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.
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.
'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.
We know Champagne Barnaut well, it’s been on the LEA & SANDEMAN list for many years and is our regular recommendation for quality and value and the brand that, perhaps more than any other, illustrates just what good value ‘Grower’ Champagnes can be.
'A rockstar 2012 vintage for Brunello' 2012, looks to be a fantastic vintage for Brunello di Montalcino. Like 2010, it has been awarded a 5-star rating by the Consorzio Brunello. Walter Speller of JancisRobinson.com was convinced by the number of wines he awarded 17 to 17.5 in his initial tastings (again, Fuligni is rated 17.
Each release of Pol Roger vintage is eagerly anticipated by our customers who know how well these wines can age, but the 2008 is particularly highly regarded. The pre-launch tasting event last week showed just what a magnificent wine this is and will be, and we recommend that you don’t miss it.
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.
INVITATION TO OUR ANNUAL TASTING Wine is about personality as much as it is about quality and style, so after the success of last year's tasting format we are delighted to have many of our producers attending to present their wines at our annual tasting.
Wine delivery within the hour! We can now deliver within the hour via Deliveroo if you live within 2.2 km of our Chelsea or Chiswick shops. We've added a selection of our favourite wines which are available to buy on-line. We also have Spirits, Magnums, Mixed Cases and Half Bottles available.
Pol Roger Champagne Holidays may be at the front of your mind at the moment, but if you want to stock up on champagne for Christmas or to lay down an excellent vintage in your cellar (which is also starting to drink very well indeed), this is a great opportunity! We've reduced the single bottle price on both wines, best prices are on 6 packs.
A favourite of Robert Parker and Allen Meadows, Daniel Barraud makes some of the best wine in Maçon, a fact recognised by some of the biggest noses including Robert Parker: ‘Barraud is unquestionably in the very top echelon of producers in Pouilly-Fuissé. [He] is crafting superlative wines that equal or surpass the finest offerings of the Cote de Beaune’s grand cru vineyards.’
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.eRobertParker.com
With another great weekend of tennis lined up and with any luck continued fine weather, we've put together this mixed case of some of our favourite summer wines to sit back and enjoy whilst watching the action or share with friends: 2 x 2012 GUSBOURNE Brut Reserve Brut English Sparkling Wine Gusbourne Estate 2 x 2014 SAINT VÉRAN Domaine de la Denante 2 x 2014 CASA DA SENRA VINHO VERDE LOUREIRO Lima Quinta dos Abrigueiros 2 x 2015 MIP* Made in Provence Classic Rosé Domaine Sainte Lucie 2 x 2015 FLEURIE Clos de La Roilette Domaine Coudert 2 x 2014 PUY-DE-DÔME PINOT NOIR Cave de Verny Just £160 inc.