Monthly Archives: February 2012

Vega Sicilia: Ribera and Rhubarb

There are occasional days when I take a little look at my life from the outside and think “yes, you know what, you’re a little bit lucky”. Today was one of those days. I really am incredibly spoilt. A colleague and I were invited to the launch tasting of the latest vintage releases from iconic Ribera […]

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Bordeaux 2009: awaiting Robert Parker’s review

Lay & Wheeler’s fine wine trading expert, Al Luffingham, gives his thoughts on the 2009 vintage: 2009 Bordeaux has been pronounced as a great vintage by wine merchants and critics alike, but perhaps by no-one more so than by the renowned American critic, Robert Parker, who last week tweeted “after 33 years of doing this […]

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HSBC ‘French Classics’ Wine Tasting

…tasting for HSBC merchant services yesterday evening, the stunning views were eclipsed by the wines. Highlights included Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV Champagne with its wonderfully elegant citrus and floral driven palate balanced by a fine persistent mousse. Finishing on Clos Saint Jean’s 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a blockbuster of a wine with real power and presence […]

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Rhône 2010 En Primeur Tasting

Following the success of our Burgundy 2010 tasting in London earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 2010 Rhône En Primeur tasting. This is a great opportunity to taste a range of wines from the 2010 vintage, a vintage which continues to impress us throughout the fine […]

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