Big Monthly Wine Tasting - 2nd June
02 June 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.
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,
and racy with irresistible tropical fruit and honeysuckle
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,
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.
Farnese Montepulciano 2016
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy 12.5% abV,
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
Bees Knees Merlot 2015
Western Cape, South Africa 13.5% abv,
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.
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