This is without a doubt one of our favourite events on the social calendar!!  

Every year in November we hold our annual 'big' tasting. This is an opportunity for us to open our doors (and bottles) giving you the opportunity to taste new wines, and old favourites whilst they are open!

Over the years this event has become more and more popular, with more people putting this in their social calendar and indeed, from our side, more wines on show. We have been very lucky as well in that we attract a number of winemakers and wine specialists to show and explain to those who are interested, a little more about the wines they make.  

The annual 'BIG' Christmas tasting

November 2018!

Well I don't want to give too much away...

This year, and I am not just saying this, is going to be our best one yet. The wine makers have their flights booked and the regular faces booked in. 

Get the date in your diary and keep your eyes peeled for more infomation on the great wines and cracking offers which we have in store for you!  We won't keep you hanging too long on this though. We are in the process of compiling all the wines for the tasting and they will be published on here as soon as they are finalised.

But for now keep the date free... Friday 16th November 2-8pm and Saturday 17th November 10:00 - 3pm!

What's on for tasting...

This year we have a real treat in store for you, with more winemakers and negociants than ever! The number of wines open to taste can be overwhelming, so we have put together a list, see below, which allows you to start planning and researching the wines you may be interested in tasting... it would be a shame to miss out one of your soon to be favourites!

Bodegas Ontanon with Conrado Herrero

We have been excited by Conrado coming back to Bakewell all year!!! His flight is booked and his bags packed. 

We put this date in his diary back in February and we have been a bit giddy since. Conrado has been a big friend of Hattersley Wines for many years and not only is he is a great guy but his wines are pretty special too. 

Bodegas Ontanon is a 5th generation family-owned and run winery in Rioja Baja. Their vineyards sit high in the Sierra Yerga mountains and produce some of the most fantastic Riojas. 

Those of you who haven't met Conrado or tried the wines from Bodega Ontanon are in for a real treat! 

What is Conrado tasting?

Wine Bottle Price Offer Price
Vetiver Rioja Blanco £9.75  
Tempranillo Blanco £10.95  
Ecologico £10.25  
Crianza £10.75  
Reserva

75cl £14.50

Magnum £32.50

 
Gran Reserva £24.50  
Antologia Rioja Crianza £14.95  
Dominio de la Abadesa Ribera del Duero  £19.95  

Steve Day

It is amazing after years in the industry you realise how small the wine world actually is! John, Alec and Steve go back many years, they have travelled the wine world, opened more than a few bottles and chewed the fat on many an occassion. This year we have the opportunity of working with Steve again and we can't wait for you to meet him. 

Steve is showing an ecclectic mix of classics such as St Joseph, some new world wonders and some wacky but fab Macedonian wines. You are in for a treat! 

What is on Steve's table?

Bernard Vallet - Vallet Freres Burgundy

We have been giddy for amount 6 months now with the knowledge of Bernard coming back to Bakewell. Our relationship with Vallet Freres goes back to the early 80's where John started working with Louis (Bernard's father).

The Vallet family are widely known the kings of Burgundy, making real wines of finesse, elegance and distinction. Wines made in the traditional way with all emphasis on the wines value coming from the grapes in the vineyard. 

Oh, and forgot to mention it isn't just us that love Bernard he has previously been awarded 'Wine Maker of the Year' for the whole of France. 

 

 

 

What is Bernard tasting?

Wine Bottle Price Offer Price
Bourgogne Blanc £18.50  
Saint-Romain £29.95  
Pernand-Vergelesses £29.95  
Meursault £40.95  
Bourgogne Pinot Noir £16.50  
Fixin La Croix Blanche £29.95  
Gevrey-Chambertin £32.95  

Alec Street and Craig Sutheran Maree Caroll, Boutinot Wines

For most Alec needs no introduction! Key negociant, wine importer and friend and this year with his new side-kick Craig Sutheran, another mightily knowledgeable wine guru. A double-act not to be missed.

