Top Tip

12 January, 2007

It's important to source wines direct, to build up a fantastic relationship with the growers themselves, and of course to select only the best wines through exhaustive research. This results in bottles that you believe in and knowledge that your customers will enjoy them too. Wine is for drinking and it's to be enjoyed, all our efforts are for this purpose.

James Dixon, sales manager, Organico, Ambleside, Cumbria

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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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