Originally from Lyon, Yves Desmaris is a London-based Master Sommelier with a fondness for the priciest producers of his home country.
The latest edition of db’s Fortified Masters showed what great quality wines producers are making across the board, with 20% of entries being awarded Masters and one third of the entrants being given a Gold medal.
Port sales are not in decline, according to Steve Moody, MD at Fells, in response to WSTA figures published last month recording a 26% drop in UK Port sales in the past 10 years.
It can't be the easiest time to be doing business with a name like The Don, but this City of London stalwart manages to overcome (overcomb?) this handicap with its old-school vinous offering.