Independent Real Wine Specialist

OPENING HOURS – Summer 2021

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm

(Closed on Bank Holiday Mondays)

Although we will be continuing with our front of house counter service for a while yet.  We are too small to safely allow people in to browse (and the shop floor is full of stock!)

See below for our summer specials

It’s back!  L’Ostal Rosé

£12 each or 6 for 5

Probably our most popular rosé of the past few years.

Made in the Languedoc, Between Carcassonne and Narbonne, by the Cazes family, most famous as the owners of top Claret Lynch-Bages.

Frassinelli Prosecco Rose 2020NEW!  Frassinelli Prosecco rosé.

RSP. £15 – Special introductory price of £12

Rosé prosecco is a very new thing – in fact this is the first official Prosecco DOC Rosé, finally approved by the Consorzio Tutela del Prosecco. Many Prosecco producers have made a pink fizz before, called Spumante rosé, but it’s never been classed as Prosecco.

Made from Glera and between 10-15% Pinot Noir, the yield is restricted to 18 tons/hectare for Glera and 13.5 tons/hectare for the Pinot Noir.

Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rose 2019

Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rosé

Special price £12 while stocks last

Very traditional Provence in a very traditional bottle.

Maybe a touch fuller colour than is fashionable but dry and packed with soft fruit.  Made from Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah with the addition of some Cabernet Sauvignon.




Vina del Oja. Rioja Blanco

Normally £10, special price £8 while stocks last – Save 20%

Fresh and clean white from 100% Viura.  This was already excellent value but now it’s a giveaway!






Brexit has presented its own set of obstacles but every problem throws up an opportunity. We are working with our suppliers to find solutions to mitigate the higher shipping cost and longer lead times.  One way is to join other small independents and pre-order larger volumes of specific wines well in advance.  We expect to have a few great deals to follow  – but only if we can shift it quickly – we don’t have much space to stock-pile!  We’re in this together!

If you are interested in the details of the new challenges we are facing, this article , featuring one of our main suppliers, gives a good account.