We’re delighted to announce the addition of 83 new wines to our expanding wine portfolio, following extended research on emerging trends. The bolstered range includes a host of champagnes and sparkling wines, as well as reds and whites from across the world.
With sparkling wines continuing to gain share of the cumulative consumer palate, sixteen new wines have been added to the list, including two champagnes from Tsarine wines, and four from family-owned Alexandre Bonnett. With England now home to many world-class sparklers, the Autumn Release list sees additions of a pair from Coates & Seely and four from Greyfriars. We will be continuing our focus on English home-grown wines, with more arrivals due in the coming months.
With the popularity of Austrian and German wines continuing to grow, additions have also been made from Austrian vintner Robert Goldenits, whose red wines Blaufränkisch and Zweigold Zweigelt reflect the terroir of the unique area of Lake Neusiedl. German producer Weingut Winter, who has put the recently unknown location Dittelsheim-Hessloch on the wine map, joined the list with his exclusive Rieslings.
The western European side sees additions such as the rich and fresh Quinta dos Murças Minas from Portuguese Quinta das Murças, one of the oldest wine producers, who has been in business for at least two hundred years. Further additions see the floral, fruity Blanc and the elegant Negre from young Catalonian project Cara Nord.
The Autumn Release also builds on our work in the Americas, our wine list is widened by wines from Oregon and the Finger Lakes region, as well as those from more off the beaten track localities, such as Uruguayan wines from Altos de José Ignacio.
With current market trends in mind, every wine we choose for our range is carefully selected to benefit our on-trade customers, so that they are always ahead of their competition when it comes to quality and on-trend wine selections.By Laurie Davis, Head of Wine Strategy