General - from one of the most well-respected experts in the wine profession - a prolific website with free access & members pages. Completely independent source of news, views and opinion on wine with a bit of food and travel thrown in, plus a database of over 60,000 tasting notes.

Tom Cannavan Wine Pages - One of the most comprehensive UK wine websites around. - Visually appealing online resource for wine info A treasure trove of wine knowledge and information from one of the world's best known wine critics. Jamie Goode's personable and entertaiing take on all things wine related Useful country wine reports and great photography form Tim Atkin MW

Majestic - wine warehouse with branches in Brighton and Lewes

The Wine Society - we think one of the best mail-order wine retailers in the UK. Fantastic range, quality, and price. Life membership £40 - bargain!

Brighton & nearby Wine Merchants

Ten Green Bottles - good quality wine merchant and wine bar in central Brighton

Butlers Wine Cellar - family run wine specialist established in 1979 with a shop in Queens Park and the Kemp Town area of Brighton

Amathus Wines - a small but well stocked wine shop in the South Lanes area of Brighton

Quaff Wines - a popular independent wine merchant with two shops - Fiveways in Brighton and Portland Road with a coffee shop in Hove.

Elwood Wines - a private client and online wine business based in Brighton

Seven Cellars - new wine merchant and tap room at Seven Dials in Brighton

Bottle and Jug - very good shop in Worthing featuring good wines, gins and beers

Symposium - indie wine bar and wine emporium in Lewes

South Downs Cellars - wine merchnat with two shops in Hurstpierpoint and Lindfield

Hennings - Longstanding Sussex based wine specialists with shops in Pulborough, Goring by Sea and Chichester

Places to eat in Brighton

Plateau - a great selection of natural wines, sharing platters and French food in the South Lanes

Fourth & Church - top notch wine bar with food in Hove

Grow40 - really good eaterie with locally sourced food and a good wine list in Brighton

Cin Cin - award winning Italian food and a great Italian focused wine list.. Hove and Brighton branches. 

Wild Flor - well reviewed, neighbourhood restaurant in Hove with classic cooking and a near perfect wine list

Hotel du Vin Brighton - great bistro team and sommelier + award winning bar. Our venue in Brighton.

Sussex Wine Estates

Ridgeview - family run, award winning wine estate near Burgess Hill. Tastings and tours.

Bolney Wine Estate - near Haywards Heath

Bluebell Vineyard Estates - award winning English wines between South Downs and Ashdown Forest north of Lewes

Rathfinny Wine Estate - large wine estate near Alfriston in the South Downs with tours and tastings and events. First sparkling wines released in April 2018

Albourne Estate - boutique English wines and sparkling wines. Near Hassocks.

Court Garden - award winning English sparkling wines. Near Ditchling.

Wiston Estate Winery - multiple award winner inc Decanter Gold, Best English Blanc de Blancs. Near Pulborough.

Hidden Spring Vineyard - new 23 acre vineyard and winery near Horam. Opened by Olly Smith in 2018. 

Davenport Vineyards - Organic vineyard with a unique range of award winning white, sparkling, pet nat and red wines.

Oxney Organic Estate - The UK's largest organic vineyard at 35 acres. Award winning sparkling wines + deliicious rose and Pet Nat.

Wine Tours

Great British Wine Tours - tours and tastings at vineyards, breweries and cheesemakers from Brighton and back by minibus.

Vine and Country Tours - Boutique award winning English Wine and Food Tours of Kent & Sussex.

English Wine Tasting and Tours - wine tasting days out in Kent and Sussex.

Fizz on foot - walking and wine tasting tours in the Sussex.


Wine Magazines 

Decanter is one of the best monthly magazines in the UK, full of useful and indepth information on wines, regions, with all the latest news. This link takes you through to their web site.

Drinks Business - informative European trade publication (online and print) with rolling news and jobs. I am a judge at some of their Global Masters series awards.












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