New Zealand

2017 Annual Tasting

Annual Tasting Round Up – Shining a light on some joyous wines

By on 16/09/2017

 Yesterday we held our 'Annual Tasting' - the biggest showcase event for our wines each year. As we closed the doors of the beautiful Trinity House at just after 8.30 last night the whole team were 'abuzz' after a fabulous, exhilarating day of tasting, chatting to the 20 winemakers who came to present their wines and catching up with so many customers and journalists too.

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Decanter

Decanter – Weekday Wines: October 2016

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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Kiwi Superstars – World-beating wines from Rippon & Felton Road

By on 20/07/2016

[caption id="attachment_21141" align="alignright" width="349"] Rippon’s Nick Mills surveys his vines running down to the impossibly beautiful Lake Wanaka[/caption] Rippon and Felton Road are without question the two leading vineyards in New Zealand’s undisputed Pinot Noir capital - Central Otago. Both are making elegant, intense Pinots with beautiful finesse.

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Great Kiwi Pinots

By on 13/05/2009

Email received from exceptionally nice customer yesterday, and headed "Great Kiwi Pinot Noirs from you!": "I thought you might be glad to know that two of your Pinots showed very well at an informal wine tasting dinner last night of an informal group of good friends and serious wine buffs.

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Lea & Sandeman Pinot Noir – the Wine Gang report

By on 22/03/2012

Lea & Sandeman Pinot Noir - the Wine Gang report A selection of fabulous drinking Pinot Noirs as selected by the Wine Gang in their March report. 'This was in fact a tripartite tasting, with a substantial Nebbiolo flight between the Pinot Noirs and the Sangiovese, but we're putting the spotlight on the latter two this month and will cover the Piedmont reds in a forthcoming report.

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Trip to Waipara

By on 24/03/2011

Having got married in June of last year my Kiwi wife and I went over to New Zealand a few weeks ago for a belated wedding party for the friends and family that couldn’t make it to our wedding in Scotland.  

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