“I arrived in Bordeaux on Sunday to taste the 2013 wines which are being shown en primeur. I think we knew all the way through last year, right from the beginning, that it was going to be a difficult vintage. “Making wine in 2013 was like sailing through a storm,”
On Wednesday 12th February 2014 we are hosting an intimate wine dinner, limited to only eighteen places, in the private dining room of the THOMAS CUBITT in Belgravia, together with Roberto Guerrini Fuligni.
The wines of BODEGA CHACRA presented by Piero Incisa della Rochetta at the RIVER CAFE. A four course dinner in the private dining room of the famous River Café which will consist of antipasti to start and then a choice each of Primi, Secondi and Dolci or cheeses.
“there are four shops – in Chiswick, Notting Hill, Barnes and Chelsea – and a reputation, achieved through a mixture of hard bloody work and elan, for selling distinctive, cleverly sourced wines, in particular from France and Italy. Lea & Sandeman has become a London institution”
LE MACCHIOLE Wine Dinner at the RIVER CAFE Wednesday 23rd October 2013 7.30 pm for 8.00pm dinner A four course dinner in the private dining room of the famous River Café which will consist of antipasti to start and then a choice each of Secondi, cheeses & Dolci.
The Barda 2011 Bodegas Chacra is our best value Pinot Noir, the best value Pinot Noir you will find this side of a day dream.
At the time of the infamous 1985 “antifreeze” scandal a story did the rounds that the Japanese government had briefly and erroneously banned the importation of Australian wine, comedically confusing Australian with Austrian. It was, almost certainly, an urban myth but one does wonder what the fabled and lexicographically challenged Japanese civil servant would have made of Bert Salomon.
Yes I know it's Wimbledon week, but it is still with great surprise that I find we still have a few places available for this exceptional wine dinner on Thursday.
2011 Vintage Port - General Declaration of a Classic Vintage Port vintages are only 'declared' by the shippers/producers when the quality is deemed to be on the very best, and often they do not agree. The 2011 has brought a unanimity seldom seen, and as Jancis Robinson titled her article these are 'The best 2011 reds anywhere'.
We are delighted for all L&S staff to have been made winners of the award for London Wine Merchant of the year for 2011/12. This is inevitably the most hotly contested of the 'regional' awards and we are mightily chuffed to have won for the third year running.
Closing the shop on Christmas Eve (we are open until five tomorrow) is always a challenge and I may have to see if I can sneak off a bit early to get to my favourite carol service. The charm is worth it - the tiny thirteenth century St Philip's church of Little Rollright has no electricity, and so the rare services here are entirely candle-lit.
SOLD OUT On Thursday 13th December we are hosting our final wine dinner of 2012, in one of our favourite dining rooms in London, the private room at the River Café, with the wines of Castello del Terriccio. Patrick Sandeman was the first 'outsider' (not from the estate staff) other than the consultant oenologist Carlo Ferrini, to taste these wines, back in the early '90s.