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We're getting pretty flipping excited for our #SpringTasting 🍷🍾🤓💃 Wines are being ordered...booklets are being made...and our events team are getting seriously organised! All the info is on the website folks. Not that we're biased, but this might be our best yet. #MadeInBibendum . . . . . #Tradetasting #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #finewine #wineindustrytasting #springtasting #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #wines #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #restaurant #londonwine #restauranteur #ontrade #wineontrade #winetasting
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Trying to decide what to drink this weekend? Here's a tip! Look for the standout 2016 Pinot Noirs from California. This vintage welcomed the return of rains after the drought conditions of 2015, and experienced an early growing season due to warm spring weather, allowing for proper maturation. For recommended bottles rated 90+ points, head to the link in our profile. #pinotnoir #buyingtip #topvintage
Château Pipeau! Our next wine! Made in:Bordeaux, FranceBy:Chateau PipeauSugar Content:4 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD - Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & FirmVarietal:Blend - MeritageDescriptionLauded by the international wine press, this is a decadent and surprisingly affordable Grand Cru from Saint-Émilion, one of Bordeaux's crown jewels. Fruity, smoky and long with a spicy finish. Try with slow-cooked roast beef or lamb shanks. A great cellar-starter.
Helllllooooo Arbois! This picturesque, quaint corner of the Jura has been making note-worthy wines for centuries. Domaine Rijckaert know these lands inside out and it shows in every bottle they produce. It's their detailed craftsmanship and creative ownership of their #terroir that makes them a perfect fit for our #FrenchArtists programme. More info on our website! *runs to grab several bottles of #Savignan and Vin Jaune* . . . . . #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #Jurawinelover #Jura #Frenchwine #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #Arbois #londonwine #Rijckaert #Jurawine #VinJaune #vineyards #wino
Tuesday night workflow ...... #winebuying #winesales #wine #operations #planning
A great wine training session this afternoon with @whittleburyhall Hotel & Spa Front of House team, focusing on the white wines. . We look forward to the same time next week to tackle the reds!
Halfway through selecting and found some classics for our lovely customers #winebuying #winetasting #Amarone #Pinotgris #champagne #Coffee
#Finewine time 👌 #DidierDagueneau was something of a maverick in the Loire Valley. He had a simple aim – to produce the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. While no easy feat, Didier gave it a good go and this #PouillyFume is truly stunning. His son Louis Benjamin runs things today, continuing to grow their vines on 'Silex' (flint) soils in the commune of St Andelain. One of the few SBs of the area to be barrel fermented, the resulting wine is intense: think quince, limes, minerals, spice, and a creaminess to balance the vibrant citrus fruits. Aged properly, we're talking pure power and harmony. . . . . . #Finewines #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #finewinelover #Loirevalley #Frenchwine #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #Loirevalleywines #wineoffer #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #finewineoffer #londonwine #fwoffer #Dagueneau #finewines
When you're exhausted from #winetasting and want something close, our #PassportPartner Holiday Inn Express, Morgan Hill, is giving discounts during the month of March. Just show them your Spring Passport, and have good night's rest knowing you saved a little more money to put towards wine the next day.⠀ .⠀ . #holidayinnexpress #springpassport #savingmoney #hoteldiscount #winebuying #winetourism #santaclaravalley #aplacetostay #economicallodging #wscv
POSaBIT CEO - Ryan Hamlin sits down and talks #blockchain and #POS systems with host Patrick Wood
This week on our show we had the CEO POSaBIT | Blockchain Payment Solution & POS Systems - Ryan Hamlin We are excited to post this episode. Ryan is from Washington - so of course, he brought a lovely Washington wine to try. Chateau Ste. Michelle exemplifies one of the best qualities of premium producers: reliability. The oldest winery in Washington, @chateaustemichelle . Chateau Ste. Michelle has consistently been a leader and a trendsetter. Their wines played a huge role in establishing Washington as a go-to region, and this Cabernet has been at the forefront of that charge. Aged in French and American oak, it will be a big, robust, silky wine with concentrated dark fruit and pepper spice.
