The wines we are drinking!
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!Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
The Spring Six case – a selection of wines that are perfect for enjoying this spring and Easter. The cases are all made up and ready to go, and even include brief tasting notes. Spring Six £60 Botter Prosecco Spumante, Italy Refreshing and fruity, with apple and pear notes. 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. Il Medaglione Primitivo, Italy Soft notes of cherry, blueberry and hints of vanilla, with a smooth velvety...Read More