents, specialist beer and spirits and events sectors.

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