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Monday 23 January 2017 loc: US

Sager + Wilde appoints new head chef

Wine-focused restaurant Sager + Wilde on Paradise Row, East London, has appointed Chris Leach as its new head chef as it looks to revitalise its food offering.

Cono Sur adds new vineyards

Chilean producer Cono Sur has planted and acquired two new vineyards, one in southern Bio Bio the other in Aconcagua.

The week in pictures

Record snowfall in Sicily, the start of the SA harvest, Champagne and caviar on Blue Monday and a load of flaming koalas – all part of another very pedestrian week in drinks.

Lindo clarifies ‘British Fizz’ comments, trade reacts

Bob Lindo of Camel Valley in Cornwall has written an open letter to clarify his stance on the proposed ‘British Fizz’ PGI, which the wine trade has largely criticised.

Jasper Morris MW to leave BBR

Berry Bros & Rudd’s Burgundy director, Jasper Morris MW, is to leave the merchant this summer.

New on Wine List Confidential: Ducksoup

This Soho stalwart remains a dependable place to go for natural wine epiphanies and the mahogany-rich sound of vinyl records.

WSTA pours cold water on ‘British Fizz’ PGI bid

The WSTA has poured cold water on a bid to register ‘British Fizz’ as a protected name for English sparkling wine, saying it was a “side-show” in the run-up to the triggering of Article 50 of Brexit.

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