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Blanc but not forgotten

18-06-2014 | Category: Bordeaux Opinions White only

Versatile, food-friendly and stylistically accessible, white Bordeaux blends should be a powerful weapon on most wine lists. Time, says Anne Krebiehl, for the little brother to claim its share of the spotlight

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Fizzical excellence

18-06-2014 | Category: Tastings Opinions News

Ahead of competing for the title of Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014, the finalists gathered in Champagne. Andrew Catchpole joined them for a taste of what makes a winner

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Low-VAT future

18-06-2014 | Category: Opinions People News

Imagine a VAT-free on-trade, with restaurants and bars on a level playing field with supermarkets… Clinton Cawood talks to Jacques Borel about his plans to make those dreams a reality

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A brew with a view

18-06-2014 | Category: Beers Scotland News Venues

With 200 beers, its own brewery and a pub, restaurant and beer hall, Drygate in Glasgow is a first for the UK. Susanna Forbes heads to the city’s East End to check out all the shiny things

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Dial M for Margarita

18-06-2014 | Category: Opinions Service News

Smartphone apps can help your venue sell more, cut down queues and give you valuable info about your customers. Clinton Cawood closes Candy Crush for a minute to find out what they’re all about

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Star pours

18-06-2014 | Category: Opinions Service Wines

Get decanting right and it will improve your wines and impress your guests. Hakkasan’s group wine buyer Christine Parkinson helps to sort the myth from the reality for an underrated technique

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Slow progress

18-06-2014 | Category: South America Sparkling News

The Southern Hemisphere’s sparklers are better than they’ve ever been – but they’re still difficult to sell. Richard Woodard takes a look at the circle that simply refuses to be squared

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Tequila... It makes me hungry

18-06-2014 | Category: Tequila Tastings Opinions News

Tequila’s renaissance from party fuel to serious spirit continues apace, with a growing number of chefs, restaurants and bars looking at its potential with food. Laura Foster gets chillied up in the name of science

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Independence day

18-06-2014 | Category: Business Scotland News

The Scots will vote on their future in two months’ time. Richard Woodard looks at the likelihood of a ‘yes’ vote and examines what a breakaway might mean for business in a newly independent Scotland

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Putting the ice in apprentice...

18-06-2014 | Category: People Service News

Barbacking might not be glamorous, but it’s the best way to learn the basics of bartending. Lucy Britner talks to today’s big names about their early days in amongst the glassware

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Bartenders v Sommeliers 2014

18-06-2014 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Competitions Events People Wines News

Bartenders v Sommeliers is back, and it’s time for that tricky semi-final. Kate Pass reports on the thrills and spills that make up this now legendary competition

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Wine List of the Year 2014: The shortlist

18-06-2014 | Category: Competitions Wines News Venues

Rather like the X Factor, they came in their hundreds, and one by one they were weeded out by the judges until only the best remained. Chris Losh looks at the finalists for this year’s Wine List of the Year

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Perfect 10

18-06-2014 | Category: Italy Spain Argentina Chile USA Tastings Opinions Wines Australia New Zealand

Want to know which 10 wine regions are going to be making headlines over the next few years? Chris Losh canvasses the opinions of those who are in the know…

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Pump up the volume

18-06-2014 | Category: Beers USA Tastings Opinions News

Niche they might be, but American craft beers are starting to make a big noise over here – and set to get even louder. Will Hawkes reaches for his earplugs

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In the Shaker: The Pisco Sour

18-06-2014 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Tastings News

As far as Pisco goes, there’s only one cocktail that matters. Tom Walker laments the underrated Pisco Sour and tests which spirit works best

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