Welcome all to our first Ask Me Anything Q&A of the year! And it’s a very popular one indeed.
Last year we asked you who you’d like to see take part in one of these sessions and the results were conclusive: a Rhône-a-thon with Marcel Orford-Williams! @owmarcel has been with us since 1986, and is responsible for buying some truly delicious wines from Rhône, southern and regional France and Germany. With our Rhône en primeur offer now live, it also seemed a very good time to do this! Thanks so much to everyone who sent in questions and who were patient after we had to postpone this last week.
I’m delighted to confirm that Marcel is sitting down with @laura and I right now, and he’ll be starting to answer your questions very shortly. He’s already bumped into one of you already, though, I see - here he is yesterday with Community mentor @Leah!
Please note that Marcel and the buying team cannot guarantee to be able to answer all questions posted in the community every day, so having key members of the team available ‘live’ is a great opportunity for those who aren’t able to pop along to the tastings to meet them in person. Of course, if you have any important questions or issues to raise, you can always send these via Member Services at any point.
We will start with those questions you’ve already sent in at 1pm, but do feel free to ask any follow-up questions or to post new questions below for Marcel, and anyone who joins us.