Lay & Wheeler autumn 2021

Castello di Volpaia

Some serious goodies here. Castello di Volpaia, source of a great-value Tuscan red, pictured above, and below by Juan Trujillo Andrades for Lay & Wheeler.

UK wine merchant Lay & Wheeler, once owned by the Wheeler family of Colchester and briefly allied with Majestic, is in expansionist mode under its new owners, who are described by their employees as international’.

I was happy to taste a range of their current wines recently with buyers Catherine Petrie MW and Robbie Toothill. Petrie’s enthusiasm for the Loire was evident in a good showing from the region and I was most taken...