Weekly Wine Tasting - 21st April

21 April 2018

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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.

 

Tasting Notes...

 

Drakenskloof Pinotage 2016

Western Cape, South Africa 14% abv

£9.49

This big, rich, spicy red is as close as you could hope to come to the essence of South African wine. Winemaker Frans Smit used old-vine fruit for extra intensity and aged the wine in a combination of American and French oak, softening the tannins and adding notes of spice to the ripe berry flavours. Smooth enough to be enjoyed on its own, but even better with rich food such as chorizo and butter bean casserole or spicy ribs.

 

Selección Especial Numerada 22 Crianza 2013

Rioja, Spain 13.5% abv

£9.99

Superb Rioja crafted by a star winemaker and offered to us at a great deal price, hence its remarkable value. It's not often that happens in Rioja - this is a real one-off from a celebrated winery. A year in premium oak lends toasty complexity. This is a 5 star Rioja, loaded with berry fruit, moreishly silky and shot through with spicy oak nuances. As equally suited to a summer barbecue as to a winter hot pot or a slow roasted lamb shank.

 

Palacio de Menade 2016

Castilla y Leon, Spain 13% abv

£9.99

Spain makes dazzling white wine, too! Try this one made with Sauvignon Blanc and vivacious Verdejo. With Vibrant aromas of fresh mown grass, peach and lime zest, and breezy, citrus and apricot freshness it's perfect for pairing with fresh seafood, canapés or a smoked salmon salad. 

 

Dominio de los Duques Brut Cava

Requena, Spain 11.5% abv

£11.49

Most Cava is produced by big wineries in Catalonia, but here's one from a small producer based near Valencia, determined to outclass its northern neighbours. This fine sparkling wine was aged for 12 months to ensure richness and complexity. It has very small bubbles (a sign of quality), a refreshing stone fruit character and elegant floral notes.

Serve chilled on its own or with tapas.

 

 

 

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IPA

Strength: 3.7%
Copper & easy drinking

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 36 Pint Polypins
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Peacemaker

Strength: 4.2%
Pale & Citrus

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 36 Pint Polypins
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Gold

Strength: 4.4%
Gold & hoppy

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 36 Pint Polypins
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Winter Royal

Strength: 5.4%
Ruby & warming

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
 
 

Lager

Strength: 4.4%
Crisp & refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

Roasted Nuts Extra

Strength: 5.8%
Deep ruby, complex & flavoursome

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

24 Carat

Strength:5%
Golden, hoppy & bittersweet

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
 

Blonde

Strength:4.3%
Golden & Refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
 

Red

Strength: 4.5%
Deep red & malty

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
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