Longting is a heritage Chinese boutique winery, located on the eastern slop of Mount Feng in Penglai where is the northernmost in Shandong peninsula. Longting vineyard occupies 68 hectares, and half of the estate is dedicated to vines. The vineyard is planted primarily to Petit Manseng, Marselan, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot and Vidal.
Name ‘Longting’ embodies the essence of estate culture, comes from the owner’s deep perception of Chinese civilization. ‘Long’-dragon, is supreme symbol of Chinese nation. ‘Ting’-pavilion, is the shining point of traditional garden architecture and a place for visitors to hike and rest. There is a beautiful myth, dragon stayed in pavilion portend favorable weather and good harvest.
‘Reverence for Nature, Prime Quality, Happy Life, Pursuit of Goodness’ is Longting vineyard’s core philosophy. With the principle of the union among climate, terroir and man, it adopts biodynamic methods, to produce world-class organic fine wine with Chinese-style.
Crafted at Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery since 1763 entirely by hand in exclusive small batches, The Glenturret single malt is defined by its outstanding quality and exquisite taste. The Glenturret’s unique provenance, prowess and passion create moments to treasure in spirit and glass.
L’ Évangile is a House in Bordeaux situated on the famed plateau of Pomerol. It is at the heart of this natural laboratory that the earthand the heavens bring new lessons for each vintage.
The property of Rieussec is magnificently situated on the right bank of the river Ciron in Sauternes, Bordeaux. It is here that a miracle of nature occurs each year. A raw material of infinite nobility develops and allows the men who understand it to create wines that are both powerful and delicate, year after year. Château Rieussec has been ranked a First Growth since 1855.
Château Duhart-Milon, previously also Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, is a winery in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region of France.The 76 hectares of vines consist of Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) and Merlot (33%). The average age of the vines is 30 years.
Escudo Rojo is the result of the encounter between Chilean terroirs and the know-how of Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Since its creation in 1999, it has stood as the worthy heir of Baron Philippe de Rothschild in Chile. This is exemplified by its name, since Escudo Rojo is the Spanish translation of the German “Rote Schild”, which means red shield. By giving her name to the wine, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild showed that the Rothschild family had come to Chile to stay.
Los Vascos is owned by the Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and remain one of our most popular producers. Barons de Rothschild have put their extensive knowledge and investment into producing one of Chile`s finest and most popular wines through a combination of traditional agricultural methods and modern technology ensuring healthy grapes and consistent, high-quality wines.
“Good wines are produced in the winery, but fine wines are made in the vineyard” is the moto of Yannis Tselepos. Thus, we focused on the development of a privately-owned vineyard, which today consists of more than 65 hectares, setting as our main priority the quality of the raw material through the unremitting dedication and care of our vineyards. As of 2021 our Mantinia winery has started its conversion to organic viticulture which is expected to be completed by 2023.
Chapter and Verse, or “Shibaipian”, a hundred poems originated in the 8th century by the work of beloved poet Dufu. A fine wine is like an alluring poem, presenting itself the ultimate marriage of beauty and goddess. A hundred poems transcend the richness of local terrior, vitality of grape vines, dynamic of living soil and the craft of skilled wine making.
Domaine Franco Chinois (DFC) is a boutique winery located in Huailai, Hebei Province in central Northern China, the winery was founded in 1999 with the support of former Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and French President Jacques Chirac. DFC originally was a join venture between the two great nations France and China, hence the name of the winery.
Gosset, founded in 1584, is the oldest wine house in Champagne. In 1584, Pierre Gosset, alderman of Aÿ and wine-grower, made still, mostly red, wines from the grapes he harvested from his own vines.
Wines and fruit-liqueurs from Burgundy and Beaujolais. “We do well only that we know well”. This has always been Trénel’s motto. Maison Trénel is a company made of traditions, Burgundian traditions, those of fruit-liqueurs and wines.
For M. CHAPOUTIER, the vintage is left as is: no processes such as chaptalisation, the addition of yeast or acidifying agents which would impinge on the unexpected by-products of a capricious climate. M. CHAPOUTIER wines are crafted with uttermost attention and respect. Winemaking and vineyard management are the strict representation of the terroir and the vintage, like a painter would discreetly signs at the bottom of his work.
Mullineux is a small and highly focused family winery. Established in 2007 by Chris & Andrea Mullineux. It focuses on Swartland Region with reasoned farming on old vines, and modern minimalist winemaking.
The history of Bellingham began in 1693 when the land was purchased by Gert Janse van Vuuren. Married to a French Huguenot, they called the land Bellinchamps – French for Pretty Fields. Bernard Podlashuk replanted the Bellingham vineyards and brazenly set about introducing a fresh air to the country’s wine offering. In 1957, he introduced the first wine made from Shiraz grapes. Until today, Bellingham‘s Syrah is loved by consumers around the world.
The Bichot family who settled in Burgundy in 1350 and founded their wine business in 1831, onehundred and ninety years ago is also behind the Jean Bouchard wines. In 1926, the Bichot family began a partnership with Jean Bouchard, a company then based in Bordeaux. The Bichot family purchased the company in 1955, allowing Jean Bouchard to continue to run the business. As anhomage to Jean’s past legacy, the label was revived in early 2000 especially for the retail channel. The family is big on sustainability and viticulture is carried out by following this concept.While Jean Bouchard wines are sourced from different regional growers, it shares the samewinemaking team and facilities which are owned by Albert Bichot.
Eduardo created Viñedo Chadwick to honor his father Don Alfonso Chadwick Errázuriz in 1992 with the first vintage made in 1999. The grapes come from a vineyard planted on Alfonso’s former polo pitch in Puente Alto, Maipo which is at 600m in altitude. Puente Alto is now recognised around the world as a fine place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon with rivals having vineyards in the same region.
