A bottle of wine apparently found in Napoleon’s carriage after Waterloo – and still “believed to contain wine” – is to be sold at Christie’s next month.
More than 200 film enthusiasts were treated to an in-cinema Sherry tasting at the UK premiere of Sherry: The Mystery of Palo Cortado.
A punishing trek across the French Pyrenees, a trip to the Loire, hop sniffing and smoked salmon – check out what’s been happening in the world of drinks this week.
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.
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