lunes, 3 de marzo de 2014

SITT 2014 - The Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (UK Wine Fair)



SITT 2014 - THE SPECIALIST IMPORTERS TRADE TASTING (UK WINE FAIR)

The Specialist Importers Trade Tastings, better known as SITT within the industry, are a collection of focused wine tastings dedicated to serving the independent sector.

SITT Spring and SITT Autumn, well established in London and Manchester, only invite a hand-picked selection of specialist importers, boutique wineries and agencies to participate at the tastings. The audience is made-up of independent on and off-trade buyers and some of the country’s most influential wine columnists, bloggers and journalists.

New for 2013 is the addition of SITT Singapore, the first of the SITT Asia series. This tasting will bring SITT to a wider international audience of independent buyers and journalists looking for real wines.

For more informatión: www.sittastings.com


EXHIBITORS

- Genesis Wines: Genesis Wines provides trade customers throughout the UK with wines from the very best growers round the world focussing on excellence and value for money and, where possible, seeks out and works with those growers that employ sustainable methods of production.

Nathalie Nash
78 Tachbrook Street
London
SW1V 2NA
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7963 9068
Email: nathalien@genesiswines.com
Website: www.genesiswines.com

- Marcato Direct: Grouping Italian winemakers for the UK – Estate-produced wines from family-owned vineyards delivered simply and conveniently. We keep our costs to a minimum to maximise your selling power, a DPD pricing structure makes it possible for any UK merchant to add quality Italian wines to their porfolio.

Rebecca Skeels
Via Prandi 10
Roncà
Verona
37030
Italy

Tel: 0039 342 3895609
Email: rebecca@marcatodirect.co.uk
Website: www.marcatodirect.co.uk

- Grays & Feather: Specialist importer of fine sparkling wines from around the world, representing boutique producers with quality and value at heart. We consider ourselves storytellers as much as wine merchants, the wines we select tell stories of their region, culture, climate and the very grapes they are made from.

Andrew Gray, Amelia Clegg
34a Barnsbury St
Islington
London
N1 1ER
United Kingdom

Tel: 07920837807
Email: andrew@graysandfeather.com
Website: www.graysandfeather.com


- Wines of Chile: Wines of Chile is the organisation responsible for the promotion of Chilean wines in the UK, We are a small but dynamic team and will be on hand during both SITT events to answer any of your questions that you may have on Chile and its wines, as well as how Wines of Chile can work with your business.

Anita Jackson
PO Box 254
Worcester Park
KT4 9DU
United Kingdom

Tel: 0800 1114208 for calls from outside the UK +44 7436 580429
Email: info@winesofchile.org.uk
Website: www.winesofchile.org

- Romanian Winegrowers: The Romanian Winegrowers is an independent body made up of a group of the leading wine producers throughout Romania. Members include Halewood Romania, Recas, Stirbey, Vinarte and Petro Vaselo.

Jennifer Hawkins, Paul Evans
12-14 Bath Street
Hale
Cheshire
WA14 2EJ
United Kingdom

Tel: 01619429988
Email: jennifer@rumpuspr.com
Website: www.romanian-winegrowers.com

- Wines of Brasil: What’s trendy? Sparkling wines, Moscato, reds of lower alcohol. These are Brazil’s specialities too. Discover them at SITT. Find out how you can benefit from the World’s focus on Brazil as it prepares for 2 major sporting events. Win trips for you and your customers.

Judy Kendrick and Ana Sofia de Oliveira
Mill Lane
Bulkeley
Malpas
Cheshire
SY14 8BL
United Kingdom

Tel: 441829720130
Email: judy@jkmarketing.co.uk
Website: www.winesofbrasil.com / www.wakeupthebrazilianinyou.com


- Grape DnA: Grape DnA is a new distributor. Broad based like entry level Spanish and Prosecco, through internationally awarded wines. Attending are Austrian German and Italian wineries European representatives. Also hosting Californian wines from organic Parducci Wine Cellars. Wines offered Wholesale or ex cellar.

Mike Stead
Grd Flr Office
131 Teddington High Street
Middlesex
TW11 8HH
United Kingdom

Tel: 07900 670 470
Email: mike@questwinesuk.co.uk
Website:

- Legacy Wines: Representing a portfolio of quality brands for the modern consumer. At SITT we will be showcasing our new agency partners, offering the finest estate bottled wines from premium vineyards in key viticultural areas from all over the world.

