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A guide to UK duty hikes on wine

A guide to UK duty hikes on wine

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 30th Jun 2023

We should be full of the joys of summer and the healthy state of the vines after a successful flowering. This newsletter, however, focuses on the upcoming increase in UK duty on wine from 1 August,

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 May review and photo journal

May review and photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 31st May 2023

As ever, rather a lot to cover this month. Perhaps we should add a mid-month newsletter to break up the end-of-month drivel?The vines are pushing on in the vineyard and it’s a hectic time for the t

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Bordeaux 2022… and low yields

Bordeaux 2022… and low yields

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 28th Apr 2023

The last weeks of April are usually a tad chaotic for us these days, and none more so than this year. Among other things, it's the en primeur season for Bordeaux, when the world of fine wine descen

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February 2023 photo journal

February 2023 photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 2nd Mar 2023

Last month we pictured the goats in front of the château, so it seems only fair that we should show them near the vines under the glorious winter sky last week. We promise not to have them headl

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January news – Farmhouse update

January news – Farmhouse update

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 31st Jan 2023

Ange may be asking, up on the balcony outside her office, just what have we got ourselves into now, but you should really taste the cheese.Anyway, we hope you’ve had a good January and we just want

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A year in the vineyard – a photo journal

A year in the vineyard – a photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 30th Dec 2022

We hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas and, as we herald in 2023, we take a customary look back at the year in the vineyard. Putting this photo journal together in the last couple of days reminds us

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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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