Wine Gang News August 2012
August Issue Now Published
Big guns Majestic and Asda are reviewed in depth this month, but we praise Britain's independent merchants too, with a taste through the ranges at The Sampler and armit in London and WoodWinters in Scotland (all online too of course) We also take a special look at some intriguing Italian wines and in her editorial, Jo Simon considers one of the wine world's most ethereal concepts: minerality in wine. Enjoy this bumper edition!
Masterclass Excitement - and Prestige Champagne Tasting Announced
Our line-up of masterclasses at our wonderful Christmas Wine Fairs is almost finalised, with amazing sit-down tutored tastings from Chateau Musar, Antinori, Champagne Louis Roederer and Bodegas Hidalgo just some of the gems. Tickets on sale soon. But please also mark the evening of December 11th in your diary for a spectacular, intimate London event: we are holding a presige Champagne tasting in a prestigious venue, showing some of the world's most desirable Champagne wines. Details of that to follow too.
A Case of Wine to be Won Every Month with Wines of Southwest France
We are delighted to announce that last month's winner of a case of Southwest wines worth £100 was renewing member Campbell Williams. Congratulations to Campbell and remember: everyone who joins the Gang, renews their membership or recommends a friend is automatically entered into that month's draw to win a fabulous selection of wines worth approximately £100 from South West France. Read more.
Our next monthly report will be published around the 1st of September, but of course our mid-month survival kit of latest wine recommendations will be with members around August 15th. Sign up here to receive all that, and more!