Giving a gift of wine as a New Year’s present is a lovely way to show your appreciation to a business partner; and probably much more welcome than a scented candle!
Not only are the wines delicious and affordable, but when packaged up with our wine descriptions, handsome gift box and wrapping paper, they make a much appreciated, elegant present.
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2015 EgidioBarbera d'Alba DOC0,75l RedNew€9.30 €7.69I have always loved the Barbera grape, younger brother to the great Nebbiolo grape and found that it produces lovely, spicy, wines with great character that can be enjoyed young. This wine, produced by Bosio Vini comes from Santo Stefano Belbo in the heart of the Langhe district of Piedmont. This is a modern style wine with juicy savoury fruit offset by 18 months aging in French oak barrels. Named after the founder of the company, the wine has a rich, purple colour, sweet fruit, good spice and flavours of soft, ripe, sweet plums. It is spicy and long in the finish. Drink with game and roast meats from now for the next five years.
Not for a long time in Bordeaux has their been a trio of great vintages and even if we think this has happened on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, it might be several years before some people believe us.Read more
Just as Bordeaux began to start selling the much touted 2016 wines “en primeur”, Bordeaux as well as many other wine regions throughout Europe was hit with a devastating frost on the nights of the 26th and the 27th April when temperatures dropped to around -3°C to -4°C. If the temperature does not seem very cold, the damage was made worse because a dry and mild winter had led to buds appearing 10 to 15 days early on the vines.Read more
Sulphur in wine is one of those highly emotive and quite controversial subjects. So before we start debating this subject, I should start by giving you a few facts: ALL WINES contain sulphur dioxide in some form that are usually known collectively as sulphites. Used since classical times as an antioxidant (a preservative and a disinfectant and mentioned by Pliny and Cato) sulphur is widely used in the production of wines, pre-packed vegetables, dried fruits among other foods and is often described on packaging as E220 (known as 220 in the US).Read more