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  • Our Experts – Colette Fourie-Wignall & David Wilkinson (Priority Sales Team)

    Written by EJ Bailey on 14/06/2024 15:00:00

    This June sees Enotria&Coe expand our Regional Sales offering by launching a brand-new team: Priority Sales. The purpose of this team is to focus on our accounts which are currently smaller in size and work with them to develop our partnership by providin...

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  • New Supplier - Château Saint-Roch

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 03/06/2024 15:00:00

    “The boutique winery from Languedoc superstar, Jean-Marc Lafage, Château Saint-Roch offers incredible value wines with a true sense of place and a very obvious artisan’s touch! They are wines for the everyday, but that also boast a compl...

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  • Insights: Tim Atkin MW’s Chile 2024 Special Report

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 03/06/2024 15:00:00

    When international wine critic and Master of Wine Tim Atkin’s Chile: Special Report landed recently, we were thrilled to see Enotria&Coe’s Chilean producers and wines receive high scores. In Tim’s words “Chile is making the best an...

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  • Time-in-trade June & July 2024

    Written by on 01/06/2024 16:00:00

    This is our latest list of producers who will be visiting the UK over the next few weeks. If you would like to meet with them, please let us know via your account manager or contact us via our Customer Services team. From To Producer ...

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  • Producer Profile: Susana Balbo

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 07/05/2024 15:00:00

    Introduction to Susana Balbo Susana Balbo is a true family run winery, whose range offers a premium expression of Argentinian wines. Often described as an Old-World-meets-New-World approach to winemaking, Susana has a remarkable sensitivity for terroir...

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  • New Supplier - Rapaura Springs

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 06/05/2024 15:00:00

    “We are incredibly excited about our new partnership with Rapaura Springs and unleashing their full potential in the UK market. Marlborough is a very important category for us and Rapaura Springs has the quality, family story and size to satisfy the...

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  • Our Experts: Charlotte Mason (Customer Services Manager)

    Written by EJ Bailey on 02/05/2024 15:00:00

    Several years ago I began my journey in the drinks industry when I got offered a role in another wine company on the shop floor, it was during this time I discovered a love for wine. I did not know much about wine at this stage, but I quickly learnt a lot, pa...

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  • Our Experts: EJ Bailey (Head of Events)

    Written by EJ Bailey on 02/04/2024 15:00:00

    EJ Bailey is Enotria&Coe’s Head Events and has been at the company for over a decade. How did I find my way into the industry? Well, I took a (late) year out when I was in my twenties, and fulfilled a longstanding dream to spend a year in Austral...

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  • Producer Profile: Frescobaldi

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 01/04/2024 15:00:00

    Frescobaldi Identity The essence of Frescobaldi's identity lies in its celebration of this diversity, manifested through its various estates and wines that showcase a mosaic of aromas and sensations, each reflecting the distinct characteristics of its ...

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  • Cork & Fork – Italy Edition

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 03/03/2024 15:00:00

    6th February 2024 - Four producers. Four restaurants. One day. This month, we held our first Cork & Fork event, drawing on our enviable Italian heritage, we brought four producers from across Italy, each with diverse styles. This was not your avera...

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  • New Supplier - Kakira

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 02/03/2024 15:00:00

    Kakira is a sugar cane grower based on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda – the source of the river Nile. Kakira is an exemplary producer in terms of true sustainability with a full selection of great spirits the most important being their solera age...

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  • Producer profile: Planeta

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 01/03/2024 15:00:00

    After Alessio Planeta's recent accolade as the 2023 Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast, Planeta is delighted to unveil the label restyling within their historic range, La Segreta. Alessio Planeta will personally share insights into this complex ...

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  • Italy Trends – looking back on 2023 and ahead to 2024.

    Written by Ewan Proctor on 29/02/2024 15:00:00

    Can you tell us a bit about your experience in the wine industry? I've been very fortunate to have had a long conversation with wine and its people and places for over half my life. I've enjoyed everything from serving locally sourced alpine wines ...

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  • Our Experts: Andrew Gale (Director of Technical & Sustainability)

    Written by Andrew Gale on 06/02/2024 15:00:00

    Can you tell us a little bit about your achievements as a team in 2023? 2023 has been a really busy year with a focus on delivering a best-in-class Quality Management System that would help us drive sales with existing customers and win new business. In...

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  • New Supplier - Bladnoch

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 06/02/2024 15:00:00

    Bladnoch Producer Profile We are thrilled to announce our new exclusive agency spirits brand, Bladnoch. Bladnoch is a 207-year-old Scotch whisky distillery with a forward-thinking risk-taking brand that combines diverse casks in unexpected ways. It is ...

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  • Producer profile: Quinta do Crasto

    Written by on 05/02/2024 15:00:00

    Why Quinta do Crasto? Quinta do Crasto is widely regarded as the finest estate producing red wine in Portugal. Their mission is to infuse Crasto’s history, tradition and passion for the Douro region in each bottle of wine produced, in a responsib...

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  • 2023 Vintage Report

    Written by The E&C Buying Team on 31/01/2024 12:00:00

        Download our vintage report (PDF) As we all experienced, last year proved problematic for UK wine producers especially who endured a terrible and soggy end to harvest, meaning that whilst sparkling wines should fare ok, still wines we...

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  • Producer profile: Bodega Cerrón

    Written by Carlos Cerdán on 02/01/2024 15:00:00

    Why did Cerrón choose to make wine in Jumilla? It was not a matter of choice; my family has been rooted for generations in a quaint town within the AOP Jumilla, known as Fuente-Álamo. We are three siblings who have inherited the legacy as the...

