Tag Archives: Fine Wine

Château Mouton-Rothschild Dinner

Roux at the Landau,  Monday 12th November 2012 Fourteen guests assembled in the private dining Postillion Room at the Roux at the Landau restaurant. A glass of 1996 Dom Pérignon Œnothèque established a thrillingly high standard for the evening whilst a frisson of excitement rippled around the room as Michel Roux Jnr. introduced himself and […]

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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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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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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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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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2007 Burgundy tasting – Coutts Wine Society

As the 2011 Bordeaux en-primeur campaign starts rumbling, we jumped at the opportunity to get our last fix of fine Burgundy for the next couple of months by presenting a 2007 Burgundy tasting in Coutts’swish office on the Strand.  The 2007 vintage in Burgundy saw summer conditions in the spring (over 30 degrees in April) […]

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Brunello di Montalcino

The recent news stories in the wine press have been very much focused on Brunello di Montalcino, and that prompted us to have a look at the youngest of all of Italy’s great and prestigious wines. In 1888, Ferrucio Biondi-Santi identified a superior clone of Sangiovese, known locally as Brunello (also Sangiovese Grosso), and vinified it […]

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2009 Délas – Outstanding Northern Rhône

While the Délas winery was founded over 150 years ago in the heart of the Côte du Rhône, it was not really until 1997, and the appointment of acclaimed winemaker Jacques Grange, that the wines really began to capture anyone’s imagination. Now among some of the most sought-after wines in the Northern Rhône, the range […]

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Lay & Wheeler Summer Sale Now On

Now that the dust is settling on the Bordeaux 2010 campaign, it’s given us a chance to have a look plan ahead, look at our existing stocks and put together a compelling summer sale. With wines from across the fine wine world,  including Alsace,  Piemonte, Bordeaux and Rhône, and with bottle prices starting at £6.50 […]

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