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Brilliant Barolo & Barbaresco

What a contrast to my visit here earlier in the year. Instead of snow-bound vines we found instead dusty, dry vineyards and smiling winemakers content with their crop!

But it was the 2016 vintage that Fine Wine Manager Shaun Kiernan and I had come to take a better look at and pretty promising it is looking too.

Sebastian Payne MW

Sebastian Payne MW
Society Buyer

  • date October 2017
  • location Piedmont
  • people Sebastian Payne MW

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Revisiting the Rhône

Rhône 2016

Revisiting the Rhône

Buyer Marcel Williams reminisces about witnessing and helping to bring in the 2016 harvest.

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Giro d’Italia: Part II

Italy 2016

Giro d’Italia: Part II

The final leg of this mammoth tour taking in five regions in just five days sees buyer Sebastian Payne MW and News editor Joanna Goodman in land-locked Umbria with Montefalco producer Scacciadiavoli and the Barberanis in Orvieto. Finishing up in Tuscany, they spend time with our Society Chianti Rufina supplier where Gualberto talks on video about the true nature of Rufina wines.

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Blending Three Choirs

England 2016

Blending Three Choirs

English wines are increasingly valued by members and we are lucky enough to have exclusive blends from long-time producers, Three Choirs. So what better place to start learning about blending wines than on our own shores with some master blenders?

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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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