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Meet the Master part 2 – Saturday 27th April

On Saturday 27th April, 7 – 9pm at BinTwo, Padstow we’ll be bringing you one Master of Wine, some fabulous wines and a menu of nibbles from the ARC Speciality Food Store.  18 lucky customers will be able to taste the wines, hear the stories behind them and meet the man who liberated them from a dreadful fate…

Richard Kelley, Master of Wine is the brains behind “the Liberator” range of wines.  Under the guise of his alter ego (the Cape Crusader) Richard tours South Africa seeking our small parcels of wine that have been forgotten, abandoned or have simply been undiscovered.  Great wines that, for a range of reasons, haven’t fitted into the winemaker’s plans for that year.  It might be an occasional experimental batch, or possibly an interesting off-cut from some proud winemaker’s latest premium release.  Whatever the reason they are great wines that are destined to be sold off to become part of a blend.  Or worse, to languish in the cellar with no buyer at all – and that really would be a crime.  Richard finds these small, one-off parcels and sells them on to better homes.  He liberates them you see… and so a brand was born.

 

 

Achieving MW status is rather a big deal in the wine trade (bonus fact: more people have been into space than there are people who’ve achieved MW  status).  So when a Master of Wine goes searching for special wines that he’s happy to put his name to it’s a fair bet that they’re good ‘uns.  Liberator wines always come in small batches and when they’re gone they’re gone – never to be repeated so don’t miss out!

The final line-up has yet to be finalised but will include 6 – 8 interesting and varied South African wines.  Wines that aren’t widely available and that you won’t have the opportunity to taste again.  Not to be missed… BUY NOW

 

 

Liam Steevenson

Meet the Master – Saturday 23rd March…

 

On Saturday 23rd March, 7 – 9pm at BinTwo, Padstow we’ll be bringing you one Master of Wine, eight great new wines and a menu of nibbles from the ARC Speciality Food Store.  18 lucky customers will be the first to taste the wines, hear the stories behind them and meet the man who made them…

We’re always on the look out for new suppliers.  People who get what we’re about and who bring us authentic, interesting wines.  Wines with a story that we can get behind and sell to you with conviction because they’re wine’s that we love ourselves.

Liam Steevenson is such a man and his wines are the latest addition to the BinTwo line up.  Liam is one of four Masters of Wine that we work with.  Achieving MW status is rather a big deal in the wine trade and Liam is the youngest person ever to attain the qualification (bonus fact: more people have been into space than there are people who’ve achieved MW  status).

Working in close partnership with local winemakers, Liam has produced a range of wines that we’re really excited to introduce to the BinTwo shelves:    The line up includes:

  • A cracking “every day” Picpoul from the Languedoc,
  • three stunning reds from Roussillon (including my new favourite mid-week tipple and a properly unctuous desert wine),
  • from New Zealand two really interesting examples of just how versatile Sauvignon Blanc can be inn the right hands.  Unmistakably from Malborough but much more subtle than many of the zingy fruit bombs that we’re accustomed to from that region,
  • from Central Otago in New Zealand, the best kiwi Pinot Noir I’ve tasted in a while – refined, bright and silky,
  • and, to cap it all, a properly bonkers Syrah from India (sure to divide opinion but I think we might just have found the perfect red to go with curry).

£30 per person.  Only 18 tickets available so don’t delay… BUY NOW

 

whiskey sour

Let’s Mix It Up! Cocktail Night, Friday 1st March

Friday 1st March, 7pm-9pm.

Cocktail Night in partnership with South Western Distillery.

We know that you, like us, are huge fans of Tarquin’s Gin & we’ve even converted some non-believers with a taster of his super-smooth Cornish Pastis.  You already know that Tarquin’s gin with fever tree tonic is a winner and our “Bin and Tonic” made with Tarquin’s Blackberry Gin has been a huge hit.  A few of you have even witnessed Mike’s inept shaker skills & have made generous noises about his Martinis.

But if the professionals offer to take over it’s time to step aside.  When Rory, Tarquin’s chief mixologist, offered to host a cocktail evening we jumped at the chance.

The final menu has yet to be fixed but Rory will be mixing up a selection of cocktails for you to sample.  On arrival we’ll ease you in gently with a Tarquin’s G&T followed by demos and tasters of five classic cocktails including Mike’s very own barrel-aged Sea Dog Negroni which is right now sat in our new mini barrel – gently aging and developing in flavour.  How will it compare to an unaged Negroni?  You’ll have to come along and see…

The price for the event is £25 per person which includes two cocktails.  We’re not rationing you though – further cocktail delights will be available at extra charge if your juices are in full flow!

Numbers are limited to 18 due to the capacity of the shop (I think we’re not yet at the stage where we can enjoy a balmy evening  sat out on the terrace) so don’t dawdle if you’d like to join us… Buy Now