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Demand for English wine as Rathfinny plants more vines

Written by Elinor Zuke
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 10:04
Rathfinny Estate has received calls from supermarkets keen to stock its English wine, despite being a year away from selling its first bottle. Speaking at the planting of 85,000 vines across 50 acres of the vineyard, owner Mark Driver said three major multiples had already approached Rathfinny to ask if the estate had any wine to sell.”In a good year England produces five million bottles of wine but consumption is 1.8 billion bottles, which means England produces less than a day’s worth of consumption. There’s a good market for English wine,” he said. (more…)

Blossom Hill to be sold in 50cl bottles

Written by Elinor Zuke
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:33
Percy Fox is gearing up to launch 50cl bottles of the best-selling varieties of Blossom Hill as it looks to broaden the brand’s appeal to convenience shoppers and those looking for a lower price point.

Diageo’s wine arm will release Blossom Hill Soft and Fruity Classics Red and Crisp and Fruity Classics White in a 50cl bottle (rsp £3.99) as well as White Zinfandel Rosé (rsp £4.99) in May. It is targeted at the mid-week occasion and Percy Fox recommends that retailers stock it alongside the 750ml standard bottle.

“If there’s one or two of you and a bottle is too much then this is more convenient as you’re not wasting anything or forcing yourself to drink excessively,” said Percy Fox managing director Simon Lawson.

“We’ve also got to recognise that there’s high inflation in wine right now, with the average bottle 6-7% more expensive at retail than last year, so we have to think carefully about retaining a level of accessibility for wine. At 50cl there is a price point advantage. People don’t want to necessarily fork out £6 or £7 but they might spend £4 or £5,” he added.

English sparkling wine could be biggest threat to Champagne sales

written by Katherine Canfield
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 15:06
English sparkling wine could become the biggest threat to future Champagne sales if the quality and diversity of offer continues to improve.

That was the prediction of Jean Smullen, wine educator and journalist (pictured), at a special seminar focused on global sparkling wine at Vinitaly in Verona this week.

“England is the biggest competitor for Champagne,” warned Smullen, “and the Champenois need to become more aware of that.” (more…)

Bordeaux 2012: attendance good, but doubts about quality persist

  • Tuesday 9 April 2013
  • by Jane Anson and Adam Lechmere in Bordeaux

As the en primeur tasting week gets underway in Bordeaux, there are differing reports as to the quality of the vintage.

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Decanter’s consultant editor Steven Spurrier is largely positive at this stage, having begun tasting both the Left and Right banks, ‘People have made a huge effort to combat the challenges of the vintage, and I find it much better than the 2011.

‘It’s so unfair that the top 60 chateaux get all the numbers because so many the others make terribly good wine. I didn’t find a bad bottle on the table at Cercle Rive Droite, and there are very few regions you can say that about.’

Decanter’s Right Bank correspondent James Lawther MW commented, ‘It’s an uneven vintage, which is logical given the difficulties of the year. On the Right Bank the successful appellation seems to be Pomerol, an earlier ripening zone. Elsewhere in St Emilion and the other satellite appellations it very much depends on the terroir and the human input.’

American-based Jeff Leve of the Wine Cellar Insider told Decanter.com, ‘the further north you go in the Médoc, the greener the tannins become. The best wines I’ve tried so far have been in Pessac Léognan and Pomerol. Producers that used a light hand did best. Those who overdid things just got tough tannins.’ (more…)

En Primeur, Day One: The Surprise Vintage

A sneak peak at the striking reds, plus reviews of select Sauternes and Barsac.

Published on Apr 8, 2013
By Roger Voss

The 2012 Bordeaux red vintage surprised attendees of the annual barrel tasting event currently underway in Bordeaux for two reasons: One, the quality is strikingly good considering the difficult growing season, and two, tasters had no expectations since the Bordelais didn’t buzz about the vintage in advance.

So what are buyers and importers specially saying about the reds at this much-anticipated event—organized by Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux? For one, that the Merlot is quality.

“With the Merlots, we were able to take advantage of the warm summer,” says Thomas Duroux, director of Château Palmer in Margaux. Of his wine, which is half Merlot and half Cabernet, Duroux says, “The [Merlot] is from a hot, ripe vintage.” By contrast, because of rain at harvest, “the Cabernet is from a cool, Atlantic vintage.” (more…)

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Περιοχή: Σαντορίνη

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Χρώμα μέτριο λεμόνι με χρυσές ανταύγειες. Μύτη, μέτριας + έντασης με ευρύ φάσμα εσπεριδοειδών, λευκά άνθη, ίρις, ακακία, με ζωντανή και παιχνιδιάρικη ορυκτή διάσταση. Το σώμα γεμάτο, με ένα παλαιού κόσμου προσανατολισμό, με καταπληκτική οξύτητα, χωρίς φαυλότητα και άνευ ουσίας εντυπωσιασμούς. Περισσότερο αυστηρό-χωρίς να είναι τσιγγούνικο-, έχει άλλη κατεύθυνση από τις αντίστοιχες κορυφαίες ετικέτες της Σαντορίνης που προτάσσουν εξωστρέφεια και πληθωρικότητα. Η ατέρμονη εναλλαγή κιτρώδους φρούτου, με την αίσθηση της αλμύρας, θείου και ορυκτού της Σαντορινιάς γης και της οξύτητας που του δίνει νεύρο, δημιουργούν ένα τρίγωνο που συναρπάζει. Σε συνάρτηση με την πυκνή δομή θα του χαρίσουν ολοένα και περισσότερη εξέλιξη την προσεχή δεκαετία. Μονάκριβη αποτύπωση του terroir αυτού παγκόσμιας κλάσης. Ροφός στα κάρβουνα, καθώς και πανομοιότυπης υφής βλάχος (για τους γνωρίζοντες μερακλήδες) θα συνοδεύσουν το πολύτιμο αυτό κρασί. 2013-2021.

