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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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Focus on South Africa

In the World of Wine as a whole, South Africa holds a very particular place. Its climate is not quite as hot as other “New World” countries but it is definitely warmer than France or Italy, for instance. The resulting wines have a very unique quality and the best examples could be said to combine […]

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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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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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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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Wine of the Day – 2008 Mâcon-Uchizy Les Maranches, Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Today’s wine of the day is from one of the most famous names in Burgundy, Comte Lafon, who have brought their vineyard management and winemaking know-how and talent to the Maconnais, producing excellent wines that punch far above their weight. With a warmer and drier climate than the Côte d’Or, the Maconnais has a number […]

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The Fine Wine Plan

Lay & Wheeler has been running the Fine Wine Plan for many years. A simple way to build a bespoke wine collection for the future, it is an ideal scheme for anyone just dipping their toes into the world of  fine wine, as well as a way for more experienced collectors to purchase the wines they want. With […]

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Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our new blog, which we hope will be an interesting and enjoyable way to keep in touch with everything that’s happening at Lay & Wheeler. We will keep you up to date with our latest offers, news from our buying team, regional updates and, most especially over the next few months, information and […]

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