Banish the Wine Blues!

Our Autumn Trade Tasting took place on 3rd October at The Hellenic Centre between 10am-6pm. Here's a round up of what we saw.

Our autumn tasting, held in the bright and spacious Hellenic Centre, has been and gone. And done very well! This year we didn’t come up with a catchy title so it was “the tasting with no name” (except that we didn’t call it that either). But with lots of gorgeous new wines, exciting discoveries and old favourites revisited, showcasing the strength and diversity of our artisan-focused catalogue, it was a tasting for all seasons and all palates.

Tasting stats:

Approximately 140 white, red, orange and bubbly wines, ranging between £6 and £25, from 11 different countries.

95% of the wines were organic, biodynamic and made with minimal or zero additions.

Wines made from 70 different grape varieties (or blends), made or matured in a variety of vessels including foudres, cement tanks, eggs and terracotta clay.

Tasting Teasers:

A wine from California made with the Green Hungarian grape; A Georgian co-ferment of 417 historic varietiesp; Pet Nats from Abruzzo; A qvevri-fermented orange wine from Slovenia; A Loire red weighing in a diet-approved 8%; “Keira’s wine”; A Riesling from the Spanish Pyrenees; A non-fortified sherry from Jerez region; Two Chilean wines containing the Corinto grape...

Interested in finding out more about any of the wines that were featured in the trade tasting? Contact us directly:

Trade: / 01483 554750