23 August, 2017 Fanny Salstein

Among our most anticipated additions is our new Organic Prosecco from the prestigious Valdobbiadene… … set among the hills midway between the Dolomites and the Adriatic sea, where the proximity to the ocean and its prevailing winds gives the grapes astonishing depth of character. In 1974 Guido Fidora decided to turn his family’s 600 year old Benedictine estate near the Lagoon of Venice into an organic farm. This was at a time where the term ”organic” was not even associated to agriculture as it is today and chemicals were being promoted as the innovative way to produce crops. Farmers all over…

27 July, 2017 Fanny Salstein

  According to our latest research, sparkling wine is the fastest growing category in the on-trade with sales being up by 37% in the last year. So we met with Barnaby Lewis, the founder of Fiz Bar. He tells us about how he fell in love with the concept of Barcelona’s Cava Bars and was determined to bring it to London.   When did you catch the wine bug?  I’m from a family of hoteliers and my parents are big entertainers so I learned from them. Growing up in a hospitality home it was always about being happy and entertaining. In…

30 June, 2017 Fanny Salstein

We’ve been hard at work the past few months searching for the latest additions to our portfolio. We’re thrilled to present more than 35 new wines from 15 new producers which will be available for you to taste for the first time in London at our Autumn Tasting on the 20th of September. Register now and join us as launch these exciting new wines unique to the UK on-trade. Space is limited and registration is a must. Register Today

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…