In the news: February
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 Guardian
The Guardian reports on the rising popularity of sémillon, noting ‘How the ugly duckling of white grapes became a swan among white wines’.
Cruz de Alba has joined sister wineries Ramón Bilbao from Rioja and Mar de Frades from Rías Baixas at Enotria & Coe to offer a trio of wines to UK independents and the on-trade.
Enotria & Coe opened up its newly swelled craft beer range to the rest of its customers on Tuesday, offering up some 40 brews for visitors to try at their usual takeover of Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery.
If the drinks sector really is the people industry that everyone says it is then Enotria&Coe has been on the front foot over the last 18 months on a major recruitment drive to attract and bring in some of the best talent there is, particularly at sales, buying and now senior management level.
More and more winemakers are turning to biodynamic practices – but few are employing the decidedly emotional techniques that Spanish winemaker Sergio Avila uses. Editor Chris Losh sat down with the producer at Enotria&Coe‘s portfolio tasting to learn the ways of the whisperer
As Enotria&Coe unveils its new portfolio for the year ahead at its annual showcase tasting today, we take a closer look at what the company is doing to help drive its already impressive spirits range in the second half of our interview with the business’s two new managing directors for the on-trade, Ants Rixon and Sam Thackeray.
With a gin garden, a beer gallery and a fine wine zone, Enotria&Coe certainly knows how to get noticed. Its 2019 portfolio tasting involved a take-over of London’s Saatchi Gallery. The Buyer’s own culture vulture Chris Wilson was there, to select his own ‘works of art’ from the wine selection, including a potential by-the-glass classic as well as assessing the overall range of one of the UK’s most important national distributors at what has become one of the benchmark trade tastings of the year.
Despite getting some bad press for the wines being ‘samey’ Peter Dean attended a Ribera del Duero tasting and discovered a refreshingly varied set of wines. Most of the wines on show were 100% Tempranillo, had robust acidity, concentrated fruit and freshness – but the variety in different styles is huge as a result of altitude, soil (of which there are 30 types) and winemaking style.
From weeknights to celebrations (and wines to lay down), the Observer’s wine critic picks great bottles for every occasion.