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From the man who was so drunk he forgot he sold his car, to police in Wyoming arresting a drunk time traveller from the year 2048, we round up the silliest stories of the year.

A fine dining project from Mayfair’s Hedonism Wines is looking to recruit as many as 15 sommeliers to curate what will be London’s biggest restaurant wine offering when the new concept at 85 Piccadilly opens in the spring.

With 2017 drawing to a close the drinks business team would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sherry, Champers, hot-toddies and Port. We at db give our drinks serious thought...

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we round up some of the best last-minute offers in the 'big four' supermarkets in the UK.  

Bulgarian wine exports have risen by nearly 13% in 2017, according to the Bulgarian Deputy Economy Minister.

The Beer Institute has praised President Trump and the U.S Congress for the tax relief measures outlined in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Thinking about how whisky is made can help you understand deep time, according to researchers.

We conclude the week by bidding a fond farewell to db stalwart Sheila Crisp as she starts her retirement and look back on some Taittinger-fuelled horsey antics at Kensington Olympia.

Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand, has announced the launch of new 20cl size bottles, with aim of helping the brand better tap into gifting occasions.

Moët Hennessy has bought a controlling share of cult Napa estate, Colgin Cellars, in a deal announced today.

The UK's largest grocer Tesco has launched a new low-alcohol wine range to keep up with the public's taste for lighter drinks.

Two of the biggest alcohol wholesalers in the US – Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) and Breakthru Beverage Group – are preparing to merge, creating a US$12 billion company.

We bring you a list of all the winners from this year's Drinks Business Green Awards, who were honoured last night at a ceremony at The Club at London's Ivy restaurant.

Having just brought you news of high profile restaurant closures in London, the latest casualty of the industry is Michelin-starred, wine focused restaurant Rebelle in New York, which closed last weekend.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has said he is "far from embarrassed" after his endorsement of South Korean lager brand Cass, which has been branded "the worst beer in the world," caused critics to question his credibility. 

Vodka maker Grey Goose has launched a bespoke bartender service for well-heeled party planners in the run-up to Christmas.

Patrick Maroteaux, owner of Bordeaux fourth-growth estate Château Branaire-Ducru, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Describing Priorat as “a virgin beauty”, Dominik Huber of boutique winery Terroir al Limit believes that there’s a growing trend in the region to ditch Bordeaux-style heavy wines for fresher, lighter, terroir-driven wines.

A wine glass collection made by Austria’s renowned glassware maker Sophienwald, which has links to composer Beethoven, has been officially launched in Hong Kong through Watson’s Wine.