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.