Big Monthly Wine Tasting - 2nd June

02 June 2018

Web Wine Tasting Banner June

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.

 

WHITE WINES

Farnese Trebbiano 2016

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo,Italy 12% abv, £9.99

A Light and refreshing dry white with aromas of Fresh lemon, melon and almond. Nicely balanced, it's fresh and zippy with ripe citrus and melon fruit flavours.

This Trebbiano displays all this grape's zesty lemon freshness - enjoy as an apéritif or with seafood or salads.

                                                                                                                                                           

Bees Knees Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2016

Western Cape, South Africa 13% abv, £10.49

If ever there was an aptly named wine, Bees Knees is it. A thoroughly delicious Chenin Viognier that'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.

 

Yarrunga Field Special Reserve 2017

New South Wales, Australia 12% abv, £8.99                                        

The best modern Aussie whites offer an abundance of sun-ripened fruit balanced by crisp, zingy refreshment. This 2017 vintage is creamy, ripe and medium bodied with a lovely, clean, fresh finish. Serve chilled on its own or with spicy stir-fry or seafood.

 

AM Adega de Monção 2016

Vinho Verde, Portugal 11.5% abv, £9.49                                                                                       

Adega de Monção is one of Vinho Verde's premium wineries. Here, Alvarinho (same as Spain's Albariño) is blended with another Portuguese grape, Trajadura. Bottled young to retain characteristic, subtle effervescence, it's bright, breezy and citrusy. Lovely on its own or enjoy with seafood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Marlborough, New Zealand 12.5% abv, £12.99

From the New World capital of Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand's Marlborough - this is a brilliantly fresh, tropical fruit white. It's from a superb family cellar too, which takes utmost care with every wine. It's a light and refreshing dry white with lively tropical fruit, nettle freshness and hints of passion fruit. It's very moreish solo or with all sorts of seafood, spicy stir-fry or Thai fish cakes.

 

RED WINE

Farnese Montepulciano 2016

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy 12.5% abV, £9.99

Declared Italy's 'Winery of the Year' three times in a row, Farnese is one of the very finest in Abruzzo. Winemaker Filippo Baccalaro's Montepulciano is velvety smooth, soft and plummy.

Enjoy this wine's ripe plum fruit on its own or with pasta or a pork casserole.                                                                       

 

Bees Knees Merlot 2015

Western Cape, South Africa 13.5% abv, £9.99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bees Knees Merlot is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the sun blessed     vineyards of South Africa's Western Cape. It's a soft, fruity wine with a Velvety texture and juicy ripe plum and creamy spice flavours. A great wine to enjoy on its own or to serve with a casual supper.

 

Danaris 2015

Niederösterreich, Austria 13% abv, £10.99                                                                                                           

Never heard of Blauer Zweigelt? It's an Austrian variety that's definitely worth knowing. It's a medium bodied wine with a core of intense red fruits and a fresh minerally finish. Enjoy with white meats, creamy vegetarian dishes or a rice pilaf.

 

Bartolomeo Lorenzi Rosso Veronese 2015

Veronese, Italy 14% abv, £9.99

This irresistible red is made by Amarone specialist Cantina di Negrar - Italy's 2016 Winery of the Year. Taking grapes from Valpolicella's Classico region topped up by a dash of Amarone, the wine is brimful of gorgeous, juicy black fruit and spice. Lovely on it's own and perfect with roast red meats.

 

Lobo e Falcao Reserva 2014

Tejo, Portugal 14.5% abv,  £9.99

Head to the remote interior of Portugal and you're in a land seemingly untouched by modern times - and largely overlooked by the rest of the wine world. Here's our juiciest find yet, made by Jose Lobo de Vasconcelos (Lobo is Portuguese for wolf) at a 17th century estate in central Portugal that was once the king's falconry. It has a satisfying richness, spicy, dark fruit and creamy layer of oak make it a top choice for slow cooked beef or a game casserole.

 

VIEW ALL AVAILABLE BEER

BEER AVAILABLE TODAY IN THE SHOP

 

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
 
Designed, Programmed and SEO by InDzine