Thursday, 27 December 2012

Jancis Robinson gives Mas Amiel Vintage 2008 18 points

In her recent article on fortified wine, Jancis Robinson has reviewed Mas Amiel's Maury 2008 and has given it 18 points out of 20.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Jancis Robinson rates Tacchino's Moscato d'Asti again

Jancis Robinson has recently chosen Tacchino's Moscato d'Asti as one of here favourite sweet wines for the festive season.

De Stefani 2012 Veneto Vintage Report

De Stefani have released their vintage report for their 2012s: Lower yields and great quality!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Imbibe's Editor recommends Simcic's Leonardo for Christmas

Marjan Simcic's Leonardo seems to have ticked all the boxes for Chris Losh, Editor of Imbibe Magazine, who highly recommends it to accompany your Christmas mince pie or cheese board!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Wines of Spain 2012 Vintage Report

Patricia Langton has just released her very comprehensive 2012 vintage report for all the regions in Spain. Wines of Spain have kindly released the report.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Ray Jordan's Top 100 White Wines

Ray Jordan has recently released his Top 100 White Wines and champions the grape variety Riesling more than most stating "there's no excuse not to try this delightfully fresh and vibrant wine". We were pleased that two of the wines made by Hay Shed Hill winemaker Michael Kerrigan featued in the Top 100, including the Kerrigan and Berry Riesling 2012.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Tacchino's Moscato d'Asti reviewed by Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson has reviewed several of our wines in her recent article on independent wine merchants in the UK. One of our favourite producers, Luigi Tacchino in Piedmont, has been included and gets a great review for their brand new Moscato d'asti, which is truly delicious and perfect as an aperitif at Christmas!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Jancis Robinson includes Ivica Matosevic in her article on independent wine merchants

Jancis has recently written an article on how interesting the independent wine merchants of Britain are (this includes us!). Several of our wines were featured including Ivica Matosevic from Croatia.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Jancis Robinson includes Simcic's Pinot Noir in her festive reds selection

Jancis Robinson has recently chosen her best reds out of over 10,000 wines she tasted and included the 2009 Pinot Noir from Marjan Simcic, Slovenia.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Hay Shed Hill wins Gold in Margaret River Wine Show

Hay Shed Hill, Margaret River, are multi award winning and have won yet another gold medal. This time it was the Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay 2012, with the Cabernet winning silver.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Marjan Simcic shines in Jancis' article on Independents

Jancis Robinson has just released an article on independent wine merchants following the SITT tasting in September. Bancroft had many wines in the article but it was Marjan Simcic that shone.


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The order desk getting in the Christmas Mood

The order desk are getting in the Christmas mood as Rob bought them a hat each. Can you tell who doesn't like Christmas?

Sean enjoying a mystery wine

James looking dapper

Christmas Tasting 2012

We had a great night last night at our Christmas Tasting. We were joined by over 100 clients and all 70 wines were showing extremely well. We were also really pleased to welcome Francois Villard (Condrieu), Mark Bingley (Louis Roederer) and Shane Fazackerley (Bodegas Altanza, Rioja). A huge success!