The greatest contest in cricket – the Ashes series between England and Australia – starts this week; the perfect excuse to try some exceptional Aussie wines from vineyards near the Test venues…
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Sunday 28 November 2010
Saturday 20 November 2010
Sunday 17 October 2010
Anthony Rose: 'The Wine Society needs little introduction suffice to say that no one regrets the £40 membership fee'
Saturday 09 October 2010
Was it coincidence that the autumn wine ranges of the UK's big two wine clubs, Laithwaites and The Wine Society, were paraded on consecutive days? Theale-based Laithwaites (laithwaites.com), with its aggressive advertising, couldn't be more different in ethos to the genteel, non-profit-making Wine Society in Stevenage. Differences apart, both are dynamic, modern operations with first-rate wine buying teams. And both have clearly spent time improving on the quality of their wine ranges.
Monday 09 August 2010
Former Cabinet Office minister Tom Watson called on David Cameron today to ensure the contents of the Government wine cellar are made public.
Sunday 25 July 2010
Saturday 10 July 2010
"Let them drink wine" goes the cry in Bordeaux as the gap between the Marie Antoinette haves and the sans-culottes have-nots widens. After months of dragging their heels, the Bordelais have pronounced, or their cash registers at least have rung to a familiar tune. All the tricks of the Bordeaux trade were deployed to stoke demand for the 2009 vintage. According to the wine exchange, Livex, average price rises over the great 2005 vintage were up 13 per cent until mid-June.
Sunday 04 July 2010
Sunday 04 July 2010
Investors in the 2005 vintage of the Wine Investment Fund are set to double their money this year, as physical goods continue to outperform the labouring equities markets.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Saturday 19 June 2010
Almost £18,000 has been spent topping up the Government wine cellar since the General Election, it has emerged - leading to calls today that the entire collection should be sold off to raise money.
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