In the news: September


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.

Top 50 Wholesalers // Harpers
Introducing our 2018 ranking of the drinks wholesale businesses that are doing the most to influence, improve and drive forward the supply of quality wines, beers and spirits in the UK. Read the article.

How Ramón Bilbao is delivering its promise with Rueda Verdejo // The Buyer

The new Ramón Bilbao winery in Rueda is now full steam ahead, having produced its first proper vintage in 2016 with Verdejo and (surprisingly) Sauvignon Blanc. Head winemaker Rodolfo Bastida delivered a scintillating masterclass last month to a packed audience at London’s Tate Modern, armed as he was with an array of experimental Verdejo – providing clues about where this innovative company is planning to take the grapes. Read the article.


Bidfood partner with Enotria&Coe to launch UNITY Wines & Spirits // The Caterer
Bidfood will unite with leading premium drinks supplier Enotria&Coe to launch UNITY Wines & Spirits, both parties have confirmed. Read the article.

Enotria turns focus on Chile with VSPT partnership // Harpers
Enotria & Coe has joined forces with Viña San Pedro Tarapaca Wine Group (VSPT) to push the Chilean wine category in the UK. Read the article. 

Kooyong: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir lead the way in Mornington Peninsula // The Buyer
The text books (and the traditionalists) would have us believe that the best place to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are on the hallow soils of the top producers in Burgundy. But there are plenty of other areas of the world that are now giving top class Burgundy a run for its money. None more so than the maritime conditions that make Australia’s Mornington Peninsula so special, argues local producer, Marco Gjergja of Kooyong winery. Read the article.

11 best rums // The Independent
In honour of National Rum Day, we’ve chosen the best bottles of this rich spirit to enjoy. Read the article, featuring RumJava. Read the article. 

Looking Ahead: Troy Christensen, Enotria&Coe // Harpers
As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities. Read the article. 


2016 MacMurray Estate, Pinot Gris // Matthew Jukes
Who’d have thought that Pinot Gris could be so lush and layered? With a creamy, texture and impressive richness of flavour, this is a fascinating wine which has soaked up the Californian sun and it is dreamy with the
Cheat’s chicken Caesar salad with crispy bacon and parmesan.

Why 150 years of pride and passion is key to the wines of Henschke // The Buyer

In this world of corporate buyouts and mass globalisation, the continuity that family ownership brings cannot be under-estimated when we look at the success of a company. Chris Wilson compares the 100+ years of his local Cambridge ironmongers Mackay with the continuing success of Barossa winemakers Henschke, and argues that it is the honesty, hard work and care that you can rely on when a family stamps its name and reputation on a product. A full new range tasting of the Henschke wines follows in the company of winemaker Joahnn Henschke, including the new vintage release of Hill of Grace 2013. Read the article.


Ten of the World’s Best Proseccos for under £15 // The Drinks Business 
We bring you ten of the best-performing Proseccos under £15 from The Drinks Business Prosecco Masters 2017 – featuring Fiol Prosecco DOC. Read the article.