Inn Express Wine Portfolio

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INN EXPRESS WINE COLLECTION


INN EXPRESS WINE COLLECTION A WARM WELCOME Since February 2002 when we first opened our doors, the business has evolved significantly. Throughout this time we have developed a passion for great wine. This portfolio, from its design to compilation, reflects the rich diversity of people, places, wines & values that are at the core of what we do at Inn Express. We are proud of our wine collection and we feel that it perfectly reflects our ethos as a business. We champion the smaller, independent producer but also those looking to offer their customers a point of difference. At a time when great wines are now being produced all around the world, we have carefully selected our range to complement this. We look to source wines that you won’t find on the supermarket shelves, wines that are grown, crafted and packaged specifically for the Independent sector. We are constantly analysing trends and as such have recently added wines from Japan & Uruguay and have also included a large selection of natural & organic wines. Above all, we pride ourselves on offering value for money across our entire range. We hope you enjoy the new portfolio and please do not hesitate to contact your account manager for further assistance.

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DENNIS HALL Chairman

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CONTENTS

04 16

38 44

20 28 34

50 52 56

CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINES plus wine on tap

ARGENTINA

USA

68 69 70 75

I TA LY

SLOVENIA

NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA

CHILE

U R U G U AY

SOUTH AFRICA

a world of discovery Japan, Romania, Austria, Portugal, Moldova

CONTACT DETAILS

SPAIN

ENGLAND

Who ya gonna call? (or email!)

FEATURES

32 37 55 62 72

INCREASE YOUR WINE SALES

10 18 26 31

UPGRADE your bubbles

Le Verre de Vin systems

it’s not all about Prosecco or Champagne

ORGANIC & NATURAL WINES The essential guide

meet the maker

Jo Nash - McPherson wines

DITCH THE CORKSCREW Canned wine is here

GIVE PAÍS A CHANCE Q&A with Christian Sepúlveda - Bouchon wines

meet the maker Charles Bieler - Mixing it up in the USA

WHAT’S IN YOUR BOTTLE

ORANGE WINe

What do you get for your money?

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What is it?

AVAILABLE IN

WINE COLOUR INDICATORS

SPARKLING WINE COLOUR INDICATORS

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ORGANIC

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DENOTES A NATURAL WINE

CERTIFIED ORGANIC WINE

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WINE SUITABLE FOR VEGANS

DENOTES AN ORANGE WINE

DENOTES A BIODYNAMIC WINE

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WINE PRODUCED IN CARBON NEUTRAL FACILITY

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CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE The sparkling wine category has seen a huge boost in recent years, due mainly to the resurgence of the humble Glera grape (Prosecco’s primary grape). Despite this, Champagne sales remain steady and offer customers a genuine sense of aspiration

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A beautifully coloured rosé with delicate red berry fruit on the nose. Bright, juicy and creamy on the palate with a core of ripe red fruit and a delicately scented finish.

GRAND RESERVE BRUT ROSÉ Pierre Mignon

Ayala is having a resurgance! If you’re looking for authentic pink from a very respected house but doesn’t charge the earth, this is your wine. Trust us... This is great!

A vivacious sparkling made with Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc grapes. Lemon; baked apple; honeysuckle and hazelnut character, and an elegant long finish.

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ROSÉ MAJEUR NV Ayala

SPECIAL CUVÉE Sixteen Ridges

BLANC DE BLANC Ruinart | Reims

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BRUT GOLD Armand de Brignac | Reims

£££££

GRAND CUVÉE Krug | Reims

£££££

ROSÉ Lanson | Reims

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BLACK LABEL Lanson | Reims

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CORDON ROUGE Mumm | Reims

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BRUT NV Taittinger | Reims

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PRESTIGE ROSÉ Taittinger | Reims

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CRISTAL Louis Roederer | Reims

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ROSÉ PONSARDIN NV Veuve Clicquot | Reims

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PONSARDIN BRUT NV Veuve Clicquot | Reims

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ROSÉ D’ASSEMBLAGE BRUT NV Gremillet | Troyes

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SÉLECTION BRUT NV Gremillet | Troyes

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GRAND RESERVE PREMIER CRU Pierre Mignon | Le Breuil

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GRAND RESERVE BRUT ROSÉ NV Pierre Mignon | Le Breuil

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CUVÉE ROSÉ NV Laurent Perrier | Tours-sur-Marine

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BRUT MAJEUR NV Ayala | Aÿ

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ROSÉ MAJEUR NV Ayala | Aÿ

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SPECIAL CUVÉE BRUT Bollinger | Aÿ

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ROSÉ NV Bollinger | Aÿ

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SALMON BRUT Billecart | Aÿ

£££££

SALMON ROSÉ Billecart | Aÿ

£££££

VINTAGE Dom Perignon | Hautvilliers

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BELLE EPOQUE VINTAGE Perrier Jouet | Epernay

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GRANDE BRUT Perrier Jouet | Epernay BLASON ROSÉ Perrier Jouet | Epernay IMPERIAL BRUT NV Moët et Chandon | Epernay

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ROSÉ IMPERIAL Moët et Chandon | Epernay

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BUBBLES...

IS IT TIME TO OFFER SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE NORM? THE

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Spanish ONE

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UPGRADED! GIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS A CHOICE OF GREAT PROSECCO UPGRADES & ALTERNATIVES THE

English ONE

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P R O S ECCO PROSECCO EXTRA DRY NV La Vita Sociale | Veneto

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£££

PROSECCO BRUT DOC Terre di Guilio | Veneto

£££

PROSECCO SPUMANTE BRUT NV Lunetta | Veneto

£££

PROSECCO SPUMANTE BRUT NV Dolce Collini | Veneto

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PROSECCO SPUMANTE MILLESIMATO Biscardo | Veneto

PROSECCO SPUMANTE BRUT NV Ceradello | Veneto R OSÉ

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Chardonnay | Teroldego

Lunetta | Trentino, Italy ROSÉ SPUMANTE BRUT

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Merlot | Raboso

Casa Defra | Veneto, Italy ROSÉ BRUT NV Chapel Down | Kent, England

££££

PINOT GRIGIO ROSÉ Mirabello | Veneto, Italy ESTATE NV ROSÉ Oxney Estate | Sussex, England

PINOT NOIR ROSÉ Sixteen Ridges | Ledbury, Herefordshire

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CLASSIC Oxney Estate | Sussex, England

ESTATE NV Oxney Estate | Sussex, England

SIGNATURE CUVÉE Sixteen Ridges | Ledbury, England

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BRUT NV Chapel Down | Kent, England

DURELLO Palladiano | Veneto, Italy

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CAVA BRUT NV Mas Macia | Penedes, Spain

£££

CREMANT DE LOIRE Dom des Baumard | Loire, France

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Lunetta | Trentino

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PROSECCO SPUMANTE BRUT NV Lunetta | Veneto

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PROSECCO BRUT DOC Terre di Guilio | Veneto

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PROSECCO FRIZZANTE Casa Defra | Veneto

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SPARKLING WINE - ON TAP Serving wine on tap is cheaper, faster, better quality and more environmentally friendly than from bottles. Everybody wins! Better freshness, economics, convenience and eco-friendliness. Besides, serving wine from a keg is kind of cool!


