Wine Gang News October 2014

October Issue Now Published

With supermarkets about to open the floodgates to their winter and Christmas wine selections we've gone big on independent wine retailers this month. OK, we do look at some interesting offers in high street chain Majestic, but otherwise it's indy's all the way with Armit, Bibendum, Corney & Barrow, Lea & Sandeman, New Generation Wines and 'The Dirty Dozen' group of retailers. We also throw in another selection of 'Independents Day' wines from smaller merchants up and down the country and online.

Win a Magnum of Pipe Heidsieck Black Tie Brut Champagne

PiperHow about a big (really big) bottle of bubbly to celebrate Christmas 2014? We have a magnum of Piper Heidsieck's excellent 'Black Tie' Brut to give away absolutely free to one lucky person, drawn from those who subscribe to The Wine Gang during October 2014. Yes, that's right: subscribe from only £11.99 for six months, and we will automatically enter you into the prize draw. Cheers!

Christms Wine Fairs - Going like Hotcakes!

We don't like to blow our own collective trumpets (well, maybe just a little), but the line up of exhibitors and masterclasses that we have put together for our Christmas Wine Fairs in London, Bath and Edinburgh in November has sent the wine drinking public into an understandable frenzy!  Tickets are selling fast, with the London event nearing capacity already, and with some masterclasses already sold out. Please DO NOT DELAY if you want to join us for the wine events of the year. Full details at:

Join Jo Simon for dinner @ The Boundary, London

Remember remember the 5th of November is your chance to join Jo at London's excellent The Boundary restaurant for a special five-course dinner, matched to no fewer than 12 fabulous wines from the South West of France, selected by Jo. Full details and the mouth-watering menu at

Gangster News

Ant's brand new Tapas Bar Guide has just hit the shelves, presenting a selection of the best tapas bars and restaurants in the UK, with a selection of signature recipes, and of course the best beer, wine and sherry matches.

Next Issue

Our next monthly report will be published around the 1st of November, but of course our mid-month survival kit of latest wine recommendations will be with members around October 15th. Sign up here to receive all that, and more!