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Latest News - September 2016

September is "back to school" month for many and we're taking this notion a step further, teaming up with Laura at the Yorkshire Wine School for our very first Leeds Wine Fair. Plus this month we're also researching the best bottles to stock up our shelves in the coming months.

Yorkshire Wine Fair

We're delighted to be a part of the Yorkshire Wine School's upcoming Wine Fair entitled "Meet the Merchants" taking place on Sunday 11th September at The Old Flax Store in Leeds. NOW SOLD OUT!


We're looking forward to spending the day alongside other independent wine merchants, including our friends from the Champagne Concept in Harrogate, Martinez in Ilkley and Latitude Wines in Leeds.


All the wines we're showing on our table at the wine fair are available to buy individually and by the case in store. These include new vintage bin-ends of the fantastic Litigo Pinor Noir and Reverie Chenin Blanc. Fans of the last vintages of these wines will know what quality to expect!

Roots. Rock. Reggae.

Originally released under the Outlaw Brewing Co label (the name behind Roosters limited edition and experimental beers), comes the brilliant Roots. Rock. Reggae. by Roosters.


If you imagine the offspring of Rooster's Baby Faced-Assassin and that classic soft drink, Lilt, then you're close to picturing what this is like. At its heart, this is an extremely refreshing IPA, but it's the totally tropical twist of pineapple and grapefruit that makes this dangerously drinkable.


From a can, Roots. Rock. Reggae. tastes almost exactly the same as from a key keg in a bar, with its intensely vibrant and precise characteristics. However, it's also out there on draft, which will deliver you a seductively softer texture, with the same great taste.


We know that our friend Stu down at Roosters, who used to manage our Harrogate shop, has had a lot to do with this. Nice work! Limited edition - get it while you can.


Weekend wine tastings

If you're not going to the YWS Wine Fair in Leeds, perhaps we can soften the blow with a couple of super wines on show, free to try at our Harrogate shop this weekend and each weekend throughout September.


10-11 September - New Zealand

Contemporary wines that offer familiar flavours with a real step up in quality and finesse - Zephyr Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (£11.99) and Johner Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 (£25.99).


17-18 September - Spain

Showing that there is much more to Spain than Rioja - Sarria Gran Reserva Navarra 2004 (£14.99) and Lagar Xestosa Godello 2015 (£11)


24-25 September - Australia

Two truly great dining wines from "down under" - Sevenhill Inigo Verdelho 2012 (£14) and Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (£14.99 on our shelf, RRP £19.99)


Each week the featured wine pair will be on offer with a 10% discount when you buy two bottles so pop in to take advantage.



Harrogate Chamber Cheese & Wine Evening

Open to all, Harrogate Chamber have organised an evening of light entertainment in the form of a cheese and wine quiz on Friday 14th October at the Cedar Court Hotel.


This is a great opportunity to get a group together (tables available for 8-10 people) or come along and enjoy sampling some fabulous wines and cheeses in the company of others.


Tickets cost £30 and include your cheese and wine, an A&H call my bluff wine quiz, and a donation to the Harrogate Christmas Lights Appeal. To reserve your place or obtain more information email or call Sandra on 07872 576022 or Tara on 01423 566009.


Tapas Time at The Royal Oak Inn

If you're anywhere near Dacre Banks this weekend, we can recommend their special "Tapas Time" event running from 7th - 10th September. For more details click here.

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