The wines we are drinking!
It gets very quiet for us at the start of August, and so we take this opportunity to have a wee summer holiday. The shops will therefor be closed from Sunday 2nd August until Thursday 6th of August. We will re-open again as normal at noon on Friday 7th.Read More
As I sit here destroying my taste buds with some ridiculously hot salsa, it seems a perfect time, really, to do a little writing on flavour matches. Last month I was called back to Appellation in order to make a case and defend a title gained back in 2013 in a Wine vs. Beer food pairing which Ash and I led with the Scottish Funding Council. For the past year this has been a constant point of discussion within the shop, the reminiscences nearly always culminating in my hands being raised in a variety of celebratory exposés, while Ash would always shake his head, assuring me that the next time would be different. The run-up to this year’s event proved to be even more of...Read More
The Essential Six £60 Botter Prosecco Spumante, Italy Kick start your festive celebrations with this refreshing sparkling, with notes of pears, citrus and peaches. Sinson Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, France. This Loire Sauvignon is packed with gooseberry, elderflower, asparagus and lime notes, with a zingy finish. This will work excellently with smoked salmon. Cameleon Chardonnay, Argentina Creamy and smooth, with peaches, pineapple, and citrus notes. A great choice to have with turkey, and would work equally well with a cheese platter. Whirlpool Reach Pinot Noir, Australia Tasmanian Pinot, with notes of red cherries, red currants, leather and tobacco notes. Perfect with...Read More
The Classic Case £120 Philippe Herard Blanc de Blanc, Burgundy Kick start your festive celebrations with this refreshing sparkling made with the traditional method. The blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc brings notes of citrus, apples, biscuits and peaches. Sinson Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, France. This Loire Sauvignon is packed with gooseberry, elderflower, asparagus and lime notes, with a zingy finish. This will work excellently with smoked salmon. Cameleon Chardonnay, California Pears, peaches, apple and citrus, with a creamy palate. This would be great with white meats and cheeses Spinyback Pinot Gris, New Zealand. This is an opulent and aromatic wine, with...Read More
The Luxury Six £150 Maurice Philippart Carte D’Or, Champagne Kick start your festive celebrations with this lovely Champagne, with notes of brioche and fruit, with a creamy palate Domaine Dutarte Pouilly-Fume, Loire Flinty, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, with notes of elderflower, lime and freshly cut grass. Domaine Maratray-Dubreuil Pernand-Vergelesses, Burgundy. Buttery, delicately oaked Chardonnay, with notes of peaches, nuts, and roast chicken. A great wine pairing for turkey. Righetti Amarone, Italy. Rich and opulent, packed with dried cherry, liquorice, dark chocolate and sweet spice. Excellent with roasts, game and red meat.. Chateau Tour Bel Air, Haut Medoc,...Read More