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Harvest 2019 Southern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere: Harvest 2019 Overview

By Jessica Broadbent     The Southern Hemisphere's 2019 vintage will be characterised by freshness and vibrance.   Challenging, cooler than average temperatures have affected most countries, alongside abundant rainfall that balanced out typical warm climates. In South Africa, however, there has been a break from the droughts that affected...

The Bishop's Cave Shelves

Blurring the lines between Off Trade and On Trade: How to capitalise on evolving customer needs

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Off Trade wine scene is on the move, with a growing number of operators moving from a purely retail model, to a place where customers can stay and enjoy the wines they’ve purchased. Consumers no longer just...

The French Artists Tasting

The French Artists tasting on Tuesday 5 February at Baranis on Chancery Lane was a real hit. The room buzzed with chatter (mostly English, mingled with some fun attempts at 'Franglais') as our wonderful winemakers played host to a range of industry folk. The selection...

Navajas Spain harvest

Spain harvest 2018

By Charlotte Levy   The Spanish harvest this year can be summed up as balanced.   In general, Spain didn’t experience the heatwave and sunshine that the majority of Northern Europe enjoyed in 2018. More moderate weather and mostly welcomed rainfall meant yields were around average, or slightly below,...

Italy harvest report Alois Lageder

Italy Harvest 2018

By Charlotte Levy   The growing season saw a glimpse of normality return for our Italian producers, following the intense heat and April frosts of last year.   The varying climatic conditions from the North to the Southern Islands kept the vintners on their toes. Rainfall and hail were...

French Artists Quiz

French Artists quiz

Over the coming months, we are celebrating some of our finest producers from across France.   These 'artists' deserve recognition for their dedicated and passionate work – so give our quiz a go, testing your knowledge of regional France on a trip with our extraordinary producers.   Loading W&W...

Santo Wines harvest

Rest of Europe harvest 2018

While challenging in some parts of Europe, the 2018 wines are expected to be brilliant. The heat of 2018 has impacted producers from Germany to Turkey in a number of ways. For most, the dry, warm year has resulted in larger, higher-quality yields than they’ve...

Jean Perrier harvest 2018

France harvest 2018

A wet, stormy spring affected yields in some areas, but the glorious summer that followed has resulted in a largely optimistic picture from our French producers.   The north and east of France had a particularly good year, with Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy and their surrounding areas reporting...