#Finewinealert : This Domaine Jamet #CoteRotie is blooming delicious - elegant and seamless, peppered and smoky, and with an explosive violet bouquet that hits you the second the cork is out. Already drinking fantastically but this bad boy has plenty of time left. Contact the team @omararaafat @gergelywine @josepharthur09 for more info (or see the Fine Wine page on our website for the current list!) . . . . . #Finewine #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #finewinelover #Rhone #Frenchwine #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #rhonevalleywines #wineoffer #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #finewineoffer #londonwine #jamet #domainejamet #finewines
Meet la famille Perrier! These #Savoie producers @vins_de_savoie_perrier make wonderfully fresh and elegant wines with a refined complexity. Who can resist a crisp glass of #Jaquère , or the floral and figgy notes on their #Altesse ? To find out more about these passionate winemakers, visit their producer page on our website. They're also part of our #FrenchArtists movement, so don't forget to check them out in our guide. . . . . . #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #savoiewinelover #Savoiewine #Frenchwine #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #indigenousgrapes #londonwine #jeanperrieretfils
It's no secret that Bibendum know how to put on an event. So get ready for our Made in Bibendum Spring Tastings, coming to London, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow this March. You do not want to miss this! See the website for details - want an invite? Contact us! #MadeinBibendum #winetasting . . . . . #Tradetasting #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #finewine #wineindustrytasting #springtasting #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #wines #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #restaurant #londonwine #restauranteur #ontrade #wineontrade
Nobody said harvesting in Alsace was easy...we're exhausted just looking at this manual labour @kreydenweiss ! Jokes aside, Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss are one of the most sought-after producers in Alsace today. Biodynamic in principle, made with native yeasts, the wines provide sheer pleasure in every bottle. Their Grand Cru Kastleberg Riesling is one of life's great pleasures, fact. . . . . . #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #alsacewinelover #Alsace #Frenchwine #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #biodynamicwine #biodynamic #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #organicwine #londonwine #kreydenweiss #domainekreydenweiss #alsacewine #riesling #grandcru
💎💎💎 A few hidden gems yesterday @winesparisevent. Andvthis. This I’m really excited about.... @maisonmoritzprado #newwines #alsacewine #riseling #alsace #pinotnoir #organicwine #alsace #winefair #wineevent #winebuying
Wine shopping for me, it's like shoe shopping for others. It's super exciting and you never know what you might end up finding!..@coolvines_powerhouse #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #monday #mondayvibes #winelover #wineshopping #winebuying #shopping #winelifestyle
One week until we arrive to #californiawinecountry where 💎s like this @skylarkwine ode to #southernfrance await us! ... #cantwait #californiadreaming #sanfrancisco #napa #sonoma #winecountry ... Red Belly - Aromatics of plum, black cherry, violet and Mediterranean hillside. The entry is defined by juicy and creamy black fruits – plum, blackberry and crushed cherry fruit coat the entire palate, with the tannin structure intricately woven into the fruit profile. Caramelized black fruits fan into the long and creamy finish, with the tannins lending a savory edge to the ripe fruit . . . . . #carignan #grenache #syrah #knightsvalley #redwoodvalley #ukiah #californiawine #winetravel #letthecountdownbegin #sonomawine #wine #sommelier #winebuyer #winelife #wineenthusiast #winelove #thewinelife #sfchroniclewinecompetition #winebuying #winetime #wineblog #wellcraftedbeverage
From discussing 2016 Bordeaux and Rhône ... to a spirited conversation regarding Casal Garcia Vinho Verde. This squad covered it all in our most recent wine team meeting #wine #team #wines #bordeaux #chateauneufdupape #winetasting #winebuying #winesales
'Twas a hard day at the office tasting this bad boy last week...2008 Dom. Newly departed ex-chef de cave Richard Geoffroy likened the 2008 to the 1996 due to its fresh acidity, but with added "muscle". You know the drill - contact our #FineWine guys for more info @gergelywine @josepharthur09 @omararaafat #DomPerignon #Champagnelife . . . . . #Finewines #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #finewinelover #Champagne #Frenchwine #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #finewineoffer #londonwine #vintagechampagne
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Each and every wine that we sell is tasted and approved by our buying team. If we don’t like it, we won’t sell it!
