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New Producer - Soumah of the Yarra Valley

We’re delighted to welcome a new Australian producer to our portfolio. Robin Naylor, Product Manager for the New World, tells us more about this exciting addition.  Soumah of the Yarra Valley Vineyards Soumah of the Yarra Valley is a relatively recent producer to the...

The stars are shining bright over South America

The Harper's Wine Stars Awards 2018 South America results have been released and they are shining high in the sky for a couple of our producers.  EMILIANA       Such a fitting award for this 'birth of a new star'. Not only did Emiliana's Novas Gran Reserva Riesling...

Harvest Report 2023

Around the world, wine makers are no strangers to the trials and tribulations that mother nature brings and 2023 was no exception. Our annual Harvest Report is here, packed full of first hand accounts from our wine making teams, video summaries detailing the harvests in our Homes...

The Wine Merchant 'Top 100' Competition 2023 - take a look at the winners!

The results are out for the Wine Merchant Magazine Top 100 2023 and we’re delighted to announce that 5 wines from the Boutinot portfolio have been named in the Top 100, with one of the wines also bagging a trophy. We’re absolutely delighted with the recognition these wines...

Review Round-up (August-Sept '19)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else comes along and recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to...

Introducing...

Now that we’re all properly into the swing of another new year, as we adjust to the fact that we have to write 2023 at the end of dates, stop remarking “I don’t know where 2022 went” and hopefully, paid off the Christmas credit card bill- we can start looking at the new....

Louis Boutinot Shares Waterkloof’s Biodynamic Story

At every portfolio tasting since he sold Boutinot, I'm asked by customers how Paul is enjoying retirement. It does make me smile! For those who haven't seen him for a while, I can confirm that both he and the extension of his being (Waterkloof) are alive and kicking. Those who...

Bubbling Up at the World Cup

Much has been reported over the past few weeks in the UK press about the European shortage of food grade CO2, resulting in a cruel penalty against beer and soft drinks (in which CO2 is a key ingredient) as the summer sizzles on and World Cup hopes remain high. From the corner...

Review Round-up (Sept-Oct 2018)

It's been a great month for our wines in the press, with a number of them receiving some great comments from the heavy-hitters of the wine world. To save you the effort of scouring the pages of the wine press, we've pulled it all together for you in one place! Here's what they're...

A Rosé scattered path to true love...

Finding true love can be complicated, a winding path of love found, lost and found again. So whether your restaurant customers are toasting their true love, or simply raising a glass to the search, we’ve swiped right through our portfolio to find the most appealing contenders...

All ‘Schhoek' Up

A piece of the Earth’s mantle thrusts up above the gentle town of Franschhoek, a wild slice of untamed mountain Boutinot is now weepily proud to call home. An established wine region for 339 years, sensible generations never thought to plant a vine here until a happy band...

Ferghettina Franciacorta Rosé - for your Romeo or Juliet

The Franciacorta sparkling wine region in northern Italy, west of Lake Garda and just an hours' drive from fair Verona,  has less than 3,000 hectares of vines (tiny in comparison to the vineyard areas given over to Champagne and Prosecco) with the majority of production still...

Review Round-up (Feb-March '23)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Introducing Kloovenburg - In Dust We Trust

A decade ago ‘The Swartland’, as it is known in South Africa, was a relatively indistinct piece in the jigsaw of the Western Cape’s Coastal Region. Even the local winemaker’s winemaker Eben Sadie says it was basically a truck-stop in the wheatbelt. In the last 10 years...

Review Round-up (October '20)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Old Vines in the New World

To kick off #OldVineWeek (13th March- 19th March), we're looking at some of our oldest vines in the New World. A bottle of wine is a four-dimensional expression of place – a physical 3D object that also captures 12 months of time. This other dimension in bottle can be...

Introducing BOREAS

This month marks twenty years since Paul Boutinot established Waterkloof. Of all its natural assets, the most notable for those lucky enough to have visited is a cooling and often ferocious wind ripping in from The Atlantic shoreline just two miles away.   Such circumstances,...

Review Round-up (Sept/Oct '22)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

Policy Statement Boutinot Ltd commits to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling Modern Slavery in Business and Supply chains. The Company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with...

Review Round-up (Oct-Nov '19)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else comes along and recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to...

