World’s Best Bitter, Rhone

Fellow Wine Lovers,

We read this week David Blaine is planning to wear a chain mail suit for three days with a million volts passing through it. Two questions come to mind…Why? … and who is quoting odds for the Darwin Awards?


Here at Park Vintners we like to talk about winners, so I’ll start with the Ryder Cup. Well played chaps, and a great quote from Capt. Olazabal “All men die but not all men live and you made me feel alive again this week”.

We have been telling you all for ages but now it’s official. Wandle is the Best Beer in the World having won World’s Best Bitter up to 5% Pale Beer 2012at the World Beer Awards 2012. Congratulations to Duncan, Mary and the crew at Sambrook’s.

Come and taste it at the weekend!

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Fancy a spot of Wine & Cheese action? Me too!

Thursday 25th October at 8pm. £15 gets you a chair at the table and the aforementioned Cheese & Wine. With four cheeses, six wines and something cheeky to finish, what’s not to like?

Rhône Valley

Alex and I are fans of the region generally, but don’t often get much of a chance to feature it. Given that it’s been a good friend to us over the years we thought it was high time to change that.

We’ve had a chat with our chum Romain who is able to spend a bit of French taxpayers’ money on this sort of thing and have got a competition going.

There are scratch cards in-store and the chance to win a pair of wine glasses, a bottle carrier or if you’re really lucky a trip for 2 to the Rhône. It’s easy, buy a Rhône wine, scratch an entry card, pack your bags.

Tasting this Weekend in Wimbledon Park

Wandle (£2.59) – World Champion beer – see what the fuss is about.

La Fleur Solitaire 2011 (£10.49) – Grenache Blanc, Viognier and a splash of Marsanne and Roussanne are the grapes here, giving us rich stone fruit flavours. Fabulous with that brace of Partridge you ordered from the butcher.

Cairanne Cuvée du Belvédère 2009 (£11.49) – Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre are the grapes here, giving us a smooth, rich palate with cheery cherry fruits and it’s just starting to pick a bit of savoury character. Try it with a beef and mushroom stroganoff.

That’s it for us this week.

Happy Birthday Mr Bond, nobody does it better.

Wayne & Alex

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