Join the Paxton & Whitfield cheesemongers in this fun and informative cheese tasting. You’ll be tasting these delicious cheeses (delivered to you in advance), whilst learning about them from expert cheesemonger, Annie Meakin.
Over the last two decades, rosé went from being a side product of red wine production to a real lifestyle phenomenon. Especially in Provence, it brought fame and fortune. With it came standardization in style, light color and a reputation for being the superb summer companion. However, today a rising number of vintners prove that rosé can be much more than just a swimming pool match, opening the path for a brilliant renaissance that might bring new perspectives to wine lovers.
Long a highly-respected but under-the-radar favourite of the cognoscenti, more recently San Leonardo is achieving the global prominence it richly deserves. Critics are united in praise with Jancis Robinson saying San Leonardo is “Surely the most successful Bordeaux blend of Northern Italy” and The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner calling it “… one of the great wines of Italy… Sassicaia and San Leonardo seem like brothers separated in childhood”.
The inspiring alliance between nature and tradition has succeeded in interpreting and preserving for our times an unspoilt jewel.
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Larry Stone, Master Sommelier and owner of Lingua Franca, explores the climate and location of the Willamette Valley and why it is arguably the best place outside Burgundy to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The best sites of the Willamette Valley are those based on Columbia River Basalts, uplifted volcanic soils that offer an excellent structure, water holding capacity and microbiome for growing complexly flavored and balanced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Swiss born Joelle Nebbe-Mornod grew up near Lausanne, Switzerland. Joelle is a physicist with a career in the e-commerce and the tech sector in the UK before launching Alpine Wines in 2012, bringing heroic wines from all around the Alps to the UK market.