Wine Tasting at Rebellion Brewery 7/3/2020
07 March 2020
Looking for something new? Want to expand your wine knowledge?
Then our weekly wine tasting is perfect for you...every Saturday we
select wines from our range for you to discover.
It's a casual tasting, no pressure and not guided so you can try
whilst browsing the shop. If you needed to know more, our
knowledgeable wine staff will be on hand to offer advice.
Samples will be available from 10am to 5pm each Saturday.
Rebellion Wine Tasting Saturday 7th February 2020
Hole in The Clouds
Marlborough, New Zealand 12.5% abv
This is a fabulous new release Marlborough Sauvignon, and from
2019, a 5-Star vintage. The grapes are grown by a husband and wife
team who've worked for some of the greatest names in the region.
Aromas of guava, lime, mango, cut grass, citrus and a juicy
mouthful of tropical and citrus fruits. Great on its own or
with spicy dishes.
Rainha do Mar 2018
Setubal Peninsula, Portugal 12% abv
Rainha do Mar translates to Queen of the Sea. It's made from the
aromatic, lemony Fernão Pires grape, from the Setúbal Peninsula.
Centuries ago, Vasco da Gama set sail from here and discovered the
sea route to India. Today Setúbal is better known as a surfers'
paradise and a winemakers' nirvana. A sunny climate and cooling
ocean breezes provide perfect grape growing conditions. This white
is deliciously fresh and crisp. Serve chilled like the locals do,
solo or with grilled fish or prawns and a crisp salad.
Campanula Pinot Grigio 2018
Dunántúli, Hungary 12% abv
Wonderfully lemony crisp, Campanula is terrifically refreshing
and top value, too. No wonder it's remained one of our bestsellers
for 15 years.Quintessential Pinot Grigio from a modern cellar and
made by one of Hungary's top winemakers. Enjoy as a glass any time
or with lighter dishes.
Petticoat White Zinfandel 2018
California, USA 11.5% abv
Ripe, fruity with a hint of sweetness, this delightful
Californian rosé is a real charmer. It's made from
California's 'original Zin' (Zinfandel), a grape that produces
dark, brooding, powerful reds, but also this cheeky, fresh pink.
There's ripe strawberry, plum and cassis notes and a mouthwatering
freshness. Enjoy Petticoat chilled, on its own, or with crudités or
something more substantial like grilled prawns with spicy
Posada del Rey
Vino Blanco, Spain 12% abv
A terrific value, crisp dry white made with grapes from Spain's
most famous wine making regions. Posada del Rey has subtle aromas
of Pineapple, Passion fruit and wildflowers. It combines the
zesty lime flavours of Rueda's Verdejo with the melon and
honeysuckle aromas of La Mancha's Viura, and a touch of creamy
richness from Rioja's Malvasia. Lovely on its own, you'll find it
great, too, with Spanish style marinated sardines and other tapas
dishes, lemon chicken or sauced fish.
Simon's Wine of the Month
Salvatore Malbec, Shiraz Durif 2019
Mendoza, Argentina 14% abv
Was £11.49 Now £9.99
A rich, velvety blend of Malbec, Shiraz and Durif, aged for 4
months in French oak barrels. The resulting wine has flavours of
blueberry, blackberry and ripe cherry, with supple tannins and a
long lingering finish. The perfect choice for hearty stews and
Garage Red 2017
Côtes du Rousillon Villages, France 14.5%
The term Garage describes super intense, top end wines crafted
by passionate individuals on a tiny scale, in a space the size of a
garage. This red is crafted from selected parcels of old vine
Syrah, (aka Shiraz) aged for over a year in old oak barrels. The
result is this richly flavoured beauty with fabulous blackberry,
liquorice and toasty spice character. Decant an hour prior to
serving with rich, hearty dishes.
Pays d'Oc, France, 13.5% abv
Rare Cabernet Franc from a 400-year-old estate in the
Languedoc's tucked away Cabardès. The Lorgeril family have been
owners there since 1620 and are immensely proud of their wines.
Silky red fruit with real elegance, a red full of juicy charm.
Great with roast chicken, ratatouille and other Mediterranean
Il Papavero Primitivo 2017
Puglia, Italy 13.5% abv
It's no coincidence the Papavero family of wines are amongst our
customers' favourites. This is the granddaddy of the group, made
purely from Primitivo from a plot of 50-year-old vines, resulting
in very concentrated flavour. ll Papavero Primitivo is a
weighty red, best served with similarly hearty food. Enjoy with
spaghetti and tomato, garlic and basil sauce, or with roast meats
or pork casserole.
Baron de Barbon 2018
Rioja, Spain 13.5% abv
Vintage after vintage, Barón de Barbón proves to be our
bestselling Rioja. It's a lot to do with the wine's enticing berry
aromas, silky texture and luscious flavour. It's classic
Tempranillo with all the hallmark, velvety, toasty flavours that
have made Rioja such a hit. With its mouthfilling, red berry
flavours and fragrant vanilla character, this supple red is most
enjoyable solo or with simple suppers such as grilled lamb chops,
char-grilled vegetable kebabs or chicken.