Wine of the week: 2010 Cahors – Cuvée Cèdre Héritage – Pascal Verhaeghe (Malbec)

By on 26/02/2013

It's been bitterly cold recently and so very much still a hearty red time of the year for which Pascal's Cuvée Cèdre Héritage Malbec is an ideal winter warming fireside partner. Made by the maverick team at Chateau du Cedre - this is made from grapes they buy in rather than grow themselves - 90% Malbec (also known as Cot or Auxerrois) and 10% Merlot.

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Under the Radar Producers – Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot, the cream of the Côte de Nuits

By on 22/02/2013

UPDATE 20/01/14 You can browse all of our current Côte de Nuits listings here on our website. There can’t be too many wine making families with a type of grape named after them, but there exists a strain of Pinot Noir called Pinot Confuron, reflecting a tradition of careful vine selection and propogation in a family history which dates back to the times of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

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The 2013 Annual Bin End Sale – Open!

By on 11/02/2013

  As per tradition (and after a false start due to a technical hitch!) we are pleased to announce our annual bin end sale is now open. There's plenty of great wines in there which is why we hesitate to use the phrase 'Bin End' - so feel free to go ahead and fill your boots, shoes and shopping carts.

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The pursuit of Pinot finds value and variety

By on 06/02/2013

If you agreed to try something tasty in the alcoholic beverage line from the Czech Republic you would, in all probability, be expecting a frothing glass full of chilled bright amber-gold lager beer.  Few of us, Czechs included, would expect to have a glass of wine thrust into our hand.

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2011 Burgundy – the Wine Gang have their say

By on 04/02/2013

The Wine Gang have published a list of their picks from the recent round of Burgundy 2011 tastings and, we are pleased to say, LEA & SANDEMAN's wines have performed predictably well. All prices quoted below are In Bond prices.  For Duty Paid prices and all other conditions please see the LEA & SANDEMAN web-site.

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2011 Burgundy – Jancis recommends

By on 24/01/2013

In these straitened times, splashing out on a few cases of 2011 Burgundy might seem a tad indulgent.  Well, with a miniscule (but, by all reports, excellent) 2012 vintage to follow and the Burgundians making ever more successful overtures toward the Chinese market, it could turn out that 2011 was the smart vintage to buy.

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Where’s my wine day… The team that delivers

By on 24/12/2012

6 am Christmas Eve and all the warehouse and delivery team are at our Battersea warehouse, where the vans are being loaded with the last runs before the Christmas break. And they've done it! On Friday things were looking good first thing, with all the runs fully routed.

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