Now that things are returning to normal, we are once again getting the opportunity to travel both within the UK and overseas for wine sourcing trips.
These formal trips are also supplemented by informal team tastings in the office and these take place on average about once a week, or when one of our suppliers calls in.
The last overseas trip before the Covid pandemic was in February 2020, when Alex went to Rioja. More recently, in November 2021, Alex went to the Loire valley.
During the trip to Rioja, Alex visited the Leza Garcia winery and was lucky enough to meet the producers and taste their range of wines. We have gone on to stock four of their wines and these have all become firm favourites.
In January 2021 we were invited to take part in the Wine Merchant Magazine Californian tasting along with 5 other wine merchants. This arduous(!) task involved tasting 61 Californian wines and scoring them so that they could be rated according to the scores we had all given them. The California supplement published along side the March 2021 edition of the Wine Merchant Magazine.
As part of the tasting we tasted some fantastic Californian wines and we gone on to stock two of these.
Keep an eye on our website and social media updates to see when other new wines have arrived...