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Sustainable winemaking

With sustainability becoming such an important by-word for everyday life, it is perhaps understandable that it is filtering through into the wine world. Sustainable winemaking is quite a broad-ranging philosophy (also known as ‘la lutte raisonnée’ in France) and effectively means the production of wine in an environmental and ecological manner, both in the vineyard and the winery.

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Success at the WSET 2019 Annual Awards and Graduation evening

23 January 2019

Alongside the second winner of The Liberty Wines Prize, three of our team members took home prizes for exceptional results in the WSET's annual evening of celebration...

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Sparkling and Sweet Wines for Christmas

05 November 2018

The festive season is the perfect opportunity to crack open a bottle or two of sparkling wine to kick-start any celebration. A celebratory meal wouldn't be complete without a sweet wine to round it off and we have something for everyone...

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Top Picks from Argentina and Chile Trip

07 January 2019

Following a trip to Argentina and Chile in July, Lucy Perbellini, Senior Brand Manager, has selected some of her favourite wines for your autumn and winter lists.

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David Gleave MW's Trip to Slovenia

28 August 2018

David Gleave MW shares his thoughts on the Goriška Brda region in Slovenia....

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Portfolio Tasting Preview

28 August 2018

Our upcoming portfolio tasting at the KIA Oval in London is our second key tasting of the year. To whet the appetite, we have highlighted a few of the wines at the tasting....

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Highlights from the Australia Trip

31 July 2018

In May, some of the sales team were lucky enough to make the journey ‘down under’ to experience all that the Australian wine world has to offer...

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Grosset Named Winery of the Year

30 July 2018

Grosset was named Winery of the Year in Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19 report – no surprise for a producer who has been receiving accolades internationally for four decades...

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In memory of Fernando Guedes Snr

21 June 2018

Fernando Guedes Snr, who rapidly modernised the Sogrape business and believed 'wine is life', has passed away aged 87...

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2014 Barolo: "Few expected the wines to be so good"

04 June 2018

David Gleave MW shares his thoughts on the surprising 2014 vintage in Barolo...

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World Cup Wines

The 14th June sees the beginning of the-eagerly awaited 2018 World Cup - the global month-long celebration of football nearly always provides the odd shock or two when a minnow defeats one of the footballing powerhouses. By way of celebration we have showcased wines from some of the countries we believe are in with a shot of winning the tournament alongside the odd rank outsider. Here are our suggestions.

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English Royal Wedding Wines

English Wine Week is just around the corner (26th May – 3rd June). The national campaign was designed to raise awareness for great English wines from across the country. With the many events taking place throughout the week, it is a great opportunity to grow your sales. Another event due to put English wine centre stage is the Royal Wedding, on 19th May, which comes just before English Wine Week. Take a look at our great picks to expand your English offering and some pairing suggestions for customers planning their very own Royal Wedding celebrations.