New guide to the ‘cradle of wine’ released

A new book on the wines and winemaking culture of Georgia by award-winning wine writer Miquel Hudin has been released.

Further evidence pre-Roman Britons had wine culture

The discovery of Roman pottery in a Celtic village in southwestern England suggests ancient Britain’s trading links with mainland Europe were more extensive and that wine drinking was more common than previously thought in pre-Roman Britain.

What do Putin, Mouton Rothschild and a new luxury vodka have in common?

A luxury vodka launch at Vinexpo this week has brought together two former top level employees from Mouton Rothschild and a powerful Russian family with connections to Vladimir Putin.

Diageo’s Distill Ventures launches non-alcoholic drinks fund

Distill Venture, Diageo’s spirits innovation company, has announced a new business acceleration fund to mentor and support non-alcoholic drinks.

Antonini: Uruguay’s wine future lies in Garzon

The future of premium winemaking in Uruguay lies in the village of Garzon rather than Canelones, where Tannat has traditionally been made, according to Alberto Antonini.

Vinexpo Bordeaux reports successful 19th year

Vinexpo Bordeaux, which this year took place from 18 June to 21 June, was attended by over 2,300 exhibitors from over 40 countries, with final visitor numbers expected next week.

Diageo buys George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila for $1 billion

Casamigos, the Tequila brand co-founded by Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, has been sold to drinks giant Diageo for up to $1 billion.

The Drinks Business Asian Awards launched

The drinks business is now accepting entries for The Drinks Business Asian Awards 2017, the Asian edition of the highly acclaimed The Drinks Business Awards, designed to recognise and reward top performers in the drinks industry within Asia.

Operations director leaves Majestic

Majestic has confirmed that its operations director Rob Farnworth, who had recently taken on more responsibility following the departure of MD John Colley, has today left the business.

1869 Yquem to lead Bonhams sale

Four bottles of 19th century Château d’Yquem are to lead Bonhams next fine wine sale in London next month.

Antonini: Too many people are making Justin Bieber wines

Too many producers are so concerned about what the market wants that they are making commercially focused “Justin Bieber” wines according to Italian winemaker and consultant Alberto Antonini.

iDealwine assesses the wines of Clos de La Roche

Deep in colour and full bodied with opulent aromas, the wines of Clos de la Roche have become popular with collectors in recent years. iDealwine assesses how it has fared in auctions and gauges its potential.

Felix Solis boosts ‘heinous’ low-alcohol category with new range

Félix Solís has teamed up with Tesco to launch three wines containing just 0.5% alcohol, admitting that the category has largely been “heinous” for wine lovers.

Bar for dogs to open in Chelsea

It might seem like a barking idea, but a ‘Pawsecco’ bar aimed at dogs is due to open in the London borough of Chelsea this week.

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