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  • Introducing Sergio de Luca, Wine Buyer

    Written by Sergio de Luca on 12/07/2022 08:33:00

    Hi Sergio, you are one of the longest serving Enotrians, having been with the business for over 37 years. Congratulations! Can you tell us about your first impressions of Enotria, and your interview? It is so long ago that I received a phone call from R...

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  • Remo Nardone

    Written by Enotria&Coe on 11/07/2022 22:36:00

    Enotria Wines was founded in 1972 by Remo Nardone. Under Remo’s leadership, Enotria became an established & respected wine specialist, building up the reputation we still pride ourselves on today. After 33 years at the helm, Remo sold the business in 20...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 8, Anselmi (Italy)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 11/07/2022 11:38:00

    Business Development Manager, Gergely Szabo, reports back from our recent trip to visit legendary producer Anselmi, in the Veneto region of Italy. Watching a chopper taking off is a pretty impressive welcome on a winery visit. That was the sight that greet...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 7, Scala Dei (Spain)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 18/05/2022 14:38:00

    Scala Dei is Priorat’s great historical winery, and now known as the birthplace of Priorat. Winemaking of some form has been practised in a number of incarnations of cellars on this estate for 800 years. Originally a monastery of the Carthusian order,...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 6, Gramona (Spain)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 18/05/2022 13:38:00

    Another relative newcomer to the E&C portfolio, whom Covid has prevented us from visiting. Until now! Gramona celebrated its centenary in 2021, marking an impressive 100 years of leading the pack in terms of premium sparkling Spanish wine production. O...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 5, De Martino (Chile)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 18/05/2022 12:38:00

    We welcomed De Martino into the E&C portfolio in 2021, which was a significant landmark. It is no exaggeration to say that winemaker Marcelo Retamal more or less single-handedly redefined Chilean winemaking. Under his guidance, De Martino became the f...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 2, Thelema (South Africa)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 24/03/2022 12:38:00

    In 1983, accountant Gyles Webb abandoned his career as an accountant to buy the Thelema estate in Stellenbosch. The original title deed for the estate, dating back to 1897, shows the name Thelema which is an homage to the Renaissance novel by François ...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 3, Cotswolds Distillery (England)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 24/03/2022 12:38:00

    Dan Szor made the ultimate “hedge funds to hedgerows” transition in 2014. A born-and-bred New Yorker who had spent 30 years as a currency trader in New York, Paris and London, Dan stumbled across an abandoned plot of land close to his Cotswolds ho...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 4, Susana Balbo (Argentina)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 24/03/2022 12:38:00

    Susana Balbo is one of the newest additions to the E&C portfolio, having joined the ranks with a very special launch in February 2022 at the discreet Argentinian hotspot, Sucre Restaurant in London’s Carnaby Street. As Malbec and Argentina’...

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  • Introducing Emma Robinson, Wine Buyer

    Written by Emma Robinson on 10/03/2022 12:38:00

    In March, we speak to Emma Robinson, who recently joined Enotria's Wine Buying team. Hi Emma, welcome to Enotria&Coe’s Buying team! How are you settling into your new role? I’ve recently had 6 months off for maternity leave so it&rsq...

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  • Introducing Emily Collins, Spirits Buyer

    Written by Emily Collins on 09/02/2022 12:38:00

    In February, we speak to Emily Collins, who recently jumped into the Spirits Buying team. Hi Emily, welcome to Enotria&Coe’s Spirits Buying team! How have you found your first few months? It’s been great, thanks. It’s always intere...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 1, Ken Forrester (South Africa)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 09/02/2022 12:38:00

    To celebrate Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary, in 2022 we will be celebrating Focus 50 producers. Getting a team of Enotrians out to South Africa in a dreary, grey January was just the ticket to combat the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and we ...

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  • Introducing Phil Pothecary, Buying Director

    Written by Phil Pothecary on 25/01/2022 19:08:00

    Our new Buying Director, Phil, joined us in November 2021. We find out how he's settling in and get his thoughts on 2022, Enotria's 50th year. Hi Phil, welcome to Enotria&Coe! You joined in November 2021; how have you settled in? It’s ...

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  • Alma Carraovejas trip

    Written by E&C on 08/11/2021 13:28:00

      From the moment we arrived in stunning Segovia to the moment we left for the airport the following day, David and Paulo were exceptional hosts on our culinary and vinous tour of all things Carraovejas.   First stop was the legendary J...

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  • October E&C customer update

    Written by E&C on 01/10/2021 13:28:00

    Dear valued E&C customer,  Thank you again for your continued support during a challenging and often frustrating time. We know from our Account Managers how much pressure you have been under operationally. As in previous months, we hope t...

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  • September E&C customer update

    Written by E&C on 01/09/2021 13:28:00

    Dear E&C customer, As promised, we wanted to continue sharing insight with you about some of the challenges faced by the drinks industry at this time, and also the actions E&C has taken to find solutions. We hope this will improve lines of commun...

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  • July E&C customer update

    Written by E&C on 07/07/2021 13:28:00

    Dear E&C customer,   In an effort to improve lines of communication with you, our valued customer, we wanted to give you some insight into the challenges faced by the drinks industry at this time, and what actions E&C has taken to find sol...

