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Champagne deconstructed

“So do you want to taste a real zero dosage?” Xavier Berdin, Champagne Palmer & Co. cellarmaster walked over to one of the pupitres and grabbed a bottle that spent the previous weeks in an upside down position with all the sediment gathering in its neck. It was a magnum to be precise. A magnum from Palmer’s 1996 vintage.   Xavier stepped to a candle-lit metal box, holding the bottle upside down, and with a quick movement he got rid of the crown cap, the sediment shooting...

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( [document.getElementById("embed-exam-145866"), "exam", "145866", { autostart: false, width: "100%", ...

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 course of the afternoon, with a selection of our brilliant Spanish producers attending to present their wines.   This is an invitation-only trade event – please contact events@bibendum-wine.co.uk for further information....

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...