16 Mar Wholesale additions
New additions to our Wholesale Wine Suppliers Portfolio that show restaurants and bars are becoming more and more adventurous
One of the most difficult points about selling wines to the wholesale market is the variety that the restaurants and bars (especially bars) are willing to sell. Now we know it’s not their fault…in a way the consumer leads the markets trends. For example in the 1980’s Australian Chardonnay was the tipple of choice for many people. However, the overuse of oak made the wines incredibly stringent and tough. Consumers started to turn towards the fresh and fruity style of wines. And hence the birth of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc craze started.
If you go to a bar you can guarantee your choices will be Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay for the whites. Merlot, Shiraz and Malbec for the reds….YAWN. Now I am stereotyping massively here so please don’t write in but we are now finally seeing a rise in different wine styles from different countries.
We have added the following wines to our wholesale wine suppliers portfolio and have already started to put them into local bars and restaurants. They are exciting, fresh and sometimes weirdly wonderful. But in a way that is exactly what is needed to bust up the boring bar scene.
Ca di Ponti Nero d’Avola – Italy
Rich black fruits backed by fine tannins – a ripe style that pairs well with food
Araldica Barbera d’Asti ‘Ceppi Storici’ – Italy
Sourced from over 40 year old vines, this Barbera shows concentrated fruit – balanced by pepper and spice. 2015 vintage – Catavinum 2017 Gold Winner
Ancora Sangiovese – Italy
Approachable everyday drinking red. The perfect wine to be had with pasta, pizza and tomato sauces.
Borsao Garnacha – Spain
A dark, fruity red from the region’s premium producer.
Duc de Morny Picpoul – France
Incredibly vibrant and fresh -Picpoul is the next big thing!
Mont Rocher Viognier – France
A well balanced expression of Viognier.
Gavi di Gavi Alasia – Italy
Beautifully fresh yet complex Gavi from old vine fruit.
Borsao Macabeo – Spain
A ripe, fruity and refreshing white from the region’s premium producer.