The Cabernet and Petit Verdot grapes were hand harvested and double sorted before fermentation in small lots in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then racked into French oak barrels, 80% new and Stockinger foudres for malolactic conversion and ageing for 22 months.
This is the wine that took top place at the 2004 against Bordeaux First Growths, not a small feat for a relatively new wine region.*
*1-Viñedo Chadwick 2000; 2-Seña 2001; 3-Château Lafite-Rothschild 2000
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One of the longstanding goals of Eduardo Chadwick is to have Chile recognised on the world stage to be capable of producing fine wines that rival traditional fine wine countries. Seña was created as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick in 1995 with this in mind. As of 2005, the Chadwick family are now sole owners of this project.
It took four years for them to find a place to plant specific vineyards for this project. In 1998, 42 hectares were planted on hillsides of the Aconcagua Valley with Bordeaux red grape varieties. The vineyards are farmed biodynamically and use sheep to graze the vineyards and to provide natural fertiliser.
Eduardo seemingly achieved his goal in 2004 at the Berlin Tasting when he included Seña and Viñedo Chadwick in a blind wine line up against top Bordeaux Châteaux including Lafite, Magaux and Latour to 36 European wine experts. Viñedo Chadwick 2000 and Seña 2001 came out among the 3 award-winning wines*, which surprised and impressed many wine experts.
*1-Viñedo Chadwick 2000; 2-Seña 2001; 3-Château Lafite-Rothschild 2000
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Viña Errázuriz was created in 1870 by visionary Don Maximiano Errázuriz who planted vines in the Aconcagua Valley, 90km from Santiago. The long Aconcagua Valley benefits from a Mediterranean climate with winter rainfall, access to water and coastal areas. This makes it unique for being able to grow a wide range of grape varieties from reds to whites that typically require a cooler climate. Today, the fifth generation of the Errazuriz family, Eduardo Chadwick Claro runs the company.
Take our very beginnings in 1965, when California winemaker Davis Bynum first created Barefoot in his garage. The unconventional name referred to the free-spirited method of crushing grapes barefoot. For more than 50 years, with Barefoot fruit-forward and smooth taste profile, innovative and inclusive brand spirit. The brand has established its foothold across six continents and become the hot-selling and highly recognized wine brand worldwide.
The Bichot family settled in Burgundy in 1350 and founded their wine business in 1831, one hundred and ninety years ago. Today, Alberic Bichot is the 6th generation to run this historical house that is headquartered in Beaune. They own six estates in Burgundy with 100 hectares of land. The wines from their own estates are made from 100% estate grown fruit under the various domaine names, while the wines under the Albert Bichot label are from their negociant business of purchased grapes. The family is big on sustainability and no synthetic chemicals are used in viticulture. In the winery the aim is for a light touch allowing the wines to show their sense of place.
Cantina Zaccagnini was established in 1978 by the Zaccagnini family and is located in Bolognano in the heart of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Today Marcello Zaccagnini continues the traditions laid down by his father Ciccio. The winery has close ties with the art world as many works hang in their cellars and are positioned around the winery. There are 150 hectares of vines farmed sustainably. Every bottle comes with a tralcetto or stem tied to the bottle as sign of respect and love of the land and vineyards.
Highlite produces premium sparkling tea beverages for the Asian market. The Higtlite team wondered why with nearly every drink besides water, you have to worry about calories and sugar. And when looking on the back label of most drinks, many ingredients are artificial. That is why Highlite has zero calories, zero carbs, zero sugar, and is only based on the best premium teas China and the World have to offer.
While Tío Pepe is a brand name for their fino sherries, González Byass is the name of the company and the brand of their wider sherry range.
Following on stylistically from the lighter styled dry sherries to richer styled dry and sweet, is González Byass Amontillado Viña AB. It begins as a Tío Pepe Fino ageing under the flor yeast but loses its flor and is subject to oxidative ageing which results in amber colour, increased concentration with richer hazelnut, saline notes. Next is the Alfonso Oloroso that begins with fortification to 18% abv and has no flor so is aged oxidatively for its entire life. It is aged for at least 8 years, resulting in a deep amber colour with aromas of walnuts, truffle and leather. The Leonor Palo Cortado has 12 years of age and it is fortified to 18% abv and it has a light mahogany colour with aromas of roasted hazelnuts and bitter orange.
Sherry can be made sweet when blended with sweet Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry. Cristina Medium is an Oloroso blended with a sweet Pedro Ximénez Sherry that results in 40g/l** of residual sugar. Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherries spend four years ageing separately in their soleras before being blended and aged for another three years before release. It is medium sweet with flavours of sultana raisins, dried figs and vanilla on the finish. Solera 1847 is a Cream Sherry with 128g/l** of residual sugar. It is a blend of Oloroso and sweet Pedro Ximénez Sherry aged four years separately and then four years together, which results in a perfect balance of rich nuttiness and sweetness. On the nose we have aromas of raisins, vanilla, oak and a slight hint of almonds. On the palate we have dried dates with caramel and roasted nuts on the finish. Nectar is at the very sweet end and exactly as described, a nectar of Pedro Ximénez grapes with 370g/l** of residual sugar. It is aged on average 8 years and is ebony in colour with a rich nose of raisins, dates, treacle and molasses.
In the VORS range, a rare collection of sherries, each Sherry is made in the same way as their younger counterparts but receives additional ageing to bring up the average age to 30 years by putting them in their respective VORS soleras where they gain their characteristic concentration and immense complexity.
