We all know that our feathery new world friend can emerge from the furnace a touch on the bland side. The old bird's silver lining is a free rein when it comes to wine pairing. Whites or reds make excellent matches, particularly those that are packed with flavour.
For over 18 years, Lea & Sandeman has been the proud supporter of the NSPCC City Fine Wine Challenge - an evening that tests tastebuds and wine knowledge, whilst raising vital funds for a very important cause.
The 2022 City Fine Wine Challenge in aid of NSPCC Childline was held on the 3rd March, and we were delighted to be back in One Great George Street after the virtual event last year.
Last year the City Fine Wine Challenge raised over £200,000 for the NSPCC. In the last year charities have had little opportunity to raise funds through events, but the NSPCC has seen demand rise, particularly through Childline, and it needs your help more than ever.
Is there anything that beats a good Dinner Party? Coming together to share delicious food, exciting wines, and lively conversation with friends now seems more essential than ever before – but how to have that experience now? In recent weeks, technology has really stepped up to the plate, changing the way we work, play, and socialise.
We will be donating £1 of every Australian bottle sold for the next two months to WIRES and the Australian Red Cross. Please click here for our full Aussie wine list. One of our producers, Tim Smith of Tim Smith Wines, Barossa Valley, has sent us his view of the situation: “So-a heads up on how the fires have affected us here in the Barossa.
This year’s edition raised in excess of £200,000, bringing the total raised since L&S’s involvement to over £2.1 Million
A fantastic amount of money raised for a truly worthy cause. Lea and Sandeman have now been involved with the NSPCC and City Fine Wine Challenge for over a decade and this year the event raised an astonishing £200,000! This is a significant increase on last year and something about which everyone involved with the event should be very proud.
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.
As the NSPCC celebrates the 30th anniversary of Childline, we were delighted to be involved in one of the longer-running fundraising events for the NSPCC for our tenth year. This year's City Fine Wine Challenge raised a wonderful £186,500, so a big thank you to all who attended who make our work for this event so rewarding.
Featured by Jane MacQuitty in the Times today, this amphorae-fermented Riesling from one of our favourite Austrian producers is a fascinating and atypical Riesling; a wine with great purity and a sort of ‘natural’ feeling softness and clarity of expression.
On Thursday 27th February, an eager team from Lea and Sandeman assembled, sleeves rolled-up, to help prepare for the NSPCC City Fine Wine Challenge – an annual team tasting quiz for some of the City’s most respected institutions.