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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

Portugal 2016

Portugal Unfortified

Considering its size, Portugal can stake a convincing claim to being the most diverse winemaking country anywhere. Its non-fortified wines continue to excite us.

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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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The Glories of the Loire

Loire 2016

The Glories of the Loire

Cheryl Lee joins Joanna Locke MW on a trip to the Loire to get an early taste of the 2015 Muscadet vintage, before heading to Saumur to blend our latest Crémant.

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Travels In Wine - Beaujolais 2016

Beaujolais 2016

Changing Beaujolais

PR Manager Ewan Murray joins buyer Toby Morrhall in Beaujolais and discovers a region moving away from Nouveau and into the crus.

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