Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Perfect Marriage?

Lay & Wheeler Wine Advisor Hayley Wright shares her thoughts on selecting the perfect wine for her upcoming nuptials – can you help her choose? After weeks of painstakingly compiling lists, shortlists, guest lists and even lists of lists, my Fiancé and I finally booked a venue for our forthcoming wedding.  There is an overwhelming […]

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Rare Rioja – Great vintages, fine bodegas, a perfect opportunity

As a buyer, sometimes one comes across interesting parcels like this that make one’s life a little more exciting than normal; a large quantity of mature Rioja exclusively from great vintages and top bodegas. This stock has been acquired by a man known only as ‘Fernando’, who ran a very successful catering company supplying high […]

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Terroir and the Battle of the Cabs

“Explain what you understand by the word “terroir” and outline how it manifests itself in different wines from around the world.”  This is one of the essay questions our Wine Advisors Hayley, Paula and Al have to prepare as they apply for enrolment on the WSET Diploma course. Terroir is a complicated and much-debated concept, but […]

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Medal Winners Tasting at New Zealand House 31/07/12

As the eagerly awaited Medal Winners tasting day finally arrived, much excitement was felt as we went up to London, not only to taste the wines but also with the prospect of maybe catching some of the GB/Olympic Buzz. On arrival at New Zealand House we were greeted and signed in then off we went […]

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Tasting – our Autumn Fine Wine Plan selection

Those of you who are already members of our excellent Fine Wine Plan are very likely to have seen our latest offer on their doorstep in the last couple of days. In order to properly launch new fine wine plan offers at the office, we normally get the wines over and have a tasting session, […]

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