• The Douro – A story of Port, in parts around an intriguing visit.

    A clearer view the following day, from Noval

    A snapshot of the port trade and viticultural advances being made in this land of ‘extreme mountain viticulture’.

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  • Climate change, global warming and Vintage 2014

    A look at this years progress in vineyards around Europe with thoughts on the erratic weather conditions and pests inflicted on the classic areas by Climate Change.

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  • Have you ever been to the Douro Valley? Have you tasted Dow’s Port?

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    A short piece of the breathtakingly fabulous Douro Valley

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  • A day (or 3) in the life of an ‘accredited’ Burgundy Tutor!

    The amazing days spent refreshing my knowledge of Burgundy.

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  • McHenry Hohnen in Margaret River… Memories from our travels!

    In Keeping with this theme here’s a short piece on Harriet and Anthony’s trip to Margaret River last March, the wines they tried and the craic they had. Anthony does a World Trip annually taking in Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. I (Harriet) was lucky enough to join him for the NZ/OZ leg of the trip. As with all  these trips you need some down time… we took a 2 day break from the wine-tasting marathon and swam with sharks (well I paddled!) in the surf spots (see above) around the points of Margaret River. With me

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  • Tyrrell’s, one of the oldest, most highly regarded family wineries in Australia.

    Tyrrell’s wines are iconic in the industry, we’re very proud to represent them, here’s a little extract of a recent interview with Bruce.

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  • Deutschland! (Part I) – Markus Molitor and The Mosel.

    Willy and Harriet head to the valley of the Mosel for some Riesling education.

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  • Losing the title ‘virgin of the vintage’ & diving in at the deep end in Rioja!

    Part 1 of Harriet’s blog on her time during vintage in Rioja with Ramon Bilbao.

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  • Château Guiraud 1er Grand Cru Classé Sauternes March 2012

    An overview of one of the many Chateaux Harriet visited on her recent trip to Bordeaux.

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  • Champagne and Alsace: Tindal Team building trip 2011

    A team building trip to Champagne and Alsace for some of the lads at Tindal Wine Merchants.

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  • South Africa 2011: The Weekend of leisurely fishing!

    Some downtime on the open seas for our travelling Wine Maker… hoping to find some shark on his line!

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  • South Africa Part 5: Addo Elephant Park

    The wild nights in the wilderness at Addo Elephant Park with Dewald and Anaelle of Majors’ Hill and Swallows’ Tale Fame!

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