Frizzenti are the UK leaders in still and sparkling wines, on tap. They source great quality wines from vineyards across Europe and supply these to pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels.

A better way THE BENEFITS to enjoy wine by the glass SERVE A BETTER GLASS OF WINE

CHEAPER THAN THE SAME WINE IN A BOTTLE

Kegs do away with labels, No oxidization of the corks and glass saving wine means every glass is on packaging. Transport fresh from the first to the costs are also lower as last. Our cooler systems QUALITY WINES ON TAP more liquid travels per control the temperature lorry This means a lower the wine on demand, • Noofwine oxidation price per cl on a like for so every glass is served at • A fresh glasstemperature of wine each timelike basis. the perfect

SUPPORT THE ENVIRONMENT •

Reduce packaging (bottles, corks, labels, crates) Minimise the carbon footprint through recyclable kegs

BOOST YOUR PROFIT • • • •

No time lost in opening and closing bottles. Pour a glass in seconds Minimise wastage: no throwing away half-full, spoiled bottles Optimise space efficiency: no chilled bottle storage or removal of empties

• No product wastage • Higher service speed • No bottle storage • Better for the environment

T H E TA P S STYLISH & SLEEK Frizzenti use the best possible equipment to INon FIVE VARIETIES ensure the productAVAILABLE stands out your bar. It can be installed on existing equipment or as a stand alone font. Frizzenti are wine installation experts and are able to provide packages including site survey, equipment installation and on-going support. SAUVIGNON ROSÉ DRY Their national installation contractor stocks a wide rangeTOURIGA of wine NACIONALon tap BLANC RHEINHESSEN equipment and is able to attend service calls within 6 hours Total piece of mind.

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THE KEGS 100% recyclable 20L kegs. These kegs are one-way which means once you’ve emptied all the wine they can be disposed of with the rest of your recycling. Frizzenti wines are supplied in two types of keg, Polykeg for sparkling wines and KeyKey for still wines.

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M E E T the makers The Falasco family have deep roots in the wine industry. Back in 1939, a young Don Lolo Falasco started selling wine from the front of his bike... he had ambition and a dream to make top quality wines; wines of personality, character, and a style that truly expresses the virtues of their terroir. After much hard work, innovation and investment in technology, today Bodega Los Haroldos are one of Argentina’s leading family-owned wineries. Third generation Jorge Falasco now leads the destiny of this family business, and many of the fourth generation work with him, ensuring the future of the family’s involvement in the production of fine wines. The vineyards are planted in the Mendoza region of Argentina, on premium high-altitude sites over 3000 ft above sea level, where the winters are chilly, summers are dry and hot, nights are cool, and the vines are fed by the snow melt water from the Andes Mountains. Malbec in particular loves altitude. The soaking sun fills grapes to the brim with flavour. The cold nights serve to lock this in. We’re delighted to have added 2 stunning Malbecs from Los Haroldos to our range, to enable to choose the one that best suits your business. For more information on our range of Los Haroldos wines check out inn-express.com or pages 16-17 of this collection INN EXPRESS DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR | THE WINE COLLECTION | 2019\20


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Our best selling new wOrld range, fOunders stOne is strOngly branded and the range cOntains sOmething fOr all sectOrs frOm

5 cOntinents,

inspired by the fOunding settlers Of these new wine prOducing cOuntries.

SAUVIGNON BLANC Founders Stone | Chile

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CHARDONNAY Founders Stone | Australia

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PINOT GRIGIO Founders Stone | Moldova

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WHITE ZINFANDEL Founders Stone | USA

£

SHIRAZ Founders Stone | Australia

£

MERLOT Founders Stone | Moldova

£

CABERNET SAUVIGNON Founders Stone | Chile

THE FOUNDERS STONE RANGE IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS 1/4 BOTTLE (187.5 SINGLE SERVE BOTTLES

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NEUTRAL

All Founders Stone wines are bottled at a sustainable & Carbon neutral facility


ARGENTINA In a nutshell, Argentina offers big, ripe wines and of course world-renowned Malbec. The main Argentine wine region, Mendoza, is tucked up high against the Andes. You could say that Argentina offers us "wine with altitude!".

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Bright tropical fruit with citrus aromas, concentrated apple and pear with refreshing and balancing acidity

It’s not all about Malbec! Peach and apricot with some floral and aromatic notes. The palate is complex, fresh and unctuous with a lingering finish

ORGANIC

CHARDONNAY Cameleon Mendoza

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VIOGNIER Blue Horn Mendoza

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Great things are done when men and mountains meet This Malbec is packed full of blueberry, blackcurrant and plum with a complex and delicious finish

MALBEC Man Meets Mountain Mendoza

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CHARDONNAY Cameleon | Mendoza

ORGANIC

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MALBEC Santuario | Mendoza

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MALBEC Man Meets Mountain | Mendoza

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MALBEC Cameleon | Mendoza MERLOT Cameleon | Mendoza

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MALBEC Trueno | Mendoza

£££

MALBEC Despacito | Mendoza

££

VIOGNIER Blue Horn | Mendoza

££

TORRONTES Blue Horn | Mendoza

££

MALBEC ROSÉ Blue Horn | Mendoza

££

MALBEC Blue Horn | Mendoza

££

MALBEC Pablo y Walter | Mendoza

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M E E T the maker Ever thought about the person responsible for the wine inside the bottles on your back bar? We did.. So we had the labourous task of chatting all things wine with one of Australias best known wine makers. Its a tough life!! raduating from the multiG campus Charles Sturt University, Jo worked under

