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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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