Tag Archives: champagne

The Krug Institute of Happiness

Even if, like me, you have been wise/lucky enough to make your hobby your job and therefore spend most of your time talking about something you feel passionate about for a living, there is no doubt that some days are simply better than others. A couple of weeks ago, we had a perfect example of […]

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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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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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Champagne Philipponnat

I am told it is purely coincidental that two very fine producers, Philliponnat and Gaja, should have happened to be booked to come to our office and present their wines last Thursday, on (our buyer) Nick’s birthday. Be that as it may, neither my colleagues or myself felt the need to give him much grief […]

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New Feature: Wine of the Day

Yesterday, we launched our “Wine of the Day” feature online. We have chosen  a number of wines that we think are particularly interesting – mature wines, great vintages, staff picks from recent en-primeur campaigns, etc. – and are offering these wines at a discounted price for one day only. The first wine we offered – […]

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2002 Bollinger available online

January and February have been very Burgundy focused, but it’s time to move onto something a bit different – although not away from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir altogether.  We now have the newest vintage of Bollinger Grande Année available for sale online. The 2002 vintage in Champagne has been widely heralded as excellent and this example […]

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2002 Dom-Pérignon: Vintage Elegance

The 2002 vintage in Champagne was excellent, creating wines that have a delicious balance of opulence and elegance. We have therefore been eagerly awaiting the release of the 2002 Dom Pérignon and have not been disappointed ­ it is a masterclass in luxuriant vintage Champagne. Currently a little reined in, it needs time to release […]

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