That was the week that was – September 17-24

That was the week that was – September 17-24

VinGardeValise3Back in circulation, the biggest news of the week is that we have been appointed UK online distributor for VinGardeValise® – the suitcase specially designed for carrying your precious wines around the world. Maybe you want fly home some of those great wines you tasted on holiday or maybe you want to find a safe and secure way for carrying them from your château to your yacht. There’s a special discount for those in or connected to the wine trade. Check it out HERE. Furthermore, if you would like to become a retailer of these suitcases, please contact us for a VERY special price.

News from around the world has varied from the sublime to the ridiculous, or as one might say, from the serious to the humorous. Look at what we have plucked from the internet last week by going HERE

We are continuing to feature some Californian wineries in the winery blog section – do have a look HERE but we have been disappointed not to have been able to report on some of the restaurants that we have visited recently because they simply haven’t been good enough to recommend. Not that they have been really bad or a rip-off, if so, we would have reported that as malessere, but they have just been – well – boring.

Coming soon is the publication of the printed book of the 9th edition of Wine behind the label. This has been updated a little from the download published in May, particularly in the Loire section, thanks to help from Jim Budd, to whom we are grateful. There is a provisional release date of October 29th, although it may be ready before – we’ll let you know. The price of the 936 page guide is £50 ($80, €72) but there is a 10% discount for all orders paid for prior to October 15th. There will be something up on the website very soon for this. Additionally, those in or connected with the wine trade will be able to get an extra 10% discount and if you wish to resell the book or have it as a Christmas gift (with your logo for a small additional charge) to friends or customers (minimum order 10 books) there is a 40% discount, plus the 10% for ordering and paying before October 15th if you can do that. Just write to us with your details and requirements and we’ll get the ball rolling.

In the meantime – happy drinking, happy eating and happy travelling


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