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Press Release: Bettane + Desseauve – 2nd Wine Experience London – Saatchi Gallery


 The second Bettane + Desseauve Wine Experience London will take place at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea on 25th and 26th of October 2013. This exclusive event is aimed at both professional and consumer wine … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews on the intriguing story behind Red Squirrel Wine Club


Red Squirrel Wine was brought to my attention via a story I read in my local paper. As a wine guy, and someone who lives in South West London, the … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Press Release – Oscar winner & Cælestis biodynamic Grand Cru Classé in support of WWF‏


November 2012 close to the Stars, close to the Earth… CӔLESTIS Classified Growth biodynamic wine CHARITY AUCTIONS in support of WWF  London 27 November 2012 live: http://www.dnfa.com, online: http://www.bidforwine.co.uk  … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mike Matthews – Looking for that ideal wine writing job – Working to get that break.


It’s time for a new tact! Having expelled a fair chunk of energy on an email drive to various media agencies, the length and breadth of the UK, trying to … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

Press Release – The Best of English wine on show at Best of Britannia this weekend


English wines will be out in force at a stylish new consumer show – Best of Britannia – taking place this weekend. The best of British fashion, design and manufacture will be … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Champagne to take centre stage during Social Media Week


A week’s activity dedicated to the impact and role of social media taking place around the world later this month will feature a case study hosted in London on how … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Magic Mike Reviews: The Grinder Pinotage & Groenendal Merlot


Over the last month or so my wine rack has been dominated by South African wine. This has all stemmed from an event I attended in London to highlight wines … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Wine Australia hosts specialist Semillon tasting


Wine Australia is to host a specialist seminar looking at the various styles of Semillon the country can now produce at Australia House in London on September 18. Sem Sem, … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

First ever marketing push for Pays d’Oc IGP


Trade association Inter Oc is rolling out its first ever UK marketing campaign in a bid to increase awareness about Pays d’Oc IGP wines. Specialist PR and marketing agency Westbury … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wines of Chile announces annual London trade tasting date


Wines of Chile has announced its Annual Trade Tasting in London will take place on September 13. The event, which will be held at the Nursery Pavilion at Lord’s Cricket … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

WSET rolls out English wine tasting for consumers


The WSET is launching an English wine-tasting club, the Pursuit of English Excellence, for consumers interested in finding out more about the category. The move comes on the back of rising popularity of … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers Industry Blog: I go behind the scenes at Cordoniu’s Barcelona Supper Club


Got an email the other morning, would I be interested in covering a food & wine event in London? I’d get the chance to learn about Spanish cooking, do a … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Inter Beaujolais focuses on white Beaujolais at trade tasting


Inter Beaujolais will focus on white Beaujolais and older vintages at its trade and press tasting on June 26. The variety and diversity of the region will be presented by showcasing … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Harpers Blog – Ocean Eight vertical tasting with Mike Aylward


How can you tell you’ve encountered a London summer? That’s right, it’s usually raining. So, as the clouds began to roll over on another soon to be wet summer’s day, … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · 3 Comments
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