What we've been up to

Annual Portfolio Tasting 2016

Annual Portfolio Tasting 2016

25th January, 2016

We were joined by 150 producers and 801 guests at The Oval on Tuesday 19 January for our Annual Portfolio Tasting...

Burgundy Tasting 2016: new additions and 2014 previews

Burgundy Tasting 2016: new additions and 2014 previews

20th January, 2016

Eleven producers and 148 customers joined us at the beautiful Dartmouth House in London for our Burgundy tasting on Wednesday 13th January. An annual occurrence since 2012, our Burgundy tasting is an opportunity to taste upcoming releases and meet the winemakers from our Burgundian portfolio...

Our top wines for #TryJanuary...

Our top wines for #TryJanuary...

18th January, 2016

For those looking to start the year with something new rather than abstention, we have put together a selection of our favourite wines from recent months. In support of the trade initiative, #TryJanuary...

2015: A star year for Italian reds

2015: A star year for Italian reds

5th January, 2016

David Gleave MW shares his notes on the 2015 vintage across Italy, which proved to be a year where the reds stand out from north to south.

Wine production in Italy was 10% up on 2014 to between 46 and 47 million hectolitres, and 5% up on the average for the past five years...

Dear Santa....Jennifer`s Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa....Jennifer`s Christmas Wish List

17th December, 2015

Our wine buyer, Jennifer Docherty MW, shares what she will be drinking this Christmas Day. 

“With my morning smoked salmon and caviar, I’ll be starting with Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millénaires 1995 - a complex and intense champagne that stands up to the traditional caviar accompaniments of chopped boiled egg and onion...

35 Years of Grosset Rieslings

35 Years of Grosset Rieslings

9th November, 2015

We are very excited to welcome in the 2015 Grosset Rieslings – which for Polish Hill and Springvale mark the 35th vintage of these wines. Way back in 1979, Jeffrey Grosset saw this opportunity: a disused building at Auburn in the Clare Valley was for sale...

Why Australian Grenache is a winner...

Why Australian Grenache is a winner...

1st September, 2015

David Gleave MW writes...

Until the 1960s Grenache was the most important variety in Australia. Overtaken in popularity first by Shiraz and then Cabernet Sauvignon, many of the oldest vineyards were grubbed up...

Success for Liberty Wines and our Australian portfolio at the Mamba Awards

Success for Liberty Wines and our Australian portfolio at the Mamba Awards

7th August, 2015

On a warm July evening at The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, chef and wine critic Roger Jones and his wife Sue held their annual celebration of Australian wines, the Mamba Riedel Decanter Awards (named after the Riedel decanter given as a prize to winning wines)...

Devaux Champagne: Masters in the art of blending

Devaux Champagne: Masters in the art of blending

17th June, 2015

This week saw a series of events with Devaux Champagne Chef de Cave Michel Parisot and a collection of ‘vins clairs‘ destined for the ‘D de Devaux‘ range...

‘Natural’…or ‘Primitive’?

‘Natural’…or ‘Primitive’?

14th May, 2015

David Gleave MW writes...

The debate about ‘natural’ wines continues to rage. But much of what I read is as cloudy and as lacking in clarity and precision as the wines themselves...

Jennifer Docherty joins the Master of Wine elite

Jennifer Docherty joins the Master of Wine elite

20th March, 2015

We are delighted to share the news that our wine buyer Jennifer Docherty is now a Master of Wine!  Since passing the examinations she has been working hard on the demanding dissertation...

Liberty Wines celebrates 18 years!

Liberty Wines celebrates 18 years!

15th March, 2015

On 10th March 2015, Liberty Wines celebrated its 18th birthday. Co-founder and Managing Director, David Gleave MW had this to say...

"Liberty Wines is 18 years old today. Since Luciann Flynn...