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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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A Winter’s Tale – February photo journal

A Winter’s Tale – February photo journal

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 28th Feb 2022

Our newly bottled wines are currently on the road, or are about to be, and a mad March offer will be going out for the UK as soon as the stock is booked into our London warehouse. (For elsewhere, d

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Reply to the Government's alcohol duty review

Reply to the Government's alcohol duty review

Posted by Gavin Quinney on 26th Jan 2022

We have had a great response to our email asking people to write to their MP before Sunday night about the absurd proposals to change how duty on wine is charged. Three points to make

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