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A tale of two trade fairs: Porto & Lisbon

An early trip to Portugal to assess the new 2016 whites and visit two very different trade fairs also gave me the chance to catch up with some of our producers in the Minho, Dão and Bairrada

If you haven't been to Porto or Lisbon I thoroughly recommend these two great cities to you and as wine-tourism really takes off, there's no shortage of destination quintas to visit too.

Joanna Locke MW

Joanna Locke MW
Society Buyer

  • date February/March 2017
  • location Portugal
  • people Joanna Locke MW

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Champagne 2015

The Pull of Pol

Buyer Pierre Mansour and head of copy Paul Trelford visit Champagne house Pol Roger, ‘the world’s most drinkable address’ and find out more about the importance of ageing and the date of disgorgement.

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New Zealand 2016

Springtime in New Zealand

A whistle-stop tour en route to Oz to take in some key producers, taste new wines and pick up on the latest gossip!

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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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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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