Wednesday, 18 March 2020

COVID-19 - Business As Usual

In light of the Covid 19 pandemic and in the interests of our staff, customers and neighbours we took the decision on Monday March 16th that all the staff will work remotely from home.

All staff will be be working full time thus ensuring no delay in service to our clients.
All phones and messages will be forwarded and a member of staff will be visiting the office on a daily basis, thus ensuring business as usual.

Our warehouse EHD is fully operational for the time being and all your orders will be processed within the normal timeframe.

Please see our latest stock list with some very enticing wines to stock up on in these trying times.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact our staff at the email addresses listed below:

Martin Lea – Head of Private Client Sales – UK & Asia - 07740 000598

Kevin Narborough – Purchasing & Trade Sales Manager - 07966 100035

Alister Rayner – Sales & Marketing Manager - 07470 397000

Operations Support – Katie Thornton & Christine Reeves

Sally Hutchison – Accounts Manager

Tracy Narborough-Jago – Logistics Manager

Lara Hills – Accounts Support

We take this time to wish all of our clients and suppliers a safe time with your loved ones.

With regards from the whole team at Grand Vin Wine Merchants. 

Friday, 7 February 2020

Think of Cerbaiona as the Richebourg of Montalcino

Earlier this year the legendary Brunello figure and former owner of the famous Cerabiona estate, Diego Molinari, sadly passed away after a long battle with illness.
In 2015, after many years of speculation, Diego and Nora Molinari sold the Estate, ending years of uncertainty about the future.  The new ownership team, headed by lead investor Gary Rieschel and estate manager Matthew Fioretti is now in place and all Cerbaiona fans (including myself) are desperate for the wines to maintain the extraordinary quality level they have set over the past 4 decades.  The 1990 still ranks as one of the best wines I have ever tasted.  

‘Cerbaiona. One word says it all. For the last four decades, Diego and Nora Molinari have produced some of the most compelling wines in Montalcino’

'Think of Cerbaiona as the Richebourg of Montalcino'

Antonio Galloni

The 2015 vintage in Montalcino was the best since 2010 and in time it may well equal or surpass that historic year.
Due to the timing of the sale of the property in 2015, the new estate managers decided to label the entire 2015 vintage as 'Rosso di Montalcino' as opposed to 'Brunello'.

This is a release we have been eagerly anticipating for the last 5 years and it is now finally with us.  I'm pleased to say that I enjoyed a bottle this evening in Hong Kong and it was absolutely sublime!  Although youthful, it had everything in place to develop into one of the very best examples of Sangiovese.  Perfumed, structured, elegant and with the classic Cerbaiona class, it was basically a top level Brunello in everything but the name.

When you consider you can buy 6 bottles of the 2015 Rosso for considerably less than 1 bottle of the 2010 Brunello, it's an absolute no brainer!

Don't miss this chance to secure your stock at the best price in the market!
2010 Brunello di Montalcino, Cerbaiona @ £1,850 per 6


2015 Rosso di Montalcino, Cerbaiona @ £215 per 6

Ex UK - In Bond Price

Martin Lea

Head of Private Client Sales – UK & Asia