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    • Celebrating 325 Years of Taylors Port!

      A special limited edition bottle has been released in recognition.
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    • Celebrating English Wine Week!

      Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June
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    • Tom and The Peloton

      Homage to Tom Simpson 1937 - 1967, one of Britain's greatest cyclists.
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    • Annual Spring Tasting - PREVIEW

      Check out which 100 wines we've chosen to show at our flagship spring wine tasting on Friday!
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    • Join our wine club!

      Discover a whole new world of wine through a subscription case - 10% off your first case!
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    • A seasonal recipe and wine match

      A simple, quick and easy recipe for a tasty evening in!
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    • Seasonal Opening Hours

      These are our opening hours for both stores over the festive season.
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    • A Christmas Extravaganza!

      Join us on Saturday 26th November at Oundle Wharf for a fun festive day out for all the family.
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    • Annual Winter Tasting - Preview

      Check out what we're pouring!
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    • Discover New Zealand Pinot Noir

      It's the king red grape of New Zealand wine!
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    • WSET Wine Courses

      We're delighted to say that we have been approved to run WSET wine courses!
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    • Our new store is now open!

      Please come and visit us at Oundle Wharf.
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    • Golden Ticket Boxes

      Will you find a golden ticket hidden inside?
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    • We're in the top 20 indepdendent wine merchants in the UK!

      We've just added another gong to our trophy cabinet, woo hoo!
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    • Want to plan your own event?

      Looking for a venue for a work outing, celebration or simply a pre-dinner gathering with friends?
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    • Louis Roederer Champagne Tasting & Supper

      A very indulgent evening was had by all!
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    • New store coming soon!

      We're expanding...
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    • Annual Spring Tasting 2016

      Fancy tasting over 80 new and exciting wines for free on Friday?
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    • Chairman of the Champagne Academy

      Philip Amps has a new title!

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    • The Pinotage that Philip likes!

      Yes, you read that right!
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    • Job Vacancy at Amps Fine Wines

      An opportunity to join a family run independent wine merchant
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    • Game & Rhone Supper

      A write up on our first event of 2016 - we kicked off the year as we meant to go on! Were you there? Let us know your thoughts!

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    • New wines from California

      These wines will have you jumping through hoopes!
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    • A Minute on Madeira

      A short guide to a unique fortified wine
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    • How to taste wine?

      A mini step by step guide that will help you to get more out of your glass.
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    • January Blues?

      If your new year's resolution is to drink less, then just drink better!

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    • Wines for Christmas Lunch

      This handy guide will help you find a delicious wine to match your meat perfectly.
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    • Champagne Ayala Evening

      A write up of our evening with Champagne Ayala last night. Discover more about our events!
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    • Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

      Years of French tradition continue with the 2015 release of this wine, and it's one of the best vintages ever made!
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    • Challenge Burgundy

      Allow us to introduce you to wines that give Burgundy a real run for their money!
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    • Rioja Rocks!

      We just tasted a phenomenal line up of Riojas from Luis Canas. Read all about them here!
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    • Hello Holden Manz!

      A new South African estate making waves with their wines!
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    • Quinta de la Rosa

      New in: a stunning range of Portuguese wines that prove there is more to Douro than Port!
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    • Seriously, seriously good new wines!

      An amazing range of wines from New Zealand have just landed with us. One sip and we were hooked, so we're really excited that they're now here!
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    • Events Calendar

      We've just released our events for the rest of 2015!
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    • The best sherry money can buy!

      The 2015 new release vintage of Tio Pepe Fino En Rama has just landed...
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    • An interview with Quinta da Raza

      Meet the winemaker behind your wine of the year!

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    • Job Vacancy

      Exciting job opportunity now available at Amps Fine Wines.
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    • Michael Amps' Funeral

      We will be closed on Monday 9th March for a family funeral.
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    • Clash of the Carignans!

      A rival for our top selling wine?
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    • Tom, Dick & Harry

      A story about a wine called Tom, Dick and Harry or simply, TDH.
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    • There's Still Time to Make a Difference!

      Help us to make your wine prices fairer!
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    • Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

      Something to tickle your fancy on February 14th...
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    • Wines to make you jealous!

      A tasting of wines from the Jealous Sisters range made at Gladstone Vineyard, New Zealand.
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    • A world renowned wine critic is coming to Oundle!