Tío means uncle in Spanish, with the brand being named after the beloved uncle Pepe of founder Manuel María González Ángel. Manuel was only 23 years old when he began his business in 1835, in Jerez, Spain. Today, Tío Pepe is a globally recognised Sherry brand and is still produced by the fifth-generation descendants of Manuel. The Byass, in the company name González Byass, is the result of the partnership with their English sales agent and wine merchant Robert Blake Byass which began in 1844.
It’s rare that a wine can tell a story different enough from the rest to arouse curiosity. But the wines from the Domaine d’Aussières are the sum of a unique series of circumstances, ambitious decisions, a partnership with nature and the knowledge, intense desire and perseverance to produce something exceptional.
When the Rothschild family visited Aussières in 1999 the buildings were crumbling and the land, long since untended, lay overgrown. But what appeared was an untamed beauty with a history and a soul, and fertile land for grapes to grow.
The estate lay in a hollow of the rugged hills just behind the Mediterranean coastline, in the south of France. Beneath its high rocks, where a pair of royal eagles’ nest, stood small oaks, pines and juniper battered by the wind and the essence of wild rosemary, thyme and lavender evaporating under the burning sun. The 173 hectares at the center of the estate had been used to grow grapes for the better part of the last 2000 years and were now a unique opportunity to bring the spirit of Lafite and rebuild a substantial winery i n a microclimate like nowhere else in the world.
The name Tamnavulin is the Gaelic translation of ‘mill on the hill’, named in part after the historic former carding mill which sits on the site of the distillery. Local farmers would bring their sheep fleeces here in the summer months to be made into wool.12 dedicated and experienced distillery workers make up our team at Tamnavulin. From milling through to maturation, these time-served craftsmen and women of Tamnavulin have a passion for whisky and take genuine pride in their skills and the whiskies they make.
Proverb celebrates the bond between wine, culture and the wisdom of life. Our rich, memorable and fruit-forward wines are carefully crafted with California grapes, harvested at optimum ripeness, for superlative flavor. Every glass of Proverb is a celebration of the connection between wine and the wisdom that comes with a life well-lived.
Fine wine like fine art also elicits romantic visions
Inspired by Andy Warhol, one of the influential artists of the twentieth century, Winemaker Dave Phinney.
L’usine is the French word for “The Factory”. It is an homage to all the Warhols of the world. All those with disdain for the status quo of a defined or insinuated model. All of those with the defiant nature shared by artists and winemakers past and present.
A bottle, a story and a Soul
Dave Phinney – Winemaker of the year 2019 <Wine Enthusiast>*
Orin Swift, led by winemaker Dave Phinney, is a brand known as much for its creative and evocative expression of art on the front of the bottle as it is the bold, yet finessed styling within the bottle. Based out of Saint Helena, within the prized Napa Valley, Orin Swift features a portfolio of wines that appeal to a variety of senses. It all begins in the vineyard. Sourcing for the Orin Swift family takes Dave across the state of California, with special interest in the Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Barbara. He sets his sights on small lots within the most coveted growing regions while ensuring that only fruit of the highest quality makes it in to the final blend. Every wine in the portfolio, from the vineyard source to the distinct artwork adorning the label, offers a unique point of view while creating a heart-skipping impression.
Iconic Napa wines including powerful bordeaux blend
“Things just get better and better at Pahlmeyer.” – Robert Parker, Jr. (The Wine Advocate)
Pahlmeyer was founded by a desire to be great by its eponymous creator Jayson Pahlmeyer. With a dream to create a ‘California blend what would rival the best of Bordeaux’, Jayson and his partners spared no resource to make this dream a reality.
Whether it was finding the perfect piece of land high atop Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak or covertly smuggling in Bordeaux cuttings, all pieces of Pahlmeyer’s history have led to its place as one of the established brand names from Napa Valley.
Following first release of ‘Proprietary Red’, Pahlmeyer found a great deal of success and an growing popularity with consumers and critics alike, including a rare 100-point score* from The Wine Advocate.
Legacy of crafting premium Cabernet Sauvignon
Louis M. Martini is an iconic Napa Valley winery since 1933. Pioneering founder Louis M. Martini played an integral role in establishing Napa Valley as one of the world’s premier winegrowing regions. Today, the winery continues this winemaking tradition with a range of celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley and premier sites in Sonoma County.
LAURENZ V. an Austrian boutique winery in the Kamptal valley produces an elegant, captivating style of Grüner Veltliner, vinified for international appeal and appropriate for diverse cuisines. The wines display brisk acidity, concentration of flavor, subtile spice notes, voluptuous texture and vibrant minerality.
LAURENZ V. grows grapes in the Kamptal and sources grapes from trusted growers in the Kamptal and Kremstal regions of Lower Austria, where Grüner Veltliner reaches optimal ripeness while retaining its trademark vivacity.
LAURENZ V. entirely focuses on Grüner Veltliner and produces several distinct proprietary Grüner Veltliners. The mission is to play a leading role in establishing Austria’s signature grape – Grüner Veltliner – amongst the premium white wines of the world.
Balliamo means let us dance in Italian and reflects the playful nature of this range of easy drinking wines that span three regions: Veneto, Prosecco and Sicily. Blended especially for us, these wines are fruit driven, fresh and perfect for sharing with friends and pairing with daily cuisine eg. seafood salads &thai food, pasta… and provides incredible value for their price point.
Mateus was launched in 1942 by Fernando Van Zeller Guedes, Sogrape’s founder and visionary who created the first Rosé wine from Portugal. It has a unique flask-shaped bottle, fresh and light with frizzy finish – Mateus Rosé is all about fun and togetherness. It is the #1 Portuguese wine sold in 120 countries around the world; and it has sold over 1 billion bottles after more than 75 years.
