Leading the troupe of new releases over the last month is Dom Pérignon’s 2005 vintage, McGuigan’s Aussie answer to the growth of sparkling wine, and Ledaig’s rare 42-year-old Scotch.
db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Brindisa’s newest addition in Soho to feast on chorizo fritters, suckling pig and aged manchego.
We round up a handful of wines that are delicious, varied, and do without any manipulative cellar techniques – but don’t class themselves as “natural”.
Champagne and gin have taken over Sherry and brandy to become the UK’s favourite Christmas tipples, a study on language suggests.
The Drinks Business Fortified Masters – a highlight of the db calendar – always leaves our judges feeling nourished thanks to the quality of the wines on offer.
A tropical Chardonnay with a “smoke-edged crème brûlée effect”, a manzanilla and a “wacky” white Russian make for an eclectic set of wine recommendations.
Follow the drinks business on a recent trip to uncover the important but rarely explored link between Sherry producers and the whisky industry.
Speyside whisky producer Glenfarclas has confirmed plans to introduce a 1966 fino Sherry cask expression as the first part of a new series.
Independent wine merchants are being called upon to take part in the UK’s Great Sherry Festival in October.
The British Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has signed a replica of her ‘Butt of Sherry’ to mark the opening of a historical exhibition in Edinburgh.
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