Wine News 12-19 May

Here are our picks of this week’s wine news:

This may help you with your summer parties: Punch is offering what it calls House Cocktail hacks, where top bartenders offer recipes for cocktails using only two spirits, two additional elements (vermouth, amaro, etc.) and two simple syrups you can quickly whip up yourself.

If you’re a fan of Madeira, this might interest you: changes to labelling laws will allow a fifth grape variety, Tinta Negra, on the front label, and a new category for 50-year-old Madeira has been introduced.

In this week’s wine crime news, the head of a French wine producer has been accused of illegally blending other white wines into its Chablis.

Over on Matching Food and Wine, Fiona Beckett sings the praises of Vermentino with seafood.

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