Travels in Wine

Take a trip with our buyers as they explore the world to meet the people behind our wines.

Travels in Wine
Travels in Wine
Date

March 2018

Location

Alsace

Buyer

Joanna Locke MW &
Joanna Goodman

Gallery

Gallery


Would I like to drive out to Alsace with our buyer Jo Locke MW to collect some samples and meet some of our growers? Well, of course I would! Who wouldn’t? Here’s how it went and what we learned along the way.

Joanna Goodman News & Content Editor



Travels in Wine
Travels in Wine
Date

June 2018

Location

Hungary

Buyer

Sebastian Payne MW &
Freddy Bulmer

Gallery

Gallery


Freddy Bulmer and I made a hot and sticky visit to Hungary this summer. The winemaking regions are far apart but we were thrilled with what we found as this historic wine nation starts to really hit its stride.

Sebastian Payne MW

It’s a long way to Szekszárd

It’s a long way to Szekszárd

Hungary
Travels in Wine

Hot in Hungary

Hot in Hungary

Hungary
Travels in Wine



Travels in Wine
Travels in Wine
Date

April & September 2018

Location

South Africa

Buyer

Joanna Locke MW

Gallery

Gallery


I was lucky enough to visit South Africa twice in 2018, rekindling my love for the Cape winelands and the country's super passionate growers in April and tasting some mature gems on my return in September as well seeing some of the sights of this beautiful country.

Joanna Locke MW



Travels in Wine
Travels in Wine
Date

January 2018

Location

Austria

Buyer

Freddy Bulmer &
Rosie Allen

Buyer

Gallery


Visionary winemakers, a raging natural-wine debate and revelations on a scandal aren't what I was expecting when I joined buyer Freddy Bulmer on his first buying trip to Austria earlier this year.

Rosie Allen

Bright new hopes

Travels in Wine: Maverick Winemakers and Bright New Hopes

Austria
Travels in Wine

History lessons

Travels in Austria: Castles, Riesling and Notes on a Scandal

Austria
Travels in Wine



Travels in Wine
Travels in Wine
Date

October 2017

Location

Jerez

Buyer

Tim Sykes

Buyer

Gallery


A keen drinker and advocate of sherry, I was delighted to find responsibility for sourcing these finest of fortifieds come my way.

Tim Sykes



Travels in Wine
Travels in Wine
Date

2018

Location

Rhône

Buyer

Marcel Orford-Williams

Buyer

Gallery


Barely a drop of rain from April to November led to a tiny crop of, thankfully, high-quality fruit with that glorious sweet ripeness that only comes in the sunniest years.

Marcel Orford-Williams

Rhône 2017: The Drought Factor

Rhône 2017: The Drought Factor

Rhone
Travels in Wine

Food worthy of the wine

Travels in Wine: Great Places to Eat in the Rhône

Rhone
Travels in Wine



Travels in Wine
Travels in Wine
Date

2018

Location

Argentina

Buyer

Toby Morrhall

Buyer

Gallery


Argentina's malbecs, with their softly alluring, fruit-forward charm, are deservedly in vogue. I've been buying South American wine for over two decades and have been excited to see the increasing variety and nuance.

Toby Morrhall

Argentina: the present and the future

Argentina: the present and the future

Argentina
Travels in Wine

Exciting emerging regions in the Uco Valley

Exciting emerging regions in the Uco Valley

Argentina
Travels in Wine