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Idris Elba and David Farber to open wine bar in King’s Cross

16 September 2021 by

Actor, producer and DJ Idris Elba and founder of Connaught Wine Cellars David Farber are opening a bar and shop to showcase their wine and Champagne brand Porte Noire on 18 October.

Profiles

Pathways: Simone Sylvestre, business development manager at wine merchant Jeroboams

02 July 2021 by

Simone Sylvestre, business development manager at wine merchant Jeroboams, credits her mentors for inspiring her and thinks a job in hospitality should always be fun.

Jason Atherton and Chantelle Nicholson back campaign calling on chancellor to save hospitality News

Jason Atherton and Chantelle Nicholson back campaign calling on chancellor to save hospitality

26 February 2021 by

Calls are mounting for the chancellor to support hospitality in his Budget next week, including a[...]

Calls for chancellor to cut wine duty News

Calls for chancellor to cut wine duty

25 February 2021 by

The wine industry is calling on the chancellor to cut excise duty on wine and to[...]

Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 open for applications News

Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 open for applications

10 February 2021 by

The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 is open for applications from UK-based sommeliers to further their[...]

Family of Gerard Basset launches wine education foundation News

Family of Gerard Basset launches wine education foundation

14 January 2021 by

The family of Gerard Basset is marking the second anniversary of the sommelier’s death with the[...]

Profiles

Minute on the clock: Becky Cummings, Copper & Ink

30 October 2020

The co-owner of Copper & Ink restaurant in Blackheath, south London, reveals what qualities she looks for in a wine and how guests’ spending habits have changed since lockdown.

WSET increases online courses after seeing ‘explosion’ in digital learning News

WSET increases online courses after seeing ‘explosion’ in digital learning

16 April 2020

The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) is fast tracking plans to take all its qualifications online after seeing “an explosion” in online learning with classrooms closed due to coronavirus.

Book extract: Tasting Victory by Gerard Basset People

Book extract: Tasting Victory by Gerard Basset

02 April 2020 by

Fourteen months after the untimely death of Gerard Basset at the age of 61, an autobiography[...]

Minute on the clock: Terri Dell Profiles

Minute on the clock: Terri Dell

20 March 2020 by

Terri Dell is the general manager of Brookmans Park in Hertfordshire, part of Peach Pubs. She[...]

Tasting notes: Jenny Pagoni, founder of Ampéli People

Tasting notes: Jenny Pagoni, founder of Ampéli

13 March 2020 by

The founder of Ampéli, an Eastern Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Fitzrovia that serves exclusively Greek wines, on[...]

Tasting notes: Tobias Brauweiler of Hakkasan People

Tasting notes: Tobias Brauweiler of Hakkasan

14 February 2020 by

Tobias Brauweiler, group sommelier for Hakkasan and 2015 UK Sommelier of the Year finalist, explains how[...]

Business

Andrew McKenzie and Romain Bourger on the Vineyard’s winning wine formula

15 January 2020

The sommelier team at the Vineyard hotel in Stockcross, Berkshire, is unrivalled, with five former and current team members having held the UK Sommelier of the Year title. Fiona Sims paid the hotel a visit to try and discover the[...]

Taste the wine trends of the future at Berkmann portfolio tasting Products

Taste the wine trends of the future at Berkmann portfolio tasting

10 January 2020

Guests will have the opportunity to discover the latest wine trends, taste more than 400 rare vintage wines and learn food and wine pairing from chef Ollie Dabbous at Berkmann Wine Cellars annual portfolio tasting next month.

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

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