St Andrews Wine Company

Episode 66 | P&V Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2014 April 18 2017

Peter tries a delicious Marsanne from an old family name in the Rhone. To purchase the wine, click here.


Episode 64 | Bengoetxe do Getariako Txakolina 2015 April 13 2017


Episode 63 | Hogan Wines Divergent 2015 April 12 2017

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Episode 62 | Porto Dalva House Reserve 1941 April 11 2017


Episode 61 | Arlewood Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 April 11 2017


Episode 60 | Dyfi Distillery Hibernation Gin April 11 2017


Episode 58 - Forchir Friulano 'Lusor' 2015 April 05 2017

Peter gives this lovely Fruilano a shot and tells you about our exciting new Facebook Live Wine Tasting events.

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Episode 54 | Oregon Pinot Noirs March 31 2017


Episode 49 - Domaine du Raifault Chinon Cuvee Prestige 'Le Villy' March 20 2017

Peter tries a 28 year old Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley in France. With a special pre-order offer saving you £9 per bottle, you can purchase this wine, by clicking here


Episode 48 - De Krans Touriga Nacional 2014 March 20 2017

Peter tries a delicious Touriga Nacional from South Africa.

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Episode 47 - Pardas Sus Scrofa 2016 March 16 2017

Peter and Miles try a new grape for them from Spain. If you'd like us to reserve you some when it comes in, email peter@standrewswinecompany.com


Episode 46 - Champagne Marc Hebrart Special Club 2012 March 13 2017

Peter gives a delicious Champagne a shot - to purchase this wine, click here


2 Minute Tasting Catch Up March 11 2017

We stopped putting our videos on the blog, hoping to integrate them into our website, but have received a lot of complaints! As a result, we'll put them all up here from now on and our apologies for taking them off. In the meantime, here are all the videos to catch up.

Episode 33 - Adega de Pegoes Colheita Seleccionada 2015 March 10 2017


Episode 32 - Hogan Wines Chenin Blanc 2015 February 08 2017


Episode 31 - Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 September 17 2016

Peter feels bad about not liking one of this producer's wines, so tries another which he loves. To pre-order, please click here

Episode 30 - Porcupine Ridge Merlot 2014 September 15 2016


Episode 29 - Bobal de Sanjuan 2013 September 13 2016

 
Peter tries a delicious Bobal from Spain. To purchase it click here

Episode 28 - Marmora Vermentino di Sardegna 2015 September 08 2016

Peter starts a series of tastings of wines under a tenner
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Episode 27 - Kiwi Pinot Noir August 31 2016

Peter tries a pair of outstanding 90+ point Kiwi Pinot Noirs
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Episode 26 - Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay 2014 August 24 2016

Peter tries a lovely Chardonnay after his dog messed up take two!

Episode 25 - Anselmann Cabernet Sauvignon Eiswein 2009 August 17 2016

 
Pia and Alec try an Eiswein that she brought back from Germany. It is not available to buy, unless you are travelling through Frankfurt Airport!

Episode 24 - Chateau Haut-Brisson 1999 August 13 2016

 

Peter & Alec try this lovely 1999 Chateau Haut-Brisson from Saint-Emilion. To purchase one of the remaining 5 bottles, click here


Episode 23 - Gluten Free Beers July 29 2016

Peter & Kirsty try a trio of Gluten Free beers from Ireland and Scotland.

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Episode 22 - Sean Thackrey Pleiades XXIII July 27 2016

Peter and Rachael try a wine that (according to Rachael) tastes of a child's packed lunch.... Maybe that is why she doesn't work here anymore...

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Episode 21 - Trefethen Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2013 July 20 2016

 Peter and Kirsty give a Chardonnay from this acclaimed Californian producer a shot. We have it on a pre-order offer and you can order it here

Episode 20 - Chateau La Petite Roque 2012 July 14 2016

Peter tries a lovely inexpensive Bordeaux
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Episode 19 - Comte Philippe de Nazelle Cabidos 2010 July 13 2016

Peter and Kirsty try a Petit Manseng Sec from the Pyrenees, and find it delicious!
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Episode 18 - Chateau d'Avrille Coteaux de l'Aubance 1989 July 06 2016

Peter & Rachael give this lovely sweet Chenin Blanc (that is older than Rachael) a try.
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Episode 17 - Piedrasassi Santa Barbara Syrah 2013 July 04 2016

 
To celebrate American Independence Day, Peter tries a lovely Syrah from Santa Barbara
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Episode 16 - Bodegas Tradicion Oloroso VORS July 04 2016

 Peter gives a delicious sherry from Bodegas Tradicion a try
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Episode 15 - Chateau Siran 2009 June 29 2016