Andrew McPherson’s tutelage and in 2011 was appointed Winemaker at The McPherson Wine Co in the emerging wine region of Victoria. They have been producing high quality wine since 1968 with the McPherson family still very much integral to its day-to-day running. Jo’s passion and natural feel for winemaking is evident in every aspect of her life. So, the obvious question, why wine? A great question! I guess it was from a curiosity of how one product can be so varied to make it loved by so many people with such different tastes. Really it’s all about wondering how the same grape variety can create such different wines. For example, if you drink a Shiraz from France, it’s completely different grape to a Shiraz from Australia. The same grape with different regions, different climates and different growing techniques. The winemaking team has so much control over the whole process, you can easily see

the passion and skill involved. There is a definite science behind winemaking, but its more than just chemistry – winemaking is science and art together. What is the one aspect of your job that might surprise people? Winemaking is not about drinking wine all day. You’ll be surprised how many people think we spend our days tasting wines and having long lunches. Don’t get me wrong, we do taste our wines to make sure the taste and quality is right, but years of hard work need to be done before we can get to this point. Anyone thinking of becoming a winemaker will find it an incredibly rewarding career – there’s few other products which make people smile so much as wine. But they need to be prepared to work hard and not give up, and always listen to feedback both good and bad. What do you find is the hardest part of any harvest? It would have to be the long hours and spending time away from my kids. Harvest can last anything from eight to 12 weeks, depending on

the season. During this time we usually work six or seven days per week, 12 – 14 hours per day. And, the winemaker is always on call, which could mean a call out during the middle of the night. My husband is also a winemaker, we support each other and our family during harvest time. Our children love learning about the winemaking process and, although it’s too busy for them to come to the winery during harvest, we’ve even started to make our own batch at home. What does the future hold for McPherson Wines? Another 50 years of innovative and ground-breaking wines one would expect. Hopefully we’ll continue to grow and evolve, but the important thing is to never compromise quality. We don’t have any dreams to take over the wine world, that’s not what we want to do. If we get too big we could lose our family feel. For more information on our range of McPherson wines check out

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AUSTRALIA Australia has been at the cutting edge of New World wine for a number of years. It's true to say growers are now under increasing pressure from limited water supply and whilst yields may have dropped, quality certainly hasn't. Australia excels in mid-range varietals and our long association with McPhersons Wines is testamount to that. They are real magicians, it’s the equivalent to using sandpaper on a cricket ball!

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Living up to their name, Wild & Wilder introduce the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa. Each year, the slate is wiped clean and with no preconceptions, every vintage is original. Drawing on fruit from historic vineyards across South Australia, this delicious wine captures the very essence of one season in a playful format that just demands to be drunk

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TABULA RASA NOUN (tab-yuh-luh rah-suh) 1. an opportunity for a fresh start; clean slate

First recorded in 1525-35 tabula rasa is from the latin word tabula rāsa which means scraped tablet or clean slate

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#V18 WHITE Tabula Rasa | Southern Australia

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#V18 RED Tabula Rasa | Southern Australia

50cl

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CHARDONNAY One Chain Googly | South East

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SHIRAZ CABERNET One Chain The Wrong ‘un | South East

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON Speak Easy | Currency Creek

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PINOT GRIS Speakeasy | Currency Creek

££

CABERNET SAUVIGNON Ten Pound Poms | Currency Creek

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£££

LAGREIN, SHIRAZ, DURIF LSD | Barossa

££££

GEE WHIZ TRAM DRIVER Gewürtztraminer | Barossa

££££

CHARDONNAY Water Stop | South East

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SHIRAZ Water Stop | South East

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CHARDONNAY McPhersons | Goulburn Valley, Victoria

££

SHIRAZ McPhersons | Victoria, S/E Australia

££

MERLOT McPhersons | Victoria, S/E Australia

££

CHARDONNAY Sunburnt | Goulburn Valley, Victoria

£££

SHIRAZ TEMPRANILLO Moonstruck | Central Victoria

£££

SHIRAZ Don’t Tell Gary | Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria

£££

GRENACHE, SHIRAZ, MATARO The Unforgettable | Clare Valley, S Australia

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RIESLING The Courtesan | Clare Valley, S Australia

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We love these! Celebrate the transient and hidden beauty in both our cities and winery. Each bottle of McPherson Laneway will be enjoyed in a unique environment and appreciated in a different way. We hope you enjoy the colour and texture of each of our laneways.

SHIRAZ Laneway Series | Victoria

£££

VERMENTINO Laneway Series | Victoria

£££

CHARDONNAY Laneway Series | Victoria

£££

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A BIT

CLASSIC WINES FROM DOWN

SUNBURNT CHARDO NNAY A r i ch and textual wine d i sp l ayi ng l ove l y aromas o f trop i cal fr u i ts wi th a hint of ap p l e an d sp i ce. The p al ate i s m outh - fi l l i ng and g e ne rou s wi th exce l lent l e ng th an d har m ony car r yi ng the fr u i t to a full cl e an fi ni sh. Love l y light oak b al an ce s and co mpletes the p i ctu re. A m ar vello us wi n e m atch wi th any meal and i s b e st se r ve d slightly ch i l l e d to al l ow the full texture of th e wi n e to fl our i sh .

MOONSTRUCK S HI RAZ , T E M P RANILLO Ri ch, wi th e l e g an t and chal ky tan n i n s, thi s wi ne i s a l ove l y b l end o f b l ackb e r r y an d p e pper with a hi nt of savou r y fruit and wond e r ful l e ng th . With we l l i n te g rate d French oak com p l i m e nti n g the sp i cy p al ate, thi s i s a wine to b e e nj oye d wi th fo o d, al l owi ng the l e n g thy chalky tanni ns of Te m p ranillo to com p l i m e nt th e r i pe Shiraz fr u i t

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A light to med iu m bod ie d win e with a sligh t ly f lora l, citric nose. On t h e p a late we fi nd a lmond , g ree n a p ple and li me wi th a se a spray finish and a lo n g ref resh in g finish. Light o a k t h e n balances a nd comp le tes t h e pic ture. A marve llou s match with any meal

DON’T TELL GARY SHIRAZ This wine i s a la b ou r of love – one the a ccou n t a n t s did n’t know abou t . I n 2014, wi nemaker J o N a sh discovered an exce p t ion a l parcel of Shi ra z f rom the Grampians w h ich she gentl y cru sh ed , t h en tucked away in some ridiculously ex p en sive French oak bar rels to a ge for 12 months. T h e w in e spea k s for itself – min ima l interventi on, pu r it y of f ru it , Shiraz at i ts b est . IN N EXP R ESS D R IN KS D I STR I B U TO R | TH E W I N E CO L L E C TI O N | 201 9/20


Christian Se PS. This isn't him, but we liked the picture and this guy looks cool right?

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epúlveda epúlveda Voted ‘Best Wine Maker’ by the Chilean Wine Press and ‘Best Young Wine Maker’ by no less than Tim Atkin MW

This is him! #bluesteel

We had the pleasure of firing a few quick questions to Bouchon Family chief winemaker Christian Sepúlveda So Christian, it seems fitting to ask, where did it all begin?

picking them early and fermenting at low temperatures in ceramic tanks.

I studied oenology (wine-making) at the University of Chilé, then my my first wine making role was in New Zealand, working with biodynamic agriculture, followed by a mind-blowing role working with Grand Crus in Burgundy. Then I returned to Chilé and in 2016 became chief winemaker in Bouchon Family wines. I have visited many other wine regions around the world, and I think you have to know and to try different types of wines, to expand your vision and to be able to innovate in a consistent way.

