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Burgundy: tasting the 2016s

Frost had diminished the crop severely in places, but as buyer Toby Morrhall and I were to discover, quality was not affected.

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



Shaun Kiernan

Shaun Kiernan
Fine Wine Manager

  • date November 2017
  • location Burgundy
  • people Shaun Kiernan Toby Morrhall

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Featured Wines

Our 2016 En Primeur Offer featuring wines from the growers featured below is now closed but we still have stocks remaining of some wines (call Members Services for availability).

Ghislaine Barthod – Chambolle-Musigny

Domaine Jean Chauvenet – Nuits-St-Georges

Domaine Tollot-Beaut – Chorey-lès-Beaune

Domaine Coche-Bizouard – Meursault

Jean-Marc Vincent – Santenay

Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Giro d'Italia

Italy 2016

Giro d'Italia: Part I

Sebastian Payne MW & News Editor Joanna Goodman cover five regions in five days, visiting suppliers old and new, tasting new blends of Society and Exhibition wines and making new discoveries to offer members.

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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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Autumn in the heel of Italy

Southern Italy 2016

Autumn in the heel of Italy

Tim Sykes accompanies Italian buyer Sebastian Payne MW on a whistle-stop tour of Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria, visiting existing suppliers and prospecting for new ones. Surprising highlights include sadly neglected Calabria and singing nuns!

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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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