Cachaca

Everything You Need To Know About Cachaça To drink cachaça is to swallow a mouthful of Brazilian history. This 100 percent Brazilian cane sugar liqueur or eau-de-vie is a national staple. From the first hours of colonization to independence in the early 19th century,...

Chateau de Grevey-Chambertin

THE chateau producing Napoleon’s favourite red wine, which is one of Burgundy’s most prized vineyards, has been sold to a Chinese gambling tycoon, leading to dire warnings from local growers of a “foreign invasion” of mainly Asian investors....

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Patrick Ricard, chairman of Pernod Ricard, the world’s second biggest spirits company, has died at the age of 67. Patrick Ricard was a member of the founding family and had chaired Pernod Ricard since 1978...

Champagne Season loses its Fizz

CHAMPAGNE is suffering its worst grape-growing season in decades because of an “unprecedented” blight of frost, hail and disease. Weather conditions and the ravages of mildew have made growers’ lives hell in recent months; cold snaps, freak...