Justerini & Brooks' Portfolio Tasting

Justerini & Brooks' Portfolio Tasting

Friday 2nd February 2018
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

Since 1749 we have been supplying the very finest wines and spirits to our customers in Great Britain and beyond.  

Portfolio has always sat at the very heart of Justerini & Brooks. This is why we invest so much and take such pride in how and what we source.  Our six Buyers spend half of the year travelling and tasting in cellars around the globe. Their aim is to track down the world’s finest wines, those that speak of their origins and that our customers will delight in drinking. We directly import from over 300 producers, including the greatest, scarcest names such as Pétrus, Château Lafleur, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair and Domaine Armand Rousseau. But at Justerini & Brooks we have always valued the undiscovered gem just as much as the famous label.  It is why we have always extolled the virtues of German wine, why we were championing red Burgundy over twenty five years ago before anyone was interested and why we have been banging the drum for Piedmont since the mid-nineties.

We are delighted to share this Portfolio tasting with you, offering a small taste of our 4000-strong wine list.  Amongst our traditional favourites in Burgundy, Germany, Loire and Italy you will find many new and exciting treasures unearthed by our Buyers, it’s been a busy year:  Campania’s Rocca del Principe, arch-exponents of Fiano; The authentic Swartlands of David & Nadia Sadie; former Screaming Eagle assistant winemaker Massimo Di Costanzo; the Biodynamic wines of Jura’s Domaine du Pélican; One of Rully’s great estates Domaine de La Folie; young budding St Joseph winemaker Bastien Jolivet and last but not least the electric wines of Alto Piemonte’s Davide Carlone. 

In addition to a 191-long list of our favourite wines, we are thrilled to welcome the brilliant Elisa Scavino of hallowed Barolo estate Paolo Scavino who will be on hand to guide you through her finest Crus.

To end the day in the traditional Justerini & Brooks way, try your hand at the Port Game: Taste the mystery port, guess the vintage and shipper. 

I sincerely hope you take as much pleasure in tasting the wines as we have had in sourcing them.

If you wish to attend Portfolio Tasting you can purchase tickets here