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Lockdown Live! Wine and Canapé Live Events

Coming to you from the heart of Hannibal’s Base Camp on Facebook and YouTube Live

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We’re back!  Thursdays at 7pm.

None of us expected to be in Lockdown 3.0, but we are as committed as ever to entertain and lead you astray!  We’ve got some great new wines to share with you and we’ll be broadening your horizons with our Turkish and Croatian additions, to name but a few.

Join us each Thursday on Facebook and YouTube LIVE at 7pm.  You can buy the wines in advance or just join with a glass of your own.

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Oregon’s ‘Evolution’!

Thursday 4th March, 7pm

Fertile valleys, dramatic mountains and expansive shores, Oregon is producing some incredible wines and we will be tasting two fine examples from one of the founding producers of this region who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.  There’s so much more to the US than just Napa Valley!

Canapé pairing

Recipe coming shortly!

Next up…

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Chocks Away Chardonnay!

Thurs 11th March, 7pm

Absolutely Chardonnay

It’s about time we grabbed Chardonnay by the roots and shook it to the core to discover why it splits opinion so much.  Or does it?  Maybe it just suffers from bad press?  We think so.  Join us to experience classic Burgundy versus Australia.  Come with an open mind and you’ll be blown away!

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El Maestro d’Argentina

Thurs 18th March, 7pm

Finca Agostino 'Familia' Malbec Blend

Tango, Tango, Tango!  We are pulling out the stops for this event with a top wine from the good folk at Finca Agostino.  We urge you to buy this wine ahead of the event, decant it, sit back and savour every last drop, whilst we take a journey through these fascinating winelands in the foothills of the Andes.

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Volcanic Eruptions

Thurs 25th March, 7pm

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You loved our Volcanic Tasting in 2020, so we’re coming back with more!

Details will follow very soon.

FACT:

  • Italy produces more wine than any other country in the world.

FACT:

  • There are more than 2,000 grape varieties in Italy.
Pam, Jude and Finn for Oh La La

Previous tastings all available on our YouTube Channel and Facebook

All of our previous LockdownLive! videos are online via YouTube or Facebook:

Thursday 18 February – ‘Portugal -More than just Port’

  1. Aphros Loureiro Branco – Vinho Verde Branco – Vineyard proprietor Vasco Croft is very much a traditionalist, choosing to following organic and biodynamic principles at every corner making this an unusually full flavoured but still lower in alcohol vinho verde.
  2. Quinta da Vegia Solo Franco Dao  The’Burgundy’ of Portugal from another producer trailblazing sustainable farming methods.  This is a fine example of an elegant pinot noir style wine form the Dão regions, just south of Vinho Verde.

Thursday 11th February  –  ‘Turkish Delight’

  1. Kayra Beyaz Kalecik Karasi Rosé – Produced from a local grape that is known for its unique aroma and flavour, this rosé stands up well to food and manages to be both delicate and rich flavoured at the same time.
  2. *New* Kayra Kalecik Karasi – The same grape variety and from mostly the same vineyards, this is a bright fruity wine in the style reminiscent of Beaujolais. Packed with lingering ripe cherry flavours with silky soft tannins. Great with grilled or barbequed fish, lamb and roast duck.

Thursday 4th February  –  ‘Vegan-uary’

  1. *Saumur Champigny 2019, Domaine des Roches Neuve – The charismatic Thierry Germain produces impressive fresh, crunchy red wines and with every vintage, they seem to get better!  His fruit-driven style will attract lovers of Burgundian red wines.  He works following biodynamic principles and his wines are as chemically free as they come.
  2. Adaras Aldea Tinto 201, Almansa –We were bowled over when tasting this wine recently, so much so that we’ve brought it into the range. It adds to our organic range and has a really lovely mouthfeel.  Grenache Tintorera blended with Syrah gives a lovely, rich appeal.

Thursday 21st January  –  ‘Dry January!’

  1. Tamar Ridge ‘Devil’s Corner’ Sauvignon Blanc – a delicious zest from Tasmania to kick us into 2021 – think fresh limes and grapefruit.
  2. Whitey Weisswein 2019, Mathias Warnung – it’s a great new wine from Austria, naturally produced (spontaneous fermentation), dry as a bone and a real curio.

Thursday 19th November – ‘The Italian Job!’

