How many reds can you sink in 60 seconds?

You might be excused thinking the above headline relates to some extreme drinking challenge, however it’s part of the Snooker Challenge we have in store at the moment, where we’re having a bit of fun, raising money for a worthwhile charity and giving you the opportunity to win some fab prizes.

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We have installed a baby snooker table in the centre of the shop, and are asking customers to have a go and see how many reds they can pot in 6o seconds! And at the end of the competition, these are the prizes that will be won…

  • First Prize – A pair of tickets to the UK Snooker Championships in York, plus a bottle of Champagne
  • Second Prize – A signed Steve Davis snooker cue, plus a bottle of wine
  • Third Prize – A signed John Virgo waistcoat, plus a bottle of wine.
  • Special Prize – Everyone who pots the maximum of 8 reds in 60 seconds will win a bottle of wine.

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Our chosen charity is Crohn’s & Colitis UK, and the prizes have been donated by The Paul Hunter Foundation who as snooker fans will know died of bowel cancer at the age of 27.

We are also ‘raffling off’ the baby snooker table, plus two cues both signed by Steve Davis, a set of balls and a bottle of Champagne. Tickets are £5, with all proceeds going to the charity, and we are only selling 100, so you have a good chance of winning!

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Do come in and have a go at potting some reds, take part in our raffle, and while you’re in why not sink a glass of red or white wine too!

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Loads of new wines in store – come in and try some!

In the wine industry February and March is a really really busy time, because it’s ’tasting season’, the time of year when wine producers, importers and distributors hold their annual tastings to show off their fabulous wines.

So, in the last two months we’ve been to tastings in Harrogate, Manchester, Edinburgh and more, and also lots right here in the shop. We have probably sipped, slurped and spat our way through over 500 wines! All with one aim which is to bring you a fantastic selection of new wines to try. The result being we have an amazing batch of around 65 new bottles that we have selected for our shelves.

From Austria to Tasmania, Furmint to Roussane and almost everything in between we have an amazing batch of fascinating, delicious, interesting new wines, so you can enjoy the excitement of exploring new grapes and regions. And we’ve a couple of new Champagnes, an incredible new Prosecco, 6 new Sauvignons and 4 new Malbecs too.

To give you a taste of some of these great new arrivals, this week all our ‘house pours’ will be new wines, which means you will be able to buy a glass of the following wines from just £2.50 a glass!

Murdoch Hill Sauvignon Blanc – Delicious crisp Adelaide Hills Sauv, dry, crisp pretty fruit, tight mineral subtle style.
The Goose Chardonnay – Soft apple fruit, touch of creamy character and nice round mouthfeel. Newest arrival to popular Goose range from Reteif Goosen.
Deak Tokaji Dry Furmint – Intensely smokey, interesting palate with dry, wet slate, mineral complextity.
Chivite Rose – Beautiful new super pale Rose from the high quality Chivite family in Spain
Les Ligeriens Rose d’Anjou – (OK so not a new arrival but our most popular off dry Rose in the shop!)
Earthworks Barossa Shiraz – Nice rich chewy Shiraz with lovely soft chocolatey mid palate and smooth finish.
Pasaeli 6N Karasakiz (no us neither! Its a Turkish grape…) – Quirky, wild and interesting! Bright, vibrant floral fruit with spicy finish.
Domaine d’Arton Red – Classic Southern French blend with lovely inky fruit and nice sturdy tannins.

New 6 bottle Wine Cases

We are also offering two brand new 6 bottle cases to give you a chance to try out some of these new wines.

We have a 6 bottle ‘Explorers Taster Case’ for the more adventurous among you… 6 of the most interesting new grape varieties gathered together featuring 3 whites and 3 reds for £69.99.

We also have a 6 bottle ‘Classics Taster Case’ for those wanting a more reassuring set of grape varieties! …6 of our new arrivals, 3 whites, and 3 reds featuring traditional and well know grapes and regions for £56.99.

Big Wine Discounts – As well as having all the new arrivals we also have a couple of cracking discounts to save you money.

Our New Malbec and Torrontes pair from the fantastic Mendoza Winery Gauchezco make an introductory appearance at £7.99 a bottle instead of their normal £9.79 retail price.

An excellent new Cava pair from Vilarnau, the Brut and Rose both presented in the stunning Gaudi Inspired bottle, normally £11.99 now only £9.99 a bottle.

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The new vintage of the Barry Bros Shiraz/Cab from the Clare Valley is in and tasting brilliant! We have a cracking offer with £4 off bringing the wine down to only £9.99 a bottle!

For the traditionalists we have a super value Claret, the Chateau du Barail at £8.99 or 2 bottles for £15 matched up with a lovely Muscadet on the same deal.

Beer Offers:

For beer fans we also have a few deals to take advantage of…

Thornbridge range ANY 3 beers for £6 – includes the super popular Jaipur IPA (normally £2.59 a bottle)
Jamaican Dragon Stout £1.89 each or 3 for £4.50
Desperados Lager 24 bottle case for only £29.99
Aspall Britten Cyder £1.99 each or 3 for £4.50
Also new beer arrivals from Cloudwater, Brooklyn Brewery and Left Hand.

Do come in and see us, you may discover a favourite new wine!

Fine Wine Merchant

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