First Episode is up! Check out our first episode on YouTube. Learn about social entrepreneurship and some fantastic wine with @eyecarrotinnovations CEO Adam Cegielski and host Patrick Wood.
With Alto Adige wine, one single look at the Südtirol capsule reveals that the quality of the contents can be relied upon.
Monday morning! We are editing our new episode (first) for the show today. Stay tuned for the release of Grapes with CEOs! It turned out FANTASTIC.
'96 was a great year for left-bank #Bordeaux . It was hot and dry and the Cab Sav grapes in #Pauillac loved it. So here's a lovely Chateau Pontet-Canet for you. Monday pick-me-up anyone 😏 #FineWine Shout @gergelywine @josepharthur09 and the rest of the Fine Wine team (see website) for more cheeky bottles like this one. . . . . . #Finewines #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #finewinelover #bordeauxlover #Frenchwine #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #finewineoffer #londonwine #chateaupontetcanet #smallparcel
We took the weekend off to drink wine!
Here are a few candid shots from our first day of shooting! Our choice for location has turned out to be perfect!
Just in case you run out. Can these please be installed inside every office building and on the street. It's not like underage drinkers are going to be forking out their savings to buy #moetchandon and get drunk. Who do we have to petition? 📷@amazingwine #vendingmachine #wein #winetasting #winebuying #Champagne
#interviewHugh Sturges, Managing Director at Jeroboams, #London talks about #Brexit and its potential impact on the currency, availability of high-quality staff from #wine producing countries & #import #logistics challenges.⠀ ⠀ Describe your approach to #winebuying , what are you hoping to offer your customers? ⠀ Our approach to wine buying is primarily to provide customers with what they want at all #price points but within that ‘obvious’ offer, we try to provide interesting #wines direct from producers to put alongside the more sought after ‘brands’ from #Bordeaux , #Burgundy , #Champagne , #Italy and further afield.⠀ ⠀ What are the key price points for you and why? ⠀ They differ dependent upon shop #location and route to market. We need to supply customers with what they want and this varies of course from day to day drinking, where we would supply largely between £12 and £20 (but with a small selection below that), quality and value is the key to our private customer rather than price point per se. For our trade customers the price points would be considerably lower on the whole.⠀ ⠀ What do you think will be the key #wineregions , countries, styles in the next 18 months?⠀ That is an interesting one. What should happen is that the countries making great wine, but with weakening currencies, do well, we shall see. #Brexit has the potential (though hopefully only the potential) to severely disrupt the wine market and along with all in the #UK trade we will have to adjust as adjustment is necessary. In terms of style, rather than price or availability, I don’t see any major trend changes over an 18 month time frame. English wine will be on the up.⠀ ⠀ What are the biggest challenges facing your business?⠀ The known – the well-documented pressures in the UK #retail sector and our direct and indirect consumer. The unknown – #Brexit and its potential impact on currency, availability of high-quality staff from wine producing countries and import logistics.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #interview #inconversationwith #winebuyer #wineexpert #jeroboams #wine #wineoclock #winedown #winetime
Sounds serious. #wine #winebuying #research
Working...could be worse #tasting #winebuying #yorkshirevintners