      We're chuffed to have Matthew Jukes, one of the world's leading wine experts, returning to Oundle to host a tasting and master class featuring an awesome line up of Australian wines.
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    • Today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

      Join the world's best known wine party...
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    • Game to eat!

      You'll love this delicious, seasonal game recipe and wine pairing.
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    • Burleighs Gin at Burghley

      A gin that really made my weekend!
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    • Local Gin Packed with Royal Rhubarb!

      The Warner Edwards team have unveiled a brand new (and very interesting) gin creation - with the key ingredient being rhubarb from Queen Victorias garden!
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    • Napa wines so good, they're naughty!

      Napa Valley is California's most famous wine producing region and this tasting proved why!
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    • Outstanding Rosé for an Outstanding Summer!

      Decanter magazine has rated one of our rosé wines as Outstanding! But that's not the only fantastic rosé we offer - click here for our top five!
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    • Wedding and Event Wines

      When you are celebrating I’m sure you want only the very best at the very best value, something we all strive for at Amps Fine Wines. With over 100 years of experience we are certain we can find the perfect wines for your event on any budget or size.
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    • 2012 Single Quinta Port Declaration

      From a vintage described as 'The Viticultural Year', these Ports are available in limited allocations only.
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    • Pork Pie Pizza and Football Fun!

      On the 14th we held a fab event to celebrate the start of the World Cup - with England vs Italy that evening...
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    • Escarpment Tasting

      A tasting of wines from Escarpment in New Zealand
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    • The Wow Factor

      A tasting with Bruwer Raats from Raats Family Wines, Stellenbosch
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    • Marvellous Moroccan Evening!

      On Thursday 22nd of May we hosted our second ever pop-up restaurant in the shop at Amps - read on to find out more...
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    • Spring Tasting 2014

      Our annual spring tasting of 90 delicious wines!
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    • WE WON!

      We're chuffed to announce that we won the award for 'Small Business of the Year' at the Stamford and Rutland Business Awards on Thursday evening at the picturesque Ladywood Estate, Knossington.
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    • Burgundy Tasting & Supper

      Last week we hosted a tasting of wines from Burgundy followed by a delicious supper of Beef Bourgignon. Team member Lesley Hole attended the evening and shares her thoughts with us...
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    • Indulge this Easter

      Danielle recommends some wines to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend.
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    • An awesome wine from New Zealand

      Danielle reviews the Talisman Crossroads - a new red wine from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand that set her heart racing!
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    • Viva Espana!

      Wednesday night we hosted our very first "Pop-Up" restaurant event, featuring paella from the Kings Arms and lots of delicious Spanish wines to taste!
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    • Gin Tasting at The Shuckburgh Arms, Southwick

      Alan's thoughts on Thursday's "Sip Gin With Your Mouth Full" tasting at The Shuck.
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    • Distant Land

      Dreaming of a distant land whilst tasting delicious New Zealand wines!
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    • Seven Springs

      An endearing story about an English couple that set up Seven Springs Vineyard in South Africa. 
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    • Go West! Tasting

      Wines of California, Oregon and Washington State came together in London to showcase the biggest ever selection of West USA wines seen under one roof.
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    • Whisky Supper at The Vane Arms, Sudborough

      A Warming Winter Whisky Evening! Click here to read more about our recent whisky tasting evening which was held at the Vane Arms, Sudborough.
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    • Handley Cellars Tasting

      Following my trip to California, I now get stupidly excited when a little piece of California is brought into the office as it brings back so many incredible memories!
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    • A fabulous Friday treat!

      What better way to start the day than with a taste of Italy? A tasting of wines with representatives from two different producers, Villa Trasqua from Tuscany and Fabiano nestled in Verona.
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    • South African Safari

      A tasting of samples from South Africa's Kleine Zalze and Lourensford estates
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    • It's a hard job - but somebody's got to do it!

      Alan reviews Gun Dog Brewery bottled beers...
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    • Attention-Grabbing Australians

      A range of wines with more brilliance than a Broadway billboard lit up with 1000 watt bulbs... yes, you could say we like them!
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    • Moreish Morande Tasting

      Chile is a viticultural paradise, frankly there is no other country in the world blessed quite as much for making wine. Amazing climate and perfect terroir combine together as the ultimate set of 'winemaking ingredients'.
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    • Cask Islay Vatting No 1 70cl

      It's funny how certain smells and sounds remind you of places and bring back vivid memories. In the wine trade we often get told about 'terroir' and a 'sense of place'
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    • Heavenly Hungarian Tasting!

