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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

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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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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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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South America 2016

South America 2016

Stories from South America

Buyer Toby Morrhall shares his experiences from visits to Chile and Argentina, finding the best Chilean carmenère, spending a weekend on the coast with Cristóbal Undurraga, the art of the asado, and the romantic tale behind a new chenin blanc from Roberto de la Mota

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