John Stimpfig

Wine & Champagne

Dom Pérignon pop-up and reader dinner

To launch its 2005 vintage, Dom Pérignon is creating a multisensory pop-up in a Georgian London townhouse – and for How To Spend It readers, an intimate, one-off DP-paired dinner in aid of charity. John Stimpfig reports
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The launch of new wine club 67 Pall Mall

A groundbreaking wine club serves stellar wines that eschew “egregious” restaurant mark-ups. And that’s just for starters. John Stimpfig has the only interview with its former hedgefund manager founder. Photographs by Debbi Clark
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Modern decanter designs

Decanters are not only being recast as playfully intriguing objets d’art, their funky forms are also bringing out flavours and aromas at a faster rate, finds John Stimpfig
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Boërl & Kroff champagne

From a vineyard less than a hectare in size comes an industry first: a champagne so exceptional it is bottled only in magnums or larger formats. John Stimpfig reports
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New online wine-trading platforms

The £2bn-plus secondary fine-wine market is being shaken up by two new peer‑to-peer online trading exchanges charging significantly reduced commission. But is there a catch? asks John Stimpfig. Portrait by Jude Edginton
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