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Gosset Matchmakers Competition returns for its seventh year

Published:  09 May, 2022

Champagne Gosset welcome entries for the 2022 edition of its landmark Matchmakers Competition, run in collaboration with The Sommelier Collective and Le Cordon Bleu in London.

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The changing role of the sommelier

Published:  05 May, 2022

Restaurants across the country are still suffering the devastating effects of Covid and face a tidal wave of soaring costs, including a return to 20% VAT.

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Chianti Classico UK Sommelier Ambassador Competition is launched

Published:  14 April, 2022

The Consorzio Chianti Classico will select its first UK ambassador in September.

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L’Enclume becomes star of the north with a Michelin first

Published:  16 February, 2022

The latest iteration of the Michelin star list has unveiled a first for the north of England with Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume clinching a watershed three stars.

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South of France to open new somm school

Published:  03 November, 2021

The Roussillon region is to host what is described as a “unique training centre” for sommeliers, planned to open in September 2022.

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Last chance to enter Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship

Published:  18 May, 2021

UK-based Sommeliers have until 28 May to send in their application for the Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship – the annual travel bursary created in honour of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV). 

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Latimer appoints ex-somm Caroline Brangé to head up sales

Published:  14 April, 2021

Latimer Vintners has appointed ex-sommelier Caroline Brangé to head up its on and off-trade sales, working closely with London’s hospitality establishments as they prepare to re-open their doors.

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Champagne Gosset Matchmakers 2021 open for entries

Published:  22 March, 2021

Champagne Gosset is once again reaching out to chefs and sommeliers to take part in its annual Matchmakers competition and be in with a chance of winning an all expenses paid trip to its estate.

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All-star judging line up for Copa Jerez 2021 revealed

Published:  16 March, 2021

Sherry’s flagship culinary competition has announced the judges for this year’s edition, with Sarah Jane Evans MW, Matthieu Longuere MS, and Anna Haugh all due to appear in this year’s prestigious hot seat.

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Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 bursary open for applicants

Published:  10 February, 2021

The annual Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 bursary is now open to UK-based sommelier entrants.

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67 Pall Mall to host diversity webinar

Published:  23 October, 2020

Fine wine club 67 Pall Mall is gearing up to host an online panel discussion focussing on diversity in wine. 

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Popular trade figure Terry Threlfall passes away

Published:  19 October, 2020

It was with surprise and a heavy heart that the wine trade community – in the UK and beyond – received the news of Terry Threlfall’s untimely death. Terry passed away last Friday from a heart attack, aged just 43.

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67 Pall Mall launches inaugural book

Published:  21 September, 2020

Fine wine club 67 Pall Mall has launched its first book – Wine and Food. The Perfect Match. 

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Q&A: Stefan Neumann MS, director of wine, Dinner by Heston

Published:  18 September, 2020

Andrew Catchpole catches up with one of the most passionate sommeliers in London to talk wine culture, change and cheese

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UK rep for ASI Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021 announced

Published:  09 September, 2020

The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) has announced that Eric Zwiebel MS has been selected to represent the UK at this year’s ASI Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa competition.

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Q&A: Christopher Delalonde MS, The Dorchester

Published:  16 March, 2020

Jo Gilbert catches up with the straight-talking former Sommelier of the Year about The Dorchester’s new wine vault, keeping abreast of five wine lists and why Gordon Ramsay is the best boss he ever had

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Winner of UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge revealed

Published:  26 February, 2020

Paul Fauvel, head sommelier at The Lanesborough, has won the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020.

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Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship judges reveal shortlist

Published:  30 January, 2020

The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2020, created in honour and memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV), shortlist has been revealed.

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Harpers ‘HOT 50’ on-trade survey open for nominations

Published:  10 January, 2020

Once again we are inviting you to have your say ahead of our Harpers HOT 50 on-trade influencers feature, which recognises and celebrates those at the top of their game.

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Q&A: Romain Bourger, The Vineyard

Published:  30 December, 2019

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