Anterra means “ancient land” in Italian, referring to the rich viticultural history of Italy. It is a Sicilian brand produced by Mezzacorona, a producer with over 110 years history. Anterra is estate bottled from 900 ha of sustainably farmed vineyards from two regions in Sicily: Sambuca di Sicilia in the West and Acate, in the South. Sicily being hot, sunny and Mediterranean allows for sustainable practices such as reduced use of chemical treatments. The winery is partially built underground which is cooler and require less energy use.
Pol Roger is both a champagne and a family institution with a tradition of excellence. Pol Roger founded his champagne house in Epernay in 1849. Through 5 generations and 160 years of history, Pol Roger’s direct descendants have owned and run this proudly independent firm – one of the very famous in Champagne – whose wines are prized by champagne lovers throughout the world. Their famous Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill. Continuity, family, and striving always to improve lie at the heart of Pol’s success story.
It was prepared as Pol Roger’s formal tribute to the company’s distinguished customer.
The estate Thibault Liger-Belair dates back to 1720 and developed a reputation as one of the representative estates of the Cote de Nuites in Burgundy. Thibault is the latest generation of this noble family and took over in 2003. He strictly applies since then his philosophy stating the necessity to follow the will of nature while crafting its wines, obtaining true, pure expressions of the terroirs.
Domaine Clarence Dillon is a French company that owns three Bordeaux wine estates, Château Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut- Brion and Château Quintus, as well as Clarence Dillon Wines, a Bordeaux fine wine merchant. It was founded in 1935. The company was named after the American financier Clarence Dillon, who bought Château Haut-Brion in 1935.
Owner of fifteen estates situated in the prestigious terroirs of the Languedoc Roussillon, Gérard Bertrand brings out the potential of the grapes to produce premium wines. His innovation, determination, and loyalty towards his birthplace region are internationally recognized by wine professionals.
Perhaps the single fairly important producer in Vouvray, Huet has been producing some of the world’s premium Chenin Blanc since 1928.
From dry to sweet the wines of Huet provide the benchmark for Vouvray.
Since 1639 Famille Hugel, founded by Hans Ulrich Hugel, gained an enviable reputation for their winegrowing skills, quality and traditions. This 300 years old winery, thanks to the legendary Frédéric Emile Hugel, proved to be one of the fine pillars of fine wines production in Alsace, located in the core of Riquewihr, devoting their entire lives to the promotion of high-quality wines from noble grape varieties. His sons Mark and Jean-Frédéric Hugel through perseverance and hard work are contributing to the success of Famille Hugel’s wines, with a merited a place among the fine wines in the world.
Kressmann is one of the historic brands of Bordeaux wine, founded in 1871, and is now sold in many countries worldwide.
Kressmann Monopole remains today the key brand of the company and a benchmark in branded Bordeaux wine. Far from being a trend or a fad, Kressman Monopole has been enjoyed by wine lovers in venues around the world for over one hundred years.
Domaine Bernard Defaix, located in Chablis, is run by husband and wife team Didier and Hélène Defaix. Didier is the 5th generation of grape growers in Chablis with 27 hectares of vineyards. The wines labelled Domaine Bernard Defaix come from their own vineyards practicing sustainable viticulture with no use of herbicides or pesticides, whereas the Bernard Defaix wines are made from grapes bought from long term growers.
We believe that Bernard Defaix wines offer incredible value by delivering the precision and elegance of Chablis balance by upfront citrus fruit. These wines are well made by a passionate family producer and we are pleased to be adding them to our list.
The Domaine de Courcel, owned by the same family since its foundation 400 years ago, is located in Pommard on the Côte de Beaune, in Burgundy (France).The Domaine produces great Burgundy red wines.
Its prestigious Pommard Premier Crus include Le Grand Clos des Epenots, Les Rugiens, Les Frémiers and Les Croix Noires. Tradition, modernism and excellence are the pillars of this family owned winery (or “Domaine”). Its wines are typical of the notorious Pommard Premier crus. Annual production, which never exceeds around 30 000 bottles, is sold throughout the world.
The Mellot dynasty of the Joseph Mellot wine estate in Loire was founded in Sancerre over five centuries ago (1513) by Pierre-Etienne Mellot and, since then, the family has always been involved in winemaking. In fact, in 1698, César Mellot was entrusted with the weighty task of advising King Louis XIV on his choice of wines.
Nicolas Jaboulet, from the eponymous Rhône family, is behind Masion Les Alexandrins, replacing Maison Nicolas Perrin in name only.
Maison Les Alexandrins, continues on the same dedication to quality with the aim to produce wines representative of each of their regions from the Northern Rhone: Condrieu, Crozes Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Côte Rôtie. In 2019, they completed their new winery in Tainl’Hermitage were all of these wines are vinified.
Château de Pibarnon is an icon of the Bandol region. Since purchasing the estate in 1975, Comte Henri de Saint-Victor and family have been producing some of the most seductively aromatic and elegantly structured wines in all of Southern France. Perched atop La Colline du Télégraphe in the northern part of the appellation, the château commands sweeping vistas of Provence and the Mediterranean Sea.
Coming from six generations of Champenois vignerons, the founder of Charles de Fère aspired to produce exceptional sparkling wines from the heart of France. The result is a range of classic French wines that entice with their sparkle and seduce with their flavour.
Gérard Bertrand designed his Cote des Roses range as an invitation to enjoy the Art de Vivre of the South of France. It draws its inspiration from the elegance of the Mediterranean coast to which it pays tribute – genuine, preserved and irresistible. The Languedoc appellation stretches from the Spanish frontier at Nîmes to the foothills of the Montagne Noire and of the Cévennes.