So what does all that do to the País wine?

But wine is a traditional, agricultural product, so isn’t it hard to innovate with? It’s true that there is a long wine-making tradition in the Maule Valley where we are based, but my mantra is ‘to innovate through tradition’. País is a great example of this: it is an indigenous grape growing from very old vines, and in some cases just growing wild amongst the trees around the vineyard. You have to respect how it has adapted to its environment, has a natural equilibrium and then work with it. Give Pais a chance! In the past decade País’ reputation has begun to change.

Personally, when I work with grapes from a 100+ year old vine, I feel a heavy weight on my shoulders, because you are making wine with history. It is not about changing the wine completely, but managing it correctly. So for us that means doing things like not crushing the grapes as they are already naturally tannic,

It produces bags of red fruit flavours, is medium bodied, relatively low in alcohol with elegant tannins. We have an incredible environment in Chilé to make wine: there are amazing weather conditions and the vines don’t get the diseases that are common in many other wine-making countries. I guess this is why people know Chilé for the home of decent wine which offers brilliant value for money? Yes of course the world knows we can make great value wines in Chilé using international grapes like Chardonnay and Merlot, which are grown all over the world. We need to change that perception though, because there is so much more to discover here. With our growing conditions and indigenous varieties like País, there is a fantastic opportunity, in fact Bouchon see it as an obligation, to make wines that express the place they are actually from. Finally, what developments are you working on for the next few years? Over the last few years we have created a lot of new wines, now it’s the time to develop a consistency of style in these wines. Also, the Bouchon family are a French family and so we are planting classic Mediterranean varieties like Carignan, and using traditional methods of cultivation like growing bush vines and dry farming. The Bouchon family always want to lead new innovation in Chilé.


CHILÉ Chile has been associated for a long time with reliable and keenly priced, mainly from well-known international varietals. The Old World envies Chile for its low costs and ever dependant warm summers. Depiste the volume coming from the ever dependant varietals, there are some interesting indigenous grape varieties available. Included in ths list is the ancient grape Pais, a much-underestimated wine with similar characteristics to Beaujolais wines. All we are saying is… give Pais a chance!

Ones to Watch! Pais Viejo (‘Old Pais’) is a wine with history. Made with Pais grapes from over 100-year-old Gobelet vines planted in the dry-farmed, coastal region of Maule.

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Bright and aromatic. Fresh with subtle oak playing a supporting role. Emphasising on the delicious red fruit flavours, drinkability and enjoyment. A seriously cool Pinot.

PINOT NOIR Santa Macarena Central Valley

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Vibrant zesty citrus fruit and a hint of exotic guava. Hugely refreshing, this crisp and aromatic wine is endlessly quaffable. Soft super-juicy ripe fruit and a long full-flavoured finish.

SAUVIGNON BLANC Los Espinos Central Valley

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SAUVIGNON BLANC Otra Tierra | Central Valley

MERLOT Otra Tierra | Central Valley

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What’s inside

A BOTTLE OF WINE?

SPENDING A LITTLE MORE REALLY DOES GO A LONG WAY! The costs involved in producing and distributing wine can be quite misleading.

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If you spend a bit more you really can get a lot more in return.

Spend 100% more and you get over 7000% more spent on the actual wine!

SO... WHAT DOES YOUR MONEY GET YOU?

£0.37 vs £2.76 DUTY MARGIN VAT PACKAGING LOGISTICS £s SPENT ON THE WINE

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No distinction

Distinctive

Bulk wine

Taste ‘varietally’ correct

Mass produced

Specific region

Young vines

Premium grapes

Little flavour

Extended ageing

MORE WINE TRIVIA... AN AVERAGE BOTTLE OF WINE CONTAINS 750G OF WINE GRAPES.

THERE ARE 295 BOTTLES IN A STANDARD WINE BARREL.

A BOTTLE OF WINE HAS AN AVERAGE OF 750 CALORIES

THERE ARE 1,368 CONFIRMED WINE VARIETIES IN THE WORLD.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON IS THE MOST PLANTED GRAPE VARIETY IN THE WORLD.

ABOUT 5.5 BUNCHES OF GRAPES GO INTO A BOTTLE OF WINE

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ENGLAND This image of David Bowie is apt, his creations were sometimes futuristic with Ziggy Stardust etc. But we are sure even he would not have imagined how England would now be producing wines of such quality. Let’s be honest, it used to be seen as a token gesture to have an English offering. But now we have a new, credible range and choice. Now where were we? “Ground control to Major Tom “

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ROSÉ Henners East Sussex 34

A perfect blend of Pinot Meunier & Pinot Noir Pale, dry rosé, with delicate nuances of wild strawberry and rose-hip

100% Bacchus Lime, honeysuckle and a hint of green basil leaf lead you to citrus and cut grass flavours. Wonderfully crisp acidity defines the palate, finishing long and clean.

BACCHUS 16 Ridges Ledbury

An aromatic wine with aromas of green apple, pear and kiwi. A great alternative to aromatic white wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

FLINT DRY Chapel Down Kent

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M E E T the makers There are now over 500 commercial vineyards in the UK covering more than 6000 acres of prime viticultural land. With over 1.6 million vines being planted in 2018 alone the industry is in significant growth as existing producers expand and new growers and winemakers enter the English wine scene. Chapel Down has been England’s leading winemaker for well over a decade and is now at the forefront of this expansion with its current acreage of over 900 acres of owned and leased land across Kent and the South-East of England.

Chapel Down is one of the UK’s most exciting drinks brands, producing award winning sparkling wines using the Traditional Method and fantastic still wines from fruit sourced from the South-East of England. A member of the Walpole collection of luxury British brands, an official Cool Brand and a supplier to many prestigious venues across the UK and beyond. Freshness and vibrancy are key features which we look for in our wines and English fruit really delivers on this, whether it be unique aromatic white wines, classic fizz, or a twist on a rich Chablis-esque Chardonnay. Our winemaker Josh Donaghay – Spire understands that balance is at the heart of every good wine and our aim is to continually surprise and delight our customers. We passionately believe that there is no point in just trying to be the best, we have to be the only people who can do what we do. We want to be better, continue to innovate and offer a real point of difference through our wines and to the visitors that we welcome to our home in Tenterden.

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With a growing interest in organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention (natural) wine, we have discovered some real gems from a range of small, family-owned estates from around the world. Each wine tells a unique story of its origins. So, we have teamed up with our friends at Alliance Wine, who have offered a plethora of helpful advice and provided some refreshing clarity regarding these popular and upcoming wine trends. ORGANIC

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There are laws that regulate the use of the term ‘organic’. However, the terms ‘sustainable’ and ‘biodynamic’ are free from legal definitions. In order to clear things up, let’s try and explain these definitions. Firstly, there is the term ‘organic’. Typically, there are two types of organic listings on wine bottles; wines produced using organically grown grapes (avoiding the use of any synthetic pesticides or additives) and wines produced using organically grown grapes (which are also free from additional sulphites – though naturally occurring sulphites may still be present).

