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The week in pictures

The striking Mistral Wine and Champagne Bar, designed by Studio Arthur Casas, opens in São Paulo, Brazil.

Picture taken and supplied by Colin Hampden-White

A selection of wines on offer at the Corney and Barrow Burgundy en primeur tasting at the Tower of London.

Peter Thornton, Finest Call brand manager at Cellar Trends, gives a cocktail demonstration at the Riding House Cafe’s downstairs “stables”.

Picture taken and supplied by Colin Hampden-White

Nicolas Potel with bottles of Clos de la Roche and Bonnes Mares Grand Crus from Maison de Bellene at the Armit en primeur tasting, at Middle Temple, London.

Veuve Clicquot tweeted this picture, writing: “A #VeuveClicquot champagne tower, metallic rosè balloons & a beautiful party is about to ensue to celebrate@stella_mccartney’s latest collection!”.

Picture taken and supplied by Colin Hampden-White

Oz Clarke with twins Jean-Christophe and Philippe Gutrin of Domain de la Choupette at The Burgundy Portfolio’s en primeur tasting.

Host of Entertainment Tonight, Nancy O’Dell, tweeted this picture, with the comment: “Love that @RocsiDiaz came bearing champagne on her first day! Welcome Rocsi!”

Turtleneck-wearing François Labet of Château de La Tour cradles one of his wines at the Corney & Barrow Burgundy 2011 en primeur tasting.

Nyetimber’s winemaker Cherie Spriggs (centre) strikes a pose with Caroline Rush, CEO of The British Fashion Council, and Dylan Jones, editor of GQ magazine at London Collections: Men at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, where Spriggs launched the 2007 vintage of Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs.

db was sent a bottle of extra-terrestrial wine this week by Norwich-born Ian Hutcheon of Tremonte Vineyard in Chile. The wine – Meteorito Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – has been aged with a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite, which formed during the birth of the solar system. We’re hoping for minerality…

Dubious of January detoxes, db bucked the health trend with a Bourbon-laced Mint Julep cocktail at all-day brasserie Les Deux Salons in Charing Cross.

During the Lee Roach fashion show at London Collections: Men, db spotted rapper Tinie Tempah and male supermodel David Gandy in the audience.

Corney & Barrow pulled out all the stops for its Burgundy 2011 en primeur tasting this week, holding the event at the Tower of London, which looked glorious in the afternoon sunlight.

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