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Fluting convention

Fluting convention

As the champagne cognoscenti increasingly turn to specially crafted wine glasses, is it time to toast farewell to the flute, asks John Stimpfig

Ports of call

Ports of call

Scandalously undervalued and sensationally good, port’s 2011 vintage is proving a market game changer. It’s no wonder a new generation are buying the Douro Valley’s finest, says John Stimpfig

John Corcoran

John Corcoran

The executive chairman of data-centre provider Global Switch, whose portfolio is valued at £3.84bn, oversees strategy at its nine operations across Europe and Asia-Pacific

The grape unknown

The grape unknown

Small-batch, obscure wines are increasingly being championed by sommeliers – and often outperforming their better-known, more expensive peers. John Stimpfig reports. Illustration by Chris Burke