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

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

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 & Accordini

  • 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 the area around Verona: Portinari in Soave and 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.

Growers of the month - Portinari & Accordini

  • 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 the area around Verona: Portinari in Soave and Accordini in Valpolicella.

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.

Still open for business!

  • Anthony
  • Thu 05 Nov 2020

As the UK heads into a second lock down, we would like to reassure our customers that Anthony Byrne Fine Wines are still here to receive your orders and continue to provide a delivery service, while following Government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers.

Wine can continue to be sold from pubs and restaurants where orders have been placed in advance (by email, telephone, etc.) or for collection. For further details please see legislation.gov.uk.

The quickest way to contact us is either by telephone on 01487 814 555 or email via orders@abfw.co.uk.

Kind regards Anthony

Five New Cases of Wine for Home Delivery

  • Anthony
  • Wed 20 May 2020

Focusing on different distinctive wine-growing regions of the world, we have added five new selections of wine to our home delivery service.

  • Vintage Vegan is a case of vegan friendly wines that are all completely free of any animal products at any stage of productions. Chilean, South African, French and Australian growers have all contributed to this case of twelve bottles.
  • Reds of Italy is a mixed case of 12 red wines selected from across Tuscany, Piemonte, Puglia, Veneto and Abruzzo, five different wines included.
  • Our Cape Collection presents the classic grape varietals from excellent vineyards across the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Robertson regions of South-Africa. These are all superb wines for summer food pairing.
  • The Best of Spain case features Crianza and Reserva reds from Rioja, plus a stunning 2008 Gran Reserva from La Mancha. Plus a fruity smooth Tempranillo from the Ribera del Duero region, and an elegant white Albarino and a crisp and aromatic Rioja Blanco.
  • For something closer to home, the French Classics case offers a journey through the most renowned wine regions in France: Champagne, Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley.

You can buy all of these mixed case wines from our online shop for delivery within 40 miles of our Cambridgeshire warehouse. Deliveries will be made by our team of in-house drivers carefully following the appropriate social distancing.

Home Delivery now Available

  • Anthony
  • Sun 22 Mar 2020

For the first time we are bringing our collection of trade wines direct to customers. We have six specially selected cases of wine now available on our website, at great prices starting from £99 inc. VAT. Online ordering of these wines is simple and straightforward.

To begin we are offering home delivery within 40 miles of our Cambridgeshire warehouse. Deliveries will be made by our team of in-house drivers carefully following the appropriate social distancing guidelines.

Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc Wins Again!

  • Tony
  • Thu 13 Feb 2020

Misty Cove Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019 from Marlborough, New Zealand has added to its tally of awards achieving a Gold Medal at the China Wines & Spirits Awards 2020.

This adds to the Gold Medal from the San Francisco International Wine Competition 2019 and scoring 93 points with Wine Orbit.

Weingut Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt - Vintage report 2019

  • Paula
  • Wed 18 Dec 2019

Our German producers Weingut Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt have just released the details of the vintage report 2019.

Please feel free to have a read to find out what goes on behind the scenes and what hurdles our producers face to produce these lovely wines.

Attached: vintage_report_2019.pdf

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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