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Week in pictures: 15-21 June 2024

This week features Sarah Neish with Sainte Marguerite, Louis Thomas at the CCE region tasting and Cask Trade, Michael Huband at Vins de Provence and Cara Delvingne at Selfridges.

Sainte Marguerite

DB Editor Sarah Neish sipped Sainte Marguerite rose amidst a sea of blooms at a tasting of the producer’s portfolio at Hide restaurant, Piccadilly, yesterday.

The Provence chateau celebrates its 49th harvest this year and members of the trade gathered to learn how its gastronomic pink wines pair perfectly with all sorts of dishes. Find out why this rose brand is a favourite with the Champenois here.

Vins de Provence

Vins de Provence hosted a lunch last Friday, subtitled ‘Savour Excellence’ to showcase the diversity and consistency of the region’s rosé. Ray O’Connor MW served as emcee, with winemakers Jeany Cronk (Maison Mirabeau) and Aurélie Bertin (Château Sainte Roseline) representing the region’s vignerons. Food, meanwhile was provided by MasterChef: The Professionals winner Alex Webb, and included his takes on lobster toast and Eton mess.


Louis Thomas attended The Ultimate CEE Wine Fair at St. John’s Church. During a tasting hosted by Dr. Caroline Gilby MW, he discovered the eclecticism of Central and Eastern European grape varieties, from Romanian Fetească Albă to Slovakian Frankovka.

Della Vite

Model and actress Cara Delevingne launched Della Vite Zero exclusive to Selfridges on Thursday. The award-winning brand founded by the Delevingne sisters, Chloe,
Poppy and Cara launched the non-alcoholic sparkling rosé, which is available exclusively at Selfridges.

Rooted in sisterhood, Della Vite Zero is “ready to join the conversation, champion inclusivity and prove that opting for non-alcoholic doesn’t mean compromising on taste, fun or new experiences” it said.

Cask Trade

Louis Thomas attended the fifth anniversary celebrations of Cask Trade, held at the appropriately luxurious Watches of Switzerland on Regent Street.

CEO Simon Aron hosted the raffle, which included prizes ranging from a whisky tasting at the Cask Trade offices to a rare Jeroboam of fine Scotch spirit, with all profits going to The Drinks Trust

Consorzio DOC delle Venezie

The Delle Venezie DOC attended the Taste of London last week in Regent’s Park. A branded wine truck offered the chance to taste several references of Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOC. The consortium told the public about the values, territory and style of the Italian still white wine.

The United Kingdom receives 25% of the total DOC’s exports, represents the second largest market for Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie after the USA.

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