BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO 2007 & 2006 'Riserva'- Superlative New releases from FULIGNI and COLLEMATTONI Brunello di Montalcino has enjoyed a recent run of great vintages, but never had two such great consecutive vintages as it did with 2007 and 2006.
Roberto Fuligni came to London this week to launch the new releases of Brunello, the 2006 'Riserva' and the 2007 'normale', and this gave us the perfect opportunity to show off a number of his wines to a select number of journalists and wine buyers over lunch in the private dining room of the River Cafe.
The Wine Gang will undoubtedly be familiar to many of our customers, but for those who are not the 'Gang' is made up of five of the UK's foremost wine writers and tasters: Tom Cannavan, Jane Parkinson, Anthony Rose, Joanna Simon, and David Williams.
An Estuarine Christmas with the Sandemans The Sandeman family are heading to the depths of South Devon to spend another Christmas in the Goodshelter estuary, inland from Salcombe. Not actually 'in' the estuary, of course, but in the beautifully secluded and remote cottage which sits on the edge of the water at the head of the creek.
Dazzling reds for festive fare - selected by Jancis Robinson In Jancis Robinson's Top 100 festive wines: part two, published in the FT Weekend Magazine, she selected a number of cracking wines from Lea & Sandeman. Only four were published in the magazine because of space issues, while the full list is on her site JancisRobinson.
WE NOW OFFER FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY! Take advantage of our NEW FREE UK MAINLAND* delivery this Christmas on all orders over £100. *(some exclusions apply). All orders received up until midnight on Sunday 18th December are guaranteed for delivery before Christmas (unless the country grinds to a standstill with snow and ice).
A DOZEN OF OUR VERY BEST VALUE ITALIAN RED WINES Affordable - Our offer of the Super 'Super 2008' Tuscans was highly successful in its appeal to investors and collectors alike, but our range also includes many hidden gems from Italy which are so much more affordable.
Two of our ROSÉS are written up in the press this week-end, not that either of them need much of a helping hand given their rate of sale, and in spite of the dreadful summer we are having! Jancis Robinson (www.
This year marked Verona's 45th annual wine trade fair, known as Vinitaly, Italy's largest gathering of winemakers and producers. Every year the fair gets bigger, with an ever expanding number of pavilions in what is already a very tight space, and the number of visitors from around the globe increases.
As affordable claret becomes more difficult to find, it is time to turn your attention to Italy’s Tuscan alternatives.
Day two – another glorious day, with cloudless blue skies and only a gentle breeze – started with a longish, fast and winding drive to Tenimenti Luigi d’Alessandro near Cortona, where we were greeted by the rather lovely Valentina Davida, and the very charming owner, Massimo d’Alessandro…