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Rioja & Navarra

I travelled with head of buying Pierre Mansour out to Rioja to visit some of our existing producers and find out about some exciting new projects

Pierre's mission was primarily to blend the next vintage of our ever-popular Society's Rioja Crianza but we also took the time to visit some of the region's most celebrated producers. Nothing stands still in even the most traditional of regions.

Matthew Horsley

Matthew Horsley
Buying Department Trainee

  • date 2018
  • location Rioja & Navarra
  • people Matthew Horsley & Pierre Mansour

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