Anthony Byrne Fine Wines

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.

As UK wine merchants we supply restaurants, hotels, local and national retailers, pubs and bars. We deliver to the on-trade regularly throughout Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, London and the home counties, Norfolk and the south of England.

We offer an interesting selection of wines for home delivery within 40 miles of our Cambridgeshire warehouse.


Company News

We are hiring - Admin Assistant

  • Tony
  • Fri 13 May 2022

This is a varied role which combines both secretarial and marketing abilities and requires a high level of accuracy and numeracy. It entails assistance across all aspects of our busy office, together with support for our field-based sales team. It includes but is not limited to:

Reception, answering calls, processing mail Processing orders from customers and maintaining order forms Marketing: production of advertising material, mail shots, customer wine lists Co-ordination of regular customer and in-house wine tastings Basic accounting data entry Secretarial duties; drafting emails, booking appointments

The successful candidate will have at least two years’ relevant experience in these specific areas and be computer literate and can expect to receive in return a competitive salary and discount on wine purchases.

Hours are flexible across the Monday-Friday working week, with additional hours available during holding cover, etc.

To apply, please email an up-to-date CV for the attention of Tony Page to jobs@abfw.co.uk or telephone for further information.

We are hiring - Wine Sales Executive

  • Sarah
  • Tue 08 Mar 2022

We are looking for candidates to expand our ambitious sales team.

You can expect to receive a guaranteed income together with a profit-linked bonus scheme, along with a company car. There are clear pathways into more senior roles for those who demonstrate continued success.

Our successful candidates have a positive sales experience, enjoy working with people, have a sense of urgency, knowledge of wine, and a thick skin (as and when required!).

Award Winning Wines!

  • Tony
  • Fri 17 Dec 2021

Throughout 2021 our growers' wines have continued to win awards and recognition across the globe. Go to our special Awards page to find a selection published there.

Ribera del Duero - Winemaker of the Year

  • Tony
  • Wed 17 Nov 2021

Congratulations to our Ribera del Duero grower, Bodegas Felix Callejo, who has been awarded Winemaker of the Year by notable Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, in his 2021 report!

Christmas wine!

  • Tony
  • Fri 05 Nov 2021

As the nights start drawing in and the nights grow colder, what better way than to warm up with an excellent selection of wine!

Visit our online shop today or call us to create your own selection.

Dream of evenings in the garden with a glass

  • Sarah
  • Thu 01 Apr 2021

As the weather gets warmer, enjoy our light and elegant Taste of Summer case

Growers of the month - Accordini

  • Sarah
  • Sun 14 Mar 2021

Each month, we will be bringing you the detailed stories of one or two growers in our portfolio who are producing excellent wines. This month, we are focussing on the area around Verona: Accordini in Valpolicella.

Accordini

We have fond memories of visiting the Accordini family in Fumane. Stefano would be at the head of the table, espresso in hand (topped up with grappa). His son Tiziano planted new vineyards and modernised wine production methods, and his sons continue to work with passion and dedication in the winery.

The new winery was constructed and completed in 2011 - it sits 550 metres above sea level and is the highest winery in Valpolicella Classica. Accordini wines are notable for being all single vineyard Valpolicellas, which is rare, and an excellent way to ensure quality control. We have consistently found their wines to be wonderful value for the quality, and they can be found in all the best restaurants locally.

It is not all modernisation though - until recently the Accordini family continued to plough the vineyards with a vintage Lamborghini tractor. Their new cellar is a real investment for the future and will help to ensure that the wines produced continue to be of fantastic quality.

ABFW sends best wishes for a Happy Chinese New Year

  • Anthony
  • Fri 12 Feb 2021

We would like to wish all our Chinese customers and others in the community a happy and prosperous year of the ox. We have many fond memories of celebrating this occasion with you and fervently hope that we shall be able to do so properly next year (and in those to come).

新年快樂

Growers of the month - Portinari

  • Sarah
  • Thu 04 Feb 2021

Each month, we will be bringing you the detailed stories of one or two growers in our portfolio who are producing excellent wines. This month, we are focussing on Portinari in Soave.

Portinari

Umberto Portinari has now been joined in the vineyards by his daughter Maria. The family are well known in Soave; Umberto's father was the local grocer during the war and renowned for his generosity. He would give credit for goods even when sometimes he knew they would not be paid back. In the early 1980s Umberto decided to work the family vineyards himself. When we visited him, his wine was on the list of every single local restaurant, and all the proprietors knew him.

Without a doubt, these are excellent wines, much enjoyed by all who try them. They are a particular hit with sommeliers who appreciate their high quality.

Their Albare wine has notes of dried fruit, almonds and Golden Delicious apples, enhanced by the use of the 'double ripening' method. Some mature grapes are left on the vine and noble rot sets in giving the grapes a sweeter taste and the wine a bit more life.

Their Ronchetto wine is an excellent example of a Soave Classico. We also have in stock their Soave U.P. and Recioto, a fantastic sweet wine which is topped up with Vin Santo during fermentation and refines for years before being released.

Two new Christmas Cases

  • Anthony
  • Wed 09 Dec 2020

We have two new exciting wine cases now available online for Christmas Delivery.

  • Winter Warmers at £129 - dozen bottles

    Featuring smooth reds with plenty of fruit and character but not too much tannin. 6 different wines are included (2 bottles of each), including smooth and elegant Malbec from Mendoza in Argentina, Classy and refined Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch in South-Africa, Incredible quality and value for money Syrah from Maule in Chile, a juicy Cabernet/Merlot blend from Gascony in France and a classic Bordeaux Rouge.

  • Christmas Dinner Delights at £159 - dozen bottles

    Two bottles of Champagne, one for Christmas day and one for New Years Eve. For your traditional roast turkey dinner we have included both a white and red wine, either of which can pair with your roast dinner and trimmings. These are the Earthy and elegant Languedoc Pinot Noir from Domaine Cibadies and the smooth and creamy Macon Villages from Domaine Perelles. A rich and spicy South-African Shiraz and a classic dry and fruity Medoc from Bordeaux. Finally, we include a Red Muscadel from South-Africa and a bottle of Late Bottled Vintage Port.

Between these two cases you should have all you need to match with festive food, desserts and cheeses over Christmas.

Looking for more information? Explore our portfolio of wine, read the services we offer trade customers, and the company history. Here are our contact details and the team will be delighted to assist you.


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