Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bordeaux – September 2012

Freshly back from a tour of Bordeaux last week, The Lay & Wheeler Management team share their thoughts and experiences Dave’s View Last week, I travelled to Bordeaux with Nick Dagley, our Fine Wine Buyer. I decided to take the scenic route of the Eurostar and TGV, whilst Nick travelled from Luton Airport – I […]

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The 2012 St-Emilion Classification: The perfect compromise?

Bordeaux classifications… what a can of worms they can be. On the one hand you have the 1855 classification of left bank Châteaux, set in stone (apart from one “minor” amend in 1973) and controversial on the basis of its immovability even though times and wines have evidently changed. On the other hand you have […]

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Pomerol Dinner with Moueix at The Zetter Townhouse

We were thrilled to welcome our customers and Edouard Moueix to dinner at London’s Zetter Townhouse last week. A glass of Vilmart’s 2001 Coeur de Cuvée Champagne sharpened our palates and whetted our appetite for the evening ahead. Edouard’s introductory comments on how JP Moueix is a young company (he’s ‘only’ third generation) and how […]

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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

A recent Southern Rhône tasting we organised for a famous bank’s staff Wine Society included a mini vertical of 3 mature vintages from Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. All three of them showed great family resemblance beyond vintage differences, which we took as a great testament to the respect of the fruit and the terroir at […]

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Is there still shine in trading fine wine?

Fine Wine market update from Senior Wine Advisor Will Hepworth As the summer break draws to a close for many of us now returning suitably refreshed to our desks it is with some anticipation that we chart a course away from the August doldrums towards (hopefully) a final quarter of the year that will bring […]

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