The prestigious title of Masters of Wine (MW) signifies an exceptional level of wine expertise and knowledge. Highly respected in the wine industry and considered a hallmark of excellence. There are only 412 Masters of Wine, living in 31 different countries worldwide… and we have 2 on our team.
“GWS is truly in a league of their own. Trust me when I say – you want them on your team. It’s honestly only been a pleasure and honour to work with such an incredibly talented; professional and passionate group of people. Rockstars! Without a doubt, they’re my go-to for future endeavours. I thank and salute you!” Etienne van Wyk, Lead Service 107m SY.
Having a long-standing personal and professional connection with Antigua, meant that I was delighted when Chef Elizabeth Lee asked me to join the esteemed panel of judges at the Antigua Yacht Show Chef Competition.
Last month, we co-hosted an exclusive wine tasting with Hill Robinson Crew in the Astilleros de Mallorca shipyard. Our Oenologist, Romain Henrion, guided the team through an exciting selection of premium wines from around the world. After the wine flight, all attendees were invited to participate in a blind tasting competition…
“I used Global Wine Solutions this summer season in the Balearics, Sardinia and France. Our guests have enjoyed all of the wine suggestions and I have been hugely impressed by the teams speed and great communication – even when the boats’ change of plans have made the task harder” Alice Bragg, Chief Stew 40m Charter Yacht.
It is vital that you know that avoiding the payment of VAT is considered a form of tax evasion. This can result in a situation where your boat is arrested, or a company is hit with very large penalties. In this blog, we will look at how to correctly go about requesting and receiving a VAT free order.
An event fit for James Bond. Enormous chandeliers lined the long ceiling of the Riva Tunnel, a hidden landmark that lies beneath the Prince’s Palace in the cliffside of Monte Carlo. The red carpet welcomed guests, flowing past an impressive line-up of classic cars like the iconic Ferrari Testarossa 512 into an exhibition of legendary Riva racing boats.
Christin Rampeltin and the OCHO Suites & Kitchen team, hosted us at their newly launched rooftop space to welcome the Mediterranean season with rosé!
Our Master of Wine, Mark Pygott, discusses why vintages are so important, how to use a vintage chart and how to store fine wine correctly onboard a yacht. Read more
“Liam assisted our interior service team with expanding our knowledge on the wines we have on board. His help was integral to beginning our charter season and ensured the whole team were confident with our wine selection. Following this, GWS curated a splendid wine list for our guests. Overall, Liam was great company and wowed us with his expansive wine knowledge!” Jemma Henderson, Chief Stew 55m Charter Yacht.
Wine has fascinated me for almost all my life. The son of a wine merchant, I grew up with winemakers sitting round our kitchen table; foreign voices contemplating tastes and aromas. Holidays were not to the beach or the mountains, but instead were spent in vineyards and cellars, tasting rooms and restaurants. Read more