4th October, 2019 by Lucy Shaw Popular apéritivo bar Dante in New York’s West Village was named the best bar on the planet at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony in London last night.“We couldn’t be more honoured to be named the World’s Best Bar at the most prestigious of awards ceremony in London,” a proud Pride told CNN.

4th October, 2019 by Phoebe French Cornish brewery Sharp’s has partnered with Havas London and Mercury Prize nominated artist Nick Mulvey to create the “industry’s first” playable record made from recycled plastic washed up on beaches.The record itself, referred to as an ocean vinyl, was made from clear plastic washed up on beaches that has been processed and pressed with multi-coloured plastic shavings to create a mottled effect.

4th October, 2019 by Phoebe French Constellation Brands has marked down the value of its investment in Canada-based cannabis company Canopy Growth by US$839.26bn in the six months to the end of August 2019.

4th October, 2019 by Phoebe French Actor and director Dominic West has joined the line up on the third series of The Wine Show, presenting alongside Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, James Purefoy, Amelia Singer, Jaega Wise and Joe Fattorini.Commenting on his involvement in the programme, West said: “When I was asked if I would like to join the Wine Show team recording in Portugal, trying some amazing wines, I couldn’t think of any reasons to say no!

4th October, 2019 by Lucy Shaw A new TV drama called Under the Influence about five generations of the famous Anheuser-Busch brewing dynasty is in the pipeline.Under the Influence is based on an unauthorised 1991 book of the same name and will chronicle the Anheuser-Busch family, best known for brewing Budweiser, over five generations.

4th October, 2019 by Lucy Shaw Bordeaux first growth Château Haut-Brion’s former winemaker, Jean-Bernard Delmas, who more recently managed Château Montrose, has died aged 83.On leaving Haut-Brion, the mantle was taken up by his son Jean-Philippe Delmas, who works as deputy managing director at Domaine Clarence Dillon.

4th October, 2019 by Edith Hancock Almost 9 billion pints of beer were sold in the UK last year – more than any other alcoholic dink by volume – according to new research.5 billion pints (48,559,000 hectolitres) of beer were sold in the UK throughout 2018, BBPA said.

2nd October, 2019 by Phoebe French Kirsteen Campbell, master whisky maker, The Macallan Whisky label The Macallan has strengthened its production team, and named Kirsteen Campbell as its first master whisky maker.The six-strong team includes: Kirsteen Campbell, master whisky maker; Stuart MacPherson, Master of Wood; Sarah Burgess, Lead Whisky Maker; Polly Logan, Whisky Maker; Steven Bremner, Whisky Maker; and Russell Greig, Sample Room Assistant.

Markou Vineyards and Papaioannou Wines will join the company’s growing list of Greek and Cypriot producers, which already includes Vriniotis and Avantis from Evia; Artemis Karamolegos from Santorini; Porto Carras from Halkidiki and Tsiakkas from Cyprus.Markou Vineyards is a producer from the Attica region, and it dates back to 1928 with vines planted in both Attica and Nemea.

The campaign will be focused on driving awareness of - and engagement with - its new Raspberry Gin which will give Warner’s a national footprint via Tesco’s for the first time.It is already stocked in Asda and Morrisons and the two supermarkets have now listed the brand in more stores.

Drynks Unlimited has invested £1 million to launch “the UK’s first 0% alcohol-free distill plant” in Manchester.That is why the majority of ‘alcohol-free’ drinks on the market are low alcohol (0.

3rd October, 2019 by Edith Hancock The oldest brewery in the US has created a beer made with Hershey’s chocolate just in time for Christmas.The porter will be available from mid-October on draft-only in states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Washington D.

3rd October, 2019 by Lucy Shaw The rigorous nature of the Master of Wine exams is well known, and now the Council of Whiskey Masters in LA has launched a ‘Master of Scotch’ qualification.Single malt aficionados can now take the ‘Master of Scotch’ exams Claiming to be the first set of “specialised and rigorous” qualifications dedicated to Scotch, the first level of the programme is the Certified Scotch Professional.

3rd October, 2019 by Phoebe French Assistant head sommelier at Michelin-starred Gymkhana in London, Andres Rangel, has been picked up the Sud de France UK Sommelier of the Year after a final held at The Queen’s Club.The competition tests sommeliers on their knowledge of the Occitanie region, which is comprised of the Languedoc, Roussillon, and part of the Rhône Valley and vineyards in south west France.

3rd October, 2019 by Rupert Millar The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 recoiled slightly in September after several months of small gains.The index is currently running flat after drifting in the first quarter before a small rally from June to August.

At the end of last year his holding was worth almost £5.5m and he has added almost a further £1m worth over the past 12 months.

3rd October, 2019 by Lucy Shaw Napa Valley-based Delicato Family Wines has acquired the V2 Wine Group as part of the firm’s ongoing shifting focus towards high-end wines.As reported by the North Bay Business Journal, Delicato first invested in the V2 Wine Group in 2017, and a year later moved the company’s offices from Sonoma to Delicato’s base in Napa, with founders Dan and Katy Leese at the helm.

3rd October, 2019 by Alice Liang Initially scheduled to run from 31 October to 11 November, the 11th edition of Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival has been called off by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) due to the recent political protests.Debuted in 2009, the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival is one of the largest consumer wine and food events in Asia.

3rd October, 2019 by Patrick Schmitt The Wine Show Chelsea, which runs from 18-20 October this year, will include a selection of the highest-scoring wines from the Global Wine Masters, be they top Tuscan reds, delicious Marlborough whites or some of the greatest organic wines being made today.Selected by myself from across our competition series, the table of wines all picked up a Gold medal at one of db’s competitions, which sees Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers blind-taste samples by grape variety, style, and, for certain famous wine producing areas, by region too.

3rd October, 2019 by Alice Liang La Rambla by Catalunya Nestled in the upper levels of IFC in Central, Spanish restaurant La Rambla by Catalunya has re-opened its newly renovated 4,200 sq.During happy hour from 3pm till 8pm on the terrace, guests can enjoy special prices on drinks.