Welcome to Wine Wednesdays!Uncork the history and philosophy of winewith host and wine expert Bartholomew Broadbent. In this livestream, join Bartholomew andwine producer Louis Konstantin Guntrum, the 11th-generation owner of the Louis Guntrumvineyardsand winery in Germany, as they discuss the production of wine and its prominence in Europe. Pay special attention during the question and answer session for exclusive tips on how to savor and preserve wine.
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Acclaimed wine expert Bartholomew Broadbent is the founder and CEO of Broadbent Selections, Inc., consistently ranked in the top echelon of American fine wine importers. He followed in the footsteps of his late father, the prolific wine author and auctioneer Michael Broadbent, MW, and even apprenticed under him. Bartholomew has been touted on numerous occasions by prestigious publications such as Decanter and Wine & Spirits for his influence in the US wine industry. His company has also been nominated two times—most recently in 2019—for Importer of the Year in Wine Enthusiast’s annual Wine Star Awards. Moreover, for his expertise, Bartholomew has been invited to speak on a regular basis at all major wine festivals; serve as the reserve tasting director at Food & Wine’s Classic in Aspen for more than two decades; and judge the Decanter World Wine Awards and the Virginia Governor’s Cup.
Louis Konstantin Guntrum owns and manages the renowned Louis Guntrum estate and winery. Though the present estate was built in 1923, his family has been growing grapes and producing wine in the Rheinhessen region since 1648. Konstantin is now the 11th generation to continue the family’s wine-growing tradition and serves as president of the Nierstein Winegrowers Association. He is also a member of the Rheinhessen Wine Guild and Confrérie Saint-Etienne d’Alsace.
Konstantin joined the family business after earning his MBA and moved to the United States in the late 1990s to support sales of Louis Guntrum wines through Broadbent Selections, Inc. He returned in 2000 and, within three years, took over the helm of the three-century-old family estate, which today encompasses the lands between Nierstein and Oppenheim, Germany. Ever since, Konstantin has been striving for excellence and terroir expression in his wines, with organic grape growing as a matter of course.