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‘Bordeaux have sold their souls’: Graves maverick Loïc Pasquet lets rip

According to Loïc Pasquet, whose Liber Pater Bordeaux wines sell for thousands of euros a bottle, the left bank of the Médoc has it all wrong.There sh

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Armand de Brignac releases Blanc de Blancs in magnum

Champagne Armand de Brignac (known as Ace of Spades) has added a Blanc de Blancs en Magnum to its prestige cuvée collection in the UK, priced at more

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Brexit to blame? Champagne shipments down by 11%

Champagne shipments to the UK slumped last year, with volumes down 11% and revenues falling by nearly 6%, official figures from the Comité Champagne s

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Diana Hunter steps down from beleaguered Conviviality

Diana Hunter, CEO of Conviviality, has resigned with immediate effect following a tough few weeks for the company.Hunter, who has overseen the huge ex

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Supertuscan white could happen, says Ornellaia winemaker

The Tuscan enclave of Bolgheri is well known for its top-end red wines.

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The Ruinart Sommelier Challenge opens for entries

Sommeliers are invited to enter The Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018, with the top prize a four-day educational trip to Champagne with Ruinart chef de

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Tío Pepe Challenge 2018 welcomes entries from over 14 countries

Bartenders get your sherry cocktail recipes at the ready, as Tío Pepe Challenge 2018 opens for entries and widens the net to include 14 countries arou

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Peter Michael Winery unveils L'Après Midi 20th vintage

The 20th vintage of Peter Michael Winery’s L’Après-Midi – a Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend sourced from high-altitude vineyards in Sonoma County – has

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Supertuscan white could happen, says Ornellaia winemaker

The Tuscan enclave of Bolgheri is well known for its top-end red wines.

Wine

The Ruinart Sommelier Challenge opens for entries

Sommeliers are invited to enter The Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018, with the top prize a four-day educational trip to Champagne with Ruinart chef de

Wine

Tío Pepe Challenge 2018 welcomes entries from over 14 countries

Bartenders get your sherry cocktail recipes at the ready, as Tío Pepe Challenge 2018 opens for entries and widens the net to include 14 countries arou

Wine

Peter Michael Winery unveils L'Après Midi 20th vintage

The 20th vintage of Peter Michael Winery’s L’Après-Midi – a Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend sourced from high-altitude vineyards in Sonoma County – has

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Happy 50th work-versary George Bergier!

Fifty years ago this week, a young George Bergier started work at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, embarking on a remarkable career in the city that w

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Moët & Chandon collaborates with Jason Atherton at three restaurants

Moët & Chandon has joined forces with Michelin-star chef Jason Atherton in a culinary collaboration at three London restaurants, centred on Moët’s Gra

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Happy 50th work-versary George Bergier!

Fifty years ago this week, a young George Bergier started work at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, embarking on a remarkable career in the city that w

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Moët & Chandon collaborates with Jason Atherton at three restaurants

Moët & Chandon has joined forces with Michelin-star chef Jason Atherton in a culinary collaboration at three London restaurants, centred on Moët’s Gra