Cumbria and Appleby's Very Own Independent Wine Shop & Cafe Bar
Come and sample the very best of Cafe culture amongst our locely flowers in the courtyard. The courtyard is a real sun trap and we even have two large sunflowers!! The cafe boasts the very best in traditional large espresso machines and has a reputation for the best coffee in Appleby! Rose and her team cook Crepes, Paninis and Drop Scones to order all through the day and at Lunchtime the cafe menu is supplemented with fish and chips. Fresh homemade scones add to the temptations!!!
Nigel has always had a keen interest in wine and did not take any persuasion to run the wine lists in our two restaurants. He has been importing wine now for some 10 years both for his own cellar and for the hotels and it is a natural progression to have a wine shop. He is very keen to do alot more importing and expand what we offer.
The ethos behind the shop is to offer wines, spirits and gifts that you cannot get elsewhere, particularly at a supermarket! At prices that offer value for money. To this end we make our own pickles, marmalade, jams and christmas puddings, and stock a range of wines at all price levels. We have a constantly changing range of special offers at all price levels. Our gift boxes make special presents perhaps for your host on a fishing or shooting trip. We stock the unusual from the very best sherries from Lustau, to rare old Bas Armagnacs from Gascogny and the very finest grappa from Italy.
Some quality wines to consider as a present or just for yourself!!!!
Delivery is just £7.50 and is free with orders over £150
Marqués de Riscal, Rioja Baron de Chirel 2005 £44.95
Tempranillo with 15% Cabernet. In 66% French and 34% American oak for 24 months. Smoky, lightly charry notes but it is the fruit that drives this wine, with bold, sweet, cassis and hints of cocoa and mint, but tightly-wound and muscular fruit, with a meatiness and a tobacco touch. The palate has lovely silkiness and very pure fruit on the palate, with very smoky and silky tannins, but in the finish the fruit is what persists through the spicy, espresso touches. Gamey and rich, with good fruit.
Marqués de Riscal, Rioja, Gran Reserva 2005 £29.95
Earthy, leathery aromas of baked red fruits fit the classic style. This is full on the palate but not heavy, with cola, molasses, coffee and heady raspberry and plum flavors. A warm finish with fine tannins and ripe flavors of chocolate, lightly baked black fruits and vanilla.
Chateau de Sipian 2005 Tasting Notes £14.95
2005 -a fantastic vintage in Bordeaux. The nose has bundles of black fruit notes, cream, tobacco and herb notes. To taste it shows mocha, dark ripe black fruit, spice, tobacco and dark chocolate with an amazingly harmonious depth and length of flavour. With the ripe fine grained tannins and balanced acidity this wine will cellar for a decade or more if needed but can be decanted and enjoyed now with pleasure.
2013 Greywacke, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc £16.95
‘Like opening a bag of tree-ripened nectarines’ (Kevin Judd) Deliciously aromatic with a spicy twist and a zesty grapefruit hint. The palate is succulent and tangy – long and concentrated, finishing with a hint of flinty minerality. Producer, Kevin Judd is one of Marlborough’s pioneer winemakers; born in England he grew up in Australia where he studied winemaking at the prestigious Roseworthy College. He moved to New Zealand in 1983 and was the founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay where he remained for 25 years. Greywacke is his own Marlborough label and the fulfilment of a long held dream. Grapes are sourced from his own Greywacke Vineyard (named after the grey clay/sandstone river rocks). All wines are personally made by Kevin Judd.
We are very excited to offer a specially made range of high quality sherries from Sanchez Romato in half bottles especially keeping things fresh. Whether you like a dry aperitif whilst you are feeling inspired in the kitchen or like to indulge yourself with some Pedro Ximenez poured over ice cream, do give these a try you will not be disappointed.
Fino Sanches Romato, Jerez 37.5cl £5.95
Pale straw in colour with intense yet delicate aromas of fresh bread and almonds. The palate is light, fresh and bone-dry. Food Notes, olives, shellfish (crab, cockles, langoustines), cured meats, sushi, garlicky snails, baked fish, clams in a white wine sauce...
Amontillado, Sanchez Romato, Jerez 37.5cl £6.25
Amber in colour with complex, intense, saline aromas of hazelnuts and bitter almonds. Bone-dry and goes on...and on...and on.
Food Notes Grilled asparagus, baby artichokes, smoked fish, pork belly, mushroom risotto, beef consommé, chicken satay, pecorino.
Pedro Ximénez, Sanchez Romato, Jerez 37.5cl £6.95
Deep ebony with dense aromas of raisins, dates and honey. The palate is unctuous and complex with a long, candied fruit finish.Food Notes Blue cheese, vanilla ice-cream (poured on top!), dark chocolate, dried fruits, Christmas Pudding.
PRIVATE PARTIES Our wine shop and bar is available for wine tastings and private parties. These events make great and unusual presents. Parties are welcome from 10 to 16 people, let us help make your special occassion a little bit different!
2012 Domaine Papolle 2012 Domaine Papolle our house white in the hotel from Gascony, imported ourselves by the pallet! A case of 6 bottles is a bargain at £36.00. It is delightfully fresh, aromatic with surprising length and is flying out the door!
To place an order, please telephone 017683 51593 or email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
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