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Into the new…

Here it is – the launch of our Select 6 monthly case of wines! Hooray!!

What’s Select 6?  I’m glad you asked.

A case of wine lovingly selected each month by BinTwo.
6 bottles including our wine of the month ‘Wines We Love’.
• One FREE bottle! Yes that’s right… 6 bottles for the price of 5!
Delivered to your door. Free Local delivery (within a 20 mile radius of Padstow). National delivery to our wine club members £10 and National delivery to non-wine club members £14. The national delivery charges apply to areas of Cornwall more than 20 miles from Padstow.
• And if one bottle of each wine is simply not enough then you can order a SELECT 6 Double and receive 12 bottles for the price of 10.

We are kicking off with this lip-smacking selection of 6 wines including new additions and one or two new vintage old favourites. Wines to help see out the Winter and usher in the Spring.  Amongst the bunch we have our ‘Wines We Love’ (an intriguing and oh so warming Mourvèdre) a delicious white Burgundy and a fab fizz, a perfect Mother’s Day treat!

SELECT 6 Into the new: £64.50 worth of wine for just £54.50 including a FREE bottle of this months’ “Wines We Love”.  BUY NOW

 

Select 6 Double: £129 worth of wine for just £109 including 2 FREE bottles of this months’ “Wines We Love”.  BUY NOW

 

Sparkling Wine

 

Gavi Spumante Brut ‘La Battistina’ NV £12.00
Icon-Grape-webCortese

 

Icon-Origin-web Piemonte, Italy

 

Icon-Price-webWhat a treat! That’s right folks the Gavi ‘La Battistina’ that we know and love has a sparkling sister with all of the same delicious flavours, weight and texture of its still counterpart.Ripe yellow stone fruits and citrus flavours combine with a soft and lively fizz, a rich mouthfeel and a dry appley finish. An attractive and flavoursome sparkling to say the least and one to pop open on Mothering Sunday!

Icon-Maker-webThe Cortese fruit is hand-harvested when fully ripe though just a week before the main harvest retaining a touch more acidity. In the winery, the wine spends 3 months on the lees to produce  a texturally rich fizz.

Icon-Pairing-webAn aperitif! Great with nibbles.

 

White Wine

 

Clos de l’Église Mâcon Charnay 2015 £12.50
Icon-Grape-webChardonnay

 

Icon-Origin-web Maconnais, Burgundy, France

 

Icon-Price-webOh how we love this fresh Chablis-esq white Burgundy! Citrusy and honeyed with a divine texture and long mineral finish. A stunning value unoaked chardonnay which is proving to be a hit on our terrace.

Icon-Maker-webClos de L’Eglise winemakers made it their mission in 2011 to seek out an exceptional single-varietal vineyard, they accomplished their quest when they found the Clos de L’Eglise, a vineyard with old Chardonnay vines requiring a bit of TLC but with heaps of potential to become the source of top quality fruit.

Icon-Pairing-webA juicy roast chicken and trimmings would be just the ticket.

 

Quinta Da Garrida Dão White 2015 £9.00

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Encruzado. Portuguese variety.

 

Icon-Origin-webDao, Portugal

 

Icon-Price-webA beautifully aromatic white made from one of Portugal’s top white grape varieties. Citrus, baked fruit and savoury flavours are balanced by acidity and minerality. A healthy lick of oak enhances the fleshy texture and   distinct character of this fab value white.

Icon-Maker-webWinemaker Francisco Atunes succeeds in his goal of making wines which show off the distinct character of native grape varieties whilst adding a modern, fresh twist. For Quinta Da Garrida part barrel-fermentation and lees stirring are Francisco’s key.

Icon-Pairing-webEnjoy with pan-seared scallops.

 

Red Wine

 

Savoir-Faire d’Autrefois 2013 £10

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Mourvèdre

 

Icon-Origin-webLanguedoc, France

 

Icon-Price-webAn intriguing red, jammy, rich and spiced on the nose, dark fruits and savoury on the palate. Though luxurious it has a surprising freshness and pleasantly present tannins making for a wine with plenty of character and appeal… and this months ‘Wines We Love’.