Laura Delooze
The Winery
Fairhills Road
Irlam
Manchester
M44 6BD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)161 333 4300
Email: Info@Legacy-Wines.com
Website: www.LegacyWines.co.uk

- Jackson Nugent Vintners Ltd: We bring wines to buyers and sellers that excite and inspire. No clichés, no fancy logos, just sensationally typical wines from our family producers to help the merchants we work with, our partners, generate new, long term sales of better wines… raising an eye brow or two along the way!

Johnny Bingham
30 Homefield Road
Wimbledon Village
London
SW19 4QF
United Kingdom

Tel: 0208 9479722/ 07740 733199
Email: johnny@jnv.co.uk
Website: www.jnv.co.uk


- The Flying Corkscrew: Independent Wine Merchant, founded in 1996, importing high quality, great value wines from Europe for independent wine merchants and the on-trade.

Paul Johnson
The Lesser Barn, Whitehouse Farm
Gaddesden Row
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 6JA
United Kingdom

Tel: 01582 842150
Email: info@flyingcorkscrew.co.uk
Website: www.flyingcorkscrew.co.uk

- Howard Ripley Ltd: Specialist in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and German wines.

James Comyn, Jo-Ann Barrie
18 Madrid Rd
Barnes
London
United Kingdom

Tel: 0208 748 2608
Email: info@howardripley.com
Website: www.howardripley.com

- Top Selection: Top Selection’s mission is to sell some of the finest wines and spirits in the world. The company was founded with the objective of creating a unique wine and spirit distribution company to specialise in high-end niche products that are at the top of their respective categories.

Alastair Moss
16 Conduit Street
SW19 6SQ
London
United Kingdom

Tel: 08454103255
Email: info@topselection.co.uk
Website: www.topselection.co.uk


- The Antipodean Sommelier: The Antipodean Sommelier is a small, privately owned, specialist importer, currently supplying Award Winning NZ Wines from 5 exciting producers to the Independent Trade. Our portfolio includes the stunning Two Rivers range from Internationally acclaimed young winemaker, David Clouston.

Tony Wellings and James Leary
Barn End, 76 Cherry Orton Road
Orton Waterville
Peterborough
PE2 5EH
United Kingdom

Tel: 07789 898 017
Email: tony@taswines.co.uk
Website: www.taswines.co.uk

- Stevens Garnier: Stevens Garnier has built a reputation for unearthing seriously interesting wines with strong commercial appeal from all corners of the globe. It couples nearly 40 years’ service to the independent sector with the highest standards of customer service.

Daniel Hart
47 West Way
Botley
Oxford
United Kingdom

Tel: 01865 263300
Email: maria.snelling@stevensgarnier.co.uk
Website: www.stevensgarnier.co.uk

- Fields, Morris & Verdin: Fields, Morris & Verdin has evolved through organic growth and strategic acquisition from a small agency and retail wine business to become one of the UK’s foremost wine importers and distributors serving the UK restaurant and retail trades.

Lenka Sedlackova, Karen Jenkins
24-34 Ingate Place, Battersea
London
SW8 3NS
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7819 0360
Email: order@fmvwines.com
Website: www.fmvwines.com


- Gonzalez Byass: Gonzalez Byass continues to expand its premium wine portfolio with a fabulous range of wines from all over Spain, New Zealand, Australia and Chile. We are delighted to present a selection of Summery whites and roses which are perfect for Spring and Summer drinking.

Louise Bartholdi
The Hyde
Woodcock Hill, Coopers Green Lane
St Albans
Herts
St Albans
United Kingdom

Tel: 01707274790
Email: lba@gbuk.es
Website: www.gonzalezbyassuk.com

- Indigo wine: While still best known for our Spanish range, we have put much effort in strengthening our portfolio with a recent focus on South Africa and Australia. Our commitment to sourcing unusual, interesting wines has made us a favourite of the independent sector as well as many of the top UK

Jean-Remi Barris, Ben Henshaw, Alvaro Ribalta
Bon Marche Centre
241-251 Ferndale Road
Brixton
London
SW9 8BJ
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7733 8391
Email: remi@indigowine.com
Website: http://www.indigowine.com/

- Grossi Wines: Grossi Wines are specialist importers of high-quality artisan wines and craft beers from Italy. We work on an exclusive basis with our portfolio of small producers who employ traditional winemaking methods to create stunning, unique wines.

