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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2020 award winners to be announced in November

Published:  23 June, 2020

Winners of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Chef and Young Sommelier 2020 competitions will be announced at an awards dinner on 20 November. 


Basset family sells Spot in the Woods

Published:  31 January, 2020

The Basset family has sold its New Forest hotel, Spot in the Woods, to luxury hotels and pubs group Hillbrooke Hotels. 


Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship judges reveal shortlist

Published:  30 January, 2020

The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2020, created in honour and memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV), shortlist has been revealed.


Gerard Basset travel scholarship still open for applicants

Published:  16 December, 2019

There is still time for UK-based sommeliers to send in their application for The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship created in honour and memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).


Annual Gerard Basset travel scholarship launches

Published:  05 August, 2019

An annual travel bursary has been created in honour and memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).


Moving tribute to Gerard Basset crowns IWC Awards gala

Published:  10 July, 2019

The great and the good of the wine trade were out in full force last night to celebrate what turned out to be a memorable and also poignant IWC awards evening – thanks largely to a message from the late, great Gerard Basset, who was filmed accepting his lifetime achievement award at the end of the last year.


Basset protégés pop the cork on second L'Atelier du Vin

Published:  10 July, 2019



Gerard Basset memorial plans announced

Published:  27 March, 2019

The Basset family is to hold a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).


Chaîne des Rôtisseurs unveils top young somm, chef and winner of Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy

Published:  26 March, 2019

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has unveiled the winners of its Young Sommelier and Young Chef awards 2019, alongside the winner of the first Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy.


Gerard Basset memoirs fully funded within days

Published:  23 January, 2019

The crowdfunding initiative to back the publication of the memoirs of Gerard Basset MS, MW, OBE seeks to set up a scholarship in his name as it reaches £14,000 target within days of launching.


WSET awards record number of Diploma graduates

Published:  22 January, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony celebrated a record number of Diploma graduates at a packed Guildhall in London last night (21 January).


Gerard Basset (1957-2019)

Published:  21 January, 2019

Tributes have been pouring in for Gerard Basset MS MW OBE as the global wine industry comes to terms with his death on 17 January.


The week that was

Published:  22 September, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.


Guy Woodward: Gerard Basset - wine's most competitive man?

Published:  15 September, 2017

The one thing everyone knows about Gerard Basset OBE MS MW is that he’s a nice bloke. A true gent. A real gem. As I write this, his latest tweets feature extended thanks to well-wishers and teachers after his son’s successful admission into university, and a retweet of a cute dog. Well I’ve got news for you. It’s all a front. A façade. He might appear as affable as his canine namesake, but have you ever seen a Basset hound when it gets the scent of rabbit in its nostrils? Scary…