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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.

Coming in 2017 at Ann et Vin!

January 4th, 2017

As 2017 starts, this will also be a fresh start for Ann et Vin as we refocus on our core offering of wine, spirits, liqueurs and wine-related gifts.

This does mean that the shop might be in a slight state of disarray while we reorganise everything, but please bear with us while we make sure we have the best wine offers available for you.

Saturday wine tastings at Ann et Vin, wine shop in Newark, NottinghamshireSaturdays will now be Wine Tasting Central at Ann et Vin, when we give you the opportunity to try some new and exciting wines. We definitely want to get you out of your Wine Bubble and trying something new so please pop along and see what we have on offer!

As always, you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter, and we’ll keep you updated of the latest happenings at Ann et Vin.

Once again, thank you for your patience and see you in the shop very soon!


Refocus for Newark wine shop in 2017

December 1st, 2016

Prepare for some extra corks popping in Newark in 2017 as independent wine shop Ann et Vin further expands their exceptional wine offerings.

Ann Hayes, owner of Ann et Vin Wine Shop and Wine Merchants in Newark on Trent Nottinghamshire

Ann Hayes,
owner of Ann et Vin

Wine entrepreneur and owner, Ann Hayes is refocusing her efforts on making Ann et Vin the wine shop destination for consumers who appreciate good wine by providing easy access to a wide range of both fine quality and affordable everyday wines.

Said Ann:

“After much deep thought and consultation with our customers and consumers, we’ve realised that it’s time for us to go back to basics and focus wholly on offering wines, spirits and liqueurs. As such the coffee shop and bar will be closing from 31st December 2016.

 “There’s a huge demand locally for wines that have been independently sourced and recommended based on personal experience – that’s something you can’t really get in a supermarket as they tend to promote the wines they have bought in bulk, which are not necessarily the best examples of the wines available.”

Increased breadth of depth of wine stocks

Ann et Vin, wine shop and wine merchant in Newark, Nottinghamshire She continues:

“By returning to a dedicated wine shop, we’ll be able to increase the breadth of our wine stocks, allowing consumers to enjoy wines that aren’t always available elsewhere, and we’ll also be offering selections of special hand-picked wines for people to discover and fall in love with. Customers can be assured of continued value for money, combined with a smile.”

 Personalised wine service

 “Over the years, we’ve developed very close relationships with our customers, getting to know what wines they enjoy and being able to recommend different wines that they might enjoy, based on their likes and dislikes. That level of personalized advice and individual customer service is appreciated by everyone who steps inside the shop.”

Newark’s hidden wine shop gem

Nestled on Castle Gate in the heart of Newark, Ann et Vin has often been described as an Aladdin’s Cave of Wine and a real hidden gem.

Ann says:

“We have a fabulous retail location in Newark with convenient, free parking for wine shoppers. We know that there is strong support for independent local retailers in our vibrant market town and we hope that support will continue.

“We look forward to offering regular Saturday tasting events between 11am and 4pm, bringing back gorgeous wine glassware, even more wine gifts, and further enhancing our whisky, gin, vodka, cognac, port, liqueur and spirit ranges.”

We want to share our love of wine with everyone

Ann et Vin Opening times“Everyone knows that Ann et Vin is a relaxed and happy place to shop for wine, without intimidation. We are definitely not wine snobs; we just want to share our love of wine with everyone.”

Although the coffee shop and wine bar will be closing on 31st December 2016, the wine shop venue will still be available for private hire, parties and charity events.

Regular wine tastings and a bespoke wine event service

Saturday wine tastings at Ann et Vin, wine shop in Newark, Nottinghamshire In addition to the regular Saturday wine tastings, Ann and the team will also be offering a Bespoke Wine Event Services, including wine tasting events in the privacy of your own home, drinks receptions with canapés and a drinks service.

Ann finishes:

I would like to personally thank all our lovely coffee, lunch and live music customers for your loyalty over the years, and hope you will still continue to come and see us to buy your wine!

 “2017 will mark a new chapter in the story of Ann et Vin and we hope you all will continue to join and support us on our continuing Wine Journey.”

Autumn Wine Tasting

October 31st, 2016

Autumn wine tasting at Ann et Vin

Autumn wine tasting at Ann et Vin

Wednesday 16th November 2016

6.30pm – 9pm at Ann et Vin, Castlegate, Newark

Our ever popular Autumn Wine Tasting is back!

Put Wednesday 16th November in your diaries, when from 6.30pm until 9pm, you’ll be able to taste more than 100 wines from around the world. We’ve chosen lots of wines to challenge your tastebuds, including some fantastic examples from the USA, Australia, South Africa and even Greece!

Tickets are just £15 each. Buy from the shop or call 01636 700900.

Autumn wine tasting at Ann et Vin wine shop and wine bar in Newark Nottinghamshire

One Chain Vineyard “The Googly” Chardonnay & One Chain “The Wrong Un” Shiraz/Cabernet

May 4th, 2016

Ann has chosen some gorgeous wines for you try:

One Chain Vineyard "The Googly" Chardonnay 2014, One Chain "The Wrong Un" Shiraz/Cabernet 2014 The Cricket Series wines are inspired by a love for the Australian national sport. Indeed, the name One Chain is the imperial measurement for 22 yards, or the length of a cricket pitch. However, you really don’t need to be a connoisseur of the game to be bowled over by the restrained, elegant style of the Chardonnay and the bright red fruit and subtle oak of the Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting notes:

The Googly: Crisp, lively and bright, this citrus scented Chardonnay is well balanced, with tropical fruit and melon on the palate before presenting a vibrant, textured finish.

The Wrong’un: A rich, well balanced example of the Aussie classic blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Lush black fruits coupled with touches of wood spice, liquorice and cassis follow through to a delicious, velvety finish. This wine is consistently good from vintage to vintage.

Buy now:

One Chain Vineyard “The Googly” Chardonnay 2014 £7.50

One Chain “The Wrong Un” Shiraz/Cabernet 2014 £7.50

One Chain Vineyard "The Googly" Chardonnay 2014, One Chain "The Wrong Un" Shiraz/Cabernet 2014

McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone 2012

May 4th, 2016

Ann has chosen a gorgeous wine for you to try:

McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone 2012The Rocky Road Vineyard is in the southern part of the Margaret River region of Australia. Handcrafted from start to finish, the best parcels of fruit are gently de-stemmed into stone open fermenters for a pre-ferment cold soak; wines are hand plunged for gentle extraction with Cabernet and Petit Verdot undergoing extended maceration for soft and savoury tannins. Malbec is pressed sweet and racked to barrel for added texture and softness. The wine is then matured in the finest French Oak barriques. It is held in oak for 18 months prior to bottling. The wine remains unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting notes:

Rolling Stone: Iconic…Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot. Unfined, unfiltered and natural. Lush fruit and spicy flavours, balanced by a core of purity and ripe tannins.

Buy now:

McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone 2012 £42.00

McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone 2012