A pop of colour and sip of @schwarzwineco 2017 Meta Mataro will transport you straight to South Australia ☀️🍷. This little Barossa treat is deep yet youthful. Absolutely no oak has touched this juice so we’ve got a fresh bouquet of fragrant forest fruits and a lick of perfume to awaken the senses. Textured and creamy with a hint of savouriness to keep you on your toes. A pour-me-another kind of wine! You might know Mataro as #Mourvedre or #Monastrell which is often found in GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) blends. #Schwarz only made 177 cases of this and we’re lucky to be able to bring it directly to the UK, so get your hands on this while you can. Its pretty magical and will be gone in a flash. ⚡️#UnicornWine
The #finewine guys love bringing in bits and bobs like this '98 Chateau Lynch-Bages #Pauillac . This #Bordeaux is drinking beautifully now. contact @gergelywine or @josepharthur09 for more details of our fine wine offering🍷 . . . . . #FineWine #wine #winelover #winesofinstagram #winestagram #sommlife #finewinelover #bordeauxlover #Frenchwine #winegeek #winenerd #winelife #wineproducer #hospitality #sommelier #winebuyer #winebuying #finewineoffer #londonwine #chateaulynchbages
The wind ushers in the cool air from the Pacific defining the fine #coolclimatewines of the one-year-old @petalumagap official #AVA producing challenging conditions for growers and winemakers and ultimately, gloriously distinctive wines. Grapes grown within the #Petalumagap typically ripen more slowly & longer hanging time makes for complex fruits and fabulous wine. Dozens of winemakers are now labeling their wines with the official #PetalumaGap #AVA - a long held dream come true for many in the area who’ve worked tirelessly to see this day & recognition for this very special micro-Region within #Sonoma and #Marin counties. Look out for #PetalumaGap labels when out & about or online #winebuying #pinotnoir #chardonnay & other cool climate varietals & if you happen to be lucky enough to live here then please do make a point of tasting as many of your #superlocal wines as you’re able to this coming year. I’d love to see many more featured on local wine lists & maybe even a #freecorkage promotion or two around town if we bring in a #PetalumaGap wine. 90 + point ratings across the board - thoroughly enjoyed exploring a #mediatasting of these beauties before a fun & festive #petalumagapwinegrowersalliance first anniversary of the #AVA party in the ever welcoming @hotelpetaluma. Great to #meetthewinemakers & growers all in one place as we kick off a new growing season with lots of rain! #Petaluma #sonomawinecountry @brookswinery @calstarcellars #clinecellars @bruliamwines @adoberoadwines @foglinevineyards @kjwines @kendrickvineyards @kpfendler @rsvineyards @trombettawines #waxwing @thirtysevenwines #ernestthewrangler #redwines #winelover #winestagram
@ricca_terra_farms 2017 The Marathon Man from our Summer On the Vine mag. 👍 🍷 Although this Riverland wine is named The #MarathonMan , we doubt it will go the marathon distance and will drink best in its youth. It’s made from cabernet sauvignon and a couple of its Bordeaux red mates and presents with full savoury fruits, ample tannins and soft acidity. Ideal with summer BBQs. $21.99 in any six pack $23.99 each
UK’s official leave date from the European Union on 29 March 2019 is going to have a very big influence on the wine industry.⠀ ⠀ **Controlling supply⠀ The 1st priority for anyone involved in the UK wine scene is to guarantee your wine supply in 1st half of 2019. If you are a #wine #importer or #supplier that will mean taking steps to ensure you have enough wine to be able to continue to trade & supply wines to your customers for immediate weeks/ months after the Brexit deadline.