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New Zealand Day- Saturday 28th October

We know for a fact there’s many a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc fan among us but there’s so much more to discover with these fantastic New World wines and luckily, we’re here to help with a New Zealand Day on Saturday 28th October in BinTwo, Padstow.

Last year we discovered Leftfield-Sauvignon-BlancLeft Field Albarino.  Better known as a Spanish varietal, this Albarino has proven to be hugely popular with all who tasted it.  Fresh, light & peachy with a crisp acidity but oh so juicy with it. It feels like each grape used to make this wine has soaked up every last bit of sunshine that kissed its skin! We really weren’t surprised to discover that the Left Field Pinot Noir is equally as delicious amongst others from their wider portfolio too.

So, as you can imagine we were really excited to hear that NZ wine whizz Angela Lewis was over in the UK and willing to come all the way to Padstow to share with us her vast knowledge about the wines from the Left Field and TeAwa collections. Bonus! Angela will be on hand to talk all about the wines and answer any questions you may have. Located near Hawkes Bay on New Zealand’s North Island, Te Awa sits within the famous Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District, known worldwide for producing premium wines.

The cracking selection we’ll have available as tasters and by the glass/bottle/case include:

te awa arrows Logo_TeAwaCollection– Left Field Sauvignon Blanc 2015
– Left Field Albarino 2015
– Te Awa Chardonnay 2013
– Left Field Pinot Noir 2014
– Left Field Malbec 2014
– Te Awa Syrah 2014

 

I’m sure you’ll agree it’s an impressive line-up and something for everyone. Angela will be in the shop between 12-5pm to share her wealth of knowledge on all things NZ wine related but worry not, it doesn’t end there, we’ll be carrying on with the selection right the way up until closing time.

Date:                    Saturday 28th October 2017
Time:                    12pm – 9pm (Angela Lewis until 5pm)
Location:             BinTwo, Padstow
Tickets:                FREE ADMISSION – just drop by and sample some lovely wines!

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September Soothers

What is Select 6?

  • A case of wine lovingly selected each month by BinTwo.
  • 6 bottles.
  • One FREE bottle! Yes that’s right… 6 bottles for the price of 5!
  • Delivered to your door. Free Local delivery, National delivery to our wine club members £10 and National delivery to non-wine club members £14.
  • 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.

September Soothers

As we inch towards the cooler and shorter days of Autumn we figure you will be in need of 6 wines to aid the seasonal transition. This month we bring you a ‘feel good’ selection, wines to accompany more hearty, comforting dishes and an Italian fizz that comes as welcome refreshment whether pre-dinner or to celebrate a get-together.

Find out more below…

SELECT 6 September Soothers: £65.50 worth of wine for just £56 including one FREE bottle. Buy Now

Select 6 September Soothers: £131 worth of wine for just £112 including 2 FREE bottles. Buy Now

White Wine

Bottega Vinai Trentino Pinot Grigio 2016 £11.50

Icon-Grape-webPinot Grigio

 

Icon-Origin-webTrentino, Italy

 

Icon-Price-webA remarkably ‘grown-up’ Pinot Grigio, the familiar orchard and zippy citrus aromas and flavours are complemented by an appealing nuttiness and white spice. This Pinot Grigio is a real treat, it is characterful, with body and beautifully textured throughout.

Icon-Maker-webPinot Grigio with its grey-blue and brown-pink berries is one of the darkest skinned varieties to produce white wine. Great care is taken to vinify the grapes off their skins and to gently crush the whole bunches to prevent too much colour being extracted.

Icon-Pairing-webSeafood Risotto.

 

Cline Cellars Viognier 2016 £11.50

Icon-Grape-webViognier

 

Icon-Origin-webCalifornia, USA

 

Icon-Price-webPure rich fruit and aromatics prevail. Ripe yellow stone fruits come through on the nose and palate and are balanced by a refreshing acidity. A white with ample body and texture.

