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Latest News - November 2017

What's not to love about the busy bustle of November? Getting ready for the season ahead has a sense of exciting purpose. We have plenty to assist in store and online, including the chance to win a high-quality, superbly styled Riedel crystal wine decanter, and a wine fair to help you select your special wines...

A&H Wine Fair

Announcing our first A&H Wine Fair showcasing over 80 rather special bottles of wine and fizz across six different tables. Paul and the team will be welcoming visitors between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday, 25th November at the Hotel du Vin in Harrogate. Come along, collect your tasting glass and enjoy yourself, soaking up the relaxed atmosphere and sampling some or all of the beautiful wines we will be showing on the day. 

 

Tickets are now available at the introductory price of £10 for one or £15 for two in our shops and online. Get yours now to guarantee yourself a very enjoyable afternoon, sampling truly exceptional wines in elegant surroundings hosted by your friendly, local wine team. 

Win a Riedel Crystal Decanter

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our first luxury Christmas parcel of wines, the Piedra Negra Gran Malbec. Piedra Negra or “black stone” refers to the Andes Mountains which rise majestically from where this wine is made. The Lurton family have selected only the best grapes from their vineyards to create a truly magnificent Malbec, laden with dynamic black fruit and winter spices.


To celebrate this arrival, anyone who purchases a bottle before the 14th of December 2017 will have the opportunity to enter our prize draw with a chance to win a stunning, hand made crystal wine decanter, carefully crafted by Riedel.

 

This great Malbec is the first of many new exciting arrivals in the run up to Christmas, so watch this space, click "Subscribe to our Newsletter" or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

 

Buy a bottle of our new Piedra Negra Gran Malbec (perfect for Christmas) for your chance to win a beautiful hand made crystal wine decanter by Riedel.

More details available in store.

 

New wines - all under £10

We selected just over a hundred of the best wines out there under £10 (not already on our shelves) to trial side by side. Then followed the usual intensive research and rigorous product testing, otherwise known as a very boozy afternoon, where we whittled over a hundred wines down to thirty that we felt deserved a place on our shelves. Some of the wines that didn't make it were good, but not as good as wines we already have. We stand behind every single bottle as a good example of the grape and great value for money. That's why we are certain that your £10 spent at Ake & Humphris will get you a better bottle of wine than £10 spent at the supermarket; if that's not value for money I don't know what is.

Try the Villa Nova Vinho Verde at £8.25 from Portugal - fresh and bright with a slight spritz which makes it super refreshing, or the £8.99 Cantina De Negrar Garganega - a lush peachy Italian white that could knock spots of Soave at twice the price.

Fancy a red? How about the ever so friendly medium-bodied, smooth Domaine de L'Olibet Grenache Noir at £7.49, from the South of France, which is as fruity as Carmen Miranda's hat!

South Africa is rapidly becoming one of our favourite places and wines like Silver Myn Argentum at £7.99 help to explain why; a blend of five grapes, this is a plummy black fruited medium-bodied wine that fans of St. Emillion should love.

Yorkshire Fizz Festival

Love bubbles? This is not to be missed! Get your tickets for an afternoon of fizz drinking in Harrogate for just £25. Taking place on Saturday 4th November at The Majestic Hotel, there will be Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and English sparkling wine - a great opportunity to meet the makers, try and buy!

 

WIN! A pair of tickets to the fizz festival up for grabs, just click on "Subscribe to our Newsletter" before Friday 3rd November at 8pm when we'll pick a winner!

 

Keeping it Northern... Monk

We have a heavenly selection of beers new in this month, hailing from just down the A61 in Leeds: Northern Monk. No strangers to unique, flavour filled brews, their beers leave your taste buds practically screaming out for more. Committed to preserving Britain’s brewing legacy through combining traditional monastic values with a modern, creative approach to flavour and a real sense of community.

 

The best examples of this community ethos being the Patrons Project. Combining local creative talent and cracking local brews, the latest instalment is City of Industry, an IPA with heaps of tropical, stone fruit, and a good dollop of haze. With artwork by street art collective Nomad Clan and Tank Petrol, the can captures a moment in Britain’s artistic history.

 

Or if you’re missing Summer, we have Mango Lassi Heathen. A tropical cocktail with a murky, hoppy body. Delicious.

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