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  • Low Alcohol | No Alcohol

    Written by Ben Gibbins on 11/12/2018 12:35:00

    A growing number of consumers are choosing to drink less, or even not to drink at all, with a fifth of all adults now tee-total – a percentage that rises even higher for those in the under-24 age bracket. Dry January is now part of the nation’s ps...

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  • Alternative Christmas cocktails

    Written by Megan Burrows on 05/12/2018 09:23:00

    Christmas is a hectic time of year for everyone. So, we thought we’d help by selecting some quick, simple cocktail recipes that can be replicated in almost any setting, whether that’s the club or the kitchen. These drinks offer a welcome alternati...

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  • Our Pick of the Bunch

    Written by on 27/11/2018 11:57:00

    We’re doing some globe-trotting this week and showing you four exceptional producers from around the world that deserve a spot on your wine list.  Simply click the area on the map to reveal the wines that have been rocking our world… ...

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  • Women in wine

    Written by Megan Burrows on 08/11/2018 16:58:00

    No longer is the world of wine dominated by men. Increasingly, women are proving their place at the table. Each day we feel lucky to work with these fierce women – trailblazers in their industry – whose dogged determination and palpable passion is...

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  • Our top tips for sales

    Written by Megan Burrows on 08/11/2018 15:53:00

    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.     ...

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  • In the news: October

    Written by Megan Burrows on 30/10/2018 16:11:00

    Getting green-energy credentials and a 150th birthday is just two of the celebrations that have been in the news recently. See what else has been taking up those column inches.   Imbibe’s top picks from Enotria&Coe’s Autumn tasting ...

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  • Tre Bicchieri awards 2019

    Written by Megan Burrows on 22/10/2018 13:44:00

    Awarded by Gamberro Rosso, the coveted Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses) awards are the worldwide mark of Italy’s finest wines.  A thorough and rigorous process whittles down tens of thousands of wines using blind tastings with expert panels. The resul...

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  • Henschke, an Australian icon

    Written by Megan Burrows on 17/10/2018 16:41:00

    Henschke is synonymous with Australia’s viticultural history: six generations have given their knowledge and secrets to their winemaking philosophy over 145 years. From the first vines being planted in 1860, through to the latest vintage, provenance and...

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  • Shake it 'till you make it

    Written by Megan Burrows on 10/10/2018 10:39:00

    Last week, our capital got shaken and stirred as it welcomed mixed drink lovers from all over the globe for seven days of vibrant celebration. Inspiration was no doubt all around for new additions to your cocktail list, but we wanted to add our two shakes in ...

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  • Spotlight on: Orin Swift

    Written by on 19/09/2018 09:32:00

    Like so many, Dave Phinney stumbled into the wine business. On a lark, he travelled to Florence, Italy, to study abroad for a semester. Naturally, whilst there he was exposed to wine, and fell in love with it. Back in Arizona he’d been studying Politica...

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  • In the news: September

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

      Imbibe’s top picks from Enotria&Coe’s Autumn tasting // Imbibe As the seasons change, it’s portfolio tasting time again. Here are our top tipples from Enotria&Coe’s most recent event. Read the article. To...

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  • New kids on the block

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

    Our intrepid buyers have had their work cut out for them in recent months, travelling around the world to bring you the best and brightest from vinous communities far and wide. Now we’re excited to share with you the fruits of their endeavours, with...

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  • The thing about fizz

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

    If ever there were a drink that elicited a palpable sense of exhilaration and joy and amongst its quaffers, sparkling wine would be it. As a nation, Brits love fizz in every shape and size, from the lofty heights of terroir-driven Champagne, to the fancy-free...

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  • Seedlip's teetotal trajectory

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

    What do AirBnb, BrewDog, Amazon and Seedlip all have in common? They’re disruptors and have revolutionised the way we think about traditional markets and products. The later, Seedlip, is the creation of visionary designer come farmer, Ben...

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  • For The Win

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

    Share The Love At our 2018 Showcase we want you not only to get to know the incredible wines and spirits in our portfolio, but the fascinating people behind the labels. To encourage you to get around and mingle with the people who bring our portfolio to li...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 summer like a b...

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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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  • The River Cottage way

    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 broadcaster, the R...

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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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