Glasgow exhibitor list 2018
Barwell & Jones was established in 1758, a wine agency with over 250 years of history. We represent wines from premium, family-owned producers from around the world that offer character, provenance and value. Our customers and wineries are at the heart of everything we do. Discover our wines from both famous, classic European producers, and from the cutting edge of global wine, from Brazil to New Zealand.
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.
BIB Wine is a new name in a fast-growing sector of the wine market: serious, high quality wines being offered in the ‘Bag in Box’ (BIB) format. Driven by advances in technology and environmental concerns, a new generation of quality-conscious consumers is discovering that this very convenient format, where single glasses can be drawn-off over several weeks without loss of quality, really has come of age. Taste for yourself!
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.
Château de Mediterranean is a Scottish-based business importing a range of Lebanese produce, including award winning Lebanese wines. Lebanon’s wine production dates back to biblical times, its huge, green plateau bordered by mountains is perfect for high quality viticulture. Hear the stories and taste stunning wines from some of Lebanon’s top family estates. Follow us on Facebook for event news and offers.
Champagne Deutz is one of the oldest members of Champagne’s prestigious Grandes Marques. Based in the village of Aÿ, Deutz has been making distinctive champagnes marked by finesse, elegance and complexity since 1838. The house has upheld its traditions through five generations and owns a significant portion of its own vineyards, the wines being carefully aged in the chalk cellars deep beneath the village.
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.
The Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer offers the best possible selection of wines from Spain, Italy, and beyond, as well as a great range of craft & traditional beers. We aim to provide superb customer service, an unrivalled tasting experience, and above all, to sell the kind of wine and beer which we enjoy and would buy ourselves. We track down hard to find bottles and anything that’s new and interesting for us to sell.
Hatch Mansfield can trace its heritage back to 1802, and today is the exclusive UK importer of such famous brands as Louis Jadot of Burgundy, Taittinger of Champagne, Errazuriz of Chile and Villa Maria of New Zealand. Since then, the company has been appointed to handle Esk Valley, Caliterra, Domaine Carneros, Vidal Wines, C.V.N.E, Jean-Luc Colomobo, Colombo & Fille, Kleine Zalze, Joseph Mellot and Robert Oatley.
Howard Park is one of the most respected names in Margaret River, Western Australia. The Burch family planted their first vineyards in 1986, and have gone on to scoop scores of awards for their subtly-craftd wines. They added a second label of very popular wines called ‘Madfish’, and then in an intriguing move, a joint venture with Burgundian winemaker and biodynamic ambassador Pascal Marchand, with Marchand-Burch wines.
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.
Louis Latour Agencies represents a number of premium, family-owned wine producers from around the globe, though for the Glasgow Festival their focus is on their Burgundy homeland. The superb wines of Simonnet-Febvre in Chablis, Maison Louis Latour in Burgundy and Henry Fessy, king of the Cru Beaujolais, will provide plenty of diversity and of course quality, in another table that’s not to be missed.
Majestic Wines has over 200 stores across the UK, including three in Glasgow. From great value wines for everyday drinking to great vintages for laying down, Majestic is here to help. Each store stocks around 800 wines and there are always wines open to try. All stores run free, monthly wine events. For more info, see taste-and-explore. Free delivery on any 6 bottles, 7 days a week, across mainland UK
Quinta do Noval is “A magical place, an historic place. A piece of the earth capable of producing wines that are among the world’s greatest,” says Managing Director Christian Seely. Founded in 1715, Noval’s Ports are renowned globally as some of the world’s finest examples, respected equally for its Tawny and Vintage styles, and famed worldwide for its ‘Nacional’ Vintage, produced in tiny quantities from ungrafted indigenous vines.
Pomalo is a new name (with a web site coming soon), a business based in the UK but with a Croatian heritage. Now Pomalo is bringing the best of Croatian wine – and food – to the UK, and is represented at the Festival by some of the country’s top wine estates, from the beautiful Dalmation coast and islands, to the hot interior. Come along to the Pomalo table to discover why the wines of Croatia are well worth discovering.
Richmond Wine Agencies is a division of Ellis of Richmond, founded in 1822 and today still sourcing exclusive quality wines from around the world. Long standing relationships with some of the world’s best wine estates are built on loyalty, integrity and respect, but the dedicated buying team is always on the look out for new and innovative wines, so you will have plenty to discover when you visit their stand.
Riverby Estate is a high quality producer from Marlborough in New Zealand and we are delighted that owner and winemaker Kevin Courtney is flying in to join us in Glasgow to present his wines. As part of Riverby’s focus on viticultural excellence, yields are kept very low and several varieties are handpicked. Sustainable grape-growing is practiced throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.
Rude Wines takes a refreshingly different approach, bringing quality, value and confidence direct to your door. They source a range of outstanding wines, many of which are exclusive to them, and offer a full money back guarantee if you are unhappy with any purchase. And the Rude Wines name? “Don’t keep a stiff upper lip when offered mediocre wines: stay polite and you’ll be drinking rubbish for the rest of your life!”
Thistledown Wine Company builds on the heritage of Scots James Busby and John MacArthur, founding fathers of the Australian wine industry in the early 19th century. From their base in the Adelaide Hills they craft small batches of wine rich in subtlety, texture and detail from iconic vineyard sites. Giles Cooke MW and Fergal Tynan MW, with the helping hand of Peter Leske, hand-make these wines, and Giles will join us in Glasgow.
Domaine des Tourelles was established in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, by Frenchman François-Eugène Brun in 1868, and is still a family-run boutique winery today, widely acknowledged as one of the country’s finest. Farming some of the highest altitude vineyards in the Northern Hemisphere at 3,280 feet, all grapes are grown organically and include vineyards up to 70 years old. These are low intervention wines of huge quality.
Valhalla’s Goat is the weird and whacky name of the wine (and beer and spirits) shop that’s taken Glasgow’s West End by storm, their Great Western Road store winning Scottish ‘Off Sales of the Year’ in 2016. “Floor to ceiling wines, beers and spirits in the best independent bottle shop in the best independent shopping strip in Glasgow,” you’ll find a splendid, impressive, eclectic and wide reaching range spanning Alsace to Japan.
Villa Sandi produces top quality premium Prosecco as well as traditional method sparkling wines, still wines and grappas, at their stunning estate just north of Venice. The Villa itself is a Palladian style masterpiece dating from 1622, surrounded by vineyards, and the wines represent the pinnacle of Prosecco production – the Cartizze Vigna La Rivetta cuvée scooping Tre Bicchieri from Gambero Rosso for seven years in a row.
When in Rome will make you forget everything you know (or think you know) about box wine. Their great-tasting wine is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Made by small, independent producers – this is craft wine at its finest, sold in 2.25 and 5-litre boxes – for a far better price than you’d normally pay. The wines are selected by wine experts Andrea and Lorenzo, who own two wine stores in Milan. Enjoy the dolce vita!
WineLine is a specialist importer of the diverse and superb quality wines of Portugal. A fascinating country full of interesting, deep, full bodied red wines and sophisticated, well-crafted whites, Portugal offers a whole new world of wines and flavours. These are modern wines, yet wines that stay true to their home-grown grape varieties and blending skills. Taste for yourself at the Edinburgh Festival of Wine on the Wineline stand.
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.