Giscours to appeal guilty verdict on chaptalisation

    Bordeaux third growth Château Giscours is to appeal a decision by a French court after its managing director was handed a suspended prison sentence for chaptalising a portion of its 2016 vintage due to an unfortunately mistimed communication.

    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”. 

    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. 

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Let’s talk about Sekt, baby

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Hot new London restaurant openings

Our latest round-up of openings in the capital includes a lobster shack, Turkish pasta specialist and an Oscar Wilde-inspired venue in a Grade II listed former Baptist church.

The week in pictures

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Ningxia in pictures: China’s fertile terroir

Douglas Blyde accompanied Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser on his 49th visit to the People’s Republic of China last month, taking in Ningxia and Yantai – home to the HQ of Changyu Pioneer Wine Company.