25 May, 2017 Fanny Salstein

Often the best wine pairings can act as an extension of the chef – really elevating the dish and taking it to a whole new level. We are seeing more and more pubs increasing the quality of their fare and the wines are also catching on. When it comes to drinking, consumers are beginning to shun quantity and are choosing fewer, more premium options instead. British provenance is on the rise with restaurants seeking locally grown produce and meat. So it’s no surprise that our favourite new pairings all happen to be English wines! We went down to the Princess Victoria Pub…

8 May, 2017 Fanny Salstein

English Wine Week starts over the Spring bank holiday and is a national campaign designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country. There are a wide range of activities taking place to celebrate in restaurants, vineyards, and retail locations. This is a great opportunity to get involved! Here are some ways to take advantage of this event: Offer English wines by the glass Create a special English wine list Afternoon tea with a glass of English bubbly Tasting flights Set menus & pairings Put on a winemaker dinner Tent cards to grab customers’ attention We offer eighteen wines by six of England’s…

10 March, 2017 Fanny Salstein

Peru is quickly becoming one of the most interesting culinary destinations for its extensive biodiversity with some of the worlds best restaurants in Lima. We spent the afternoon with Chef William Ortiz from Pisqu to talk about his native country, what inspires his cooking, and to pair his cuisine wines from unexpected places. What made you become a chef? It comes from my family in Peru where I grew up. My parents had a restaurant in the Amazonia between Ecuador and Brazil in an area well known for growing coffee. Both my parents were chefs in the typical cuisine using local…

8 March, 2017 Fanny Salstein

We are driven by a dynamic team that recognise that our work has an impact on the environment resulting from resource consumption, transport, purchasing and waste production.  In December 2010, we embarked on an environmental journey and ever since have been ‘Going that extra Green Mile’ to do what is right by the environment and innovating on behalf of our industry. We continually strive to improve on our environmental journey and in our efforts are very proud of our achievements to date. Here are some of our accomplishments:  Achieved ISO14001 (Environmental Management System) certification in 2011 and successfully re-certified every year since. We…

30 January, 2017 Fanny Salstein

    Adam Porter, Jascots’ Head of Buying and Marketing presented new research that included 240 wine lists from independent restaurants, bars and pubs, analysing nearly 19,000 wines in total.  The presentation was followed by a discussion with expert panel: James Ramsden, co-owner of Michelin * Pidgin, Jon Kleeman Head Sommelier of Social Eating House, and Master of Wine and Wine Enthusiast contributor Anne Kriebiehl.   Here are the top five trends in brief: 1. English Wine Comes of Age Sparkling wine is the fastest growing category, with Jascots recording sales jumping 24% in the last year. In one of the…

18 January, 2017 Fanny Salstein

James Ramsden has gone from running a supper club out of his East London flat to opening one of London’s latest Michelin Starred Restaurants. We’ve invited him to join our panel at our upcoming Insights Briefing to speak about the concept behind his modern British restaurant. What first attracted you to the industry? Food or wine? Food. Wine is a vital part of food and vice versa but I definitely come from a food perspective. With wine I’m an enthusiastic amateur without any formal training. I’m self taught and am increasingly excited by it. Tell us about the concept behind Pidgin… It started off as a supper club, cooking…

6 January, 2017 Fanny Salstein

We met with the young and talented Jon Kleeman, Head Sommelier of Michelin Starred restaurant Social Eating House to speak about maintaining an interesting wine list with an ever-changing UK consumer…. Reserve your space at our upcoming ‘On-Trade Food & Wine Trends’ Insights Briefing 2017 What first attracted you to the wine industry?   My uncle was a wine collector and really into top end wines and because of him I was introduced to a lot of high end wines and caught the bug. What are the biggest obstacles you face being a sommelier? Customer perception. A lot of time the…

10 May, 2016 Becky Lown

There has been a long-standing amusement amongst my colleagues for the last four years about my passion for Eastern European wines, and my enthusiasm for them, which was cemented even further last week when I had the opportunity to visit Romania. I really did not know what to expect going over there, but I was hugely impressed, both with the quality of the wines, and the country itself. I visited AOC Recas in the south west of the country, very close to the Hungarian and Serbian borders, and centred around Romania’s third largest city, Timisoara. The city of Timisoara is…