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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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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

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Adventures in Oz

Buyer Sarah Knowles MW embarked on a whirlwind tour of Australia, discovering the jewels of the 2016 vintage and scoping out exciting additions to the Exhibition range, overcoming floods, blackouts and hunting down wild orchids along the way.

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Austria 2016

Discovering Austria

The Society’s digital copywriter Martin Brown joins buyer Sarah Knowles MW on a tour of Austria, where they enjoy the fruits of the excellent 2015 vintage and blend a new Society wine.

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Travels In Wine - Beaujolais 2016

Beaujolais 2016

Changing Beaujolais

PR Manager Ewan Murray joins buyer Toby Morrhall in Beaujolais and discovers a region moving away from Nouveau and into the crus.

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Growing Beaujolais

Beaujolais 2017

Growing Beaujolais

It’s not often that we examine the economics of wine regions, but it’s crunch time in Beaujolais with many growers going out of business. Buyer Toby Morrhall reports on changes taking place to transform the landscape and fortunes of this region and gets under the skin of Beaujolais’ top crus.

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