28°-50° Fetter Lane closes

28°-50° Fetter Lane, the wine-focused restaurant founded by chef Agnar Sverrisson and Xavier Rousset, has been bought by Cliffords Restaurant Limited following "a great offer". 

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks; Osteria Francescana reclaims its place at the top of the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants, Princess Beatrice gets stuck into the Chardonnay at the Serpentine Gallery, beer Twitter has lots of opinions on Heineken's deal with Beavertown, the UK gets its first Pinotage vineyard, and Australian footy fans turned plastic waste into high art (literally) at the World Cup.

First Pinotage vineyard planted in the UK

Members of the wine trade and press gathered at Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex for the planting of the first Pinotage in the UK yesterday, a nod to owner Penny Streeter OBE and the Benguela Collection's South African connections. 

Viña Carmen unveils its first multi-vintage Cabernet blends in Asia

Viña Carmen has joined the likes of Penfolds and Opus One in unveiling its first multi-vintage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon which puts the focus on the grape and terroir instead of vintage variation, according to its chief winemaker.

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