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Matt Walls in Decanter – Côte-Rôtie alternatives

By on 19/05/2021

From Matt Walls, writing in Decanter, comes an article on top-quality and great-value Côte-Rôtie alternatives. As Matt puts it,  “When a grape variety is given time to ripen slowly and gradually, it develops its aromas one by one. The grape has time to listen to those aromas, to remember them all, layering them like tints in a watercolour.

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Syrah: King of the Northern Rhône

By on 29/03/2021

[caption id="attachment_33074" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Côte Rôtie vineyards are planted on very steep slopes that have to be manually harvested.(Image from Domaine Duclaux)[/caption] There is a lot of excitement around the imminent release of our Rhône 2019 EP campaign, from customers and L&S staff alike, and for good reason.

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2019 Bordeaux EP | Château Margaux – Zooming In

By on 09/06/2020

Our plans to taste the latest releases from Chateau Margaux face to face (at a safe distance!) with the team from the Chateau were thwarted last week by complications with travel for the Bordeaux contingent. We had been heading into London to the Mentzelopoulos family's Marylebone outpost - Clarette (the wine bar owned by Alexandra Petit Mentzelopoulos).

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Virtual dinner party

The Virtual Dinner Party – with Virtually Perfect Wine Pairings

By on 15/04/2020

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.

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Australian Bushfires vineyard

Australian Bushfires: A view from a Barossa Valley winemaker

By on 21/01/2020

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.

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Christmas Drinks recommendations

What we’ll be drinking for Christmas – Our Favourite Wines

By on 23/12/2019

It’s the busiest moment of the year for our team as we try to help everyone get the right wines into their glasses as well as the perfect presents into people's stockings for Christmas.

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Thanksgiving 2019 wine

Best wines for Thanksgiving

By on 25/11/2019

It may be surprising to know that most of the states of the US produce wine. But, of course, most of the American wines that hit these shores are from California. From the earliest days of Spanish settlers, through waves of various European migrants, surviving the vicissitudes of Prohibition, to the modern internationally recognised industry of today, wine has always been part of the Californian scene.

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Wines good with Grouse

Which wines pair best with grouse?

By on 12/08/2019

Eating perfectly cooked grouse with a judiciously selected bottle or two is one of the great gastronomic delights. But what to pair with (arguably) Britain's most delicious game bird? Good, old red Burgundy 'The traditional answer to the question of what to drink with grouse is 'a bottle of good, old red burgundy.

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