Wine producers assemble

Over 600 people attended this year’s Inverarity Morton portfolio tasting in Edinburgh

A RIOJA from Bodegas Campillo, a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc rosé from First Dawn in New Zealand, and the ‘environmentally-conscious’ Sea Change wines were among the new wines unveiled by Inverarity Morton at its annual portfolio tasting in Edinburgh last month.

More than 600 people from across the Scottish trade attended the event at the Assembly Rooms, where they got the opportunity to sample over 500 wines from 60 producers, several of which are new to Scotland, including Spanish producer Granbazan from Rias Biaxas, French producer Domaine Le Tasque from Languedoc and Italian company Vigna Dogarina from Veneto. Inverarity Morton’s event also included a number of masterclasses and food pairing sessions, including sushi and wine matching and doughnuts and dessert wines.

Senior wine buyer Toby Sigouin said: “To see so many customers enjoying our new wines was a great pleasure for me. I travelled thousands of miles last year to source new producers and wines and it is very gratifying when all that hard work bears fruit.”