Wine critics launch consumer website

A group of wine critics have launched a website that aims to “debunk myths about wine and wine-tasting” for consumers. launches today (September 16).

The critics are Tim Atkin of The Observer, Olly Smith, who works for BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, Antony Rose of The Independent, Joanna Simon from The Sunday Times, and Tom Cannavam of

The site aims to showcase the best selection of the world’s wines, which are shown by retailers in tastings restricted to the press and wine trade. The critic say: “Given the limited coverage wine receives in the media, The Wine Gang were frustrated because so much valuable information on fascinating wines never reached the consumer.”

The website will prove a monthly report with over 200 “no nonsense” tasting notes, with every wine ranked on a 100-point scale. It will include information from supermarkets and independent wine merchants and also online specialists. will have an annual membership at £19.99, and it will also offer a six-month membership at £11.99 and a three-month membership at £6.99. A free trial membership is available until October 31, offering full and unrestricted access.

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