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November 2022 photo journal

November 2022 photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 30th Nov 2022

Another last-day-of-the-month missive and a photo journal for November. Before that, well done England and the USA, commiserations to Wales, and the days of four games a day of World

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Our Crémant – a photo journal, October review

Our Crémant – a photo journal, October review

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 31st Oct 2022

Here's our monthly review. Well, not exactly a recap of what's happened this month (where to even begin?) but we finally packaged up our sparkling 2019 Crémant de Bordeaux and shipped it to vario

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September harvest – a photo journal

September harvest – a photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 30th Sep 2022

What a momentous September. And we had a harvest to bring in. We’ve sent out a news review or photo journal at the end of every month for many years but we can’t recall another month o

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Margaux 2008-2022 – a photo journal

Margaux 2008-2022 – a photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 31st Aug 2022

We started our harvest yesterday. It’s obviously a fairly early one, what with all the heat and the drought for most of the summer, but more on that another time. Instead, this end of

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July review and photo journal

July review and photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 29th Jul 2022

Well, we all know it’s been hot in July.Last month we wrote about the hail storms that ripped through vineyards not too far from us on 20 June, following on from the 40+˚C heatwave the weekend befo

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The Bordeaux hail trail, News Part II

The Bordeaux hail trail, News Part II

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 1st Jul 2022

Welcome to the second part of this month’s newsletter. If you missed the June photo journal, you can find it by clicking this link.This photo journal focuses on the hailstorms in the Bordeaux regio

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June photo journal, Part I

June photo journal, Part I

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 30th Jun 2022

We're half way through the year already. Crikey. And half way through the growing season in the vineyard too, though we never know what could be just around the corner. There were hail storms

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May 2022 review – a photo journal

May 2022 review – a photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 31st May 2022

Wherever you are for the (long) weekend ahead, have a safe and enjoyable one. We’re not planning on doing too much after a hectic May, and we’ll certainly be raising a glass to her Majesty the Quee

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April review: Bordeaux 2021 weather and crop report

April review: Bordeaux 2021 weather and crop report

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 30th Apr 2022

This month's missive focuses on the 2021 vintage in Bordeaux, given that hundreds of professionals have just descended on the region to taste the new, more expensive wines which will go on sale fro

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March 2022 review – the nick of time issue

March 2022 review – the nick of time issue

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 31st Mar 2022

There are far more important things happening in the world, of course, but what a mad month it has been at Château Fawlty.Our opening offer for our new vintages should have been sent out earlier th

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