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
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...