Twas the night before Christmas

Fellow Wine Lovers,

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.


The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.


When out of the dawn there arose such a thought,

I’d left it to late and no wine had I bought.

Luckily for me twas just a bad dream,

And the Saturday before, to Park Vintners I’d been.


So with our apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, we’ll be pulling corks on…


Hoffman & Rathbone Rosé Reserve 2011 – £38.00

 Award winning English bubbles on a Saturday before Christmas – what’s not to like?

Stephane Aladame Montagny 1er Cru Selection Vieilles Vignes 2012 – £25.99

 Stéphane Aladame is one of the rising stars of the younger generation of French vignerons, already attracting a considerable amount of attention in France…

This wine is from his oldest vines, 50% fermented in oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel vats. Crisp, medium-bodied, with a vibrant, intense core of citrus and stone fruit alongside a firm mineral zip that continues through the long finish. Delicious for drinking now and over the next couple of years.

Fattoria Le Corti Principe Corsini Cortevecchia Chianti Classico 1996 Toscana – £30.99

 A fourteenth century estate, still in the hands of the original family, that produces critically acclaimed wine year in year out. Sometimes they keep some back and release it as a ‘museum’ release. This is one of those, lovely rounded and complex with that mixture of fruit and secondary characters, drinking beautifully!

Diane de Belgrave 2010 Haut-Médoc – £22.49

This is the very classy second wine of Chateau Belgrave, a fifth growth in Haut-Médoc. It’s 52% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance made up of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Rich with raspberry and blackberry notes, a touch of liquorice and some fine polished tannins. Good and long in the finish with a smattering of vanilla.


SUNDAY OPENING – This Sunday we’ll be open from 11am to 3pm.


That’s all from us folks, you know where to find us!!!

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