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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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  • Spotlight on E&C Women: Emma Robinson

    Written by Elisa De Luca on 08/03/2019 10:19:00

    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.    Emma Robinson...

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  • In the news: February

    Written by Megan Burrows on 19/02/2019 15:18:00

    It has been a busy start to the year here at Enotria&Coe, with our amazingly succesful Showcase and some big name movers and shakers, we have been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons...   Getting serious about sémillon // The...

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  • Enotria&Coe Showcase 2019: what was it like?

    Written by Megan Burrows on 19/02/2019 12:38:00

    Sniffing, swilling and sipping were the order of the day on 5th February, when Enotria&Coe once again filled Saatchi Gallery with a cornucopia of wines, spirits, beers and ciders for a hotly-anticipated day of tasting delight. The largest ever number o...

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  • The Most Emblematic Family in Bordeaux

    Written by Megan Burrows on 13/02/2019 11:50:00

    Between the 1950s and 1990s, Bordeaux saw the continued rise of Lucien Lurton, who had grown to be one of the largest and wealthiest landowners in Bordeaux. A great connoisseur and champion of the best terroirs, he made his name by defending many parcels of l...

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  • Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig

    Written by Megan Burrows on 07/02/2019 09:19:00

    With over 4,000 years of history, Chinese New Year is rich with cultural traditions and meaning. This week saw the Chinese calendar enter the year of the pig, a symbol of wealth and good fortune. There are many traditions undertaken to ensure that the new yea...

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  • Spotlight on: Sierra Cantabria

    Written by Megan Burrows on 23/01/2019 14:30:00

      Founded in 1957 by Guillermo Eguren, Sierra Cantabria is in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, a town of great winemaking tradition (San Vicente is the patron saint of grape growers).  The vineyards are situated in La Rioja Alavesa, between the 1...

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  • Showcase 2019 – don’t miss out, register today!

    Written by Megan Burrows on 23/01/2019 12:56:00

    The biggest event in our vinous calendar is back! Enotria&Coe is once again taking over Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea for our annual Showcase. Customers will be treated to an extensive selection of premium wines, spirits and Champagnes under one roof and thi...

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  • The unstoppable rise of veganism

    Written by Megan Burrows on 23/01/2019 10:38:00

    Veganism has taken the world by storm, with demand for meat-free food increasing by 987% in 2017 (vegansociety.com) and plant-based shops and restaurants sprouting up all over the country. Participants in Veganuary, where animal products are eschewed for a mo...

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  • Insta foodie photo rules, everything you need

    Written by Megan Burrows on 23/01/2019 09:53:00

    With 500 million users logging on every day, Instagram is continuing its upward trajectory as the marketing tool of the century. Being an image-based platform, good photography is key. Luckily food and drink are among the more photogenic and popular subjects....

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  • All that sparkles

    Written by Megan Burrows on 18/12/2018 11:46:00

    Everyone is looking for something fizzy to celebrate with this festive season, and they are willing to branch away from their norm. Enter, Hattingley Valley, an English sparkling wine producer in the heart of Hampshire. English sparkling has seen an insurgenc...

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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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  • 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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