Tim Hall, director of Scala Wine School, clinched second place at this year’s Champagne Ambassador’s competition.
As well as an MW in the stocks this week in the drinks trade also saw a touch of Hollywood and fashion royalty make an appearance.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW recommends a “balanced, elegant” wine with “nice depth” and Pamela Tan picks out a “brilliant, attractively straw-yellow Chardonnay.”
Olly Smith recommends “an outstanding week-night wine” and Terry Kirby picks out a “fresh and silky” wine that is an example of “superb modern wine-making”.
Some of Australia’s leading properties will top the bill at Bonhams’ fine wine sale in London later this week.
Champagne Krug and celebrated chef Pierre Koffmann are to launch a pop-up “Kreperie” in London’s Covent Garden this December.
This year’s harvest in Champagne is good enough to be declared a vintage according to Cattier’s managing director, Philippe Bienvenu.
Champagne Lanson is marking 100 years of vintage Champagne production with the launch of its Gold Label 2004.
Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out “a gorgeous Champagne” that is “perfect to drink now” and Wines of Korea recommends an “elegant and classy” Malbec, “with a long sustained finish.”
From rare whisky to wine tastings and from medicinal cocktails to Champagne launches there has been a lot to enjoy in the drinks trade this week.
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