Castel

11 July, 2008

31-33 Weir Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8XT

T: 020 8944 4770

E: f.verborg@castel-freres.com

W: groupe-castel.com

Established: 1949

Brands: Castel, Cachet, Virginie (France), Halana (Morocco)

Off-trade split: 90%

Castel has been focusing on its newly-launched Castel Family wines, which feature different grape varieties and regions from all over France, including Merlot from Bordeaux, Grenache/Syrah from Côtes du Rhône, Syrah from the Languedoc and rosé from Provence. The range also includes a selection of single varietal wines from southern France. Managing director Anne Burchett stepped down recently to enrol on a university writing course.




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Looking back to look forward

Wine is a liquid time capsule. Drinking older vintages not only recalls the weather conditions and winemaking styles of the past, it encourages us to reflect upon our own histories. Such reminiscence often inclines towards romanticised nostalgia. Especially after the second bottle. But looking back is a great way of learning about the future.

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