  1. Ciu Ciu – a soft, elegant white from the Marche region in the east – Trebbiano, Passerina, Pecorino grapes.
  2. Dolcetto – NEW from Piedmont – if you like your juicy reds with gentle tannins this is for you!

Wednesday 4 November  –  ‘Oh là là, c’est Cabernet!

We celebrate all things Cabernet in this Lockdown LIVE tasting in support of Race Against Dementia, a global charity founded by former racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart, to fund pioneering research into the prevention and cure of dementia.

  1. Casas del Bosque Cabernet Sauvignon
  2. Le Cadet du Château Claymore, Lussac St Emilion

Thursday 22nd October  – ‘Rhone Rangers’

Another ‘Back to Basics’ session.  Myth-busting the enigma that is French wine, specifically the Rhone region

  1. Cotes du Rhone Villages
  2. Le Pigeoulet des Brunier, Vaucluse 

Thursday 8th October – An evening with Pedro & Angel Urbina

A tasting of ancient Rioja wines from the Urbina cellars.

  1. 2006 Reserva Especial
  2. 1999 Seleccion
  3. 1994 Gran Reserva

Thursday 20th August – ‘Romanian Night’ 

Two indigenous Romanian grape varieties.

  1. Budureasca Tamaioasa Romaneasca
  2. Castellum Dracula Feteasca Neagra

Thursday 13th August – Meet the Winemaker!  Johnathan Grieve (aka ‘Jonty’) of Jonty’s Ducks

A winemaking triumph!  Two stunning organic wines with a wonderful story to boot.

  1. Jonty’s Ducks Pekin White
  2. Jonty’s Ducks Pekin Red

Thursday 6th August – ‘Meet the Winemaker’ – Meinard Bloem from Casas del Bosque, Chile

  1. Casas del Bosque Carmenere ReservaSmokey Aubergine Mini Pizzas
  2. Casas del Bosque Syrah Gran Reserva Asian Beef Filo Tartlets

Thursday 30th July – Meet the ‘Flying’ Winemaker, John Weeks – Boom, Boom, Barossa!

  1. ARB – Big Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – pairs with robust foods such as Lamb.  John’s favourite would be Kangaroo and Portobello Mushrooms.
  2. Flinders Range Dicksonia Riesling 2018 – good acidity goes great with seafoods like oysters or seared scallops with coconut cream.

Thursday 23rd July: Meet the Winemaker – Ernst Loosen of Villa Wolf

  1. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, Ernst Loosen
  2. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose, Ernst Loosen
  3. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Ernst Loosen

Thursday 16th July: Greek Night!

  1. Vidiano 2018, Idaia Winery  –  Cheat Kachapuri
  2. Monemvasia Tsimbidi Red 2013  –  Drunken Prunes with Charcuterie

Thursday 9th July:  ‘Rioja ’round the Clock’

  1. Rioja Blanco ‘Akemi’, Ontanon
  2. Rioja Reserva 2015, Dominum

Sunday 5th July:  Don’t mind if I Douro!  All about Portugal.

  1. J M Fonseca Ripanco

Thursday 2nd July: Why not ‘Y Knot’?  We love our house wines!

  1. Y Knot Verdejo
  2. Y Knot Tempranillo

Sunday 28th June: Bordeaux explained… a little

  1. Le Cadet du Chateau Claymore, Lussac St Emilion

Thursday 25th June: Meet the Winemakers! Gary & Kathy Jordan

  1. The Real McCoy Riesling, Jordan Estate
  2. The Prospector Syrah, Jordan Estate

Sunday 21st June: ‘Sweetie Sunday’

  1. Casas del Bosque Late Harvest Riesling

Or choose from our range of dessert wines here >

Thursday 18th June: Volcanic Wines – Boom!

  1. Tajinaste Listan Blanco, Lanzarote
  2. Aglianico Pompeiano, Mount Vesuvius

Sunday 14th June: Rosé Part Deux – so much to talk about!

  1. Domaine La Zouina Volubilia Rosé, Morocco

Thursday 11th June: Amadeus, Amadeus!

  1. Allram Gruner Veltliner ‘Strass’, Austria
  2. Arndorfer Gruner Veltliner ‘Strasser Weinberge, Austria

Sunday 7th June: Orange Wine!

