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.
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:
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.
This is sweet Muscat-based wines from the village of Beaumes-de-Venise, just south of Gigondas in France’s Rhone valley. Produced entirely from Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains grapes, which is the oldest variety in the Muscat family and thus is in good standing as one of the oldest grape varieties in the world.
A delicate, pale yellow in colour this is elegant and intense wine, with a vibrant nose of flowers and fruit, which persists in the palate. Slightly viscous and sweet this wine would be ideal served with sorbets, blue cheeses and fruit tarts. A lovely bottle and a snip when compared to other Muscats of this style. £14.99 // 15% ABV // 750ml.
The Alary family can trace its origins to the 17th century and now tends to over 28 hectares in the southern Rhone valley. In the middle of their land there was once an Oratory of some description, from whence the vineyard takes it name. Low yielding old vines are managed biodynamically, which is essentially a non-interventionalist approach, making for balanced and clean results in the wines.
Produced from Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grape varieties, this wine is pale yellow in colour with a delicate nose of pear, quince and white blossom. The palette blends these notes with toasted almonds, making for a delightful, medium bodied, crisp wine with a long finish that would compliment white fish particularly, but would also pair with salads and chicken. £12.49 // 13.5% ABV // 750ml.