      Hungary may not be well known for its wines, but here at Amps we are certain that is going to change very soon!
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    • We're nominated for a 'Drinks Retailing Oscar'

      We've been shortlisted for a major award in the 'Drinks Retailing Oscars' alongside Oddbins, one of the UK’s largest wine retailers, and supermarket chain Morrisons.
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    • Tasting of Potential New Wines

      There's nothing quite like a tasting of samples at 9am in the morning to wake the tastebuds up!
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    • Justin Llewelyn Memorial Dinner The Vineyard at Stockcross

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    • Domaine du Moulin

      Tasting of Samples from a French producer
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    • Prosecco Masterclass

      Prosecco: Taking over the World!
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    • Celebrating a landmark 50th birthday or anniversary this year?

      Taylor's Very Old Single Harvest Port 1964
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    • Domaines Schlumberger Alsace Tutored Tasting 2nd October 2013

      Domaines Schlumberger Alsace Tutored Tasting 2nd October 2013
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    • Tour of the Douro Slide Show

      A photo and music video from the Tour of the Douro Bike Ride
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    • Tasted

      Samples tasted from Jean-Luc Colombo Anwilka. Marius Pay d'Oc By Michel Chapoutier Chateau Loudenne, The Curator.
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    • California Tasting

      Tasting of samples from The Wine Treasury with Andrew Wilcocks
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    • Amps Champagne Tour July 2013

      Amps Fine Wines visit to Champagne Houses Taittinger, Laherte and Lallier, with guests from George at Buckden, Queens Head Bulwick and Paper Mills at Wansford.
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    • 31 Days of German Riesling

      Surrender to the greatest grape on planet Earth...
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    • Tour of the Douro The Final Blog

      The Final Day and then we are finished.
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Six

      A long hot day, the peloton gets let loose and we end up at the stunning setting of Quinta Vargellas.
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Five

      Glorious, glorious sunshine, 82 miles and 5 hours of cycling
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Four

      72 miles, 4 hours and 30 minutes into a strong head wind and it was warm!
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Three

      At last we get on the bikes and do 900 metres of climbing!
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    • Tour of the Douro Day Two

      Arrival at Bilbao Airport and it is pouring and blowing a hooley!
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    • Tour of the Douro Day One

      Saturday 8th June: packing, hydrating, watching rugby, watching cricket and occasionally working in the shop!
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    • Training Ride Tour of the Douro Number 34 & 35

      Monday 1 hour relaxed ride. 15 miles

      Thursday 6th June 40 minutes easy spinning on my Mountain Bike 10 miles

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    • Champagne Lallier Tasting

      Sample tasting with winemaker and owner Francis Tribault
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 33 2nd June

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 33 2nd June

      Distance 66 Miles

      Time 3 hours 40 minutes.

       

      Average speed 17 miles an hour

      Route

      Benefield, Corby, Rockingham. Medbourne, Caldecote, Harringworth, Kingscliffe, Wansford, Fotheringhay, Warmington, Lutton, Oundle. 

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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 32 29th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 32 29th May

      Distance 12 miles

      Average speed 17 miles an hour.

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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride number 28. 29, 30 and 31

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride number 28, 29, 30 and 31

       

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    • 2011 Vintage Port

      Report and offer
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 27 19th May

      Marholm 100 Sportive Rather than the route as it was so long, I have the route map for you! http://bit.ly/12EzrBB Time 5 hours 45 Minutes Average Speed 17.5 miles

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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 26 16th May

      Distance 19 Miles Time 58 minutes Average speed 18.7 miles an hour
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    • Annual Spring Tasting

      Tonight is the night!
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 25 12th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 25 12th May Route Deene-Bulwick-Harringworth-Wing-Uppingham out to Kibworth Hunt-Back to Rockingham-Benefield. Distance 70 Miles Time 3 hours 50 Minutes Average speed 17 miles per hour
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 24 10th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 24 3rd May Repeat of Ride number 23, out to Bulwick, out wing and back. Distance 33 Miles Time 2 hours 5 Minutes.
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 23 7th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 23 Route Southwick-Bulwick-Harringworth-Luffenham-Wing-Seaton-Harringworth-Bulwick-Southwick Distance 33 Miles Time 2 Hours
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 22 5th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 22 Route Southwick-Deene-Harringworth-Seaton-Wing-Oakham-Barnsdale-Exton-Clipsham-Stamford-Barnack-Southorpe-Wansford-Fotheringhay-Southwick-Tansor Distance 62 Miles Time 3 hours 30 minutes Average speed 18 miles an hour
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 20 & 21 3rd & 4th May

      Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 20 Route Stoke Doyle-Pilton-Clopton-Thurning-Luddington-Hemington-Polebrook Distance 19.5 Miles Average Speed 19 miles an hour. Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 21 Route Tansor-Fotheringhay-Woodnewton-Southwick-Glapthorn-Tansor-Oundle Distance 10 Miles
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    • Turkey Flat Skype Tasting & Dinner

      Hosted by owner, Christie Schulz
       
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    • Italian Tasting with Marcato Direct

      Sample tasting
       
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    • Tatsting with Ed Fancourt from Boutinot

      Tasting of samples
       
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    • Skype Tasting with Jason Stent Wine Maker at Paritua

      Skype Tasting with Jason Stent Wine Maker at Paritua Hawkes Bay New Zealand.
      We were very excited by this tasting as we met Jason in NZ, at Paritua and have followed his wines with great interest. The Skype tasting added great value as he was in his tasting room and we were able to watch the sun come up behind him and reveal the vineyards. What a setting. After a brief introduction we started on the wines. 
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 19: 27th April

      Route: Lower Benefield-Brigstock-Grafton Underwood-Cranford-Great Addington-Ringstead-Denford-Thrapston-Titchmarsh-Clopton-Thurning-Luddington-Hemington-Polebrook
      Distance: 40 Miles
      Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 17 & 18: 25th & 26th April

      Route: Barnwell-Thurning-Clopton-Catworth-Kimbolton-Perry-Buckden and then back after the tasting.
      Distance: 26 miles
      Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
      Average Speed: 18 mph
       
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    • Stanton & Killeen Rutherglen Topaques & Muscats

      Flight tasting with Wendy Killeen
       
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    • Niepoort and Ramos Pinto Port Tasting 1924 - 2011

      A fabulous Vintage Port Masterclass with Dirk Niepoort and Joao Nicolau d'Almeida from Ramos Pinto. Vintages from 1924 to the current release of 2011.
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 16: 23rd April

      Route: Fotheringhay-Nassington-Wansford-BNIposh breakfast meeting-Kings Cliffe-Bulwick-Deeenethorpe-Benefield
      Distance: 28 miles
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 15: 21st April

      Route: Glapthorn-Corby-Cottingham-Ashley-Medbourne-Neville Holt-Lydington-Harringworth-Bulwick-Kingscliffe-Wansford-Nassington-Warmington-Morborne-Lutton-Polebrook-Oundle
      Distance: 66 Miles
      Time: 4 hours
      Average Speed: 16.7 miles per hour
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 14: 20th April

      Route: Barnwell-Fotheringhay-Woodnewton-Kings Cliffe-Bulwick-Glapthorn-Southwick
      Distance: 24 miles
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 13: 19th April

      Route: Oundle-Southwick-Bulwick-Seaton-Uppingham-Gretton-Rockingham
      Distance: 24 miles
       
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    • 50 Great Portuguse Wines Tasting Selected by Olly Smith

      50 Great Portuguese Wines Tasting by Olly Smith.
      These are my thoughts and top ten wines from Olly's selection.
       
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    • Tour of the Douro Training Ride Number 12: 15th April

      Route: Rockingham-Gretton-Harringworth-Deene-Deenethorpe-Benefield-Oundle
      Distance: 18.5 miles
      Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
       
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    • Training Ride Number 11: 14th April

      Route: Brigstock-Cranford-Thrapston-Titchmarsh-Clopton-Thurning-Barnwell
      Distance: 35 Miles
      Time: 2 hours 15 mins
       
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    • Training Ride Number 10: 13th April

      Route: Southwick-Bulwick-Laxton-Harringworth-Pilton-Wing-Glaston-Seaton-Harringworth-Deene-Deenethorpe-Upper Benefield
      Distance: 35 Miles
      Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
       
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    • Training Ride Number 9: Wednesday 10th April

      Route: Stoke Doyle-Wadenhoe-Pilton-Clopton-Thurning-Luddington-Lutton-Polebrook
      Distance: 20 miles
      Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
       
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    • Torres Tasting

      with Brand Ambassador Marta Delfa from Torres & Ed Liddell from Fells

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    • Babich Tasting with Dinah Kinnear

