The March Taster Box is here, and so is Sp(brr)ring

Well, brrrr. We expected dry January but the freezing weather finds us in Suffolk, snowed in and wondering if we shouldn't be selling mulled wine instead of wine tasters...

Onwards and upwards though, we were very encouraged by the interest in our first rosé tasters in February's Taster Box. The March Taster Box includes another rosé, alongside three whites and two reds.

Red-wine lovers fear not,  we now offer a Hearty Red Taster Box of six different red wines, click here 
As well as a Light White/Rosé Taster Box, (four whites and two rosés), click here.
Subscription versions will follow shortly.

Six months after launching we now have 35 wines on our website: 17 whites, 3 rosés and 15 reds.  As the range builds out there are some interesting compare-and-contrast grape combinations described below. One can use the wine taster wheels on our website to create mini-flights of wines for home tastings. We practise this at home, obviously just for research purposes, especially when snowed in. Here are some suggestions for custom boxes:

Syrah:  1753, La Linda, Marras (blend), l'Hortus (blend), St.Chinian (blend) and Allusion (a rosé that is a syrah blend); 
Malbec: Tizac and Domaine de Mus, and, 
Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc: Pacifico Sur, Perez Cruz and Tuffe.

Chenin Blanc: Marras and Cuvee de Silex;
Chardonnay:   Pitchfork and Crai Nou;
Sauvignon Blanc: Vaux St.Georges, Loup y es-tu (blend), Les Granges (blend), and
Viognier:  Domaine de Mus and again Loup y es-tu (blend).

As to the March selection, here they are, all from 2016:  

  • Marras                           Shiraz/Cinsault.  Swartland, South Africa
    An intriguing and delicate wine
  • Dom. de Cabrials          Pinot Noir.  Languedoc, France
    We think this is exceptional value for Pinot Noir
  • Dom. Attilon, Allusion  Rosé.  Pays d'Arles, France    Organic
    Subtle and similar to more expensive Provence Rosé
  • Pitchfork                       Chardonnay.  Margaret River, Australia
    From a top producer, not oaky or heavy, but crisp and lovely
  • Dom. de Mus                Viognier.  Languedoc, France
    A fantastic accompaniment to fish and white meats 
  • Sora Valle                      Pinot Grigio.  Trentino Alto Adige, Italy
    A zingy floral and elegant dry wine

Forthcoming Events

Our best laid plans have been somewhat unhinged by the weather but assuming the country has thawed out, we plan to be at the Framlingham market in Suffolk on Saturday 10th March. Watch this space for updates... 

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