Weekly Wine Tasting - 28th April
28 April 2018
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.
Drakenskloof Pinotage 2016
Simon's wine of the Month!! Western Cape, South Africa
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.
Aluado Alicante Bouschet 2015
Lisbon, Portugal 13% abv
They said he was 'aluado' ('loony') but the ever inventive José
Neiva Correia has proved his doubters wrong. Alicante Bouschet
produces some of the world's deepest coloured wines and is often
used to enhance Portugal's top reds. Here you find it in its pure
form thanks to José. Ripe damson and blackberry with a hint of
coffee and cinnamon, it's a rich wine best served with roast meats
(try lamb or pork) or a herby
Aluado Chardonnay 2015
Estremadura, Portugal 12.5% abv
If you enjoy a white with a real zip of freshness accompanied by
appealing ripe fruit, this ocean cooled Chardonnay from Portugal
will perfectly fit the bill. Using grapes from vineyards
close to the coast, Aluado has lovely ripe peach fruit balanced by
a zing of stony crispness. Just what you want as a glass on its own
or when serving with seafood, salmon or chicken dishes
Brigando Rosé 2016
Lisbon, Portugal 12% abv
Crafted from Portugal's top grape, this is probably the best
value rosé in our range - and it's delicious, too. In this
mouth-watering pink the winemaker uses ripe, juicy Touriga Nacional
for its unmatchable summer fruit character. Perfect for picnics,
with cold meats, chicken, veggie kebabs and so much more.