We’ve already said that the UK trade is not terribly enthusiastic about the prospect of a primeur campaign over this summer, and we are not the only ones. “This horrible virus could have been the excuse that the region needed to kick this outdated and increasingly irrelevant ‘buying opportunity’ into the long grass, once and for all.” (Matthew Jukes)
Our latest press mentions in May: The Times, Jancisrobinson.com, Life Spectator, Money Week, The Independent, The Drinks Business, Daily Mail, winepages.com and the Scottish Field. Benefit from our case price discount in red by buying any 12 bottles from this selection - in a mixed case of your design or simply by the dozen.
I am still reeling from the news of the death last week of Denis Durantou, owner and winemaker of Chateau l'Église Clinet, La Petite Église (its second wine) Cruzelles, Montlandrie, La Chenade and Saintayme. He was only 62. I've been so disengaged (delegation) from the last two Bordeaux primeur campaigns, that I didn't even know he was ill.
For this instalment of the recipe blog we are heading down to the beautiful South West and the supremely gifted team of Angus Bell and Katy Mulheir at Restaurant Mine in Falmouth. Angus has a recipe for mushrooms on toast, which with the addition of kimchi, focaccia and wild mushrooms raises it to another level.
Word has been seeping out that the 2019 vintage in Bordeaux is a good one. Not ‘the vintage of the century’ again, but better than 2018, and continuing the long run of successful vintage that Bordeaux has enjoyed, both in terms of quantity and quality.
Next up for our Recipes blog is the super talented Matt Whitfield, Head Chef at The Montagu Arms and the no less talented Sergio dos Santos Head Sommelier, with their flavour packed Chicken curry recipe and mouth-watering wines they would suggest to drink with it. Click here for the recipe.
Supplying great wines to Hotels and Restaurants has been part of Lea & Sandeman’s history for over 30 years and we are feeling their loss keenly, particularly the regular interaction with the dear friends we have made in that time and whose businesses are currently in limbo.
While there are those that would dismiss Rosé as frivolous and just something to quench a thirst at the end of a long day or on a sunny Bank Holiday, we have always held with the view that these wines have so much more to offer given the right partner.
Our latest press mentions in April: Victoria Moore's article exploring a wide array of our wines for Easter. The rosé season is back in the press and our latest 2019 vintage has been tasted (and approved) by The Times and The Daily Mail.
Is there anything that beats a good Dinner Party? Coming together to share delicious food, exciting wines, and lively conversation with friends now seems more essential than ever before – but how to have that experience now? In recent weeks, technology has really stepped up to the plate, changing the way we work, play, and socialise.
Our Wine & Food Pairings for Easter With all that is happening with the world at present it is easy to forget that we are just over a week away from Easter. Whilst probably not at the top of everyone’s priority list, we thought the distraction of focusing on some yummy food and wine would be just what was needed.
This might seem a funny time to be launching a new range, but these are such perfect comfort wines that we just had to get them out there. Read (a lot) more below about the origins of these wines – and the name.