Discovering wine

The International Wine Challenge has announced the dates for this year's Discovery Tasting, which showcases wines entered into the IWC competition that do not yet have UK distribution. The event is on 2 May at The Barbican in London.

2006 gin vintage

Blackwood Distillers has launched its 2006 Vintage Dry Gin. For the first time lime has been added.

Hello Dalí

Brut Reserve bottles and magnums of Champagne Tattinger will be melted and moulded in homage to Salvador Dalí's melting clocks for the opening event of the new exhibition on Surrealism and Design at the V&A .

Priorat launch

Vineyards Direct has launched Les Mines Priorat 2000, from Priorat - one of Spain smallest wine-growing regions. A blend of Carignan and Grenache, the wine retails at £13.50 a bottle.