Lea & Sandeman's ampersand


The humble ampersand can be curiously irritating. Our own Julia Harding is no fan of it, for example – no doubt there are sound editorial and typographical reasons. Others, such as this blogger, seem to have a far more irrational reaction.

Anyway, one British wine merchant have rather championed the ampersand, as their logo illustrates. The recent Lea & Sandeman tasting was similarly quirky, with unusual but valid wines from the likes of Croatia & Catalonia as well as more conventional choices such as Sancerre & Marlborough & Beaujolais.

Not all of them were to my taste, but they did all...