Let's get serious. It's the end of the summer holidays, we're all dusting off the cobwebs and hitting the routine again. Gone are the long lazy days in the park, the trips to the beach and hearding of family members! But that's no reason to be downhearted. September is one of the best months of the year! The sun still shines, but there's that lovely nip in the air that means a return to delicious red wines in the evenings, but fresh whites can still hold their own.
We're bringing you one of each for tasting this weekend to get you in the mood, and on top of that we've got a brand new gin to introduce (and sip on!) made by one of our Weybridge customers!
So there's no excuse, get yourself down to the shop and settle in for tipple!
2012 Barolo San Carlo Dezzani Piedmont - £29.99 p/b or 2 for £55
We love a classic Italian in this shop, and when it comes at a bargain they're no stopping us. This is a wonderful tradtional Barolo from a warm year making it easy to drink already. It has an intense nose of black pepper, black cherries and spices. Well balanced and expressive with young, ripe tannins and an intense, medium finish.
2016 Albarino Pazo Barrantes - £21.99 p/b. £18.69 in a mixed six, £17.59 in a mixed case.
A deliciously fresh albarino that comes from their Galician winery. This is a perfect wine to accompany seafood with its delicate floral touches, notes of pear and apple, even a touch of greengage. On the palate this has a delightful clean crisp style but possess a sense of mineral depth and white peach stone. Clean, cool, elegant and silky, this is a very good example of Albarino.
Far Reaches London Dry Gin - £39.99
It's been a long time coming, but Far Reaches is finally on our shelves and we couldn't be happier! Andrew first approached us back in March with this impressively complex citrusy gin. The concept behind their blend of botanicals is to take key fruits and spices from each of the main continents and blend them together to make a truly global, yet local, gin! It's lively and citrusy thanks to kumquat, but with a nice hit of spice due to the grains of paradise. It makes an excellent gin and tonic, but also shows off it's character beautifully in a martini with a twist.