Biodynamic farming follows similar principles to organic farming as it also takes place without the use of synthetic chemicals. However, biodynamic farming incorporates ideologies that a vineyard should be viewed as an entire ecosystem. This also takes concepts such as astrological influences and lunar cycles into account. A biodynamic wine means that the grapes have been farmed in a biodynamic method and the winemaker has not produced the wine with any commonly used manipulations such as the addition of yeast or acidity adjustments. A wine made from biodynamic grapes means that although the vintner used biodynamically grown grapes, a less-strict ‘set of rules’ was used in the process of the wine making.

The term ‘natural’ is a more obscure term to clarify, as there is no true definition as to what constitutes a ‘natural’ wine or a ‘raw’ wine. Despite a rising popularity, we are yet to see a recognised definition for this style. An appropriate definition for the term ‘natural’ has been penned by Isabelle Legeron MW (founder of RAW WINE), who describes wines of this variety as “living wine from living soil”. In her book (Natural Wine: An Introduction to Organic and Biodynamic Wines Made Naturally 2017) she goes on to suggest that a natural wine comes from an organic/biodynamic vineyard and, therefore, has had nothing externally added or removed from the growing process. The microbiological life that exists naturally in these vineyards is what creates ‘living wine’ as these microbiological organisms continue to exist in the wine, even after the fermentation and bottling processes are complete. These wines are not filtered or fined. We like to think that they follow a similar concept to bottle conditioned beers.

LOOK OUT FOR... KEEP AN EYE OPEN FOR THESE SYMBOLS

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FRANCE Considered by many as the King of all wine producers. Starting your adventure into French wine reveals a nearly endless selection of new wines to try. When you put it all into perspective, France has approximately 2,900 different wines and that's not taking into account the many thousands of wineries. If you drank a new wine each night, it would take 8 years to drink your way through France. 38

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Inspired by France entering the feline space race via a cat named Félicette. This wine is a pale salmon pink wine, refreshing and fruity, with delicate red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry.

GRENACHE ROSÉ Felicette Languedoc

Exhuberant fruity red wine with juicy crushed strawberries, cherry characters and an intriguing savoury twist. The palate is soft and approachable with vibrant acidity

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BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES Les Pivoines Beaujolais S O U T H

A Fresh, dry & aromatic white with an abundance of peach, honey, apple and tangy citrus fruit on the palate. One of our favourite range of wines!

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BLANC DE BLANC SEC Cuvee Jean Paul | S/W France

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VAUCLUSE ROUGE Cuvee Jean Paul | S/W France

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CHARDONNAY Bellefontaine | Languedoc

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GRENACHE ROSÉ Bellefontaine | Languedoc

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON Bellefontaine | Languedoc

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MERLOT Bellefontaine | Languedoc

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GRENACHE NOIR Felicette | Languedoc

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GRENACHE ROSÉ Felicette | Languedoc

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CHARDONNAY Montsable | Languedoc

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PINOT NOIR Les Volets | Languedoc

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PICPOUL DE PINET L’Ormarine ‘Carte Noir’ | Languedoc

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PICPOUL DE PINET Cuvée Caroline | Languedoc

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ROSÉ B by La Grande Bauquière | Provence

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ROSÉ Ravoire et Fils | Provence

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SAUVIGNON BLANC Domaine du Pré Baron | Loire

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MUSCADET SÈVRE & MAINE SUR LIE Domaine de la Combe | Loire

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SANCERRE Pré Semelé ‘Les Chasseignes’ | Loire

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A L S AC E GEWURZTRAMINER Turckheim Cave Tradition | Alsace

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RIESLING RESERVE Turckheim Cave Tradition | Alsace

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BE AU J O L A I S BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES Les Pivoines | Beaujolais

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FLEURIE La Reine de l’Arenite | Beaujolais

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CÔTE DU RHONE VILLAGES Les Coteaux | Rhône

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CÔTE DU RHONE VILLAGES Dom de la Berthete | Rhône

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CINSAULT ROSÉ La Vie En Rosé | Rhône

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B O R D E AUX CLARET 58 Guineas | Bordeaux

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BORDEAUX Château Buisson-Redon | Bordeaux

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BORDEAUX Chateau Grand Gamelle | Bordeaux

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ST EMILLION Chateau Milon ‘Caprice’ | Bordeaux

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B U R G U N DY MÂCON CHARNAY Clos de L’Église | Burgundy

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CHABLIS 1er CRU Domaine de la Motte | Burgundy

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CHABLIS Domaine de la Motte | Burgundy

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BOURGOGNE-PINOT NOIR Domaine Fichet | Burgundy

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ITALY From light white wines to powerful reds to the monster that is Prosecco. Around 35.8 million gallons of prosecco (that's 217m bottles!!) were sold into the UK in 2017 and the trend looks to continue. Make sure you check out our bubbles upgrade section for great alternatives to Prosecco too if you fancy a break from the norm. This year though we think you should give Pecorino a try, it’s a grape that produces a wine that delivers on flavour, very similar to a warm climate Chardonnay.

Ones to Watch! ORGANIC

With ancient roots, this is a robust red with a strong personality, complex aromas and fruity notes, enriched by elegant spicy hints.

MONTEPULCIANO Fuedo Antico Abruzzo 44

A break from the norm! A real classic Pecorino. Straw-yellow with an elegantly floral bouquet of acacia and jasmine. Dry, medium acidity with melon, pear and white peach notes

PECORINO Archivio Abruzzo

A medium straw yellow colour. Fresh and fruity with a slight floral note on the nose. Fresh and balanced, soft and round with fresh fruit and citric notes.

