The wines we are drinking!

Join Appellation!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014

Join Appellation!   We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly wine lover to join our team.  Could that be you?   We are looking for the following: -          Good knowledge of wine (essential) and beer knowledge an advantage. -          Excellent customer service and communication skills. -          Comfortable with a physically demanding role -          Basic computer skills   The role will initially be 20hrs per week, split between 2 shifts, with the potential to move full time in the future. It will involve the sole running of the shop for each shift, so helping our lovely customers select their wine and beers,...

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A wee August break for Team Appellation

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

The start of August has traditionally been a quiet time for us, with the excitement of the festival previews. This year, we have decided to take the opportunity and have a little break, so we will be closed between 3rd and 7th of August. But don’t worry, we’ll be back, opening again as normal on 8th August. Stock up now!

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Wine Match with Fish Pie

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

I’ve recently added a new dish to my (slightly limited) repertoire – fish pie, and it’s become a firm favourite. I’ve been using a bit a mish-mash of the following two recipes here and here with some very tasty results. So what to match with this indulgent comfort food? My first choice is Domaine Maratray Dubreuil Pernand Vergelesses at £22 – if you are going to be indulgent, go big or go home. This is also happens to be my favourite wine in the shop.  It is a big, round, rich Chardonnay, with notes of smoky roast chicken, cheese and herbs. The weighty acts as an excellent complement to the mash and creamy sauce, and the smoked fish, parsley and fennel notes...

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Special Six for Easter

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014

Looking for the perfect wines to match to your Easter celebrations? We have put together a case of six top quality wines that are a perfect match to the foods of the season, from chocolate through to lamb.   Special Six for Easter £100   Charles Mignon Premium Reserve, Champagne With notes of brioche, grapefruit and sherbet, this Champagne is always a success paired with chocolate, but is just as good drunk alone. Domaine Dutarte Sancerre, Loire Valley Zingy and fresh, with notes of gooseberry, freshly cut grass, lime and elderflower, with a crisp and lean palate. This would work particularly well with asparagus or goats cheese dishes. Spinyback Pinot Gris, New...

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The Spring Case

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014

A full case of twelve wines, perfect for enjoying this spring, come rain or shine. The Spring Case   £120   Botter Prosecco Spumante, Italy Refreshing and fruity, with apple and pear notes. Lovely sparkling for any occasion Sinson Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley Dry and crisp, with notes of freshly cut grass, gooseberry and lime. Great with salmon. Adega de Moncao, Vinho Verde, Portugal Tropical fruits, citrus, and a slight tingle on the tongue – as fresh as spring itself. L’Espinose Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur Lie, France. Muscadet is a Loire classic, a lean, crisp style packed with citrus, chalky mineral notes, that is perfect with...

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