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 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
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 email@example.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 2017We 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
Episode 30 - Porcupine Ridge Merlot 2014 September 15 2016
Episode 29 - Bobal de Sanjuan 2013 September 13 2016
Episode 28 - Marmora Vermentino di Sardegna 2015 September 08 2016
Episode 27 - Kiwi Pinot Noir August 31 2016
Episode 26 - Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay 2014 August 24 2016
Episode 25 - Anselmann Cabernet Sauvignon Eiswein 2009 August 17 2016
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 20 - Chateau La Petite Roque 2012 July 14 2016
Episode 19 - Comte Philippe de Nazelle Cabidos 2010 July 13 2016
Episode 17 - Piedrasassi Santa Barbara Syrah 2013 July 04 2016
Episode 16 - Bodegas Tradicion Oloroso VORS July 04 2016
Episode 15 - Chateau Siran 2009 June 29 2016
Episode 14 - BLANKbottle Kortpad Kaaptoe 2014 June 24 2016
Episode 13 - Pignan Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1983 June 21 2016
Episode 12 - Morris Gin Co & Dyfi Distillery June 17 2016
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 8 - Klipfel Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2010 June 08 2016
Episode 6 - Domaine Bergon Cabernet Franc 2014 June 02 2016
Episode 4 - Du Grappin Beaujolais Villages 2015 May 28 2016
Episode 3 - BLANKbottle 3rd Round 2014 May 26 2016
I want to sell it February 23 2016
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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