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🍷 SITT Autumn - London 9th & Manchester 11th Sept 2019

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The fabulous @vindependents team in Tuscany! 
Vindependents are being SO nice to you 😁 and offering something very special for #SITTAutumn...
Vindependents are now only looking for 10 more members to join us and become #shareholders our #Indie owned agency.
The first 10 Independent Wine Merchants who qualify for membership (5 in London and 5 in Manchester) and are not already members who make an appointment to come to the stand and ask us to explain how we can make their businesses more profitable with our range of exclusive wines will have a bottle of VORS Sherry from Osborrne worth £71.99 retail to take home with them.
Osborne are THE Iconic Sherry brand and have recently re-launched their Very Old Rare Sherry Collection.
We have 5 bottles of Sibarita (only 106 barrels in the Solera and dating back to 1792) and 5 bottles of Amontillado 51-1a (only 52 barrels in the Solera and dating back to 1830) to give away.
To claim your bottle simply email to set up a time to visit the stand  and the first 10 Indies who qualify for membership will walk away from SITT with a bottle of Sherry history!
The first grapes ripening on the vines in Cormoyeux at Champagne Bochet-Lemoine. Taste their champagne at SITT with @espritdechampagne! 
Esprit de #Champagne will be at SITT as part of the newly formed ‘SPOT’ group. SPOT is a group of four Specialist Importers who have come together to make it easier for you to buy from them all. You can buy from any or all of them with one point of sale, one delivery and one invoice! #buyingmadesimple
The four SPOTs at #SITTAutumn will be @espritdechampagne , @hispawines , @gobrazilwines and @northsouthwines_uk with their Three Amigos brand! 
This is a fantastic #winecollaboration we are very excited to be having at SITT!
Join us for a day of #tasting exceptional wines from true Specialist Importers. 
Choose either London on the 9th Sept or Manchester on the 11th - or both! 
We have three #masterclasses available, register by emailing or on the day! Masterclasses: Taste Rare Old Vines Wines at 12 noon and Discover the mysteries of South Africa’s old vines with André Morgenthal. 
At 3pm join Julián Langworthy from Margaret River’s Deep Woods winery who is offering you some of his rare older vintages to taste 🍷 
Or in London only join Piotr Pietras MS & Isa Bal MS discovering the New Classics - two world renowned sommeliers! 
Piotr Pietras will also be holding walk around tastings throughout both days, tasting wines for the perfect #ChristmasWishList!
Unique Wines from an Ancient Tradition 🍇 🇱🇧 @chateaumusar - is Lebanon’s best known winery for good reason. Absolutely stunning wines from a stunning place!
#lebonesewine exhibiting at #SITTAutumn ☺️☺️☺️
The Hochar family’s philosophy of respect for the environment means that the 180 hectares of Musar vineyards are managed with minimal human interference and all the wines are made naturally.

Chateau Musar was the first producer in #Lebanon to achieve organic certification for its vineyards in 2006. Most are located in the Bekaa Valley, cradled between two mountain ranges running parallel to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coastline. Vines have been cultivated here for at least 6,000 years: the Phoenicians (seafaring ancestors of the modern Lebanese) were instrumental in bringing vines and wines from Byblos across to all of the areas around the Mediterranean.

All the grapes are #hand-harvested by local Bedouins between August and October.

In the #winery, ambient yeasts do the work of #fermentation. The bare minimum of sulphur is used and the Chateau Musar Red wines are neither fined nor filtered.

#winesoflebanon #ancientwinetradition
Happy Friday #winelovers 
We love this from @irun_roca ⛵️ 🌊 ☀️ New to the UK, Atlantic Rainwater. 
Raymond Reynolds have shipped Madeira by sailboat, this is the first time that this has happened in 140 years! 
It lands in the UK on the 18th August (this Sunday) on the @grayhoundlugger . . 
Raymond will be at the shoreline awaiting the arrival of the precious cargo. 
A special blend has been made especially to celebrate this unique event 
In collaboration with @barbeitomadeirawine a Ship by Sail blend has been created in tribute to the style that would have been shipped in the 1700's 
The ‘Atlantic’ Rainwater blend is made with a blend of Verdelho, Tinta Negre and Sercial 
This is a one off blend, with only 2400 bottles made! 
Wow! Love this. 
Something really special to share with #SITTAutumn visitors in September!
Portuguese Specialists Raymond Reynolds @irun_roca with be at @sittastings Autumn! They will be showing wines from across #Portugal, as well as their producers from Spain and Germany, with each one of their #producers championing their regions with innovation, quality and #authenticity. Open to taste will include the likes of @niepoortvinhos @barbeitomadeirawine @quinta_soalheiro to name a few. They will also be joined by representatives from @luispatowines and @quintadomouro

