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Winter in Bordeaux

Our interim CEO Liz Cerroti and Head of Digital Nicky Glennon enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of Bordeaux with buyer Tim Sykes on three misty days in December and January.

They got a first taste of the 2017 vintage, found out what it takes to blend our Society's Claret & Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc and learned about Bordeaux food, frost and fascinating wine machinery on visits to some of our best-known Bordeaux producers.

Tim Sykes

Tim Sykes
Buyer

  • date December 2017/
    January 2018
  • location Bordeaux
  • people Tim Sykes Liz Cerroti &
    Nicky Glennon

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

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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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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Burgundy 2017

Burgundy 2017

Burgundy: tasting the 2016s

The output of some Burgundian cellars is tiny at the best of times, so Toby had his work cut out securing parcels for our en primeur offer. I joined him for a week of this quest.

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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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