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Week in pictures

d’Arenberg’s flamboyant winemaker Chester Osborn celebrates the McLaren Vale estate’s 100th birthday with partner Kath, Micheal Saunders and German wine pioneer Ernie Loosen.

d’Arenberg’s 84-year-old managing director d’Arry Osborn cuts a barrel-shaped cake at the winery’s 100th birthday party.

At San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico, giant 3D 10-foot-tall Bacardi bats have taken up residence on the airport concourse for the month of February to mark the 150th anniversary of the rum brand.

The Bacardi celebrations are also taking place in Miami, where the North Terminal rotunda is filled with Bacardi imagery.

Somerset House came over all Dickensian with its blue hue and snow-strewn path at the Jascots annual tasting.

The Nelson Stair at Somerset House proved an elegant entrance to the Jascots tasting.

Neal Martin, the newly-appointed Spain critic of The Wine Advocate slurps his way through Spain specialist Indigo Wines’ range at the merchants’ HQ in Brixton.

Bernard Santanac from the Union des Oenologues de France adds up the scores from the annual Vin de France “best value” blind tasting. Held in Paris, db editor Patrick Schmitt helped taste through 242 wines which fall under the new French wine classification.

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