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New Arrivals

New Arrivals

I know, I know. You’ve all been waiting with bated breath wondering where this newsletter has been for the past few weeks. All I can say in response is that as a comeback present, we have an unbelievable amount of good stuff that has come in over the past few…

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A Dark Knight

A Dark Knight

Last week in this newsletter we saw an intruder cause absolute carnage in a Spanish winery when they opened a number of wine vats spilling over €2.5 million worth of wine. (To catch up click here.) It was noted then that the vandal obviously had gaul, audacity and a sheer…

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Importers and Intruders

Importers and Intruders

This week I was in the middle of writing an incredible and detailed newsletter on the back of an article in the Guardian that looked at the importance of wine importers when looking out for great wines. To summarise, if you come across a great wine, it always helps to…

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Georgia on my Mind

Georgia on my Mind

There were a number of casualties from that two year period not long since past, due to the Virus-that-must-not-be-named. Amongst the airline issues caused, one of the casualties was direct flights from the UK to Georgia aka ‘The Cradle of Wine’. Now I definitely don’t want to go into the debates…

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What farmers in the Riverland can tell us about the state of the World

What farmers in the Riverland can tell us about the state of the World

I may be overstretching things here, but what is happening in the Australian wine industry right now represents an interesting microcosm of global affairs. Involving US private equity groups, Chinese trade barriers, farmer protests and Houthi rebels it can all get a bit much: so let’s work through this together…

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Money for Nothin'

Money for Nothin'

This is definitely not an ad. Dare I say it’s the furthest thing from it, and sticking a finger to the idea that all publicity is good publicity, I will crack on. Aldi has recently announced that as part of its Christmas specials it will be selling its 2021 Specially Selected…

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Tis the season for Brunello di Montalcino - An en primeur tasting

Tis the season for Brunello di Montalcino - An en primeur tasting

Over the past few months I had begun hearing whispers from fringe sources like James Suckling that the 2019 vintage from Brunello di Montalcino was something special. But it was on a soggy Tuesday morning in London that I went to find out for myself. With 90 wines on offer…

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Supporting the Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Supporting the Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Do you want to do good, while drinking good? If you can excuse the basic grammatical error and have answered yes, then read on…This Christmas season here at the Wine Importers we will be turning our philanthropic efforts towards an Australian charity that has been working hard to support native…

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Whose Brand is it Anyway?

Whose Brand is it Anyway?

What’s in a brand? The intangibles of customer loyalty, recognition and known quality; something rather important in the world of wine. So when the London-based and aptly named Renegade Urban Winery released one of their latest wines and called it ‘Cristal’, the folks over at the famed French Champagne house Louis…

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Cava Carnage

Cava Carnage

French farmers have this week once again been up to their old tricks. Intercepting a lorry full of cava and rosé on its way to France, the farmers and winemakers in protest against the flood of cheap bubbly took it upon themselves to break into the back of the truck,…

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