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.
Collovray et Terrier Chardonnay 2017
Languedoc, France 12% abv
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
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
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
Farnese Trebbiano 2017
Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Italy 12% abv
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
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.
Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé 2017
Provence, France 12.5% abv
This is a delicious wine from a small cellar in Aix en Provence,
and is made from Provence's finest varieties for elegant
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.
Patronus GSM 2019 Simon's Wine of the Month
Barossa Valley, Australia 14.5% abv
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
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
Domaine Bisconte 2017
Côtes du Rousillon, France 15% abv
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
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
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.