News from the Burgundy front

By on 01/11/2012

I had heard little whispers in the trade along the lines of 'I gather the 2011s are showing pretty well', and taken them with a large dose of scepticism. But my first day of tasting today has left me feeling that the rumours did not say the half of it.

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Saying goodbye to Patrick

By on 07/10/2012

On Thursday 4th October, a Thanksgiving Mass was held for Patrick Sandeman at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street. The last seat in this huge church was taken twenty minutes before the service began, a testament to the wide regard and affection in which Patrick was held.

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The Times on Patrick Sandeman

By on 29/09/2012

The Times obituary of Patrick Sandeman elicited the simple one word response "fantastic" from one of his lifelong best friends today. I could tell you who wrote it, but apparently I'd have to kill you, so we just have to say thank you to the ether for a very professional and felt piece which crammed a lot into the (decent amount) of space.

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Patrick Sandeman

By on 26/09/2012

  Patrick Sandeman Many of you have heard of the terrible news from the weekend. Many have written and emailed and we and Patrick’s family are grateful for it. For those who have not yet heard, it is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Patrick Sandeman died in a skydiving accident on Saturday.

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