Icon-Maker-webThe thick-skinned and heat-worshipping Mourvèdre which can be punchy in tannin and alcohol needs a little taming. In the winery, Savoir-Faire has spent 18 months in French oak barrels softening its wild edges.

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A hearty casserole springs to mind.

 

 

Bobal de Sanjuan Tinto 2014 £9.50
Icon-Grape-webBobal

 

Icon-Origin-webUtiel-Requena, Valencia

 

Icon-Price-webLovely to taste this attractive and aromatic medium-bodied red again, it had been far too long! Moreish juicy cherries and strawberries and velvety tannins rub shoulders with crisp acidity and elegance.

Icon-Maker-webWinemaker Modesto Frances has mastered the art of Bobal, a variety once predominantly used in bulk wine production. Dramatically reducing yields is just one of the secrets to his success to produce concentrated, top-quality fruit.

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A good excuse to rustle up a Paella otherwise a juicy steak could be the go to choice.

 

MOKOblack Pinot Noir 2014 £11.50
Icon-Grape-webPinot Noir

 

Icon-Origin-webMarlborough, New Zealand

 

Icon-Price-webA very versatile Pinot Noir, the ripe red berries and the touch of oak delivers a juicy and smooth wine enjoyable on its own whilst the red currant bite, freshness and texture certainly makes this little number man enough for food. A red wrapped in fragrance and finishing with a silky touch.

Icon-Maker-webThe fruit for this vintage has been sourced from Marlborough’s maritime vineyards where the coastal proximity and cooling sea breezes influence the ripening, developing aroma, minerality and freshness.

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Lovely with charcuterie but also a match for something oriental.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wines We Love – A moreish Mourvèdre!

Savoir-Faire d’Autrefois Mourvèdre 2013 Languedoc, France £10

‘Intriguing, luxurious and wild’… Now you’re talking! A wine that oozes all of the ingredients of a good time.

Intriguing… Well, that will be the fascinating combo of aromas and flavours, sweet spice and jammy nose joined with the dark fruit and savoury palate. All of which are  effortlessly balanced by an unexpected and appealing freshness.

Luxurious… This red certainly has a suave ‘Savoir-Faire’- the ability to adapt to all social situations. Layer upon layer of rich and tantalising flavour, sumptuous dark cherries and chocolate lie in the mix. Silky in texture and with perfectly present tannins all thanks to the use of fine french oak.

Wild… Look no further than the grape variety…

You may not recognise the name Mourvèdre but I’m sure you will have met before! This black grape variety is grown in many regions around the world, Rhône, Provence, Valencia, South Australia to name a few. Often under a different guise, in Spain it is called Monastrell and in Australia, Mataro. And if you are still unsure of your acquaintance… In Côtes du Rhône this grape variety buddies up with Grenache and Syrah in a popular blend where it complements its friends with its deep colour, fruit, savoury character and tannin. Such is the popularity of this blend that winemakers in Southern Australia, California and Spain are producing some fabulous ‘GSM’ reds.

Mourvèdre takes a little taming and Savoir-Faire has certainly image
succeeded in softening its unruly edges. The small and thick skinned berries produce deep coloured wine with bags of character, dark fruit, savoury, and fragrant but can also be incredibly punchy in tannin and alcohol levels requiring attention in vineyard and winery alike.

The winemakers of Savoir-Faire have given their Mourvèdre a little TLC. In the vineyard they have carefully managed 15 year old low-yielding vines, which worship the heat but need plenty of water, to produce tip-top quality fruit. Then in the winery the juice is divided into 22 fine French oak barrels and aged for 18 months, the barrels allow for subtle oxygenation which has a softening effect on the tannins and concentrates the aromas and flavours in the wine whilst adding a little toastiness.

Bold, sleek and downright delicious Savoir-faire is a great match for a hearty casserole or grilled red meats though i would be sourly tempted to enjoy a glass on its own first!

Great value at £10 a bottle and even more so at £9 for Wine Club members.

BUY NOW

 

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Ladies Night: Laughter is the best medicine Friday 31st March.

