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Tues September 17th 2019- Alternative Sparkling Wines

Join us for a fun-packed evening looking at the diverse world of sparkling wines beyond Champagne and Prosecco. Expect the unexpected.

Tickets £15 via Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alternative-sparkling-wine-tasting-tickets-68051007395

 

 

Tues October 15th 2019- Mackmyra Swedish Whisky

Join us for a fascinating evening tasting through various styles of whisky from Swedish distillery Mackmyra. Brand manager Alex will also be bringing along a selection of finger food to match.

Tickets from £15 via Eventbrite or see a member of staff in-store.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mackmyra-swedish-whisky-tasting-tickets-68244630527

 

Tues November 26th- Chateau Musar Masterclass

Join us for a very special evening tasting through a selection of wines from Lebanon’s iconic Chateau Musar, hosted by UK brand ambassador Elliot O’Mara on the evening of Tuesday 26th November. Carrington’s is blessed to stock a vast array of back-vintages of the Musar label as well as some great value “2nd wines” under the Hochar” and “Musar Jeune” labels too. This is your opportunity to see how this incredible fine wines were made, the individual stories of each vintage and most importantly, how they taste!

This will be a very popular event and with places limited to just 15 pax, we strongly advise you book your tickets early to avoid missing out!

Tickets £20 + bf via Eventbrite link below or see a member of staff in-store:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chateau-musar-masterclass-tickets-72914873349

Wine Of The Week # 25 // Domaine L’Hortus Rosé

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L’Hortus, the Latin word for garden is appropriately located in the Southwest region of Languedoc, situated between two limestone cliff, overgrown vines and ancient olive trees. In total, they now have 55 hectares of vines, split over two sites. The main vineyard area is near the winery, where Mourvedre grows on the hot scree slope under the Montagne de l’Hortus, the second vineyard area is situated some 25 km away, at Clos St Jean.

This Rosé has a delicate nose, a touch of acidity balanced against fruit, notably lime and melon that carries through to the taste along with strawberries. Well balanced, to the point of being harmonic, this wine is fine example of the Languedoc varietal being produced from 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvêdre grape varieties. 75cl // 13% ABV // £12.99

The Polish Bullet

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This cocktail tastes just like apple struedal! The recipe calls for specialist vodka, zubrowka bison grass vodka. Whatever you do do not chew the grass that comes in the bottle, it will make you really sick.

Ingredients

2 Shots Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
1 Shot Krupnik Honey Vodka
300ml Fresh Apple Juice

Directions

Half fill a tumbler with ice and pour in all ingredients, then transfer all into cocktail shaker. Place tumbler on larger half of the shaker and shake until condensation appears on the outside of the shaker. Serve with fresh mint sprig and a slice of lime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beer Of The Week # 22 // Glastonbury Mighty Chi

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Glastonbury Ales was established in 2002, initially as a five-barrel plant. In 2006 the brewery changed ownership and has subsequently grown to a twenty-barrels in size. The brewery uses only natural ingredients, sourcing local and sustainable ingredients as much as possible.

This English triple IPA is a hazy, golden amber with a floral nose with distinct flavours of passion fruit, pineapple and mango to the taste. Medium bodied this ale is slightly sweet and viscous but very smooth with a mildly bitter finish. 33cl // 6.5% ABV // £2.79

Wine Of The Week # 25 // Pesquera Tinto ’11

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Based in the heartland of Ribera Del Duero this Bodegas is 200 acres in size, and consists of well-drained soils composed of sand and gravel over a limestone and clay subsoil that feed The Tempranillo grapes, which after 10 years hard work now produce one of the most prestigious bodegas in Spain.

Brilliant ruby in colour, this wine is fresh cherry, dark berries and vanilla on the highly perfumed nose, with a hint of woodsmoke building in the glass. Sappy and nicely focused, offering zesty bitter cherry and blackberry flavors underscored by a mineral element. 75cl // 14.5% ABV // £19.99

Beer Of The Week # 21 // Palma Cristal

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The brewery in Holguin was built in 1988 with the help of East German Technology, lest not forget that close relationship with the USSR! At this time, however, the only beer brand Mayabe was produced at the brewery though they now produce a range of six beers, two of which have picked up awards, including Palma Cristal, which is apparently Castro’s favorite beer

This cerveja is clear gold in colour and lightly carbonated. Mild corn, grain and malt notes are all apparent on the nose. Light and slightly metallic this beer is crisp with delicate citrus notes. Refreshing and easy drinking this is a perfect tipple for these hot, summer days or sitting on a beach in Cuba! 33cl // 4.9% ABV // £1.89

Wine Of The Week # 24 // Guigal Cotes du Rhône Rouge ’11

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The Guigal estate owns vineyards in Condrieu and the Côte-Rôtie, founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small, ancient village of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. Now in their third generation of winemaking the estate are renowned for producing exceptional vintages year in year out using traditional vinification techniques tied to the traditions of the Rhône valley.

A fantastic blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre grape varieties, aged for one and a half years in oak this wine is a deep, dark red in colour with a slight shine in appearance. Hugely aromatic with fresh fruit, red berries, tobacco and spice all apparent this wine is well rounded with supple tannins a full body and a long finish. 75cl // 14% ABV // £12.99.