Glasgow exhibitor list 2019
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Bat & Bottle is an Italian Wine Merchant, importing directly from small artisan producers, and selling directly to the public from their Oakham warehouse, or of course online or by telephone. Established in 1994 by cricket-mad Ben Robson, they’d originally intended to sell cricket bats too (we’re not making this up), but instead have concentrated on their wine passion, adding a small range from sympatico producers in Spain and Portugal.
Champagne Charles Heidsieck needs little introduction. One of Champagne’s outstanding producers, founded in 1851, ‘the pursuit of excellence’ is a deeply-held philosophy. Their superb ‘Brut Réserve’ is a perfect example, a Champagne more complex than most with 40% reserve wines averaging 10 years of age in the blend. Taste the terrific range and meet the people behind this remarkable house.
Champagne Devaux was founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux. In the Pinot Noir stronghold of the Côte des Bar, and 100% sustainable vineyards, the Devaux style focuses on complexity and freshness with 40% of reserve wines ageing mostly in oak vats using a solera technique since 1995, with a minimum 5 years ageing in bottle for the ‘Collection D’ (7 years for magnums). Collection D is the focus in Glasgow.
Fine Wine Partners is a must-visit stand for lovers of premium Australian wines. Comprising six iconic Australian brands: Petaluma, Croser, St Hallett, Knappstein, Stonier and Tatachilla, the six estates in the Fine Wine Partners portfolio represent a diverse range of wines styles from bone-dry Rieslings to full-blooded red blends, demonstrating the quality to be found across Australia’s terroirs.
Ken Forrester Wines is also with us, representing the pinnacle of Chenin Blanc production, but more besides. Ken’s wines have received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades, the picture perfect vineyards beneath the Helderberg Mountains are testimony to the quest for perfection and attention to detail that makes these truly benchmark wines.
Go Brazil has specialised in importing and distributing the wines of Brazil since 2010 and is the only UK company to do so. Their portfolio showcases modern Brazilian wine-making, with a wide range of wine styles, producers and regions represented. Learn about Brazil’s 150-year history of wine-making, the heritage traced back to its many Italian immigrants. The modern wine industry still retains a distinctly Italian feel.
Champagne Gosset is the oldest of all Champagne houses, its story beginning over four centuries ago when Pierre Gosset made wines from his own vineyards in the village of Aÿ. Today the wines of Gosset are renowned, made without malolactic fermentation so fruitiness and freshness are to the fore. Wines spend a minimum of four years on the lees, with fruit sourced only from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards.
Château Ksara is Lebanon’s oldest winery, founded by Jesuit monks in 1857 on its core values of Tradition, Nobility, and Modernity. They have made it their mission to not only continue unique, centuries-old winemaking practices, but to implement the newest and most innovative processes. Taste their terrific range of white, red and rosé wines at the Festival, for an in-depth understanding of one of Lebanon’s greatest wine estates.
LIDL have taken British shoppers by storm over the past few years with the strength of their offering, but perhaps the biggest surprise has been the quality of their wine range and recent moves upmarket with regular ‘Foire aux Vins’-style special French selections introduced to stores for limited periods, including not just Cru Bordeaux and Burgundy, but Savoie, Jura and many more estoteric offerings.
Nyetimber. For over 30 years, Nyetimber has had a single aim: to make the finest English sparkling wine, one to rival the very best in the world. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Owner and Chief Executive Eric Heerema and Head Winemaker Cherie Spriggs are committed to quality. #Nyetimber
Ornella Molon and Vigna Traverso are twin wines estates in the northeast of Italy, family-owned and producing wines spanning appellations in the Veneto, Piave and Friuli. Ornella Molon’s estate is based around the once country home of the Doge of Venice, between Treviso and Venice itself. In 1998 Vigna Traverso became part of the family, with its Friuli wines made by second-generation Stefano Traverso.
Rías Baixas has soared in popularity in recent decades, largely due to the popularity of the Albariño wines produced here in its undoubted homeland. Though wine has been made since the Romans occupied the surrounding Galicia region, the “new” Rías Baixas began in 1980 when an official denomination was created specifically for the Albariño grape variety. What a chance to taste a range of these fabulous, fresh and flavourful wines.
Terroir Wines is a company located in the Scottish Borders, importing a portfolio of artisanal wines from around the world, supplying wines representative of their terroir to trade in Scotland. We travel the world to source under represented wines which reflect the terroir from which they are born. These are wines with a story, produced by people with passion and are often offered in small quantities.
Villa Maria is one of the best-known brands of New Zealand wine, but did you know that Villa Maria is actually a Family of Wineries, the group also boasting fabulous producers like Esk Valley and Vidal, with their premium hand-crafted wines from Hawkes Bay, Left Field, producing premium wines across New Zealand, as well as Te Awa and Kidnapper Cliffs? Let us introduce you to the family at the Festival.
The Wine Cru is based in Glasgow, with an ambition to sell “bottled poetry,” as wine was described by Robert Louis Stevenson. The Wine Cru offers a selection of vintages dating back to the 1940s, and is happy to sell as individual bottles, part or full cases. They pride themselves on a range of hand-chosen wines boasting quality and value. “We champion great wine, and put the needs of the customer first and foremost.”
The Wine Society was established as a ‘co-operative company’ to buy quality wines and sell them to members. We continue to be owned by our members, providing the highest possible quality at the best possible prices. Our buyers travel thousands of miles each year, our non-profit-maximising model meaning their brief is to buy only wines which they are enthusiastic about, from producers who share our passion.
Wines of Argentina has promoted and supported the wines and wineries of Argentina since 1993. In Glasgow, five of the country’s most interesting estates, all based in the premium Mendoza region, will come together to showcase the quality and diversity that Argentine wines has to offer. We will be joined by Bodegas Andeluna, Fabre Montmayou, Domaine Bousquet, Bodega Los Toneles and Susana Balbo Wines.