Produce by GH Martel & Co(since 1860) – the large Champagne group worldwide, owner Rapeneau family has been producing handcraft Champagne with reliable high quality.
Champagne Louis Auger captures the ethereal essence of Champagne from five generations of family winemaking in Epernay.
Louis Auger follows the traditional “assemblage” of a french fine champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, offering remarkable value-for-money and quality ensures that true french Champagne has no equal.
“Delamain range starts where others end, with an X.O.”
With an incredibly old family tradition, Delamain makes for an exciting cognac house with roots dating back to the early 1600s! The family tree couldn’t be more complicated, and yet the Delamain brand has managed to survive since its creation in 1762. This is a cognac house that is unapologetic when it comes to quality, selecting only the very excellent from its suppliers in order to create its own products. With the British aristocracy having influenced the Delamain’s for generations, this cognac is authentically catered for royalty.
Back in 1935, a Francophile American banker whose name was Clarence Dillon, bought Château Haut-Brion, one of the five Growths (Premiers Crus) of the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. In 2005, seventy years after Clarence Dillon, his greatgrandson Prince Robert de Luxembourg created the fine wine brand named Clarendelle. The goal was to explore and develop the excellent terroir of the region, while combining it with centuries of acquired knowledge. Clarendelle wines are sourced from the prestigious regions in Bordeaux, including grapes from Château Haut-Brion, and are blended in close conjunction with the same winemaking team.
Common in Burgundy, marriages often result in combined vineyard holdings. Hélène Defaix of Domaine Bernard Defaix also runs her family’s domaine, located in the warmer Côte Chalonnaise. She predominantly farms premier cru Rully vines organically from 6 hectares of vineyards over five crus.
The Rully 1er Cru ‘Les Cloux’ comes from clay and limestone soils. It is fermented in and aged in French oak barrels for 18 months giving this wine a lovely texture and enhancing the notes of tropical fruits. This 100% Chardonnay wine is richer than their Chablis due to the warmer climate and offers incredible drinking pleasure at a fraction of the cost of many other premier crus in Burgundy.
With the purchase of Domaine de Cigalus in 1995, Gérard Bertrand finally found the terroir he had been searching for. A terroir where noble grape varieties, both red and white, can express themselves in an exceptional and original way while still preserving a Mediterranean authenticity, the very identity of Languedoc wines. Domaine de Cigalus is the result of a desire to create a viticultural world apart with the influence of Mediterranean. The vines surrounding the property only add to the magic and unique aspect of this estate.
Domaine Cigalus enjoys a hot, sunny Mediterranean climate (described as “semi-arid with temperate spring variants”) ensuring early ripening of all the grape varieties. This arid climate (low rainfall) is offset by the very deep soils (sediments deposited by the Aussou, a stream at the edge of the estate) which store the winter rains for longer but which are less fertile due to the presence of a slightly chalky sandstone in the subsoil, dating back to the Campanian (secondary era, prior to the emergence of the Pyrenees).
6ème Sens reveals the original expression of varietals from the south of France; fruit of the amazing combination of climate and soil.
Beyond sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing, Gérard Bertrand wines will reveal your 6th sense.
In his 35 years of activity, Luciano Sandrone, owner and winemaker, has been collecting extraordinary ratings and growing recognition from international consumers and collectors. The winery produces limited quantities of pure, concentrated and complex wines, that reflect all the integrity and dedication for the land of Luciano and his family.
After the Friuli wine region was devastated during World War II, Livio Felluga was instrumental in leading the region back to making some of Italy’s wonderful wines by reestablishing its wine-making heritage. Today, the Livio Felluga estate owns 160 hillside hectares: that passion for wine and respect for tradition remains the driving force behind Livio Felluga’s wines today.
Ricasoli literally wrote the book on how to make Chianti Classico.
Ricasoli have been Chianti specialists, being at the same time points of reference for tradition and pioneers of innovation. The success among international critics and consumers proves the timeless charm and quality of these
At the end of the 19th century, Lavinio Franceschi, a landowner from Scandicci and modern businessman, found himself in a region whose farming methods seemed trapped in the medieval age. With a strong vision to produce high-class wine, Lavinio Franceschi selected the new Sangiovese clones, planting them in the suitable terroirs. Franceschi built a state-of-the-art new winery to optimize and capture the traditional characteristics of the product. Over a century later, the innovator’s quality-driven approach is credence for his successors, Leopoldo and Livia, who run the vineyard today.
Beni di Batasiolo has been for decades a successful ambassador brand of Piedmont in the world, gaining with value and approachability the support of consumers and critics. Batasiolo produces prestigious wines from 9 of the excellent vineyards of the area, including 5 Barolo’s cru, owning 140 hectares all in Barolo. They offer a complete range that covers some of the very important appellations of the region.
Since 1874, the long-standing Speri family from Valpolicella stands out thanks to their seven generation long grape-growing passion and for making wines that are an authentic expression of their terroir. The Speri winery is a great and traditional producer of one of the prestigious wines of Valpolicella: the Amarone. They own 60 hectares in one of the very important Valpolicella classico area, they do not purcahse any grapes from others and its wines and terroir have become a point of reference for Italian enology.
Torresella, a stone’s throw from the Adriatic Sea in Eastern Veneto, has clayey, mineral-rich soil and a Torresella unique microclimate.
In recent years it has reaffirmed its ancient passion for winegrowing since the Roman era. Torresella combines environmentally friendly, cutting-edge techniques with the traditions of the past, producing excellent quality results. When past and present come together, an exquisite wine is assured.
