Lizzy Rudd: English wine, Loire and South Africa setting trends for 2018

Lizzy Rudd, the newly appointed chairman of UK fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd, has tipped English wine, Loire reds and South African wines as the key players setting the wine trends for 2018.

The week in pictures

From a steampunk-themed takeover of Oxford to herald the opening of The Alchemist bar and restaurant to a Vouvray-fuelled fish cookery masterclass, it has been an interesting week in drinks.

db Eats: A. Wong

db's Lucy Shaw heads to dim sum specialist A. Wong in Pimlico for a 63° tea egg, tongue-numbing gong bao chicken and duck fat-washed Old Fashioneds.

The best Sauvignon Blancs from the 2017 Global Masters

While consumers love Sauvignon Blanc, many in the trade treat it with disdain. But as our annual competition shows, in the right hands, this grape can create genuinely exciting expressions – at all price points.

Battlefield vineyards: Part 1

November 23rd, 2016

Serious frosts hit Burgundy

April 27th, 2016

The Loire in pictures

June 8th, 2015

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