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Get It On 2016

Tue, 20 Dec 2016

The Wines of Germany Get it On competition was launched in 2014 to help wineries looking to get their wine on to UK wine lists and shelves.

In September 2016, over 40 wine producers registered to have their wines tasted blind by a panel of German wine specialists and ambassadors – Anne Krebiehl MW, Matt Walls, Helena Nicklin, Christina Schneider, Roger Jones, and Beth Willard. Here the judges selected their top wineries to be showcased at the main showcase tasting later in the year.

At this tasting, we welcomed members of the UK wine trade - including key importers, influential sommeliers, and wine press - to taste a selection of currently unrepresented German wines at a tasting at the Darren Baker Gallery in London.

Wines ranged from the German classics - Riesling and Spätburgunder - to those less common in the UK market such as Silvaner, Weißburgunder, Lemberger, Grauburgunder, and Sekt, and attendees were impressed with the modern style and diversity on show.

Since the tasting, several attendees have been in touch to let us know they are contacting wineries directly, and we wait in anticipation to see which producers will be snapped up for the UK next!


Get It On 2016

Consumer Tour 2016 - it's a wrap

Tue, 20 Dec 2016

2016 saw the debut of our colourful new stand, inspired by Berlin Wall graffiti, at six key food and drink festivals held all over the UK. We started our tour with the lovely people of Brighton in April and made our final stop only weeks ago at Truman Brewery Foodies Festival in London. Throughout the summer, we’ve been dishing out samples of delicious Rieslings, Pinot Noirs and Sekt to interested consumers in all corners of the UK. Watch this space for where we’re headed in 2017!

Where did we visit in 2016?

Brighton Foodie Festival 30th April - 2nd May

Birmingham Foodie Festival 3rd - 5th June

Taste of London 15th - 19th June

Edinburgh Foodie Festival 5th - 7th August

Harrogate Foodie Festival 19th - 21st August

Truman Brewery Foodie Festival 18th - 20th November

Consumer Tour 2016 - it's a wrap

German wines shine bright at International Wine Challenge 2016, winning 105 medals

Wed, 11 May 2016
• Germany scoops 21 Gold, 51 Silver and 33 Bronze medals at world renowned wine competition •Outstanding success with both sweet and dry wines •Weingut Horst Sauer secures mighty haul of six Gold medals for both sweet and dry wines German winemakers showed star quality at the International Wine Challenge 2016 and were awarded a flurry of medals by the panels of wine experts. Following a two-week intensive blind tasting at Kia Oval last month, the International Wine Challenge judges awarded 21 Gold medals to German wines, seven more than in 2015. The judges also awarded 51 Silver and 33 Bronze medals to German wines, bringing the total medal count to an impressive 105.
German wines shine bright at International Wine Challenge 2016, winning 105 medals

Triumph for German Riesling at the 2015 Riesling Masters

Wed, 20 Jan 2016

The Drinks Business Riesling Masters 2015 was judged by a panel of top critics who blind tasted Rieslings from around the world. As expected the German offerings excelled with 3 masters, 9 Gold, 14 Silver and 15 bronze medals awarded, an impressive 41 medals total. Go Germany!

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Triumph for German Riesling at the 2015 Riesling Masters

Riesling Revivalist Matt Walls named IWSC Blogger of the Year

Mon, 30 Nov 2015

Well done to our friend Matt Walls who won the coveted title of IWSC Blogger of the Year award at last week's ceremonies for his work on http://www.mattwalls.co.uk.  

Matt started his career at St Martin Vintners, a small independent merchant in Brighton. After a number of years with Bollinger Champagne as Fine Wines Manager, he set up, managed and helped buy the wines for the flagship store of The Sampler. He holds the WSET Diploma (with Moët et Chandon Scholarship) and is a judge for the International Wine & Spirit Competition, the International Wine Challenge and Decanter. His first book Drink Me! How to choose, taste and enjoy wine was published in May 2012 by Quadrille.

He is currently working as a freelance writer and wine consultant. Regular writing includes www.timatkin.com and Living France. He writes on a freelance basis for other publications such as Harpers Wine & Spirit, Decanter, Imbibe and Tonique. Other projects include hosting tastings, freelance copywriting, creating restaurant wine lists and running the Wine Bloggers Cup.

Congratulations on this very well-deserved win, Matt!

Riesling Revivalist Matt Walls named IWSC Blogger of the Year

German wines win an impressive 27 medals at the 2015 Sommelier Wine Awards

Fri, 29 May 2015

The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine competition with a difference which focuses entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. All wines are tasted blind by a panel of top critics and this year, German wines scooped an impressive 27 medals made up of 7 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze and 5 commended. Go Germany!

For wine information and tasting notes, click here: http://bit.ly/1Fe0AeO

German wines win an impressive 27 medals at the 2015 Sommelier Wine Awards