Sauvignon Blanc Fit For A King!

The King of Norway, King Harald V, was imbibing a glass of 2009 Levin Sauvignon Blanc at the Bar of The Capital whilst waiting for the Queen Sonja and Princess Martha Louise  to join him for lunch. When I ask him if he was enjoying the Sauvignon Blanc he said, ‘Yes, very much.’ Perhaps it’s breaking royal protocol to report, but it gave Madame L quite a thrill!

Indulgence !

We have had an amazing foodie week here in the UK, whilst our 2013 vintage is happily fermenting in France!  Saturday we were lucky to get a table with Tom Kerridge at the Hand & Flowers in Marlow – British Pub Food at its 2 Michelin star best.  Lovely to start with a great cider and Lovage Soup with Bramley Apple, Smoked Eel, and Ham and Cheese Tortellini, followed by slow Cooked Duck Breast with Savoy Cabbage, Duck Fat Chips and Gravy – I was dreaming of this dish matched with Madame L Gamay!

The wonderful Brown’s Hotel hosted the ‘Hotelier of the Year’ and indulged us with Dom Perignon, Caviar and a “Britindia Banquet”.  Wonderful food, wonderful staff with a great restaurant.

Our very own Outlaw’s at The Capital Hotel, Chef Pete Biggs and Nathan Outlaw wowed us with Raw Scallops & Bacon, Apple & Beetroot, matched to ourSauvignon Blanc 2009, Levin, Loire Valley, France.  My personal favourites, Monkfish with Parsley & Garlic, Leeks & Mushrooms, Lobster Risotto with Orange & Basil and Lobster Dressing…….. my husband David dislikes photos of food, but for once I must disagree, I think they look great!

Lunch at the new Foxlow in Clerkenwell yesterday proved that this city just keeps delivering an amazing range of restaurants, great food – sticky 10 hour slow cooked beef rib with Kimchi, crispy 5 pepper squid, and loved the She + T (Sherry & Tonic), great staff, and another hit for Will Beckett and Huw Gott ……..all they need now is a fabulous organic Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley ………… wonder where they can get that from?

Not Just Sauvignon Blanc!

Whilst we our renowned for our Sauvignon Blanc, our Gamay is creating waves of it’s own. Madame L Gamay, with her silky, lustrous texture, seductive aromas of rose petals, violets and cherry with hints of spice & nougat.  Hand picked and foot treaded, this wine has a seductive attraction.