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  • In the news: June

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

        Spice, smoke and a splash of Aussie power. Prepare to be... Dazzled by Shiraz // Daily Mail Aussie Shiraz was one of the first reds I fell in love with when I started working in wine. I adored its boldness, hearty flavour and easily...

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  • Spotlight on: Alfred Gratien

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      154 years ago in Champagne… A few miles from Epernay’s bustling town centre, deep in the heart of a Champagne vineyard, lie the Alfred Gratien cellars. It was here, on Rue Maurice Cerveaux, that Alfred Gratien set up his busines...

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  • Nature's way with River Cottage

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      A bastion for seasonal, ethically produced food, River Cottage has been helping to educate Brits on their uncompromising food ethos since the turn of the century. Under the helm of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, multi-award-winning writer and broa...

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  • World Gin Day

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      There’s a day for everything now – Blueberry Day, Welsh Rarebit Day the list goes on – but if ever something needed celebrating it is gin. World Gin Day conveniently falls on the weekend, with Saturday 9th June providing the im...

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  • In the kitchen

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      As we continue to celebrate the seasons, and eating with nature’s flux, we’re shining the spotlight on three hero ingredients we cherish during the long, languid Summer months.   Courgette Nothing signals the start of s...

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  • From insects to ferments

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

        Food trends are fleeting, and in amongst all the forecasts, it can be tough knowing just what’s going to stick. We’re not big believers in putting all our eggs in one basket and predicting what the next big hit is going to ...

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  • In the news: May

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

        Enotria&Coe's winning stable of wines  Award season is officially here, and we're pretty chuffed our producers have snagged an impressive collection of trophies accross the different competitions. Follow the links b...

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  • 2018 Vintage Report

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      Do you ever think about the journey a bottle of wine has made before it ends up in your hands? Here at Enotria&Coe we certainly do. From the moment vines are planted to the time a bottle of wine is stocked on the shelf at your local store...

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  • Who is Paul Ainsworth?

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    He’s an alumnus of Britain’s culinary glitterati – think Gordon Ramsay, Gary Rhodes and Marcus Wareing – and has just been named GQ’s 2018 Chef of the Year, but the longer we chat to Paul Ainsworth, we learn that none of...

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  • The pink of it

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    Summer is calling, and as the weather warms, there’s no better time to turn to a brilliant bottle of blush. The trend for drinking pink has exploded over the last few years and, as rosé expertly fills the void between red and white, it has ...

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  • Matthew Jukes Top 100 Australian Wines

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      We are thrilled to announce that eight wines from our eclectic Australian portfolio have been included in Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines Report 2018/19. The report was launched was launched at Australia House last night wher...

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  • Wine Merchant Top 100

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      It’s been a busy few days with awards streaming in for our wine producers, and the latest ones to add to the collection are from The Wine Merchant Top 100. The competition, run by The Wine Merchant magazine – the only trade public...

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  • Summer Parcel Wines

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    It’s hot, you’re sweaty and we have what you need – a glass of rosé or, dare we say it a, chilled red.   FRAM Cinsault From deep sandy soils tucked away in the mountains, three hours north of Cape Town, revolu...

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  • Terroir Sonoro at London Wine Fair

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      What: The Itata and Biobío Valleys - The cradle of Chilean wine - Walk-up Tasting When: Wednesday 23rd May, 12.30pm Where: Main Hall, London Wine Fair In town for the week, Juan Ledesma of Terroir Sonoro will join Alistair Cooper MW ...

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  • International Wine Challenge Winners

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    The 2018 International Wine Challenge (IWC) results have been announced and this year our producers have hauled in 35 awards.  This includes a Gold Medal for Man O' War, 16 Silver Medals and 13 Bronze Medals, with a health balance between Ne...

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  • Sommelier Wine Awards Revealed

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    The 2018 Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) results have been announced and we're delighted to reveal a staggering 136 wines from our portfolio have received an award.  This includes 13 Gold Medals, 39 Silver Medals and one special t...

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  • Getting to know Vins Petxina

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      Organic, garage, Mediterranean wines, this is Vins Petxina all summed up. We sat down with Oleguer Brunet to find out more about his raw but real wines.   Could you share with us the story of the winery? How did the estate come to be? ...

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  • On the up with Chivite

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      Navarra, Spain Navarra’s winemaking history is long and checkered, stretching all the way back to the Roman conquest of Spain. While it’s been in the game for years now, the region has yet to define a lasting identity, and continu...

