Cairanne, Wine School, Haggis

Fellow Wine Lovers,


Poor old Swansea. 

They have had a superb season, have flown through the league cup and made the final, even without the help of ballboy Morgan. They have become everyone’s favourite welsh football team (didn’t know you had/needed a favourite Welsh team? well you do now!) but still, come the finals, they face a no win situation.  If they beat Bradford they destroy that Roy of the Rovers dream finale that the press and the public yearn for, and if they lose, well they lose, and everyone questions how a team that beat Chelsea 2-0 over two legs can lose 5-1 on a wet February day at Wembley….


So that’s Wales done, we now move onto the Scots…

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftan o’ the Puddin-race!


But, if ye wish her gratefu’ pray’r, Gie her a Haggis!

Scots, both imitation and true, will be reciting the whole of Mr. Burns’ masterpiece this evening as the Ode to a Haggis gets its annual outing and bottles of whisky get drained in exuberant toasts.  We do sell Whisky should the demand rise, but to quote another lyric (The Silver Tassie) by this most famous Scotsman:

Go fetch to me a pint o wine, And fill it in a silver tassie;

We can offer wine in measures exceeding the requested pint and would happily recommend La Cuvée Belvédère 2010 Cairanne £11.49 from the southern Rhone as a bonnie haggis wine – ripe berry fruits with hints of rich black coffee too and some intriguingly savoury characteristics on the finish – pure dead brilliant!


BOD loses rugby captaincy after many, many, many years – too many?


As January races on and Christmas is now only eleven months away, it’s time for a couple of Park Vintners January traditions to be put to bed for another year.

First up, last call for the last few places on our WINE SCHOOL – it starts next Wednesday at 8pm here in the shop and we still can squeeze a couple more of you in.  Umming and aahing time is over – if you need a bit more info we have attached the PDF or alternatively come in and have a chat.  Or phone us if you want.  Email would also work.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” -B.B. King.

Second up, 6 for 5.  Many of you have taken the opportunity to re-vitalise your new year cellars, but for those of you that haven’t, this mammoth 16.66% discount period folds up its deckchair and heads off for an eleven month break as of close of play Saturday.  As of Monday we’ll be back to the normal 5% off 6 and 10% off 12 mechanic which means we will now be able to look the bank manager squarely in the eye once more.

So to recap

  • We feel sorry for Swansea
  • We celebrate Scotland
  • We commiserate with Ireland
  • We sell wine in larger than pint format in England, buy 6 pints only pay for 5, or something like that….

Pop in and see us today or tomorrow, we’ll have the Cairanne open for those who fancy a ‘try before you buy’ option and indeed for anyone who fancies a glass of red on their cold walk home from the tube!

Alex & Wayne

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