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Saturday wine tasting – Mallorcan wines

April 5th, 2017

Saturday 6th May, 12pm-3pm

This Saturday, we will be trying wines from the island of Mallorca. The Mallorcan wines produced by Macia Batle have won many awards.

Mallorcan wine tasting at Ann et Vin in NewarkMacia Batle Rosado 2015 - made from Manto Negro, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes, the wine is pinkish in colour with hints of strawberry. Expect fruity primary and secondary aromas of fresh fruit, strawberry and a raspberry bouquet. Smooth and fresh on the palate. Well-balanced, well-combined acidity that provides a sensation of freshness. Intense on the palate, leaving a fruity finish.

Macia Batle Blanc de Blancs 2015 - made from Prensal Blanc and Chardonnay grapes, this wine is yellow in colour with greenish reflections. You'll notice an intense bouquet with prominent notes of tropical fruit, peach, grapefruit, apple and fennel. This lovely wine is intense, creamy, fresh and balanced on the palate.

Macia Batle Tinto 2013 - this red wine is made from Manto Negro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes. Expect cherries and red stone fruit in this well-balanced wine.

Australian Wine Masterclass – 22nd June

March 24th, 2017

Thursday 22nd June 2017, 7.30pm

Join us this evening as Simon Evetts from Hatch Mansfield takes us on a tour of some of the greatest Australian winemaking regions. Showcasing the wide range of wines produced by Robert Oatley Vineyards, we'll be sipping our way around some spectacular Ozzie wines. Tickets are £20 in advance. Places are limited, so please call Ann on 01636 700900 or email ann@annetvin.com to book yours.

About Robert Oatley

Robert Oatley wines will be featured in an Australian Wine Masterclass at Ann et Vin Robert Oatley Vineyards is the latest venture of the Oatley family winemaking dynasty, which was founded by the late industry legend Bob Oatley. His legacy continues in his eldest son Sandy, who worked alongside his father for many years and manages the business today. Created in 2006, Robert Oatley Vineyards aims to embody the best that Australia can produce. Classic grape varieties are matched to the leading wine regions of Australia. Along with grapes from the family properties, some dating back to 1858, the Oatley family draw upon select growers of excellence across a diverse range of climatic regions.  A deep understanding of viticulture enables the team to identify the best vineyard sites in Australia. The talented winemaking team is led by Larry Cherubino – one of Australia’s most awarded winemakers.

Robert Oatley Wines

Robert Oatley wines will be featured in an Australian Wine Masterclass at Ann et Vin The Robert Oatley team strive to craft wines with varietal clarity, focus and which reflect their provenance – in a very modern fashion. Vineyards are tended as organically as possible and wines are made with minimal intervention, reflecting a dedication to sustainable grape growing and wine production practices. Larry Cherubino, Director of Winemaking comments: "Our constant pursuit of quality finds us among the great viticultural regions of Australia, each offering a unique combination of earth and climate, allowing vines to flourish and produce fruit with great balance. Hand harvesting, fruit sorting and intuitive winemaking delivers wines with clarity, purity, great texture and flavour expression."  

Helmsman

Vibrant and fresh varietal wines from the Central Ranges vineyards. Ideal for everyday drinking.

Wild Oats

Named after Bob Oatley's award winning super maxi yacht, this Australian wine range consists of 4 wines from Western Australia, designed to showcase this premium region, while delivering excellent value.

Signature

Single varietal, single region wines - the heart of the Robert Oatley range. Modern, fine and approachable wines made from key classic varieties from Australia's best wine regions.
Created by Chris Hancock to reflect his particular passion for McLaren Vale, the range features interesting blends using the signature grapes of the region.

Finisterre

Finisterre, meaning 'the end of the earth', is a range focussing on specific sites within Australia's best regions and sub regions. These wines are made in small batches and exude the individuality and character of each site.

Pennant

Wines that quite literally 'fly the flag' for Robert Oatley. Sourced from specific rows of the best vineyards in Margaret River and Mudgee and lovingly crafted in the winery to offer exceptional quality.

