Bordeaux 2015 – recent releases – some good value cellar-fillers

By on 03/05/2016

Releases continue to trickle out in Bordeaux, rather slowly given that, according to one rumour coming out from the Bordeaux trade, the majority of the big names intend to be out before Vinexpo Hong Kong, which runs from the 24th to the 26th May, and that's a lot of wines to release in a month with more French holidays than you'd think possible in a country that only works 35 hours a week anyway.

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Victoria Moore in the Telegraph – ‘don’t de-mystify’ + 2 wines in the press this weekend

By on 01/05/2016

The L&S team are so used to me going on about how the fun of wine is in the complexity and nuance, the origins, the whys and wherefores of how the flavours get into a glass of wine, that they might wonder if I had inspired this weekend's article by Victoria Moore in the Telegraph, which, coming rather late to the party, I read over breakfast this morning.

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Bordeaux 2015 – Waiting for Martin

By on 29/04/2016

Today is the day when we expect Neal Martin's verdict on the 2015 vintage. Many critics have already given their opinions, with a rave review (six hundred pointers and lots of 'best-evers') from James Suckling (, enthusiastic set of notes from Roger Voss of the Wine Enthusiast (wineenthusiast.

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2015 Bordeaux – fools rush in

By on 12/04/2016

The Bordelais are displaying their usual respect for the work of their importers by rushing out some prices early (La Couspaude and La Tour Figeac out this morning), long before there is any real chance of us having our notes completed. There is no rush for these wines so remain calm and survey the scene for a moment.

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2016 Bollinger Boat race Double Bubble special offer

By on 23/03/2016

Offer runs until 8th April! The 162nd Boat Race race is taking place this Sunday so what better way to celebrate such a British occasion than with a special offer on two of our favourite champagnes! Not to mention that our Chiswick shop is within not so many boat lengths of the river so do drop by (even on Sunday) and take advantage of this limited time offer - check our Easter opening times below*.

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A joyous vintage for Barolo & Barbaresco

Piedmont 2011- A joyous vintage for Barolo & Barbaresco

By on 18/03/2016

Vintage Overview 2011 was generally a warm vintage in the rolling hills of Piedmont. Spring began with a good early heatwave that got the flowering of the vines off to a perfect start. The warmth continued and it was looking like it might be a very quick season, until June, when the temperature dropped a little and stayed cool to the end of July.

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Màquina & Tabla – More Magical Wines from Spain at L&S

By on 07/03/2016

Màquina & Tabla – More Magical Wines from Spain at L&S It was an exciting day when we first discovered these brilliant wines, and we are delighted to be introducing them to the UK and share the joy - each wine has an incredible sense of identity and real pow! Yet all done with such charm and restrained style, they just make you smile.

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February Sale Ends Monday

February Sale ends on Monday & other Highlights

By on 27/02/2016

Just a quick note to say that our February Sale draws to a close this coming Monday at midnight. There's still plenty of great bargains to be picked up so take advantage of our FREE nationwide delivery for all orders over £100 and stock up your wine rack!  All of our shops are open until 8pm this evening with Chiswick open from 11am till 5pm tomorrow.

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