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Bordeaux for the first time

Trainee buyer Freddy Bulmer joins head of buying Tim Sykes on an eye-opening trip to Bordeaux

Freddy is thrown in at the deep end with trips to Society favourites Sichel, Dourthe and Moueix, before getting in a car chase with Fabrice Dubourdieu. Plus, find out why buyer Tim Sykes chose Bordeaux, what makes Freddy tick and join Society buyer Joanna Locke MW as she revisits ten vintages of Château Angludet.

Freddy Bulmer

Freddy Bulmer
Trainee Buyer

  • date January 2016
  • location Bordeaux
  • people Tim Sykes
    Freddy Bulmer

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