Octobeer continue, so this weekend we will try:

Brewed in the Thames

4% abv, a clean, crisp and refreshing golden ale

6% abv, IPA infused with vibrant Masala chai spices

4.5% abv, a deep, dark and mysterious black ale

6% abv, a Flanders red ale full of tomatoey yumminess

 
As it's the Italian month (20% off all Italian's wine under £50)
2013 Ottobucce DOC, Dezzani £10.39/Btl  ( Ottobuche meaning 8 skins)

Dezzani is a Company born from a passion for wine. It was 1934 when the grandfather Luigi Dezzani founded his historic winery, at that time dedicated to the production and distribution of local grapes. The key to the later successes achieved in the 70-80's has been the enthusiasm Luigi passed to his son Romolo, who made Dezzani known not only in Piedmont but all over Italy, becoming one of the reference points of the typicity of Piedmont. Following their father's philosophy, Franca, Luigi and Giovanni, the 3rd generation, have spread the Dezzani brand into the international markets. Today, this is guided by Rocca Family (five generations in wine business) and Villa Rivalta (10.000 hectares and hundreds of families collected in cooperative) that are developing the company through a sensible supply chain control, modern technologies and the love of the wine from centuries gone by.

After harvesting, each must is macerated and fermented separately. Literally meaning '8 skins', Ottobucce refers to the 8 grapes which have been blended to make this wine: Dolcetto 68%, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Barbera, 4% Freisa, 4% Bonarda, 1% Syrah and 1% Albarossa.

Ruby red colour with purple highlights. Complex on the nose with delicate aromas of red fruits, vanilla and fine spices. Soft on the palate.