Happy June

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne - Wine for Life Learning

June is upon us and summer is well on its way. How about a racy Gruner Veltliner for summertime sipping along with a fresh and lively iconic rose. A rich and full Portuguese red wine for those evening barbecues may just be the thing. And a spiced Pembrokeshire Seaweed Spirit with Rum completes the summertime suggestions. Happy June and happy summertime!

CHEERS WINE MERCHANTS

THE DOT AUSTRIAN PEPPER GRUNER VELTLINER 2020 £11.95

(Niederosterreich, Austria), Wiengut R&A Pfaffl

This Gruner Veltliner is a perfect summer white wine. It’s refreshingly dry and you’ll find some characteristic pure, peppery spice along with rich apple and zesty citrus flavours. The winery won European Winery of the Year 2016 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Who doesn’t need more spice in their life?


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MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC RESERVE DE GASSAC ROSE 2020 £11.00

(Languedoc, France)

Mas de Daumas enjoys international cult status as one of the leading producers in the South of France. The Reserve de Gassac Rose is a blend of 3 red grape varieties, Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. It is pale pink in colour with summer red fruits and pink grapefruit. Dry, fresh and light with bracing acidity makes it perfect for a warm summer day especially with grilled prawns and just ripe avocado!


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CASTRO DE CHIBANES RESERVA 2017 £10.99 BUT £9.89 (MIX 6)

Adega Camolas (Palmela DO, Portugal)

Adega Camolas is a family business. This is a blend of red grape varieties, Castelao, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet and is produced south of Lisbon in the Arrabida Natural Park. The grapes are hand harvested and the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 6 months. Tasting of lively red fruits, toasted coffee beans and mocha, it is ideal with rich meat and/or vegetarian dishes.


 MUMBLES FINE WINES

BARTI SPICED (70cl) £29.95

Pembrokeshire Seaweed Spirit Drink with Rum

Produced in Pembrokeshire, Barti Spiced is a spiced spirit with Caribbean rum, infused with Pembrokeshire seaweed and sporting flavours of vanilla, clove, cinnamon and sweet citrus. The infusion of hand-picked laver seaweed from the Pembrokeshire coast lends savoury umami flavours. Inspired by a famous Pembrokeshire pirate, Barti Ddu. Serving over ice with ginger beer and a slice of orange is highly recommended. Or drink neat to experience the pure flavours…


*WSET QUALIFICATION DATES:

New dates to be confirmed soon for in person qualifications

1.WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Qualification (1 day + exam)

2.WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Qualification (3 days + exam)

3.WSET Level 3 Award in Wines qualification

Please email antoinette@wineforlifelearning.co.uk for details.

*The WSET Level 1 and 2 Award in Spirits qualifications are also now available.Top of FormBottom of Form

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 www.wineforlifelearning.co.uk.

*Prices and vintages correct at the time of print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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