January 28, 2015
For February’s Wine Club we’ve been scouting some of the highest vineyards around the world for a fantastic flight of high-altitude wines. The higher the altitude, the more exposure of the grapes to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, generating a higher concentration of aromas, colours and flavours.
Starting February 2nd for one month only, the quality wines are half price on Monday night, by glass or bottle. Alternatively, why not try a flight sampling 80ml of each for £25?
2013 “Rayon” La Cave du Vin Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle, Valle d’Aosta
Blanc de Morgex – This is our highest altitude wine, cultivated at an altitude of 1300m, at the foot of the Mont Blanc which is also the highest region from which wine is produced in Europe. Its aromas evoke mountain herbs with notes of fresh hay.
2013 Reto Blanco, Bodegas Ponce, Manchuela, Spain
Albilla – grown at an altitude of 700m in the region of Manchuela. A medium bodied wine with acidity and freshness shown by notes of apple skin and citrus. Rich flavours of buttered, orange blossom brioche.
2010, Emphasis Assyrtiko, Pavlidis Winery, Drama, Greece
Assyrtiko – the most iconic Greek grape variety grown most famously on the volcanic island of Santorini but also in the region of Drama. A full-bodied wine with notes of citrus, stone and chalk dominating in the mouth.
2012 Vino di Anna, Palmento, Etna, Sicily
Grown at an altitude of 760-900 metres, Palmento is a traditional multi-level winery. Vino di Anna is pure, silky, elegant and fresh with a hint of earthiness.
2010 El Terroir Garnacha, Domaines Lupier, Navarra
Garnacha – This wine is made from 12 different plots planted between 400m and 600m altitude. Tasting notes of damson and deep cherry.
2012 Cabernet Franc, Lot #36, Garage Wine & Co, Chile
Cabernet Franc – From a vineyard at 800m altitude in the Pirque region in the Alto Maip. Tasting notes include a clean aromas of raspberry leaf and red fruits along with balsamic and capsicum notes.
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January 23, 2015
London Beer Week kicks off this year on 16th February, a true celebration of craft beers, ales, larger and ciders alike.
We’ve lined up Buxton Spa 4.1% Special Pale Ale as our signature serve, priced at just £3 for wristband wearers. It’s a light, refreshing, hoppy pale ale from Buxton Brewey in Derbyshire, showcasing the incredibly aromatic North America hop – Citra.
Or, why not give our other Craft Beers a go?
Harbour Pilsner 5%
Arrives from a small craft brewery based in North Cornwall committed to making beers that are contemporary and deliver an uncompromising taste experience. Habour’s Czech inspired Pilsner is clean, crisp with a spicy bitterness.
Wild Goose Chase 4.5%
A tart and fruity yet well hopped and drinkable Farmhouse Pale Ale from The Wild Beer Co in Evercreech, Somerset . They’re on a mission to “excite your taste buds and wildly challenge your perfections of beer.”