A collection of our latest news, blog entries, awards and testimonials.

CruSmart Seminar

Antigua Charter Yacht Show

Want to improve your inventory management? Access information about all your wines, complete with detailed tasting notes and food pairings? or easily create pairing menus and bespoke guest wine lists?

Join Liam in Antigua on the 6th December 2023 to learn all about CruSmart, our new app that’s designed to elevate your onboard drinks service. Find out more. 

GWS x Shoreside Support

Our new partnership in the U.S.

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between Global Wine Solutions, the leading supplier of wine and spirits to the yachting industry, and Shoreside Support, the global leader in mega yacht culinary provisioning.

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Chief Steward 63m MY

“My rotational chief steward & myself were super pleased to be working with you guys and had a very positive experience and will absolutely continue to use you in the future. The wine selection we used over the season was well complimented and diverse including everything that was ordered to preference.” Chief Stewardess 63m MY.

What's a Master of Wine?

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.

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Etienne van Wyk, Lead Service 107m SY

“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.

Dec 2022

Judging the 22nd Antigua Charter Yacht Show’s Concours de Chef and Tablescaping Competition

Liam Steevenson MW, CEO/Founder

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.

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Nov 2022

An Evening with Oenologist Romain Henrion

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…

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Romain Henrion in Palma

Aug 2022


Alice Bragg, Chief Stew 40m Charter Yacht

“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.

Sept 2022

Myths vs. Fact: Tax Free Wine for Yachts

How to Arrange a Tax-free Wine Delivery

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.

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Sept 2022

Hill Robinson x Moravia Riva Tunnel Event

GWS Official Drinks Sponsor

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.

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May 2022

Rooftop Rosé Tasting

Welcoming the Mediterranean Season

Christin Rampeltin and the OCHO Suites & Kitchen team, hosted us at their newly launched rooftop space to welcome the Mediterranean season with rosé!

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Feb 2022

How to Choose the Right Wine Vintage

An Interview with Master of Wine Mark Pygott

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

Master of Wine, Mark Pygott


Jemma Henderson, Chief Stew 55m Charter Yacht

“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.

June 2022

Wine with Altitude

Liam Steevenson MW, CEO/Founder

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

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