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Rhône 2017: The Drought Factor

Barely a drop of rain from April to November led to a tiny crop of, thankfully, high-quality fruit with that glorious sweet ripeness that only comes in the sunniest years.

While there, it would be rude not to visit two of my favourite Rhône restaurants and raise a glass to the legacy of Paul Bocuse, the multi-award-winning chef who passed away earlier this year.

Marcel Orford-Williams

Marcel Orford-Williams
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  • date 2018
  • location Rhône
  • people Marcel Orford-Williams

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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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Germany Revisited

Germany 2016

Germany Revisited

Marcel Orford-Williams reflects on how history has shaped the German wine scene and on the how it has changed over the last decade.

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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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Travels In Wine - Piedmont 2015

Piedmont 2015

Perfect Piedmont

Protected by the Alps to the north and west and the Appennines to the south, Italy's north west is one of the wine world's most exciting regions. Paul and Janet try to get to grips with the Langhe, map Barolo, understand Barbaresco and round-up the latest Barolo vintages

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