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November Newsletter

Big favourites for this time of year are the excellent Simonsig Pinotage and Man Meets Mountain Malbec.  But it is difficult to choose from the fabulous reds we stock, so be sure to take a look and pick your favourite.  As ever, if your preference of wine is not in our catalogue – please drop me an email and I will source an excellent vegan bottle for you.  I have access to so many wines……..what a tough job.

I recently attended a tasting for fine wines.  It was an excellent event – although interestingly, there were less vegan wines amongst the ‘fine wine’ category.  And whilst I had a very nice time and tried some interesting new things (including a £200 Chianti), it confirmed what I already believe.  You don’t need to spend a fortune on wine to get something delicious.  Maybe I don’t have a sophisticated enough palate, but it was hard to spot the difference with something that is upwards of £70 a bottle.  I remember a Sommelier telling me once, that anything more than £40 (not restaurant price), is probably a waste of time.  So if you are looking at your Christmas wines, you can easily get something worthwhile under £25.  One thing I really enjoyed from the tasting is our new ‘ice wine’.  I look forward to having it at a tasting next year, to see what you guys think.

So, happy World Vegan Day on 1st November.  Celebrate with a glass of your favourite vegan wine.  Happy drinking everyone and lets start getting the build up to Christmas underway.

Wine Tasting Event

We’re really looking forward to delivering the our next autumnal Vegan Tipples Wine Tasting events on 3 November. At the time of publication we have just a few tickets remaining for this one, so if you'd like to book for our forthcoming Wine Tasting events please book now to avoid disappointment. These events are usually sold out in advance. For just £15 you get to enjoy tasting six superb wines
(including a welcoming glass of fizz) and plate of delicious vegan food.

Bespoke Wine Tasting Events

In addition to the Vegan Tipples Wine Tasting evenings, we are also delighted to offer you a bespoke Wine Tasting event in your chosen location. This is a fabulous way to entertain your guests, enjoying and learning about some outstanding vegan wines, either in the comfort of your own home or at a venue of your choice. We'll be happy to outline all of the available options to tailor an exclusive event to your exact requirements. To discuss how Vegan Tipples can help you deliver an event that your guests will remember, please get in touch by e-mailing susan@vegantipples.co.uk

One only has to think of an orchard full of laden apple trees to evoke the warm days of late summer transitioning to early autumn.  And there’s something about the taste of cider that works perfectly as a tipple now we’re deep into the autumn season. We have two delicious vegan ciders for your delight!

Pilton Cider, Pilton, Somerset, England, 2022 “Pilton's original keeved, naturally medium in sweetness cider, produced since 2010. Juicy, fruit forward aroma with candy, toffee apple and a generous helping of red berries. Silky smooth texture, carried by the keeved cider’s sweetness, whilst the tannins pair with a gentle bitterness for a rounded finish.” £8.45

Pilton Cider, Tamoshanta, Somerset, England, 2022 Pilton makes an exciting range of whole juice ciders using the artisan method of ‘keeving’. The process uses only cider apples; no water, no sugar, just patience and develop sublime creations that have as much in common with the winemaking process as anything focusing on the use of wild yeasts, cold cellars and bottle fermentation. Pilton uses apples from high-quality, Somerset orchards, to produce this most traditional and evocative of local beverages. £9.49

If you’re local to Edinburgh, please do join us at a market near you....

On Sunday 19 November, you’ll find us at the Falkland Estate pop-up Christmas craft market! This festive extravaganza is open 12pm - 4pm and will take place in The Stables, Falkland, Fife, KY15 7AF.

On Friday 1 December we’ll be at Cockenzie House and Gardens, The spectacular event will take place 4 - 8pm, with the Christmas light switch on at 6pm. Cockenzie House is located at 22 Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, Prestonpans EH32 0HY.

On 2 December we’ll be bringing our very best festive tipples for visitors to the Summerhall Christmas Market  
come and join us at 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

Back by popular demand, we are delighted to invite you to attend one of our fabulously festive Vegan Tipples WineTasting Events! This year the events will take place on Friday 8 December and Saturday 9 December. Friday 8 December has already sold out, but there are some tickets left for Saturday 9 December. These Christmas specials are £18 per person and will offer a festive fizz on arrival and tasting five additional wines over the course of the evening. We provide a delicious selection of vegan snacks to help you enjoy the wines!

Perhaps you would like to host your own private Christmas Wine Tasting party? We can offer a bespoke festive
package for you to wow your guests with a Christmas party with a difference. The event can be a small and intimate gathering in the comfort of your own home, perfect for bringing your close friends or family together.
Or if you are looking to organise a fantastic festive work bash for your organisation, we can attend the venue of your choice and provide your guests with an evening they’ll be talking about well into the new year. It’s a really fun and different way to get groups of people socialising and interacting, plus
everyone will come away from the event having learnt something new (Wine Club anyone?!). Please email
susan@vegantipples.co.uk to discuss further.

You don’t need to feel left out in the cold this winter if you’re staying alcohol free over Christmas. Here are a couple of our favourites for you, from our low or no alcohol catalogue: First up is Oddbird Blanc de Blancs, Languedoc m Roussillon, France.  This is an excellent aperitif: “Sparkling wine made from 100% Chardonnay from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Liberated from malcohol. Notes of apple, lemon peel , lime, honey and crunchy almond.” Just £12.25.

Next up we have an alcohol bottle of fizz, the Dr. Fischer Steinbock Alcohol Free Sparkling. This fine bottle works well as an aperitif but also as an accompaniment to that special festive meal: “Fresh and crisp, with a fine mousse. A harmonious blend of aromatic stone fruit and floral flavours, with a perfectly balanced streak of acidity.” £11.99.

Vegan Tipples Christmas Box

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! Time to choose your Vegan Tipples Christmas Box! These are always exceptionally popular and often sell out, as we have only a limited amount of stock, so we strongly recommend that you place your order early to avoid disappointment! Why not order it between 1 - 14 November and take advantage of our World Vegan Day free postage offer, which will save you an extra £8.95?

This year we have three Christmas Box options for you.

For £85 we can provide a fantastic Christmas Box which includes 2 white wines, 2 red wines and a bottle of fizz as well as a bottle of dessert wine. For £88 you can choose our great value option for 2 bottles of red wine, 2 bottles of white wine, a bottle of fizz and a bottle of white port. Each of these Christmas Boxes represents great value for money. You can rest assured that each Box has been lovingly curated by Vegan Tipples Founder and Director, Sue,

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