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May Newsletter

In addition, the weather is hopefully starting to improve with warmer temperatures meaning we can enjoy time socialising outdoors, with the first barbecues of the season often planned across one or both of those long weekends!

Furthermore, as we approach the summer solstice, of course the evenings stay lighter for longer.

All in all, there are feel good factors a-plenty. So pair this merry month with some of your favourite bottles of our Vegan Tipples' wines. Read on for some of our seasonal recommendations...
"Happy Drinking!"

Wine Tasting Event - Care to join us on Friday 7 June?

We are hoping to organise another Vegan Tipples Wine Tasting Event at Chapter One Coffee House in Edinburgh. The cost would be £25 per person and this would include our usual wonderful selection of wines to try paired with delicious vegan food lovingly prepared by Chapter One.

If you can join us on 7 June, please register your interest in this exclusive event by e-mailing us at susan@vegantipples.co.uk, by 10 May.

Bank holiday bubbles...

Bella Modella, Prosecco Spumante, DOC, Veneto, Italy
"This beautifully crafted, sensuously rounded Prosecco posseses a vibrant mousse and a fresh, uplifting aroma. Crisp, deliciously frothy and filled with ripe apple and citrus fruit character, it is the model of a perfectly formed Prosecco."  £11.25

Mabis, Biscardo Prosecco Spumante Millesimato, DOC, Veneto, Italy (150CL)
Or if you're invited to a barbecue, why not delight your fellow guests with this impressive magnum of Prosecco? 
"Elegant, delicate and aromatic Prosecco with hints of apples and honeysuckle. Very easy to enjoy!." £28.99

Dr Loosen alcohol free wines

There are many reasons to choose an alcohol free wine. If you're looking to go alcohol free, don't feel you have to sit out on the quality and enjoyment of your wines.

"The Dr Loosen Riesling has just the right amount of fruitiness to balance the crisp acidity. On the palate it is clearly Riesling, but it walks the line between a fruity and drier style. The characteristic acidity of Mosel Riesling helps it finish fresh and clean. If shown blind it may not be recognized as alcohol-free." £10.99

International Sauvignon Blanc Day, 7 May

Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc, 2022
It's International Sauvignon Blanc Day on 7 May and we have two magnificent bottles of Sauvignon Blanc to wholeheartedly recommend! 
This Petit Bourgeois, 2022 pairs perfectly with  lighter dishes and green vegetables. This aromatic side allows it to be combined with sweet and savoury flavours. It will go perfectly with dishes with flavours of candied lemon or saffron.

"This wine is full of expressive flavours from this area - fresh and zippy citrus notes with a light floral touch and a dash of minerality. A "baby Sancerre" that over-delivers, with a stunning long finish." £15.99

Pā Road Sauvignon Blanc, 2022
Next up with a brand new wine for you!  
"A superb wine borne from ancient lands" - At te Pā, the land has been the backbone of their family for 800 years. It's the heart of who they are, and all that they do. We'd like you to share that sense of time, place and belonging: Welcome to te Pā.  
This is a wine that pairs well with salads and asparagus dishes, so it's perfect for this month!
"Attractive floral aromatics with notes of citrus, lemongrass, passionfruit and guava. The lemon zest and passionfruit theme carries through the palate, supported by delicate black currant and aniseed notes. The finish is crisp and clean with hints of lingering spice and touch of chalky minerality." £14.99

Spring Box with tasting notes

May we present to you, for Spring 2024:

Perelada Stars Cava Brut 11.5%

Alasia Cortese 12%

Mont Rocher Viognier 13% ABV

Bella Modella Pinot Grigio Blush 12% ABV

Simonsig Chenin Blanc/Pinotage 13.5%

Paparuda Pinot Noir 12.5%

This selection of wines will be just perfect for enjoying the long weekends!  Just £55 - represents amazing value for money! 

What Esme Eats!

We're so grateful to Esme for sending us the delightful photographs of her delicious vegan food that she pairs with our Vegan Tipples wine. Here a vegan pizza with salad is being accompanied by the fabulous Paparuda, FeteascaRegala, Banat 2022: "Floral and fresh aromatics on the nose with distinct peach and apricot flavours on the palate, soft and creamy fruit and an off-dry finish, balanced by pear and citrusy acidity." £9.50

Are you proud of your vegan cookery and would be happy to share your culinary delights with us? If so, send us a photograph of your speciality dish and the Vegan Tipples wine you are pairing it with to be featured on our social media! If you'd like to be included in the photograph too, then all the better!

International Chardonnay Day, 23 May 2024

Who doesn't love a Chardonnay to accompany those first al fresco lunches or dinners, once the weather warms up?To celebrate all things Chardonnay on a day dedicated to enjoying this fabulous wine, why not try the brand new vintage of one of our best selling bottles?

Cartlidge and Browne, Chardonnay, North Coast, California, USA, 2022

In 1980, the same year Ronald Reagan came to power and JR was shot in 'Dallas', with no money to buy vineyards Tony Cartlidge started his winery in an undistinguished Napa Valley garage.  Possibly the original Californian 'garagiste' he set out to source the best possible grapes to handcraft his wines in this unassuming home. Nearly 40 years later, still sourcing from vineyards as wide ranging as Sonoma to the Sierra foothills, continuing to produce high quality wines, Cartlidge & Browne has become a byword for varietally pure Californian wines, whilst sticking to their garagiste roots of taking a different path.

Sourced from some of the best family owned vineyards in Clarksburg and Lodi – some with lively acid, others that lend weight and substance on the palate.  

This Chardonnay is very versatile and makes a wonderful accompaniment to any self-respecting vegan barbecue! 

"Burgundian in style with elegant mineral complexity combined with the slightest of caramel and brown sugar notes. Aromas of a green apples and honeysuckle lead to a palate that is both silky and generous. Flavours of pear, melon and light citrus with aromatics of straw, lemon and oak tones of sweet caramel and hazelnut."  £18.75

Wine of the Month:
Mont Rocher, Viognier, Vieilles Vignes, France, 2022

This Month's Wine of the Month is perfect to enjoy with pasta dishes: "Enticingly aromatic with characteristic exotic stone fruit and honeysuckle, this dawn-picked Viognier is rich yet refreshingly dry." £9.99

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