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Something for the Weekend

South Africa's signature grape, Pinotage, is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, and just happens to be the perfect wine when you're looking for a robust red to rouse you from potential hibernation! Spring is so near, yet we're still yearning to wrap up with a warm red! Fortunately, in amongst our wines available to sample, is a charming Pinotage from Scali called 'Sirkel' -

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Just Drink It!

We recently stumbled across this label made by David Cope and Simon Wibberley who don't own vineyards or a winery and yet they produce these winderfully unorthodox yet superbly drinkable wines. How's that then, you may ask? Well, David and Simon work with carefully selected farms across the Western Cape, many owned by friends, a relationship which is key to their wine's consistency and quality. The pair have as much hands-on involvement as possible, whether it be harvesting, sorting or shovelling grapes into a fermenter.

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Finishing Touches

How much fun are these! Delightful coloured baubles of Pickering's Gin make the perfect stocking filler or Christmas tree decoration for Gin-lovers. Fresh and citrussy, the recommended serve is with ice, tonic and a slice of pink grapefuit. Available to buy now in store individually or a box of 6: https://www.winetherapy.co.uk/shop/spirits-fortified/pickering-s-baubles/

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Different 'Dutch Courage'

 Any true Gin lover knows that it's origins come from Dutch Genever which evolved from maltwine-spirits (with whisky-like malt tones), and is a distinctly different drink from later styles of Gin. To the English 'Gin-palate', Genever can be something of an oddity - is it a malt or a Gin? Admittedly my own tastebuds were a touch confused the first time I tried it. Now, that's not to say that the Dutch can't make a darn fine 'Gin' as we recognise it - proof of that is sat staring at me in the form of By The Dutch Dry Gin.

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Summer Samplings

If you're a gin-lover visiting Cowes this summer then pop by Wine Therapy to sample some of our wonderful range of Artisan Gins. Included in our tasting machines is Salcombe's Start Point 'Devon Dry' Gin which recently won double gold at the San Fransisco World Spirits Awards and is an absolute must try. 

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