Ladies, it sure is fun to share a good laugh but did you know it can actually improve your health? The age old saying of ‘laughter is the best medicine’ comes from an abundance of research proving that not only is laughter a powerful antidote to stress and pain but it also boosts the immune system and cardiovascular health too.

Laughter is also an incredible tool for encouraging social bonding. It’s proven to helplife is better when you're laughing you release your inhibitions, let go of defensiveness and express your true feelings. So whether the health benefits sound appealing or you’re just up for a good old giggle and meeting new friends, this is one for you.

We’ve teamed up with the lovely Katie White from The Best Medicine in Falmouth to bring you a night of Laughter Yoga, bubbles and a bit of down time with like-minded ladies. Founded in India in 1995 by Dr Madan Kataria, Laughter Yoga is the name given to a series of exercises that encourage laughter through playful activities and group interaction.

katie white“When we force laughter we’re releasing the same endorphins as we would if genuinely laughing at something funny. At first we’re tricking our bodies into feeling good and through the practice of some simple techniques, real laughter is likely to emerge which can be contagious and sometimes difficult to stop” – Katie White

The evening will begin with a 45 minute Laughter Yoga workshop with Katie, followed by a glass of fizz. The bar will then be open until around 9.30pm to give you plenty of opportunity to regain composure and enjoy another glass or two of something delicious. We’ll also have a selection of your favourite bottles available to take away.

Ladies Night will be held at 7pm on Friday 31st March at our Hawksfield Hub.champagne glasses This isn’t ‘yoga’ in its traditional sense so no gym kit needed but comfortable/relaxed clothing is advised.

Ticket price includes Katie’s workshop and a glass of fizz. At just £15pp BOOK NOW to make sure you get the last laugh!

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Mixing it Up… again! Saturday 25th March.

 

For those that have joined us previously (and for those that wish they had) SW-Distillery-logowe’re pleased as punch to announce that Marc Ramage from Southwestern Distillery is joining us once again for an evening of entertainment and delicious cocktails.

Cocktail night ‘part three’ is sure to feature the brand new Tarquin’s Cornish Crocus Gin, made with Cornish Saffron, Rose & Pistachio. There will also be a good kick of Seadog, a drop of fizz, a fruity little number and something more classical for the traditionalist within you.

Craft-Gins-Tarquins-Cornish-Crocus-Gin-500x500Marc is a master of the Boston shaker and very charming with it. So you are sure to be entertained as he takes you through a journey of cocktails using the fantastic range of spirits handcrafted by Tarquin Leadbetter. We sometimes still can’t quite believe it all happens just 5 mile’s away!

Your ticket price includes an arrival cocktail, tasters of a wide range of Marc’s clever concoctions and then a second cocktail once you’ve sampled the master’s handiwork. You’ll find it hard to choose but fear not, the bar will be open after the masterclass with Marc as your cocktail host for the evening.

 

This event will be held in BinTwo Padstow on Saturday 25th March from 7pm with only 20 tickets available.

Tickets £15pp – BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment

coffee masterclass

They made coffee like champs

The sun was shining and the coffee was sweet!

Earlier this month we hosted a coffee masterclass at our Hawksfield Hub with Hugo Hercod (former UK Barista Champion and all round coffee geek). A morning of tasting great coffee, eating patisserie and learning how to make the best coffee at home using simple (but very stylish) equipment.

Hugo worked his way through some of the common methods of home brewing and explained how to get the best out of them. We ended with everyone trying their hand at cupping (don’t ask!)  Mike invested (yes Mary…invested) in an array of home brewing kit and apparently the quality of coffee in the Boyne household has improved dramatically.  Thereby proving conclusively that you don’t need to be clever to use a Clever Dripper…

Cracking value at just £35 per head including breakfast, instruction, loads of coffee to drink, 500gm of high quality coffee beans to take away and a nifty PDF cheat sheet.

The next course will be on 25th March from 9am – noon.  All bookings directly through Hugo please BOOK NOW

if you’d like a reminder of what’s involved then have a quick peek at our previous blog post.  Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning and, as you know, coffee is what gets us by until it’s an acceptable time to drink wine…