⠀ ⠀ **Hedging currency⠀ Currency analysts predict the pound could move between 10% to 20% against the dollar & the euro depending on how Brexit is sorted out. Which is why so many wine companies are looking to spend as much as they can on safeguarding currency for at least the first six months of 2019.⠀ ⠀ **Consolidating market⠀ The key challenge will be how flexible, multi-channel your business is to adapt, change, upscale or downsize, depending on the state of market you find yourself operating in.⠀ ⠀ **Taking control⠀ Expect to see #privatelabels become even more popular in the trade in the coming months as #retailers & restaurants alike turn to their suppliers & ask them to pin down their supply chain by helping to source, develop, design, distribute #wines that either have their name on them or are exclusive to their business.⠀ ⠀ **Packaging design & AI⠀ It’s not just what’s in the bottle that is going to be important in 2019, but the bottle it is in, and even if a bottle is required at all. 2018 will be seen as a breakthrough year in #winepackaging & when different options, particularly cans, started to make an impact. We can expect 2019 to the year when cans become mainstream.⠀ ⠀ **Lighter & fizzier styles⠀ Make sure you concentrate your #winebuying on lighter, fruitier, lower abv wines. 2019 will be the year when we get to see lighter styles, & different varieties on our shelves as #trade #buyers & consumers look to experiment & try new wines.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #wineblog #uktrends #trends #2019 #UKWine #winebusiness #winebrand #winemaker #blog #2019trends #trends2019 #ibwss2019 #ibwsslondon #ibwssuk #tradeshow #bulkwine #bulkbusiness #goodreads #ukmarket #winemarket
How I buy #Champagne although, I have to admit to buying a singular bottle from time to time. #winecase #vintagechampagne #veuveclicquot #winebuying
Yay, we're past Christmas and the New Year is around the corner. It's time to celebrate the end of this year and the beginning of 2019. Check out my list on @sweetlimeroad for bubbles to celebrate with by clicking the link in my bio. I have 12 wines in 6 price categories to help you find the best sparkler for your celebrations. #sparklingwine #cava #champagne #newyearswine #winelover #winelovers #winegeek #winenerd #winetasting #winebuying #winelist #wineblogger #wineblog #winewinewine @seguraviudasusa @gerardbertrandwines @ruinart @perrierjouet #wsetglobal #wsetdiplomastudent #wsetdiploma
Surprise @broni1975 & Merry Christmas! Adelaide Trip Booked for March. 🍷 Cellar Door Festival. Visit #barossavalley #mclarenvalley 4 days of fine wine & good food. First #trupple trip booked @ceecee_bvns Now to finalise the wineries to visit 🤔🍷🥂 @alphaboxdice @oliverstaranga @beachroadwines @mollydookerwine @wirrawirrawines @henschke @yalumbawine @tomfoolerywines @davidfranzwine @twohandswines @grantburgewines @hentleyfarm #rockford Must narrow down to 10 🤷🏼‍♂️ #redwine #whitewine #shiraz #adelaide #southaustralia #visitingoldfriendsandnew #winetasting #winebuying #winetrip #wine
Lovely early afternoon tasting wine. Joined a new wine club, now meandering thru a few good places. Bocci ball court, fog and rolling hills around Carlton. #winetasting #winebuying #winesaturday
New year, new wine, new YOU. For this year’s #BestofYear issue we pulled out all the stop(pers). You'll find everything from the Top 100 Wines we've tasted this year to wine resolutions for a better 2019. Tag your wine intentions with #wineresolution for a chance to be regrammed! 🎨Cover art design by Associate Art Director @monicagilsimon , using a technique called quilling. #wineenthusiast #happyholidays #celebrate
This is just a small sample of the wines our Buying Team has been looking through to find your new favourite bottle for 2019. From reds to whites and all the bubbly in between, 2019 is looking mighty tasty. What new varietal will you try in 2019? Let us know in the comments below!