Tim Atkin Mw Special Report 2023

Tim Atkin’s recently released, influential South Africa 2023 Special Report includes some notable reviews for our producers. In total, 21 wines from the Boutinot range scored 92 points or more, details below, our best results to date.   Le Riche heads the list, taking...

Glass of 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, it’s time to raise a glass to our passionate, dedicated producers and uncork some of the great new wines we’ve sourced and brought to market this year.  Cave de Turckheim Cremant d'Alsace Tradition Brut Crémant as a category is increasing...

Le Riche is Best in Show

Le Riche are regarded as one of the leading ultra-premium producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and they've got the gongs to prove it.... Founded by Etienne Le Riche in 1996 and shipped by Boutinot since the first vintage, Le Riche are now firmly established as a benchmark for quality...

When it comes to eating meat-free - think pink!

“Pairs well with red meats” “Perfect with lamb chops” “Try with baked fish” “Excellent with prawns” etc…we all know that there are plenty of excellent food pairing suggestions to try if you’re of a pescatarian or carnivorous persuasion. And bloody (sorry)...

Introducing Can' Leandro

There is a revolution happening in Spain, that's keenly felt in the South-East of the country. Wine has been produced here for thousands of years, so it is very much a case of rediscovery rather than discovery. For most of the 20th century these were places of low prices and...

Review Round-up (April-May '23)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Danubian Odyssey

Following a trade trip to Eastern Europe, Product Manager Matthew Jones was impressed by two producers in particular. Schieber Pincészet winery in Szekszárd, Hungary and Bononia Estate on the Danubian Plain, Bulgaria. Here he talks us through his discoveries of 4 new wines...

Enjoy food, love Lambrusco

The Emilia-Romagna region in the north of Italy crosses almost the entire country, from south of Milan to Rimini on its eastern, Adriatic, coast. Bordering Tuscany to the south, and Lombardy and Veneto to the North, this is home to the sparkling wines of Lambrusco. An area famed...

Wildeberg is Winery of the Year 2023!

No, you've not got déjà vu...Wildeberg has been named 'Winery of the Year' by Winemag.co.za for the second year in a row! South African wine publication Winemag.co.za has tasted over 677 wines across 12 categories and have published several reports detailing the top ten...

A Whole Lotta Lavau

We were fortunate enough to have Aurélie Lardet from Lavau visit our London office recently, and not only did she bring with her some really great wines from Domaine La Décelle and Château Maucoil, but she also taught us all quite a few things about grape growing in Valréas...

Deep Rooted: wines we can't live without

It’s pretty difficult to do the job we do if you don’t live and breathe wine, it’s probably a bit of a cliché but it’s the god honest truth - we do! But we’re not satisfied with having an above-average interest in grape-based alcohol; from day one we have sought out...

Celebrate English Wine Week with our Award Winning Fizz!

We can't think of a better way to celebrate English Wine Week than popping open a bottle of award winning fizz from Henners!  Pale in colour with a persistent mousse, the nose is intense showing lovely autolysis. The mousse is soft and the brioche, almond and soft fruit...

You know, for grown-ups…

There are times in all aspects of life when only something frivolous will do. There are countless reasons why this might be the case at any given time, both positive and negative ones. Being tired for instance, or anxious, or in love, or fed up, or watching sport on TV; times...

Raise three glasses to our Italian portfolio

Let's raise a glass (or three) to our Italian portfolio and in particular these wines which have just been awarded the coveted 'Tre Bicchieri' in the 2019 Gambero Rosso guide. It's worth noting too, that all of these wineries have taken Tre Bichieri in previous years... Ferghettina...

THE SMALLTOWN SHUFFLE

An update from Robin Naylor (Product Manager for Australia) on the latest goings on at Smalltown Vineyards, Barossa. Long story short: In December 2020 Rolf Binder the Human sold Rolf Binder the Winery, so the Smalltown Vineyards project hastily shacked up with Tom White...

Introducing 'Project B'

The Okanagan Valley We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first Canadian wine: Project B. A wine of two countries from a premium vineyard in the Okanagan Valley. Project ‘B’ Sauvignon Blanc is a winemaking partnership between two worlds, Old and New. Michael...

Georgia on our minds...

From Matthew Jones, Product Manager for Georgia As someone who grew up at the tail-end of the Cold War, I naively believed that the world was heading in the right direction – that the time of missile crises, repression, persecution, invasions, right wing dictators and...

Wildeberg is Winery of the Year 2022!