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En Primeur, Day One: The Surprise Vintage

A sneak peak at the striking reds, plus reviews of select Sauternes and Barsac.

Published on Apr 8, 2013
By Roger Voss

The 2012 Bordeaux red vintage surprised attendees of the annual barrel tasting event currently underway in Bordeaux for two reasons: One, the quality is strikingly good considering the difficult growing season, and two, tasters had no expectations since the Bordelais didn’t buzz about the vintage in advance.

So what are buyers and importers specially saying about the reds at this much-anticipated event—organized by Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux? For one, that the Merlot is quality.

“With the Merlots, we were able to take advantage of the warm summer,” says Thomas Duroux, director of Château Palmer in Margaux. Of his wine, which is half Merlot and half Cabernet, Duroux says, “The [Merlot] is from a hot, ripe vintage.” By contrast, because of rain at harvest, “the Cabernet is from a cool, Atlantic vintage.” (more…)

Bibendum introduces exclusive sherries after extensive search

Written by Emily Kearns
Monday, 08 April 2013 15:54
Bibendum has launched its first exclusive sherries for over a decade after searching for more than two years.

Nine sherries have been added to the portfolio from three different producers: Lustau in Jerez, Bodegas Delgado Zuleta in Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Bodegas Alvear from Montilla-Moriles.

Stuart Grundy, Director of Buying for the northern hemisphere, said: “We had been looking for the right partnership for a long time and then, rather like London buses, three fantastic opportunities came along at once.

“What is particularly pleasing is the way the producers complement each other. Lustau brings the very best of Jerez, including the superb La Ina brand; Delgado Zuleta, with its Rodriguez La Cave label, is one of the finest producers of manzanilla; and Alvear makes incredible, unique wines that really showcase the brilliance of the Montilla-Moriles region.”

Bibendum’s partnership with Lustau sees it take over distribution of three established brands that Lustau acquired from Domecq in 2008: La Ina Fino, Botaina Dry Amontillado and Rio Viejo Dry Oloroso.

It is importing three outstanding manzanillas from the family-owned Delgado Zuleta: Barbiana Manzanilla and Goyesco Amontillado, which are sold under the Rodriguez La Cave label, and the Delgado Zuleta Manzanilla Goya XL En Rama.

Also family-owned, Bodegas Alvear is the oldest winery in Montilla-Moriles and is famed for its intense Pedro Ximénez sweet wines – Bibendum is importing two of them along with a fino.

Bibendum managing director Michael Saunders said: “Our customers are constantly challenging us to find new, interesting wines and this trio of new producers certainly meets that requirement. These additions give us a brilliant range of traditional sherries, as well as some unique wines that will really excite consumers and help bring the category to an ever greater audience.

“We have already seen strong interest from both the on-trade and independent merchants, and expect these wines to be a huge success.”

Smirnoff vodka launches TV ad campaign

Written by Emily Kearns
Monday, 08 April 2013 11:03
Smirnoff will return to our TV screens this month with the second round of its Nocturnal Awakening ad campaign. The £2.5 million campaign focuses on consumers trying new things and will include TV, digital and POS, as well as targeted on and off-trade activity.

Smirnoff will also be launching Slumberfest this May – a “fun and interactive nightlife experience” that will feature over-sized four-poster beds and retro gaming areas in seven different cities in the UK.

The vodka producer has also introduced “innovative drink tins”, which it claims will encourage consumers to “drink more inventively”. The tins will be available to customers who purchase a bottle of Smirnoff in selected off-trade outlets.

 

Product Launch – TRAVEL RETAIL: Patron Spirits’ Gran Patrón Piedra

By | 8 April 2013

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Patron Spirits’ Gran Patrón Piedra

Category – Spirits, Tequila, 40% abv

Available – From now, starting at International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores show in Orlando

Location – Global travel retail exclusive, then launching in US

Price – In US, RRP of US$389 per 75cl bottle

Distribution – Patron works with “various distributor partners globally”

Patron Spirits has launched extra Añejo Tequila, Gran Patrón Piedra, initially as a travel retail exclusive.

The brand is being produced by the ‘Tahona’ process, Patron said. This involves steam-cooked agava being crushed with a large Tahona stone wheel. The resulting juice is then fermented and distilled along with the agave fibre.

John McDonnell, international president & COO of Patrón Spirits said: “Travel retail represents an important and significant sales channel for us, and we’re excited to make this exquisite spirit available first to our valued duty free partners and consumers.”

McDonnell took on the role of international president for Patron earlier this year.

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