China property developers sued for infringing Lafite’s trademark

Three property developers in China have been accused of misusing “Chateau Lafite” in their property names and sales channels.

Pink gin and spiced rum lead Sainsbury’s spirits sales

Pink gin and spiced rum were the two big winners in the spirits category during lockdown, according to Sainsbury’s, as consumers became budding bartenders at home.

AVL reports ‘tsunami of demand’ for bag-in-box

Australian Vintage has said that there has been a “tsunami of demand” for bag-in-box in UK retail during the lockdown while sales of its new alcohol-free wine are also soaring.

Can fine rosé age? We put Garrus to the test

Watch Patrick Schmitt MW test whether top Provençal rosé, Garrus by Château d’Esclans, can age like a fine wine, as he samples a set of bottles from vintages back to 2015. 

Japanese breweries transform wasted beer into gin

Three Japanese drinks companies have joined forces to turn wasted beer into gin to support the local cultural and entertainment industries.

Planning a party but don’t want Prosecco? Here are 10 sparkling alternatives

Now that National Prosecco Day has passed, we bring you 10 brilliant Prosecco alternatives – featuring keenly-priced sparkling wines from Alsace, Cava and the Dolomites, among other fizz-producing places. 

Jose Cuervo enters hard seltzer category

Tequila brand Jose Cuervo is the latest to enter the spiked seltzer category with the release of the Tequila-based Playamar hard seltzer in two flavour variants.

Latest RTD brands to hit HK

The outbreak of a pandemic definitely changes the way we drink. Since drinking at home is the new normal, one sector that has benefitted has been RTD cocktails sector, with several new brands hitting the market.

Fine wine market broadens to further heights

The number of unique wines traded on the Liv-ex platform has hit a new high, with over 1,000 LWIN7 marked wines being traded in July alone.

Baileys helps to re-release 25 novels under authors’ true names

Baileys has teamed up with the Women’s Prize for Fiction to re-release 25 novels by female authors published under male pseudonyms with their actual names.

2019 en primeur: Success or merely an illusion?

The 2019 en primeurs proved entirely unprecedented. Not only did it happen at all but it proved a pacy, (mostly) well priced campaign – but is this the pattern of the future or was it a freakish one-off?

See db taste the top rosés of Château d’Esclans

In the third of a four-part video series on the rosés of Sacha Lichine, Patrick Schmitt MW tastes the wines of Caves and Château d’Esclans, giving his thoughts on the style and quality of labels from Rock Angel to Les Clans. 

The 10 best Proseccos of 2020

To mark National Prosecco Day we bring you our top 10 best Proseccos of 2020 – all of which have been selected from this year’s biggest ‘blind’ tasting of this famous Italian fizz.

The Hidden Sea launches ocean clean up campaign

Environmentally focused Australian wine brand The Hidden Sea has launched a global campaign to remove one billion plastic bottles from the ocean by 2030.

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