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A tale of two trade fairs: Porto & Lisbon

An early trip to Portugal to assess the new 2016 whites and visit two very different trade fairs also gave me the chance to catch up with some of our producers in the Minho, Dão and Bairrada

If you haven't been to Porto or Lisbon I thoroughly recommend these two great cities to you and as wine-tourism really takes off, there's no shortage of destination quintas to visit too.

Joanna Locke MW

Joanna Locke MW
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  • date February/March 2017
  • location Portugal
  • people Joanna Locke MW

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

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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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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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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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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