Wine Gang News August 2014

August Issue Now Published

Batting off with the big boys, we've reports from Sainsbury's, Tesco, The Co-operative and Waitrose. We move on to three interesting wine chains including Jeroboams and Wine Rack, but also Wine Rack's sister operation Bargain Booze - the first time we have featured what is now Britain's biggest off-licence chain.  We also look at a new mixed case offering on Austrian wines from The Wine Society, and some of the top choices from specialist importer Liberty Wines.  Two other things of note this month: as promised we have also started to archive the mid-month wines from the previous month (so July's mid-month wines appear in this report) and a note to check out our coverage of rosé wines: they are spread throughout this month's reports, but there are 20 of them, ranging from a disappointing 82-point wine to an unexpected 94-point stunner.

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September 1st is a date for your diary: that's when tickets officially go on sale for our extraordinary Christmas Wine Fairs in London, Bath and Edinburgh in November. We'll have a special opening offer too. The best way to stay informed is via our dedicated Wine Fairs web site at, but we are super-excited by our masterclass programme at all three venues where you can attend tutored tastings including Penfolds Grange, Pol Roger Champagne, Chateau Pichon-Longueville of Bordeaux and the most iconic wines of Tuscany and Piedmont.

Next Issue

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