Birthdays, Spirits and Tasting

Fellow Wine Lovers,

We have been investigating our options this week. Netmums suggested a football party, or maybe bowling, a customer’s son suggested a Star Wars party in the garden, and there was some talk about Winnie the Pooh till we discovered the real name of the book (When We Were Young-Ed).

What am I wittering on about? Park Vintners is now officially five years old and we were contemplating how best to celebrate the fact. We have decided to eschew both football and bowling, and having investigated our insurance for light sabre related incidents, had to park Star Wars ideas too. That left us with going with what we know best and pulling a cork or two on something delicious. Full details later on…


One or two of you have noticed Hepple Gin in our window, but we’re not just about Gin you know! Alex has gone Malt mad and listed an entire bevvy of beauties from North of the Border, as well as an old favourite Bourbon. Whisky as per our shelf, as follows:


Glenalmond Highland Blended Malt – £29.99 (Vatted)

Connoisseurs Choice Royal Brackla 1998 – £46.99


Highland Park 2006 Cask Strength 57.9% – £50


Finlaggan Old Reserve Islay – £30.99


Benromach 10 year old – £36.99

Speymalt Macallan 2006 – £37.99

Linkwood 15 year old – £46.99

Glenrothes 1997 (Coopers Choice Bottling) – £69.69

MacPhail’s 21 year old – £69.99


Heaven Hill Old Style Bourbon – £22.59

Blantons Original Single Barrel Bourbon – £44.99

Meanwhile Wayne has been busy exercising his sweet tooth in other areas…

Kummel Mentzendorff – £20.99

Limoncello – £21.99

Colazingari Sambuca Fina – £22.99

Foxdenton Sloe Gin – £22.99

The King’s Ginger – £23.99

Express Espresso Liqueur – £25.99

Saliza Amaretto Veneziano – £25.99

Doorly’s XO Barbados Rum – £32.49

Wine School

Do you have a chum that’s always really difficult to buy for? Why not try our wine school? A six week course that starts on 27th January at 8pm. Cost is £150 per person and full details are attached. The gift that keeps on giving!

Birthday Drinks Tasting this Weekend

 No jelly or ice-cream I’m afraid but how about we go with:

Champagne Thiénot (£32.99) one of the new kids on the block champagne wise, having been founded in 1985 but being owned by a former grape broker, they definitely get the pick of the bunch (sorry). Deliciously rounded and with a nice bready note.

Domaine Langlois-Chateau Saumur Blanc VV 2009 (£19.99) we discovered the previous vintage too late for Christmas last year, but this year we’re on it. Old vine Chenin Blanc with some nice gentle oaking giving us a lovely rounded white that can give a lot of white burgundy a run for its money. Turkey wine, perhaps?

Chateau Beauregard Ducourt 2010 (£11.99) we tasted this with our chum posh Jeremy back in September and it was just what we were looking for. Rich plummy fruit a good finish with some nice, fine tannins keeping it tidy.

Chateau Cabans 2010, Medoc (£17.49) this is a really good Cru Bourgeois Medoc from a stonking vintage. Opening up beautifully now, Stephen Spurrier raved about it in Decanter: “Solid, concentrated red, quite robust, concentration of berry fruit on the nose, quite open and oak already blended in while adding to structure, good broad flavoured wine, more earthy than elegant. 17/20”

Chateau Barrail Lamarzelle-Figeac 2009, St Emilion Grand Cru (£29.99) this’ll be a first taste for Wayne, as Alex came back from a trip saying “We had this great wine with lunch, it was absolutely bang on and we really must buy it!” and here it is!

We’ve also attached our Christmas opening hours.

That’s about it from us five year olds for this week. Do come in and have a taste, there is something for everyone we think.

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us…

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