Friday, 28 February 2014

Spring clean your wine list - Bancroft at SITT

Team Bancroft were out in force again this week, both in Manchester and in London for the Spring edition of SITT. With Luis from our Rioja Alavesa producer Remirez de Ganuza in tow, we showed off two of his wines, the Erre Punto Blanco, and the Remirez de Ganuza Reserva 2008 along with a select few of our other wines. Those who came were able to taste the following, and there were some distinct favourites.

Ready to start the day at SITT London

Friday, 21 February 2014

Bancroft's New Recruits: meet Kenny Stewart, Head of Private Clients

How long have you worked for Bancroft Wines?

Five months

How did you get into wine?

Trying foolishly to cut down on real ale, so as to lose a little weight and trying wine instead, which I thought would be abject rubbish, like all the stuff I had when I was student.  I was entranced and hooked. I’m no slimmer needless to say.

What are your main areas of expertise?

The classic French regions especially Burgundy, as well as Rhone and Bordeaux.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014

Rhône 2012 Vintage Report: "disarmingly charming" a very good vintage

2012 was a very good vintage in the Rhône Valley. Whilst 2012 itself was a very challenging year for many of the other French regions, the most of the Rhône appellations enjoyed stabile and dry weather particularly during the summer months, with just enough rain in crucial periods to avoid water stress and encourage growth. The majority of the outstanding winemakers featured in this offer rated their 2012 red wines higher than the also very good 2011.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Bancroft Wines Annual Portfolio Tasting 2014

The evening welcoming committee
On Tuesday 4th February 2014 'Team Bancroft' hosted their Annual Portfolio Tasting in the company of 30 of our list of producers.

We welcomed over 300 guests through the door including notable members of the press and the New Zealand High Commissioner Lockwood Smith. We also hosted a further 100 private clients during the evening. En Primeur growers were also in attendance creating a buzz with their limited quantity samples in the En Primeur room.