The non-French wine to win the diploma of honour of the Bordeaux Exhibition back in 1895 Marqués de Riscal was founded in Elciego (Álava) in 1858 by Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga and from the outset has been a point of reference in the winemaking business at both national and international levels. Throughout its history, Marqués de Riscal has always been an innovating and pioneering cellar remaining a reference in a constantly changing winemaking sector. Since the beginning, the winery has always had a clear vocation to export wines which are original, fresh, elegant and easy to drink.
One of Spain’s inspiring red wines made in an isolated DO zone in Cataluña inland from Tarragona, Jose Luis Perez and his family established themselves in the Priorat in 1981 and, along with René Barbier senior, Carles Pastrana (Clos de l’Obac), Dafne Glorian (Clos Erasmus) and Álvaro Palacios (L’Ermita). The estate owns 10 hectares of vineyard planted in the famous llicorella soil that gives the DO its distinctive character.
The ambassador of quality German Riesling.
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years, they are a prestigious member of VDP, German Wine Grower’s Association. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s high-quality vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. His vision and uncompromising pursuit of quality are not only reflected in his wines but also recognized by Decanter Magazine, naming him Man of the Year in 2005.
Located in Ahr, the winery was established in 1950 by Paula Meye and Willibald Näkel couple and named after their family names. A fourth generation family producer, it is now headed up by two sisters Dörte & Meike Näkel, daughters of the owner Werner Näkel, under the help of their mother Claudia. With limited planted area, instead of the pursuit of quantity, from the first generation Näkel family’s pioneering making quality Pinot Noir(Spätburgunder) has written the red wine history on the northwestern fringe of Germany’s wine producing region in Ahr. Meyer-Näkel became a member of VDP in 1994 and won Decanter International Pinot Noir Trophy Award in 2008.
Meyer-Näkel has a total of 23 hectares mostly grown organically with parcels in four different Grosses Gewächs (Grand Cru) sites. The vineyards are planted on steep slopes which gives good exposure to ripen the grapes and also supplies freshness due to altitude which can reach 300m above sea level. In Ahr, most of the soil is made up of stony loam with weathered slate. The slate collects the heat from the sun in the day and releases the heat slowly to the vineyard in the night, which also contributes to the ripening. The soil of Meyer-Näkel’s vineyards differs subtly from parcel to parcel which makes their wines fascinating with dedicated minerality.
All the Spätburgunders are hand harvested and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with varying times ageing in oak. They share a precision with alluring Pinot fragrance and fruit. They are consistently stunning and will win over even the fussiest of Pinot Noir lovers.
Larger than life vigneron, Roman Bratasiuk changed Australia’s fine wine landscape when he established Clarendon Hills in 1990. Gathering the grapes by hand, the pragmatic vigneron taught himself the art of winemaking and pushed his wines a little further each year. Alex and Adam Bratasiuk are the second generation in the Clarendon hills wine family and have a vision for the future. Together they look forward to inspiring new enthusiasts to discover fine wine through Clarendon Hills.
Moss Wood is a premium wine producer located in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. The area is regarded as one of Australia’s premium grape growing regions. Owners Keith and Clare Mugford enjoy the challenge of consistently producing high-quality wines at Moss Wood. All decisions made in the vineyard and winery are based on the effect they will have on the quality of the wine.
The vineyard was established by Rick Kinzbrunner in the early 1970’s. The Winery overlooks the vineyard and Giaconda is producing stunning Pinot Noir and some of Australia’s very revered and stylish Chardonnays.
5 Stars by critic James Halliday.
Established in 1988, Dorrien Estate is nestled in the heart of the Barossa on the site of the historical Dorrien township. Once the railway center of the Barossa, Dorrien was where the Barossa’s highly prized wines started their journey by train to other parts of Australia and beyond. This connection to far-reaching places has always been at the core of what we do, which is to source the wonderful grapes from passionate growers in the fine regions across Australia and craft them into premium small-batch wines that are enjoyed all over the world.
Caillard is a name that evokes excellence, integrity, and authenticity. Andrew Caillard, MW is the creator and force behind Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine, the famous wine classification outside Europe. A Master of Wine, a Baron of the Barossa, author, artist, producer of the cult film ‘Red Obsession’ and award-winning wine journalist, he has played an important role in building the reputation of ultrafine Australian wine on the world’s stage.
Caillard Wine reflects the pulse, culture, and magic of the Barossa Landscape. Grapes are sourced from mature vineyards, planted with ancient genetic Colonial vine stock.
5 Stars by critic James Halliday.
In the mid-1980s John Parker identified the suitable locations on Coonawarra’s Terra Rossa strip, which resulted in the purchase of land just north of Penola. The vineyard was planted with Reynella Selection Cabernet Sauvignon – original cuttings on non-resistant rootstock, sourced from Bordeaux in the early 1800s before phylloxera decimated France.
Villa Maria was established in 1961. In just 50 years it is recognized as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry. Truly exceptional wine made by passionate people encapsulates Villa Maria’s success story.
Ata Rangi, meaning “new beginning”, It was founded in 1980 by pioneering wine-maker Clive Paton when he planted his vines on a free-draining gravel terrace just outside Martinborough village (using]) cuttings supposedly from none other than DRC.
The wine-maker Blair Walter continues to produce a very Burgundian style of Pinot Noir that prioritizes elegance and finesse over power and concentration. Although their Pinot Noirs hog the limelight (deservedly so), their excellent Chardonnay and Rieslings are unique.
One of the original Marlborough vineyards, Isabel Estate planted vines back in the early ’80s, which makes it pioneers in the region.
