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Bristol Independent Importers Tasting
Bristol Independent Importers will host their inaugural in-person event on 6th September 2021 at No.1 Harbourside, Bristol.
Hosted by three importers of family wine producers, Déja Bu, Port O’Bristol by Xisto Wines , and Spiegel & Peach, the trade event will showcase over 100 wines from across Europe including: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Austria. There will be two sessions open to trade and press to register for 11am – 2pm & 3pm – 6pm. “We are thrilled to be able to come together and host our inaugural event to give trade and press the opportunity to try wines from Bristol’s top independent importers all under one roof.” Commented Anton Mann, co-founder of Bristol Independent Importers.
“Port O.Bristol” by Xisto Wines
We solely import Portuguese wines from small artisan producers that put 100% of their skill and passion into making wines that reflect the varietals and terrior of Portugal. (All use) Using biodynamic, organic and minimal intervention practises. We continue the winemakers love and respect for our planet by continuing the journey fossil fuel free. Using the power of the wind to sail the wine from Porto to Bristol on sail ships. Real sustainability delivered into the heart of Bristol. Working outside the standard industry practices…. Reducing or eliminating completely the norma uses of … airplane /kerosene. lorry/ diesel, & shipping containers/bunker fuel. We strive to make the journeys to and from the ports as carbon negative as possible. Xisto Wines pioneering work under the flag of PORT O’BRISTOL has re-established wine importation fossil fuel free along the original sea trading routes. We strive to be the most sustainable wine importers from vineyard to table to make our wines as good as local. “Made by Rebels , Shipped by Pirates, Drunk by Heroes”
Déjà Bu Wines
Founded in 2019, Déjà Bu Wines is a Burgundy wine specialist selling a carefully selected organic and biodynamic wine range with a focus on lesser-known appellations. From the new generation of Burgundy winemakers, Déjà Bu’s wines cater for a new generation of Burgundy wine drinkers: those of us looking for real, unstuffy, terroir-driven wines we can afford. We work with artisan vignerons whose dedication and love for their work shine through the wine they are producing. We are very proud to be representing what they do with such passion, and to be sharing the delicious wines they make with the trade in the UK. There is a special place for Bourgogne Aligoté within Déjà Bu range – I believe this once neglected white grape Burgundian deserves front row placing. Looked after well, Bourgogne Aligoté vineyards produce grapes capable of anything… achieving big things!
Spiegel & Peach
We’re a brand new Bristol based importer and wholesaler, created to service the Bristol inde- pendent trade and add a bit of interest to wine lists. Our wines are made in family wineries, with minimal intervention, and are selected to be accessible in style and price. We like to focus on the lesser seen wine regions which offer great value and interesting terroir. We also focus on indigenous grapes, so expect to find a wide variety in our list! We know times are tough and that’s why we are starting now – sensibly priced wines are crucial at the moment, as is flexibility of service. As we’re just starting out, our range is small, but we think there is something for everyone within it. Watch this space for more producers and more regions in future.