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5 FRIDAY WINES

#3 TNG Blog  – 5 FRIDAY WINES

Whatever kind of week you’ve had, we can point you in the right direction for a little light refreshment.

Up with the Lark all week

Early mornings call for wine with dancing freshness and delicacy like no other. Try our Viento Alesio Viognier from Navarra in Spain at £11.99ea. for its wonderfully subtle tropical fruit flavours. With grapes harvested according to the Lunar cycle this should help you get a good nights sleep for another early start!

Meeting up with friends this week

Nothing better on a Friday Fizz night than a glass of Prosecco. Our Prosecco Porta Nova Brut at £12.99ea. shows just why this fizz has become so popular. Fresh citrus fruits, with a gentle non acidic palate. So much better than some of the tat out there.

 Conference Call from hell week

No matter the circumstance, there’s one indulgent drink that is guaranteed to restore. The Gin la Madame at £34.99ea. from a speakeasy Bar in Rome is like no Gin you have ever had. Aged in oak barrel and honey gold in colour, this is enjoyed neat with a single ice cube. The week behind you will melt away in seconds.

Counting the days to holiday week

Get yourself in the party mood with a all out fun enjoyable wine, with no strings and no complicated flavours to ponder. This one is all about a mouthful of fruit and plenty of enjoyment.  Domaine Vallon de Cigale Cotes du Provence Rose at £10.99 each is the wine for you!

Indulge yourself this week

Some wines are just better when you enjoy them all for yourself, ( everything in moderation, including moderation of course !)The Araucano Reserve Cabernet Franc at £16.99 each has such a stunning aroma it’s almost a shame to drink it, almost. Everything about this wine is rewarding, so this weeks this is just for you.

Les Cordeliers Exclusive Cremant

#5 TNG Blog Mind the Gap

Fancy a glass of Fizz? First two wines that come to mind are Prosecco and Champagne.
But in between the gulf of prices and styles is a wine that not many discover. The French call these wines Cremant. They are wines that are made in the style and method of Champagne but as they don’t originate from the Champagne region, they cannot bear the name itself.

Cremant wines are grown across France and once you’ve got past the first step of trying something different, you will soon find yourself searching for different Cremant wines.

My go to wine is the Les Cordeliers Exclusive Cremant de Bordeaux. The story behind the wine is what hooked me in, and upon first tasting it I was delighted.
The vineyard is in the heart of the Medieval city of St Emilion, where the vines nestle amongst the 13th Century cloisters. The grapes are handpicked to ensure only the finest ripest grapes are selected.  These Semillon grapes, with glowing lemon coloured skins create a wine with a gentle acidity, wide open soft fruit palate and just the gentlest of sparkle in the glass. Very fine, very elegant.

There is a clear lack of acidic punch and intensity that is found in Champagne and this is all the better in my view. It makes this fizz an easier and more refreshing style similar to the wide appeal of Prosecco.

Having recommended this wine for a few years now, it continues to gain fans on a weekly basis, so next time you need some fizz, why not seek out this gorgeous Cremant wine.

Les Cordeliers Exclusive, Cremant de Bordeaux, France £17.99ea.

 

Naked Gin 40%

Naked Gin 40%

Created using 6 key ingredients of Juniper, Angelica, Lime, Orris Root, Coriander and Lemon Peel.
Naked Gin is delicate and fine, with a wide mouthfilling flavour and yet retains freshness and balance.
Classic is style and with great precision of flavour, a comforting satisfying Gin.

£29.99 each.

 

#4 Simon’s Wine of the Year

#TNG Blog 4 – Simon’s Wine of Year

BODEGAS LA MILAGROSA  Milcampos Tempranillo
Ribera del Duero, Spain

” I was hooked”

Tasted in the depths of Winter in The MayFair Hotel, the room was awash with wines and all I had to do was find the star sitting quietly waiting to be discovered. A table of Spanish wine yielded the result I was looking for.
Having chatting in my pigeon Spanish with Javier, I began to taste and mid way along the table was this Tempranillo. I was immediately hit by its intense perfumed nose, enticing and alcoholic. The palate was immediate, blueberry fruits, oak power and the most beautiful silky texture. Further discussion with Javier and his cohort resulted in the discover that this unknown wine had been gradually gathering accolades across the US and Europe. A certain Mr Robert Parker was enthused with all the past vintages. I was hooked.
This wine is now proudly on sale exclusively through The Naked Grape in the UK, and will show great complexity and style in kept over the next 10-15 years.

£19.99 ea.  2 for £32

Technical Fact Sheet and Wine Ratings below

#3 Five Friday Wines

#3 TNG Blog  – 5 FRIDAY WINES

Whatever kind of week you’ve had, we can point you in the right direction for a little light refreshment.

Up with the Lark all week

Early mornings call for wine with dancing freshness and delicacy like no other. Try our Viento Alesio Viognier from Navarra in Spain at £11.99ea. for its wonderfully subtle tropical fruit flavours. With grapes harvested according to the Lunar cycle this should help you get a good nights sleep for another early start!

Meeting up with friends this week

Nothing better on a Friday Fizz night than a glass of Prosecco. Our Prosecco Arduini Cuvee Silver Brut at £12.99ea. shows just why this fizz has become so popular. Fresh citrus fruits, with a gentle non acidic palate. So much better than some of the tat out there.

 Conference Call from hell week

No matter the circumstance, there’s one indulgent drink that is guaranteed to restore. The Gin la Madame at £34.99ea. from a speakeasy Bar in Rome is like no Gin you have ever had. Aged in oak barrel and honey gold in colour, this is enjoyed neat with a single ice cube. The week behind you will melt away in seconds.

Counting the days to holiday week

Get yourself in the party mood with a all out fun enjoyable wine, with no strings and no complicated flavours to ponder. This one is all about a mouthful of fruit and plenty of enjoyment.  Domaine Fontval Rose at £8.99 ea. is the wine for you!

Indulge yourself this week

Some wines are just better when you enjoy them all for yourself, ( everything in moderation, including moderation of course !)The Arcaucano Reserve Cabernet Franc at £16.99ea has such a stunning aroma it’s almost a shame to drink it, almost. Everything about this wine is rewarding, so this weeks this is just for you.

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