Hofmeister Redux As Real Bavarian Craft Lager Wins Global Beer Award

Beer named best lager of 2017 at the IWSC after relaunch consigns unbearable 80s ‘Eurofizz’ recipe and reputation to history


Country Diary: The Air Is Heavy With The Scent Of Apples

St Dominic, Tamar Valley Black Rocks and Crimson Queens and Green Chisels – colourful fruit with colourful names on show at Cotehele’s Apple Day


Why Craft Beer Is On A Collision Course With Corporations

While you may imagine your craft beer is being brewed by a small operation, the reality is the industry is being swallowed


California Wildfires Jeopardize Fate Of Family-run Vineyards

As fires continue to ravage California’s premiere wine country – Napa and Sonoma – they threaten 100,000 acres of vineyards, many of them small businesses


Cocktail Of The Week: The French Manchester’s Bouquet – Recipe

Raising a glass to autumn? Fill it with this


Brilliant White Wines From Traditional Red Regions

From Rioja to the Rhône, many red wine regions also produce some wonderful whites


A Merlot Blow For Paul Giamatti?

Letters: The makers of the film Sideways may have had the last laugh against its star, says Gavin Weightman


Bitter Rivalry: Conflict Brews As Craft Beer Makers Take On Big Firms

Many small brewers fear an existential threat from the likes of Heineken and the Budweiser owner AB InBev


The Belgian Festival Where The Fountains Flow With Gin

In Belgium, jenever, the juniper-infused gin prototype, is still a popular tipple and is celebrated each October with a riotous festival in the town of Hasselt


Cocktail Of The Week: Bubbly Jack Rose – Recipe

Fruity apple brandy and sparkling prosecco: a match made in heaven

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