Monthly Archives: November 2011

Burgundy 2010: Overview and Tasting

With the flurry of activity that there has been recently, our trip to Burgundy seems somewhat distant, but fortunately the wines are so memorable that we have no problems recalling those that we tasted. It is always difficult after one good vintage to find oneself singing the praises of the next and yet it is […]

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Wines for Christmas Drinking and Giving

Christmas is only a few weeks away and, with that in mind, we have put together a temptingly festive list of fine wines. From mature Bordeaux to crisp white Burgundyand beautifully presented Champagne, there are plenty of treats to wrap for your loved ones or to grace your table. Impeccably sourced and stored, all are […]

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Alsace 2009 – Albert Boxler

As we release the 2009 wines from Albert Boxler, our Buying Assistant and envoy to the region back in July, Edwina,  shares her thoughts on this sometimes under-valued corner of the wine world and on this brilliant producer, an old favourite of Lay and Wheeler’s. For specific details on the range of wines offered, click here.  […]

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Burgundy 2010 – Preview

As I write, two teams of Lay & Wheeler’s sales and buying teams are currently in Burgundy, tasting the 2010 vintage. Another team will be travelling out on Monday, to ensure that we have had plenty of opportunity to visit as many domaines as possible. Like the Bordeaux and Rhône from the same vintages, it […]

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Robert Parker’s View on Rhône 2010

Although we have been offering the 2010 vintage Châteauneuf-du Pape for a couple of weeks now, it is always interesting to see Robert Parker’s scores when they come out. We knew from our own tastings that the 2010 vintage was extraordinary and our opinions are supported in his report in The Wine Advocate this week: […]

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