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Getting to know Cognac

I'd never visited Cognac before, but had heard good things, so when Sarah suggested I might join her on her first visit there since she'd taken on the role of spirits buyer for The Society, I jumped at the chance.

Along the way I'd learn about the dedication put into creating our Society and Exhibition Cognacs, even witnessing one of them being blended, and go from relative Cognac novice to avid enthusiast.

Emma Briffett

Emma Briffett
Tastings and Events Co-ordinator

  • date 2017
  • location Cognac
  • people Sarah Knowles MW & Emma Briffett

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Burgundy 2016

Burgundy 2016

Assessing Burgundy

Freddy Bulmer joins buyer for Burgundy Toby Morrhall for the last leg of his trip to assess wines from the 2015 vintage. He shares his thoughts on tasting you Burgundy and why it holds more mystery for him than Bordeaux and introduces us to some of the growers he met.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2016

A First Taste of Bordeaux En Primeur

Assessing wine when it is still in barrel and making a judgement, not just about its quality, but also its potential keeping quality, is a challenging task which David Marsh was intrigued to witness first hand.

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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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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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