NEW EVENT – Meet the winemaker with Zisola, Sicily, 27th April

The Zisola Estate is located in South-East Sicily, the land of origin of the Nero d’Avola vine only a few steps from Noto.

The Zisola property is made up of approximately 50 hectares laid out into gardens cultivated with vineyards and citrus, olive & almond trees. Here a small but efficient winery is provided with stainless steel vats with temperature control for wine making, and about 350 oak barrels for fining the wines.

The entire area, located at a height of between 100 and 130 meters above sea level is characterized by medium mixed soil with a strong limestone content and rich structure.

The marine breeze coming from the nearby coast moderates the heat in the summer and mellows the winters, conditions which together with the particular soil characteristics of the land, result in perfect ripening of the grapes and wines characterized by their elegance and personality.

The Zisola estate produces both red and white varieties made from Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Grillo and Catarratto grapes.

We will be joined by a member of the Zisola team who will host an evening of tasting and discovering these Sicilian wines.

£20 per person, with £10 returned on a wine card.

Booking essential.

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Monthly Case Offer – February

Pinot Noir is an elegant, classy & sensitive grape, making the perfect wine for Valentines day. 

It can be fruity and floral with fresh, ripe, & forest fruit flavours. Light to medium body, it is very versatile with food or alternatively a delight to be drank on its own. It also has great acidity which helps the wine to age well.

Pinot Noir can be white, rosé or red, still, sparkling or fortified.

Arnoux-Lachaux Bourgogne Pinot Fin 2014, Burgundy, France

Layered with intense aromatics of cherries & raspberries with soft spice and a bright, clean finish. This wine is made from grapes from parcels of different vineyards including Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Jermann Red Angel Pinot Nero 2013, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Blueberries and forest fruits on the nose, loganberries and cherries on the palate. Medium-bodied with a smooth, velvety texture.

Verum Pinot Noir 2014, Patagonia, Argentina

Floral with red fruit, cherries, vanilla, chocolate and toast. Ripe tannins, great structure and a lingering yet light finish.

Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2014, Central Otago, New-Zealand

A juicy Pinot Noir with layers of ripe red berries, subtle savoury characters and a touch of vanilla. Soft with supple tannins leading to a long fruit driven finish.

Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2015, Yarra Valley, Australia

Aromas of berries and fennel seeds are complemented by hints of bergamot and cloves. The palate has fresh, ripe raspberries and beetroot earthiness. Pure and silky with a smooth finish.

Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2014, Cornwall, UK

Intense strawberry aromas and flavours with a delicate, light finish. They use the second pressing of the grapes for this wine, giving more fruitiness and less acidity although it is still very refreshing.

Case of 6

Was £116 | Now £100.51

1st – 28th March

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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, to celebrate this we are offering a 15% discount on all Felton Road wines until the end of November.

Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2016

Felton Road Vin Gris 2016

Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2016

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Lamzac® the original

A wine shop selling seating? Yes thats right, we love our Lamzac chairs so much we ordered a few extra!

The Lamzac is a new product from bean bag maker Fatboy. 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

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We now deliver to your door on Deliveroo

Had you ever dreamt of the food you love being delivered to your door?

We’ve teamed up with Deliveroo to make that possible.

A selection of our most popular wines and tasty tapas platters can now be at your door within minutes with thanks to Deliveroo.

To view our Deliveroo menu please follow the link below.

Order high-quality takeaway online from top UK restaurants, fast delivery straight to your home or office

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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

  • Wed 22 February

    Intermediate Pinot Noir Tasting

  • Wed 15 March

    Intermediate New Zealand Wine Tasting

  • Fri 17 March

    St Patricks Day Special

  • Sun 26 March

    Mothers Day

  • Thu 27 April

    Meet the Winemaker - Zisola, Sicily

  • Fri 14 July

    Bastille Day

  • Read more...

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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