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Austria for the first time

This trip was a first for me and for Freddy Bulmer in his capacity as your new buyer of Austrian wine.

I hadn't visited the country before so was keen to learn all about it and its wines, and was wowed as much by its rich history and gothic charm as I was inspired by its new generation of forward-looking winemakers.

Rosie Allen

Rosie Allen
Content Creator & Editor

  • date January 2018
  • location Austria
  • people Freddy Bulmer & Rosie Allen

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Argentina: the present and the future

Argentina

Argentina: the present and the future

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.

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Giro d’Italia: Part II

Italy 2016

Giro d’Italia: Part II

The final leg of this mammoth tour taking in five regions in just five days sees buyer Sebastian Payne MW and News editor Joanna Goodman in land-locked Umbria with Montefalco producer Scacciadiavoli and the Barberanis in Orvieto. Finishing up in Tuscany, they spend time with our Society Chianti Rufina supplier where Gualberto talks on video about the true nature of Rufina wines.

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Portugal 2016

Portugal Unfortified

Considering its size, Portugal can stake a convincing claim to being the most diverse winemaking country anywhere. Its non-fortified wines continue to excite us.

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Autumn in the heel of Italy

Southern Italy 2016

Autumn in the heel of Italy

Tim Sykes accompanies Italian buyer Sebastian Payne MW on a whistle-stop tour of Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria, visiting existing suppliers and prospecting for new ones. Surprising highlights include sadly neglected Calabria and singing nuns!

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