Author:Charlotte Levy

Bottles

W&W Vinonomics

The more you pay, the better wine you get.   This might sound obvious enough, but considering the cost of packaging, logistics, VAT, total margins and excise duty, you get considerably more bang for your buck with premium products.   With the recent budget announcement, duty will be frozen...

A Tale of the Landless

By Christina Schneider   I read an article on estate wine recently, which opened with a statement that went a little like this: “When you see a wine described as ‘estate’ on the label, it means it’s something pretty special and you can see it as a...

England Harvest 2018

 With exceptional quality and hefty yields across the board, could 2018 be England’s greatest ever vintage?   A textbook spring followed by England’s hottest summer on record (narrowly beating 1976) has been a great boost to England’s flourishing wine industry. Quality has been comprehensive and widespread, creating...

Winemaking quiz

It's a tricky business, winemaking.   We've gone all geeky and delved into the science behind the bottle - from fermentation methods to fining agents. Good luck!   Loading Winemaking var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( ...

Tasting Editions: Spain

 LONDON | 30th October, 3-6pm Hispania London, 72-74 Lombard Street, EC3V 9AY   Join us at our second ‘Tasting Editions’ event, where we focus on Spain and celebrate their diverse wines. We'll travel from the wind-swept western coast of Galicia, to the sun-soaked Mediterranean coast of Catalunya during the...

Christmas offers for 2018

Welcome to the W&W Christmas Offers – exclusively for independent merchants.   We have more, and deeper, offers than ever before, including 20% off wines from Burgundy and the Rhone, with deals on great New World wineries, including Some Young Punks, Spier, Carmen and Catena. Fizz is well...

Mindful Winemaking

Covering topics like organic, sustainable, biodynamic and natural winemaking, we have launched a new one-day Mindful Winemaking training course. Designed to help you navigate the minefield of these winemaking approaches, this new course will give an in-depth understanding of each area while also covering how...

Expressions of light reds

Pinot Noir – with its charming freshness and versatility that can range from fruity to earthy, ethereal to powerful – is still unsurprisingly one of the most sought-after grapes in the world, from entry-level quaffing to top fine wine. Looking beyond classic Burgundy to Pinot...

Jean Perrier

Hidden gems of France

Who doesn’t love Burgundy? Or Bordeaux? Or the Rhone? But what about those smaller, lesser-known and more obscure parts of France, like Savoie or the Jura? Taking the road less travelled, we meet some of the most exciting, down-to earth producers in France, crafting individual wines...