Graham's Single Harvest 1940 port

Symington family-owned port producer Graham’s has released a rare single harvest port from 1940 as part of The Cellar Master’s Trilogy collection. Graham’s 1940 Single Harvest pays tribute to three generations of master blenders, who have tended to the wine over eight decades. Current master blender Charles Symington selected just two casks of 1940 Tawny …

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

Australian distiller Four Pillars has released the 2019 edition of its Bloody Shiraz Gin, which combines the brand’s signature Rare Dry Gin with Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes. In 2015, Four Pillars’ distiller Cam Mackenzie and his team infused an ‘appropriated’ batch of berries with high-proof Rare Dry Gin for eight weeks, before releasing it in …

Baboo Gelato rosé sorbet

Artisan producer Baboo Gelato has joined forces with West Country fine wine specialist Furleigh Estate to create a rosé sorbet for summer. The new iced offering is made with Furleigh Estate’s Sea Pink Rosé, a dry, still wine packed with ripe summer fruits and hints of floral scents. Pale pink in colour and “cleansing on …

Binary Botanical

Good Living Brew Company has launched Binary Botanical, a new light beer with a “prosecco-like taste”, to the UK on-trade. Aimed at wine-lovers and designed to pair with food and cocktails, Binary Botanical has a “fresh, tangy and aromatic profile”. The drink was created by a team of women with years of experience in the …

Imbibe Live

Imbibe Live, taking place at Olympia London on 1 and 2 July, has revealed an action-packed feature line-up to mark the show’s tenth anniversary. With invaluable insights from some of the most exciting names in the industry, attendees will also have the chance to take advantage of some unique interactive experiences and tastings throughout the …

Chapel Down Sparkling Bacchus

English wine producer Chapel Down has released a sparkling version of its popular Bacchus expression. The new Sparkling Bacchus has been developed to “extend knowledge and understanding of the grape variety”, which according to Chapel Down, is widely becoming known as England’s answer to Sauvignon Blanc. To make the new variant – the seventh expression …

Boarley Farm, Chapel Down

Leading English wine producer Chapel Down has announced this week that planting is now underway at Boarley Farm, its 388 acre site, acquired last year. Boarley Farm, together with the contiguous Kit’s Coty and Boxley sites, will form a 620 acre estate of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier plantings on prime land on the …

London Wine Fair Esoterica

May marks the return of London Wine Fair, which is back with refreshed content for 2019 Now in its 39th year, London Wine Fair is the unmissable, annual event for wine enthusiasts and drinks industry professionals. Taking place between 20 and 22 May at Olympia London, the show presents an stimulating arena for producers from …

WSET logo

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is marking its 50th anniversary with a full schedule of 2019 activity. As part of this year’s activity, WSET will be looking back, and forward, at the integral role education plays in the wine and spirits trade. From profiles with early WSET Diploma graduates from around the world …

Tap & Bottle

South East London hospitality and entertainment destination Flat Iron Square is welcoming a new draught wine bar. Set over two floors, Tap & Bottle has a rustic interior featuring exposed brickwork and wooden furniture as well as a hidden terrace. The bar’s “convenient” wine on tap, which includes four reds, four whites and two different …