Gemma Adams
Warney Road
Two Dales
Matlock
Derbyshire
United Kingdom

Tel: 01629 733969
Email: info@grossiwines.co.uk
Website: www.grossiwines.co.uk


- Albion Wine Shippers Ltd.: Focusing on interesting, original and unique wines from the lesser seen regions of the world, with a mix of classic old and new world wines from Burgundy to Mexico via over 20 Spanish regions, Albion Wine Shippers are true specialist importers of distinct quality wines.

Phillip Amery
56 Lambs Conduit
London
Greater London
WC1N 3LW
United Kingdom

Tel: 442072420873
Email: info@albionwineshippers.co.uk
Website: www.albionwineshippers.co.uk

- Pol Roger Portfolio: Since its foundation in 1990, the Pol Roger Portfolio has grown to include a select group of predominantly family owned producers of first class wines and spirits.

Freya Miller
Shelton House
4 Coningsby Street
Hereford
HR1 2DY
United Kingdom

Tel: 01432262800
Email: freya.miller@polroger.co.uk
Website: http://www.polroger.co.uk/

- For the Love of Wine: For the Love of Wine is a family run business specialising in wines from Italy, Switzerland, Alsace and Franken. Our wines are made by producers who make quality wines from their hearts and like us believe that wine should be shared and enjoyed. Drop by, have a chat with Nicola, Robert and Ian.

Robert Steel
24 Swallow Close
Buckingham
MK18 7ER
United Kingdom

Tel: 447771701332
Email: robert.steel@fortheloveofwine.co.uk
Website: www.fortheloveofwine.co.uk


- Condor Wines: ‘‘Wine with Altitude’ from leading family producers located in Argentina’s key wine regions – Salta, Mendoza & Patagonia. We are also launching our new great-value ‘Santa Alba’ Chilean range & through our collaboration with ‘Aussie Rules Wines’ we’re showing some outstanding new artisan Aussie wines.

Lee Evans
Hampton Lane
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 2PT
United Kingdom

Tel: 07508 825 488
Email: lee@condorwines.co.uk
Website: www.condorwines.co.uk

- Louis Latour Agencies: We work with family-owned wineries from France and the New World who share our belief that good wines should be accessible to all, and made with care for the environment, vineyards and communities. New: Rimapere from Marlborough; a joint venture from Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and Terry Peabody.

Rebecca Fraser
PO Box 4286
London
W1A 7WL
United Kingdom

Tel: 442074097276
Email: enquiries@louislatour.co.uk
Website: www.louislatour.co.uk

- Seckford Agencies: Seckford Agencies are advocates for all things vinous from the Southern Hemisphere. Our focus has always been to work with family grower – owners who strive for quality. We work with like-minded Merchants introducing them to some fantastic wines made by people who really care about what they do.

Julie Maitland
Old Barn Farm
Harts Lane, Ardleigh
Colchester
CO7 7QQ
United Kingdom

Tel: 01206 231188
Email: julie@seckfordagencies.co.uk
Website: www.seckfordagencies.co.uk


- Forth Wines Limited: Forth Wines was established in Milnathort, Scotland in 1963 as a specialist importer of wines. Initially run as a cooperative, we moved into private ownership in the late 1980′s and are an independently owned Scottish Company. We work as UK Agents for a large number of family owned wineries.

Wendy MacDonald
Crawford Place
Milnathort
Kinross-shire
Scotland
KY13 9XF
United Kingdom

Tel: 01577866003
Email: wendy@forthwines.com
Website: forthwines.com

- Daniel Lambert Wines: As one of the UK’s leading agency’s we are very pleased to showcase some of our award winning wines. We shall be showing wines from France, Spain and our newest addition to the range from New Zealand.

Daniel Lambert or Louise Bell
5 Clos Iechydd
Bridgend
CF31 4BF
United Kingdom

Tel: 441656661010
Email: daniel@daniellambertwines.co.uk
Website: www.daniellambertwines.co.uk

- Las Bodegas: The UK’s leading specialist importer of wines from Argentina; dedicated to supplying the Independent Retail and On-Trade Sectors with unique, relevant wines. An unrivalled range of Malbecs from 15 very different producers, and over 100 ‘other’ wines to choose from.