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  • A year of change bubbles over.

    Written by Ana Pouymayou on 11/12/2020 13:28:00

    With little in the way of growth for Champagne during 2020, our buying team have backed a year of change over the Christmas and New Year season with a series of new sparkling wines added to our portfolio, geared away from the Grandes Marques. ...

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  • Puiattino Pino Grigio now available in Tesco!

    Written by Ana Pouymayou on 18/11/2020 13:28:00

    For those of you without your nose pressed to data reports streaming off the printer… Since January 2020, Nielsen figures demonstrate that whilst having to drink at home, consumers are happy to spend more on a bottle of wine with the largest gr...

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  • La Spinetta returns to Enotria & Coe

    Written by Ana Pouymayou on 18/11/2020 13:28:00

    We’re pleased to announce that the pioneering Italian wine producer, La Spinetta, is once more one of our agency brands. Widely recognised as a top Italian producer, La Spinetta’s pioneering approach has seen them evelove into one of th...

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  • De Martino joins the Enotria family

    Written by Ana Pouymayou on 18/11/2020 13:28:00

    We’re thrilled to say that one of Chile’s most acclaimed producers, De Martino, is now part of E&C’s South American offerings, having joined our stable of top-flight agency brands. As the first winery to export Carmenere to th...

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  • Spirits Kiosk reaches 1200 listings

    Written by Ana Pouymayou on 18/11/2020 13:28:00

    One month after going live, our direct to consumer specialist retail site Spirits Kiosk has announced its 1200th listing and the end of its ‘Soft Launch’ phase. Spirits Kiosk (formerly Gin Kiosk) is the first of Gin Foundry’s three platf...

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  • Rum continues to Rise!

    Written by Ana Pouymayou on 18/11/2020 13:28:00

    Despite the noticeable trend of spirits menus and cocktail lists getting smaller of late, some spirits are not just experiencing a buoyant few months, but a year-on-year surge as the Covid roulette changes both buying habits as well as uprooting establish...

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  • Enotria & Cognac

    Written by Eleanor Field on 06/02/2020 12:00:00

    Unjustly associated with cigars and overly stuffed armchairs, Cognac is swiftly gaining a new reputation for itself.  One of the producers at the heart of this burgeoning Cognac renaissance is Frapin, a family run Cognac house based in the heart of the G...

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  • Ferrari Wins Big

    Written by Emma-Jane Bailey on 05/11/2019 10:54:00

    At The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships. On Monday 4th November in London, Ferrari was crowned “Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2019” at The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, the most important international...

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  • Tasting the Atlantic

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 14/08/2019 10:54:00

    Because we are not like others, we yearn for something different, something unique, that can define what you are. Someone special, who knows what they want and fears nothing. A way of understanding and living life, different to others. Mar de Frades. Made of ...

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  • The innovation that is...

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 14/08/2019 10:54:00

    Hayman's Small Gin. With consumers choosing in ever-increasing numbers to reduce – or eliminate entirely – their alcohol intake, the industry is under pressure to rethink the alcohol offer and continue to evolve and their product ranges. ...

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  • Getting Crafty

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 07/08/2019 10:54:00

    Not all beers are born equal. Not all beers are boring, mass produced and flavourless. This year, Enotria&Coe have made their first venture into the exciting and challenging world of craft beer – and, while it may have been a small step for us, it h...

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  • Rum is the Word

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 25/07/2019 10:54:00

    Rum has one of the most fascinating, fraught and colourful histories of any spirit. A staple of drinks lists for decades, its popularity spans the globe, with a vast number of countries and regions crafting their own varieties – but that wasn’t al...

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  • Thinking Pink With Gassier

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 16/07/2019 16:20:00

      It's been a long time since rosé wines were viewed as the sub-standard shelf fillers of the wine world. Today's market boasts an increasing number of quality offerings, the majority of which couldn't be further from the sacch...

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  • The E&C Mezcal Manual

    Written by Gabriela Rosillo on 16/07/2019 09:57:00

    As official partners of London Mezcal Week, everyone at Enotria&Coe has been getting into the agave spirit- and none more so than our resident Head of Design and mezcal fanatic, Gabriela Rosillo. Read below to discover her passion for all things agave, as...

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  • Spirit of the Month: Dangerous Don Mezcal

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 15/07/2019 16:41:00

    'Dangerous Don welcomes you to a place where the nights are king, laughter is loud and the mezcaleros are legends...' In celebration of this month's London Mezcal Week, we're embracing the Mexican spirits revolution and delving into the...

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  • Making Waves with Mezcal

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 12/07/2019 10:29:00

      ‘Para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien, también.’                     ‘For everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good the same.'   Craft distillation...

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  • Imbibe Live 2019

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 08/07/2019 16:34:00

    And that’s a wrap on another hugely successful Imbibe Live! This year saw the tenth anniversary of Europe’s largest on-trade drinks show, with over 300 exhibitors flocking to Kensington Olympia to showcase the innovative, the inventive and th...