      Babich Tasting with Dinah Kinnear
      At the Papermills Wansford
       
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    • Training Ride Number 8: Sunday 7th April

      Route: Southwick-Seaton-Uppingham-Oakham-Empingham-Ketton-Collyweston-Kings Cliffe-Fotheringhay-Oundle
      Distance: 47 Miles
      Time: 3 hours
       
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    • Vin de Constance Skype Tasting and Dinner

      Vin de Constance Skype Tasting and Dinner at The Oundle Mill
       
      With Winemaker Matthew Day
      Vin de Constance 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007

       
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    • Training Ride Number 7: 3rd April

      Distance: 25 Miles
      Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
      Route: Fotheringhay-Elton-Wansford- Kings Cliffe-Bulwick-Southwick-Glapthorn
       
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    • Meshach 1996 Grant Burge and Pera Manca 1997 Alentejo

      Easter Treats: Meshach 1996 Grant Burge Barossa Valley and Pera Manca 1997 Alentejo Portugal
       
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    • Training Ride Number 6: Sunday 30th March

      Route: Polebrook-Gidding-Hamerton-Spaldwick-Kimbolton-Raunds-Thrapston-Titchmarsh-Clopton-Thurning-Barnwell-Ashton
      Total Mileage: 51 miles
       
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    • Peterborough Port Club versus March Port Club

      Peterborough and March are two of the premier port clubs in the UK and they have an annual match each year. Each year each club takes it in turns to produce five vintage ports, all ports are served blind. Youngest to oldest. Then the clubs take it in turns to guess the other clubs ports. Each club has 6 members plus a guest and each person produces their own answers!
       
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    • Training Ride Number 5: Friday 29th March

      7am
      Route: Polebrook-Hemington-Luddington-Gidding-Winwick-Old Weston-Clopton-Titchmarsh-Thrapston-Islip-Aldwinkle-Wadenhoe-Stoke Doyle
      Distance: 28 Miles
       
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    • Training Ride Number 4

      Time: One hour 9 minutes
      Route: Oundle-Stoke Doyle-Lilford-Clopton-Thurning-Luddington-Hemington-Polebrook-Oundle
       
       
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    • Session 3 Indoor Trainer 25th March

      Session 3 Indoor Trainer: 25th March
       
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    • Second Training Ride Sunday 24th March 2013

      Second Training Ride Sunday 24th March 2013
      ROUTE
      Oundle-Fotheringhay-Wansford-Kingscliffe-Apethorpe-Woodnewton-Southwick-Oundle
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    • First Training Ride

      First Training Ride Wednesday 20th March 2013
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    • FMV tasting with Katie Rodway

      FMV tasting with Katie Rodway
       
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    • Matthew Jukes Australian Wines Masterclass

      Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow Masterclass.
       
      Matthew is the number one wine writer and authority on Australian Wines and his 100 top Australian wine list is the guide to what is good and great from Australia. The list now in its 10th year is also now promoted by a series of Roadshows across the country. Tonight we are tasting 6 wines in the masterclass and then 48 in the roadshow afterwards.
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    • Beronia Range tasting

      Beronia Range tasting.
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    • Mas Cal Demoura Coteaux du Languedoc France

      Mas Cal Demoura Coteaux du Languedoc France
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    • Castina di Custozo

      Visit and tasting
       
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    • Winter Tasting 2012

      Check out a preview for our Annual Winter Tasting tomorrow!
       
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    • A selection of wines from Georgia

      Chateau Mukhrani & Teliani Valley
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    • Selection of House wines

      Selection of possible House Wines
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    • Wirra Wirra Maclaren Vale tutored tasting with Paul Smith Cheif Winemaker

      Wirra Wirra Maclaren Vale tutored tasting with Paul Smith Chief Winemaker
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    • The Legend of Fonseca Port, tutored by Adrian Bridge October 2012

      The Legend of Fonseca Port, tutored by Adrian Bridge
       
       
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    • Septima Argentina

      Septima Argentina Tasting
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    • Morande wines of Chile

      Staff Tasting
       
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    • Barbera D'Alba Marco Porello 2011

      Barbera D'Alba Marco Porello 2011
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    • Joseph Perrier Champagne

      Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Brut 2002 Champagne
      Joseph Perrier Blanc de Blanc 2004 Champagne
      Joseph Perrier Brut Rose 2002 Champagne
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    • Finca Besya Rioja Reserva 2004

      Finca Besya Rioja Reserva 2004
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    • Weingut Biegler-Muller

      Weingut Biegler-Muller, Dolgesheim Rheinhessen
       
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    • Weingut Familie Rauen

      Weingut Familie Rauen, Thornich Mosel
       
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    • Californian Wines

      Tasting samples
       
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    • A selection of French Reds and a Rioja

      Tasting samples
       
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    • A selection of French whites and a rose.

