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California Calling

Of all the wine regions I visit, this is one of my favourites and it's so thrilling to witness some really exciting new wines and winemakers coming out of the Golden State.

A trend towards more elegance and balance in California wines can only be a good thing. I couldn't wait to get out there and find out what people are up to and how they are achieving this. Oh, and after talking to Joel Peterson, I got a little carried away with old vines too!

Sarah Knowles MW

Sarah Knowles MW

  • date April 2017
  • location California
  • people Sarah Knowles MW

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Cognac 2017

Getting to know Cognac

Emma Briffett learns about the dedication put into creating our Society and Exhibition Cognacs, even witnessing one of them being blended, and changes from a relative Cognac novice to an avid enthusiast.

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Discovering Washington

Washington, USA 2016

Discovering Washington

Buyer Freddy Bulmer visits one of the USA’s most up-and-coming wine regions to discover its potential and meet the producers shaping the future of the region.

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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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Portugal 2015

Douro top to toe

Digital analyst and keen wine student David Mitchell joins buyer Joanna Locke MW on a revelatory three-day tour of the Douro Valley.

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