Taste wines from 5 English vineyards

How are you celebrating English Wine Week 2017?

Did you know the UK is a premium wine-producing region, with around 500 vineyards in England and Wales covering some 4,500 acres?

English wine week runs from Saturday the 27th of May until Sunday the 4th of June and is the perfect opportunity for you to try these award winning still & sparkling wines.

On the 1st of June we will be holding a ‘Meet The Winemaker’ event, and will welcome the winemakers from Polgoon, Exton Park, Sharpham, Greyfriars & Knightor.

The evening is all about discovering these wines which are produced locally, with each winemaker presenting their wines for tasting, explaining their production, and how their previous years wine has developed. If we’re lucky they may even amuse us with a battle to make their wine the favourite.

£30 per person

Including:

A tasting of wines worth over £200*

£10 returned to you on a wine card to spend on the evening or during another visit.

Exclusive discount on English wines purchased at the event.

Booking essential as this is a sell out event.

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*Total retail price of each 75cl bottle. A taster of each wine is provided. Full terms http://www.levignoble.co.uk/terms/



SPRING SALE – Fatboy Lamzac

The Lamzac is a comfortable seat or sofa for two that you can fill with air within seconds using a unique filling technique. While the Lamzac is large and comfy when you use it, it is easily deflated and stored in a small package allowing you to take it anywhere you want! As a result the Lamzac is the perfect buddy for all your outdoor activities such as travelling, festivals, beach trips, hanging out in the park and much more. Meanwhile the lightweight but strong and durable fabric will ensure that you can use the Lamzac over and over again. Be prepared to get loads of attention when using this product in public!

Black and Purple in stock.

RRP £74.50

SALE PRICE £65.00

Click here to view the demo.

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New Imported Wines from Rioja, Spain

Our latest wines have arrived after their journey to us directly from the vineyard in Rioja, Spain.
By importing wines directly, we cut out the middle man meaning we can pass on great wines at great prices directly to you, our customers.

AD Libitum Maturana Blanca 2016

Refreshing & unique, its flavours stem from an abundance of fresh citrus fruits and tropical notes. The very pleasant finish is supported with vibrant toasted nuances.

Take home: £15

AD Libitum White

AD Libitum Red 2015

On the nose it has a medium-intensity, complex and later enough plant details. To step through the mouth, acidity present, astringent and middle end.

Take home: £16

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Paco Garcia Seis 2015

Color ruby, clean and bright. On the nose, aromatic explosion, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and violets. The palate entry intense, very red fruit, floral notes (violets), sweet (blackberries).

Take home: £11.30

Paco Garcia Seis

Paco Garcia Rioja Crianza 2014

Very tasty, the wine offers roundness and balance without losing its fruit-forward nature. A tremendous wine with dark cherry flavours, ripe fruits and chocolate hints.

Take home: £14.10

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Paco Garcia Experiencia 2 Crianza 2011

This smooth and balanced wine offers romantic aromas of the forest, spices, black plum, blackberry and hints of pine with a beautiful finish.

Take home: £18.00

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Paco Garcia Rioja Beautiful Things 2012

Full-bodied and structured, this ‘beautiful thing’ shows great aromas of stewed fruits and fine hints of almond. The palate is velvety with a long, persistent finish.

Take home: £35.15

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Don’t forget, buy any 6 bottles and receive 10% discount


New Menu from ‘La Cuisine de Papa Loué’

We have now launched our new menu, with recipes coming from ‘La Cuisine de Papa Loué’ (the kitchen of Yannick’s father’s restaurant in Paris). Dishes include Tartiflette, Parmigiana, Grilled Camembert and a Prawn Tartine, alongside our usual Cheese & Charcuterie platters.

We are also delighted with the addition of our local award winning Macarons from ‘Frandie Macaron’, based in Broadhembury, Devon.

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New Lounge NOW OPEN!

Our refurbishment has been months in the making, but we’re now delighted to announce our new lounge ‘open for business’!

We have been working closely with other local independent businesses Tandem, Marie Hewitt Interiors and Dave Nicholls Upholstery to create a young, fresh & vibrant new lounge area.

Wow isn’t it dazzling . . . (if we may say so ourselves) . . 

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Blind Tasting Wednesdays – have fun with wine!

If you haven’t popped in on a Wednesday evening before, here’s why you should . . . .

We put one bottle in our enomatic machine for blind tasting, completely covered so you’ve got no clues as to what wine it may be.