PINOT GRIGIO Bella Modella ‘La Farfalla’ Veneto

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V E N E TO PINOT GRIGIO Bella Modella ‘La Farfalla’ | Veneto

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PINOT GRIGIO ROSÉ Bella Modella ‘La Farfalla’ | Veneto

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PINOT GRIGIO Mirabello | Veneto

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PINOT GRIGIO Vino Della Vite | Veneto

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PINOT GRIGIO BLUSH Vino Della Vite | Veneto

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SOAVE Biscardo | Veneto

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TREBBIANO PINOT GRIGIO Bella Modella ‘Figlia’ | Veneto

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CORVINA CABERNET SAUVIGNON Mavum Biscardo | Veneto

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VALPOLICELLO RIPASSO Mabis Biscardo | Veneto

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PINOT GRIGIO Orsino | Veneto

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SAUVIGNON BLANC Casa Defra | Veneto

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MERLOT Casa Defra | Veneto

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A B RU Z ZO PECORINO Fuedo Antico, Terre Di Chieti | Abruzzo PECORINO Fuedo Antico, Tullum | Abruzzo

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LOMBARDY PINOT GRIGIO ROSÉ Mirabello | Lombardy

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S I C I LY ROSSO Fabrizio Vella | Sicily BIANCO Fabrizio Vella | Sicily NERO D’AVOLA Pallazzo del Mare | Sicily

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S I C I LY NERO D’AVOLO Ca’di Ponti | Sicily NERO D’AVOLO Fabrizio Vella | Sicily

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PI E DM O N T E GAVI La Battistana | Piedmonte

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GAVI DI GAVI Santa Seraffa | Piedmonte

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURA Tenute Rubino | Puglia

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NEGROAMARO Tenute Rubino | Puglia

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MOSCATO Palazzini | Piedmonte | Dessert Wine

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T U S C A N Y CHIANTI Loggia del Conte | Tuscany CHIANTI RESERVA Uggiano | Tuscany

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FABRIZIO VELLA | ORGANIC & NATURAL WINES

Ha r v es t e d b y ha nd , t he y ields are naturally res tricted by th e w i n ds an d c l i m at i c co n d i tions on the is land and av erag e a rou n d 8 0 q u i nt a l p e r h e ctare. The v ineyard s ites are s i t u at ed at a n a l t i t u d e of 3 5 0- 4 50m , ens uring cooler nig ht t i me t em p e r at u re s w hi c h pres erv e crucial acidity in the gr a p es . W i n e s t e nd t o b e harv es ted earlier than m any of th e ir n ei gh b o u r s a nd co n se q u ently they are brig ht and f res h wit h c l ea n f r u i t fl a v o u r s.

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T h is b ea u t i fu l nat u r a l w i ne has a com plex s picy nos e with n ot es of l i q u o r i ce , c h o co late and black currants . The aromas s p i l l o v e r i nt o t he fre sh a nd pers is tent palate.

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NEW ZEALAND Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc is a firm favourite that customers just don’t mind upgrading to automatically. We think our Waverider Sauvignon Blanc Rosé will be the same, think of a fruity Grenache Rosé but with an All Black shirt on - you just know it’s a winner!

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If you’re a fan of Sauvignon Blanc you’ll love this! The traditional Sauvignon Blanc you’d expect. but builds to a flavour explosion with hints of berries from the addition of red fruit.

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PINOT NOIR Vintreague Marlborough

Award winning winery. Flavours of cherries and plums make this an excellent match for grilled poultry or root vegetables, or equally delightful enjoyed with good company.

Something different? A gorgeous wine with primary fruit and elegant textural weight. Well balanced lingering acidity.

GEWÜRZTRAMINER Zephyr Marlborough

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SAUVIGNON BLANC Mayfly | Marlborough

PINOT NOIR Vintrigue | Marlborough SAUVIGNON BLANC Land of Plenty | Marlborough

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SAUVIGNON BLANC Niki Tiki | Marlborough

SAUVIGNON BLANC ROSÉ Waverider | Marlborough

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SOUTH AFRICA 10 years ago South African Wines barely crested the bottom of most winestore shelves. In fact most of the wine produced in the country went directly to be distilled into brandy. However, today the story is changing. South African wines have emerged as both some of the best valued red and white wines of the highest quality. 52

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Ones to Watch! Bursting with fresh fruit ending with zesty citrus flavours, and a long mineral finish. A very clean and satisfying handpicked Chenin Blanc that’s a versatile wine for food pairing.

CHENIN BLANC Raats Family Estate Stellenbosch

An intriguing, inviting blend of red summer fruits, spring fynbos flowers, Indian spice and just a hint of toasty oak on the nose. The palate is surprisingly decadent, rich, with almost creamy tannins.

RED BLEND Bonfire Hill Western Cape

Vibrant zesty citrus fruit and a hint of exotic guava. Hugely refreshing, this crisp and aromatic wine is endlessly quaffable. Soft super-juicy ripe fruit and a long full-flavoured finish.

CINSAULT ROSÉ Cape Heights Western Cape

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DOLOMITE CABERNET FRANC Raats Family Original | Stellenbosch

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Bonfire Hill | Western Cape WHITE BLEND Chenin Blanc 70%, Grenache Blanc 15%, Rousanne 15%

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Glasses. Optional! Canned wines now available

SAUVIGNON BLANC Te Mērio Marlborough | New Zealand

PALE ROSÉ Nice Languedoc | France

MALBEC Pablo y Walter Mendoza | Argentina

SAUVIGNON BLANC Nice Gascogne| France

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SPAIN According to recent reports, the UK is the biggest importer of Rioja. Despite this fact, there are many other wines just waiting to be discovered. In particular organic and vegan wines. We have seen the trend starting to grow and we have sourced some superb wines at a great price point. The Campo Flores range are a perfect example. Organic, vegan and easy drinking, a great alternative on anyone's menu.

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A gorgeous wine, gently floral and lightly tropical aromas

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TINTO ORGANICO Gatito Loco Rioja

A beautiful bright red purple colour. On the nose, it is intense and fruity. In the mouth, alive and fresh, with soft tannins and a medium after taste.

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TEMPRANILLO Ja! By Tinedo La Mancha L A

Bright greenish yellow colour. An aromatic wine with white flowers and citrus scents. Well balanced acidity, fresh with a typical crisp finish of the variety. Long and persistent finish.

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BOBAL Mil Historias | La MAncha

GARNACHA Mil Historias | La Mancha

MALBEC Mil Historias | La Mancha

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BLANCO Verdejo | Sauvignon Blanc

Campo Flores | La Mancha TINTO Tempranillo | Syrah

Campo Flores | La Mancha TEMPRANILLO Bod Tinedo Ja | La Mancha

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RIOJA BLANCO Luis Cañas | Rioja

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CHARDONNAY Castillo de Enériz | Navarra

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CRIANZA Castillo de Enériz | Navarra

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Vinos Más Busc LiteraLLy meaning “the most wanted” Vinos Más Buscados is a collection of wines grown and nurtured in the Southern half of Spain Grown in the sun drenched vineyards of La Mancha. This climate provides the perfect natural backdrop to organic grape growing and its with these grapes that the wines of Campo Flores are crafted. Evoking memories of less intense farming and honest produce, Campo Flores wines taste naturally good. A vivacious and tangy white and a succulent, juicy red these wines bring together all that is good in modern Spanish winemaking.