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  • Riesling 101

    Written by Megan Burrows on 26/06/2019 14:57:00

    It’s a drink that leaves many confused, firstly because of its name (it’s pronounced REE-sling, just to let you know) secondly, it’s got a lingering - and undeserved - reputation as an overly-sweet wine. Once you get the hang of Rie...

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  • Drinking Outside the Box: Chilled Reds

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 20/06/2019 12:55:00

      When thinking about summer drinks, a wealth of white and rosé may spring to mind, but it’s an undeniable fact that chilled reds have exploded onto the scene in recent months, opening eyes and palates alike. The notion of a cold red may ...

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  • The Holistic Heroes, Domaine Cazes

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 17/06/2019 17:39:00

      “Domaine Cazes did not get into organic growing due to an ecological vocation, or for marketing reasons. It simply used its farmer’s wisdom to work with nature in a terroir that we want to see live, express and sustain itself". ...

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  • In the news: June

    Written by Megan Burrows on 10/06/2019 15:06:00

    A lot has been happening since we last shared our latest headlines. From the shake-up at London Wine Fair, to recognition from some big names in business, we have it all covered in your round-up below.   "The very limited edition Hattingley Va...

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  • Producer Spotlight: Meet Penny from Planeta

    Written by Megan Burrows on 13/05/2019 16:05:00

    Last month, we were lucky enough to catch up with Penny, from Planeta, while she was in the U.K. We have spoken at length many times about the spread of amazing vineyards in Sicily that allow Planeta to produce their stunning wines. So, we wanted to quiz Penn...

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  • Enotria&Coe at London Wine Fair 2019

    Written by Megan Burrows on 29/04/2019 16:57:00

    This year, E&C are returning to the London Wine Fair with an entirely new concept. We will be bringing our portfolio to life in an exciting way, through exclusive tasting masterclasses. You can register for the event, and view more information here.&...

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  • In the news: April

    Written by Megan Burrows on 25/04/2019 11:25:00

    Find out how we, and our producers, have been grabbing the press’ attention this month. Our headline stories cover tastings from South Africa, Spain and Italy, an experts' take on our newly expanded French portfolio, and a look at some of the best A...

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  • Fine, sustainable wine

    Written by Megan Burrows on 15/04/2019 14:10:00

    The activity of the month may have been searching for decorated eggs, but we have hunted down a different kind of treat that we can’t wait to share with you. Our experts have dug deep and unearthed some fine wines that, as well as being decadently delic...

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  • Spotlight on: Small Beer Co.

    Written by Megan Burrows on 15/04/2019 11:02:00

    Although a growing trend in this modern age with the health-conscious and tee-totallers, small beer has its origins in the working class of the 17th century, including children! Before the 19th century, poor sanitation meant that drinking water had the pot...

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  • Best Dressed Cocktails

    Written by Megan Burrows on 09/04/2019 14:33:00

    Bring a touch of race season glamour to your cocktail serves, with our selection of recipes curated just for the occasion. Our specially picked spirits and classic flavour combinations will already make the pour a winner, but it is our unusual garnish choices...

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  • British Summer Time has nearly begun!

    Written by Megan Burrows on 20/03/2019 11:25:00

    As the flowers bloom and the sun shines, an ice cold, refreshing cocktail is the thing of dreams. The simple, 3-step cocktails from Australian Vermouth brand Regal Rogue, champion the distinct flavours of this exciting spirit and provides the perfect...

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  • Our Craft Beer and Cider Collection

    Written by Megan Burrows on 20/03/2019 10:30:00

    It is hard to escape the fact that craft beers and ciders are making lots of noise lately in UK, this category has risen by more than 10% for the third year in a row, as opposed to the traditional "lager" category which is seeing a decline. In co...

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  • Spotlight on: Peregrine Wines

    Written by Megan Burrows on 15/03/2019 14:33:00

    Although gearing up for the start of harvest the following week, Blair Machlachlan of Peregrine wines paid us a visit at Enotria&Coe to talk all things vinous, and a little extra. We give you the lowdown on this jewel of Central Otago and quiz Blair on vi...

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  • Spotlight on E&C Women: Elisa Pierato

    Written by Megan Burrows on 08/03/2019 10:24:00

    Today is International Women’s Day, and after showcasing some inspirational women amongst the vineyards and cellars of our producers, we wanted to turn the spotlight onto some brilliant women from our own E&C family.    Elisa Pierato...

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  • Spotlight on E&C Women: Rebecca Gergely

    Written by Megan Burrows on 08/03/2019 10:22:00

    Today is International Women’s Day, and after showcasing some inspirational women amongst the vineyards and cellars of our producers, we wanted to turn the spotlight onto some brilliant women from our own E&C family.    Rebecca Gerge...

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  • Spotlight on E&C Women: Gabriela Rosillo

    Written by Megan Burrows on 08/03/2019 10:21:00

    Today is International Women’s Day, and after showcasing some inspirational women amongst the vineyards and cellars of our producers, we wanted to turn the spotlight onto some brilliant women from our own E&C family.    Gabriela &lsq...

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