Vinous acquires Cellar Watch

Antonio Galloni’s wine media platform Vinous has acquired valuation service Cellar Watch from Liv-ex it has been announced.

Alcohol may have saved humanity’s ape ancestors

The ability to consume and tolerate low levels of alcohol in overripe, fermenting fruit may have helped the ape ancestors of human beings avoid extinction a new book posits.

db Eats: Lyon’s Seafood & Wine Bar

db‘s Phoebe French heads to Lyon’s Seafood & Wine Bar in Crouch End for a scintillating stonebass tartare, flecked with flying fish roe, a miso-marinated fish collar and a decadent barley risotto flavoured with celeriac, hazelnut and bone marrow.

db to celebrate the greenest in drinks

db will be celebrating the heroes of the beer, wine and spirits industry championing sustainable initiatives at our 10th annual Green Awards ceremony next week at The Club at The Ivy in London’s Covent Garden.

Californian craft brewery sold, but stays indie

Pioneering Californian craft brewery Anderson Valley Brewing Company, one of the oldest craft breweries in the US, has been acquired by a local brewing family in a deal that will keep it independent.

This is how much the average Brit drinks on Christmas day

Men in the UK have roughly one and a half more drinks than women on Christmas day, according to new research.

AB InBev’s fourth space beer experiment scheduled for take off

Beer giant AB InBev is preparing to launch another batch of barley into space today on board aerospace company Space X’s Dragon shuttle. 

How to make and sell canned wine, according to the experts

The majority of drinkers in the US prefer the taste of canned rosé wines to those sold in a bottle, according to a recent study, but producers should proceed with caution of they want to cash in on the latest wine trend.

Santa Margherita shakes up travel retail team

Wine giant Santa Margherita has appointed Elena Bermani as its new travel retail manager.

Burgundy exports top €1bn for first time

Exports of Burgundy exceeded €1 billion for the first time in the year ending September 2019 as demand for the region’s wines continues unabated and volumes rise after a normal-sized 2018 harvest.

Vinventions to release grape-based stopper in 2020

Closures specialist Vinventions is to release a wine stopper made from grape pomace next year, the company’s research and development department has revealed.

Almaviva names new MD

Chilean wine estate Almaviva has hired former LVMH man, Manuel Louzada, as its new managing director.

Pernod Ricard’s Aussie wine brands achieve 100% renewable electricity

Pernod Ricard Winemakers, owner of brands Jacob’s Creek, St Hugo and Wyndham Estate, has claimed it is the first large wine company in Australia to convert its production to 100% renewable electricity. 

Greene King workers hold strike ballot

Workers at UK brewer and pub group Greene King are holding a strike ballot as a pay dispute shows no sign of being resolved.

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