We're delighted to share the news that Wildeberg has been named 'Winery of the Year' by Winemag.co.za! South African wine publication Winemag.co.za has scoured the country, reviewing hundreds of wines and producing various reports over the course of 2022. They have consistently...

Boutinot disturbs the passito with rebellious look for Fazzoletto

Boutinot Disturbs The Passito With Rebellious Look For Fazzoletto Boutinot has unveiled a statuesque look for its new Fazzoletto Barbera Rosso - a partial passito style from northern Italy created to meet growing Consumer demand for sweeter style red wines. Fazoletto...

Our Homes, Our People

For our entire existence, we have championed great wine, produced and sold at great prices and made by great people. It’s a philosophy that has served us well, allowing us to truly love what we do day in and day out, and bring our wine to the people who enjoy it most, irrespective...

Christmas Food and Wine Pairing

With Christmas just around the corner, it can be difficult in the mad rush to slow down and take the time to tell the story behind each wine to every customer. Food and wine recommendations are a great way of adding value to any wine transaction, and when they come with the recipe...

Maison Boutinot Launches Edalise Rosé

Côtes de Provence rosé is nothing new - we all know that. But off the back of the success of last year’s incredibly popular Côtes de Thau rosé, our winemakers in France have taken things up a notch, and we think this one might even be better. If you were making a rosé...

Review Round-up (May 24)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Review Round-up (Dec '22)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Top Scores for Emiliana Organic Vineyards and Viña Tabalí!

Tim Atkin, renowned British Master of Wine and critic has released his Chile Special Report for 2023 and are we are delighted to share the incredible accolades awarded to our agency partners Emiliana Organic Vineyards and Viña Tabalí. Emiliana's Andrés Aparicio made...

Henners to Celebrate English Wine Week 2022 At Their New Cellar Door

An update from Rebecca Apley, Henners Cellar Door General Manager, about English Wine Week, sustainability and the launch of their self-guided tour. This year, English Wine Week (Saturday 17th June - Sunday 26th June) will feel particularly auspicious at Henners Vineyard...

Collette O'Leary: Henners Winemaker Interview

It's that time of year again - English Wine Week. The one week a year that the wine trade comes out, all guns blazing, to wax lyrical about the wonders, and constant progress, of winemaking in the UK. Fortunately for us, we've got our own winery on these very shores and there's...

Natural Wines: Flirting with Faults

Natural wines – you’ve no doubt been asked for them. This seemingly ubiquitous term covers a huge range of wines produced in many different styles and for many different reasons. Boutinot believes in wine – and moreover drinkable wine – and this is all we want to sell....

Boots In The Vineyard: Rhône Harvest Report 2018

At Boutinot we're incredibly proud to be winemakers, as well as distributors. Our Wine teams, based across the world in our various 'Homes', work all year round to produce wines of exceptional quality. This 'boots in the vineyard' vision of ours started eight years ago at our...

Edge of the World: Viña Tabalí Interview

The Limarí Valley is one of Chile’s lesser-known regions. Situated 200 miles north of the country’s capital, Santiago, it is one of the northernmost winegrowing regions in the whole of Chile. At a latitude of 30° south, in close proximity to the Atacama Desert and with...

Keith Tulloch Wine - Carbon-Neutral Winery

A couple of weeks ago we talked about the mad weather and how winemakers in Europe have been affected by climate change over the last couple of decades. Well, the weather hasn’t got any more predictable – so we’re back here again! On the other side of the globe, in New...

Merl… Oh?

Yadda yadda yadda… soft, plummy… blah blah blah. Boring Merlot. Must be boring because I used to like it when I knew less about wine. Plus, I saw that god-awful film Sideways – I’ll never get those two hours and seven minutes back of course, but the one message I do remember...

Live Extraordinary: Carlo Manera

A couple of months ago we introduced you to the inimitable Samantha Bailey – Boutinot’s master blender and a woman whose own wine story is intrinsic to our own. She’s extraordinary. This time let us introduce you to Carlo Manera from Il Cascinone who is in his very own...

Papagiannakos: 100 Year Anniversary

We're approaching our 40th anniversary as a company, which to us seem pretty significant! But the reality is that some of the wonderful producers we represent have been around for much, much longer than that. Our wonderful Greek agency Domaine Papagiannakos is celebrating their...