Laurie Webster
Unit 2 Wellbrook Farm
Berkeley Road
Mayfield
East Sussex
TN20 6EH
United Kingdom

Tel: 441435874772
Email: sales@lasbodegas.co.uk
Website: www.lasbodegas.co.uk


- Wines of Bordeaux: Passionate about the small to medium sized family owned estates of Bordeaux and the South West. Each of our exclusive wines demonstrates the commitment of the producer to creating wonderful reflections of their own particular environment.

Chris Bailey
Department 33 – Wines of Bordeaux
58 Elms Crescent
London
SW4 8QY
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 3478 8090
Email: chris.bailey@department33.co.uk
Website: www.department33.co.uk

- Cachet Wine: Family owned and operated since 1906. Cachet Wine import and distribute carefully selected wines from independent producers globally and supply the UK Independent Wholesale and Retail sectors. Popular ranges are also available from France, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Australia,Chile, Argentina, SA, CA.

John Fozard
Wyke Way
Melton West Business Park
Melton
HU14 3BQ
United Kingdom

Tel: 447866258836
Email: sales@cachetwine.co.uk
Website: www.cachetwine.co.uk

- Alliance Wine: Alliance Wine import a large selection of wines from individual but uniformly inspirational vignerons. With two Masters of Wine at the helm, Alliance prides itself on sourcing wines with soul and personality, and also has a number of own production wines in its portfolio.

Rosie Clarkson
Alliance Wine
175-177 Borough High St
London
SE1 1HR
United Kingdom

Tel: 07825 278 548
Email: rosie.clarkson@alliancewine.co.uk
Website: www.alliancewine.co.uk


- Bottle Green Wines: Bottle Green Wines services the UK on-trade and independents with innovative partnerships with top-class producers around the world. Our range is tightly focused, available to order from our UK warehouse or direct from the producers’ cellar door, and is tailored to meet all wine tier requirements.

Kathryn
19 New Street
Horsforth
Leeds
United Kingdom

Tel: 0113 2054500
Email: kathryn-glass@bottlegreenwines.com
Website: www.bottlegreenwines.com

- Bancroft Wines: Bancroft Wines is a rapidly growing, London-based specialist wine distributor offering a complete and competitive range of exceptional wines. We are dedicated to delivering excellent advice and service and forming long-term relationships with clients and growers.

Claire Scott-Gall
Woolyard, 54 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3UD
United Kingdom

Tel: 0207 232 5452
Email: cscottgall@bancroftwines.com
Website: www.bancroftwines.com

- New Generation Wines: New Generation Wines is a young, dynamic importer of brilliant wines from across the wine world. We are pleased to be at SITT again this year showing a selection from across our range and including a number of exciting new additions alongside our more established agencies.

Andy Muscat
NGW Ltd
15 Highpoint Business Village
Ashford
KENT
TN24 8DH
United Kingdom

Tel: 01233 636365
Email: andy@newgenerationwines.com
Website: www.newgenerationwines.com


- Grossi Wines: Grossi Wines is a specialist importer of high quality Italian wines. All of our wines are sourced from small artisan producers who hand pick their grapes and use traditional winemaking methods, giving the greatest care and attention to their product.

Gemma
Grossi Wines
Warney Road
Two Dales
Matlock
Derbyshire
United Kingdom

Tel: 01629 733969
Email: info@grossiwines.co.uk
Website: www.grossiwines.co.uk

- Hispamerchants: Hispamerchants was established in 2002 as a specialist importer of Spanish & South American wines. We now represent over 20 producers and hold a portfolio of approximately 100 wines, beers and spirits. New wines on show include our Composed range, El Guardado Chic and Sol Fa Sol Malbec.

Neil Keeling
65-69 Shepherds Bush Green
Threshold & Union House
London
W12 8TX
United Kingdom

Tel: 447515539328
Email: neil@hispamerchants.com
Website: www.hispamerchants.co.uk

- Astrum Wine Cellars: Mentzendorff have been wine shippers since 1858 with a portfolio of fine wines and niche spirits from around the World. Each producer here is family owned and makes wine that truly represents its origin. We are a small team of highly passionate, service focused individuals.

Bruno Besa
Unit 7, Falcon Business Centre,
Willow Lane Industrial Estate
Mitcham
Surrey
CR4 4FG
United Kingdom

Tel: 02033284620
Email: info@astrumwinecellars.com
Website: www.astrumwinecellars.com


- Long Wines S.L: The best value wines in the world. And behind them the world’s most memorable wine stories. This is Spanish wine. This is our world. As Spanish wine exporters, based in Madrid, we believe passionately in the potential of Spanish wines and we are constantly seeking out new wines for the world mark.

