It's not uncommon for sommeliers to get it in the neck from exacting diners, but what of the habits that irk even their fellow sommeliers?
February saw the release of a raft of rare wines and spirits carrying some impressive age, including a 1991 single malt, a 1987 Hine Cognac, and a 1967 single harvest Port from Taylor's.
Our latest round-up of new drinking dens in the capital includes a bar inspired by Andy Warhol's studio, Lab Bar's flighty new reincarnation and a Tooting speakeasy serving twists on the classics.
While db didn't quite find the elbow room to taste all of the 300-plus wines on pour at Viñateros, we had a damn good go. In the pages that follow we present our highlights.