Pints mean prizes 2007

23 March, 2007

It's that time of year again - the International Beer Challenge is opening for entries

A growing number of Europeans want their governments to campaign to limit the amount people drink in their own homes - and consumers' drinking habits are coming under increasing pressure in a "culture of disapproval", according to consumer research company The Future Foundation.

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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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