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  • Our Experts: Charlie Carter (Training Manager)

    Written by Charlie Carter on 02/01/2024 15:00:00

    Introduction to our Training Manager, Charlie Carter. I head up the training team at Enotria, bringing wine and spirits education to our customer base and staff. Whether that’s bespoke training, focussed on a site’s wine and spirits list, or de...

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  • Our Experts: Rachael Pogmore (South America Buyer)

    Written by Rachael Pogmore on 01/12/2023 15:00:00

      I’ve been a part of the Enotria team for just under a year now. It’s been such a whirlwind, and I can’t quite believe we are now fast approaching the end of the year. In what has been a very testing time for the drinks industry nav...

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  • Producer profile: Meinert

    Written by on 30/11/2023 15:00:00

    Who are Meinert? Established by Martin Meinert, Meinert is a small, boutique winery in the Devon Valley, within the region of Stellenbosch. Devon Crest Vineyards has steep south/west facing slopes planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot...

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  • The Latest Fine Wine Offer

    Written by Kathrine Larsen-Robert on 29/11/2023 16:00:00

    Kathrine Larsen-Robert MS, our Head of Fine Wine, shares with us the latest offer from our fine wine portfolio. Our fine wine list is a combination of exceptional wines from our top agencies and also broking stock sourced from impeccable origins across Europe...

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  • Cantine Bertani: A Tradition of Innovation

    Written by Rob Ward on 27/10/2023 15:00:00

    Cantine Bertani has an illustrious heritage with over a century and a half of winemaking, and is still proudly producing some of the finest quality wines of the Veneto, including esteemed estate Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC and Amarone della Valpo...

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  • Amarone Academy 2023

    Written by John Chalmers on 25/10/2023 15:00:00

    Various fashions come and go, although the lumberjack shirt seems to be in fashion on a worryingly regular basis. Fashion does appear to be a consideration when it comes to wine and there are a few examples that struggle to get out of their particular period ...

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  • Our Experts: Dino Seetaram (Head of Operations, Changes & Implementations) & Amy Vance (Continuous Improvement Co-ordinator)

    Written by Enotria & Coe on 18/09/2023 15:00:00

    Since starting at Enotria, what has been your best achievement? Dino Seetaram: My role at Enotria is to help our teams come together to solve problems and find ways of improving our own performance. We get involved in lots of operational and organisatio...

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  • Producer Profile: Ixsir

    Written by on 13/09/2023 15:00:00

    About Lebanon The unique Lebanese landscapes result in a rare growing climate for their vineyards: hot summer days and cool summer nights become key for keeping Lebanon’s wines fresh. With four seasons and no desert, Lebanon is the only country in th...

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  • New Duty Rates August 2023

    Written by on 21/06/2023 13:00:00

    Alcohol duty in the UK has been frozen since February 2019, but in March this year the government announced that this is to change as of 1st August 2023 when their new duty legislation will go live. The aim of this new legislation is to create standard...

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  • Spanish Wine Master - How much do you know about Spanish wine?

    Written by Stefanie Metcalf on 15/05/2023 15:51:00

    Competition Launch, Ibérica Marylebone, 26th April 2023 Set against a backdrop of Andalucian tiles and delicious tapas, a group of Enotrians attended the launch of the Spanish Wine Master programme, a new international competition founded by Ram&oac...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 50, Teusner (Australia)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 27/12/2022 18:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Australia to experie...

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  • Room to Reward

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 18/12/2022 18:51:00

    As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2022, we are exploring the past, present and future of Enotria, including what we are doing as a business to lay the foundations for a better future for the UK’s hospitality industry. Part of this commitme...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 49, Rob Dolan (Australia)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 17/12/2022 18:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Australia to experie...

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  • Introducing Caitlin McCole

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 16/12/2022 18:51:00

    In July of 2022, a number of Enotrians realised the need for a new Charity and Social Committee as the previous work on such events had somewhat diminished since the pandemic. Caitlin McCole, National Account Manager, was selected as chair. 1 - When did y...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 48, Pikes (Australia)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 15/12/2022 18:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Australia to experie...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 47, d'Arenberg (Australia)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 15/12/2022 16:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Australia to experie...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 46, Yealands (New Zealand)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 14/12/2022 16:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to New Zealand to exper...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 45, Seresin (New Zealand)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 14/12/2022 14:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to New Zealand to exper...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 44, Man O’ War (New Zealand)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 14/12/2022 13:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to New Zealand to experi...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 43, Copenhagen Sparkling Tea (Denmark)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 14/12/2022 11:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Denmark to experienc...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 42, Ramón Bilbao (Spain)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 13/12/2022 16:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Rioja to experience t...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 41, Ascheri (Italy)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 13/12/2022 15:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Piedmont to experien...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 40, E. Pira (Italy)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 12/12/2022 21:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Piedmont to experien...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 39, Conterno Fantino (Italy)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 12/12/2022 20:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Piedmont to experien...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 38, Louis Michel (France)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 10/12/2022 20:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Chablis to experienc...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 37, Joseph Drouhin (France)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 10/12/2022 19:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Burgundy to experien...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 36, Casa Valduga (Brazil)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 10/12/2022 18:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Brazil to experience...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 35, Grupo Peñaflor (Argentina)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 10/12/2022 17:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Argentina to experie...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 34, VSPT (Chile)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 10/12/2022 16:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Chile to experience ...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 33, Crasto (Portugal)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 09/12/2022 19:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to the Douro Valley to ...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 32, Martín Códax (Spain)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 09/12/2022 18:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Rías Baixas t...

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  • Focus 50: Trip 31, Ixsir (Lebanon)

    Written by Enotria & Coe Focus 50 on 09/12/2022 17:51:00

    To mark Enotria&Coe’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re shining a light on 50 outstanding producers who have been instrumental to our company history. As part of our celebrations, members of the E&C team took a trip to Bezbina to experienc...

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