Yesterday we had a little look into what would be a great accompaniment to a lovely meal on New Years Eve. What if that's not your style? What if Prosecco is your style? We have a couple for you...

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Ca' di Alte Prosecco Spumante Extra dry NV @ £13.95 - Buy it here!
Light straw yellow with fine bubbles. A pleasant bouquet with notes of pear and floral hints is followed by a very bright, clean and lifted, palate. Very dry, with lingering freshness.

Rive della Chiesa Prosecco Frizzante NV @ £9.99 - Buy it here!
This brilliant, light straw-yellow prosecco begins with a soft and persistent froth. Notes of golden apple, peach and other white fruits. With a slightly sweet taste it is an excellent match for desserts or aperitifs.

Thomson and Scott Skinny Prosecco NV @ £17.95 - Buy it here!
This gorgeous Prosecco manages to drop their sugar content down by a good margin. This leaves the wine with an incredibly dry style which is light and refreshing with floral and apple aromas on the nose. The palate is fresh, lively, and fruity with great acidity and notes of green apple, golden apple, honeydew melon and pear.

 

All of these will blow you out of the water on your big night. Come and grab a couple and have a fantastic New Year.

Don't forget that we are open tomorrow! Yes I know, I know. We are usually closed on Sundays but as it's Christmas we've decided to open for a little more!

You've got from 11am until 3pm on Sunday 24th to grab a few bottles as from then we are closed until the 29th!

As always things are open to taste to make sure that your Christmas is absolute heaven.

Merry Christmas!

Now this is something that not many of our customers will have tried in their lives but should be on everyone's bucket list. A great sake is a truly amazing this to behold. But finding a really outstanding sake is no small task. But, as ever, we have undertaken this task and have come up with these... Sakes have been made by the family-owned Tosa brewery since 1877. It is currently run by Muneki Matusmoto (of the sixth generation) who still uses the original brewery 138 years later. It is situated in the beautiful mountainous region called Tosa Ryohoku in the Kochi prefecture. The name of their range, ‘Keigetsu’, is a Japanese term which describes the beautiful evening scene created when the moon hangs over Katsurahama shore.

Keigetsu Tokubetsu Junmai Sake @ £25.95
The ‘Aikawahomare’ Tokubetsu Junmai is made from Hinohikari rice from the Aikawa region polished to 60%. The nose leads with honeydew melon and sweet chestnut paste. The palate is round and silky with yellow peach on the finish, and is true to its ‘tokubetsu’ (‘special’) designation

Keigetsu Junmai Daiginjo Sake @ £30.95
The Junmai Daiginjo is made from Gin no Yume rice with a 45% polish. It has soft and delicate aromas of lychee and rose which continue onto the palate. It is dry but wonderfully balanced and has great purity on the finish.

Don't expect these to be here forever. A couple of customers have already vouched for their quality and won't stop coming back!

Our sparkly bottles are sure to catch an eye at a party this festive season! We currently have both Champagne and Prosecco all jazzed up and ready to go in a number of colours!

We can always make some more for you if you'd like a large order of them so if that sounds like something you would be after then just let us know on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wines featured...

Janisson Baradon Brut Tradition NV @ £19.95 + £3 for glitter

Ca' di Alte Spumante Prosecco NV @ £13.95 + £3 for glitter

 

Cheers!

How about another one? There are so many amazing new wines pouring into the shop that it's almost impossible to keep up! This one is a St. Emilion Grand Cru... From the plateau of Saint-Julien, one can spot Château Talbot in the distance in the midst of an ocean of vines, parks and tall trees.

The estate has a rich history. Its name originates with Connétable Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, governor of Guyenne as well as being a famous English military commander, who was defeated at the battle of Castillon in 1453.

In 1855, at the time of the Médoc and Graves growth classifications ordered by Emperor Napoleon III, Château Talbot was promoted as a fourth classified growth of Saint-Julien. For several decades it belonged to the Marquis of Aux and was the purchased in 1918 by Désiré Cordier.



Chateau Talbot St. Julien 2006 @ PRICE TBC

"The 2006 Talbot is a more seductive, possibly sexier wine than the 2005, which is seemingly more reserved in that top-notch vintage. The 2006 exhibits sweet, olive-tinged black cherry and currant fruit, soft tannin, a heady attack, good freshness and acidity, and a lush, fleshy finish. It will drink beautifully in 4-6 years, and last for two decades". 89-91 points. Robert Parker

This one causes even the boss to ask us to put some aside! And that is a true accolade if I've ever seen one. Cheers!

Another gin today! Wowee are we really changing things up. We were but a simple wine merchants last year and look at us now! In fact no, forget us and let's concentrate instead on this gorgeous drink we have in...

Guillaume Drouin is a quali ed oenologist and agronomist. After acquiring experience in the elds of wine-making and rum he joined the family business in 2004. Working with his father on the aging of calvados, he took part in the creation of the company's great blends while looking for new product ranges that would highlight original aromatic associations.

Guillaume is a man full of curiosity and enthusiasm. His passion for the world of avours, tasting and the art of blending soon led him towards a new creation, that of a Gin based on the apples from his orchards. Thanks to its method of production and the number of aromatic substances that compose it, this Gin is without any doubt the spirit that offers the broadest possible spectre of composition: an almost in nite eld for creativity, a challenge both rich and fascinating in the search for symbiosis between apples, juniper and aromatics of world-wide origin.



Le Gin de Chrisitian Drouin 2017 Batch @ £39.95 - Buy it here!

Le Gin de Christian Drouin the only Gin incorporating 30 apple varieties. Rose and lemon provide delicacy. Ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and almond give the Gin a smooth, spicy body while cardamom enhances its fruit and roundness in the mouth. Juniper and apple complement one another with their heavy and high notes, spicy and crisp. 

As they only produce just under 3000 bottles a year this one will disappear pretty suddenly so if you're a gin lover don't miss your chance to get one of these!