Fernandez & Wells

The story continues...
This was the week of La Feria, the annual horse fair, which is an excuse to party and drink a lot of sherry - as well as put on all your flamenco finery.

This was the week of La Feria, the annual horse fair, which is an excuse to party and drink a lot of sherry - as well as put on all your flamenco finery.

Pictures from a trip to Jerez in May and the cellars of one of the best boutique bodegas, Fernando de Castilla. Some delicious sherries and generous hospitality from the MD Jan Petterson (also a keen fisherman!)

A summer’s evening in La Part des Anges, a newish little restaurant in Chinon, with a bottle of Fiona Beeston’s Perfectly Drinkable.. a tribute to her Dad who has a tendency to give that ‘label’ to wines he approves of! Satisfactory all round…

A summer’s evening in La Part des Anges, a newish little restaurant in Chinon, with a bottle of Fiona Beeston’s Perfectly Drinkable.. a tribute to her Dad who has a tendency to give that ‘label’ to wines he approves of! Satisfactory all round…

So here it is, first samples in bottle arrived in London, along with a bottle of ‘vin de presse’ which has been described as ‘wonderfully quaffable’

So here it is, first samples in bottle arrived in London, along with a bottle of ‘vin de presse’ which has been described as ‘wonderfully quaffable’

Very exciting to taste the first ever vintage of the ‘Eminence Grise’ 2011, from barrel in the ‘cave’ just behind the house (due to be bottled in late autumn). Early days but shows great promise..!

Was very sorry to have missed going down for the recent ‘vendange’, the 2012, just last Saturday 20th.

Staying with friend Fiona Beeston at Clos des Capucins - the view of the old town, the Chateau and the River Vienne is just spectacular. In fact was tempted with an early morning swim..!

Staying with friend Fiona Beeston at Clos des Capucins - the view of the old town, the Chateau and the River Vienne is just spectacular. In fact was tempted with an early morning swim..!

Flashback to early summer and a visit to the loveliest vineyard in Chinon.

Finally opened on Monday - 22nd October 2012!

First pictures of the new shop in South Kensington.

First pictures of the new shop in South Kensington.