Bollinger and beyond March 2019

Bollinger and beyond March 2019

Having just organised and led a customer trip to Veneto it was good to enjoy the hospitality of Bollinger and let someone else take the strain. It’s an understatement of the highest proportions to say that Champagne Bollinger’s budget is far bigger than mine but I...
Italy Trip March 2019

Italy Trip March 2019

Well, I’m back from Veneto where a few of us visited Florian at his family estate. He very kindly showed us around, linking many of the buildings to the family’s history and the reason behind the property’s German name, despite being in Italy (his ancestor was...
July 2018

July 2018

Pictured is the small room at the end of a massive Loire trade tasting where I’d begun to lose hope of finding a new Sancerre. Just when all the trouble seemed in vain ‘Eureka’ I found the organic Sancerre that Wilks & Co. now imports from the incomparable...
October 10 2017

October 10 2017

Although I didn’t really have the time I was offered a trip to Sicily which I found hard to refuse. I thoroughly recommend the island in Autumn as the temperature was ideal, especially for all the tasting and eating which I had to endure. I bet you really are feeling...
July Blog

July Blog

Our strong relationship with growers continues at Wilks & Co. and they particularly enjoy meeting and thanking the people who sell their wines in the UK. Recently Juan Lecanda came over from Rioja Alta to stay with Brian for a few days and visit stockists, which...