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BLANCO BLEND Verdejo 60%, Sauvignon Blanc 40% Campo Flores | La Mancha, Spain

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M E E T the maker

The most intriguing wines live at the intersection of Old World and New World winemaking. A modern rosé built on centuries of heritage in Provence. An old-school rosé crafted from New World dirt in Washington State. Each has its own character, its own persona. The point is to share ideas and energy and passion across regions to create soulful wines that speak to their terroir. I’m Charles Bieler, and I’ve been making wine this way for more than 20 years.

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A W I N E I N N O VATO R , E X P LO R E R , M A R AT H O N R U N N E R A N D N E W YO R K H I P S T E R .

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harles Bieler has an eye for the creative opportunity, an ability to spot an opening before it materializes, and a knack for combining outrageous propositions into a winner. H e g o t h i s f i r s t b i g b re a k f ro m h i s f a t h e r, w h o p u t h i m i n c h a r g e o f t h e f a m i l y e s t a t e , C h â t e a u R o u t a s i n F r a n c e ’ s P ro v e n c e re g i o n . C h a r l e s ’ y o u t h a n d c re a t i v i t y t u r n e d t h e w i n e r y a ro u n d . To d a y, Charles is one of the most exciting winemakers in America and i n 2 0 14 w a s n a m e d i n W i n e E n t h u s i a s t s ‘ 4 0 u n d e r 4 0 ’ l i s t , w h i c h salutes the leaders of a new generation of tastemakers C h a r l e s c o n t i n u e s t o i n n o v a t e a c ro s s a l l s e c t o r s o f t h e w i n e m a r k e t . H e p ro d u c e s t h e e p o n y m o u s C h a r l e s a n d C h a r l e s W i n e s with his partner Charles Smith, himself a winemaking institution i n Wa s h i n g t o n S t a t e , a n d h e i s a f o u n d e r p a r t n e r o f t h e T h re e T h i e v e s w i n e b r a n d . C h a r l e s p ro v i d e s t h e ro l e o f t h e ‘ D re a m e r ’ , a l o n g s i d e J o e l G o t t ’ s ‘M a s t e r ’ a n d R o g e r S c o m m e g n a ’ s ‘ D re a m e r ’ .

While he’s firmly based in the US now – splitting time between his h o m e i n N e w Yo r k a n d wineries in California a n d Wa s h i n g t o n S t a t e – he spent his formative wine business years in P ro v e n c e , i n c l u d i n g several years at the re n o w n e d C h a t e a u Routas. For more information on our range of Charles Bieler wines check out inn-express.com or page 66 of this collection

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USA Loud, bold, brash and in your face! But enough about the winemakers lets talk about the wines! Only joking as you will see from page 58 The Charles & Charles range family do things in style and their wines are a credit to them. Their Zinfandel will knock your socks off!

Ones to Watch! Top notch wine. You can now drink rosé wine and still be a badass! Aromatic, bright and everything a rosé wine should be

ROSÉ Charles & Charles Columbia Valley 66

Aromas of dark fruits, vanilla and cracked black pepper. This wine is round and fleshy, beautifully balanced and packed full with robust red fruit flavours and a lick of oak

OLD VINE ZINFANDEL Burlesque California

Infused with French and American Oak Good mediumweighted palate withstrong varietal berry and cherry fruit,violets and toasty oak flavors.

PINOT NOIR Three Thieves California

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WHITE BLEND Sierra Creek | California

RED BLEND Sierra Creek | California

WHITE ZINFANDEL Sierra Creek | California

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WHITE ZINFANDEL Burlesque | California

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WHITE ZINFANDEL Pink Fox | California

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CHARDONNAY Three Thieves | California

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ROSÉ Charles & Charles | Washington

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SLOVENIA Zmago Petrič’s family’s winery is located in Vipavska Dolina and from the very beginning, they have worked organically and biodynamically, devoting their energies to local grape varieties and respecting the natural environment around them. Concentrating on the varieties of Zelen and Pinela which are only grown in this region and nowhere else on the planet, they have built a genuinely unique proposition. Everything is hand-picked, naturally fermented and then bottled unfiltered with just a minimal sulphur addition, creating wines that are delicate, mineral and full of freshness.

ZELEN Guerila | Primorska

PINELA Guerila | Primorska

BARBERA SELECTION Guerila | Primorska

CABERNET FRANC SELECTION Guerila | Primorska

RETRO Guerila | Primorska

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URUGUAY Since 1947 the Fallabrino family produce great wines in small quantities utilising a modern winery but they like to use forgotten old or less-known wine-making techniques Viñedo de los Vientos translates into “Vineyard of the Winds” and is located where the river Plate Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean meet, providing clean cool ocean breezes and an ideal climate for the maturation of fine wine grapes. They ask customers to “think out of the box open your mind and taste to a new world of aromas and flavours wines created by inspiration” In 1995, Pablo Fallabrino took charge as head winemaker and imported state of the art winery equipment from Italy and is now producing a range of unique wines

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A WORLD OF DISCOVERY Although we are technically near the back of our list, these wines are no less worthy of consideration. Yes, they may be niche but it was only a few years ago that prosecco was an unknown! Take the time to read about the Japanese pair or just ask for samples. You must try the Calusari Pinot Noir from Romania or the Anarkia Tannat from Uruguay, we guarantee you’ll discover something that you’ll want to add to your list.

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Watch these guys!! Stunning wine from a real hidden gem of a producer. The aroma is clean and delicated fruity, flavors of apricots and baked apples with a fresh finish

ARNEIS-CHARDONNAY Vinedo de los Vientos Uruguay

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Hand harvested, bio-dynamically produced grapes. A full-body and distinct wine that is making waves in the wine world!

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JAPANESE WINE

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f you ever flick through any sort of trade magazine or publication, you’ll no doubt have read somewhere that we should all be really excited about wines from upcoming regions. Whether it’s about targeting millennials, keeping up with the latest craze to come out of the London restaurant scene, or somewhat cynically trying to put a positive spin on the state of global warming, everyone is ever-keen to uncover the ‘next big thing’ in wine. The honest truth is that we’re not sure if Japanese wine falls into that category or not – they’ve actually been producing wine there seriously since the late 19th Century, so can’t really be classed as ‘new’ – but one thing we are sure of is how good the stuff is that we’ve just added to our portfolio. More on that in a bit. But first, a few things you should know about Japanese wine: IT’S ALL ABOUT KOSHU If there’s one fact you need to know about viticulture in Japan, it can be summed up with this word – Koshu. The Koshu grape is actually native to Japan, but has its routes in Europe, having travelled down the Silk Route. It accounts for the major chunk of Japan’s wine production and since 2013 has been recognised as an ‘official winemaking variety’ by the OIV. The real wow factor for Koshu is its colour – brilliant pink – and when it’s planted in the traditional pergola method can make for some pretty spectacular photos.

