This Valentine’s Day, D&D London will launch its annual Love Wine list, offering discerning diners the chance to enjoy an exciting range of wines. Each restaurant’s sommelier has carefully chosen wines they personally love and want to share with guests – and their individual Love Wine selections will be available until Sunday 2 March.
The full 2014 Love Wine list includes more wines than ever before from world-famous producers and new wave wineries. Le Pont de la Tour has the greatest price range, from £27 for the 2012 Catherine and Pierre Breton Bourgeuil ‘Trinch!’ (Loire, France) to £3,900 for a jeroboam of the 1978 vintage of world famous Petrus from Bordeaux.
The excellent 2010 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge from Languedoc is available for £40 in an all-French selection at Almeida in Islington; while at south bank restaurant, Skylon, head sommelier Alexis Meszoly shows his love of America’s “golden state” with a predominantly Californian selection including the 2009 Heitz Cellar Ink Grade Zinfandel, also for £40. Frederic Ahuir, wine manager at Chelsea’s Bluebird has chosen favourites from his native Loire Valley, including the 2011 Montlouis sur Loire Domaine Taille aux Loups for £39.50.
Tomasz Kuszneruk, at Plateau in Canary Wharf, has an international list incorporating wines from Croatia, Canada and a 2009 Miolo Merlot Terrior from Serra Gaúcha in Brazil for £35. At £39, a 2007 Vall Lach from Priorat, Spain, stands out on the list at Sauterelle in The Royal Exchange. Olivier Marie, head sommelier at Coq d’Argent has the 1996 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers Etienne Grivot, from Burgundy for £125.
The majority of D&D London restaurants, including renowned Coq d’Argent, Launceston Place and Le Pont de la Tour, will take part in the company-wide initiative alongside neighbourhood favourites such as Bluebird and Orrery.
Des Gunewardena, Chief Executive, D&D London, said: “Our sommeliers are seeing Londoners’ interest in and passion for wine continue to grow, and this year’s Love Wine selection reflects the broadening of our customers’ tastes. There are some tremendous wines on the list from all over the world – some of the biggest names in the business like Petrus, and also some really exciting wines from emerging producers that are not so well known.”
The full 2014 Love Wine list can be viewed at: www.danddlondon.com/love-wine