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Iain Phillips

Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana & The Carreras de Caballos

26 August, 2017

As a huge fan of Sherry and with a keen interest in horse racing, I was very excited to have been invited to The Famous Carreras de Caballos ‘Horse Racing’ as a guest of Bodegas Hidalgo La-Gitana.

The Carreras de Caballos is held on the beaches of Sanlucar de Barrameda, but how exactly the races started is unclear. One story is that fish buyers raced the horses along the beach as they waited for trawlers to bring in their haul to the port. What is known is that a horse racing society was established in Sanlucar in 1845, creating a tradition that would become a part of the city’s cultural fabric.

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By
Victoria Carfantan

A World Like Nowhere Else – Royal Ascot 2017

1 July, 2017

Royal Ascot is the centrepiece of the British social scene and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world. Few events can match the rich heritage, horseracing, pomp and pageantry that entice worldwide spectators, who flock to enjoy the theatre as much as the racing. The event which takes many months to prepare is Champagne Bollinger’s largest global sponsorship.

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Mentzendorff
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Edward Hiscocks

2015 Vintage Port Declaration

1 June, 2017

Following its tradition of declaring on St. George’s Day, The Fladgate Partnership announced that it would bottle 2015 Vintage Ports from Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas and Croft’s Quinta da Roêda as well as a commemorative Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage marking the bicentenary of the company’s foundation in 1815.

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Mentzendorff
By
Ciara Wong

Turkey Flat Vineyards visit – Barossa Valley

15 May, 2017

To say that the Turkey Flat Vineyards sits in the heart of the Barossa valley is no lie. Sitting along the banks of Tanunda Creek, just outside the main town of Tanunda, the winery it is surrounded by vineyards of their own and other famous Barossa wine producers.

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By
Andy Smith

Sales & Marketing Team visit to Chateau de Ferrages

1 May, 2017

Earlier this year, the Sales & Marketing Teams plus the Management Team gathered at Heathrow airport for their early evening flight to Marseille for their annual Sales & Marketing conference at Chateau des Ferrages, newly acquired by M Chapoutier in January 2016.

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