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

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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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Burgundy 2016

Burgundy 2016

Assessing Burgundy

Freddy Bulmer joins buyer for Burgundy Toby Morrhall for the last leg of his trip to assess wines from the 2015 vintage. He shares his thoughts on tasting you Burgundy and why it holds more mystery for him than Bordeaux and introduces us to some of the growers he met.

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Champagne Inspiration

Champagne 2016

Champagne Inspiration

Pierre Mansour finds out what two young growers are bringing to Champagne and tastes through the archives at Alfred Gratien, while Janet Wynne Evans shares thoughts on Champagne and food pairing.

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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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