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South Africa – A New Generation of Winemakers

By on 19/01/2017

A week in South Africa in early December visiting a host of great wine producers was an easy invite to accept and so with bags suitably packed, off I headed for Cape Town. It was to be a series of incredible visits and a real eye opener to the vast improvements that have taken place in South African wine since my last visit in 2010.

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Burgundy Tasting Round Up

By on 13/01/2017

On Monday, we welcomed members of the trade and press to our 2015 Burgundy En Primeur Tasting at 67 Pall Mall. Those who braved the appalling weather and tube strike were welcomed by a room of joyous wines. 2015 was a fantastic vintage across the board.

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Californian Wines

Understanding Californian Wines – Our New Kids on the Block

By on 25/11/2016

For many, Californian Wine means one thing – the big, rich, bold style – fruit-laden whoppers embodied most often by the wines from the Napa valley – but after 10 days hard study and exploration along the dramatic coastline of this beautiful state, we have learnt lots and there is great variety for those looking for more.

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Decanter

Decanter – Weekday Wines

By on 31/10/2016

The December issue of Decanter landed on our doorstep this morning, and we were delighted to see some really high praise for lots of wines in the L&S portfolio. The ‘Weekday Wines’ section is put together each month by Tastings Director Christelle Guibert. It features 25 wines for less than £20, all of them a little different or adventurous in their own way.

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A look at global warming in Central European viticulture

By on 26/09/2016

Global warming is likely to have both positive and negative effects on wine production throughout the world. Southern England is becoming the new Champagne, while many areas where wine has been produced for centuries are becoming unsuitable for vinis vinefera. Much has been written about the changing climate and its effect.

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Rhone Valley Tasting

Chelsea Rhone Tasting

By on 25/09/2016

Chelsea Tasting - Rhône Valley Tickets are selling fast for our next themed tasting from 8.00pm on Wednesday 2nd November at 170 Fulham Road as we enjoy a selection of our wines from the Rhône Valley. This is the home of Viognier and Syrah (Shiraz), as well as the spicier Grenache and Mourvèdre, which make more intense and full-bodied wines.

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