IT’S NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES When you see photos of Japanese vineyards, it all looks as ‘zen’ as you might imagine – the pergolas and eerie mist punctuated by the vibrant pink clusters of Koshu. But Japan’s winegrowing climate is actually a bit of a nightmare. Japan’s vineyards are located in subtropical environments that are prone to heavy rainfall during the summertime,

right in the heart of the growing season. This brings with it all the associated risks and headaches that come with hot temperatures and lots of moisture, most notably rot and swollen berries. Winemakers then have to be absolutely meticulous in their management of the vineyards and have developed their own innovative ways of coming up with the goods come harvest.

and white stone fruit. Unsurprisingly it pairs really well with Japanese food – think fresh seafood, light meats, tempura, or an over-the-top pairing for the Sushi tray in your Waitrose meal-deal.

There’s a lot to winemaking in Japan. It appeals to the ideas of exoticism that drive a lot of the excitement around new and interesting wine regions, but Japanese wine comes with a delicacy and level of attention to detail that can sometimes be lacking in the New World. Quiet, meticulous, and coolly going a little under-the-radar – it’s all part of its charm. So, when we tasted the wine itself and thought “that’s a bit alright”, it’s no wonder we’ve been so excited to introduce Château Mercian to our customers now it’s finally available.

Pale yellow color. Refreshing aromas of citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, sudachi and apple, nuance of toasted bread derived from Sur Lie Method appears. Fresh acidity is accented by pleasant astringency extracted from the skin of Koshu grapes.

C H ÂT E A U M E R C I A N Château Mercian essentially is the history of winemaking in Japan and amongst its growers are the current generation of the two young men sent out it the 1860s to learn winemaking from Japan. Indeed Mr Takano’s oldest Koshu vineyard is named Troyes, the city in France where their forefathers were sent. Today Japan, and indeed Château Mercian, produce Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and more, experimenting with Albariño, Mencia et al. The productions are minimal with tiny yields from the few areas land given over to vines. But there is huge interest in the delicacy of flavours produced here, what the OIV called, in giving vitis vinifera status to Koshu “the next generation of our palate”. Y E A H , B U T W H AT D O E S I T TA S T E L I K E ? Of course, you can’t sell a wine purely off the colour of the grape skin that it comes from, so we better say a bit about what it tastes like… Koshu wines are actually really delicate and tend to show quite a lot of fine citrus

KOSHU GRIS DE GRIS Château Mercian | Fuefuki District

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C H ÂT E A U M E R C I A N K O S H U G R I S D E GRIS, FUEFUKI DISTRICT Faint reddish orange hue. Sweet and gentle aromas of apricot, apple compote, Darjeeling, old Rose with subtle vanilla notes are derived from 8 months in oak barrels. The complex palate from the skins and seeds of the Koshu grape come from gentle skin contact, this creates a three-dimensional feeling in the mouth.

It is an exciting time for Japan, with the Emperor changing in March 2019, the Rugby World Cup in September 2019, the Olympics in 2020, as well as landing probes on asteroids, and launching their stunningly detailed, unique and enchanting wines on our soils.

KOSHU SUR LIE Château Mercian | Yamanashi

SOURCE: Boutinot.com

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ROMANIA PINOT GRIGIO Calusari | Viile Timisului

V

££

PINOT NOIR Calusari | Viile Timisului

V

££

PINOT GRIGIO ROSÉ Calusari | Viile Timisului

V

££

ORANGE Feteasca Alba | Sauvignon Blanc | Chardonnay | Tamioasa Romaneasca

Solara | Viile Timisului

VEGAN

VEGAN

VEGAN

V

VEGAN

ORANGE

WINE

£££

ORANGE WINE DE SPITE THE NAME .. . IT ’S NOT MADE WITH ORANG E S To m a k e a n o r a n g e w i n e , y o u f i r s t t a k e w h i t e grapes, mash them up, and then put them in a large vessel (often cement or ceramic). Then, you typically leave the fermenting grapes alone for four days to sometimes over a year with the skins and seeds still attached.

Orange winemaking is a very natural process that uses little to no additives, sometimes not even yeast. Because of all this, they taste very different from regular white wines and have a sour taste and nuttiness from oxidation.

ORANGE

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On the palate, they’re big, dry, and even have tannin like a red wine with a sourness similar to f r u i t b e e r. O f t e n t h e y ’ re s o i n t e n s e t h a t y o u m i g h t want to make sure you’re sitting down when you taste your first orange wine.

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AUSTRIA GRÜNER VELTLINER Sepp Moser | Niederösterreich

ZWEIGELT Sepp Moser | Niederösterreich

ORGANIC

V

£££

ORGANIC

V

£££

VEGAN

VEGAN

PORTUGAL TOURIGA NACIONAL Quinta da Alorna | Tejo, Portugal

£££

BRANCO RESERVA Quinta da Alorna | Tejo, Portugal

£££

VERDELHO Quinta da Alorna | Tejo, Portugal

£££

MISTICO Ai Galera | Tejo, Portugal

££

POETICO Ai Galera | Tejo, Portugal

££

MOLDOVA PINOT GRIGIO Luccello | Codru

CARBON

NEUTRAL

V

VEGAN

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HEAD TOWARDS THE EDGE The Waters Edge range is one of our biggest selling wines, popular with a variety of customers due to the good quality of the wines & modern branding. It has grown steadily to become our most popular range due to its availability in both full size and quarter bottle sizes. Branded using an original painting by artist Leila Godden, the range had a clean, modern look with varietals for all tastes and is a contemporary range aimed at customers tastes & varietal preferences.

CHARDONNAY Waters Edge | Australia

£

CARBON

NEUTRAL

SAUVIGNON BLANC Waters Edge | Chile

V

VEGAN

£

CARBON

NEUTRAL

PINOT GRIGIO Waters Edge | Moldova

V

VEGAN

£

CARBON

NEUTRAL

WHITE ZINFANDEL Waters Edge | USA

£

CARBON

NEUTRAL

MERLOT Waters Edge | Moldova

£

CARBON

NEUTRAL

SHIRAZ Waters Edge | Australia

V

VEGAN

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£

CARBON

NEUTRAL

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

DIRECTORS

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RICHARD HALL 01789 488008 | 07958 340242 rich@inn-express.com Managing Director

LINDA HOOPER 01789 488008 linda@inn-express.com Accounts

PURCHASING

GRAHAM L AWTON Sales Director 07841 431161 graham@inn-express.com South Midlands, Warwickshire & North Worcs JOHN BEARDMORE 07399 416513 johnbeardmore@inn-express.com Warwickshire, Shropshire & Midlands JOHN LEWIS 07765 220991 johnlewis@inn-express.com Hereford & Worcestershire, Cotswolds - Gloucestershire, Bristol & Swindon LEE KENT 07816 646602 | 01789 488008 leekent@inn-express.com Marketing Manager

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