What we've been up to

A Postcard from Verona

A Postcard from Verona

10th April, 2013

Our annual five-day trip to Verona for the Vinitaly fair is always packed with highlights and this year was no exception.

We enjoyed our first taste of the wines that will be new additions to our May list - notably Bellavista’s ‘Alma Terra’ Curtefranca Bianco...

All the fun of the fair at ProWein

All the fun of the fair at ProWein

27th March, 2013

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Willunga 100, Tinpot Hut and Alpha Zeta stand during our rewarding three days in Düsseldorf.  ProWein seems to go from strength to strength and the 2013 Fair was extremely well organised and well attended, with visitors up 10% on 2012 to 44,000...

Celebrating 16 years of Liberty Wines

Celebrating 16 years of Liberty Wines

20th March, 2013

Friends old and new joined us last night to celebrate our 16th anniversary and to toast our new home.

Guests were taken on a vinous journey through time, with a selection of wines to taste from each of Liberty’s sixteen years...

Decanter showcases the New World`s finest

Decanter showcases the New World`s finest

17th March, 2013

The first Decanter New World Wine Encounter was held at the Lancaster London Hotel yesterday, showcasing over 300 wines from Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.

On the Glen Carlou table...

Iconic Italians on show at Bordeaux Index tasting

Iconic Italians on show at Bordeaux Index tasting

14th March, 2013

The third annual Bordeaux Index ‘Great Winemakers of Italy’ tasting attracted around 200 of Bordeaux Index’s private clients, offering them the opportunity to taste a range of top wines from Italy’s premium estates.

Liberty Wines was represented in force...

A Margaret River experience – Taste of Cullen Wines

A Margaret River experience – Taste of Cullen Wines

14th March, 2013

Plump Cabernet grapes, ripening on sun-soaked vines, blue skies soaring over Eucalyptus trees, a full moon rising on the Diana Madeline fruit pick and a crisp, blue wave, curling towards ragged cliffs and a windswept shore...

Four cities in four days as Liberty Wines hits the road

Four cities in four days as Liberty Wines hits the road

1st March, 2013

Phew, what a week it has been! Four portfolio tastings on four consecutive days in Bristol, Edinburgh, Dublin and Manchester, with more than 3,000 bottles opened and poured by over 30 representatives from wineries in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, England, Armenia, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Australia and New Zealand...

New releases & old time classics at the New Zealand ATT

New releases & old time classics at the New Zealand ATT

13th February, 2013

Liberty Wines presented an exciting selection of New Zealand wines at the NZWG tasting in London. New releases showcased by Kevin Judd – the Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2012...

A premium line-up at the Wine Australia Independence Day tasting

A premium line-up at the Wine Australia Independence Day tasting

31st January, 2013

The inaugural Wine Australia Independence Day trade tasting took place today in the opulent surrounds of Australia House.  The Exhibition Hall (best recognised as Gringotts Bank from the Harry Potter films!) was abuzz with the twang of Australian accents and the smells of zesty Chardonnay, rich Cabernet and spicy Shiraz from the country’s best winegrowing regions...

Snow far, so good at the Liberty Portfolio Tasting

Snow far, so good at the Liberty Portfolio Tasting

25th January, 2013

Despite a blanket of snow and the ensuing travel chaos, we are delighted to report a record attendance at our London Portfolio Tasting at The Oval Cricket Ground (pictured left) this week.  A huge thank you to all our guests from the trade and press...

Celebrating the new 2012 season`s Tuscan Olive Oils

Celebrating the new 2012 season`s Tuscan Olive Oils

16th November, 2012

Beatrice Contini Bonacossi of Capezzana and Giovanni Manetti of Fontodi...

New Italian decree sees progress on the use of screwcaps, but with compromises...

New Italian decree sees progress on the use of screwcaps, but with compromises...

29th October, 2012

“Those people with long memories”, says David Gleave MW, managing director of Liberty Wines, “may recall that we sent a letter to the Italian Minister of Agriculture in October 2006 asking him to amend the ministerial decree of July 1993, which banned the use of anything other than natural cork on DOCG wines...