Gary Barlow launches his own range of organic wines

A new range of organic wines is the latest venture by Gary Barlow, who as part of Take That, won eight Brit Awards and sold over 45 million records

Medium-bodied red and refreshing, zesty white have been created following months of wine development

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One of the UK’s most successful songwriters and record producers, Gary Barlow has now launched Gary Barlow Organic, his own range of organic wines in partnership with Benchmark Drinks.

Carefully crafted and developed by Barlow to reflect his passion for quality, authentic wine, the wines are now available on www.WinesOfTheWorld.ie and in selected Carry Out Stores.

Pursuing a long-held dream to develop his own wine range, Gary Barlow has spent the past two years collaborating with London-based distributor Benchmark Drinks to create a well-balanced, sophisticated and sustainable wine range. Unique packaging features a stylish piano key design, an instantly recognisable nod to his incredible 30-year music career.

The medium-bodied red and refreshing, zesty white are the result of many months of wine development. Following hours of tasting wines from across the world, Barlow’s standout blends originated from Spain. Having spent time there over the years, Barlow says he has always enjoyed the local food and wine offering. Inspired by the passion of those involved in the winemaking process, he is proud to now launch his own range of organic wines from Spain’s Castilla region.

The wines have been produced by Peninsula Wines in Spain. Founded by Andreas Kubach and Sam Harrop, they’re both masters of wine and renowned for their sustainability and “sympathetic winemaking”, embracing both nature and science to make wine with as little intervention as possible.

The Gary Barlow Organic Red is a juicy, unoaked wine, displaying aromas of red wild berries with a touch of rosemary and chocolate. The medium body and beautiful balance between the good fruit concentration, fresh acidity and fine tannins, make it a highly versatile food wine to match tapas, pasta and a wide range of savoury and meat dishes.

The Gary Barlow Organic White is pale bright in colour, displaying aromas of lime and pear cut by a gentle note of anise. It shows a zesty, lingering lime palate. A refreshing wine, perfect to be drunk in summer with salads, poultry and light seafood dishes.

“The definition of a great evening for me is friends, laughter and good wine,” Barlow said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have travelled and experienced different cultures over the years and wines from across the world. After months of learning about the process and tasting different blends, I’m very proud to now launch my own range of organic wines from Spain.”

Paul Schaafsma, MD of Benchmark Drinks, added that it has been “a privilege to partner with Gary Barlow and help bring his dream alive, to launch his own range of organic wines”.

Established in 2018, the London-based distributor and brand developer led by Schaafsma, already manages a premium portfolio of award-winning global brands from Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Spain and France.

To join the Gary Barlow Wines community, visit @garybarlowwines on Instagram. 

Gary Barlow Wines are distributed in Ireland by Barry & Fitzwilliam. For information, contact kate.barry@bandf.ie or call 021 4320900

 

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