Icon-Maker-webThe Viognier variety can require patience and skill, it buds early and can be susceptible to frost, whatsmore it can take a while to reach full flavour potential due to its thick skins. In North Coast, California the Viognier vines bask in the sun by day and are cooled by night, the fruit ripens gradually crucial for retaining the fruits aromatics and acidity.

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A great accompaniment to roasted or grilled white meats. Though be sure to try with Camembert cheese!

Sparkling Wine

Prosecco Di Paolo NV £ 10.50

Icon-Grape-webGlera

 

Icon-Origin-webVeneto, Italy

 

Icon-Price-webA Frizzante for all seasons! Delicately appley with light floral and almost toasty notes. A superbly refreshing aperitif with a gentle, livening spritz.

Icon-Maker-webDi Paolo produce wines delivering purity and freshness of the grapes. Nearly 100 years of experience stand the company in good stead, achieving the balance of modern winemaking steeped in tradition.

Icon-Pairing-webAn easy-drinking, pre-dinner treat to enjoy with nibbles.

Red Wine

Pietas Vielles Vignes Carignan 2016 £9.50

Icon-Grape-webCarignan

 

Icon-Origin-webPays d’Hérault, France

 

Icon-Price-webPietas is made from carefully selected, fully ripened fruit from low-yielding 40 year old vines. It is full-flavoured with velvety soft ripe fruit and medium-body. Pietas also delivers warming spice and a touch of savoury, earthy character that we associate with the grape variety. A tremendous value and very approachable red.

Icon-Maker-webCarignan is a challenging variety in the vineyard and winery alike. In the vineyard it is slow to ripen and prone to disease and in the winery due care and attention is required to balance the lively acidity and tannin. Invariably we see this variety in blends, rubbing shoulders with Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault.

Icon-Pairing-webThe perfect partner for hearty meat dishes, Cassoulet being the ultimate pairing.

 

Painted Wolf The Den Pinotage 2014 £11.00

Icon-Grape-webPinotage

 

Icon-Origin-webCoastal Region, South Africa

 

Icon-Price-webThe Den Pinotage is certainly, as described by its winemakers, a ‘comforting’ red and one for the emerging cool autumnal evenings. Packed full of flavour, red and black berries, spice, savoury notes and rounded off with toasty oak characters thanks to a touch of ageing in French and American barrels. The body verges on the fuller side of medium and the palate is juicy with an elegant lasting finish.

Icon-Maker-webPainted Wolf was founded by Jeremy Borg and his wife who, inspired by the nature of the African Wild Dog (Painted Wolf), embarked on a winemaking venture bringing together a community of skilled individuals for the task. As well as making tasty, quality wines the group are committed to using sustainably farmed and /or organic fruit and to the conservation of the African Wild Dogs.

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This red can handle seasoning and spice. It would happily accompany a Lamb tagine as it would herby sausages.

Tabalí Gran Reserva Carmeñere 2016 £11.50

Icon-Grape-webCarmeñere

 

 

Icon-Origin-webCachapoal Valley, Chile

 

 

Icon-Price-webThis deep red, enticing wine combines elegance with juicy fruits and intensity. The fragrance is foremost, floral and spiced and the palate is a soft balance of dark berries, oak and silky tannins. Though rich in aroma and flavour this Carmeñere has a pleasant freshness emphasised on the long finish.

Icon-Maker-webThe unique ‘terroir’ for these Carmeñere vines contributes to the character and flavour complexity of the fruit. The soil consists of very little organic matter, limestone and salts are concentrated, and there is very little rainfall. The carefully harvested and selected fruit is aged for 10 months in French oak after fermentation in steel.

Icon-Pairing-webIt’s time for a Sunday roast!

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Barber on the Harbour Part 2 – Sunday 22nd October

I love it when a plan comes together

Mike love it when a plan comes together

After the hugely successful inaugural Barber on the Harbour charity fundraiser last year we’ll be repeating the event this year!

On the evening of 22nd October from 6pm we’re turning BinTwo over to the care of menfolk.  You work hard, you play hard and it all takes its toll.  Let us look after you and tend to your manly needs… because you’re worth it.  And, as if you needed further persuasion, proceeds from the evening will be going to charity – we’re viewing it as a pre-fundraiser for Movember that starts on 1st November.

