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Ratcliffe & Brown is a well established, wine importer and distributor who specialises in the travel and duty free sectors.

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Bravo for Burgundy !

posted on: November 29, 2019
in: Latest News

I was very fortunate this week to meet up with our old friend Alberique Bichot and even luckier to be able to taste a range of their 2018 vintage from various properties. The tasting re-kindled my passion for Burgundy. The wines were stunning and served as a great reminder of how skilled winemakers use terroir to their advantage. In my opinion, there is nowhere that produces such elegance and sophistication from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir than Burgundy. Star find for me was a simple (in Burgundian terms !) Macon Blanc, Milly-Lamartine, but I’m still dreaming about the Corton Charlemagne and Echezeaux. Well done team Bichot and well done Burgundy.

Cans in Cannes ?

posted on: November 20, 2019
in: Latest News

At the TFWA in Cannes recently, we had a chance to show our customers the latest still wines in cans. The humble aluminium can has a lot to offer in terms of sustainability (metal is recyclable forever), shelf life, weight and size. Are the travelling public ready for wine in a can ? We’re ready.

Sustainable PET bottle

R&B announce that the next generation of sustainable PET bottles are coming soon.

From January 2020 R&B will be filling 187ml multilayer PET bottles that are made from a minimum of 30% recycled PET. As availability increases so will the level of R-PET used in each bottle. R&B were first to market with the 100% recyclable bottle back in 2010 and are proud to be first to market, in the UK, with this pioneering R-PET bottle.

World Travel Catering Expo – Hamburg 31st March 2020

R&B are pleased to announce their attendance to this important exhibition and look forward to seeing you there.