Lay & Wheeler spring/summer 2022

L&W customer tasting at The Ministry

The metamorphosis of what was once a family outfit in Colchester, then an adjunct to Majestic, continues with many a wine that should be of interest to wine lovers wherever they are based. Above, the recent customer tasting at The Ministry, south London.

Lay & Wheeler is at an interesting stage of its evolution under its new(ish) foreign owners, who are clearly investing in the future, with a new look and own-label wines planned. The company, run by affable and efficient American Katy Keating, has a foothold in Mayfair but its main offices are in Suffolk, where a 114,000 sq...