I met Angela Clifford (the ‘Tongue’) in North Canterbury at Easter this year, and fell in love with this project, with these wacky labels, but above all with the wines.
“London’s award-winning independent merchant has a penchant for the great and the very good from Europe but picks its New World offerings with great care (and success) too, and all of this at very nice prices to boot.”
We wine merchants don’t mind taking our work home with us. We don’t even really mind taking it on holiday…
I have for a long time had a fascination for Italian wines. It isn’t just their quality that interests me; it’s their unquestionable value too.
The Bordeaux ‘place’ has become the market of choice for the release of a few top wines from Italy, Chile and California, largely because of many of these wines’ French connections, and early September is the moment when a number of them are released on the market. Here are three of the best:
Autumn Tasting A big thank you to everyone who attended our Autumn Tasting last week. We were delighted to welcome so many producers from around the globe and have the opportunity to introduce you to them. We hope you enjoyed it too.
Jancis Robinson has just declared the 2013 RIESLING Trocken Weingut Braunewell as her wine of the week, which obviously we are very pleased about as we think this little gem is a great value (£11.95/10.95)
Last few spaces! We are delighted to invite you to join us next Wednesday 9th September at The River Café for a Barbaresco and Barolo tasting dinner with Andrea Sottimano and Matteo Sardagna (Einaudi) - an evening of sublime Nebbiolo and food.
With the arrival of September and some convincingly Autumnal weather it's time to wrap up our summer sale, but every cloud has a silver lining and this is a great opportunity to stock up for the months ahead, so have a good dig around as there's still lots of great bargains still to be had including, but certainly not limited to: - Last Mip in town! [Shops only] A number of MiP Methuselah (6 litres) down from £195.
Whilst it’s not exactly blazing sunshine out there, to warm things up a little we’ve added a handful of great reds to our summer sale from a few of our great producers. There’s still plenty of other wines on offer, so do think ahead and stock up today!
We’re very pleased that Jancis Robinson has chosen Albert Jané Ubeda’s 2012 Acústic Blanc as her wine of the week. Albert visited us recently in May for our Press tasting (for which Jancis has also coincidentally just published her full tasting notes on her website (www.JancisRobinson.com (paywall) – PDF)
A pink Champagne down £9 per bottle, a brilliant (if cosmetically flawed) South African Sauvignon at less than half original price, some white Burgundy down by £20, Claret down by 30%, and fascinating wines from the Rhone, Italy, Australia & California too.