Sepp Moser - a family winery, a step ahead of the times

When people think Austrian wine, they tend to think Grüner Veltiner but, of course, this isn't the whole story. Likewise, Kremstal may be home to the Sepp Moser family estate, but only half their vineyards are found here. Rohrendorf - home to Weingut Sepp Moser: Rohrendorf...

Review Round-up (January '22)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Langes Verlangen Pt. 2

We visited quite a few estates on our German trip and we’ll be returning to visit a few more shortly. We certainly hope to add more during the coming year but curious, verging on inexplicable, self-restraint sees us start with just two new agencies… and what agencies they...

New Wave Nouveau

Take a new look at Beaujolais Nouveau – the hype and the mediocrity have passed, and some seriously gluggable wine remains. In 1988, Nouveau accounted for 60% of all Beaujolais produced and 500,000 hectolitres were sold around the world. Tastes changed during the 1990s;...

Review Round-up (Jan 24)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Glass of 2022 (part 1)

Another unusual year full of challenges and uncertainty - but we still managed to launch lots of lovely new wines. Let's take a look back at the Glass of 2022 (Part 1 - there were a lot!)  Alo Jais Noir Carignan, Côtes Catalanes: An inky, intense and complex, single...

The Story of Domaine Boutinot

We realise we've been talking a lot over the last couple of months about our 'homes' and especially our place in the Rhône Valley, without ever really telling the story of how that came to be, what it's about, or why you should actually care. It's time to put that right and...

Vertigo

The What's What of High-Altitude Those who've been in the trade a while could reel off the benefits of high-altitude viticulture without any bother. We're sure of that. So, the aim of these 'What's what' pieces (there will be more...) isn't to explain stuff to you that you already...

Tasting success at the Sommelier Wine Awards

The Sommelier Wine Awards are an opportunity for us, and our partners around the world, to get feedback on our wines. We've received some outstanding feedback and we're delighted to have been presented with a collection of trophies and medals. As Kevin Pollard, Head of our On-Trade...

On-trade Spring Portfolio Tastings 2024

A view from our spring portfolio tastings By Georgina Bickers, On-trade Channel Marketing Manager   A week on, and with the benefit of a weekend’s R&R, it’s time to reflect on our On-Trade Spring Portfolio Tastings. On Monday 4th March we returned to Mackie...

Review Round-up (September '21)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Report: Going Green

You'll have noticed we've been banging on about sustainability a fair wack in the last couple of months. It's not that it's the only thing we've got to talk about - but we do think it's pretty important and something we've been guilty of being a bit lax on for a little while....

The Long Road To Georgia

Teliani's team fuse state-of-the-art facilities with traditional winemaking From Matthew Jones, Quality Manager/Product Manager for Central and Eastern Europe For those who don’t know me, I am Boutinot’s quality and technical manager. When you have a complaint about one...

Women in Wine - International Women's Day 2021

On March 8th, International Women’s Day 2021 takes place to celebrate and increase visibility of women’s achievements across the globe. Here at Boutinot, we are proud to celebrate a multitude of achievements from many magnificent women across our global teams and delight...

Wine Awards - Highlights from Summer 2023

We are delighted to showcase some of the recent awards our wines have received at various prestigious competitions so far this year. Huge congratulations to all the winners, of which there are many. Here are just a few of the highlights.... Wildeberg Wild House Chenin Blanc,...

Review Round-up (August-Sept '20)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Review Round-up (Feb '21)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

Review Round-up (June '22)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

4 Perfect Wines for Autumn 2020

An autumn view of the rolling hills at Il Cascinone The clocks have gone back, the heating is well and truly on, shops are stacked with Halloween sweets, and just about everything has become 'pumpkin spiced'... Autumn is well and truly upon us. While you may find yourself lamenting...

Tim Atkin MW - Chile Special Report 2024

Tim Atkin’s MW influential Chile 2024 Special Report, now in its 8th year,  has just been published and includes some tremendous reviews for our producers Emiliana Organic Vineyards and Viña Tabalí.  Chile is now the biggest wine producer in the Southern Hemisphere and...

Review Round-up (Winter 2023)

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about...

INDIES CORNER

Indies Spring-24 Portfolio Tasting Roundup by Angela Johnson Its been a busy few weeks for the Independents team and Account Manager Angela Johnson kicks off a new feature "Indies Corner" with a round up of our spring portfolio tastings.  It’s Friday morning following...