N54: 2 Golden Week Flash Sales: CLOSED

September 24, 2014
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As we always like to treat our regulars while looking to meet (attract) new customers into our unique and almost ‘not for profit’ club……for Golden Week we are running 2 sales concurrently, for you to load up your cellars prior to the onset of the always incredibly extended SH holiday season (October to March with […]

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# WINE CLUB: 4 Noble Journeymen (Tier 1) 12 btls: ¥2100 / 2 months

April 1, 2017
WINE CLUB 4Noble Journeymen (Tier 1)

A carefully selected, solid cast. The 4 most popular grapes. What better way to have a store of quality, everyday drinking red and whites delivered automatically to your door each month with Free Delivery*. 1st purchase buys 2 deliveries. Cancel anytime.

Price: ¥2,100

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# WINE CLUB: Standard Monthly 12: ¥2400 / 2 months

March 21, 2017
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Join our Wine Club for 20%+ discount every Month with Free Delivery & Sparkling Wine Saver Free Gift (first visit). First purchase is for 2 months (subsequent COD payments are 1 month in advance). ¥1200 per month: That’s a saving of ¥80 off our standard price; ¥250 off the market price. Cancel any time.

Price: ¥2,400

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# Wine of the Month : February

February 11, 2015
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This month, 2 wines: Both in tier 1! Enrico Serafino Barbera D’Asti 2011 Piedmont, Italy For us, this is the most interesting sub-¥150 wine in Shanghai. Big Statement? Well, it is more refined and interesting than anything costing ¥40 to ¥60 more, from both the old and new world. Astonishing quality at an astonishing price […]

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2011 Wine Region of the Year: Rioja

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glorious news…about time this region got attention…relevant to us in Shanghai, with so many over-hyped, over-priced French wines. …commentators spotting the values in Italy & Spain and calling it.

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2012 Wine Region of the Year: Ribera del Duero

April 7, 2013
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Brilliant. 2 years running a Spanish Region takes the crown. Find out why and is anyone else paying attention. How long can we keep banging on about Spain’s value and quality before someone starts to take proper notice.

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About Us: Consultation Visits

May 14, 2016
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This service will appeal to clients expecting a budget in the region of upwards of ¥50,000.

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About Us: LWwines’ Edge

January 3, 2017
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We are fully independent. No gimmicks, flashing nonsense, pop-ups, unrelated ads or eternal sales pitches from us. So, both regular wine buffs and infrequent wine drinker novices choose us. We do what we say we will do. I know: that’s a small miracle anywhere, but here in SH, doubly so. Don’t just take our word for it. Ask around. Customers should shop around though; browse elsewhere: Keep an eye out. Then recognise for themselves, our worth. It’s a healthy way to be.

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About us: Our Shipping Policy: FREE DELIVERY

January 18, 2017
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Our Shipping Policy Explained For 2016 we have further reduced the required spend to qualify for Free delivery in all zones. We ship with FREE Delivery throughout Shanghai, when geographical minimum order amounts are met. However, fees positively influence reductions in the number of journeys made to locations. For clearer pricing, fewer Shanghai traffic journeys and […]

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About Us: Testimonials

March 24, 2017
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Thank you for all these kind comments. It means a lot. “There’s been masses of talk about fake wine in the new supermarkets on jinfeng on the community wechat yesterday , I have posted your details.”Lilah” now a powerful advocate. “We are moving to the US. Thanks for being our Wine Man in Shanghai. Wish […]

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About Us: Why We Are Here

June 22, 2016
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We supply the wines that 30 years of product knowledge tells us are the right wines, at the right prices: Free of bankrupt or out of date stock, counterfeits and dodgy deals. We let others occupy that murky world. We even talk about it.

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Autumn 2015: Some New Wines

September 3, 2015
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(excerpt from September Newsletter N76) …to whet the appetite here are some 50+ of the new wines we are introducing this Autumn & Winter. Not all are full size bottles. We’ll let you know about the next batch in the next newsletter (another 50+ from all over the globe). The excitement at getting our paws […]

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Basic Wine Guide : Infographic

April 3, 2017
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Here is a clear simple and pretty well thought out infographic that covers all the major spectra in wine differentiation. by madelinep.  

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Protected: Best Chinese Red Wines (as seen by BBC / Decanter)

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Best value wines in Shanghai?

August 28, 2012
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Value doesn’t mean ‘cheap’, nor poor quality, but ‘particularly notable quality for the price”. Many wines cross our desks: selected by us & recommended to us. Here’s 30 of the best value, quality fine wines in Shanghai, from RMB75.

