Duty changes from 1st August 2023

26th July 2023

News, Uncategorised

You will probably be aware that in March the government announced the results of a lengthy consultation on Alcohol Duty. The changes from this review are to come into effect on 1st August this year, and will have a significant impact on how duty is applied to wine and spirits. Read More

Bordeaux and the South West

19th July 2023

Bordeaux, Region Report

Jeremy, Adrian and our chairman Alun Griffiths MW visited Bordeaux and the South West of France at the end of May. Alun has put together a detailed summary of their visit, along with useful tasting notes on some of their favourite wines from the trip. Read More


8th June 2023

Region Report

Shana and Katie have recently returned from a visit to Macon, Beaujolais and the Northern Rhône. They have put together a fascinating summary of their trip, along with more details on the wonderful growers they visited - and of course some of their wine highlights! Read More

Fratelli Berlucchi Triumph

7th November 2022


We wanted to share with you the good news about Fratelli Berlucchi’s recent triumph at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2022. Both Franciacorta Brut 25 NV and Freccianera Brut 2017 were awarded Gold Medals in the Italian Sparkling Wines category. Franciacorta Brut 25 NV was also awarded… Read More