Posts Written ByWill Donbavand

The New York Bus Tasting at the London International Wine Fair


As a prelude to a more in-depth look at the London International Wine Fair, on behalf of Wine Equals Friends, I’d like to present The New York Bus Tasting. On Monday May 20, leading members of the UK wine trade joined Kareem Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards, Bob Madill of Sheldrake Point & Red Newt Cellars and the Wine Equals Friends team to taste through some of New York State’s best wines. Attendees included Steven Spurrier (Decanter), Stephen Brook (Decanter, World of Fine Wine), Emily O’Hare (Head Sommelier, The River Café, London), Gerard Basset OBE, (Decanter Man of the Year 2013, Best Sommelier in the…

New York Wine in the UK: Progress and Hurdles

Member of the trade taste New York wines in the United Kingdom.

If you didn’t read my introduction to the New York Cork Report it might be worth reading before continuing with this article. For those that don’t have the time — hello, my name is Will, and I sell New York wine in the UK. Right, let’s get started…. It’s been nearly ten months since our latest shipment of wine from Long Island and the Finger Lakes docked in Thamesport. On the back of the London International Wine Fair plus some great press in Harper’s, the Drinks Business and Meininger’s Wine Business International, New York wine definitely has not gone unnoticed. Key…