Anthony Byrne Fine Wines was established in 1976 by Anthony and Rae Byrne to supply the United Kingdom market with high quality wine. We import distinctive, enjoyable wines from France, Spain, Italy and exciting New World growers, from South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand.

Happy New Year

Wishing all our customers and suppliers a Happy New Year.

SEPTEMBER 2013 - Visiting the Vineyards and Growers of Burgundy, Beaujolais and the Maconnais

At the end of September Anthony and the team visited some of our growers around Burgundy, Beaujolais and the Maconnais.

Pictured (clockwise from top left): Anthony with Pierre Savoye at Domaine Savoye (Morgon, Beaujolais), Domaine de L'Arlot (Nuits st Georges), Anthony with Sandrine Thibert at Domaine Thibert (Maconnais), the cellars of Jean-Marie Bouzereau (Meursault).

FEBRUARY 2013 - 3 New Alsace Growers

Following our recent trip to Alsace we have added 3 new growers to the abfw portfolio.
These will be available from March and include Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Muscat.

- Gocker
- Ehrhart
- Bernhard

JULY 2012 - Gevrey-Chambertin from Lucien Boillot

ABFW have strengthened our Burgundy portfolio further with the addition of some excellent Gevrey Chambertin and Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru wines from Lucien Boillot.

Wines available:

  • Gevrey Chambertin 2008 & 2009
  • Gevrey Chambertin 'Corbeaux' Premier Cru 2008 & 2010

MARCH 2012 - Agua Viva Malbec - NEW TO THE UK

ABFW are pleased to announce the arrival of two new malbecs from Mendoza in Argentina.

Agua Viva are in the UK for the first time and ABFW are the sole UK agents for these wines.
This winery uses sustainable farming techniques in all of their wine production.

The wines are available to the UK market from early March.

FEBRUARY 2012 - CALLEJO Ribera del Duero - New to the UK

We have targeted our Spanish offering this month with the addition of Bodegas Felix Callejo from Ribera del Duero to our range.

Callejo offers a superb variety of Ribera del Duero wines from entry level Ribera wines up to the finest wines of the region.

The full range of wines from Callejo has just arrived in our warehouse and is available immediately. Please contact your sales manager for more information about the wines.

OCTOBER 2011 - Meursault 'Clos de Baronne' 2008 Wins Gold at the International Wine Challenge

Following the huge success of the 2007 Clos de Baronne Meursault from Chateau Laboure Roi, the winemakers have followed this up with another award winning vintage.

The 2008 vintage was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge earlier this year.

ABFW now have the Clos de Baronne 2008 in stock.

SEPTEMBER 2011 - Gold Medal for Envero Gran Reserva Carmenere/Cabernet 2009

Apaltagua were awarded Gold Medals for both the 2007 and 2008 vintages of their Envero Gran Reserva Carmenere/Cabernet.

Now the 2009 vintage has also been awarded a Gold Medal at the Catad'Or Wine Awards, held in Chile in September 2011.

ABFW represent Apaltagua in the UK and have both the 2008 and 2009 in stock now

JULY 2011 - Brunello di Montalcino arrives from Abbadia Ardenga

After visiting Italy a number of times and tasting with numerous Brunello growers we have selected the Abbadia Ardenga winery for our portfolio.

Abbadia Ardenga stood head and shoulders above the rest of the growers whose wines we tasted and the value for money was incredible. These wines were half the price of some other growers and in our opinion twice the quality.

The wines are as follows:

  • 2008 Rosso di Montalcino DOC
  • MAY 2011 - Michel Drappier named Commandeur of the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne

    Michel Drappier, President of Champagne Drappier, has been named Commandeur of the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne. The transfer of office took place at the premises of Champagne Drappier in Reims in the presence of an important delegation of the Conseil Chapitral and leaders of the Champagne trade

    MAY 2011 - New Arrivals from New Zealand

    At the end of May the abfw portfolio will be strengthened by the addition of 7 new wines from 3 growers across New Zealand

    After tasting wines from dozens of growers across New Zealand we have selected 3 excellent wine growers from Marlborough and Central Otago.

    APRIL 2011 - Apaltagua Recognised by Oz Clarke as one of the Top Producers in Chile

    Oz Clarke & Margaret Rand's recent book GRAPES & WINES has listed Apaltagua as one of the top producers in Chile.

    They have also listed Apaltagua's Envero Gran Reserva Carmenére/Cabernet as one of the top ten Chilean reds containing Carmenére grapes. Trade buyers looking to secure a quality Chilean wine for your list can contact our sales team to arrange a tasting.

    MARCH 2011 - The 2009 Vintage from I VERONI - made by Andrea Paoletti of ORNELLAIA

    Mr Andrea Paoletti, Ornellaia Agronomist for many years, joined I Veroni in 2009 as Agronomist & Oenologist.
    The 2009 vintage is the first to have been controlled from the vineyard to the bottle by Mr Paoletti and has just arrived in the UK this month at ABFW.

    The wines available in 2009 vintage include:

  • Toscana Bianco IGT (Malvasia/Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay)
  • Toscana Rosso IGT (Sangiovese/Merlot/Petit Verdot)
  • FEBRUARY 2011 - Loire Valley Visit

    At the end of January, Anthony Byrne and Gary McDonald visited some of our Loire Valley growers. Pictured below are tastings with growers at thee vineyards from this region: (Left - Right)

    Alain Pabiot (Jean Pabiot, Pouilly-Fume)
    Michel & Stephanie Naudet (Domaine Naudet, Sancerre)
    Jerome & Frederique Gueneau (Domaine Jerome Gueneau, Sancerre)

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