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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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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Portugal 2015

Douro top to toe

Digital analyst and keen wine student David Mitchell joins buyer Joanna Locke MW on a revelatory three-day tour of the Douro Valley.

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Discovering Washington

Washington, USA 2016

Discovering Washington

Buyer Freddy Bulmer visits one of the USA’s most up-and-coming wine regions to discover its potential and meet the producers shaping the future of the region.

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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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Adventures in Oz

Australia 2016

Adventures in Oz

Buyer Sarah Knowles MW embarked on a whirlwind tour of Australia, discovering the jewels of the 2016 vintage and scoping out exciting additions to the Exhibition range, overcoming floods, blackouts and hunting down wild orchids along the way.

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