Big Monthly Wine Tasting - 4th August

04 August 2018

Looking for something new? Want to expand your wine knowledge? Then our big monthly wine tasting is perfect for you... On the first Saturday of the month we select 8 to 10 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.

  

Wine Tasting Saturday 4th August 2018

 

La Nantaise Reserve 2017

Muscadet DOC, Loire, France 12% abv

£9.49 (was £10.99)

Crisp, fresh and lemony with a tang of the ocean. Muscadet is one of France's most distinctive and refreshing wines. A portion of the wine is aged on the lees adding softness and complexity. Serve chilled with seafood and summer salads…or enjoy alone!

 

Heritage Semillon 2016

Barossa, Australia 11% abv

£11.99

Made by one of the most respected winemakers in the Barossa Valley, Steve Hoff, with minimal intervention. Heritage Semillon was crafted with 10% of the fruit fermented in American oak barrels. The wine is fresh and lemony, the citrus palate, rounded and softened by that small amount of oak. A great accompaniment to roast chicken, fish and veal.

 

Bees Knees Chenin Blanc Viognier 2016

Western Cape, South Africa 13% abv

£10.49 (Buy 6 get a 7th free)

This zesty white's causing quite a buzz with many rave customer reviews. It's from the talented Gabb family and combines Cape speciality Chenin Blanc with soft, aromatic Viognier. Ripe and racy with irresistible tropical fruit and honeysuckle aromas. Serve chilled with fish or chicken and mango salad.

 

Prince De Dulphey Cremant

Burgunday, France 12% abv

£15.99

Sparkling Cremant de Bourgogne is Champagne by another name! Made in exactly the same way as the finest Champagnes, in the region next door, these wines offer excellent value for money. A fine fizz, with a creamy mouthfeel and flavours of toasted brioche, peach and apricot. Delicious on it's own or with canapes, this is a perfect party fizz.

 

P.S Petillant De Syrah

France, 11% abv

£10.49 (Buy 6 get a 7th free)

P.S is a huge favourite with staff and customers alike, it's lightly sparkling, very refreshing and a quarter of the price of rose Champagne! Fresh as a bowl of strawberries and just as moreish. This wine is great for any occasion - just serve well chilled. We would recommend it as an aperitif with grilled prawns, salads or an Eton mess at the end of a meal.

 

Pillastro Rosato 2016

Puglia, Italy 13% abv

£9.99

Deliciously fresh, floral and berry scented rosato from Puglia's super-hero grape Primitivo.          Crisp, elegant with bright berry fruit flavours and a hint of spice. Perfect on its own and goes well with almost anything!!

Wine Tasting Saturday 4th August 2018

 

Aluado Alicante Bouschet 2016

Alicante, Portugal 12.5% abv

£9.99

The velvet black Alicante grape plays a minor role in many of Portugal's reds but José Neiva Correia decided to give it centre stage. They said he was 'aluado' ('loony') but the ever inventive José Neiva Correia has proved his doubters wrong, winning many awards in the process. 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. Aluado is a rich, velvety red, great solo or served with roast meats (try lamb or pork) or a herby casserole.

 

Poggio Vipere 2015

Tuscany, Italy 13.5% abv

£9.99 (Buy 6 get one free)

This is a stylish fruit filled red that just loves pasta dishes and delivers top value for money. It's Sangiovese blended with some barrel aged Merlot and from a vintage with record ripeness. Ripe in style with glorious plum and cherry flavours

 

Bees Knees Merlot 2015

Western Cape, South Africa 13.5% abv

£9.99 (Buy 6 get one free)

Bees Knees Merlot is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the sun drenched vineyards of South Africa's Western Cape.  It's a soft, fruity wine with a hint of oak. A great wine to enjoy on its own or to serve with a casual supper.

 

Corsiero Nero Di Troia 2016

Puglia, Italy 13% abv

£9.99

A rare taste of the grape Nero di Troia, one of Puglia's finest grapes, more often found in pricey DOC blends, but here solo in all its glory. No need to blend it with softer varieties - gently pressed and carefully vinified, it makes a seductively deep fruit flavoured, rich aromatic red. Corsiero is perfect with pasta, pizza or good old British BBQ food.

 

Le Champ Des Etoiles 2017

France 13.5% abv

£10.99

All the charming silky red fruit and scent of Burgundian Pinot Noir without paying the earth. This smooth and easy drinking Pinot with aromas of raspberry and red cherry with lovely earthy, leafy hints. This wine is beautiful at room temperature, but at this time of year is also gorgeous lightly chilled. Serve lightly chilled at summer BBQ parties or at room temperature with mushroom dishes, game and chicken.

 

 

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IPA

Strength: 3.7%
Copper & easy drinking

 
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Peacemaker

Strength: 4.2%
Pale & Citrus

 
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Gold

Strength: 4.4%
Gold & hoppy

 
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Winter Royal

Strength: 5.4%
Ruby & warming

 
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Lager

Strength: 4.4%
Crisp & refreshing

 
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Roasted Nuts Extra

Strength: 5.8%
Deep ruby, complex & flavoursome

 
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24 Carat

Strength:5%
Golden, hoppy & bittersweet

 
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Blonde

Strength:4.3%
Golden & Refreshing

 
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Red

Strength: 4.5%
Deep red & malty

 
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