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Inside Beaujolais

Buyer Tim Sykes headed to Beaujolais to get an early taste of the new 2017 vintage; I happily went along too but was there primarily on a mission of my own: to audit one of our key suppliers.

Guaranteeing the quality of your best-loved bottles and ensuring that all the hard work of growers and buyers is not in vain is where we in quality-control come in. Find out what goes on behind the scenes!

Simon Mason

Simon Mason
Q.C. Buying Manager

  • date December 2017
  • location Beaujolais
  • people Tim Sykes Simon Mason

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Salon des vins de Loire

Loire 2017

Salon des Vins de Loire

The annual Loire trade fair was an exciting opportunity for buyer Jo Locke and News & Content Editor Joanna Goodman to catch up with some of our producers - and discover a few new ones too.

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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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In pursuit of Piedmont’s finest

Piedmont 2017

In pursuit of Piedmont’s finest

In preparation for our first ever en primeur offer of 2013 Barolos, buyer Sebastian Payne MW heads to Piedmont in January 2017 to pick the best of the crop. His travelling companions, colleagues David Marsh and Louisa Peskett, both new to the region, share their experiences.

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On tour in Tuscany

Tuscany 2016

On tour in Tuscany 2016

News editor Joanna Goodman and buyer Sebastian Payne MW get under the skin of the sensitive sangiovese grape in its spiritual homeland of Tuscany

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