Summer Wine Tasting – 25th May

March 9th, 2017

Thursday 25th May 2017, 6.30-9pm

Join us this evening as we host our popular annual Summer Wine Tasting.
  Summer wine tasting at Ann et Vin
We'll be hosting some of our favourite wine suppliers who will be showcasing their best wines for you to try. On offer will be more than 100 different wines, spirits and liqueurs. You'll be able to try them all and choose you're favourites, just in time for summer. We'll also be offering discounts for orders placed on the night. Tickets are just £15 in advance. Please pop into our wine shop on Castlegate to purchase yours or call 01636 700900. Summer wine tasting at Ann et Vin in Newark  

Saturday Tasting – Hayward Bros. (Wines)

March 2nd, 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017, 12pm-3pm

Join us this Saturday as we try some of the fantastic wines offered by Hayward Bros. (Wines). Rather than sticking to one country or area, we'll be trying wines from around the world that are excellent representatives of their countries. Wild Rock Sauvignon BlancWild Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough - Sourced from the wild, rocky soils of Marlborough in New Zealand, this wine shows fresh aromas of white peach, pale lemon straw with green hue, fresh green herbs, blackcurrant bush and wet river stones. A lovely rich fruit core of citrus and apple is balanced with fine acidity for a soft yet pleasantly dry finish. The Crusher Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - This red wine opens with a vibrant bouquet of black cherry, toasted oak and captivating pepperiness. Graceful in the mouth, with a silky texture and lively dark berry fruit, flavors of plum and dark chocolate expand on the palate. Ten months of aging on 100% French oak imparts endearing smokey notes and a touch of sandalwood to our Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine finishes impressively long and showcases wonderful finesse and well-integrated tannins. Jean Loron Pinot NoirJean Loron Pinot Noir - A delicious wine, ruby red in colour, complemented by a bouquet redolent of red berry fruits and a touch of spice. The wine is complex on the palate with elegant but assertive tannins. Pair with red meats and rich foods. Villa Conti Orvieto Classico - This classic white wine has a dry and refreshing mouth feel that is well-rounded with ripe fruit flavours and hints of bitter almond. Colle Papa Frascati Superiore - This sparkling white wine is fresh with hints of peach. Utterly delightful!

Saturday Tasting – Cline wines from California

March 2nd, 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017, 12pm-3pm

Join us this week when we'll be California Dreaming as we try the amazing Cline wines from the Sonoma County and Costa County in California.
 
Saturday tasting - Cline wines from Sonoma County in CaliforniaCline Viognier 2015 - A rich, perfumed varietal, this white wine has pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors, with accents of floral and citrus notes. Pairs well with Gruyere or Camembert cheese, sushi, or tarragon chicken.
 
Nancy's Vines Zinfandel - this red wine has intense flavors of strawberry and spice, soft tannins, well-balanced acidity, and a velvety smooth mid-palate, a hint of vanilla on the finish. This wine pairs well with smoked pork shoulder, roasted root vegetables, or red curry chicken.
 
Ancient Vines Mourvèdre 2014 - this gorgeous red wine offers a hint of eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This scrumptious and unusually delightful red wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins.
 
Late Vines Mourvèdre 2014 - this delicious pudding wine offers notes of tobacco, plum, and eucalyptus-mint with plenty of flesh and a firm balanced structure of acid and fine-grained tannins. Enjoy the characters of berry and cedar with the delightful tones of vanilla and candied chocolate one expects from Mourvèdre.
Join us from 12pm.

About Cline Wines

In 1993, Fred and Nancy Cline moved the winery to a 350-acre ranch in the famed Carneros Valley in Sonoma County. There the Clines planted Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. They opened a tasting room in the 1853 farmhouse, and renovated the grounds to highlight the history and pastoral beauty of the property.
Today, the Clines own many acres of vineyards throughout Sonoma County, with other properties in Oakley and Tehama County.

Saturday tasting – Gin o’Clock at Ann et Vin

February 13th, 2017

Saturday tasting - gins - 12pm-3pm

This week it's Gin o'Clock at Ann et Vin in Newark. Join us and Bob Monyard from Compass Spirits as we taste six gins, all guaranteed to delight your tastebuds!
 
On offer will be:
 
Hepple Gin 40% Bath Gin 40% - as recommended by Suzy Atkins in the Daily Telegraph, this gin is known for its use of exotic botanicals, including: cassis bark, lemon and orange peel, liquorice, cardoman, angelica and cubeb berries.
 
Hepple Gin 40% - a Gold Medal winner and highly recommended, the botanicals in this gin include: lovage, douglas fir, blackcurrant leaf and fruit and bog myrtille as well as the more usual juniper, orris root, angelica, liquorice, citrus fruit etc. The result is a super fresh tasting gin, complex and yet light with a long aftertaste.
 
Silver Fox Gin 45% - crafted with eight botanicals. It is blended by a master distiller using 100% English Grain Spirit, distilled in an English Copper Pot and bottled in England.
 
