Wine Tasting

02 March 2019

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.

 

Whites

Collovray et Terrier Chardonnay 2017

Languedoc, France 12% abv

£12.99

Grown in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the grapes are bathed in sunshine by day, yet cold nights help to preserve Chardonnay's fresh, stone fruit character. This fine citrus peach white is ideal for dinner with salmon en croûte or chicken.

 

Siefried Estate Gewürtztraminer 2017

Nelson, New Zealand 12% abv

£14.99

If you love the crisp cut and aromatics of Marlborough Sauvignon, yet want to branch out, try the delicious Seifried Gewurztraminer.  This is a fresher style, off dry with lots of juicy fruit and exotic flavours. Perfect with Thai curry.

 

Farnese Pecorino 2016

Terre de Chieti, Italy 12.5% abv

£9.99

This intriguing white perfectly illustrates the qualities that won Farnese the title 'Winery of the Year' three years running. It's crafted from Pecorino, the perfect party wine, this refreshing drop is also delicious with white fish, chicken or seafood.

 

Farnese Trebbiano 2017

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Italy 12% abv

£9.99

Fresh and zippy with ripe citrus and melon fruit, This Trebbiano displays all this grape's zesty lemon freshness - enjoy as an apéritif or with seafood or salads.

 

Posada del Rey Blanco

Vino Blanco, Spain 12% abv

£7.99

Posada del Rey Blanco combines the zesty lime flavours of Rueda's Verdejo grape with the melon and honeysuckle aromas of La Mancha's Viura, and a touch of creamy richness from Rioja's Malvasia. Lovely on its own, you'll find it great, too, with Spanish style marinated sardines and other tapas dishes, lemon chicken or sauced fish.



Rosé

Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé 2017

Provence, France 12.5% abv

£10.99

This is a delicious wine from a small cellar in Aix en Provence, and is made from Provence's finest varieties for elegant rosé.

Subtle berry fruit with a classic savoury edge and bright lemony zip - this wine is as delightful on its own as it is with seafood or lighter vegetarian dishes.

 

Reds

Patronus GSM 2019 Simon's Wine of the Month

Barossa Valley, Australia 14.5% abv

£10.99

A classic blend of old vine Grenache and carefully selected Shiraz and Mouvèdre grapes.  Aged in oak barrels and bottled in early 2018, its rich and ripe with black fruit balanced by a powerful, spicy edge and silky texture. Enjoy with rib-eye steak or lamb casserole.

 

Stones and Bones 2016

Lisbon, Portugal 14% abv

£9.99 buy 6 get 1 free

A welcome return for one of our favourite reds! A skillful blend of 4 grapes that's concentrated, juicy, mouthwatering and fruity with smooth tannins. For maximum enjoyment, decant and serve with a rich beef casserole.

 

Feudi del Vulcano Aglianico 2015

Campania, Italy 14% abv

£13.99

Made with the little known Aglianico grape. Intense cherry fruit, firm but silky tannins and good acidity mean the wines can age for decades. Feull bodied and delicious, it goes well with most foods.

 

Domaine Bisconte 2017

Côtes du Rousillon, France 15% abv £12.99                                  

If you love wines at the full-bodied, decadent end of the spectrum, then grab yourself a bottle of Domaine Bisconte. Made with Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, it's big, velvety with firm tannins. Ripe, herbal black fruit, smoky spice.

 

Farnese Montepulciano 2017

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Italy 13% abv

£10.49

Made at Italy's Winery of the Year, this red is velvety smooth, soft and plummy with juicy fruit flavours. Enjoy this wine's ripe plum fruit on its own or with pasta or a pork casserole.

 

Baron de Barbón Rioja 2017

Rioja, Spain 12.5% abv

£10.99  

Made with hand picked Tempranillo grapes and aged in oak barrels, Baron de Barbón has aromas of ripe blackberries, strawberries, cloves and vanilla. The wine is smooth with concentrated spicy black fruit flavours and a touch of mocha. This supple Rioja is most enjoyable on its own or with simple suppers of grilled chops, vegetable kebabs or chicken.

 

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Rebellion IPA

Strength: 3.7% Copper & easy drinking

 
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Rebellion Near Miss

Strength: 4.2% Pale & Fruity

 
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Rebellion Smuggler

Strength: 4.2% Well hopped amber ale

 
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Rebellion Blonde

Strength:4.3% Golden & refreshing

 
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Rebellion Roasted Nuts

Strength: 4.6% Ruby red, complex & malty

 
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Rebellion Zebedee

Strength: 4.7% Extra pale & crisp

 
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Lager Bottle

Strength: 4.4% Crisp & refreshing

 
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White

Strength: 5.0% Refreshing & Aromatic

 
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Black

Strength: 5.2% Rich & Complex

 
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Blonde Bottle

Strength:4.3% Golden & Refreshing

 
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Red Bottle

Strength: 4.5% Deep red & malty

 
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