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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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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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Out of Angers

Loire 2017: Part II

Out of Angers

Buyer Jo Locke MW and News & Content Editor Jo Goodman head out of the trade fair in Angers and into the cellars of some of our key suppliers in the region: Gratien & Meyer in Saumur, the Bougrier family in their brand new winery and the hewn-out tuffeau caves in Vouvray, Chinon and Touraine-Chenonceaux.

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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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