Bartholomew Broadbent – Broadbent Wines

Bartholomew Broadbent – Broadbent Wines


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This week Laurie talked wine with Bartholomew Broadbent, Owner, Broadbent Selections, Inc & Broadbent Wines.  Raised in the English wine trade in a formal appren­ticeship to his famous father, Michael Broadbent MW (Director of Christie’s and prolific wine author), Bartholomew has also worked in London for Harrod’s (Wine Department), Harvey’s Fine Wine Merchants in Pall Mall and Christie’s. He worked in Australia for Rothbury Estate and for Yalumba Winery. In France, he worked in Cognac for Hennessy and in Paris for L’Academie du Vin.

Known as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Port and Madeira, Bartholomew is credited with being responsible for the growth of Port consumption in North America during the mid 1980’s and was responsible for the re-introduction of Madeira to America in 1989. In 1996, Broadbent Selections was founded with a focus family-owned wineries-on places with personality and stories, and on wines that come from the heart.

What we tasted:

Broadbent Vinho Verde, Portugal $9.99

Secateurs Red Blend 2012, Swartland, South Africa $14

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