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Quinta da Romaneira Visit: Portu-Gals & Guys

By on 25/05/2018

Mondays can be tough however when a work trip to a Portugal beckons, to say that we were all excited was an understatement. Working for L&S, we have been told many great things about this estate. Yes, we all know the wines are wonderful and pictures can only go so far.

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2016 Vintage Port – A Much Anticipated Declaration

By on 24/05/2018

The last full 'declaration' by the leading Port houses was for the very fine 2011 Vintage. 2015 came painfully close, and we were hugely impressed by the 'Single Quinta' releases last year. How good must 2016 be to have trumped those superb 2015s? 2016: The Wines There has therefore been a palpable sense of excitement in anticipation of this new Vintage.

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Best Chilled Red Wines for Summer 2018

By on 21/05/2018

When the sun beats down out of a clear blue sky, and the garden starts to frazzle; when the designer shades are donned and inadvisably exposed skin is allowed to soak up the ultra-violet; the vinously inclined have hitherto been apt to reach for crisp white wines and the palest of pale rosés of course, all nicely chilled, leaving any red wine undisturbed in the wine-rack until the Autumn.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017 – Vintage Style

By on 25/04/2018

As we mentioned in our initial post on the vintage, it was the frost that hit Bordeaux for several nights at the end of April which dominated the early headlines on the 2017 vintage. The frost was undoubtedly catastrophic for some but the more we chatted to winemakers across every appellation, we realised there was a subtler story to tell.

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Lea & Sandeman Granted Royal Warrant

By on 12/04/2018

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Lea & Sandeman Co. Ltd. has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, effective from the 1st April 2018. As the company approaches its 30th Anniversary (trading started on the 1st June 1988), this wonderful news gives cause for double celebration.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017 – Day 1: Positive first impressions

By on 08/04/2018

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, we hot-footed it from Bordeaux airport to our first appointment of primeurs week - a big negociant tasting on the left bank. It’s a useful way to appraise a new vintage as all the major villages are represented under one roof.

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Italian Wine Tasting: Central London: 15th March 2018

By on 27/02/2018

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.

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