BinTwo will be cracking the seals on bourbons and whiskeys and we’ll break out the cigars (yes that’s right chaps… cigars…but only for smoking outside!) and our regular terrace menu will be available to those who don’t wish to endure a hangover as impressive as the one Mike nursed after last year’s event…

 

So whether you fancy adopting the demeanour of an Edwardian Sea Captain or if you just like the idea of a beard tidy in a suitably masculine environment, BinTwo will provide a safe space where the aromas of cologne, coffee, bourbon and tobacco blend to create “essence of man”…Grrrr.

Trim this? Pass the shears...

Trim this? Pass the shears…

Ladies – calm down.  You’ll still be most welcome into our little den on the night to either join in on the whiskey and cigar vibe or imbibe something from our usual selection of wines and fizz.  All that while you wait for your man to be transformed into something that positively fizzles with raw animal magnetism.  Our BinTwo menus will even double up nicely as improvised fans to keep those burning flames under control (you are after all…only human).

Olly and his lovely wife Claire are the brains behind Gents Quarter (all the way up in Yorkshire) designing heritage inspired hair and beard designs for gentlemen.  All drawing inspiration from an age where the barbershop was a place to relax and enjoy a cigar and a snifter in a suitably leathery environment.

So whether you fancy adopting the demeanour of an ELook into my eyes...dwardian Sea Captain or if you just like the idea of a beard tidy in a suitably masculine environment, BinTwo will provide a safe space where the aromas of cologne, coffee, bourbon and tobacco blend to create “essence of man”…Grrrr.

 

Barber services will be offered in exchange for a charitable donation into the Movember pot, and cigars will be available to purchase separately to be smoked outside on the terrace.

No booking necessary – just pop along (by which I mean swagger in manfully) on the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mackmyra Swedish Whisky Tasting and Smørrebrød

Gone are the days of whisky being associated with Mackmyra Tastingcowboys, grandfathers and after-dinner cigars. New and innovative global distilleries are changing the way we drink the amber nectar and what used to be known as a man’s drink is shedding more than just the aforementioned stereotypes with around a third of today’s UK whisky drinkers being female.

With more choice than ever before it’s an exciting time for the connoisseur and no better time for the adamant non whisky drinkers amongst us to get involved. Japanese whisky has been outdoing Scotch at all the major awards shows for a good decade now so with that being old news, it’s time to see what else is on offer.

Mackmyra Swedish Whiskey was founded in the late 90’s by 8 Swedish friends on a skiing trip. Each friend had taken a bottle of single malt on the trip and the question inevitably arose – why isn’t there a Swedish whisky? Ten years later, in 2008, the First Edition was released. Aged in handcrafted Swedish oak barrels, their range of single malt whiskeys are unlike any other we’ve tried. Delicious and complex yet totally approachable and appealing to multiple palates. Their eye catching packaging looks the part too and that’s never a bad thing!

We are delighted that Alex Johnson from Sweden’s award winning and largest whisky distillery will be joining us on Saturday 7th October from 7pm to talk and taste us through 6 exciting products from the range and share the story of Mackmyra.

If an evening of whisky tasting sounds a little daunting, worry not as there will be a  feast of Smørrebrød (fancy open sandwiches to you and me!) to enjoy included in your ticket price. There will also be a bar open after the event until 10.30pm serving wine, beer and soft drinks as well as a selection of the Mackmyra range.

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Date: Saturday 7th October
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm (with a bar service running until 10.30pm)
Location: The ARC, Hawksfield
Ticket price: £15pp

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It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new but equally a great introduction to whiskey for those not so familiar. Did you know, a measure of whiskey contains more antioxidants than a glass of fresh orange juice? No, us neither but sounds like a great excuse to get involved!

As with our other events we will be arranging a return taxi between Padstow and Hawkfield so be sure to let us know your requirements at time of booking.

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