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Bio: Bartholomew Broadbent

January 29, 2016

Bartholomew BroadbentBartholomew Broadbent is the owner of Broadbent Selections, est. 1996, one of America’s finest wine importing companies. He also produces Broadbent Madeira, Vinho Verde and Port. In 1989, having moved to America four years earlier to develop the Port market, Bartholomew helped reintroduce Madeira to the USA, as it had never recovered from Prohibition's destructive effect. "He has expanded from his pivotal role in the breathtaking growth of Port and Madeira to exert a profound influence on the US wine market” wrote Decanter magazine in 1997 who named him one of the “fifty most influential in the wine world…the faces to watch in the new millennium”. 

Profiled by Wine Spectator [1986], Market Watch “The Pioneer of Port” [2008] and Forbes.com [2009], the son of Michael Broadbent MW, Bartholomew was also named by Wine&Spirits in 2008 as one of ten in the world to be “driving the most revolutionary changes in wine” for his work producing Chinese wine. Broadbent Selections continues to build the Madeira revival but now also represents famous wines from most wine producing countries including Chateau Musar, Ferreira, Spy Valley, Tyrrell’s, Elderton and many of the most cutting edge wineries in South Africa. Bartholomew was with his father at the Bristol Wine Fair in 1979 when they discovered Chateau Musar, the focus wine in his Origins of Wine Civilization talk, and he has subsequently been involved with Chateau Musar representing it professionally on and off since 1982. He lived in San Francisco for 21 years but moved to Richmond, Virginia 8 years ago.





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