Isabel Estate stays true to its roots by creating wines that are 100 percent grown and bottled within the boundaries of its estate. This is a distinguished way of respecting the vineyard’s unique climate, terroir, where the grapes grow to express the distinctive characters of each block and variety in the final wine.
The reference point for extraordinary Zinfandel and Cabernet from California.
Founded in 1885, Ridge relies on nature and tradition rather than technology. Their approach is straightforward: find intense, flavorful grapes; intrude upon the process only when necessary; A natural process, a 19th Century model of minimum intervention.
Kendall-Jackson is the benchmark of excellence and integrity in California winemaking: “the family-owned American winery” trusted by generations of wine enthusiasts and novices alike for handcrafting consistent, high-quality wines from the cool, coastal and high elevation vineyards in California.
Occidental story starts in 1975, when Steve Kistler started his career in the wine business. He fell in love with a vineyard named “OCCIDENTAL Vineyard”, because it was located on the top of a coastal site, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He fell in love with Pinot Noir and its truly unique characteristics, vivid aromatics, a bright natural acidity and from that point onward, he devoted his life to the Pinot noir. After years of purchasing small plots that suited the growing and developing of this precious grape, he founded Occidental in 2011, a winery dedicated to the production of world-class pinot noir from the Freestone-Occidental area. Today, Occidental farms 85 acres of pinot noir. The vineyards are farmed with great skill and commitment by many of the same men and women who have worked alongside with him at Kistler Vineyards.
La Crema was founded in 1979 and quickly established itself as a pioneer of intensely flavored Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from cool climates. The winery has dedicated more than 30 years to explore the depth and breadth of varietal expression in California’s fine cool-climate vineyards.
They look for one unifying factor at these exceptional sites: coastal wind and fog that allows the grapes ripen slowly on the vine, developing intensely complex aromas and flavors while retaining firm acid structure.
South Africa’s innovative and dynamic winery.
Under Charles Back II’s sure guidance, Fairview has come full circle: from its days as one of the Capes’ early wine farms developed at the turn of the 17th century, to its current position as one of South Africa’s successful, enduring, innovative wineries firmly ensconced in the 21st century.
Crystallum was established in 2007 by brothers Andrew and Peter-Allan Finlayson and exclusively makes Burgundian varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from vineyards largely located in the cool Hemel-en-Aarde region. Like many young South African producers, they started out buying fruit from trusted growers, however they have recently bought a vineyard in order to make estate wines.
Peter-Allan, along with his peers in South Africa, are at the forefront of expressing the unique growing conditions in South Africa and their ability to make much admired wines at incredible value. These reasons make South Africa an exciting ‘lesser known’ wine producing regions in the world. We are thrilled to be able to introduce these wines to China. All of the wines are sold on allocation and will therefore always be limited in supply.
(Produced by Fairview) The art of blending creates many of the world’s great wines, with only a wonderful blend of grape varietals making a wine of true balance. Our timeless goat icon, inspired by an ancient Mesopotamian artifact, symbolizes the importance of balance and composition, the core of our winemaker’s art.
Don Melchor is an indisputable name in the Chilean fine wine scene. A masterpiece of Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile with over 30 years of history and the flagship label of Concha y Toro, is a truly unique wine of historical importance. The great terroir of Puente Alto gives winemaker Enrique Tirado the premium Cabernet Sauvignon he needs to make Don Melchor. The seven distinct parcels are terroirs that each bring a different character to the wine giving greater complexity and elegance. Like the first growths of Bordeaux, Don Melchor is a wine made from an exceptional terroir, with limited production and availability. Rare and special.
Timeless Heritage, a Consistently 90+ Point Brand*, a Great Choice.
Marques de Casa Concha has seven origins for its varieties. This ensures that each is grown in a beneficial area for its type and ultimately produces exceptional wines that express a particular terroir and bear the distinctive seal of Marques de Casa Concha. With more than 40 years of history, is backed by decades of experience in obtaining a truthful Chilean expression and quality in each of the wines in its portfolio, covering the country’s complete diversity. Through Marques de Casa Concha, consumers are experiencing a part of Chile’s history and viticultural heritage.
*Wine Spectator, 2000-2015
A Wine Legend.
The history of Casillero del Diablo begins more than 135 years ago, at a time when the founder of Viña Concha y Toro, Don Melchor de Concha y Toro, stored his fine wines in a cellar, behind a wrought-iron locked gate. After noticing wine being stolen from the cellar, Don Melchor de Concha y Toro spread a rumor that the devil lived there. From that day on no other bottles disappeared. Decades later the story was captured by Casillero del Diablo, a Cabernet Sauvignon launched in the 60s with its 1966 vintage. Over time the brand grew, adding new varieties and product lines until it became a recognized Chilean wine brand in the world today.
Concha y Toro and Mouton Rothschild’s joint venture in Chile.
Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures. Chile offers its soil, its climate and its vineyards, while France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions. The result is an exceptionally elegant and complex wine. Its launch was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and in the international market.
A Vineyard within a Vineyard.
Terrunyo (from terruño, the Spanish word for terroir) wine starts out with hand-picked fruit sourced from a cluster of vines in a well-delimited vineyard in which a micro-climate, the chosen grape stock, a select piece of soil and the expert hand of man interact, magically creating a great harmony and delivering unrivaled quality.
Crafted with grapes from iconic valleys and influenced by natural frontiers, Frontera represents the wide and dynamic range in its category. It offers delicious moments every day, bringing the experience of enjoying a good wine to millions of consumers around the world. Frontera is warm, uncomplicated and authentic. The ideal companion, always welcome for its simplicity and charisma.
Sendero is the Chilean trail, one that traverses this land of strong contrasts influenced by landmarks that have turned it into a legend: a very dry desert in the north, the cold wilderness of Patagonia to the south, the tall majestic Andes Mountains to the east, and the flat Pacific Ocean to the west.
