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In Our Glass

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 name Domaine des Valanges, Famille Paquet is […]

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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 complement this well-balanced, crisp Riesling […]

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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 Graci begins when Alberto Aiello […]

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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 Rioja offering by taking on […]

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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; democratising bubbles for the everyday. The […]

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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 in Victoria and immersed himself in […]

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Discovering Garnatxa at Herència Altés

Get inspired! This is the reason why we get excited by the wine that we import. Energy, passion, expertise and joy is what Nuria and Raf bring to their vines in Terra Alta, Spain – confirmed in every sip of their wine!  Nuria a native of Batea in Terra Alta, Spain and her family have […]

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Refresh your G&T: Island Gin from the Scilly Isles

Arthur and Hilary Miller established the Scilly Spirit Distillery on St Mary’s Island in the enchanting archipelago of the Isles of Scilly, the most southwesterly point of the UK. The inspiration for the recipe of the gin was a shipwreck in 1665 around Bishop Rock. The survivors were rescued by bold crewmen in pilot gig boats and part of […]

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Catching up with Kevin Grant of Ataraxia

This week we caught up with legendary South African winemaker Kevin Grant and talked about how he is dealing with lock-down up in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Kevin sent us this video about his Sauvignon Blanc which we want to share with you. He compares his zesty 2019 Sauvignon Blanc – ‘like sucking on a river […]

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