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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...

Harvest at Ironstone USA

USA Harvest 2018

The wildfires of 2017, and the previous years of drought, have given the US wine industry their fair share of challenges. It’s no surprise then that 2018 has been a welcome relief for American, and especially Californian, wine producers.   A dry, warm summer has been typically...

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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...

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...