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Growing Beaujolais

I find out more about what struggling growers are doing to make ends meet in this great wine region and the subtle differences between the top crus

When I first took over buying Beaujolais a couple of years ago, one of the big surprises for me was just how many people were going out of business in Beaujolais. But changes in law and viticulture are offering a lifeline and transforming the land, visibly.

Toby Morrhall

Toby Morrhall
Society Buyer

  • date January & February 2017
  • location Beaujolais
  • people Toby Morrhall

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Spain 2016

Buyer Pierre Mansour makes a pilgrimage to Spain, to visit one of the country's oldest but least known wine regions, before returning with Trainee Buyer Freddy Bulmer to try some exclusive and very special blends.

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Bordeaux 2016

Bordeaux for the first time

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Provence 2017

Provence 2017

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South America 2016

South America 2016

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