Peter& Rachael try a critically acclaimed wine from Chateau Siran of Margaux
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Episode 14 - BLANKbottle Kortpad Kaaptoe 2014 June 24 2016

 
Peter and Rachael try a wonderful Fernao Pires from South African producer BLANKbottle.
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Episode 13 - Pignan Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1983 June 21 2016

Peter & Rachael try this old bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Episode 12 - Morris Gin Co & Dyfi Distillery June 17 2016

 
Peter talks about gin and falls in love with one!
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Episode 11 - Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella 2011 June 16 2016

Peter and Rachael try this cracking Amarone from family run company, Brigaldara. 
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Episode 10 - Maltese Wines June 14 2016

Peter & Miles try three wines from Malta which we were given by a friend. Maybe she doesn't like us all that much....


Episode 9 - Maison Williams Chase Cuvee Amphorae 2014 June 10 2016

Peter tries a lovely wine from the Southern Rhone
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Episode 8 - Klipfel Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2010 June 08 2016

Peter and Rachael try a stunning Gewurztraminer from Klipfel, a stellar producer in Alsace.
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Episode 7 - Domaine Sergent Pacherenc du vic Bihl 2014 June 07 2016

Peter tries a cracking summery white from France
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Episode 6 - Domaine Bergon Cabernet Franc 2014 June 02 2016

Peter tries a wonderfully cheap and cheerful Cabernet Franc from France.
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Episode 5 - Chateau Filhot Gold Reserve Sauternes 1998 June 01 2016

Peter tries a super Sauternes for less than £13 per bottle. We had to edit it because, as Peter said, his brain wasn't working and he waffled... A LOT!
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Episode 4 - Du Grappin Beaujolais Villages 2015 May 28 2016

Peter and Miles try a fabulous Beaujolais from an Aussie winemaker in France.
Perfect summer drinking.... mate.
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Episode 3 - BLANKbottle 3rd Round 2014 May 26 2016

Peter & Miles try a great red blend from South Africa & Miles gets fired on camera!
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Episode 2 - Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011 May 24 2016

Peter celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Judgement of Paris by drinking the 40th anniversary bottling of the winning white, Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2011.
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Episode 1 - Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 May 23 2016

Peter reviews this iconic American wine, the Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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I want to sell it February 23 2016

This wine is delicious. I tried it today, it is as old as I am and it is outstanding. It has aged FAR better than I have, is much ore elegant than I could ever hope to be and it is a wine that any wine lover should want to try.  It won a trophy at the IWC and I could go on forever about how great it is. There is, however, a problem.
It is one hundred and sixty quid per HALF bottle.
I'd love to stock it, but I would buy in six bottles and I guarantee I'd still have six bottles in a year, but I really wanted to tell you about this glorious Madeira.
It has aromas of polished wood, cinnamon, clove, coconut, honey... it just keeps evolving new flavours. The palate is so soft, round with a drying, whisky like flavour emerging with cashew nuts, burnt sugar and leather. It is the best wine I've tried in a good while....

New Year, new wines... February 12 2016

The beginning of the new year allows me to take a good hard look at what has been selling well over the past year and what has not, and then to totally refresh the range of wines that I have in stock. This process is great, I try a great range of new wines, and I get to implement a whole host of new ideas. 

Except this year has not started as planned! You may have noticed I've been absent a bit over the past month. I had always planned on taking two weeks off to spend with my wife and son - it was the first holiday since I'd opened the shop 3 years ago - but sadly, half way through those two weeks, my dad passed away, so I've really only got back into the swing of things in the shop over the past week and a half. 

However, in that week and a half, I've been working on a whole range of new things that we are going to be revealing over the next month. But in the meantime, I want to tell you about a joyous little wine called Grace.

The 2012 Grace Lane Cabernet Sauvignon is from Columbia Valley in Washington State, USA. Columbia Valley is in the south of the state, with a little bit going over into Oregon, and is the largest wine growing region, with over 16,000 hectares planted with vines. 

I visited Oregon and Washington a decade ago and was astounded by the quality of wines that were being produced back then, and things have only improved. Columbia has a trick up its sleeve in that the terroir there allows it to make fruit forward wines, but with a gracefulness and structure that you get from Europe. This Cabernet from Grace Lane is a perfect example and here are my thoughts...

"Sweet cherries leap out at you, followed by some menthol aromas - perfect if you are suffering from a winter cold as it smells like a pack of Cherry cough sweets. There is also a dusting of cocoa coming off too. The palate is really sexy and silky - the fruit comes through and then a lovely bright minty flavour. There is a dark flavour too, I just can't put my finger on what it is. Simply delicious. 89pts"

We have 15 bottles of this wine left in stock so please do move quickly if you fancy giving them a shot.

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