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Thursday 23 February 2017 loc: GB

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90 years of claret to lead London sale

Sotheby’s opening fine wine sale of the year in London will feature top Bordeaux dating back to the 1920s among its consignments.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

Waitrose reports Valentine boost for Crémant

Waitrose has seen sales of alternative French sparkler Crémant rise 20% in the run up to Valentine day, as romantics seek extra value for money.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 No Comments »

Aldi rolls out new wine festival

Aldi has launched a dozen ‘rare and unusual’ wines under £8, as part of its latest Spring Wine Festival event.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 No Comments »

Uncorked: Yves Desmaris MS

Originally from Lyon, Yves Desmaris is a London-based Master Sommelier with a fondness for the priciest producers of his home country.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 No Comments »

Fine wine outperforms investing in art and cars, report claims

Fine wine is the “best-performing” investment compared to art, antiques, and cars, a new report by fine wine investment management company Vin-X has claimed.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 No Comments »

Booths booze revamp reaps reward

Northern grocery chain Booths has reported a 4.3% boost to its wine sales following a revamp of its own label last year.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 1 Comment »

‘Dry January’ retail booze boost, as Aldi becomes UK’s fifth largest grocer

Beer and wine sales saw a boost despite ‘Dry January’, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data, as Aldi became the UK’s fifth largest grocer.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

‘Inferior’ gran reservas ‘contaminating’ Rioja, producers claim

Prominent producers from Rioja are calling for gran reservas to be better protected against the ‘contamination” of the category by inferior, over-aged wines.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 5 Comments »

The Comité Champagne’s London tasting gets new name and novel venue

Following news broken by db this week that the Comité Champagne is to reinstate its London tasting, we can now reveal that the event has a new name and content, and it will be held in a novel venue.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 3 Comments »

The UK’s best new regional restos

Proving you don’t need to live in zone 1 to dine well, we’ve rounded up the best new restaurants outside of London, from Tom Aikens’ Birmingham venture to a 14-seater site in a shipping container in Bristol.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 2 Comments »

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