Glasgow exhibitor list (2017)
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AdVini is one of the world’s premier wine companies, owning such well-known names as Domaine Cazes of the Languedoc-Roussillon and Laroche of Chablis. They have also become major players in South Africa with leading estates including Le Bonheur and L’Avenir – just a few of the prestigious, terroir-driven names in their first class portfolio. At the Festival you’ll get to know this extraordinary collection of fine wines.
Alpine Wines celebrates the amazing wines from the mountain valleys and rivers of the Alpine regions of Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and Italy. Working with small, usually family producers, visit the Alpine Wines stand to experience both ancient and new varieties, classics, as well as some of the rarest grapes in the world. “Suppliers of unique, interesting and personal wines, to uniquely interesting people.”
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.
Cook Glasgow. If you haven’t yet discovered Cook in Glasgow’s West End (and in Edinburgh and elsewhere across the UK) then now is the time! The Glasgow team will be supplying samples from their remarkable range of cook-at-home meals, focused purely on quality and prepared by hand from their kitchens, using the same ingredients you’d use at home. Take the taste test with Cook!
de Burgh Wine Merchants is an independent merchant supplying many of Scotland’s best hotels and restaurants. We also welcome private customers to try our eclectic portfolio which offers a selection of wines that represents value and shares a sense of individuality, personality & soul. Although based in Edinburgh, some of our team hail from Glasgow, so we are delighted to attend the Festival of Wine!
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 Agencies represents some of the world’s finest wine estates including Louis Jadot, Champagne Taittinger, Villa Maria and CVNE of Rioja. Each of our producers is independent and family owned, with a significant vineyard base, first-class winemaking facilities and cellars giving them quality control from grape to bottle. They all have a story to tell about heritage, provenance and authenticity.
Iona Estate is a stunning wine farm in South Africa’s Elgin Valley, set on a mountain top overlooking the Atlantic. We are joined by winemaker Werner Muller, who creates wines that express the soils and climate as closely as possible, making use of sustainable farming methods. From the vineyard to the wine distribution, for owners Andrew and Rozy Gunn, Iona is the sole source of their focus, passion and great joy.
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.
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
McHenry Hohnen Vintners is a Western Australian venture between pioneer Margaret River winemaker David Hohnen and vine grower, Murray McHenry. The intention is to shape wines of place with verve and vitality. This is done by embracing a “hands-off” winemaking philosophy, and a holistic farming philosophy, where the soil and its organisms, along with plants, insects and animals, co-exist in a thriving equilibrium.
Nyetimber has held a single aim for over 25 years: to make sparkling wine to rival the very best in the world, including Champagne. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to exclusively grow Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Made from 100% estate-grown grapes, it is regarded as England’s finest sparkling wine. Owner Eric Heerema and winemaker Cherie Spriggs are committed to exceptional quality.
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.
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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.
Whole Foods Market Giffnock is passionate about selling the finest wines without unnecessary additives. In keeping with that ethos we are showing a short range of organic, biodynamic and no added sulphite wines from our extensive range of styles available in our Glasgow store. Come talk to our passionate wine guy about wine, cheese matching or just taste. Follow us on Facebook for event news and offers.
WineOwners is a valued sponsor of the Festivals of Wine. They will greet you on their stand to tell you all about their service – and there’s a chance to win a bottle of Champagne in a fun blind-tasting challenge. For everyone who loves and collects wine, WineOwners provides an online platform to manage your collection, track your wines and their value, and buy and sell to fellow wine lovers in their trading exchange.
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.
WoodWinters is Scotland’s leading independent merchant. Our range of 2000 wines have one thing in common – quality. Our shops in Bridge of Allan, Edinburgh and Inverness offer the country’s most exciting and diverse range, and we also supply top restaurants. A huge proportion of our producers are small, artisanal and organic. You remember the joy of discovering a great bottle and sharing it? Well, that’s what we do.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is the world’s foremost wine education and qualification authority, delivering wine courses to both enthusiasts and the world’s wine professionals, their qualifications globally recognised as the international standard. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, improving knowledge of wine and spirits is what they do, so pop along to discover the local course opportunities.