2013-14 International Wine Challenge awards for CWM: Large Independent Merchant of the Year UK; Regional Merchant of the Year: Eastern England; Fortified Specialist Merchant of the Year UK.
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IWC Merchant of the Year 2012

Cambridge Wine Merchants

International Wine Challenge, Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 : WINNERS!

also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK

previous events heldForthcoming Events

Tickets for our events are transferable but non-refundable.

However we do run a waiting list for sold-out tastings (and they nearly always sell out) - if you need to cancel we'll try our best to sell your place on to the waiting list.

6.30 pm

Wine Gums - 18th November - Cherry Hinton Branch


8.30 pm

CWM & Cambridge Jazz Festival's Present Malik & The O.Gs LIVE at The University Centre




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Part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival's

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Weekend:

Sat Nov 18th 9-11pm  - Malik & The O.Gs




Sat 18th Nov. 8:30 - 11pm (with interval)

Malik & The O.G’s (Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron)


Malik Al Nasir - Poet & Producer

Afrika Green - Drummer

Tiago Coimbra - Bass

Ebo Shakur - Flute / Percussion

Phil Marshall - Sax


Fronted by Malik Al Nasir, the protege of Gil Scott-Heron, Malik & the OG’s perform an innovative set, utilising an eclectic blend of musical and vocal elements, with a politically charged poetic polemic that we haven’t seen in the UK since Billy Bragg, Linton Kwesi Johnson and John Cooper Clarke.


Malik’s work is reminiscent of his mentors and lifelong friends, the late great Gil Scott Heron, & Last Poet – Jalal Nuriddin – a.k.a “Lightnin’ Rod’ who schooled Malik ever since meeting them both in Liverpool back in 1980’s.


Malik spent years touring with Gil and also had the great privilege to write a song for him before he died. Gil recorded the song called ‘Black & Blue’ which features on Malik & the O.G’s newly released double album, entitled “Rhythms of the Diaspora Vol's 1 & 2.” 


Malik’s repertoire with his band “The O.G’s” features a tribute to Richie Havens, the black folk music legend, who opened Woodstock in 1969 with the song “Freedom – Motherless Child” which has been covered by Paul Robeson, Eric Clapton and more recently John Legend, but ‘Malik & the OG’s’ take on it has a twist, blending spoken word verses (à la Gil Scott Heron).


Malik described his work, as “A quiet revolution” saying, “Poetry and music can be a force for good and revolution is nothing but change that should bring benefits. So when you combine revolution and poetry and set it to music, you can make people think how to make a change that is beneficial.”