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Gusbourne Tasting

Earlier this week we were delighted to welcome Ben Walgate, from Gusbourne Estate, to host an intimate little tasting in store with us. Together we tried the delightful 2010 Brut Reserve, the impressive 2010 Blanc de Blancs - a wine with great ageing potential and the outstanding 2010 Brut Rose - which was a revelation! Our group were also treated to Gusbourne's Guinevere 2013, a delightful Chardonnay and the Estate's 2013 Pinot Noir which had amazing fruit purity and expression, again this was something of a revelation!

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Festive Offers!

From now until the end of the year we're offering 10% off a selection of your favourite wines. These include the recently awarded IWSC Gold Medal winning Donna Paula Estate Malbec 2012 and Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2009 as well as our best-selling New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – Secret Coast.

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Congratulations Ramon Bilbao - IWSC Best Spanish Producer 2014

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao´s international recognition just keeps growing. Last week the Bodega was awarded the title of “Best Spanish Producer of the Year” at the IWSC annual awards banquet ceremony. At the awards Rodolfo Bastida, Ramón Bilbao Managing Director, was called to the stage twice to collect both awards – Best Rioja and Best Spanish Producer - and in doing so became one of the stars of the evening.

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This week's adventure...

Was a trip up to the City for the official opening of the City of London Distillery & launch of the Square Mile Gin by The Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Fiona Woolf, C.B.E. What a fabulous evening, pictured are some of the wonderful cocktails we consumed! Meanwhile, we're looking forward to stocking this latest addition to COLD's portfolio and watch this space for news of a little Gin Tasting in store soon....

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Literally Brilliant!

We're celebrating all things book-ish this month in honour of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival which is being held right here in Cowes between the 16th-19th October. Our 'bottle books' from Chase are going down a storm and for more information about the festival: http://www.isleofwightliteraryfestival.org/index.html

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