We’ve welcomed some new arrivals into our fixed price selection, the perfect opportunity for you to replenish your cellar. We have little-known gems, icons, mature vintages, large formats, natural bottles and curious cuvées, all waiting to find their way to you!
This year we’ve seen the institution of the aperitif undergo quite a transformation, with afterwork drinks and birthday celebrations migrating to online platforms. Let’s not let this habit go as the nights get colder! Plan a get-together with your housemates, family, distant friends, and open a bottle from our new selection. Tickle your taste buds with a Muscadet from Domaine de l’Ecu. Orthogneiss, Mephisto, and Carpe Diem will all pair nicely with a plate of seafood. If you’d prefer a glass of fizz, we recommend the lively and delicate champagne cuvées from Pouillon that you might like to serve with lime-marinated salmon. Have you heard of Domaine de Bellivière? Sarthe might not be widely known but, biodynamic and natural, this terroir delivers all its noble character to the estate’s wines.
Cosy evenings call for generous reds, and we have just what you need. Pair your charcuterie dishes with a flavourful bottle from Domaine des Pothiers, a Côtes-du-Marmandais from south-west star Elian Da Ros, or a Morgon by Jean Foillard, an excellent natural domain. Mature cheeses go well with these cuvées, their salty profile lifting the fruit of the wine. We also have some Pic-Saint-Loup cuvées that would fit the bill!
An indulgent, French spirit
The French are known for a certain culinary flair, and we’ve had the chance to hone this even more than usual this year, spending more time in the kitchen cooking up seasonal delights. And, of course, you have to pick the right wine to enjoy at the table. François Lumpp’s Givry cuvées go nicely with game dishes, a sweet potato gratin calls for a Beaune from Domaine des Croix, and autumnal, pumpkin recipes inspire pairings with a generous Languedoc wine such as from Domaine d’Aupilhac. Fans of fish might like to consider a fine white from Zind-Humbrecht, and if you’re more into poultry with creamy sauce, choose an opulent cuvée from the Jura, such as a bottle from Tissot.
In these times of limited travel, wine is a good way to get in contact with other cultures and environments through the products of their land. We have Australian bottles from the Barossa Valley’s famous Penfolds Estate, Lebanese wine from Château Kefraya in the Bekaa valley, Sicilian cuvées by Frank Cornelissen and Arianna Occhipinti, as well as Chardonnays from New Zealand’s Kumeu River.
As we head further into the uncertain waters of 2020, we hope you can find comfort in closer company and with a glass of something warming.