Wine Gang News April 2015

April Issue Now Published

Oooh we've gone all Continental this month with a big report on some stunning (and expensive) wines from Armit's legendary Italian portfolio, and we delve into the Wines from Spain.   For the independently-minded we taste our way through the range at Flint Wines and we tour some of the highlights from 'SITT', the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting. Finally, we don't forget the High street, with a focus on Tesco (currently offering 25% off of all wines) and we round-up some other High Street Highlights.

Out With the Old...

We are delighted to say that the contract to develop an all-new website for the Gang has now been awarded. Over the next couple of months we'll be working closely with the development team to deliver a hugely improved Wine Gang experience for members, with lots of new facilities and a more interactive service. We've taken on board lots of comments from our survey carried out before Christmas, and while we can't give too much away right now, let's just say - watch this space!

Gangster News Round-up

What a month that was!  We thought you might like to know just a few of the wild and wonderful things The Wine Gang five got up to in March:

David WilliamsOur very own answer to The Weeknd (with even stranger hair), David, twerked his way across the stage as guest lead vocalist with wine trade rock band, Skin Côntact at their sell-out gig at Vinopolis. In the process £10,000 was raised for good causes.

Meanwhile, Ant headed off on a Sake Brewery Tours trip to Japan’s snowy northern region of Tohoku. If you want to read all about it (and learn something about sake at the same time), check out his blog on

By coincidence, Jane was also in Japan, discovering many delicous wines made in the Yamanashi region from the Koshu grape, as well as some decent reds made with Cabernet Franc and Tempranillo. She has just been filming in Hereford for Saturday Kitchen - catch her this Saturday.

Tom CannavanReports have reached us that Tom faced an even bigger (if slightly less frenzied) audience than David when he addressed the World Wine Summit in Toledo on 'Opportunities for Spanish Wine in the UK Market' - of which he believes there are many.

And what about Jo? Well, she's been eating and drinking her way around Rome (research, of course). Her top tips? Lazio's red wine Cesanese del Piglio and eating at Salumeria Roscioli.

Next Issue

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