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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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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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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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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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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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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N49 Newsletter early May

May 3, 2014
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Here’s the May Newsletter: May 3 2014                                                 Newsletter #49 View this email in your browser Hi Wine Lovers,     its business as usual for us over the extended May Day Weekend and a bumper edition full of free gifts, sales, updates and NEW products announcements. See below for Wine of the Month (Fernway Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc) […]

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New Year: New Wines

January 21, 2013
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The wine world map covered by LWwines, continues to expand in reach and strengthen in depth. We have been busy behind the scenes extending our range into areas and styles, once lacking…

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NewsFlash #30: Feb ’13: Theatre&Wine

February 20, 2013
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LWwines is an Expat run family wine business catering to Expats in Shanghai. We rarely advertise. Word of mouth mainly. For 3 years we have supported charities such as Mi Fan Mama & Shanghai Rep Theatre. They kindly share emails of those who show interest in our services (entering Prize Draws, etc: likely how we came by yours). We hope you don’t mind. Read on to see how you can make great savings o

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Newsflash #36: June ’13

June 14, 2013
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A Final, Final Spring promotion: This Flash Sale runs June 14th to 19th. You may combine any these 15 selected wines with any of the monthly special offers at the bottom of the newsletter, so long as the minimum order value is reached. See conditions.

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NewsFlashSale #45 Beat the Baseline Price rises…NOW CLOSED

February 24, 2014
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Here is the NewsFlashSale announcing our 72 hour flash sale on February 24th of 30 wines. Heads up. The sale launch has coincided with alarming evidence that Base Prices are set to go through the roof on some commodities, especially imported wines. Indeed we have recently seen some huge wholesale & distributor cost increases in the lower end of the market. Rises of up to 90 and 100% have occurred. We are worried. No point denying it.

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Newsletter #14: Jan ’12

January 6, 2012
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Happy New Year. Here are our latest articles and goodies on offer…The Top 30 wines of 2011…Article: How to Choose Wine: part 3….Article Party Etiquette: part 2….#1 Best Wine of 2011….Mixed case offer: Second Taster Pack

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Newsletter #18: Mar ’12

March 16, 2012
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welcome to the springiest and most optimistic newsletter, half way point for our busiest month of the year so far with links that actually work! (Don’t get me started on I.T). You can still catch the last scheduled Italian Wines :

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Newsletter #29: CNY Spring Festival ’13

February 14, 2013
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To get you over the wintry mood or to wile away the rest of the holidays, here’s a mixed gaggle of news snippets, reminders, predictions, Special Offers (some, for the last time) & excerpts from forthcoming articles (news, gripes & sleuthing).

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Newsletter #30: Mar ’13

March 11, 2013
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As the wine market begins its Spring migration towards increased white wine consumption via some rose action, we present for March huge discount savings off the Market price, which I do laboriously calculate. This month new articles, new news and most importantly (?) some bargain prices.

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Newsletter #32: Apr ’13

April 7, 2013
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Hi, Wine Lovers, Don’t worry if you missed out on last week’s 3 day Spring sale: The next one is scheduled for a couple of weeks time on just 10 top selling wines at secret, silly prices: As before, these flash sales are open to existing customers only. You have to be in to win(e). […]

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Newsletter #35 June ’13

June 1, 2013
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a few tasty morsels (offers, articles & infographics) to tide us over the last stumble to the summer break. I would like to thank all our customers for the 2012/13 bumper year, and to welcome all our new clients into the fray. It has been a real pleasure to meet & rekindle these relationships.As we grow, we truly hope to keep sight of the friends we have made; providing the service we love.

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Newsletter #46 March ’14

April 7, 2014
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Here the March 2014 Newsletter: or Here in a browser window. March Newsletter 46 Hello Everyone, March to June is our busiest time of the year. Christmas until now was spent exploring many new wines, revisiting old favourites to see how they were getting along & planning the next 12 months. Decision making and pleasure […]

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Newsletter 38: Sept ’13

September 11, 2013
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September 2013   Newsletter 38 Welcome back everyone, The warm weather maintains its rather beautiful presence. Expect another month at least of really quite enjoyable temperatures. This period (the busiest of the whole year for LWwines) has kicked off with a host of special offers & treats for those who like the legwork taken out. […]

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Pricing update: beat the price rises: 3 day Spring SALE

March 31, 2013
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We are offering all those lucky customers (who have not gone away for Easter) a chance to reap a nice reward. The following 14 wines are offered at the prices shown for 3 days only: Midnight April 3rd to Midnight 6th.

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Serafino LIVES! The Full case option has returned

April 12, 2014
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We are re-instating the previous full line-up to this case, we thought was gone forever. Watch soon for us changing this case back to the familiar landscape of 1x Barolo, 2x Barbars and 3x each of Gavi, Barbers and Dolcy. A Northern Italian Fantasy Case. Just ask if you want the revised format before we change the graphics and pricing code.

Price: ¥1,100

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Spain remains ‘excellent value’

March 26, 2014
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Spain = Bargains I have been loving my Spanish odyssey this winter. We’ve had wines to test, regions to explore, sales to run and blank faces* to ignore. Yet more international websites continue to state the case we have been banging on about for over 2 years. Snooth has released an article every few weeks […]

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