      Tasting samples
       
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    • A selection of Italian Reds

      An interesting selection of Red Italians, plus a Spanish imposter!
       
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    • Italian Wines

      An interesting range of white Italians
       
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    • Signos de Origen Syrah Emiliana 2010, Chile

      Tasting sample
       
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    • Contrada di San Felice 2010, Italy

      Tasting sample
       
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    • Selection of Crianza and Reserva Riojas

      Tasting samples
       
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    • Selection of Red Riojas

      A selection of inexpensive red Riojas
       
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    • Riojas

      A selection of White/Rose Riojas
       
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    • Benevenuto de la Serna Mendoza Argentina

      Tasting Samples
       
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    • Friday - Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains

      Tour, tasting & lunch
       
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    • Thursday - Michael David Winery, Lodi

      Visit and tasting
       
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    • Thursday - Lodi

      An overview of the Lodi region
       
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    • Thursday - Wente Family Estates, Livermore

      Tour, tasting & lunch
       
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    • Tuesday - Beringer Vineyards, Napa Valley

      Historical tour and dinner
       
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    • Wednesday - Black Stallion Winery, Napa Valley

      Visit and dinner
       
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    • Wednesday - Napa Valley Lunch

      A summer lunch at Somerston
       
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    • Wednesday - Ageing Wines

      Round Table Presentation & Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting
       
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    • Wednesday - Napa Valley

      An overview of Napa Valley region hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners Program
       
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    • Tuesday - Mendocino County

      A charming community of wine producers
       
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    • Monday - Thomas George Estates

      A lunch visit and tasting with Thomas George Estates
       
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    • Monday - Schug Winery

      A visit to Schug Winery based in the Carneros region of Sonoma
       
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    • Monday - Sonoma

      An overview of Sonoma County
       
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    • Sunday - Jackson Family Wines

      Feel much fresher and more alive today!
       
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    • Saturday - Arrival

      Embarking on a wine tour around the Golden State!
       
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    • Giavanni Rosso

      A small family producer based just outside Serralunga d'Alba in the DOCG of Barolo.
       
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    • Marchesi di Gresy

      Visit and tasting
       
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    • Il Cascinone

      A tasting with managing director Claudio, following a visit to the winery.
       
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    • Poderi Colla

      Tasting hosted by Pietra, a winemaker member of the family which owns the winery.
       
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    • World Class White Wine Tasting at Oundle Mill

      You didn't really know what you were letting yourself in for with this tasting...
       
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    • Gonzalez Byass Sherry & Tapas Tasting

      Hosted by Martin Skelton and Ellie Pym, Gonzalez Byass Ambassadors
       
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    • Sandeman Tawny Ports with George Sandeman

      Sandeman Tawny Ports with George Sandeman 10, 20, 30, 40 year old Tawnies
       
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    • 50 Years of Port with George Sandeman

      50 Years of Port with George Sandeman
       
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    • Vondeling & Signal Canon Wines, South Africa

      Tasting Samples
       
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    • Waterkloof Tasting & Supper

      Hosted by Paul Boutinot Owner/Winemaker at Waterkloof, South Africa, in conjunction with Waterkloof's Cellar Master/Winemaker Werner Engelbrecht, via Skype
       
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    • Preview Tasting Sheet

      Download a preview for the our Annual Spring Tasting this Friday 18th May.
       
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    • Jackson Estate, Marlborough - New Zealand

      Tasting Samples
       
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    • Scrubby Rise by Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale - Australia

      Tasting Samples
       
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    • Blood of Jupiter Alpha Box & Dice 2007, Australia

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Barbera d'Asti Crocera Il Cascinone 2009, Italy

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Merlot Soliti Il Cascinone 2011, Italy

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Sancerre Domaine du Pre Semele Rouge 2010, France

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Riesling Reserva Emiliana 2011, Bio Valley - Chile

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Sancerre Les Chassiques Domaine du Pre Semele 2010, France

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Sancerre Domaine du Pre Semele 2011, France

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Chardonnay Campo Fiorito IL Cascinone 2011, Italy

