In June 1997 Decanter magazine named Bartholomew Broadbent one of the “fifty most influential in the wine world…the faces to watch in the new millennium”.
In June 1997 Decanter magazine named Bartholomew Broadbent one of the “fifty most influential in the wine world…the faces to watch in the new millennium”. Today, 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”. Profiled by Wine Spectator in 1986 and Market Watch “The Pioneer of Port” in May 2008, Bartholomew, son of the legendary Michael Broadbent, is now one of America’s leading wine importers. His speaking circuit includes major cruise lines, wine festivals, including Food&Wine’s Classic in Aspen [for over 20 years]. He is radio KFOG’s “Wine Guy” and hosts a webtv show here at IntoWine.com. He is amongst America’s top wine educators. His company, Broadbent Selections, Inc. was nominated one of the top five wine importers by Wine Enthusiast in 2005 and has been named one of the “100 Fastest Growing Companies” by Dun & Bradstreet in Entrepreneur magazine. He makes Port, Madeira and Vinho Verde in Portugal under the Broadbent name and he is a 50% partner in Dragon's Hollow, the pioneering winery in China. Some of the famous brands imported by Broadbent include Quinta do Crasto, Chateau Musar and Spy Valley.