Summer in Swansea!

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne

It’s time to rejoice, summer in Swansea is here! After these few months of lockdown, we’ve come up with an exciting line up of interesting and delicious wines for you. Starting with two cool and delicious rosy roses followed by a fabulously refreshing Gruner Veltliner and finishing with a “no sulphur added” bold red for your next garden BBQ, these wines are all seriously worth a try. Enjoy and happy sipping!

Mumbles Fine Wines

VILLA WOLF PINOT NOIR ROSE 2018 £12.95 (Pfalz, Germany)

From the highly regarded producer, Villa Wolf, this refreshing, juicy and soft rose can bring joy to all those summer get-togethers. Made from Pinot Noir, it is salmon coloured, light bodied and off dry with delicious bright strawberry fruit and a clean, zippy finish. It’s cool, delicate and lively fruit make it perfect for warm evening sipping alongside fresh prawns, barbecued salmon and lightly spiced dishes. Is it Rose o’clock yet?

Fine Wines Direct UK         

WHISPERING ANGEL ROSE 2019, CAVE D’ESCLANS £17.95 OR BUY 6 FOR £15.95 EACH (Cotes de Provence, France)

This is one of the most talked about roses these days and is capturing the hearts of even hardened non-rose drinkers.

An exciting blend of primarily Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan and Vermentino. “Very pure, round and flavourful supported by beautiful acidity adding body and volume. There is a fine and elegant aromatic frame-work enhancing length. Beautiful, sharp structure.”

WINEMAKERS NOTE. Can you hear the angel whispering?

ND John Wine Merchants

SEPP GRUNER VELTLINER 2018 £10.95 (Niederosterreich, Austria) ORGANIC

Gruner Veltliner is a grape variety that can offer such graceful and precise aromas and flavours. This one has a purity of flavours; delicate peach, apricot and citrus mingle with white pepper. The grapes were grown on steep and rocky slopes to help maximise ripening and give concentrated flavours. Hand harvested. One to try on its own or with light flavoured fish and shellfish dishes.

For lovers of refreshing white wines!

Cheers Wine Merchant

CUVEE SECRETE RED (Merlot/Cabernet Franc) 2018, Paul Mas £9.99 (Languedoc, France) NO ADDED SULPHUR and ORGANIC

A “no added sulphur” red wine made in the Languedoc. A blend of two grape varieties, Merlot and Cabernet Franc which with the help of the alluring, warm Mediterranean sun gives this wine juicy, ripe black fruit and an herbal finish. Spicy too! An ideal red for the BBQ!

The ONLINE Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wines is now available (dates to be confirmed soon)! The physical qualifications will be re-scheduled shortly. Please email for details.

WSET Level 1 and 2 Award in Spirits qualifications also now available.

WINE FOR LIFE LEARNING is a dynamic Approved Programme Provider of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and runs WSET qualifications in Swansea, Cardiff, all over Wales and Southwest England. Gift vouchers for the wine courses make ideal gifts.

To see details please go to Prices and vintages correct at the time of print






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