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Umbrella's merchants are far from a shower - by Simon Woods

Published: August 2006 in Wine & Spirit MagazineType ASDW into Google , and when you've filtered out the pagesof the All Seasons Door & Window Company, you'll find yourself on the site ofthe Association of Small Direct Wine-Merchants -www.asdw.org.uk.
The ASDW is an umbrella organisation for around 20 companies who sell wine
either through mail order or the internet and in quantities that can loosely be
classed as "small" - so no, the Wine Society and Laithwaites are not members.The group recently held its first press and trade tasting with a dozen or so companies showing off their wares. Though variable, the qualitywas generally high, and four companies stood out from the crowd.
The first was Nick Dobson Wines, a specialist in wines from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Two lovely reds are Bernard Santé's Moulin-à-Vent 2005, a vibrant young red with notes of raspberries, blackcurrants and violets, and Erich Sattler's 2003 Reserve Zweigelt
with it…