What’s brilliant about this is that you try a wine without the marketing or previous assumptions affecting your reaction – whether you like it or not is purely to do with how it smells and how it tastes. It’s amazing how many people find they like a grape variety they always thought they hated, or discover a new region that they’ve never tried before.

We also ask a question each week (e.g. guess the grape, guess the country) and if you’re the first person to guess correctly you win a free glass of champagne!

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NEW Larnaudie-Hirault Champagne

We are delighted to introduce our new Champagne ‘Larnaudie-Hirault’.

We sent resident expert Mégane on a trip to her homeland the ‘Champagne’ region to search for a truly special and unique addition to our wine list.

Champagne Larnaudie-Hirault is a family run growers estate otherwise known as a Recoltant-Manipulant which translates as farmer-maker. Located in the Trois-Puits ‘Premier Cru’ village of the Montagne de Reims, its vineyards are within one of the most prestigious areas of Champagne.

The vineyard produces all 3 grape varieties used in Champagne which are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, which are all used evenly in the blend of the Brut Tradition giving it a real freshness and white fruit aromas on the palate.

Every stage of the winemaking process is completed on the estate with a balanced mix of modern and traditional methods. Stainless steel tanks as well as oak barrels are used which result in a great Champagne with finesse and elegance.

Being great believers in the work of the earth, the owners Clarisse and Michael try to minimize the use of phytosanitary and chemical products, respecting mother nature and being as environmentally friendly as possible.

With the high quality terroir and the great care Clarisse and Michael put into their vines, the vineyard produces around 40,000 bottles annually as well as selling juice to some other Grande Marque Champagne houses such as Louis Roederer.

We have imported the Larnaudie Hirault Brut Tradition directly from the vineyard in Champagne, cutting out the ‘middle man’ which means we can pass on great price to our customers.

Larnaudie-Hirault Brut Tradition

£27.00 per bottle | £145.80 per case of 6

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Felton Road ‘Cornish Point’ 2016 Release . . .

We are delighted that our new delivery of wine from Felton Road, New Zealand, is on its way to us as we speak!

Felton Road is located in Central Otago which is the most inland region of New Zealand, located in the southern half of the South Island. The winery is made up of 4 vineyards, one of which is ‘Cornish Point’, an old gold miners settlement where the first large find of gold was made in the Central Otago gold rush. It was named after the Cornish gold miners who lived there and was abandoned in the late 19th century until planted as an apricot orchard in the mid 20th century, followed by grape vines in 2000.

The soils are deep, fine and sandy, lying on beds of ancient river gravel, typical of the heavy soils most suited to Pinot Noir vines.
The vineyard is 7.6 hectares in size, with 4040 vines per hectare cleverly orientated so they receive an extra hour of morning sun and one less of the hotter afternoon sun.

Fruit from ‘Cornish Point’ is some of the first to ripen and is often the first to be picked out of the 4 vineyards. The grapes display dense fruit, with surprising tannin for young vines. The bouquet is intense, floral and spicy. Flavours are always dark, with pronounced secondary notes rather than simple primary fruit. The viticulture is fully organic and biodynamic certified.

Demand for ‘Cornish Point’ wines is very high, so we are very fortunate to have gained an allocation of 3 varieties including the Bannockburn Riesling which will not be available from any other merchants in the UK..

Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2016

Felton Road Vin Gris 2016

Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2016

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Weekday Offers

Thirsty Thursday save 20% on all enomatic wines from 6pm every Thursday*

Craft Beer Friday drink any craft beer in our lounge for the retail price, every Friday 3-9pm*.

*(not available at events and in conjunction with any other offer)

Upcoming events

  • Thu 01 June

    'Meet the Winemaker' with English vineyards for English Wine Week

  • Thu 15 June

    'Meet the Winemaker' with Holm Oak & Harewood, Australia

  • Thu 29 June

    Prosecco Tasting & 'Meet the Winemaker' with Bisol, Italy

  • Thu 06 July

    Bin End Bonanza

  • Fri 14 July

    Bastille Day

  • Thu 14 September

    Beer Tasting with Firebrand Brewing Co.

  • Thu 12 October

    Fine Wine Tasting

  • Thu 19 October

    'Meet the Winemaker' with Marques de Murrieta, Spain

  • Thu 16 November

    Cheese and Wine Night

  • Thu 07 December

    Mega Christmas Wine Tasting

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Testimonials

"Thanks for a hugely enjoyable and informative evening. I couldn’t resist the lure of the wine and so purchased two bottles which I shall no doubt enjoy during my week off!"

Steve Cole, Probate Manager, Nash & Co Solicitors LLP