Pol Roger Portfolio Celebrates 30 Years!
The 25th June 2020 marks 30 years to the day since Pol Roger Portfolio was founded. Never ones to miss a celebration, there were grand plans for a birthday party which were of course thwarted. However, there is still cause to celebrate!
By 1990, Great Britain had been the most significant export market for Champagne Pol Roger for well over a century and the Pol Roger family decided that the time had come to set up its own subsidiary, hence Pol Roger Portfolio was born.
Since 1990, Pol Roger Portfolio has flourished with the addition of UK Agency responsibilities for a number of like-minded wineries and distilleries from around the world.
The outstanding range of producers represented by the Portfolio now comprises Champagne Pol Roger, Bodegas Artadi, Joseph Drouhin, Drouhin Vaudon, Domaine Josmeyer, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Staglin Family Vineyard, Abreu, Gallica, Kinsman Eades, TOR Wines and Grand Tokaj as well as Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt.
The predominance of family ownership is not coincidental; the view is that the very best practices in wine and spirit production and family ownership are interdependent. With family ownership equating to a longer-term view and a personal investment in the brand’s longevity, thus a commitment to the very best quality.
James Simpson MW, Managing Director, who has been with the company since 1993, says of the milestone ‘Pol Roger Portfolio is not the company that it was when it was founded in Hereford 30 years ago. We have grown, become more commercially minded and adopted innovative technologies. However, I am pleased to say that change has not come at the cost of identity and ethos. Pol Roger Portfolio is, and will always be, a company defined by the interesting people who we represent and with whom we work, the diverse and colourful characters that illuminate the wine trade. We look forward to the next 30 years, working with our existing agencies and welcoming new to the fold, and bringing the finest wines and spirits to a discerning UK audience’.