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Great Wall wines were served at the dinner between Xi and Trump, plus delegates, in Beijing. Photo Credit: Tony Vingerhoets

China's Xi Jinping served a selection of Chinese wines to Donald Trump during their meeting in Beijing, as the pair struck a conciliatory tone with each other.

The custom wine was created for Hollywood agent Shep Gordon. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A custom wine created for Hollywood agent Shep Gordon has become the most expensive 750ml bottle of wine ever sold at a price of $350,000 (£266,700).

It's been a harvest of markedly contrasting fortunes in the Loire in 2017. Photo Credit: Jim Budd

There has been a stark contrast in fortunes across the Loire in 2017, with spring frost hitting some areas much harder than others, but an early crop means that quality is looking good overall.

Gusbourne’s former CEO, Ben Walgate, has branched out with his own natural wine project in East Sussex

Ben Walgate, the former chief executive of Gusbourne in Kent, is working on his own biodynamic project in Sussex that includes natural wines aged in Georgian qvevri.

Rhône 2017 set to produce smaller quantity but high quality, say producers. Photo Credit: Malcolm Park Food and Drink

It's been one of the earliest harvests on record in the Rhône and quality is generally being reported as excellent, but there's simply not enough grapes in several appellations and this could mean price rises for some wines.