How do you stand out from the crowd?

    • Is it hard to catch someone’s eye in a market that is already too homogenised, too costly and too flooded?

    • Where do you find new, high-quality products with great margins, when you have precious little time to find them in the first place?

    • How do you take advantage of the great pricing on wines and beers from overseas, and find the small, artisanal producers just waiting to be discovered?



    The trick is knowing where to look; we’ve made it easy for you by forming the Specialist Importers Collective

    Join us for our Grand Annual Tasting Event on Tuesday 9th July, 2013 from 12-6pm at Comme.

    At our trade tastings, you’ll find six specialist importers, all incredibly talented, putting together one big event to give you the chance to look these gems that have been unearthed from around the world. Among us, you’ll find great-priced, artisanal wines from France and Italy, wines from Spain, Portugal, Argentina… as well as our neighbour across the pond, New Zealand.

    The Specialist Importers Collective is made up of Basile Imports, BistrowBritten Wine Merchants, Ciderhaus (new member not present at this event), Duplonk, Grande Vindima and Untapped Fine Wines.

    To stay in the loop go to the newsletter page and subscribe to our mailing list.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    ~ Specialist Importers Collective

     Ken, Nico, Dom, Greg, Michael, Amy.








    Want to find something different?

    ~ The wines featured here are just some of what will be on show at the GRAND ANNUAL TASTING on Tuesday 9th July, 2013 at Comme.


    Hope to see you there!



    ~ Black Quail Pinot Noir 2008

    The sustainably produced Black Quail hails from the weather-hardened origins of Felton Road. It unfolds to reveal cocoa, blackberries, beetroot and oregano. Deep and complex, wild but poised, offering muscular minerality, cherry, tar, earth and violets.



    ~ Contador 2008 Rioja, Spain.

    From one of the only wineries in Spain to ever receive a perfect 100 points from Robert Parker, this current release Contador has already received 98 points



    ~ Costa di Bussia Barbera d’Alba ‘Campo del Gatto’ 2009

    This Barbera D'Alba has a dark, enticing nose, with black fruit, prunes, cherry and spice. Full-bodied, with a well balanced, smooth palate, featuring light, velvety tannins, lots of flavour and a long finish.



    ~ Les Fusionels Faugeres 'Le Reve' 2008
    Faugeres wines are considered a 'Cru' of Languedoc, known for robustness and power. Arielle and Jem Harris of Les Fusionels set out to create a more approachable expression of Faugeres; their success speaks volumes.



    ~ Apfelwein Kontor, is a thoroughly contemporary Apfelwein. What strikes the eye even before drinking these is their rich straw colour and playful hand-drawn label. A thoroughly contemporary apfelwein, yet still anchored in traditional methods of production.


    ~ 2010 Château de la Gardine, AOC Châteauneuf du Pape, Robert Parker, 90-92+/100:
    “Notes of damp earth, truffles, graphite, blackcurrants, kirsch and roasted herbs are found in this dense, chocolaty, deep, full-bodied, generously endowed wine.”



    ~ Esporao Reserva Tinto 2010

    Listed in the 50 Great Portuguese Wines of 2013, Winery of the Year 2011, current Winemaker of the Year David Davistock and Sustainability of the Year Award.