BURLEIGHS SIGNATURE LONDON DRY GIN – 40% ABVBurleigh's Signature London Dry Gin 40% - this Signature London Dry Gin is distilled with 11 of the world’s finest botanicals including silver birch, dandelion, burdock and elderberries. Incredibly smooth and balanced, it is perfect for a classic gin and tonic with a twist of orange zest or a wedge of freshly cut grapefruit.
 
Burleigh's Export Strength Gin 47% - this gin is expertly distilled to the same botanical recipe as the Signature Gin. Bottling at a higher ABV creates an expression of the recipe with a markedly different profile, perfectly suited to a Martini or Negroni cocktail, or a more robust and aromatic gin and tonic.
 
Burleigh's Distillers Cut Gin 47% - this is an exceptionally crisp and fresh gin. Using the same 11 botanicals as our Signature Gin in a different ratio, this gin shows a higher proportion of softer, sweeter, more floral ingredients making it perfectly suited to cocktails such as the Martinez and the Tom Collins.

Saturday Tasting – bubbles and sparkles for Valentines

February 6th, 2017

Saturday 11th February - bubbles and sparkles, 12pm-3pm

Saturday tasting of pink champagne, bubbles, sparkles and fizz at Ann et Vin in NewarkJoin us this Saturday as we pop some corks and get all bubbly for Valentines! We'll be tasting some gorgeous bubbles and pink fizzes, namely: Charles Pelletier Crémant de Bourgogne, Silvola prosecco and Gremillet champagne. The corks will be popped at 12pm, so why not come and along and try some new wines to wow your Valentine with? And don't forget that there are discounts for buying on the day too!

Charles Pelletier 'Cuvée Rosé', Grande Reserve, Brut NV

This lovely pink Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wine is made from Tempranillo grapes, resulting in a dry, yet mouthwateringly fruity wine with delicate hints of strawberries and cherries. It is a light and elegant Crémant de Bourgogne.

Beato Bartolomeo Breganza, Silvola Rosato Spumante, NV

A light, elegant Italian rosé prosecco, just perfect for sunny, warm days. Be transported to the warmth of Italy with every sip!

Champagne Gremillet 'Cuvée Rosé', Brut NV

Made with 100% Pinot Noir, this dry yet fruity champagne shows a fine mousse in the glass. It is a delicate pink colour, with ripe strawberries and vanilla on the palate. Rich and concentrated, it also presents classic Champagne toasty biscuit flavours. Valentine's wine at Ann et Vin in Newark  

Saturday tasting – luscious liqueurs

January 31st, 2017

Saturday 4th February, 12-3pm

limocello_70clAt this week's Saturday tasting, we welcome the Bottle Drinks Company who'll be showcasing some luscious liqueurs for you try.
Forget the cold and damp of winter as you're transported to the warmth of the Amalfi coast with a drop or two of Limocello. Or imagine walking through a French forest as you sip on the stunning Fraise de Bois. They'll be here from 12pm on Saturday 4th Feb, so please drop in and try some gorgeous drinks!
 
Valentine's wine at Ann et Vin in NewarkAnd don't forget that we also have some cracking Valentine's wines too, including seven different types of Taittinger champagne and some fabulous chocolates by Brix which are specially made to accompany your favourite wines.
 
See you soon!

Saturday Tasting – Côtes du Rhône Villages

January 25th, 2017

Saturday 28th January, 12pm-3pm

Join us this Saturday as we taste wines from the fabulous Côtes du Rhône in France.

Boutinot 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret Côtes du Rhône VillagesTaking centre stage is one of Ann's favourite wines from this region,  'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages.

This gorgeous red wine is a blend of Grenache Noir (98%) and Syrah (2%) and is "As good as Côtes du Rhône-Villages gets!"

When you're tasting it, expect to enjoy a sweet Grenache-driven wine, yet big and opulent at the same time with oaky notes. This is a well structured wine with good length and finish. You'll enjoy every mouthful!

 

Saturday wine tasting – Luis Cañas riojas

January 10th, 2017

Saturday wine tasting at Ann et Vin featuring Luis Canas riojasOn Saturday 14th January, we will be tasting Luis Cañas range of riojas - officially Ann's favourite wines in the shop! This will be a tasting that you really won't want to miss! Bodega Luis Cañas is located in the heart of the Basque region of Spain and they believe that the best wines can only be obtained from the best possible grapes - and this begins and ends in the vineyards. Their rioja is the only rioja served in Ferran Adria's tapas bar Tickets in Barcelona (and if the world's greatest chef and Ann both like this wine, then we know you will too!). Please feel free to join us from 12pm on Saturday 14th January in our Newark wine shop.