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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

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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South America 2016

South America 2016

Stories from South America

Buyer Toby Morrhall shares his experiences from visits to Chile and Argentina, finding the best Chilean carmenère, spending a weekend on the coast with Cristóbal Undurraga, the art of the asado, and the romantic tale behind a new chenin blanc from Roberto de la Mota

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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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