Wine & Spirit

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Wine & Spirit
Editor David Williams[1]
Categories Wine magazines
Frequency Monthly
Publisher William Reed Business Media Ltd
First issue February 2006
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Wine & Spirit is a British monthly magazine on wine, spirits, beers and cocktails, directed at both consumers and the drinks industry. The magazine also organises the annual "International Wine Challenge" and "International Spirits Challenge", and publishes the annual results book, the World's Best Wines Guide.

Wine & Spirit is viewed as a competitor of Decanter, described by Jancis Robinson as "Britain's second consumer wine magazine", though livelier.[2]


The magazine was a consumer-only oriented magazine founded as What Wine? in 1983 by Robert Joseph and Charles Metcalfe and published by Wilmington plc.[1] It was later renamed Wine Magazine, then Wine International, before it was sold with its sister trade-only publication Wine & Spirit (a 150-year-old trade publication where Jancis Robinson began her wine writing career as editor immediately after university) to William Reed Publishing in December 2005.[3] The two magazines were combined into one, Wine & Spirit International, in February 2006.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b William Reed Business Media Ltd. "Wine & Spirit". 
  2. ^ Robinson, Jancis, "publications and websites". 
  3. ^ a b Robinson, Jancis, (December 9, 2005). "A new wine magazine for Britain, and one less in German". 
  4. ^ Harpers (September 16, 2005). "Wine Int, Wine & Spirit Int and DI all move to William Reed". 

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