Thought you might be interested to see that we’ve just put up a series of videos which are a bit of an experiment for us – a 6-part ‘mini-series’ (which makes it sound rather grand!) which follows Freddy Bulmer on a buying trip to Austria as he meets some of the suppliers we work with to try the new wines they’ve got on offer.
We thought that this was a great chance to try and get across part of what makes The Wine Society so different to many other retailers: to see in action the relationships between our buyers and growers (some which have lasted for many years, some of which are very new) and the scale of some of the growers we work with. Peter Wetzer for example is a Hungarian producer who makes just 15,000 bottles a year from a tiny shed in his back garden! We are very lucky that we are able to scout out these hidden gem producers and their delicious wines.
Of course, we weren’t able to cover all of Austria for this trip – the videographer and I were only along for 2 days, visiting pre-determined producers, but hopefully it gives you a flavour of the stories and people that are behind the bottles.
Would be interesting to hear your feedback