Local Foodie Info
www.foodanddrinkleeds.co.uk - The Leeds Food and Drink Association is the best place to hear about all things delicious happening in the Leeds area, join the crusade to promote local food and drink initiatives be becoming a Grubstaker and be the first to hear about some very special events.
Local Wine Merchants
www.latitudewine.co.uk - independent wine and spirit merchant, situated right in the heart of Leeds city centre, the owner Chris is usually on hand to talk through the extensive range and offer advice. Friday afternoon around 4pm is usually 'wine o'clock' with impromptu free instore tastings the norm!
www.akeandhumphris.co.uk - independent wine and local beer specialists with branches in both Harrogate and Collingham, fantastic range of rare and unusual beers alongside wines sourced from a wide range of suppliers. Branch manager Paul is responsible for selecting the wines which they sell, so be sure to ask for the staff's personal recommendations..
www.harrogatefinewinecompany.com - independent wine merchant based in Harrogate with a range focused on the fine and the rare
www.majestic.co.uk/leeds - national wine merchant, this is the Leeds city branch; but they are to be found all over our area...
www.fieldandfawcett.co.uk - York's finest! Based just off the A64 to the east of York this deli and fine wine merchant has a great range including gems from less fasionable parts of the wine world like Germany and Alsace. Delivery service available from the website too
www.thewhiskylounge.com - info on the latest whisky tastings, reviews, blogs and much more from Eddie and the team based at their offices in York. Their infamous events, including whisky festivals, are now run nationwide! They have also launched a network of fantastic Whisky Schools based at Hotel du Vin & Malmaison
greysfinefoods.com - new Spanish specialists, based in Tockworth (nr Weatherby), offering a delivery service around the area, stockists of authentic Spanish meats, cheeses, deli items and rare and unusual wines; all specially selected and imported by proprietor Javier Da La Hormaza
www.lelanghe.co.uk - Italian deli, coffee shop and wine merchant in York: a superb range of rare Italian gems
www.martinez.co.uk - 'famously independent' wine shop in Ilkley who have been sourcing the rare and the obsecure for over 30 years, their cellar bar has a great range of wine to enjoy, much of which is available by the glass
www.conceptfinewines.com - independent online merchant based in Harrogate, but delivering all over Yorkshire
General Online Resources
www.jancisrobinson.com - one of the most highly-respected experts in the wine profession. A prolific website and independent source of news, views and opinion on wine plus a database of around 60,000 tasting notes
www.wine-pages.com - a comprehensive UK wine portal from the superb wine writer Tom Cannavan
www.thewinedoctor.com - Chris Kissack is a medic with a passion for wine, specialising in Northern France
www.decanter.com - one of the best monthly magazines in the UK, full of useful and in-depth information on wines, regions and all the latest news
www.bibendum-times.co.uk - an irreverent look at the industry from the excellent team at Bibendum, leading importers and distributers
www.erobertparker.com - Undoubtedly the most influential wine critic in the world, need we say more? Note, many parts of this site are for subscribers only
http://www.wineanorak.com - Jamie Goode is one of the most established bloggers around, he specialises in the science of wine
http://hungarianwinetours.co.uk- Denise and Geoff Lawn are Yorkshire Wine School students who have attended both the 8 week World of Wine Course and WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. Now they run their own Wine Tours Company offering trips around the Lake Balaton vinyard areas of Hungary. You can read an interview with Denise here about her experiences.