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No one is suggesting that Ipswich-based David and his cosmopolitan band of highly talented winemakers are alchemists. The dictionary, however, not only defines alchemy as the study of how to turn base metals into gold, but also as the pursuit of a universal elixir, a target that two of Alchemy’s European winemakers are certainly embracing under David’s direction. Serbian-born Boris Kovac settled in the Languedoc–Roussillon twenty years ago. He now owns a vineyard in the Agly Valley and has become a highly sought-after contract wine-maker. Then there’s Fernando Castro, who manages the family’s 380 hectares of vines in the central Spanish region of La Mancha. The winery, Bodegas Fernando Castro, was established over 120 years ago, and is home to all the technical gizmos and wizardry that Fernando needs to work his magic. Between them, Fernando, Boris and David are very well placed to continue crafting their outstanding, value-for-money wines. Having tasted some seriously delicious creations recently, I was enthused to hear plans to heighten their presence for wine-lovers in Suffolk. Watch this space for a series of wine adventures - or visit www.alchemywines.co.uk.