Looks like @lastbottlewines is having its holiday crazy sale today... Time for some deals! This will be a drunk Christmas! https://www.lastbottlewines.com/invite/927d034fe4d84d2c089c.html #winetime 🍷 #winebuying #winedrunk #wine #redwine #winedeals #winediscount
@charlesheidsieckchampagne Brut Réserve hot off @liquorbarons new On the Vine Sparkling mag. Here’s a champagne that generated lots of panel comment. It’s a brilliant deep golden green colour, which indicates age. A very high 40% of older reserve wines added to the base wine provides the colour and also a rich toasty lushness without any oxidation whatsoever. It has wild fruits, freshly baked brioche, nuttiness and a rounded velvety palate. A great food wine. $94.99 each in any six $109.99 each
This #costco Brunello I found for Thanksgiving was under $25 and it treated me so well that day! One caveat to this wine: if you are a staunch Brunello lover and collector then you will be disappointed. It did not have the complexity of flavor that Brunello usually does. That being said, for those of us who are on a budget and want to drink delicious wine, I would highly recommend! It’s easy to find: Costco! It’s totally delicious and a great introduction into the world of Brunello. After all, the most important thing for wine to be, in my opinion, is enjoyable and tasty! • • • • • #winegram #thanksgivingdecor #instawine #winelovers #costcowine #winedeals #winetasting #wineo #winetips #winebuying #italianwine #winereviews #winewednesday
Caspar is back from his few days pecking around the vineyards of Burgundy. Read his trip report and initial thoughts on the 2017 wines on the blog. Link in bio. #2017burgundy #winebuying #winetrips #toughjobbutsomeonehastodoit
New arrivals this week for my home cellar. I will share. The white is going fast. An opportunity for the red. You won't be disappointed. #wine , #vino , #vin , #wijn , #vinho , #winebuying , #aglianico , #orangewine
Love interacting with wine business people from all over the world #winebuying #winesofitaly pavilion #winesoffrance #champagne #winefriends #hkiwsf #hkiwsf2018 #ilovemyjob
Guiding a group of international buyers at the HK International Wine & Spirits Fair 2018 #hkiwsf #hkiwsf2018 #awsec #wine #winebuying #winetasting visited #winesofitaly pavilion as well as #winesoffrance
A new challenge in wine. As I was applying for jobs recently, I got extra excited for this one company called Meron. Here, I now had my second day, and it is exciting! Here I will be working as a (junior) accountmanager. As well as some side activities in the tasting panel. Take a look at the website of @meronqg , to have an idea of what we do! It is basically the wine laboratory of the Benelux, wines get sent here for chemical analysis. Looking at sulfites, acidity, pH, sugars and much more. With this, we also have a lab that looks into the flavours of the wine, and a tasting panel that does a similar thing. The goal is to achieve the best assortment of wine, with the best flavours, aromas and all correct in terms of chemistry. Truly an interesting enterprise! New things like this, and applying for jobs is not easy. So I must admit that I would not be in this very lovely situation without my @marjan_jansen <3 #wine #winebuying #winecareer #meron #meronqualityguide #wset3 #dutch #instawine #winestagram #selfie #labselfie #suitup #winetasting #winelab #vino #vinoscent
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Get your #wine in 19 minutes- hence the name 1919 - you order online - and 19 minutes after you open your bottle #winebuying #wineinchina #winemarketing #sellingwine #shanghai #chinesewine #wein
Anthony is in Shanghai for ProWine China. A quick visit to the local wine shop, though, to survey the shelves before the shuttle to the convention center arrived. #prowinechina #Prowein #wineculture #winebuying
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@charlesheidsieckchampagne Brut Réserve hot off @liquorbarons new On the Vine Sparkling mag. Here’s a champagne that generated lots of panel comment. It’s a brilliant deep golden green colour, which indicates age. A very high 40% of older reserve wines added to the base wine provides the colour and also a rich toasty lushness without any oxidation whatsoever. It has wild fruits, freshly baked brioche, nuttiness and a rounded velvety palate. A great food wine. $94.99 each in any six $109.99 each . . . . #charlesheidsieckchampagne #brutreserve #brutrèserve #liquorbarons #onthevine #onthevinesparkling #winemagazine #winebuying #champagne #frenchwine #champagneporn
I have a tough job... #tasting
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