Weekly Wine Tasting - 21st July

21 July 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.

 

Palacio de Menade 2017

Castilla y León, Spain 12% abv

£9.99

If you're a fan of the increasingly brilliant, Sauvignon-like whites of northwest Spain, you'll adore this gem from Castilla y León. What makes it extra special is the unusual blend of Sauvignon and local hero Verdejo, all grassy fresh and lemony.

Palacio's breezy, citrus and apricot freshness is perfect for pairing with fresh seafood, canapés or a smoked salmon salad.

 

Contraposto 2014

Vino da Tavola, Italy 13% abv

Rrp £14.99 - Our price £9.99

Why make wine from one Italian region when you can choose three? 

Winemaker Sofia Barbanera at her family's Tuscan estate has long thought so, and ContraPosto is her dream become reality.

Made from a secret blend and aged in fine oak, it's a rich aromatic white.

Bright pale gold in colour the wine is full bodied, fragrant, rich and dry with a long fresh finish.

All grapes were taken from premium sites in Sicily, Tuscany and Friuli, which accounts for the lovely balance of roundness and freshness.

This expressive white is perfect on its own, or with white meats or risotto.

 

Poggio Vipere

Tuscany, Italy, 14.5% abv

£9.99

Castello di Meleto stands out for its iconic 13th century castle. Yet despite all that history, this supple red is a modern rule breaker.

Winemakers at the estate Matteo Menicacci and Emiliano Falsini took classic Sangiovese and added barrel aged Merlot to produce a ripe style with lots of plump fruit. That is against Tuscan rules, however, so the wine has to be labelled Toscana IGT. We've never let that worry us, it's the flavour in the bottle that counts. Not only that, it's from 2015, the conditions of which produced lovely ripeness.

And the name Poggio Vipere? There's a local Tuscan legend that, centuries back, women from the area were able to shape-shift into venomous vipers. Useful!

Tasty with rich, tomato pasta dishes or lamb.

 

 

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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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