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  • In the news: April

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    Discovering Nero d’Avola with Planeta // The Buyer “Planeta   only recently planted its first vineyard (in 1985) and has been steadily growing ever since – one foot in traditions that date back to Roman times and the ...

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  • Sauvignon Blanc Day

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      It’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day, so to celebrate, we’ve picked out the top expressions of this unique, exuberant and intense green-skinned grape in our portfolio. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most widely planted wine grape...

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  • By the glass

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      It’s the age-old question: how do you remain relevant and engage with consumers, all the while turning over enough to keep the wheels turning? If we can be certain of one thing, it’s that change is the only constant. Trends will c...

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  • Malbec moment

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      There’s no question about it, Malbec is enjoying its time in the sun. But what is it exactly that makes this grape so loved? Utter the word Malbec, and Argentina immediately comes to mind. And rightly so, too. It’s the South Ameri...

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  • French Renaissance

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      The French Renaissance – a cultural, political, scientific and intellectual explosion which kicked off in the 15th century – had seismic effects on the world as we know it today. Just as France experienced a cultural rebirth all thos...

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  • 2018 Market Trends

    Written by Ben Gibbins on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      Veganuary, ‘Faux Food’, Mindfulness, Gut-Friendly, Premiumisation, Mocktails, ‘Craft' and more... So many buzz words are floated around the drinks industry on a daily basis, so we thought it would be a good idea to take ...

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  • Spring Parcel Wines

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      Experimental, exclusive and exhilarating – this is our Parcel Project all wrapped up. From South Africa to Spain and everywhere in between, our buying team has been tasting their way around the world, sniffing out some of the most exciting...

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  • Exploring Nero d'Avola

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      Planeta’s vision has played a key role in revolutionising the perception and quality of Sicilian wines. Founded on an unrivalled knowledge of the land, and forged by many years as grape growers, the island estate has captured the interest,...

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  • Women in Wine

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      To celebrate International Women’s Day – 8th March – we’re sharing the stories of some of the most inspiring women in our portfolio. These fierce women are trailblazers in an industry which, for so many years, has been do...

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  • In the news

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    The March edition of Decanter has landed, and with it, a host of splendid Spanish wines from the E&C portfolio. From Sarah Jane Evans MW to Steven Spurrier, read on for a selection of the experts' reviews.  Txakoli – Sarah Jan...

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  • Cotswolds Distillery

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    The Cotswolds is a region of England famed for its idyllic pastoral scenes, beautiful villages and agricultural heritage. Fields of barley and wheat, rambling orchards and herds of sheep as far as the eye can see – all supporting traditional industr...

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  • Spring Shoots

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    This year we’re celebrating the seasons and all the wonderful ways in which they bring the worlds of food, wine and spirits to life. Year-round availability of everything from Sicilian blood oranges to San Marzano tomatoes is pretty much a given ...

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  • Producer Profile: Abadía Retuerta

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    Abadía Retuerta is a small, premium and artisanal winery comprised of individual vineyards in the historic area of Sardón de Duero in the heart of Ribera del Duero. Witihin this region, 54 plots have been identified, each with very...

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  • Mar de Frades moves to Enotria&Coe

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    Mar de Frades, the Albariño-specialising Rias Baixas sister to Rioja’s Ramón Bilbao, has appointed Enotria&Coe as its UK distributor with immediate effect.   Mar de Frades has been part of Spain’s family-owned Zamo...

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  • Gin: spirit in the spotlight

    Written by Ben Gibbins on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

    Gin, gin, everywhere…   The great juniper spirit is impossible to miss in 2018 filling pubs, bars, delicatessens, online retailers, supermarket shelves and even bookshelves of its aficionados the world over. New brands appear every week,...

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  • Enotria&Coe Showcase

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      For one day only, Enotria&Coe is taking over Saatchi Gallery for their Annual Tasting. Customers will be treated to an extensive selection of premium wines, spirits and Champagnes under one roof and an opportunity to revisit, reinvigorate an...

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  • New liqueur from Audemus Spirits

    Written by Emma Waterman on 16/01/2018 12:35:00

      Over the last few years we’ve our love affair has grown with Pink Pepper, the aromatically bold and complex flagship gin from Audemus Spirits, and now delighted to welcome their exclusive new release into our portfolio.   Covert...

