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Week in pictures

Festivals, competitions and a spot of cricket for good measure. Look back on the past week (and a bit) with us here.

John Hemingway enjoys a glass of white reserva 1982 with a friend at Paternina’s Conde de los Andes winery in Ollauri. He was in Spain to open an exhibition dedicated to his grandfather Ernest’s visits to Rioja.

db‘s deputy editor Gabriel Savage celebrates winning the Emerging Wine Writer of the Year prize at the 2011 Louis Roederer Awards at the Savoy hotel in London. Here she is collecting her award from Louis Roederer managing director Frédéric Rouzaud.

Mark Simmonite, the new Stella Artois UK Draught Master, pours his way to the global finals in Buenos Aires next month.

Spooky spirit: The unusual skull-shaped bottle of Crystal Head Vodka, owned by Hollywood actor Dan Ackroyd, turned heads at the Boutique Bar Show in London.

A host of top bands performed on the Sailor Jerry stage at Bestival, the UK music festival scene’s traditional season-closer, on the Isle of Wight.

Sailor Jerry’s Hula Girl mascot watches proceedings at Bestival from her perch above the brand’s tattoo parlour.

A good turnout at the Liberty tasting at the Oval cricket ground.

When not tasting wines at Liberty’s extensive tasting, db‘s Rupert Millar had the chance to catch up on his county cricket as Surrey took on Derbyshire at the Oval.

Some of the new labels from the Peter Lehmann selection.

The warning told db‘s Rupert Millar not to fall into the de-stemming machine, but did it also mean not to do so while doing a John Travolta impersonation?

And finally… Introducing the newest members of the drinks business family: Fluffy and Chunky Schmitt.

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