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London Wine Fair 2024 unveils session schedule

Published:  29 April, 2024

The 2024 London Wine Fair session schedule is now live, offering attendees a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming trade show.


Wine Advocate appoints British editor-in-chief

Published:  08 April, 2024

Wine Advocate, the bimonthly wine publication founded by Robert Parker in 1978 has appointed a non-American editor-in-chief for the first time in its history.


London Wine Fair to host ‘Judgement of Paris’ inspired tasting

Published:  27 March, 2024

London Wine Fair (LWF) will host a homage to the late Steven Spurrier’s (pictured) landmark ‘Judgment of Paris’ blind tasting in 1976, which saw Burgundy and Bordeaux pitched against California, with the latter comparing favourably to the former, sending shockwaves around the wine world.


Aidy Smith launches mentorship program for aspiring drinks writers

Published:  11 December, 2023

Founded by drinks presenter and journalist Aidy Smith, DRINKLUSIVE aims to support aspiring drinks writers and content creators from diverse communities. The scheme boasts the support of several industry leaders including Global Brands, Jancis Robinson MW and the WSET.


Lulie Halstead named interim CEO of The Gérard Basset Foundation

Published:  26 October, 2023

Effective immediately, Lulie Halstead, founder of Wine Intelligence, has been appointed interim CEO of The Gérard Basset Foundation.


Old Vine database goes live

Published:  28 June, 2023

An online resource dedicated to the preservation of old vines was launched during a webinar this week, with Jancis Robinson MW, Sarah Abbot MW and California-based wine writer Alder Yarrow in attendance.


IMW reveals programme for 10th international symposium

Published:  04 May, 2023

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has unveiled the full programme of events at the organisation’s 10th annual symposium, A Taste for the Future, with the flagship event boasting a line-up of tastings, debates and internationally renowned speakers ranging from Jancis Robinson MW to actor and winery owner John Malkovich.


Burgundy 2021: A car crash waiting to happen?

Published:  27 January, 2023

Burgundy 2021 is what happens when you invest in an agricultural product that is dependent on environmental circumstances outside of the control of growers, merchants and buyers alike.


Gérard Basset Foundation publishes two year Impact Report

Published:  11 January, 2023

The trustees of the Gérard Basset Foundation have released an impact assessment report, detailing the work undertaken by the charity and its performance results over the past two years.


Inaugural California List launched in London

Published:  25 March, 2022

The free-wheeling Golden State has taken a dip into the more stratified world of wine classification, unveiling its inaugural The California List in London amidst samples of some of its most famous and sought-after wines.


WoSA's Insider Sessions return for 2021

Published:  18 March, 2021

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) is running another series of the Insider Sessions in 2021, following the success of the 2020 events.


Janjo and Jancis shine light on BAME talent

Published:  01 September, 2020

Jancis Robinson OBE MW has partnered with Mags Janjo of MJ Wine Cellars to launch a website shining a light on wine talent in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME).

Read more... offers one-year free membership for hospitality staff

Published:  15 April, 2020

Catalonia-based American wine writer Miquel Hudin is offering hospitality staff one-year free membership to his website, which is built around original, first-hand content about wines from Spain and elsewhere.


Jancis Robinson MW reaches out to hospitality workers

Published:  08 April, 2020

Jancis Robinson MW has reached out to hospitality workers by giving industry professional free access to all of


Trade bids fond farewell to Gerard Basset

Published:  17 June, 2019

Winchester Cathedral provided a fitting setting on Friday for the memorial service of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MBA, MSc (OIV), as members of the wine and hospitality worlds turned out in force to commemorate the remarkable life of a much loved and admired man.