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August Newsletter

Vegan Tipples Summer Box

We've taken the difficult decisions out of selecting the perfect summer wines and packaged up our seasonal favourites into the Vegan Tipples Summer Box. 

For just £52 you will receive 5 bottles of mixed wines and 1 bottle of vegan fizz.  

Here's what you'll get to enjoy:
 ☀️Villarricca Chardonnay, Chile - 13.5%

“Strong tropical fruit aromas with pineapple, mango and banana emphasised. Highlighted by great persistence and an excellent balance.”

☀️Campo De Flores Organic Blanco,

Spain - 12%

“A bright straw yellow wine. Vibrant fresh but intense pear, peach flavours with citrus fruit and a hint of grapefruit. Quite floral and aromatic.”

☀️Bella Modella Pinot Grigio Blush, Italy - 12%

“This delicate rosé has deliciously strawberry laced aromas followed by a seductive palate of crisp, juicy, creamy fruit. Ideal sipped chilled on a summer’s day or coupled with lightly spicy foods.”

☀️Solara Rose, Romania - 12%

“Strawberry and red fruits, crisp fresh and fruity, with notes of raspberry on the palate.”

☀️Casa Canevel Prosecco Extra Dry, Italy - 11%

“Supremely drinkable Prosecco: soft, aromatic and fresh with the perfect balance between crisp apple and floral blossom notes, carried by the gentle, seductive mousse.”

☀️Sangiovese ‘I Colombi’Toscana IGT, Italy - 12.5%

“The combination of fresh red cherry fruit and creamy vanilla (from the 12 months spent in oak) is superbly balanced, resulting in a wine that punches well above its weight.”

National Prosecco Day, Friday 13 August

To celebrate National Prosecco Day we would like to introduce you to this magnum of fine, vegan Prosecco - Mabis, Biscardo Prosecco Spumante Millesimato, DOC, Veneto, Italy (150CL).
This will serve you very well (and probably make you a very popular guest!) on a camping trip, picnic or barbecue!  This is tried and tested by us at Vegan Tipples (it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it...), and we definitely give it a huge thumbs up  (and we may have a bottle or two chilling in the fridge ready for our camping expeditions this month too!)
The Biscardo Family have been making wine from their base in Soave for over 150 years and are currently led by brothers Maurizio and Martino.
During the course of Maurizio's long and illustrious career, he has consulted for well known wineries around Italy and in doing so he came across the vineyards for their Puglian wines. Both the Pugliese and Veneto wines are characterised by an almost dangerous drinkability, aromatic purity and exceptional value for money.  Vines are planted at 3,500 to 4,000 rootstocks per hectare and the crop growing technique is typical for this area (with simple or double espalier). Only traditional pruning is used and the annual yield is about 100 tons of grapes.  Harvest is handmade and, in order to avoid any skin or acetic fermentation, the grapes are immediately carried to the vinification cellar during the first hours of the day. Destalking and soft pressing at controlled temperature are the next two steps, where the must is kept in small stainless steel tanks until fermentation is completed. Fermentation is partially interrupted trough the cold-process, and the wine obtained is then transferred into small stainless steel tanks under nitrogen. Around 4 months after vinification, re-fermentation occurs in autoclave.

''An elegant, delicate and aromatic Prosecco with hints of apples and honeysuckle. Very easy to enjoy!" 
Great value at £26.50. 

It's cool for (vegan) cats...

One for all your cat lovers out there...It's International Cat Day on 8 August. What better way to celebrate than to open a bottle of this Felicette, Grenache Noir, 2020?  This producer is proud to present wines inspired by the spirit of place - ‘L’esprit de lieu’.  The wines of Terres Fidèles are created in the Roussillon and surrounding regions, a place of remarkable stories where layers of history and cultures are embedded in the raw and wild landscape.  The grapes are harvested, de-stemmed and then either hot macerated to extract colour a beautiful dark red colour, and some are cold fermented to get the best possible varietal fruit extraction. The fermentation is then conducted at controlled temperature with gentle pumping overs to extract only the better tannins. The different pressings are then blended before Christmas and are aged in stainless steel tank to preserve fruit and round tannins.

This is a wine that you can enjoy its own, or pair with tomato-based pasta dishes and vegan Thai and oriental food: "A bright red colour with purplish reflections. A powerful nose of violets and red fruits. Very tasty in the mouth with raspberry and plum aromas. Medium-bodied on the palate, soft and juicy."

Just £9.25 a bottle.

Here we present three bottles to accompany your summer, vegan barbecues...

Firstly, Malbec, Felino, Viña Cobos, 2020

Violet red with black tones. An attractive nose with aromas of fresh black fruits and prunes. The palate displays good concentration, balance and sweet yet supple tannins.

Buy Felino Malbec now

Next we have The Wrong Un Shiraz, Cabernet, One Chain Vineyards, 2019

A rich, well balanced example of the Aussie classic blend. Lush black fruits coupled with touches of woodspice, liquorice and cassis follow through to a delicious, velvety finish. This wine is consistently good from vintage to vintage.

Buy Wrong Un Shiraz now

Lastly, we present the very delicious Aves Del Sur Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019.

This will go really well with all your barbecue favourites: "Delicate aromas of cherries. Cassis and blueberries mixed with sweet notes of chocolate. Juicy and soft tannins."

Buy Aves Cabernet Sauvignon now


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