It is always great to get feedback on the wines and for people to try something new.
The fizz that was the favourite was the Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel (£15.25). It is such a wonderful wine to offer instead of a Cava or a Prosecco. South African, it is really creamy with citrus tones. A mixture of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Beautiful as an aperitif - I know everyone liked it.
The general consensus for the white wine was one of my favourites – Pecorino Civitas from Abruzzo in Italy (£15.75). It is a Biodynamic wine produced by Lunaria Orsogna. It is very soft with aromas of fruit and has a long lasting flavour to enjoy. There are actually 3 wines in the range including a Montepulciano and Primitivo Ruminat and everyone of them is superb. I love the labels and I love the fact that they contribute to a wee community zoo in their local area. We do the whole range and I can thoroughly recommend you try at least one of them – you will not be disappointed.
The reds were a closer call between our Romanian Pinot Noir – you get a lot of wine in the bottle for the price of £9.75. And an Australian Shiraz from the Adelaide Hills called Cunning Plan for £13.99. I think the Shiraz just edged it. It is produced by Thistledown Wine Co, which is actually run by 3 Scots guys. There is so much fruit in this wine and has a great depth of flavour. At 14%, it would go well with hearty food, but also with Asian cuisine. This company believes in intelligent, low intervention wine making. They have a wide range of wines available, which we will be dipping into.
So order 5 of your favourite wines..... and a bottle of one of the above to give them a try. Three very different wines that I am confident you will enjoy.
More Blog Articlessee all
We hope that you are enjoying the summer, and as we head into August we have another bank holiday to look forward to at the end of the month (30th August). With August being the main holiday season,...5th August
The month of midsummer is upon us and now is the time to max out on long, balmy (hopefully!) evenings in the garden with a glass of something lovely, and of course, vegan, in your hand...Thankfully,...4th June
The merry month of May brings with it two very welcome bank holidays, this year on 3rd and 31st May, and hopefully the promise of some warmer weather.4th May
"O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day,
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away!"