William Long
Avenida del Puente Cultural Nº 8, Bloque B, Bajo 7- San Sebastián de los Reyes
Madrid/ 28120
Spain

Tel: 034 649 398 378
Email: william@william-long.com
Website: www.longwines.com

- O.W.LOEB & Co. LTD: Originally known for its range of fine Mosel wines; whilst this is still true it is its fabulous list of Burgundy Domains that it is famous for now. The company has been busy recently taking on top quality new properties in southern France, Spain, Italy, Argentina and Chile.

Francis Murray
3 Archie Street
London
SE1 3JT
United Kingdom

Tel: 07956 160702
Email: francis@owloeb.com
Website: www.owloeb.com

- McKinley Vintners Ltd: McKinley Vintners is a family owned agency house and wholesaler working with a range of producers who share our view that bigger isn’t necessarily better. Headed up by Champagne Gosset, our ‘independent friendly’ portfolio has a wide range of wines and spirits, each offering something different.

Katherine Wilson
14 Kennington Road
London
SE1 7BL
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7928 7300
Email: katherine@mckinleyvintners.co.uk
Website: www.mckinleyvintners.co.uk


- The Winemakers Club: Sourcing and supplying wines from Italy, Hungary and Australia. Small families with care for their land, embracing the traditional with the modern and coming out with something that, we hope, is a little interesting and enjoyable.

John Baum, Robin Baum
Rosebank Cottage
Vann Lane
Chiddingfold
Gu8 4XU
United Kingdom

Tel: 07793608959
Email: john@thewinemakersclub.co.uk
Website: www.thewinemakersclub.co.uk

- Pacta Connect: Croatian wine specialists, Pacta Connect focus on importing exquisite small production wines from the three main regions of Croatia – Slavonia, Dalmatia and Istria – as well as hand crafted wines from Slovenia and northern Adriatic Italy, and sell to independent wine merchants and top restaurants.

Trevor Long

Tel: 01273 607711
Email: info@pactaconnect.co.uk
Website: www.pactaconnect.co.uk

- Pimlico Cellars Agencies: Well established dynamic team that has built a reputation through a combination of good service and integrity. With top family owned producers from Chile, Argentina, South Africa, and producers in France & Italy we offer great value at all prices.

John Trevena & Charlie Hunter
33 Churton Street
London
SW1V 2LT
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7834 3647
Email:
Website: www.pimlicodozen.com


- H2Vin Ltd: H2Vin has established a reputation for offering an exceptional range of authentic and individual wines to hotels and restaurants, as well as independent wine merchants across the UK. We pride ourselves on working mostly with smaller, family-owned wineries that excel in everything they do.

Alexandra Howard
3rd Floor, 15 King Street
London
WC2E 8HN
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 3478 7376
Email: info@h2vin.co.uk
Website: www.h2vin.co.uk

- New Zealand Winegrowers: New Zealand Winegrowers is the national organisation for New Zealand’s grape and wine sector. The organisation currently has approximately 1000 grower members and 700 winery members.

Chris Stroud
80 Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4TE
United Kingdom

Tel: 0207 973 8079
Email: cstroud@nzwine.com
Website: www.nzwine.com

- Hatch Mansfield: Every one of our producers is independent and family owned. All own 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.

Lynn Murray / Rachel Hollinrake
New Bank House
1 Brockenhurst Road
Ascot
SL5 9DJ
United Kingdom

Tel: 01344 87180
Email: rachelhollinrake@hatch.co.uk
Website: www.hatchmansfield.com


- Mentzendorff & Co Ltd: Mentzendorff have been wine shippers since 1858 with a portfolio of fine wines and niche spirits from around the World. Each producer here is family owned and makes wine that truly represents its origin. We are a small team of highly passionate, service focused individuals.

Alexandra Hale
Mentzendorff & Co. Prince Consort House
27-29, Albert Embankment
London
SE17TJ
United Kingdom

Tel: 0207 840 3613
Email: alex@mentzendorff.co.uk
Website: www.mentzendorff.co.uk

- Veritaus & Co. Ltd: Veritaus is the wholesale division of El Vino (established in 1879). We specialise in distributing non ‘run of the mill’ wines from boutique wineries throughout the world – both cheap or expensive. If you are interested in New World or Traditionasl we will be delighted to look after your needs.