Flagship premium Chilean pisco Alto del Carmen is the name of an Andean Village, home both to the Chilean grape-based spirit Pisco and to the majestic Condor (between 2.000 an 5.000 meters, the symbol of Alto del Carmen).The Condor represents highness, liberty and power. The Pisco brand Alto del Carmen strives to deliver an outstanding Pisco. The production process is restricted to an artisanal volume of production, based only on Muscat grapes. This means that the process is dedicated to aromatic and fruity grapes, using small copper pots still to ensure meticulous quality control.
Concha y Toro
“International Drinks Company of the Year” in 2015 by The Drinks Business 1
“World’s Admired Wine Brands” from 2011 to 2019 by Drinks International 2
“Powerful Wine Brand in the World” in 2014&2015 by Intangible Business 3
100 Wineries of the Year in 2018 by Wine & Spirits 4
In 1883, Don Melchor de Concha y Toro and his wife, Doña Emiliana Subercaseaux, brought noble Bordeaux region’s wine grape stocks to Chile. Dedicated to producing wines of unprecedented quality that fully demonstrate the potential of Chile’s natural resources, Concha y Toro has become a reference in Chilean quality winemaking. Concha y Toro’s strength in depth is legendary – from newly discovered and specialized cool climate regions making exquisite Chardonnays’, Sauvignon Blancs’ and Pinot Noirs’ to Concha y Toro’s traditional and well-known Cabernets’, Merlots’ and Carménères’.
Trivento is named after the three seasonal winds that blow through the vineyards throughout the year – the Zonda, the Polar and the Sudestada. Since its founding in 1996, Trivento has become one of the successful and diversely distributed Argentinian wine brands in the world. The vines at Trivento are up to 100 years old and irrigated by the pure water melting from the heights of the Andes. The purity and beauty of the Terroir is expressed in the wines which are carefully crafted from hand-harvested grapes.
“The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and the one operational.
Since 1782 the Teeling Family has been crafting Irish whiskey and it all began with Walter. In 1782 Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area of Dublin commencing a 230-year tradition of distilling for the Teeling family. From Walter Teeling to the latest generation of Teelings in Jack and Stephen who are carrying on the family’s legacy and forging a bright new future for distilling in Dublin and for Irish whiskey.”
A black Horse in Chinese Fine Wine Fever
Winner of Asia Regional Trophy at Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Honored “10 Chinese wines” 3 times in a row —— China Wine Summit 2014/2016/2019
Kanaan Winery is located in East slope of Ningxia Helan Mountain in Northwestern China, where is now unquestionably a very important wine region in China. Kanaan Winery is established in 2011 by Ms. Wang Fang, who is from a family that has decades of experience in winemaking. Wang’s adventurous, original and innovative spirit in winemaking have earned her the nickname “Crazy Fang”. The wines that she produced have been recognized and awarded in both domestic and international competitions, for its impressive quality, complexity and depth. All the factors have garnered growing recognition and praise for Kanaan Winery.
“The London N°1 is one of a handful of super premium gins actually distilled in London, created to echo the complex and full-bodied gins of yesteryear, albeit with a modern twist. Due to its traditions, the pure water and a good trading environment, London has always been
one of the hubs of good quality gins.”
The Broadbent name has been synonymous with fine wine for more than six decades, beginning with the renowned career of British wine critic, writer, and auctioneer Michael Broadbent and continuing with his son, the importer Bartholomew Broadbent.
Bartholomew’s deep roots in Portugal inspired him to create his own range of Ports, Madeiras, and table wines. Broadbent’s vision was to produce the reliable and traditional of all Vinho Verdes and enable the wine to taste as fresh and spritzy as it could ever taste in Portugal. Since its launch in 2005, Broadbent Vinho Verde has rapidly earned the reputation as one of the fine Vinho Verdes.
Mark Haisma is an Australia winemaker (ex Yarra Yering) working as a micro-negociant in Burgundy. He started his label in 2007 and due to his small production, all his wines are on allocation. Mark’s range begins with two easy drinking wines called ‘A Bogan in Bogandy’, poking fun at his Australian roots. Bogan is slang for an unsophisticated person and Bogandy is a play on words. It is not easy being a foreigner in Burgundy where grapes are in high demand therefore it is quite an accomplishment that he has managed to purchase various parcels, including Echezeaux Grand Cru.
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been in the Brunier family for six generations, beginning in 1891. The winery is in Bédarrides, at the south eastern area of the appellation. The Domaine is named after inventor Claude Chappe’s visual telegraph tower that was built on the property. Daniel Brunier describes the style of Vieux Télégraphe as Burgundian because he is handles Grenache like a Pinot Noir, which results in delicate, almost perfumed Châteauneuf du Pape without jamminess or over ripeness.
David Moret studied viticulture and oenology and then sold winery equipment to local growers and winemakers before starting his own label as a micro-négociant in 2000, out of his small cellar in the centre of Beaune. David only makes white Burgundies which are intense, bold and polished, like the man himself, the wines are jolly, enthusiastic is best served with good food and company. His wines are listed at many top tables in France and England and he is one of those small producers that those in the know, would like to keep a secret.
Mathieu Moron and Pierre Olivier Garcia are childhood friends that finish each other’s sentences. They began making wines in 2016; 2500 bottles in total. The Chateau is a renovated house turned winery that they purchased in the centre of Nuits Saint Georges. Their farming methods exceed biodynamic standards: they both believe that vineyard health is synonymous with a balanced ecosystem which explains the chickens used to graze their vineyards and the horses when they can afford to.