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Gavi Conchetta 2011, Italy

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Gavi Spumante Brut La Battistina NV, Italy

      Tasting Sample
       
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    • Barbera d'Asti Ceppi Storici Araldica 2009, Italy

      Tasting sample
       
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    • Riesling Monsters Attack by Some Young Punks 2011, Australia

      Tasting sample
       
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    • The Listening Station, Western Australia

      Tasting Samples
       
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    • Sepp Moser, Austria

      Tasting Samples
       
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    • Les Volets

      Samples from Les Volets, South of France
       
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    • Quinta do Noval Port, Portugal

      Tasting with Corinne Michot, Brand Ambassador for Quinta do Noval
       
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    • Kahurangi Estate, Nelson - New Zealand

      Tasting with Samantha Day
       
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    • Domaine Direct

      Tasting with Rob McCulloch from Domaine Direct
       
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    • Amisfield Wine Company, Central Otago

      We approached this visit with a degree of apprehension as everything appeared a little corporate but very quickly our fears dissipated once we met the two ladies who were looking after us.
       
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    • Gibbston Valley Wines Ltd, Gibbston Valley, Central Otago

      The vineyard was started planting in 1981 and with as with all sites with mature vineyards, the quality of the wines seems to be high.
       
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    • Sato, Central Otago

      Yoshiaki Sato is given winery space to produce his own small production of wines at the Mount Edward Winery.
       
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    • Mount Edward Winery, Gibbston Valley, Central Otago

      Duncan Forsyth has installed Yoshiaki Sato as the full time winemaker to work under Duncan’s guidance.
       
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    • TOSQ, Cromwell, Central Otago

      Sue Thompson who co owns TOSQ along with her Husband has developed her vineyard from bare land to the thriving vineyard it is today. Sue who is a viticulturalist has previously sold the grapes to other producers, but has now decided it is time to produce some wines of her own. Borrowing winery space at The Maude Winery and using Dan and Sarah-Kate Dineen as winemakers, Sue and her husband have produced their first wines.
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    • Aurum, Cromwell, Central Otago

      This is a real family affair, Mum, Dad, Son the winemaker/viticulturist and daughter in law the winemaker, plus two grandchildren who the reserve wines are named after!
       
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    • Folding Hill

      Folding Hill, Bendigo, Central Otago
       
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    • Wooing Tree

      Wooing Tree Cromwell Central Otago
       
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    • Central Otago

      Central Otago Regional Tasting
       
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    • Marlborough Single Vineyards

      Marlborough Single Vineyards
       
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    • Neudorf Vineyards

      Neudorf Vineyards, Nelson, Tim and Judy Finn
       
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    • Babich Viticulture Visit

      Babich viticulture visit, Marlborough
       
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    • Highfield

      Highfield, Marlborough
       
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    • Hans Herzog

      Hans Herzog, Marlborough
       
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    • Cloudy Bay

      Cloudy Bay, Marlborough
       
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    • Yealands

      Yealands Esate, Awatere Valley
       
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    • Ballochdale Estates

      Ballochdale Estates, Awatere Valley
       
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    • Brancott Estate

      Brancott Estate Marlborough
       
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    • Marlborough

      Marlborough Regional Tasting
       
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    • Jackson Estate

      Jackson Estate Marlborough
       
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    • Gladstone Vineyards

      Gladstone Vineyards
       
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    • Wairaprapa

      Wairaprapa Wine Regional Tasting
       
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    • Martinborough

      Martinborough Vineyard Estate Ltd
       
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    • Rutland Wine Society Tasting

      Old vines of Australia
       
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    • Esk Valley

      Esk Valley Tasting with Gordon Russell
       
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    • Stonecroft Wines

      Stonecroft Wines
       
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    • Welcome Supper

      Welcome Supper with NZ Winegrowers and David Babich
       
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    • Bio Dynamic Calendar

      The NZ Bio Dynamic Calendar has arrived
       
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    • Pikes: Clare Valley, Australia

      Tasting with Peter Bentley 
       
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    • Viva Italia Evening

      Review of Viva Italia Evening
       
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    • Gladstone Estate: Gladstone, New Zealand

      Tasting of samples
       
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    • Miguel Torres Dinner at the Lanesborough

      Wine Dinner with one of the Worlds Greatest/Most Influential Winemakers
       
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    • Amps Blog Arrives

      What is the Amps Fine Wine Blog?

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