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Bah, humbug! No, not Christmas, summer! Sorry to say, but with sun-sensitive skin and temperature-sensitive products to share, the warmer months are not my favourite time of year. Even after moving stock around the country in refrigerated trucks, we run into heat problems with couriers who seem unable or unwilling to complete the final leg quickly and in airconditioning.

So bear with us if deliveries take longer at this time: quite often we will delay despatch a few days to ensure the wine gets as smooth and cool a ride as possible from our Sydney and Melbourne warehouses to you.

Thank goodness we had a slew of shipments late last year to distract us and have got more exciting wines on the way.

In November we finally received a 20-foot container from France bearing our first shipment of Bruno Clavelier Burgundy (1988-2011), plus Jules Desjourneys and Jean-Marc Burgaud Beaujolais, Benoit Ente white Burgundy, Pierre Gerbais and Henri Billiot champagne, Chateau de la Roulerie chenin blanc from the Loire, Les Clos Perdus and Mas Conscience from the Languedoc, Espiers, Daumen and Domaine de la Vieille Julienne from the Rhone, Bastide Blanche bandol rosé and Nathalie Oudin Chablis.

Soon after we unpacked a few pallets from Italy, with most of the 2010 Sobrero Barolo pausing just long enough to be checked, labelled and sent on its way again. We've reserved another 30doz and will also buy more of the 2013 Barbera and 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo. New wines from Giuseppe Cortese (including 2011 Barbaresco Rabaja) and Valter Scarbolo were also welcome to meet growing demand.

With our second shipment of Vinedos Culturales from Alicante artisan Rafa Bernabe came our first order from Rioja renegade Abel Mendoza -- serious tempranillo and graciano that can wait till the cooler months but a fabulous carbonic maceration tempranillo that should be on everyone's summer quaffing list.

Sneaking in just before Christmas was precious cargo from South Africa: new sauvignon blanc and shiraz from Dombeya (Stellenbosch), two chenin blancs from Bryan MacRobert (Swartland); a cutting-edge range of old-vine reds and whites from Swartland master Eben Sadie (Sadie Family and Sequillo); some of the best whites in the land from Kevin Grant of Ataraxia (Western Cape); a new range from Chamonix in Franschhoek, including pinotage, pinot noir, cabernet franc and a bordeaux blend called Troika (Paarl).

Next in this month is our latest Spanish acquisition: Goyo Garcia Viadero from Ribera del Duero, who is set to make big waves with his gnarly old-vine tempranillo made in neutral barrels, plus new releases from our Ribeira Sacra star Ramon Losada Fernandez.

Two shipments from France are in the throes of being packed and shipped. First up we've got emergency rations of Christian Etienne and Geoffroy Champagne, plus a tiny allocation of Pattes Loup Chablis that should last us a day or two, with the promise that we might finally get a decent cut from the ensuing 2014 vintage.

Then a full container from France with our main champagne stars jostling for space: Cedric Bouchard, Ulysse Collin and Marie Courtin, plus a restock of our fabulous budget sparkles Prince Estivac (from Alsace), the big guns of 2013 Beaujolais courtesy of Paul-Henri Thillardon, Jean-Marc Burgaud and his mate Laurent Martray (Brouilly and Cote de Brouilly), some left-field goodies from Domaine Ilarria in Basque country on the French-Spanish border, more Bandol rosé from La Bastide Blanche, and an overdue pallet of northern Rhone syrah from Faury (the New York Times recently listed their St Joseph as one of three must-haves).

Enough already? No, we've cleaned out the last of the great 2010 Barolos from Schiavenza in Serralunga and they'll be here with an irresistible dolcetto (another great summer drink) in March.

The best way to stay up to date with all the arrivals is to join our mailing list. The link is in the menu at left. It just takes your name and email address and you're set. Of course, you have to be over 18 years to order and take delivery of wine.

Welcome to the party! Oh, and the headline? In Back To the Future, Doc Brown's Delorean came back from 2015 with a portable nuclear reactor and the ability to fly. Where's mine?!

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Welcome to the Eurocentric Wine Imports website. We hope you find it straightforward and functional. We'll redesign and relaunch the site sometime soon, but for now we hope you can find everything you need. Please let us know if you can't!

Our goal is to supply the best wines we can find at great prices and in perfect condition. We are the exclusive Australian importers for almost all we sell. The wines are chosen with compatibility to food in mind, with the focus on quality, enjoyment and respect for the environment.

Check the menu at left and read the following information to see if that satisfies your inquiry.

Restaurants, bars, retailers

For trade buyers, there is a credit application in the menu at left that can be downloaded. Please print the PDF, fill it in, advise of any special delivery requirements, scan and email to accounts(at)

The trade portfolio is updated monthly but the password stays the same. Phone Neville on 0405 232349 or email sales(at) if you don't have it.

The public catalogue contains all the reviews we have seen on our wines in case that helps you with marketing. A major update has been on the to-do list for years. Who knows if we will ever have time, but google is your friend! This list does not include prices and is not password protected. If you would like bottle shots or jpegs of winemakers, labels, vineyards etc, please let us know and we'll email what we have.

Retail customers

If you can't find our wines at your favourite retailer, why not ask that they consider stocking them! Failing that, we carry the full range in our online store, which you can access from the menu at left. Wines that might be too expensive for stores to carry in stock and are in extremely limited supply such as beerenauslese, trockenbeerenauslese and eisweins from Germany are available this way at much lower prices than would normally be the case. You'll also find bin ends -- those last few bottles of various wines that might not be big enough to make up an order for trade buyers. You can pay through a secure link by Visa, Mastercard, Amex or bank transfer. By law you must be at least 18 years of age to buy and receive delivery.

You can also record your name and email address at the link at left to receive special offers and pre-arrival deals.