  1. Baglio Antico Bianco IGP, Ciello 2018, Sicily – Special food pairing suggestions from Russian Revels.  CLICK to read more

Thursday 4th June: Lebanese Night!

  1. Château Ksara Blanc de Blancs
  2. Château Ksara Le Prieure Rouge

Sunday 31st May:  English / Welsh / Scottish but not ‘British!’

  1. Davenport Vineyards Horsmonden Dry White

Thursday 28th May:  Simply Sauvignon Blanc

  1. Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc
  2. Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc

Sunday 24th May:  Sparkling Sunday!

  1. Jacques Bruere 2011 Blanc de Blancs Cap Classique
  2. Pignoletto Brut NV, Colli d’Imola

Thursday 21st May:  Two Fat Piggies – let’s talk Bio-dynamics!

  1. Gran Cerdo Blanco, Gonzalo Gonzalo
  2. Gran Cerdo Tinto, Gonzalo Gonzalo

Sunday 17th May: Aussie Aussie Aussie!

  1. Philip Shaw ‘The Architect’ Chardonnay
  2. Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache

Thursday 14th May: Curry Night!

  1. Sula Vineyards Viognier
  2. Sula Vineyards Shiraz

Sunday 10th May: Mad about Malbec!

  1. Finca Agostino Malbec
  2. Santa Julia Organic Malbec

7th May: ‘David and Goliath’

  1. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir
  2. Casas del Bosque Syrah Gran Reserva

Sunday 3rd May – ‘Tickled Pink’!

  1. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé
  2. Château d’Ollieres Provence Rosé

30th April:

  1. Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc
  2. Bodega Urbina Rioja 1999

23rd April:

  1. Jordan Chardonnay
  2. Casas del Bosque Carmenere

16th April:

  1. Laureatus Reveleste Albarino
  2. Castelforte Valpolicella Ripasso

The Lockdown Wine and canapé pairings so far…

Braised Beef in mini Yorkshire Puds

An explosion of flavour in its very own volcanic batter!  Paired with Aglianico Pompeiano Rosso– Bold, bright and perfect with a rich beef stew.

Mini Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites

Little volcanic eruptions of flavour!  Paired with Tajinaste Listan Blanco– elegant, soft and luxurious – we love a white wine and cheese combo.

Mini Crab Cakes

Paired with Arndorfer Grüner Veltliner & Allram Grüner Veltliner– light, fresh and a great pairing with both wines!

Lebanese Spring Rolls

Paired with Château Ksara ‘Le Prieure’ Rouge – big, earthy red wine pairs perfectly with the Lebanese spices.

Spiced Shredded Chicken

Paired with the Villa Wolf Pinot Noir from the wine stable of world famous winemaker, Dr Ernst Loosen.

Spiced Shredded Chicken

Paired with the Villa Wolf Pinot Noir from the wine stable of world famous winemaker, Dr Ernst Loosen.

Teriyaki Duck Breast with Star Anise Jus

Paired with the Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Syrah – get ready for the big ‘boom’!

Mushrooms on Toast

Paired with Jordan Estate’s exquisite Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Mozzarella Pesto Bruschetta

Paired with the Gran Cerdo Blanco – Make lots of these they’re tasty!

Tandoori Lamb Cutlets

Paired with the Sula Shiraz – get ready for an explosion of flavour.

Chicken Masala

Paired with the Sula Viognier from Maharashtra, India – a match made in Heaven!

Spiced Shredded Chicken

Paired with the Villa Wolf Pinot Noir from the wine stable of world famous winemaker, Dr Ernst Loosen.

Spiced Shredded Chicken

Paired with the Villa Wolf Pinot Noir from the wine stable of world famous winemaker, Dr Ernst Loosen.

Teriyaki Duck Breast with Star Anise Jus

Paired with the Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Syrah – get ready for the big ‘boom’!

Mushrooms on Toast

Paired with Jordan Estate’s exquisite Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Mozzarella Pesto Bruschetta

Paired with the Gran Cerdo Blanco – Make lots of these they’re tasty!

Tandoori Lamb Cutlets

Paired with the Sula Shiraz – get ready for an explosion of flavour.

Chicken Masala

Paired with the Sula Viognier from Maharashtra, India – a match made in Heaven!

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