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The family owned and operated Balistreri Vineyards winery is located just ten minutes north of downtown Denver and was the first urban winery to open in the city. Photo: Balistreri Vineyards

When it comes to craft beer, lift a glass to Colorado, whose 348 craft breweries put it in third place among states, according to the Brewers Assn. And toast to its craft distilleries, which are at the fore of farm-to-bar trends, according to Colorado.com.

In the US, these cellar ‘starter packs’ range from a simple introductory cellar costing US$5,000 to a collection costing US$25,000.

Sotheby’s Retail has introduced a new ‘Instant Cellars’ concept, giving customers in the US and Hong Kong the chance to buy wine collections for drinking, cellaring and investment.

Some of the producers who will be at this years London Wine fair.

With a new leader at the helm, this year’s London Wine Fair is set to offer guests and exhibitors lots of exciting changes. Edith Hancock spoke to event director Hannah Tovey, and highlights the producers to look out for at this year’s event.

Bâtonnage, a daylong forum that aims to open the conversation about all women in wine, from winemakers to vineyard workers. Photo: Benedicte Manière

The restaurant industry has been shaken this year with the exposure of bad behavior by many powerful men, from Batali to Friedman. Conversations about how to improve conditions for women are building momentum, and now the wine industry is taking the opportunity to address issues experienced by its female members.

Eurostar considers the 2020 launch of a direct train between London and Bordeaux.

Brits with a penchant for fine French wine could be in luck, as Eurostar considers the 2020 launch of a direct train between London and Bordeaux, shaving two and a half hours off current rail trip times.