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Two takes on the Loire

Our buyer Joanna Locke MW makes her annual pilgrimage to the Loire and is wowed by the frost-blighted but outstanding 2017 vintage.

New to The Wine Society and with an Australian up-bringing, Tastings & Events manager Tim Schwilk provides a refreshing take on this region and our way of doing things!

Jo Locke MW

Jo Locke MW
Buyer

  • date February 2018
  • location Loire
  • people : Jo Locke MW & Tim Schwilk

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Champagne 2015

The Pull of Pol

Buyer Pierre Mansour and head of copy Paul Trelford visit Champagne house Pol Roger, ‘the world’s most drinkable address’ and find out more about the importance of ageing and the date of disgorgement.

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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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A tale of two trade fairs

Portugal 2017

A tale of two trade fairs

Joanna Locke MW on two terrific trade fairs in Porto and Lisbon, tips for tourists and updates on Vinho Verde, Bairrada and Dão.

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Champagne Inspiration

Champagne 2016

Champagne Inspiration

Pierre Mansour finds out what two young growers are bringing to Champagne and tastes through the archives at Alfred Gratien, while Janet Wynne Evans shares thoughts on Champagne and food pairing.

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