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Master sommeliers have thicker brains – study

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Finalists at the ‘world’s best sommelier’ competition in 2016.

Master Sommeliers require so much mental agility to make the grade that the sensory part of their brains becomes physically thicker, a scientific study has found…

Cheval Blanc launches first white wine

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Château Cheval Blanc.

Château Cheval Blanc will release its first white wine later this month, following nearly a decade of trials at the highly regarded Bordeaux estate. Jane Anson has tasted it…

Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards 2016: See the winners

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Salut in Manchester has a Fine Wine Friday…

See the best places to buy wine in the UK following our Retailer of the Year awards ceremony held at London’s Connaught hotel on Wednesday 14 September…

Jefford on Monday: ‘Work together or die’

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Pre Phylloxera Tannat vines. Credit: Andrew Jefford.

On the day Plaimont Producteurs’ 2016 Rencontres Ampélographiques opens, Andrew Jefford traces the history of South West France’s leading player.

Ex-Screaming Eagle owner Charles Banks faces fraud charges

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Charles Banks has invested strongly in wine.

The US department of justice has indicted Charles Banks on wire fraud charges and the former Screaming Eagle co-owner is also being pursued by the US Securities & Exchange Commission. He has denied wrongdoing.

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