The best of the summer wine


1000 Stories Gold Rush Red £15.99

This deep-purple Californian blend includes Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah grapes. Ageing in bourbon barrels adds a finish of dried herbs, charred vanilla and a hint of caramel to the layered notes of red and black fruit.

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1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chardonnay, £16

The explorers who ventured to the American West in the late 1800s sought new beginnings and prosperity. 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chardonnay honours their grit and determination, and the legacy they left. Look for hallmark bourbon barrel notes of charred vanilla, dried herbs and toasted caramel.

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1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel, £15

This wine is released in batches to reflect a unique mix of grape varieties, vineyards, and bourbon barrels. No two batches are the same. The layered flavours of Zinfande,l coupled with a bold barrel ageing method result in notes of cranberries, prunes, Marcona almonds, toffee, oregano and thyme.

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Trivento Eolo Malbec 2017, £64.95

This is a rich, plush, deep red wine, so dark and opaque as to appear almost black at times. Aroma- The nose is redolent of ripe blackberries and black cherry, mingled with soft and inviting accents of rosehip. Fragrant, yet subtle notes of black tea and cinnamon are a legacy of time spent in barrels of French oak. Palate- Fresh and inviting, delivering an excellent balance between layers of fruit, fine tannins and a hint of acidity that concludes in a long and silky finish.

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Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec, £16

Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec is a legacy of traditions passed down from generation to generation; and expresses the passions of everyone involved in the vineyard’s labours. Hand-selected grapes are then transformed into a concentrated garnet-red wine whose lively red fruit aromas and silky tannins make way for a flood of sensations on the palate.

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Trivento Reserve Malbec Rose Wine, £8.50

A delicate pink rosé whose strawberry and summer fruit aromas mingle elegantly with a hint of grapefruit and vanilla. Well balanced, with a crisp and fruity finish, Trivento Reserve Malbec Rosé is ideal as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to seafood or salads.

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And something a little stronger…

Ramsbury Single Estate Gin, £28

Wiltshire’s Ramsbury Distillery creates incredibly diverse spirits, which are a perfect base for cocktails or with a cool summer mixer. Ramsbury Gin is a rare thing, one of the few single-estate gins made in the UK. The award-winning gin starts its journey on the estate as Horatio wheat, which is distilled through a 43-plate copper still, creating a base spirit that gives the gin an incredibly smooth texture.

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