The week in pictures

In scholarly news, eight new Masters of Wine were named this morning, including two based in China, and one from outside the drinks trade.

UK-based Dominic Farnsworth – a partner at Lewis Silkin in London, specialising in intellectual property – fell in love with wine after walking past Lay & Wheelers’ shop on the route to school. After completing the WSET to Diploma level, he gave himself a choice between climbing Himalayan mountains, or enrolling with the Institute of Masters of Wine.

Apparently the latter was the easier option.

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