Anthony Mitchell
Vintage House
Hare Place
Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1BJ
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7353 5384
Email: ant@elvino.co.uk
Website: www.elvino.co.uk

- Moreno Wines: Moreno Wines have been supplying the independent wine sector for over 30 years. We our agents for wines from Spain, Italy, Portugal and Chile. we have over 300 wines within our portfolio from the well known region of Rioja to the more obscure region of Chacoli, Gavi to Sicily, Alantejano to Setubal.

Abbi Moreno
11 MArylands Road
Maida Vale
London
W9 2DU
United Kingdom

Tel: 442072899952
Email: abbi@moreno-wines.co.uk
Website: www.moreno-winesuk.co.uk


- Richmond Wine Agencies: Richmond Wine Agencies is a family owned wine company supplying the independent sector of the UK market. We represent a number of wineries from all over the globe, Geoff Merrill, Mt Difficulty and Ramon Bilbao to name a few. We very much look forward to meeting you at SITT 2014.

Mark Isham
Ellis of Richmond
1 The Links
Popham Close, Hanworth
Middlesex
United Kingdom

Tel: 07824816971
Email: mark@richmondwineagencies.com

- Amathus Drinks: Amathus Drinks is a dynamic, family-owned importer and distributor of speciality wines and spirits. While the core focus of Amathus’s business has historically been spirits, over the last six years the company has compiled an impressive wine portfolio driven by small growers and hand-crafted wines.

Alex Down
309 Elveden Road
Park Royal
London
NW10 7ST
United Kingdom

Tel: 07889707642
Email: info@amathusdrinks.com
Website: www.amathusdrinks.com

- Thorman Hunt & Co Ltd: Thorman Hunt was established in 1978 to provide top quality examples of individual French growers wines to the UK Independent Wine Trade. Today, 95% of the growers represented are French but we are also UK agents for great producers from Italy, Lebanon, Hungary, California and New Zealand.

Jeremy Hunt, Andrew Hawes
4 Pratt Walk
London
SE11 6AR
United Kingdom

Tel: 0207 735 6511
Email: sales@thormanhunt.co.uk
Website: www.thormanhunt.co.uk


- World Wine Agencies: World Wine Agencies specialises in delivering high quality wines & they are all 100% exclusive to the independent sector, with numerous awards, reviews & accolades. Awarded Best Overall Agent/Distributor of the Year(small) & Commended in Best Disributor/Supplier to Independents – Harpers 2013.

Emma Blackmore, Tony Schendel, Nicky Burston
44 Willow Walk
London
SE1 5SF
United Kingdom

Tel: 0755 008 1905 Emma 07803962428 Tony
Email: eb@worldwineagencies.com
Website: www.worldwineagencies.com

- Winegrowers Direct Ltd: “Drink the View!” I work with independent family growers whose wines give a sense of place and the personality of the winemaker, showing good typicity and real quality; with elegance, balance and great drinkability. I specialise in the Rhone and Burgundy, “inspirational wines” you will love to sell.

Jonathan Kinns
2 Station Road
Swavesey
Cambridge
CB24 4QJ
United Kingdom

Tel: 01954 230176
Email: jk@winegrowers.net
Website:

- Gonzalez Byass: Famous for its world-class Sherries, Gonzalez Byass has expanded into light wines, such as Beronia & Vinas del Vero, earning an enviable reputation for its top-quality range. Undurraga, Jackson Estate & Wirra Wirra complete the portfolio, alongside Champagne Deutz and Ports from Quinta do Noval.

Louise Bartholdi
The Hyde
Woodcock Hill, Coopers Green Lane
St Albans
United Kingdom

Tel: 07795838837
Email: lba@gbuk.es
Website: www.gonzalezbyassuk.com


- Casa Leal: Irreverent wines for every day drinking and some for those special moments from Portugal, and now also from Brazil. Expect established wine makers but there are plenty wines from the youngsters in the scene. We offer wines for the adventurous.

Miguel Leal
1B Herbert Street
London
NW5 4HA
United Kingdom

Tel: 447957572957
Email: miguel@casaleal.co.uk
Website: www.casaleal.co.uk

- Robert Rolls & Co: Robert Rolls & Co is an independent merchant working directly with small domaines in France. We focus on terroir driven styles that reflect France’s regional character, with a particular strength in our Burgundy portfolio.

