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Association of Wine Educators
The UK professional body for wine educators.
This leading wine magazine is published monthly and is bursting with authoritative panel tastings, in-depth producer profiles, restaurant reviews, auction reports, food, travel and the latest news and articles written by the most respected wine writers from around the world.
Their website www.decanter.com is an invaluable resource for those who want to learn more about wine and winemaking. Their Learning Route section covers everything from the basics on tasting and assessing wine to detailed vintage guides.
Also of interest is their links page: www.decanter.com/press/links/
InvestDrinks.org is dedicated to showing the dangers of drinks investments – to pointing out the dodgy deals!
Jancis Robinson is the UK’s most respected and popular wine writer, and this is her own, independent site. It’s attractive, easy to use and is frequently up-dated. As well as offering masses of free information and guidance on wine, food and travel, there is a subscription element, Purple Pages, for the meat of the site to which Jancis has subscribers from nearly 60 countries.
The very informative and entertaining website of wine educator and blogger Quentin Sadler.
Well-designed and easy to use site with terrific depth of content. It has a wine course, tasting notes, vintage charts and a great list of BYO restaurants. It is updated daily.
Welcome to the world of wine according to Richard M James. There is a subtle spotlight on Mediterranean wines (south of France, Spain, Italy…) and organic producers, but not exclusively, as well as wine travel. You’ll find more features on his wine words page, published in/on various magazines and websites including some only on his own site. He’s now also launched an exclusive Roussillon & Languedoc blog
With branches in Kew and Chiswick in West London and an efficient mail-order service, the Good Wine Shop is an independent merchant. with a great ranges of wines from some of the worlds best smaller producers as well as craft beers and artisanal spirits. They are known for their friendly customer service and knowledgeable staff (one of whom is Pippa Hayward who also tutors tastings for The Wine Education Service). The Good Wine Shop had the quality and depth of their range recognised by being short-listed as Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year 2014.
We think that Lea and Sandeman stock one of the most exciting ranges of Burgundy in the country. Their ranges from Bordeaux, Champagne, Italy and the New World are pretty impressive too! Shops in Chelsea, Chiswick, Notting Hill Gate and Barnes.
Another of our favorite independent wine merchants in London. David Motion and his team travel the world looking for new and exciting wines from up and coming producers. Everything they stock they import themselves. Champagne, Burgundy, California and Italy feature strongly and we think their selection of wines from Germany is the best in London. Their shop in Clifton Road W9, is a treasure trove. The staff are well informed and friendly. And on cold winter days, a fire burns in the hearth, a relic from the Victorian era, when this was the neighborhood pharmacy.
We have been buying wine from the Wine Society for over 40 years. For the quality and diversity of its range it has few equals. It’s a great British Institution. It was founded in 1874 as a non-profit maximising co-operative. This means that it is owned solely by its members, sells only to them and exists purely for their benefit. Member satisfaction is paramount; maximising profit is not.
A US website giving access to a growing database of wines, wineries, merchants, clubs, holidays and restaurants. Subscriber reviews are a feature of this interesting site.
The leading supplier of wine storage solutions
The Waiters Friend Company markets a wide range of wine related accesories and gifts.
Explore the wine-producing regions of the world with our sister company, Good Wine Tours Limited – good wines, good food, good company and great value.
Wine and food lover, Graham Tigg’s excellent guide to the best places to eat in the Languedoc.
Wine Travel Guides
You love wine and you love travel. Now, with the detailed information provided by Wine Travel Guides, you can plan your own private tour of the wine regions. Explore beautiful vineyard landscapes and fascinating cellars; meet the people behind the labels and taste their wines.
Holiday Cottages In Burgundy
Two beautifully restored and well equipped farm cottages in Fulvy, a quiet village in the heart of the Chablis dustrict of Burgundy. Hosts, Nick and Annabella Ware look forward to welcoming you.
Grape Vine Social Wine Dating
Join Grape Vine Social, the creators of the wine tasting dating concept, for an evening of tasting wine and dating. Guests aren’t expected to know about wine, just enjoy tasting it and meeting new people. The perfect alternative to speed dating, taste 6 wines amd meet up to 40 people for a relaxed, sociable and fun evening.