Newspaper pieces about 'best value' wines are all too often littered with mass production supermarket own brands and big name labels. Whilst it is true that these certainly offer plenty of plonk for your pound, you aren't necessarily getting much bang for your buck.
'Our challenge has been, and remains, to find ways to vinify unfortified wines from the Douro that can take their rightful placeamong the great wines of the world, alongside the other great classic regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy or the Rhone Valley' Christian Seely, Quinta da Romaneira It was during a stay at Château Pichon Baron in 2015 that Charles became reacquainted with its MD Christian Seely, and it is through this reintroduction that we came across the wines of Quinta da Romaneira.
Harry Eyres was very taken by our Stapleton & Springer Pinot Noirs at our spring press tasting. and mentions as such in last week's edition of Country Life magazine: 'Delightful surprises are perhaps the best aspect of of the wine-writer's profession.
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.
The LEA & SANDEMAN 2015 Wine Magazine/Annual Coming to your doorstep tomorrow or Friday is the new '2015 Lea & Sandeman 'Wine Annual', a magazine of photographs and pieces on some of our key producers, and articles from various luminaries of wine journalism - Victoria Moore, Tim Atkin MW, Tamlyn Currin, Steven Spurrier, Rosemary George MW, Harry Eyres, Sarah Marsh MW, and Robert Joseph.
Our introduction to the wines of Cigliuti was a bottle (followed over the ensuing months by several more) of their ‘Briccoserra, a 50/50 Barbera and Nebbiolo blend, many years back in Giuseppe Turi’s Putney restaurant ‘Enotecal Turi’.
This offer is now closed. The two wines listed from L&S in the offer, to which thare are links below, below can still be purchased on this site. Today's Weekend Telegraph has an offer of a mixed case comprising two bottles from each of the six members of THE BUNCH.
From Victoria Moore's column in yesterday's Telegraph, a little raft of recommendations from our last tasting.
Victoria' Moore's article in today's Daily Telegraph includes a good number of stories about L&S.
Wine & the art of seduction - Victoria Moore 'Does it matter what wine is poured when the intention is to seduce? And if so, what bottles might it be good to open? I ask these questions because I was browsing in wine merchants Lea & Sandeman last Friday when a chap, who I’ll call Mr X, walked in and asked for help.
You may have already spotted the article in the Saturday Telegraph which featured their correspondent Victoria Moore with a huge bottle of L&S's smash-hit, quintessential Provence rosé MiP* (Made in Provence) from Domaine Saint Lucie:- :- Photo © Andrew Crowley - The Daily Telegraph 16th June 2012 Victoria wrote "For me, Provencale rosé IS summer.