Catherine Petrie
55 ST JOHN STREET
LONDON
EC1M 4AN
United Kingdom

Tel: 0203 215 0011
Email: catherine@rollswine.com
Website: www.robertrolls.com

- Armit Wines: Armit Wines offers an award winning selection of wines. The company’s wine list incorporates top Burgundies and is a recognised Bordeaux specialist and ranks amongst the biggest importers of First Growths. The company also holds exclusive agencies for some of the finest Italian producers.

Rhian Rosser
5 Royalty Studios
105 Lancaster Road
London
W11 1QF
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7908 0626
Email: rrosser@armitwines.co.uk
Website: www.armitwines.co.uk


- Burridges of Arlington St: Specialist importer of fine, carefully selected Spanish wines in our 30th year of trading. Our aim is to source great Spanish wines highlighting the indigenous differences. We act as agents for small family-owned Single Estate wineries and distribute our wines through leading independent retailers.

Edward Burridge
BURRIDGE HOUSE
PRIESTLEY WAY
CRAWLEY
SUSSEX
RH10 9NT
United Kingdom

Tel: 01293 530151
Email: edward@burridgewine.com
Website: www.burridgewine.com

- Peter Osborne Fine Wines Ltd: We have 45 years of experience offering exclusively shipped wines from small and larger producers from all over the World. Excellent wines from the Coteaux de Languedoc, Ch. de Parenchere Bordeaux, Dom. Besancenot Burgundies, Willi Gisselbrecht Alsace, Rossendale Wines New Zealand and many more.

Martin Chapman
Watcombe Manor Farm
Ingham Lane
Watlington OX49 5EB
United Kingdom

Tel: 01491 612311
Email: info@peterosbornewine.co.uk
Website: www.peterosbornewine.co.uk

- Charles Taylor Wines: The leading supplier of domaine-bottled Burgundy to the UK trade. We also represent top estates from the Rhône, Bordeaux, the Loire, Champagne and Germany. We supply the independent sector and multiples with outstanding wines from passionate and talented winemakers from both UK stock and ex-cellars.

Niina Cunynghame-Lang
11 Catherine Place
London
SW1E 6DX
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7821 1772
Email: niina@charlestaylorwines.com
Website: www.charlestaylorwines.com


- Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies: Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS), three time winner of the IWSC Importer of the Year trophy has been importing and sourcing distinct regional wines, exclusively for the UK independent trade, from family run wineries in key winegrowing areas for almost 30 years.

David Wright
28 Recreation Ground Road
Stamford
Lincolnshire
PE9 1EW
United Kingdom

Tel: 01306631155
Email: orders@abswineagencies.co.uk
Website: www.abswineagencies.co.uk

SPRING CLEAN YOUR WINE LIST

Source: Harpers.co.uk - 26 February 2014

Ahead of this month’s SITT tastings, Erin Smith talks to key suppliers about how they hope to help independents give their range a boost

In response to the demand from the trade for more focused tastings for the independent sector of the UK market, the increasingly popular annual Specialist Importers Trade Tasting - SITT to those in the know - is yet again on the horizon.

This year, SITT, to held in Manchester and London, will feature over 65 exhibitors, consisting of specialist importers, boutique wineries and agencies all focused on the independent and the on and off- trade sectors.

The tasting offers hand-selected suppliers the opportunity to showcase individual wines that are different, not mainstream and often come from smaller producers and lesser-known regions. It is an opportunity for buyers to discover rare, unique and often new wines.

We caught up with a few of the exhibitors to get a sense of how significant the independent sector is and why SITT is important to their businesses’bottom line.


THE PLAYERS:

- Alex Down, wine brand ambassador, Amathus Drinks (Table 19)
- Chris Bailey, co-owner, Department 33 (Table 9)
- Craig Duggan, business development manager, Signature Wines/Stobi Winery (Table 41)
- Jean-Remi Barris, on-trade sales manager, Indigo Wine (Table 47)
- Miriam Spears, sales director, Alliance Wine (Table 7)
- Richard Hitchcock, marketing and operations director, and Antony Mclndoe, director of on-trade sales, Bottle Green Wines (Table 53)
- Tony Wellings and James Leary, co-directors, The Antipodean Sommelier (Table 30)
- World Wine Agencies team (Table 62)

What is It about the independent sector that appeals to your business?

