Wine Tasting

05 October 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.

 

White Wines

Split Rock 2018
Nelson, New Zealand 13% abv
£12.99

Cooling sea breezes and abundant sunshine ensure vivacious, ripe fruit in this appetising white. It's named after the landmark Split Apple Rock in Abel Tasman National Park, where Hermann Seifried built a winery in 1973. Gooseberry fresh Split Rock slips down a treat on its own and perfectly partners dishes such as spicy prawns, grilled chicken or creamy pasta.

 

Laithwaites Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Bordeaux, France 12% abv
£11.49  

A dazzling fresh Bordeaux Sauvignon that's crisp and elegant. It is a deliciously appetising wine, with a perfect balance of grassy freshness, lemon and light tropical fruit and terrific zip.                                            As equally at home as a glass on its own as it is with fish, salads or spicy noodles.

 

Réserve Champalou 2017
Vouvray, France 13% abv
£10.99

This is the Loire's classic Vouvray from a superb, highly rated family estate with many awards to its name. Made in a refreshing, modern, off-dry style, this 2018 white offers crisp, lemony fruit with irresistible, honeyed apple notes. Great with shellfish.

 

Heritage Semillon 2017
Barossa Valley, Australia 11% abv
£12.99                                                                           

Semillon is one of the truly great white varieties of the Barossa Valley. The nose shows citrus/lime characters with just a hint of oak. The palate displays distinctive fresh lemony Semillon flavours with good weight and an impressive dry finish.

 

Tenuta Ca' Bolani
Prosecco, Italy 10.5% abv
Buy 6, get 1 free!
£11.99

Like gelato or espresso, Prosecco is thoroughly Italian. The best are handcrafted by artisan producers like the Zonin family, winemakers since 1821. Winemaker Marco Rabino favours the frizzante style - a gentle mousse rather than the full fizz of Champagne, it's light, zippy and refreshing - brimful of crisp pear and citrus flavours.

 

Red Wines

Ultima Edizione - Simon's Wine of the Month
California, USA 14% abv
£12.49

Ultima Edizione is a special project from Villa Farnia, who were voted winemakers of the year in Italy three times in a row. 

To craft Ultima, the team cherry picked tiny parcels of soft, ripe Montepulciano and Sangiovese from Abruzzo, and dark Primitivo and spicy Negroamaro from sun baked vineyards in Puglia in the deep south.

Each variety is vinified separately, then barrel aged and blended to produce this intensely flavoured red.

Weighty and smooth, it's best with all sorts of pork dishes or a rich vegetarian lasagne.

 

Vallon d'Arc 2017
NEW WINE!
Côtes du Rhône, France 14.5% abv
£9.99

Lauded as a rare and exceptional vintage in the southern Rhône, 2017 was the second hottest year this century so far, giving rich, well balanced wines of outstanding quality. Juicy red and black berry fruit with a wild herb aromatic lift, it's a velvety, soft red, as tasty on its own as it is at a barbecue or with a warming meat or vegetable casserole.

 

Marquês de Marialva 2014
NEW WINE!
Bairrada, Portugal 13% abv
£10.99

Portugal's characterful reds are woefully under represented in the UK. But we're righting that wrong with full flavoured beauties like Marialva. Bairrada is one of the best known wines of Portugal. With 5 years age this is silky, with mellow red fruits, complex spicy oak length, and a medium body.

 

Camino de Seda 2017
Jumilla, Spain,14% abv
£9.49

One of our best selling wines, this is a must for fans of big, smooth reds. Ancient bush vines high in tucked away Jumilla produce intense flavour, complemented in this velvety red by notes of sweet spicy oak.  Enjoy by itself, or with pork loin or lamb casserole. Ideal at a barbecue too.

 

The Waxed Bat 2017
Mendoza, Argentina 13.5% abv
£10.99

What happens when you blend 3 of the world's most popular grapes varieties? Waxed Bat! Argentinian winemaker Opi Sadler has combined these 3 varieties to bring you this full bodied red which is spicy and rich with blackberry and pepper flavours. Smooth rounded tannins make this a perfect wine to enjoy with grilled steak, casseroles and fine cheeses.

 

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Rebellion IPA

Strength: 3.7% Copper & easy drinking

 
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Rebellion Wing Man

Strength: 4.2% Amber & Malty Available : November

 
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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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Red Bottle

Strength: 4.5% Deep red & malty

 
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Blonde Bottle

Strength:4.3% Golden & Refreshing

 
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Roasted Nuts Extra

Strength: 5.8% Deep ruby, complex & flavoursome

 
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24 Carat Bottle

Strength:5% Golden, hoppy & bittersweet

 
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Black

Strength: 5.2% Rich & Complex

 
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