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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

Cape Expectations

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Loire 2017

Salon des Vins de Loire

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Argentina: the present and the future


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Cognac 2017

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