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Travels in Sherry Country

A keen drinker and advocate of sherry, I was delighted to find responsibility for sourcing these finest of fortifieds come my way

Setting out on my first trip to Jerez to buy the wines in a professional capacity I was eager to immerse myself in the wine and region and excited to set up a new venture with our Exhibition Oloroso supplier, Sánchez Romate

Tim Sykes

Tim Sykes
Buyer

  • date October 2017
  • location Jerez
  • people Tim Sykes

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Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Bordeaux 2016

Bordeaux for the first time

Trainee buyer Freddy Bulmer joins head of buying Tim Sykes on an eye-opening trip to Bordeaux where he’s thrown in at the deep end with trips to Society favourites Sichel, Dourthe, Moueix and Dubourdieu.

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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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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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Salon des vins de Loire

Loire 2017

Salon des Vins de Loire

The annual Loire trade fair was an exciting opportunity for buyer Jo Locke and News & Content Editor Joanna Goodman to catch up with some of our producers - and discover a few new ones too.

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