Cumbria and Appleby's Very Own Independent Wine Shop & Cafe Bar
We have finally opened our Wine Shop and Cafe! The cafe boasts the very best in traditional large espresso machines and has a reputation for the best coffee in Appleby! Karen 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 cakes and 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.
Looking for some last minute ideas for the perfect Christmas present.........
Or that special bottle of wine for Christmas Day, or maybe just wanting to stock up your wine cellar?
....Well how about some great bottles from a selection of our Wines on Special Offer.
Nigel has unearthed a seam of outstanding Rioja from the “vintage of the decade in Spain (Hugh Johnson)” at simply outstanding prices for the quality on offer. The wine is ready to drink for Christmas but will keep for another 10 years at least! Stocks are limited so get in touch if you want to take advantage! We also have a super claret on offer for under £15 a bottle that will also cellar if you can resist it. Kevin Judds “Greywacke” is winning all the plaudits in New Zealand and if you have not tried it, spoil yourself and sample the new vintage, fresh in. Finally our own range of high quality sherries in half bottles from Sanchez Romato in Jerez.
If you are buying for Christmas presents then why not put your wine in either a smart wicker hamper that will present 12 bottles attractively and be useful afterwards or alternatively put 6 bottles into a wicker wine carrying basket, essential when going outdoors or travelling for just £17.50. We do of course have lots of other options that could be included and are happy to design bespoke deliveries, just ring and discuss your needs with Nigel.
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 £14.45
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 for Xmas drinking. 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.
Call us on 017683 51593 and let us solve your Christmas present & wine selection dilemmas! - Christmas all wrapped up at the Tufton Arms
Wine Tasting - Sunday 8th & 15th December 2013
Why not taste and buy your wines for Christmas and come to one of our lunchtime wine tastings on either December 8thor 15th and stay afterwards for just £100 per couple including the Wine Tasting , Sunday Lunch, bed and full English Breakfast. Ring 017683 51593 to book.
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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