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Oakley Wine Agencies

26 Hythe Quay
Colchester CO2 8JB  

Tel +44 01206 863330
Fax +44 01206 866460
Mob +44 07711 056773 (Nick)
Mob +44 07738 470371 (Charlotte)
 

Skype nick.oakley
Skype (2) - charlotteowa

jane@oakleywineagencies.co.uk  - finance
nick@oakleywineagencies.co.uk buying, agencies
charlotte@oakleywineagencies.co.uk - sales, business development
general@oakleywineagencies.co.uk - all enquiries (viewed by all of us) 

 

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Tuesday
Aug162016

London Wine Fair Photos

After a very busy summer, we thought we had better upload some nice photos that we took at LWF this year. Held at London Olympia, the show was a great success.

 Birds eye view of the Oakley Wine Agencies stand, and several of our happy producers behind the counters.

 Andre Miranda (Casal de Ventozela) Cornelia Proca (HGA Bodegas) and Sonia Lorenzo (MGA)

Monday
Feb292016

Annual Wines of Portugal 2016

UK Importer reports strong performance in Portugal ahead of Wednesday’s annual tasting

Being Portugal specialists we are always a big supporter of the Annual Portuguese trade tasting.  This year's event is taking place on Wednesday 2nd March at RHS Lindley Hall.  We have tables 62 to 66 represented by a number of our producers showing off all of their fantastic wines.  Tables are as follows;

Table 62  Boas Quinta - Dão

Table 63  Casal Branco - Tejo / Quinta do Sanguinhal - Lisboa

Table 64  Almeida Garrett - Beira Interior / Casal de Ventozela - Vinho Verde

Table 65  Joao Portugal Ramos - Alentejo, Tejo, Douro, Vinho Verde

Table 66  Quinta de Curvos - Vinho Verde

Ahead of the Annual Tasting of Portuguese wines, Oakley Wine Agencies report strong performances from Dão, Vinho Verde and Douro in the UK from the Independent sector

Oakley Wine Agencies, the Portuguese & NW Spain agency business reports a year of increased turnover and profit. “We see the independent sector as a key area for us and this is one of our major areas of growth. In a volatile market with consolidations all around, we’ve continued along our own specialised furrow and it’s served us well.  Sales value has increased by more than 10% this last year, and profits are also growing” reports Nick Oakley the MD.

The northern appellations of Dão, Vinho Verde and Douro have performed particularly strongly, and alongside these we’ve also see an amazing two years with our new Albariño partners.  It’s clear that it’s regionality that is working – describing the appellation clearly on the label has been key.  That said, clever branding can also work.  Our Smart Dog range from the Alentejo has been a storming success for the Merchant Vintner’s group and the Wolf & Falcon wines with Laithwaite’s have gone from ‘zero to hero’ in eighteen short months.

Despite losing some ground with the rationalisation of Tesco listings we’ve managed to claw back all the lost volume inside 12 months, which is remarkable and is a testament to the strong rise of Portuguese wines in the UK market. 

Keeping things tight, efficient and professional has served us well.

 

Tuesday
Aug182015

Visit us at SITT Autumn

The next event that we will be exhibiting at is SITT Autumn, which is being held again at the Royal Horticultural Halls. (Lindley)

We will have a 12 foot table which enables us to show 30 wines which are specifically aimed at the Independant merchants. The wines on show are mostly available from UK stock which we store at London City Bond Tilbury for deliveries to the smaller merchant who may not necessarily want to ship a pallet.

We will be showing wines from Dão, Douro, Vinho Verde, Beira Interior, Beiras, Lisboa, Tejo, Alentejo.... we will also have a couple of Spanish wines!

We really hope to see you there

The Oakley Team

Monday
Jun152015

Best London Wine Fair to date....

London Wine Fair 2015 was the year we finally made it...by having our very own 'Oakley Wine Agencies' branded stand. Thanks to the support of our producers and hard work from Charlotte, our bespoke stand was a huge success. We were lucky enough to have 12 producers come over to help man the stand, and strengthen our offer as suppliers of a fantastic range of wines from Portugal, Spain and Brazil.

Here are some snippets of the stand. Sporting our new company 'family tree' logo and stunning photography from our winery partner's estates.

Wednesday
Feb052014

Falua Wines meets Carbon Footprint reduction goals

Falua Wines, part of the João Portugal Ramos Wine Group, is delighted to announce that they have achieved their 2014 goal to reduce the company’s Carbon Footprint. The Falua Solar Plant Project, which was set up two years ago, identified that solar energy would be the ideal sustainable source due to the exceptional conditions the Portuguese climate has to offer. The huge environmental project involved investing £150,000 and the final phase is well underway. This involves assembling a photovoltaic plant that will be made up of 500 photovoltaic panels meaning that once the solar energy project is complete, Falua will save at least 25% of the total electricity spent on the wine cellar every year.

In terms of environmental achievements, this clean energy means Falua will produce 38,900 less tons of CO2 per year than in previous years, a staggering reduction and achievement for the company. In comparative terms, the CO2 emissions reduced by the installation of the 500 photovoltaic panels equate to the removal of at least 19 vehicles from the roads.

The huge reduction of electricity spent on the wine cellar means Falua will avoid the destruction of about nine hectares of forest per year and the amount of energy that will be saved is the equivalent needed to supply 50 houses per year.