Top 10 restaurants in London for organic wines

Sifting through our Wine List Confidential database, we bring you 10 of the best London restaurants that shine a brighter light than most on organic, natural and biodynamic wines.

Jackson Family bottles single vineyard Chardonnay from South Africa

Jackson Family Wines has just bottled its first single-vineyard Chardonnay from its property in South Africa.

Australia’s Tempus Two launches Silver Series in the UK

Australian wine brand Tempus Two has launched two new wines as part of its Silver Series on to the UK market.

Unfiltered: Piotr Pietras MS, Launceston Place

Piotr Pietras, head Sommelier, Launceston Place, shares his love of German Riesling, dislike for Gavi di Gavi and why meeting the President of Ireland was his most memorable customer encounter.

Fever Tree appoints new innovation director from Diageo

Premium mixer company Fever-Tree has appointed Diageo’s innovation director to head up its new product development.

Vinventions rebrands as it celebrates strong growth

Closures company Vinventions, is relaunching it its Green Line range as it celebrates strong growth of the plant-based closure brand. 

Xiamen aims to become China’s biggest wine import city

China’s coastal city Xiamen in Fujian province has opened a sprawling 5,900-square-metre wine trade centre, which it hopes will allow the city to become the largest trading centre for imported wines in China within five years.

Argentina Wine Awards in pictures

Mountains, meat, Malbec, tango, bonfires and Pisco Sours all played a part in making this year’s Argentina Wine Awards one to remember.

Johnnie Walker releases ‘Blade Runner’ whisky in HK

Johnnie Walker has rolled out a limited-edition movie-themed whisky inspired by upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Blade Runner 2049, starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, ahead of the movie’s official global premiere next month.

Deadline to enter Drinks Business Asian Awards extended

The drinks business Hong Kong, the leading trade publication in Asia, is set to award excellence in wine trade across Asia, Australia and New Zealand in the inaugural The Drinks Business Asian Awards, scheduled on 9 November at Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel.

Uncorked: Andrea Mullineux

Andrea Mullineux, co-owner and winemaker at Mullineaux & Leeu Family Wines in South Africa’s Swartland, chats to dbHK about her literary idol Ernest Hemingway, her culinary skills and love of Nutella.

Drought causes ‘earliest ever’ harvest in the Douro

Bruno Prats told the drinks business yesterday that this year’s harvest was the earliest ever conducted in the Douro Valley, with picking at Prats + Symington starting on 28 August and ending on 21 September. 

Finalists announced for the Art of Martini competition in Ibiza

Elit Vodka has announced the 39 finalists of its Art of Martini competition who will travel to Ibiza to compete for the crown and to have their Martini listed at Paco Roncero’s Michelin-star restaurant, La Terraza del Casino in Madrid.

Craggy Range records third ‘exceptional’ vintage with 2015 release

Craggy Range has launched its top-end wines from the 2015 harvest, the third of a string of “exceptional” consecutive vintages, according to its chief winemaker Matt Stafford, despite losing 50% of its crop at its Te Muna vineyard in Martinborough.

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