This year's vintage has faced some extreme weather conditions... but there's a silver lining. We look to our producers across Europe who are in various stages of this year's harvest, and hear about some of the lengths they go to to ensure the exceptional quality of wine in your glass.
Fleur (BIB Wine Buyer) tells of her visit to Tablas Creek, a real legend in sustainable winemaking. It was immediately apparent that ‘doing the right thing’ trickles through every element of the business, including how they run the vineyards, the winery, tasting room, staffing and of course packaging.
The yearning for one more day of Indian summer is barely past, and yet UK shoppers are already being bombarded with commercial festive campaigns from cynical corporate marketeers. Surely we're not ready to see snowflakes and santas in shop windows before we've even packed away our swimwear for the winter?
We know. Cheap camping plonk! Mass-produced rocket fuel! Boxed wine had something of a reputation. Tackling this head-on is a recent article in Winerist magazine. 'Can boxed wine ever be good?' they asked. And of course the answer was a resounding yes, and guess what - The BIB Wine Company is the proof (collective sighs of relief all round).