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Are you 'Staycating' or 'Holidaying at Home' this year?

Are you 'Staycating' or 'Holidaying at Home' this year?
Whatever you've got planned for your summer holiday this year, chances are that it's going to be a little different to what you originally had planned. Whether you're staying at home or going away to self catering accommodation then we can supply the wine for your holiday.  




We have put together the perfect holiday selection which contains wine from some of our favourite holiday destinations so why not order a case, pop it in the fridge and then sit back and enjoy!




The case that's pictured here contains a New Zealand Malborough Sauvignon Blanc, a Portugese Vinho Verde, a French Rose from Provence, a white Rueda from Spain, Italian Pinot Grigio and for something a special occasion a delicious Chablis from the Burgundy region of France.



Created On  8 Jul 2020 16:00  -  Permalink
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Summer Selection June 2020

Summer Selection June 2020So, the summer solstice has now been and gone and we are hurtling towards what would normally be summer holiday season.  Following the announcement today that lockdown restrictions are to be eased, perhaps we can now start to think about what we can actually do over the summer months. One thing is for certain, the children will have broken up before we know it - althouh the end of the school year won't be anything like normal but most likely we will all be aiming to 'holiday' in some way during July and August.

Seeing as the sun is going to be out this week, we've done a straw poll around the office to find out what might be on everyone's summer sunny weather wine short list. As you can see from the photo of our selection, there is a classic Provence Rose, some may say that no summer selection would be complete without one! Our Pierre de Taille Rose is delicious, typically pale salmon pink in colour, not too dry, but oh so refreshing. Staying in France, but moving to the North, we have Gautheron Chablis, wonderfully full with a rich minerally style 0 it is fantastic both on its own and with food. Next up, classic hot weather whites from Italy, Spain and Portugal, Valdadige Pinot Grigio, Pago Traslagares Rueda Verdejo and Vinho Verde.

Finishing up with a slight curve ball, leaving Europ to head to South America for Vistamar Sepia Reserva Pinot Noir - well worth a try and chilling for a wonderfully light, smooth red.

Created On  23 Jun 2020 16:00  -  Permalink
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Fathers Day 2020

Fathers Day 2020
Things are all a bit different to normal at the moment. Chances are, if you're lucky enough to see your Dad this year, it won't be the same sort of get together as you're used to.  And if you live a distance apart you probably won't be able to get together at all. Although, there's always the option of a Zoom call.



So, whether you can see your Dad or not, if you're looking for a last minute gift idea for your Dad, we have put together two lovely selections of red wine. You can choose from the easy drinking, everyday selection, or the slightly more unusual selection. Whichever one you choose, they will both be perfect for sipping in the sunshine.



Both selections are available as either 6 or 12 bottle cases and we are still able to offer our next working day delivery service both locally and nationwide. So if you order by 12 noon on Thursday we should be able to get the wine delivered in time for the weekend.



Fingers crossed that things will be back to some sort of normal soon, and certainly by this time next year. In the mean time, stay safe and have a wonderful Fathers day, however you manage to celebrate.







Created On  17 Jun 2020 17:00  -  Permalink
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Loire Valley Wines

Loire Valley Wines
Welcome to our first blog post! 

We've chosen the Loire Valley in France because over the last few years the wine producers in this region have excelled themselves.  The result has ben a resurgence in great wines from this previoulsy much underrated area.  Younger generations of winemakers have taken over their family vineyards, and have brought new life and energy to the wines.

The Loire Valley is located in the heart of France and spans 280 kilometres in the middle stretch of the Loire River in Central France.  The wine from this region is as varied and interesting as the region itself.  The wines range from delicious, flinty, charming whites like Muscadet, QuincySancerre and Pouilly Fume to delicate and approachable sparkling Cremants and the classic Loire red grape - Cabernet Franc.

Global warming seems to have played a part too, with the new generation of wines displaying slightly softer attributes than maybe some of the vintages from 10 years ago.

A particularly exciting addition to our portfolio is a Loire Chardonnay from Domaine des Tilleuls, from whom we have been importing their Loire Sauvignon. They are an exceptional pair of wines and with both being priced at just £8.95 - exceptional value for money too.

Here at York Wines we have an excellent selection of wines from the Loire Valley region. They are versatile wines, light enough to enjoy on their own, but equally robust enough to stand up to the right sorts of food - there's a reason why Muscles and Muscadet is a French classic! Cheers and bon apetit!
Created On  11 Jun 2020 15:30  -  Permalink
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