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Wessex Hotel

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, is an international gastronomic society dedicated to bringing together professional and non-professional members from around the world who appreciate wine, cuisine and fine dining. Members of a local Bailliage are part of a worldwide organisation with almost 24,000 members in about seventy countries.


Decanter magazine

Sold in 92 countries, Decanter is required reading for everyone with an interest in wine – from connoisseurs to amateur enthusiasts. Decanter’s experts recommend 4,000 wines a year, so whether you’re after affordable Burgundy or the finest Australia can offer, Decanter will find it for you.

The independent consumer’s guide to fine wines


Jancis Robinson – fine writing on fine wines

Jancis Robinson OBE, Master of Wine and award-winning TV host, has written millions of words about wine, in books such as The Oxford Companion to Wine (3rd, substantially revised edition published sep 06) and The World Atlas of Wine (with Hugh Johnson), as wine correspondent of the Financial Times, and for, nowadays her principal preoccupation.


Wine Spectator online – learn more, drink better

Wine Spectator Online, launched in October 1996, is one of the most influential source of wine information on the Internet. The website features more than 168,000 wine ratings, tasting reports, news and features, editors’ blogs, videos and other original content.


Wine & Spirit magazine

The definitive guide to wine online. The home of Wine & Spirit magazine, the new name for Wine International, organisers of the International Wine Challenge. Search thousands of wines (and where to buy them), their archive and extensive encyclopaedia.


Riedel – The wine glass company

Claus Riedel, the ‘inventor of the functional wine glass’, was the first person in the long history of the glass to design its shape according to the character of the wine. A positive approach to life is linked to pleasure and enjoyment. Pleasure is given by our senses like sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Experience how their glass makers create a true ‘zest for life’ out of the versatile material of glass. Make a journey through their world of glasses and senses, with detailed information about their glass creations and unique philosophies on the ultimate enjoyment of wine.