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  • A Perfect Match

    Written by Emma Waterman on 03/05/2017 10:45:00

    Here at Enotria&Coe, we love our wine just as much as we do our food. But what we love the most, is when the two harmoniously combine. Whether you’re entertaining friends at home, or crafting a dining experience at a Michelin Star restaurant, we thi...

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  • On the up with Chivite

    Written by Emma Waterman on 03/05/2017 10:45:00

    Navarra's winemaking history is long and checkered, stretching all the way back to the Roman conquest of Spain. While it's been in the game for years now, the region has yet to define a lasting identity, and continues to seek a path to success. Perhap...

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  • Matthew Jukes' 100 Best Australian Wines

    Written by Emma Waterman on 03/05/2017 10:45:00

    We are thrilled to announce that 10 wines from our burgeoning Australian portfolio have been included in Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines Report 2017/18. The report was launched at Australia House yesterday, where more than 300 hand-picked membe...

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  • Costa & Pampa joins the Enotria & Coe portfolio

    Written by Emma Waterman on 20/06/2017 13:28:00

    Argentina boasts a rich cultural legacy in relation to wine, with more than 400 years of history, built on a tradition that fuses together New World and Old World wine regions. Over the last five years, Argentina has been taking the UK wine market by storm. A...

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  • Everything Organic With Urlar

    Written by Emma Waterman on 25/07/2017 16:09:00

    In the first instalment in our series uncovering the green winemaking scene in New Zealand, we chat to Angus Thomson, owner of Urlar Estate, a family-owned winery producing outstanding single-vineyard wines following organic and biodynamic principles. Meani...

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  • New Zealand's Green Team: Carrick

    Written by Emma Waterman on 07/08/2017 14:26:00

    Sustainability is serious business for Carrick, located in Central Otago, New Zealand. Nearly 10 years ago, they completed the process of becoming certified organic across their entire vineyard and winery. However, the tendrils of their green philosophy exten...

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  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano & Poliziano

    Written by Leonardo Bassano on 08/08/2017 15:00:00

    Montepulciano's history has always been linked to the fame of its wine. Legend says that the town was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsenna and the people of Chiusi, who changed its name from Mons Mercurius to Mons Politicus. In 1868, many bronze ite...

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  • The Story of Chianti

    Written by Emma Waterman on 09/08/2017 09:36:00

    First Things First Throughout the Middle Ages, Florence was the most powerful of the city-states, and the epicentre of commercial winemaking. In the 14th century, the Florentine Republic identified the hills between Florence and Siena as Chianti. Chianti w...

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  • Behind the Scenes with Cecchi

    Written by Leonardo Bassano on 11/08/2017 10:20:00

    The story of the Cecchi family began in 1893, with Luigi Cecchi and his formidable tasting talent. Fast forward to the 1930s, and Cecchi wines were being exported outside Italy. In the 70s, the family moved to Castellina, the historical Chianti Classico produ...

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  • Australian Wines Come Up Trumps

    Written by Emma Waterman on 11/08/2017 11:26:00

    The godfather of Australian wine-writing and judging, James Halliday, has announced his scores for the 2018 edition ofThe Australian Wine Companion, and we're delighted there's such a strong showing of producers from the Enotria&Coe stable. The...

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  • African Dreaming

    Written by Kathrine Larsen, MS on 11/08/2017 11:33:00

    In a bid to shake off the doldrums this gloomy British summer has brought on, Kathrine Larsen MS reflects on her trip to South Africa earlier this year- when blue sky abounded- and shares eight lesser-known facts about this New World wine country and our prod...

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  • Top Tips to Boost Your Sales this Christmas

    Written by Emma Waterman on 24/11/2017 11:31:00

    With the festive season fast approaching, now's the time to start thinking about ways you can capitalise on the bustling trading period and boost your sales. Follow these eight tips to ensure you've got all your bases covered.   Premiumisat...

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  • McWilliam's Wines Group Joins the Enotria&Coe Stable

    Written by Emma Waterman on 13/12/2017 14:06:00

    Enotria&Coe has galvanised their stable of exceptional Australian producers today, with the announcement that McWilliam's Wine Group (MWG) will be joining the portfolio. The partnership will see Enotria&Coe representing both the company's flag...

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  • The Henschke Heart

    Written by Emma Waterman on 13/12/2017 14:22:00

    When it comes to Australian wine, you don't get much more history and prestige than Henschke. With some of the country's oldest vines, the Henschke family has been making wine for more than 150 years. Over the passing years, each generation has left t...

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