Portland Wine tasting events help wine merchants get ready for winter

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Many of the UK's biggest wine retailers are hosting wine tasting events in September, the traditional time of year for wine merchants to stock up on their preferred lines for the autumn-winter season, and Portland Wine is no exception.

Last month we gave you a full itinerary of our wine tasting events in Hale and Bowdon, and the first of those takes place on September 8th at Gastronomy Hale.

We're delighted by the line-up, which begins with Giovanni Mazzei for Marchesi di Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico.

Steve Webber of De Bortoli Australia and Louis Boutinot of Waterkloof South Africa follow on September 30th and October 14th respectively.

And on November 6th we'll be at the Bowdon Hotel, Bowdon, for our Winter Wine Extravaganza.

It's a crucial time of year for wine merchants of all sizes, with the Christmas holiday season coming up and the darker evenings meaning many more people are likely to stay home with a comforting glass of red wine.

With our wine tasting events, wine retailers have a head start on the competition, and an opportunity to experience firsthand some of the wines that might take pride of place in your autumn-winter collection.