Tasting Bordeaux, Wine Gifts & Wayne runs for The Children’s Trust

Fellow Wine Lovers,

It has taken a few weeks but I have finally managed to wrestle The Weekly Wine from Alex. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the kind tips, words of encouragement, expressions of incredulity, and general support that you all expressed when Alex begged help to find me a spot in the London Marathon.

Thanks to your efforts and suggestions I’m in! I have secured a gold bond place with The Children’s Trust, who are Britain’s leading charity for children with brain injury. Training has started in earnest and we will give you regular updates on our progress, or not depending how interesting we can make it. Thus far we have both run a bit, my new trainers already have 350km on the clock and Alex is at the trainer shop this morning!

My wife has already decided that she has become a running widow! She was less keen on joining the Sunday runs, but any of you can join in the fun should you like, just get in touch and we’ll arrange some training runs in January!

Corporate Gifts

I know that Guy Fawkes is still warm, and there maybe a few pieces of Jalebi or Kaju Katli left over from Diwali, but time waits for no-one. This is an unapologetic seasonal sales pitch.

We received an order this week from a corporate client ordering some wine for their staff for Christmas. Now if that wasn’t you, but it was something you were thinking about, just think of this as a nudge. We can deliver locally for you, use couriers for further afield, we can even send a magnum! In the past we have gift packed Claret and Chablis, sent mixed cases to Essex, Kent and Northumberland, not to mention Cognac to Bermondsey!

Come in, tell us what you’d like and we’ll sort it out for you. Being earlier gives us more opportunity to help and more opportunity to order extra stock as required. We’re much less crowded than Fortnum & Mason, but possibly less good on the oysters for lunch afterwards!

Dinner Party?

We matched some wines to a dinner party menu for a client this week. We can do the same for you just bring us (or email) your menu and we’ll put together wines to partner your meal and even deliver them. Sadly Alex has declined all opportunities to do the dishes, but we’ll keep asking him! Why not start off with a glass of Ruinart?

Bordeaux Tasting

A big thanks to all who enjoyed our Bordeaux tasting last night, our chum Jeremy did us proud. All the wines were showing well, but I particularly enjoyed the Ch. Faizeau 05 Montagne St Emilion (£25.99) that has opened up a lot since last time I tried it.

Tasting This Weekend

Well following on from a successful Bordeaux tasting last night we thought we’d just bat on in the same vein. Chateau Fourcas Dupré 04, Listrac Medoc (£21.49) would be a good place to start. Some of you may remember Jane Macquitty gave it a rave review in The Times earlier in the year. We’ll also roll out Chateau Thieuley 2006, AC Bordeaux (£15.49). Then we’ll just spoil you with Chateau Cameron 2007, Sauternes (£11.49).

Have a great weekend all!


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