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Bollinger R.D 2004 – Global Launch On Tuesday last week we had a visit from the charming and engaging Karl Reuter, export director at Champagne Bollinger. Karl was introducing us to the latest release of this noble Grande Marque’s legendary ‘R.D’, or Recently Disgorged, vintage Champagne. We were very privileged to be the first people to taste […]
Trip to Gosset Champagne: Monday 6th – Tuesday 7th November 2017 What a treat it was to visit the Gosset estate and vineyards in early November. The trip comprised a diverse range of eager folk all involved in different areas of the wine trade. From sommeliers to retail, the excitement amongst all of us was clear, even at 07:30 […]
2018 Lea & Sandeman Italian Tasting This year we are holding our Italian tasting in the upper room at Foyles Bookshop. This is a great opportunity to explore our award-winning Italian range, meet our producers and taste some brilliant new releases – including the latest Brunello vintages from Fuligni, Collematoni & Giodo. Date: Thursday 15th March […]
We were delighted to sponsor the 22nd City Fine Wine Challenge at a new venue this year. One Great George Street, also the home to the Institute of Civil Engineers, turned out to be an ideal venue for the event. A moving introduction from David Tait – who has climbed Everest no less than five times […]
Following our 2016 Burgundy tasting, this week’s Country Life wine column by Harry Eyres picks up on the story of the small harvest as a result of frost, but also says: “at its best this is a very good vintage indeed, with especially elegant wines. Some say the reds are better than the whites, but I’ve […]
2016 Lea & Sandeman White Burgundy Burgundy en primeur season kicks off next week and most of the talk will be about the frost and the tiny volumes produced in some areas. Don’t be put off by the gloom! The fruit that survived has produced some wonderfully pure, classically-shaped Burgundy – right down to village level. […]
Dreaming of a White Christmas, but some Red of course too! Christmas is the perfect time to indulge a little, in every quarter, wine included. This does not mean we all have to drink hugely expensive wine at every turn – no, what’s important is to make sure that what we do drink is perfect, […]
2014 was undoubtedly a challenging vintage across Italy – and Bolgheri was no different with uncharacteristic rain, cool temperatures and a constant lack of sun adversely affecting the harvest like rarely before. This was a vintage that required understanding, hard work and unstinting commitment. Only in the right hands at the right estates was glory possible. […]
Being French and both a wine professional and wine lover, visiting Nyetimber was a great and enlightening experience. The quality of the wines being made here is really impressive, Les Champanois need to pay attention!
‘Manni Nössing is one of Italy’s most talented winemakers. In fact, all his wines are so good that it’s virtually impossible to pick the best of the lot, or even a favourite.’ Ian d’Agata, www.vinousmedia.com Having tasted a bottle of his fabulous Kerner at a restaurant in Tuscany, we had been trying to track down […]
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