Lionel Gosseaume’s Exceptional Loire White

By on 11/12/2012

Bring a bit of real summer to this dark time of year with some of this amazing white. It includes a variety聽which聽might test even the authors of the new great tome 'Wine Grapes',聽(Jancis Robinson MW, Julia Harding MW聽and Swiss botanist Dr Jos茅 Vouillamoz).

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Ham & High

By on 08/12/2012

Nice note from Liz Sagues in the Ham & High this week:- "I鈥檇 planned to write about several more excellent independent merchants here, but there is room only for a quick focus on one, Lea & Sandeman (shops in Chelsea, Kensington, Barnes and Chiswick, online at www.

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Terras d’Alter December baker’s dozen offer

By on 30/11/2012

Many of our customers have been very happy to be introduced to the great value wines from Terras d'Alter over the last year. Obviously we would like even more people to try them, and unsurprisingly so would the winemaker, Peter Bright. Peter's Aussie origins are evident in the聽fresh fruit and聽clean brightness of all of these wines.

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By on 22/11/2012

We have聽had Andrea Sottimano (from the eponymous wine estate in Piemonte) going round the shops and various restaurant customers this week, tasting his wines, culminating in a聽dinner at Quo Vadis.聽And they are just great. The Barbarescos (Barbaresci?) (no - appparently 'Barbareschi' is correct)聽are awesome, but it is clear from our tastings that these young wines聽they do benefit from being opened early if possible.

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Wine Dinner at the River Cafe with Castello del Terriccio

By on 17/11/2012

SOLD OUT On Thursday 13th December we are hosting our final wine dinner of 2012, in one of our favourite dining rooms in London, the private room at the聽River Caf茅, with the wines of Castello del Terriccio. Patrick Sandeman was the first 'outsider' (not from the estate staff) other than the consultant oenologist Carlo Ferrini, to taste these wines, back in the early '90s.

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Katie Sandeman appointed Director of Lea & Sandeman

By on 15/11/2012

Following the tragic death of聽Patrick Sandeman, his wife Katie, who has always been an integral part of the Lea & Sandeman, has been appointed a director of the Company. I am absolutely delighted that Katie has聽accepted to become my co-director. Katie joined Lea & Sandeman聽at the very start.

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