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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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Piedmont 2017

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Revisiting the Rhône

Rhône 2016

Revisiting the Rhône

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Germany Revisited

Germany 2016

Germany Revisited

Marcel Orford-Williams reflects on how history has shaped the German wine scene and on the how it has changed over the last decade.

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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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