Oodles of offers on everything from sparkling, to classic wines to new world gems - go and test their knowledge and take a mini world wine-tour from Chianti to California and much more in between.

Plus wait until you meet Maree - she comes with bag loads of passion and energy plus she has some great wines up her sleeve too! 

What are Alec and Craig tasting?

Wine Bottle Price Offer Price
Domaine Mas Bahourat Merlot, France

£8.50 a bottle

 
Domaine La Bruyere Touraine Chenonceaux, France

£12.50 a bottle

 
Domaine des Maillettes, Pouilly Fuisse Grand Reserve, France £23.95  
Seguret Schisteaux, France

75cl £14.50

Magnum £28.75

Jeroboam £125

 
Macon Villages, Reserve Personelle, France

£16.95 a bottle

 
Turckheim Pinot Blanc 'Terres de Granit', France

£11.50 a bottle

 
Crocera Barbera d'Asti, Italy £9.50  
Rive Barbera d'Asti, Italy £14.50  
Poderi Colla Nebbiola d'Alba, Italy £16.75  
Pra Monte Grande Soave Classico, Italy £22.95  
Pra Morandina Valpolicella Ripasso, Italy £24.95  
False Bay 'Slow' Chenin Blanc, South Africa £7.50  
Circle of Life White, South Africa £15.50  
Circle of Life Red, South Africa £15.50  
Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc, South Africa  £12.95  
Wandering Beeste Syrah, South Africa £12.95  
Adobe Gewurtztraminer, Chile £8.50  
Adobe Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile £8.50  
Tabali Gran Reserva Viognier, Chile £10.50  
Tabali Gran Reseva Carmenere, Chile £11.50  
Bressia Crystal Malbec, Argentina £14.95  
Nieto Partida Limitada 'Finca Las Tortugas' Bonarda, Argentina £21.50  
Cloud Factory Sauvignon Blanc £9.50  
Sileni 'Straits' Sauvignon Blanc £12.99  
Sileni Plateau Pinot Noir £15.75  
Cline Mourvedre Rose  £12.50  
Byron Santa Barbara Chardonnay £19.95  
Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir £19.95  
Quinta do Retiro Novo Port 2005 - boxed £29.95  
Domaine de Grange Neuve Monbazillac £11.25  
Cline Late Harvest Mourvedre £17.25  

Nigel Wilkinson - The Great Master Sommelier

We are impressed we have managed to tie this jet setter down for a tasting! Having known Nigel for over 20 years it has been incredible to see his career flourish. He is now one of the top Master Sommeliers in the country spending his time training other Master Sommeliers and tasting wines all over the world. 

Nige is an all round top guy, good friend and a 'try hard' cricketer  - what he doesn't know about wines probably isn't worth knowing! He has chosen a fantastic range of wines which will arm you perfectly for the festive season. So enjoy his company, ask him questions and what ever you do... no welsh jokes! 

What is Nigel tasting?

Rebecca Laumann, Gourvid

Rebecca joines us this year armed with knowledge, passion and some totally fantastic wines from the Americas! 

From smooth mouth watering Malbecs from Argentina to seductive Ancellota. Watch out for those Chilian curve ball wines - we are excited about these! 

 

Wine Bottle Price Offer Price
Vincentin Rosado Malbec NV £17.50  
Filus Torrontes £12.50  
Vincentin Blanc de Malbec £17.50  
Globo Vultur Petit Verdot £19.95  
Globo Vultur Petite Syrah £24.95  
Filus Malbec

75cl £12.95

Magnum £27.95

 
Mad Bird Malbec £12.50  
Mad Bird Malbec Ancelotta £12.50  

 

Manchester Distillery

 

 

Gin Bottle Price
Signature Gin 50cl £35.95
Raspberry Gin 50cl £37.50
Wild Spirit 50cl £35.95
Overboard 50cl £42.50

 

 

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