Today’s e-mail Newsletter to our Customers

Wine Tasting at Grindleton Pavilion.

We have 15 tickets available for a small bespoke wine tasting at Grindleton Village Pavillion on Friday 24th March. There will be about 60 different wines to taste in a ‘walk around’ tasting format similar to our big Spring and Christmas tastings. Tickets are £15 each and are very much on first come first served basis. We are expecting them to sell very quickly as a result of this e-mail, so if you want to come ring our Whalley shop on 01254 822581 and reserve your tickets now.

New Wines available By The Glass.

If you fancy trying some excellent wines that are a little bit different, our current selection features red and white wines from 3 countries…. Lebanon, Turkey and Greece. If you haven’t tried wines from these countries before we think you are in for a fabulous surpirise!! Here are the 8 wines in our BTG dispenser at our Whalley shop until next Thursday…..

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REDS
Urla Vourla from Turkey
A Merlot blend with Cab Sauv and Syrah in a full bodied rich red. Turkey is on a roll! This wine is made by hot young Turks on a mission. Jancis Robinson is a BIG fan. The result of biodynamic farming, as organic as can be.

Pasaeli 6N from Turkey
A real discovery at the recent Wines of Turkey tasting in London with wines from both international and indigenous varieties showing real personality. A blend of 18% Merlot with 82% Karasakiz (which translates as ‘black chewing gum’). The medium bodied palate combines sour cherry, rosehip and balsamic vinegar flavours alongside a tart, lip-smacking acidity and a forest-floor finish.

Chateau Ksara Cuvee du Troisieme Millenaire from Lebanon
Made from a blend of 40% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Syrah. It displays a subtle nose of raspberry and blackcurrant with subtle hints of vanilla. The refined palate has good structure and firm tannins making this a rich and complex wine with a finish to die for. Pair with red meat and flavoursome game. Big and bold from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

Ktima Alpha Xinomavro Reserve Old Vines from Amyndeon, North West Greece.
The brainchild of Bordeaux trained wine maker Angelos Latrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers working in Europe. Bright dark ruby color. Complex nose with typical bouquet of sundried tomatoes, smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice and spices. Full body, with rich fruit depth, blackberries, plums, herbaceous hints and oak on the back.

WHITES
Gaia Notios from Greece.
What we have here, then, is Gaia Notios white, a Moschofilero and Roditis blend from Peloponnese, Greece. It’s kind of flowery and lychee-ish on the nose, from the Moschofilero but then the Roditis kicks in on the palate, with smooth but keen lemon flavours that give a bit of backbone. Nice with a bit of whitebait… Light, crisp and fresh white wine using indigenous grapes

Chateau Ksara, Chardonnay from the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
Chateau Ksara is Lebanon’s oldest winery.This white wine has a soft aroma of banana and nutmeg. Medium to full bodied with integrated oak which gives a delicate vanilla and spice character to the wine. Rich tropical fruits with lots of pineapple

Ktima Biblia Chora, Sauvignon Blanc and Assyrtiko, from Greece.
Super fresh, a typical Sauvignon nose, with a hint of nettle and lashings of gooseberry and passionfruit. Grassy Sauvignon Blanc 60% blended with local Assyrtiko 40%

Gaia ‘Wild Ferment’ Assyrtiko from Santorini, Greece
Gaia is one of the pioneers of modern Greek wines, and this barrel fermented Assyrtiko is one of their finest. Toasty and smoky on the nose with a fair amount of minerality, it opens up onto a full and rich palate with a salty tang reminiscent of the ocean. Great with bouillabaisse, or as something different to go with your roast pork. Excellent example of a local grape well made.
LOOK OUT FOR MORE THEMED BY THE GLASS SELECTIONS COMING SOON,,,,including…

From Thursday March 23rd – Mothers Day Special – showcasing some lovely rose’s, and top end whites….bring Mum in for a glass!

May the 4th be with you – Star Wars Special – Anything and everything Star Wars themed!

For rugby fans, look out for the Lions Tour Special – 4 UK wines v 4 NZ wines. Can’t wait!!! And there’s loads more too.

There’s always something nice to taste at The Whalley Wine Shop

Cheers!

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