What would be much better then spending your day surrounded by wine? Well being able to sample every single one of them and that is what I have been able to experience two times this week at the annual autumn portfolios for our suppliers.
We were invited up first on Tuesday to our Liberty portfolio wine tasting at the Oval Cricket Ground. The room was filled with excitable wine enthusiasts ready to find the next best thing for their store or restaurant! We wasted no time and headed over to the first sparkling and made our way through the fizz, whites and rose before stopping for a spot of lunch provided by Liberty Wines. Then no time to waste getting back upstairs to sample the reds and find those winter warmers we are all looking for.
The fun didn’t stop there as only two days later on Thursday we shot back up to London to our Boutinot Autumn tasting, this time at Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road. A much more intimate affair with a selection of limited parcels, new wines, best offers and new producers.
We found some great new wines that will be making an appearance on our wine list shortly. From Greek and Hungarian wines to great value chardonnays and syrah’s, we think we have successfully covered some good ground to accommodate everyone’s taste buds!
We have some very exciting news to announce for Camber Wines and we couldn’t keep it in any longer, so here it is….
Camber Wines is joining the best delivery service team, deliveroo!
Your favourite wines can now be delivered to your doorstep every day of the week. With a selection of 17 of our portfolio wines on the menu, you will not fail to find one that tickles your fancy. Be it a wine for a Friday night in with friends, wine to stock you up when you run low at a party or a wine that just suits sitting in the garden of a summers evening, there’s one for every occasion!
Keep an eye out for us on the deliveroo website and app from Wednesday 5th July!
Camber Wines to your doorstep!
I’ve always believed that our Boutinot Rhones ‘punched above’ their price points. All that has been confirmed during my visit to their Southern Rhone estate in Cairanne last week. These wine are made with minimal handling, which means less grape skin breakages and therefore less tannins, and are good in the bottle for up to 5 years. Boutinot ‘Les Coteaux’ Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014 is probably the best value wine in our portfolio, a snip at just £8.50 a bottle.
If you’re having a gathering, or even a dinner party, why not take a magnum( 2 x bottle size) of ‘La Cote Sauvage’ Cairanne Cotes Du Rhone Villages. The bottle size gives a statement of intent for a good time and this Grenache /Syrah based varietal is ideal to suit all palettes. Well integrated oak with a big cherry nose and a big fruit palette, it is beautifully structured with smooth tannins after 2 years in barrell.
Anyone who knows me, knows of my obsession with Domaine La Haute Marone ‘Le Cru des Dentelles de Montmirail’ Gigondas. I’m sure I drink more than I sell. I just love it. It was amazing to meet Julien the winemaker who is also the man behind the rest of the Boutinot portfolio.
These fabulous Rhone wines have been a constant in Camber wines since our inception and will justifiably remain there with some new additions . ‘Les Cerisiers Rose’ 2016 perfect for this exceptional heatwave and look out for ‘Les six’ Cairanne, I’m on it!