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Sunday 20 April 2014

The week in pictures

This week saw team db take part in a Left-Bank Bordeaux taste-off, dine at the hotly tipped Chiltern Firehouse, and the launch of two new expressions from The Singleton distillery.

Sangria tipped for Millennial success

Sangria has been tipped for international success with Millennials expected to lead a trend for sweet, fruity wines, according to research by Mintel.

Malbec sales at Tesco up 200%

Sales of Argentine Malbec have soared 200% in the last year at Tesco as the British public’s unquenchable thirst for the inky grape gathers pace.

Lafite 2013: buy Mouton instead

Lafite led the way among the first growths when it released yesterday as the cheapest vintage on the market but is Mouton a more reasonable offer?

Sipsmith moves distillery to Chiswick

London-based distillery Sipsmith has announced it is moving to a larger site in west London and expanding its operation to meet growing demand.

Napa trend for ‘leaner, less-oaked’ Chardonnay

At a recent tasting Napa winemakers said they preferred the 2012 vintage over 2011, marking a taste for greater acidity and less-oaked flavours.

The Proust Q&A: Alvaro Palacios

The Spanish wine pioneer on his dreams of being a bullfighter, splashing out on fine wine and drinking DRC with Paco de Lucía.

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