April Tasting - Enomatic - This weekend's wines
It's Saturday ....
Which wine to choose?
Now you can easily decide by purchasing a "tasting card" from Connolly's Wine for either £5, £10 or £20.
We're running a "half price" card offer up to the end of May, so, a £20 card will only cost £10 !
Slot your card into the gleaming, Italian "Enomatic" machine, wait for the lights to signal it's ready to pour and, in a moment, a fresh glass of wine is in your hand.
You may select any of the wines in three different measures (25ml sample, 125ml glass, or 175ml glass).
If in doubt, just repeat the process and keep trying until you find the ideal wine!
1/ Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2013
2/ Terrazas de los Andes, Torrontes, Argentina, 2012
3/ Henri Bourgeois "Petit Bourgeois", Sauvignon Blanc, Val de Loire, France, 2012
4/ Artazuri, Garnacha Rosado, Navarra, Spain. 2012
1/ Nieto & Senetiner, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012
2/ Terredora, Aglianico, Campania IGT, Italy, 2010
3/ Cape Mentelle, Shiraz, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2010
4/ Bodegas Juan Gil, "4 Meses" Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain, 2012
If you like to taste more, you can also buy wines by the glass. A wine bar in miniature!
Come and give it a go any day of the week.
Also in Blog
12 months ago, shortly after the destructive reality of Covid became evident, I wrote a piece for a trade magazine (recently uploaded to our blog here…)
in which I opened with the very real sense of helplessness and fear which I am sure I shared with the vast majority of the planet. At the time, it seemed almost like staring into a black hole, knowing that you had to take the next step but blind to whatever lay below. I remember thinking (and saying to anyone prepared to listen) that this was “our generation’s war,” we’d never experienced anything approaching global conflict and in 2020 we’d reached payback time, only to be faced with an adversary that responded neither to bombs nor white flags (nor bleach). Frightened for ourselves, for our friends and families and frightened for businesses and careers that we’d spent lifetimes developing, all we could do, it seemed, was to keep washing our hands and hope for the best.
Back in spring 2020, Chris was asked to write a piece for the Wine Merchant Mag, a specialist trade publication, about his thoughts during, what was then, an unprecedented national lockdown. Published in May, we present the text to you here-
In northern Spain, some 95km south of Bilbao and bisected almost laterally by the River Ebro lies Spain’s most popular and famous wine region, a region of some 66,000 hectares of vineyards worked by 14,800 growers and dominated by some of the most celebrated names in the wine world.
It started early on a Saturday in June. I’m minded to say that it disturbed my lie-in but it was way earlier than that that my phone first pinged to announce the arrival of a new website order. (I wonder if Jeff Bezos has the same app on his phone?). Ignored it, rolled over and 5 minutes later it went again. And again. And etc, etc. Finally, before switching the thing off, curiosity got the better of me and I opened up the online shop to find a stream of orders for a wine that I fell in love with 2 years ago but that we had failed to make much headway with – Coteaux du Giennois, Terre de Silex from Clement & Florian Berthier,