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.
In January I was fortunate enough to find myself in South Africa for a week which was a fabulous escape from the short, dark days of the UK winter but also a fantastic journey of adventure and learning about this beautiful country.
Last night Charles collected our newest trophy - the Merchant of the Year for London award at this year's prestigious IWC (International Wine Challenge) awards ceremony. Charles Lea and Sam Harrop MW We are delighted to win back London, which we held for four years between 2009 and 2012.
July Special Offer For the next 3 weeks we are pleased to offer special prices on Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Champagne. Please note we can offer our usual case price discount on 6 bottles when bought from one of our shops with an L&S bag for life. Pricing: 75cl bottles £37.
We have long been fans of the very impressive wines from the Lafite Rothschild family made in collaboration with the Catena family in Argentina - the name CARO comes from the two families - CAtena and ROthschild. This wine may well represent their best release to date. 2012 CARO, Barons de Rothschild/Catena, Mendoza "Incredible aromas of spice, cedar, walnut and dark berry.