Issue 27: get it while it’s hot

The Wine Merchant issue 27 page 1Issue 27 of The Wine Merchant is here. The print versions are thudding on to the stripped floorboards of quality wine shops across the land, where they will be sniffed quizzically by Labradors, before being gently opened with the little knife on a Waiter’s Friend corkscrew. Amazing what you can train a dog to do.

Here’s the digital version. It’s exactly the same, though occasionally the spelling is better.


Congratulations to the Trophy winners

The Wine Merchant Top 50 2014 front pageEvery mailing of the July issue of The Wine Merchant includes a little green book that should prove very useful for all specialist wine retailers.

It describes all 50 winners in this year’s Wine Merchant Top 50, and also unveils our first-ever Trophy winners. They are …

Sparkling Wine Trophy: Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

White Wine Trophy: Pazo de Senorans Albarino, Rias Baixas 2012

Red Wine Trophy: Chateau Paul Mas Clos de Savignac, Coteaux du Languedoc 2012

Best Value Red Wine Trophy: LGI Monastier Shiraz, IGP Pays d’Oc 2013

Best Value White Wine Trophy: Cavit Terrazze della Luna Nosiola, Trentino 2013

Congratulations to all this year’s winners, and also to our first-ever Highly Commended wines, all of which are also listed in the little green book. These are the wines that just missed out on a Top 50 placing but which have the credentials to add quality and value to any independent’s range.

Click here to access the digital version