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In Conversation

In Conversation With… Frankland Estate

In Conversation with Hunter Smith of Frankland EstateHunter joins us at the start of the 2022 harvest to discuss his journey into wine, and the plans for the future of Frankland Estate Buried deep in the heart of Western Australia’s most isolated wine region, Frankland Estate is as much a part of its natural...

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In Conversation with… Chapel Hill Winery

In Conversation with Michael Fragos of Chapel Hill WineryMichael Fragos joins us at the start of the 2022 harvest to discuss the history of the estate, his journey into wine, and the plans for the future of Chapel Hill. Under the guidance of winemakers Michael Fragos and Bryn Richards, Chapel Hill...

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Spotlight on Brokenwood Wines

‘Brokenwood Wines: sublime expressions of Hunter Valley’  ‘What began in 1970 as a Hunter Valley hobby-farm vineyard for three Sydney-based solicitor friends, Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday, has today evolved into one of Australia’s premier wine brands.’ – Daniel Honan, Decanter Magazine The Bancroft team recently had the chance to catch up...

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In Conversation with… Champagne Gratiot-Pillière

In Conversation with Olivier Gratiot of Champagne Gratiot-PillièreOlivier Gratiot joins us just after the 2021 harvest to discuss the history of the estate, the increasing recognition of Pinot Meunier and future plans for this estate’s growing reputation. The Gratiot-Pillière family’s focus has always been on quality, authenticity and value above...

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In Conversation with… Famille Paquet

Last week, James Snoxell (Fine Wine Buyer) caught up with Mathieu Paquet of Famille Paquet who discusses their terroir, winemaking approach, 2021 vintage, and more. The talented Paquet family has been producing serious and elegant whites in Mâcon, Saint-Véran, and Pouilly-Fuissé since 1980. First created by Jocelyne and Michel Paquet under the...

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Food & Wine Matching: Frankland Estate Riesling

After a magical pairing for Australian Riesling? ✨ Wine Australia’s new food and wine matching series showcases a delicious match for the Estate Riesling 2020 by our newest Australian producer, Frankland Estate. Watch Chef Roger Jones as he rustles up a fresh and slightly spiced sea bream ceviche dish to...

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In Conversation with… Graci Wines

Lenka Sedlackova MW, Senior Brand Manager at Bancroft, had the opportunity to catch up with Alberto Graci of Graci, in Etna just last week. Here, we share with you his excitement for winemaking in this special region. As is the creation story for so many modern-day wineries, the one of...

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2020 & 2021 Top Rioja’s by Tim Atkin MW

For the past six years, renowned wine critic and British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, has released a report highlighting Rioja’s best wines. With the recent release of his much-anticipated 2021 Report, we’ve shared some of the top-scoring, must-try Riojas in our portfolio. Bancroft is excited to have strengthened our...

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Into the heart of Italy: La Cantina Pizzolato

There’s Prosecco and then there’s Prosecco; La Cantina Pizzolato make the latter… The tidal wave of Prosecco that has engulfed UK sparkling wine drinkers since the early 2010s has been a revelation for the committed consumer. Prosecco has fuelled many fantastic occasions, celebrations, brunches or even just Thursday drinkies;...

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Views from Ten Minutes by Tractor

A gently-spoken man with a background in finance and IT, in 2002 Martin Spedding finally acknowledged the fact that his true passion lay in wine. Despite his origin in New South Wales, he simply couldn’t get enough of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and spent two years searching for the right opportunity...

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