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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

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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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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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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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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