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Week in pictures

Peacocks, Port and presses all make an appearance in our round-up of the last week in the drinks industry.

A hard night’s treading gets into full swing at Quinta de Vargellas.

Although some lagares needed less vigorous treading than others.

db had an odd bridal encounter during a gentle Sunday morning stroll round Oporto.

Thierry Giraud, brand development manager for Martell Cognac, guides guests through a tasting of the house’s range in a Harrods shop window in London.

The event was held to mark the unveiling of Atelier Martell, a £200,000 cabinet on display in the adjacent window at Harrods. The cabinet contains a full range of Martell blends and pre-blend samples, as well as bespoke cocktail-making equipment and a full range of glassware.

Any subtlety at Weingut Bassermann-Jordan is definitely reserved for its Rieslings as shown by the not-so-soft lighting of this once functional garden fountain now tucked deep in the winery’s cellars in Deidesheim. Can you guess where the water would spout from?

Just one of the many wooden presses at Kloster Eberbach’s historic wine cellar in the Rheingau. Vinum Delectat et Laetificat Cor Hominum, or “wine delights and pleases a man’s heart”.

Sam Bompas makes an epic entrance on a white steed at the Bompas & Parr Cocktails book launch.

Baigorri winemaker Simon Arina Robles tries out some freshly-picked Tempranillo in Rioja.

The signature Roda thistle stands proud in the bodega’s barrel room.

Dorothee Dalmas of Premier Cheese Ltd offers the first Vacherin of the season (fresh from the Eurostar that afternoon) to guests at the Searcys St Pancras Grand Champange bar in King’s Cross.

The iconic Castillo Ygay logo burns bright on a tasting sheet at Marques de Murrieta in Rioja.

Eclipse bar and Bacardi Brown-Forman were showing off a collection of historic bottles, glassware and cocktail shakers as part of the Museum of Cocktails, hosted on the top floor of Harvey Nichols as part of London Cocktail Week.

Olly Smith meets some of the competitors in the 2011 Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt at the grand final, held last week in London.

And finally… Marques de Murrieta’s latest mascot.

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