I signed an open letter in support of alternative wine packaging
I signed an open letter calling for the introduction of consumer tax incentives for alternative wine packaging.
London Beer Competition announces 2021 edition winners
The 2021 results of the fourth London Beer Competition (LBC) have been announced.
The wine world loses legend Steven Spurrier
British wine writer, consultant, and former merchant Steven Spurrier has passed away today, 9th March 2021, at his home in Dorset, England.
Antinori acquires majority stake in Friuli Venezia Giulia's Cantina Jermann
Leading Italian wine family Antinori has acquired a majority stake in iconic Friuli Venezia Giulia winery, Cantina Jermann.
The Brewers Association adds four new categories to its Beer Style Guidelines
American trade group The Brewers Association (BA) has identified four new beer styles.
France's Savoie wine region to trial seven historical grape varieties
The INAO has approved the experimental use of seven historical grape varieties for the production of Savoie AOC wines.
Historic Belgian brewery Achel loses Trappist status
As reported by a number of Belgian news media yesterday, one of Belgium's historic Trappist breweries has just lost its Trappist status.
New rehabilitation programme to recover from Covid-19-induced loss of smell launched
Anosmia is a common Covid-19 symptom. Thankfully for drinks professionals, a new olfactory rehabilitation programme launched this week.
Review: Manchester Union Brewery After Dusk Black Lager
To celebrate National Lager Day, I put it to the taste test the latest release from Manchester’s Union Brewery.
Terre Alfieri is Piedmont's newest DOCG
After a process that began ten years ago with the award of the Terre Alfieri DOC, the Piedmontese appellation has now been promoted to DOCG.
Pouilly-Fuissé's 22 new Premier Crus now official
Pouilly-Fuissé's 22 premier cru climats have now become official.