- Alliance Wine: Everything! This is what we are geared up for and the main focus of our business drive this year. We are not selling direct to the on-trade outside of London and Scotland, so this is clearly a strategic focus for us.

- The Antipodean Sommelier: The independents we already deal with are friendly, innovative, approachable, loyal and flexible. What more could you want as a supplier?

- Indigo Wine: We like quirky, unusual wines and they are the best people to push them. They are usually very passionate about wine and always keen to try out new things.

- Department 33: We are a small independent importer working with small-to-medium-sized producers, so our ethos and volumes are well suited to the independent sector.

- World Wine Agencies: The people. The independent sector is loaded with great business people who happen to be nuts about wine and are really enjoyable to work with!

- Bottle Green Wines: The independent sector is important to our business - and to our wineries - because it offers so much more diversity. We are able to bring more interesting and less mainstream wines to what is a growing, dynamic and more loyal sector.


Why did you choose SITT Spring?

- Bottle Green Wines: We have showcased our wines at SITT for a number of years now and find the quality and quantity of customers attending to be the best of all the tastings we participate in throughout the year.

- Alliance Wine: We believe that SITT is the best and most relevant trade tasting to show our wines in at the moment. It attracts the right type of customer and, after our debut at SITT Autumn where our table was always really busy, it was a no-brainer.

- World Wine Agencies: SITT is the most appropriate tasting for our market because of its focus on the independent sector. We have participated in SITT for the past two years and we have always been delighted with the quality and relevance of the attendees. We have always generated some great business from our stand, striking a good balance between both expanding our range with existing customers and attracting new ones.

- Signature Wines: We attended SITT last year and had a great reaction from the visitors so we did not hesitate to book again. We represent Stobi Wines from the Republic of Macedonia, and as a new and emerging region to the UK it is important for us to get the name and wine in front of key industry buyers. There is a real buzz for wines from the Balkans at the moment and we want to maximise that excitement.

- Department 33: Personal experience of visiting and recommendations from others in the industry.

- Indigo Wine: Because we like the format, the venues are well chosen, there is plenty of natural light and there's enough space so that we don’t walk on each other but it’s not so big that people get lost.

It’s also a good time to catch up with all our customers after January/February which is generally very quiet.

- The Antipodean Sommelier: We are a specialist New Zealand importer/distributor which owns vineyards and is close friends with our winemakers. We have been around for about two and a half years, have an award-winning portfolio, and only sell to independent wine merchants and regional on-trade wholesalers. SITT is the perfect match for us. We booked in as soon as we were given the opportunity!


Who are you hoping to talk shop with at your stand?

- Signature Wines: Buyers looking for the not undiscovered and exciting region to hit the I K. The Antipodean Sommelier: Anyone who likes their suppliers to be truly independent, passionate and completely transparent.

- Indigo Wine: Any buyer interested in artisanal, terroi r- driven wines, a lot of them organic/ biodynamic, from Spain, South Africa and Australia especially.

- Department 33: Independent French and European restaurants who would like to introduce their customers to new great wines.
Alliance Wine: Any on and off-trade buyers will find something interesting to try on our table. We offer independent producers, interesting wines, exciting styles and great packaging.

- World Wine Agencies: Any independent who is looking for different and great value wines. We were voted Best Agent (Small) in the Harpers Awards 2013 and shortlisted as best supplier to independents in 2012 and 2013, and we have references from a whole host of great independ¬ents. So if you only visit a few tables at the tasting, you should make sure we are one of them!

Any special promotions or offers for visitors?

Signature Wines: Absolutely! Free delivery on all orders of 10 dozen cases or more to anywhere in the UK.

Indigo Wine: Yes, but you need to visit our table! Department 33: Yes, six bottles for the price of five on first orders of all new lines.

Alliance Wine: We will be offering a case of wine to anyone who opens an account with us as a result of visiting the stand.

World Wine Agencies: We will have a launch offer for our new Chilean range.

SITT THE FACTS:

- WHO: Specialist importers, on-trade buyers and independent merchants
- WHAT: 62 exhibitors, including Wines of Brasil and CN Kopke masterclasses
- WHEN:
Manchester: Monday, February 24, 10.30am-5pm
London: Wednesday, February 26, 10.30am-6pm
- WHERE:
Manchester: The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club
London: Lindley Hall, The Royal Horticultural Halls
- REGISTRATION: sittastings.com/spring

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