July has arrived and dining alfresco is where it’s at! Just in time, an exclusive M&S pink Prosecco headlines this month followed by a tremendous Gold Winner Albarino that is perfect for sipping slowly. A boldly flavoured organic Bronze Winner Chardonnay is waiting to be opened, happily paired with a sizzling barbecue and a low sulphur, organic Garnacha (red) is one to try. If you want to learn more about wine and achieve a wine qualification/s, check out the new WSET qualification dates below! Gift vouchers available too. Enjoy the summer!
Torre La Moreira Albarino 2021 (usually £13.99) NOW £12.59 Mix 12
Bodegas Marques de Vizhoja (Rias Baixas, Spain)
*Gold Medal Winner at the International Wine Challenge 2022
‘Charismatic wine with grapefruit blossom aromas, good textural interest and lemon sherbet on the zingy palate.’ – 95 Pts, Gold Winner, International Wine Challenge 2022
Well defined with intense aromas and flavours of ripe apples, pears and peaches. Richly textured. If you like your Sauvignon Blancs and haven’t tried an Albarino, now is the time with this beautiful example! Perfect with shellfish and seafood.
ALTOLANDON MIL HISTORIAS GARNACHA 2018 £11.95
*Low Sulphur, Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan, Vegetarian
We are seeing more single varietal Garnacha wines (often Garnacha/Grenache is blended with other grape varieties, notably Shiraz/Syrah). It leads with ripe plum, strawberry, black cherry along with hints of white pepper.
CONO SUR ORGANIC CHARDONNAY 2020 £9.50
(Colchagua Valley, Chile)
*Bronze Medal at the International Wine Challenge
Bold and flavourful, revealing fresh lemon, lime, ripe peach and pineapple. Textured buttery creaminess and balancing acidity. Brilliant on its own and with barbecued/roast chicken.
M&S WINES SUMMER LIMITED EDITION CONTE PRIULI ORO ROSA PROSECCOROSE £10.00 (Veneto, Italy) *Vegetarian and Vegan
An off-dry, vibrant and delicate pale pink sparkling with gentle flavours of strawberries and redcurrants. A blend of Glera and Pinot Noir grape varieties. Made exclusively for M&S.
*NEW WSET QUALIFICATION DATES:
1.WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Qualification (1 day including exam) £159.00 Saturday September 10th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Fine Wines Direct UK (242 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 8TU)
2.WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Qualification (3 days + exam) £375.00
DATES: I) From 9:00am to 4:00pm at Fine Wines Direct UK (242 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 8TU)
i) Saturdays September 17th, 2022 and ii) October 1st and iii) October 8th (Study + Exam)
AND DATES: II) From 9:00am to 4:00pm at Fine Wines Direct Uk (242 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 8TU)
i) Mondays October 3rd, 2022 and ii) October 10th and iii) October 17th (Study + Exam)
3.WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (8 days + exam) Coming soon: January 2023
WINE FOR LIFE LEARNING is a dynamic Approved Programme Provider of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and runs WSET qualifications in Swansea, Cardiff and all over Wales. 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