Wine Gang News March 2013

March Issue Now Published

This month's 200-wine report has a strong independent retail focus. OK, we look at the latest round of wines on special offer at Majestic, but then we turn to Bibendum, Great Western Wine, Hallgarten Druitt and The Wine Barn. Having recently cast our palates over big supermaket 'own label' ranges, we were full of hope that The Wine Society's own labels would come up trumps, but did they?  In the anitpodes we report on some of the most interesting wines of Australia and New Zealand, and if that was not enough, a special round-up of online & High Street highlights completes our March mega-tasting, with literally something for everyone. Also, don't miss this month's exclusive editorial from David Williams on the economics of running a winery: Get Rich Quick?

Win a holiday in South West France worth £1,000!

Chateau Lagrazette, CahorsOn the 31st March 2013 we will be drawing the name of one lucky Wine Gang member out of the hat to win an amazing prize. The winner plus companion will enjoy  a spectacular short break in one of France's most beautiful wine regions, with flights, hotels, meals and wine tasting experiences included. The prize is worth £1,000 and members need do nothing to enter - except make sure their membership does not lapse before the 31st!  But this is such a special prize that we are also encouraging new members to join by offering a 15% discount on annual membership, bringing the cost down to just £16.99. See the home page for the offer, and note that if you join before 31st March you too will be in the holiday prize draw.

2013 Live Events

Our fantastic Wine Fairs are a highlight of the wine tasting year. Once again we are bringing our Christmas Wine Fair to London, Bath and Edinburgh, with hundreds of wines to taste, special tutored tasting classes and discounts and special offers on wine purchases. Don't miss these fun and affordable wine events to help plan you Christmas - and 2014 - drinking. The dates of the events follow, but sign-up to hear the latest news and be the first to know about our very special 'Earlybird' ticket offers on our Events Page.

  • Bath: November 2nd
  • London: November 9th
  • Edinburgh: November 30th

Next Issue

Our next monthly report will be published around the 1st of April, but of course our mid-month survival kit of latest wine recommendations will be with members around March 15th. Sign up here to receive all that, and more! And remember every month we give away a superb case of wines from South West France to one lucky new member who joined during that month. Congratulations to renewing member Simon Kirkpatrick who was February's winner.