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2017 Burgundy | Tasting Trip Day Two

By on 07/11/2018

We have an early appointment with Clos de Lambrays this morning so I鈥檒l type fast. It was an (almost) embarrassingly star-studded lineup yesterday, with far too many wines to go into great detail on each. So a word on the vintage itself, which is coming more and more into focus.

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2017 Burgundy | Tasting Trip Day One

By on 06/11/2018

It鈥檚 a beautiful, crisp autumn day as we land in Lyon. After negotiating passport control (the sizeable queue was an ominous portent for life after Brexit), we headed through the fog to the 鈥榗alcaire鈥 time-capsule that is the village of Rully. Our first appointment was at Domaine Jacqueson.

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Domaine Dugat-Py | Wines Of Grandeur & Heritage

By on 21/10/2018

[caption id="attachment_29768" width="600" align="alignright"] L'Aum么nerie, Gevrey Chambertin[/caption] During the 11th century, Abbot Halinard instructed for cellars to be built in Gevrey Chambertin as a store for the Abbey of Saint Benign茅 in Dijon. Nine hundred or so vintages on, the very same vaults shelter the latest batch of exulted offerings from Domaine Dugat-Py.

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2018 Annual Trade Tasting – L&S Team Highlights

By on 28/09/2018

Lea & Sandeman Annual Trade Tasting - Trinity House | September 13th On Thursday 13th September, we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Lea & Sandeman by welcoming 22 producers who poured 175 wines to trade customers and press.

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Ruling the Rooster – A Visit to Fattoria Poggerino

By on 11/09/2018

We have just spent a week careering around the Tuscan countryside like crazed cinghiale, sniffing out聽truffle and guzzling Chianti Classico.聽Everywhere we went, friendly聽black roosters tempted us in like slightly tipsy聽Sirens.聽 The problem is, all roosters are not created equal. That's unsurprising given that Chianti Classico's聽rippling landscape covers nearly 72,000 hectares.

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A Summer Visit to Franciacorta Producer: Corteaura

By on 17/08/2018

Whilst on holiday in Northern Italy this August, I had the pleasure of visiting our Franciacorta producer, Corteaura. We were treated to a in-depth guided tour by Federico, the estate owner, who explained how he had jumped ship from the accounting world to immerse himself in the world of sparkling wine.

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Nyetimber – 2013 Tillington Vineyard – Limited New Release

By on 08/08/2018

2018 marks an important anniversary for Lea & Sandeman as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, but also for Nyetimber, probably England's most famous producer of Sparkling Wine. In 1988, as Charles and Patrick were busy setting up L&S in London, the Nyetimber vines were being planted here in West Sussex.

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