While our buyers are currently stuck at home, unable to traverse the world looking for great new wines for us, this seems like a perfect opportunity to get to know them a bit better! So we’re hosting some informal lunchtime Q&A sessions - and we’re starting with the wonderful Jo Locke MW.
Lunch with a Buyer: Jo Locke MW, Tuesday 7th April 1-2pm
Jo joined The Society in 2004. Her buying responsibilities include Alsace, Loire, South Africa and Portugal, including Port and Madeira.
She recently shared a story of finding forgotten gems on her wine rack while having a sort out during lockdown:
With a little more time on your hands at the moment, this might be a great opportunity to sort out your cellar, if you are lucky enough to have one, or garage in my case, where wine fights for space with a host of other accumulated, inherited, practical and downright nuisance stuff! I can’t claim to have stumbled upon this while doing so on this occasion, however. Not for the first time I’m ashamed to say, I had left some of my ‘laying down wines’ go past their drinking window. This [pictured above] was one, but no trepidation necessary. The wine is delicious, still full of fruit, now with a bit more interest too. Please don’t do as I do but enjoy testing your potentially past-their-best bottles while you have no guests to inflict them on. And I wish you the luck I’ve had!
On Tuesday lunchtime, Jo’s joining us for a Q&A - maybe you’ve got some forgotten wine gems of your own you’d like to ask about, or maybe you’d like to chat about one of the buying regions Jo’s responsible for? Join us for an hour - maybe even bring a glass of something along - for a fun discussion about all things wine!
How to take part
There’s no need to send questions in advance - although you’re welcome to, by replying to this topic - just log in to the Community before 1pm on Tuesday and there’ll be a ‘LIVE: Lunch with a Buyer’ topic where the event will take place. The chat will be in written format - like a regular topic here.
We hope you can join us! Who’s planning on joining us for lunch?
- I’ll be there!
- I can’t make it but I’ll send a question in advance