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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 covered with offers on Ridgeview, Codorniu Cava and Bisol Prosecco, and we even have some specials on Port and Sauternes too.   We hope you have a very happy and successful Christmas – and that some of the wines in here really...

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 to best convey these concepts to your customers.   Now, more than ever, consumers are considering the impact of their choices and actions; whether it’s on their own wellbeing, on future generations’, or the planet at large. As a result, there’s been...

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 producers like Germany and New Zealand, and even other light-skinned varietals like Gamay and Grenache, it’s easy to see why these elegant reds are enchanting the trade. Christina Schneider, Bibendum ambassador, says, “Although top Bordeaux and Super Tuscans will always have...

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 that unashamedly sing of their unique place.   Jean Perrier et Fils Savoie   Savoie may be one of France’s smaller and lesser-known regions, but it is big on personality. Practically bordering Switzerland, this region’s producers consistently craft a range of fresh and elegant wines...

Walker & Wodehouse Autumn Tasting 2018

LONDON | 11th September, 2 - 6pm Phonica Records, 51 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7LZ   Join us and Bibendum Wine as we bring together brilliant producers and great wines for a tasting that celebrates the best that we have to offer.   We have over 40 producers attending including:   Argentina | Catena Australia | Yering Station Chile | Caballo Loco, Garage Wine Co. England | Litmus Wines, Coates & Seely, Ridgeview France | Bruno Paillard, Chateau La Coste, Chateau Coupe-Roses, Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss, La Chablisienne, Chateau St Cosme, Mirabeau, Palmer & Co., Paul Jaboulet Aine, Domaine Lafage Germany| Markus Molitor Italy| Bisol, Boscarelli, Morgassi Superiore, Poderi dal Nespoli, Villa al...

13 Golds at Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

We’re excited that 13 of our producers won gold medals at this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards, with another 34 silver, 21 bronze and 43 commended medals awarded.   The Sommelier Wine Awards may be focused on the On Trade rather than Indie retailers, but they are judged blind by some of the UK’s top wine experts and sommeliers – and any wine that they think is good enough for their wine lists is almost certainly just as deserving of a home in the country’s best wine shops.   Our...

Soft Drinks Industry Levy – Sugar Tax 2018

Below is a full list of the taxes to be added to soft drinks bought from Walker & Wodehouse Wines from 6 April 2018:   Product Code Product Size Lower Rate Higher Rate Tax per case £ Tax per unit £ 15018 7 Up, Can 330 ml x 24 X 1.43 0.06 22836 7 Up, PET 500 ml x 24 X 2.16 0.09 33158 7UP Reg 1.5L,PET 1.5 lt x 12 X 3.24 0.27 33923 Belvoir Fruit Farms Cucumber & Mint Presse 250 ml x 12 X 0.54 0.05 32998 Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Cordial 500ml x 6 X 5.94 0.99 33924 Belvoir Fruit Farms Organic Elderflower Presse 250 ml x 12 X 0.72 0.06 33925 Belvoir Fruit Farms Organic Ginger Beer 250 ml x 12 X 0.72 0.06 33926 Belvoir Fruit Farms Organic Lemonade 250 ml x...

Walker & Wodehouse Spring Tastings 2018

  EDINBURGH | 5th March, 10am - 5pm (All Points North Tasting) The Balmoral Hotel,1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ   LONDON | 6th March, 11am - 4pm Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 8AB   Join us to taste our brand new European wine range. Over 50 new wines from Germany, France, Spain and Italy will be gracing the tasting tables.   Meet the talent behind these European wineries:   Austria | Walter Glatzer from Weingut Glatzer, Carnuntum England | John Worontschak from Litmus Wines, Surrey Germany | Marcus Verscht from Weingut Kopp, Baden Italy | Elena...

Walker and Wodehouse at London Wine Fair 2017

Walker & Wodehouse count down to London Wine Fair

  Olympia London 22-24 May Stand C42   Visit us and taste a host of great new wines for spring and summer drinking. Here’s just a taster of the 50 wines we’ll have on show.   Vina Carmen – A new addition to the Walker & Wodehouse portfolio, Vina Carmen pairs winemaking talent with a progressive and innovative mindset. Achieving a number of firsts in its 150 year plus history, as Chile’s first winery they introduced Carmenere to the global wine stage in 1994. Most recently Tim Atkin, placed Vina Carmen as...

Wine trends for 2017

What’s trending in 2017?

As we ease out of winter, it’s time to take stock and think about what people will be drinking in the coming months. So we’ve put together a quick round-up of what we think are three key trends for 2017, when it comes to wine and spirits.   Quality over Quantity   UK consumers may be drinking less wine but they are definitely drinking better. In 2016, one in every three bottles sold in the UK On Trade was £15 or more, compared to one in five just two...