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” A taste of the Loire and Cher”, Thursday 17th November 2016

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A top range of exciting wines discovered on my various travels around the Loire and Cher rivers. Loire is famous for Sauvignon Blanc, towns like Sancerre and Pouilly spring to mind of course, but here we go to the home of Sauvignon in the world, Quincy, where the monks from the Abbaye de Beauvoir were the first to make this wine in the 15th century. Throw in with this some stunning Chenin from Amboise and some really interesting lost varietals from Cheverny and you have a fabulous group of wines to taste at the Whirly wine shop this week!”

 

Contact Simon on 07821 968111 or by email at simon@whirlywine.co.uk

 

 

 

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‘Hallo-wine and Bonfire night Tasting’, Thursday 3rd November 2016

Hallo-Wine” and Bonfire night tasting!!! A tasting of wines that have that Smokey Autumn feel as well as a little Horror movie feel!

Thursday 3rd November

‘Amity” Gewürtztraminer 2008, “ Sunnyside Vineyard”, Willamette, Oregon

Willespie “ Margaret River” White, 2011, Western Australia

Mehofer “ Organic” Zweigelt-Cabernet 2013, Wagram, Austria

Kabminye “ Irma Adeline” 2003, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Riberach, “Anti-These” 2006, Riberach, Roussillon

7-9pm, 22 Ritherdon road, London, SW17 8QD

Please book in advance: simon@whirlywine.co.uk  0208 672 2572

£20 per head for five 75 ml tasting glasses plus snacks.

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Whirly wine Tasting, 27th October 2016: ” USA wine extravaganza!”

Whirly Wines Tasting

Join us on Thursday 27th October for our USA extravaganza! We will be tasting:

Amity, Gewürtztraminer 2008, “ Sunnyside Vineyard”, Willamette, Oregon

Amity, Pinot Blanc 2007, Willamette, Oregon

Zivo, Pinot Blanc 2011, Willamette, Oregon

Graziano Chenin Blanc 2011, Mendocino, California

Graziano, Zinfandel 2012, Mendocino, California

7-9pm

Whirly Wines

22 Ritherdon Road

SW17 8QD

Please book in advance: simon@whirlywine.co.uk

020 8672 2572

 £20 per head for five 75ml tasting glasses and snacks.

To keep up to date with our weekly tastings please visit

www.whirlywine.co.uk

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Wine of the month for September 2016: Meloso Joven, 2015, Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero

Its now September and the wines are beginning to flow, in more ways than one. All over the Northern Hemisphere the grapes are beginning to be picked and the year of hard toil in the vineyard culminates into the anxiety and relief of the next few weeks, one hopes. Its an exciting time for the winemaker but also a worrying one. Last minute storms and rain are not in anyway a desire.

For me as the importer its also a really exciting time since there are so many new wines to look at with the change in season from summer to Autumn. Its the major change on wine lists throughout the country and whereas the focus for the last five months has been on rose and white suddenly the focus now changes to reds with the already the wonders of Grouse on the menus of top restaurants around the UK and soon in October with the shooting season the added joys of duck, pigeon, partridge and pheasant. With such delights I long to match the succulence with a juicy, honest red and this wine performs this job admirably. Its a young Tempranillo, no oak and its full of energy and delight, with plums and Autumn blackberry prevalent yet velvety soft tannins. Ribera de Duero is fast becoming one of the most exciting red wine regions of Spain and with this wine you can see exactly why. It oozes class and value at £12.45 per bottle, available here in the Whirly shop on Ritherdon road, SW17 8QD so do pop in soon and give it a whirl!

October: new wines! So many to choose from but has to be the Post referendum wines out of the barrel from Corbiere! So two wines but heh they are both a real joy!

 

Mr Whirly

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