Wine Tasting

07 September 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.

 

Porrais Reserva 2017 Simon's Wine of the Month

Douro, Portugal 13% abv

£12.99

A delicious, crisp, stony white from the high sloping vineyards of Portugal's Douro Valley, famously home to deep rich reds and magnificent Ports. With its spicy peach and zingy lemon curd flavours, Porrais Reserva shows that the Douro is about much more than just port these days, the region's whites offer superb complexity and richness at very reasonable prices.

 

Stanlake Park Hinton Grove

Twyford, Berkshire 11.5% abv

£10.99  

A floral and fruity aromatic dry wine. With hints of spice and stone fruit, this blend of Gewürztraminer, Madeline Angevine and Schönburger has definitely a strong Alsatian character. Very easy drinking on its own, it matches perfectly Italian pasta, chicken, fish dishes and Asian food.

 

Château le Coin Sauvignon Gris 2018

Bordeaux, France 13% abv

£10.99

Cousin to Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris is richer and spicier, yet still with appetising zip. Old vine grapes and a tiny portion of oak fermentation lends even more richness. Grassy citrus and passion fruit flavours and a hint of spice. A great all rounder.

 

Ascencion Torrontes 2017

Salta, Argentina 13% abv

£10.49

Ascención comes from one of Argentina's oldest estates. It lies in Salta, a region with some of the highest vineyards in the world, located at 1700 metres above sea level. The wine is fresh and crisp with lime fruit flavours and notes of blossom and a zippy finish.

 

Cabalié 2018

Vin de France 12% abv £9.99

Cabalié's popularity is down to a rare combination of imposing richness and easy drinking smoothness. The magical grape mix is Viognier for honeysuckle aroma and soft texture, Muscat for dazzlingly aromatic grapey notes, and Colombard to keep it all crisp and zesty. And of course the other key ingredients are bright southern French sunshine, which ripens the grapes to perfection.

 

The Prospector 2016

California, USA 13.5% abv

£12.99

A blend of four of our favourite grapes! Mostly Zinfandel, known for its big, spicy, black fruit character. Durif adds elegant blackcurrant notes, while Malbec brings rich damson flavours, and a little Syrah notes of spice. Perfect with roast lamb, beef or a beany casserole.

 

Ultima Selezione

Vina da Tavola, Italy 13.5% abv

£10.99

Another luxurious blend using four of Italy's best known grapes.  Ripe Montepulciano, cherry fresh Sangiovese, dark Primitivo and spicy Negroamaro for incredible, mouthfilling flavour. Weighty and smooth, it's best with all sorts of pork dishes or a rich vegetarian lasagne.

 

Amoras 2016

Lisbon, Portugal 13% abv

£8.99

Portugal's characterful reds are woefully under represented in the UK. But we're righting that wrong with full flavoured beauties like Amoras. Bringing together four cracking local grape varieties: leafy raspberry Castelão, juicy cherry rich Camarate, cassis laden Touriga Nacional and plummy Alicante Bouschet. Superb solo or with pork and bean casserole.

 

Redheads Vin'atus 2017

Adelaide, Australia,14.5% abv

£13.99

From the tiny RedHeads Barossa wine studio, this remarkable red gained four Golds and 94 points last vintage. It combines a trio of Spanish grapes, yet the playful Vin'atus, with its dark, brooding cherry fruit and toasty length, is 100% Aussie. This is a hefty red, but velvet smooth. Ideal with lamb or rich rabbit stew.

 

Le Prince de Courthezon 2017

Côtes du Rhône, France 14% abv

£10.99

As close as you could hope to come to an authentic Châteauneuf style without paying the premium. Finest Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre from the regions top vineyards combine beautifully to give herb scented, velvety black fruit, liquorice and spice. Spot-on with rack of lamb, a robust cassoulet or roast duck.

 

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Rebellion IPA

Strength: 3.7% Copper & easy drinking

 
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Rebellion Nose Dive

Strength: 4.2% Golden & Crisp Available : September

 
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Rebellion Red

Strength: 4.7% Deep Red & 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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24 Carat Bottle

Strength:5% Golden, hoppy & bittersweet

 
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White

Strength: 5.0% Refreshing & Aromatic

 
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Black

Strength: 5.2% Rich & Complex

 
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