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Blind Tastings: an objection to a subjective view: redux

August 26, 2016
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For the most part, groups often displayed elements of disharmony, brought about by some perceived skill and knowledge disparity. Rather than an open, exploratory forum fostering growth; simplistic, defensive positions often arose. In short, attendees felt unsettled during the experience and I had no desire to be in a room full of people who either didn’t want to be there or who wanted to crow louder than anyone else

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Chinese wines in Buckingham Palace?

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No it’s not an April fool. Published last week in Britain. From the Guardian, UK The British Queen’s vintner has become the first major UK retailer to give the Chinese wines a permanent place on its shelves. Berry Brothers & Rudd, which has a shop and cellars near St James’s Palace, will begin selling four […]

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Christmas Future at Present

October 30, 2013
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I know it’s early to mention this but Christmas preparation comes early for expats. To help make sure customers are aware of the values around the world for this years upcoming Christmas Dinner (and the like), here’s a little guide to just that. What you eat in a Christmas meal tends to be very flavoursome. […]

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Decanter Wine Awards 2013: Our Winning Wines

January 17, 2014
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Some 50+ of our very own wines were among the elite in being commended, as well as winning medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze and special value prizes. And with those winners’ prices starting at ¥90, there’s much to get excited about.

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Fresh as a daisy: Fernway NZ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

April 25, 2014
Fernway Sauvignon Blanc

One of our very favourite white wines and certainly the favourite Sauvignon Blanc in pure value for money among NZ wines. And our customers agree. Initially a single bottle and then they buy a case. And then another case. This is our #4 top selling white wine. NOW 2013.

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Harvest Fever Grows: I remember when…

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Storm Clouds Gather The Wine world is starting to ramp up Harvest Fever. Bordeaux whites grapes are well underway. Reds always need that bit more. I picked grapes in France and Switzerland 25 years ago during September and October, 1987.  It was a most satisfyingly beautiful and terrible experience. A Tail of Two Pickings In […]

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Immersion Therapy?

January 28, 2012
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“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” said Will Rogers. In 2011, Oddbins, the world’s greatest wine retail merchant, IMHO, collapsed after struggling for years in the face of stiff competition from supermarkets, has since risen from the ashes, to bring added value to a wine world often wearied by mediocrity…

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Magic Happens!

February 20, 2015
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Years ago, I remember searching high and low through an inordinate number of UK and NZ wine outlets in my quest for older Bin Ends of merit, vintages or oddities. Opportunities were out there, like in the many dusty second hand vinyl records store which saw far much too much of me.

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Mifan Mama Charity Fundraiser Cookbook

March 5, 2013
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Getting on for a year ago, I was asked by Mifan Mama to contribute food and wine pairings for their (then) forthcoming charity fundraiser ‘Secrets of Dot’s Kitchen’ Cookbook This from Mifan Mama’s website. A couple of our volunteers Dot Jenkinson and Julie Garrett have been busy putting together a cookbook named ‘Secrets from Dot’s Kitchen’.  […]

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Mifan Mama Charity Fundraiser Cookbook: WINS AWARD! UPDATE

May 26, 2014
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It’s absolutely fantastic news to announce that the Charity cookbook we were asked to contribute to last year has won an AWARD! We provided some lovely wine pairings* for a good number the dishes in the book: some unconventional, others, less so, that could be achieved in the notoriously unhelpfully scaled kitchens of Shanghai. Secrets […]

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Min Mirage Bar (Huacao): A New Bar CLOSED

February 24, 2013
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If you live local to Huacao you may be interested to visit a new bar, called Min Mirage Bar. At the moment, throughout February they are throwing caution to the wind and offering a buy 1 get 2 deal on everything! Downstairs they have a straightforward long L-Shaped bar set-up with very comfortable high-backed stools […]

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N43: LWwines Thanksgiving selloff

November 21, 2013
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PROMOTIONS View this email in your browser Dear Wine Lovers, A FLASH SALE of overstocks, old favourites, top sellers & award winners. Open to everyone between November 18th & 24th. Combine any ofthese 24 selected wines with any of the monthly special offers at the bottom of the newsletter, so long as the minimum order […]

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N48 FlashSALE Newsletter end of April

April 26, 2014
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Announcing: our 2nd Spring FLASHSALE just for our existing private customers; these 24 wines from 12:00 today (Friday 25th April) and until the stock limit is sold.Wine descriptions are found on their individual web pages. Prices start at ¥54!

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