#SITTAutumn Monday 9th Sept, London & Wednesday 11th Sept, Manchester 
Follow the link in our bio to register!
Supporting #independents is our thing - it’s what our tasting is made to do! We want to create the best setting for you to meet #specialistimporters and find new exciting wines to add to your wine lists and shelves. We’ve been doing this for 15 years; #businessmatching is our area of expertise! 
Register for free to visit following the link in our bio. 
London, Monday 9th September at the @honourableartillerycompany 
Manchester, Wednesday 11th September at @etcvenues_uk 
We can’t wait! Shaping up to be the best season of SITT yet! 
We had a great day yesterday visiting #independents around #Cheshire and chatting about #SITTAutumn - it’s going to be great to see you in Manchester on the 11th September! 
#manchestercitycentre independents we will see you soon!
Find wines to add to your #christmaswishlist at @vindependents table at #SITTAutumn 
Vindependents have highlighted these bottles as their perfect match for the #winterseason! 
Find out a little more about them...
1. Champagne Delavenne Brut Reserve @champagnedelavenne 
Wine Merchant Top 100 WINNER!
#Champagne Delavenne is a family-run independent house (Recoltant - Manipulant) in Bouzy
producing single village (mono-cru) dual-vintage champagnes. The Champagnes are exclusively 
#Grand Cru, low-manipulation, #vegan friendly and no malo.
This Brut Reserve is from the 2012 and 2013 harvests and is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.
Exactly what people look for in a grower Champagne, a great treat for Christmas and it won’t break 
the bank! 
2. Diamantakis Winery, Diamanatapetra @diamantakis_winery 
Wine Merchant Top 100 BEST IN SHOW
This is a small, family run winery in Crete making hand crafted wine from indigenous and 
international varieties. New to our portfolio and already very popular amongst members and getting 
lots of press attention too. 
3.Bodegas Osborne, Coquinero Fino 
Osborne are THE iconic sherry brand (who doesn’t know the Osborne Bull?) and their Coquinero 
Fino is an outstanding example of what Dry Sherry is all about.
Aged for 4 and half years under flor before being fortifies then left for a further 2 years for oxidative 
aging, this wine has such an amazing complexity and length that you just won’t find on any other 
wine at this price point.
Perfect in summer, perfect for an evening tipple and perfect for Christmas day to unwrap presents!
RBW is the brand of wines made in Italy by Robin Baum, a specialist #winemaker from England.  All his wines are mainly matured in ceramic egg shaped vessels, hence the nickname “The Eggman.”
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“I started this venture 3 years ago.  My objective is to make wines that show the true flavor and identity of the grape.  So much wine is made in a manner that destroys the natural grape flavours by the use of too much oak and too many chemicals during production.
Why ceramic and why egg shaped? My ceramic vessels are made from sandstone and gres and contain no metals (Terracotta has iron and aluminium) they are inert and porous so add no extra flavours like oak and allow natural oxidation during the period of maturation.  The #eggshape allows better circulation of the wine in the vessel and natural temperature control.  Wine is a living thing that contains a large number of different molecules that are interacting all the time, even in the bottle.  Chemicals, particularly #sulfur kill these.  Natural temperature control because the porosity means cool air enters the vessel from outside.
All my wines are made to at least #organic standards and a number are #biodynamic.
So welcome to the world of real #naturalwine .” find these wines at #SITTAutumn
Only one month left to go until #SITTAutumn in #london and #Manchester on the 9th & 11th September! 
Find a world of specialist, handcrafted, fine wines to add to your wine list or shelves 🍷🍾
We’ve being doing this for 15 years now and are always impressed by the amount of incredible wine on display #loveourjobs #winejob
Masterclass Announcement! 🎙🎙 Old Vine Project 🍇🍇
Discover the mysteries of South Africa's old vines at our #SITTAutumn #masterclass presented by @andremorgenthal ! 🇿🇦 @winesofsouthafrica - We cannot wait for this one! 
Find out more about it below >>> and make sure you register to visit by following the link in our bio! 🌿🍇🍃
In all the winelands of the world, #oldvines get proudly mentioned on labels, in many languages. 
Such is the value everywhere accorded to old vineyards and the wines they produce. But only in one 
country, South Africa, is it possible for that claim to be certified by a regulatory authority. The Old 
Vine Project (OVP) was formalised in 2016 with seed funding from the Rupert Foundation, along with 
the effort to document South Africa’s old vines when #vineyard manager Rosa Kruger embarked on 
the search for the forgotten and neglected. André Morgenthal joined Kruger in 2016 to develop this 
heritage project into a viable, self-sustained model.
Members of the Old Vine Project (OVP) can apply for a Certified Heritage Vineyards seal for wines
made from vineyards 35 years and older, together with the planting date. In a time where consumers 
are constantly seeking more knowledge and transparency about products, this guarantees authentic 
wines made according to the OVP viticultural and winemaking guidelines.
Discover how gnarly old vines, that have survived the savages of time and harsh conditions, are 
enhancing the South African wine scene by producing wines of quality and authenticity. The Certified 
Heritage Seal is a first of its kind and is shaping a new wine category with substantial structure and 
complexity. André will explain how the collective movement of the Old Vine Project is uniting and 
advancing the South African wine scene, its people and the environment. A selection of rare Old Vine 
wines will be tasted.
André Morgenthal has a longstanding career in the wine and tourism industry in South Africa. He 
joined the Old Vine Project in 2016 as Project Manager, which follows on from his previous position 
at Wines of South Africa as well as a career making wine in South Africa and a few harvests in Burgundy