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Bordeaux’s Château La Fleur de Boüard joins Mentzendorff

Published:  13 May, 2021

Mentzendorff and Hubert de Boüard de Laforest have announced that Château La Fleur de Boüard will join the Mentzendorff portfolio with the first stocks of mature vintages being available from June 2021.


Port: Weathering the Covid storm

Published:  24 November, 2020

The UK remains at the forefront of the premium Port category, with sales of late-bottled vintage (LBV), quality white Port, aged tawnies, single vineyard and classic vintage ports, all remaining resilient through Covid. A nation of consumers stuck at home, looking to indulge, appears to have been largely positive for the quality end of UK Port sales. Built on a long-standing relationship with the UK, sales at Symington Family Estates are up 10% by value and 9% by volume compared with this time last year.


Mentzendorff makes strategic adjustments to a new norm

Published:  18 September, 2020

Andrew Catchpole talks to Mentzendorff boss Andrew Hawes pre and post-lockdown


Mentzendorff wins Colombo agency

Published:  26 February, 2020

Rhône Valley winemaker Jean-Luc Colombo has appointed Mentzendorff & Co as his exclusive agent in the UK.


Maison Chapoutier leaves Mentzendorff for Hatch Mansfield

Published:  10 January, 2020

Maison Chapoutier and Mentzendorff & Co have decided to call time on their 25-year partnership.


SITT hits stride in London and Manchester

Published:  10 September, 2019

This autumn’s Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) in London and Manchester were among the busiest and most focused events yet, with both off- and on-trade buyers feasting their senses at 45 supplier tables, plus a busy schedule of masterclasses.


New Generation creates sales & marketing director position

Published:  30 July, 2019

New Generation Wines has appointed James McKenna to the newly created position of sales & marketing director.


Mentzendorff ride smashes fundraising target for The Benevolent

Published:  12 July, 2019

The Mentzendorff team has once again picked up their bikes and donned their lycra to raise an impressive sum for industry drinks charity, The Benevolent.


Mentzendorff get on their bikes to raise cash for The Benevolent

Published:  19 June, 2019

Members of team Mentzendorff will cycle the four-day ‘Giro di Toscana’ to raise money for The Benevolent on 24 June.


Mentzendorff boosts premium Australian wine range with Kilikanoon

Published:  01 July, 2014

Mentzendorff is looking to ramp up its premium Australian wine offering and has taken on distribution of Clare Valley's Kilikanoon as a first step.



Published:  11 June, 2013

Mentzendorff: Why have you signed up to the Best Practice Guidelines?


Fortified wines: brimming with potential

Published:  03 June, 2013

As Port shows its resilience, premium sherry is gaining new ground as Spanish cuisine becomes ever popular. Richard Woodard assesses the fortified market


WSET appoints two new trustees

Published:  27 February, 2013

Andrew Hawes, the managing director of Mentzendorff, and global drinks consultant Jonathan Driver have been appointed as WSET trustees.


Bollinger Rosé harks back to 1846 bottle shape

Published:  21 January, 2013

As we all attempt to hark back to another era, wanting more of 1913 than 2013, Bollinger Rosé (rrp £47.50) has opted for its 1846 bottle shape, based on a design that is both aesthetic and scientific, and that was debuted for its Bollinger Special Cuvée in May 2012.


Top-end bubbly hits all-time high

Published:  15 November, 2012

Sales of top-end fizz have hit record highs as consumers "tired of austerity" splash out on affordable luxuries, according to leading trade players.


Calls for trade to join Harpers Debate

Published:  06 September, 2012

Independent wine merchants and suppliers interested in working more closely together are urged to join an open Harpers debate to be held in London on September 20.


Harpers Best Practice Guidelines debate lined up for September 20

Published:  23 August, 2012

Independent wine merchants and suppliers are to discuss how well the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines are working, along with other key trading issues, at an open debate to be held in London on September 20.


Supplier who have signed up to Best Practice Guidelines for independent merchants

Published:  20 July, 2012

More suppliers are signing up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines designed to make trading arrangements with independent wine merchants as open and transparent as posible.


Industry figures complete 10k for Benevolent

Published:  10 July, 2012

Runners from Accolade, Codorníu, Concha y Toro, Halewood International and Mentzendorff have completed the British 10k in aid of drinks industry charity The Benevolent


De Bortoli is latest big name to join Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for independents

Published:  03 July, 2012

De Bortoli Wines is the latest major supplier to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for independent wine merchants designed to bring greater channel transparency to the wine industry's fastest growing retail sector.