Virtual Tasting #6 – A Bunch of Rosés

with James Handford MW and Laurie Swan (DipWSET)
Handford at Home Virtual Tasting Series #6
Wednesday 9th June 2021
6.30 to 7.15pm

Crisp, dry, fragrant and refreshing, Rosés have become the taste of the summer. We’ll taste our way through from the delicate pinks of Provence to the perfumed wines of Tuscany and over to the New World – plus we might even slip in a surprise wine!

We have two options for you – either a sample pack with 6 individual 60ml bottles of each wine, or you can purchase a pack of the full bottles. Full bottle packs come with 4 tasting mats, but please ask if you need more.

Part of our Virtual Tasting Series, each month we host a themed tasting designed to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of wine. We stress the importance of understanding wine culture, history and tradition by tasting and anecdotes. This is informal, intuitive and inspirational.

We will be sending out tasting kits with handy information to help you through the evening. All you will need is some glasses and access to Zoom.

How it works

  • Purchase tickets online here by midnight on Sunday 30th May
  • Receive our tasting kit of either 6 x 60ml sample bottles or 6 x 750ml full bottles, tasting mat/s and information sheet. These will be dispatched in the week beginning 1 June
  • Open our Zoom invitation on Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 6.30pm
  • Listen, taste and interact using our chat

NOTE: If you require the samples sent to a different address than the billing address, please put this in the “Order Notes” section at checkout.

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A Bunch of Rosés Virtual Tasting - Wednesday 9th June

Handford at Home Virtual Tasting #6 – A Bunch of Rosés
with James Handford MW and Laurie Swan DipWSET
Wednesday 9th June 2021
6.30 to 7.15pm
£37.50

Crisp, dry, fragrant and refreshing, Rosés have become the taste of the Summer. We'll taste our way through from the delicate pink wines of Provence to the perfumed wines of Tuscany and over to the New World - plus we...

£37.50
A Bunch of Rosés Full Bottle Pack - 6 Bottle Pack

6 x 750ml bottle Pack
Handford at Home Virtual Tasting #6 – A Bunch of Rosés
with James Handford MW and Laurie Swan DipWSET
Wednesday 9th June 2021
6.30 to 7.15pm

Crisp, dry, fragrant and refreshing, Rosés have become the taste of the Summer. We'll taste our way through from the delicate pink wines of Provence to the perfumed wines of Tuscany and over to the New World -...

£175.00

Virtual Tasting #5 – A Collection of Curios

Thank you all for another great night of tasting!

The wines, with each sample bottle number were:

  1. Vassaltis Assyrtiko 2018 Santorini, Greece
  2. Tantaka Arabako Txakolina 2019 Basque, Spain
  3. Naude Old Vines Langpad Colombard 2020, South Africa
  4. Cotes du Jura Rouge 2018 Fruitiere Vinicole Arbois, France
  5. Benanti Etna Rosso 2018, Sicily, Italy
  6. Lafran-Veyrolles Tradition Rouge Bandol 2016, France

The wines tasted on the evening are all below and available to buy.  Your tasting coupon code (provided on the night and on the information sheet) is valid until 31/5/2021 on all wines tasted and the mixed case.

We hope you all had a great evening.

James and Laurie

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Cotes du Jura Rouge 2018 Fruitiere Vinicole d'Arbois

Delicious blend of Trousseau, Pinot Noir and Poulsard that is bright and fresh, beautifully red fruited and just the perfect easy drinking classical red from the Jura at a great price!

£16.99
Tantaka Arabako Txakolina Blanco 2019 Basque

100% Hondarribi Zuri. The vineyards are planted on the alluvial, clay soils over limestone in Artómaña (Arrastaria Valley-Álava). The wine is taut and alive, with emerging concentration as it opens up revealing a delicate pineapple, citirc, and earthy aromatic, with dense long lived palate.

£20.99
Benanti Etna Rosso 2018

A blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio. Rose petal and light berry aromas blur and soften the lines of those pretty mineral notes that are so strong at the beginning. On the mouth, blue violets and blueberries fill out the flavours.

£22.99
Lafran-Veyrolles Tradition Rouge Bandol 2016

Mourvèdre at its best! Wild flavours of fresh earth, black pepper, cinnamon, bay, cloves and blackberry. The finish is fresh and quite dry. A great way to discover Mourvèdre-dominant wines.

£24.99
Naude Old Vines Langpad Colombard 2020

This fabulous white has all the seduction and appeal you could possibly want from an old vine expression showing amplified aromatics of crunchy white peaches, green apple pastille, grated limes and a dusty, granitic liquid minerality. On the palate, Ian Naude has managed to coax out the most regal of the old vine Colombard characteristics, revealing an impressively linear, taut mid-palate texture, crisp crystalline green fruit notes and a clarity as pure as freshly driven snow.

With just enough glycerol weight and acid effervescence, this wine will not only make the perfect stand alone aperitif white but will also be a champion food matching partner. Drink from release or cellar comfortably for 3 to 8+ years. (95/100 Greg Sherwood MW)

£26.99
Vassaltis Assyrtiko 2018 Santorini

Pale straw yellow, the aromatics show incredible intensity and complexity with layers of crunchy green pear, pithy apple, white citrus, almonds skins and a most captivating maritime note that wafts out the glass.

The palate shows an impressive grown up restraint and displays vibrant fleshy layers of yellow stone fruits, yellow grapefruit and white peach, all underpinned by a tantalising salty, briney twang and chiselled, crystalline fresh acids. A really profound white wine that serves as a flag-bearer for the island of Santorini and its iconic Assyrtiko variety.

£35.99
A Collection of Curios Selection Pack - 6 Bottle Pack

When Jancis Robinson asked me how lockdown was for us the first thing that came to mind was the wealth of curiosity out there. This is a selection of the more unusual wines that our discerning clients have been picking to keep them entertained over lockdown. You’ll certainly be intrigued and we hope you’ll be amazed.

You'll get one bottle each of:
- Vassaltis Assyrtiko 2018 Santorini, Greece
- Tantaka Arabako Txakolina 2019 Basque, Spain
- Naude Old Vines Langpad Colombard 2020, South Africa
- Cotes du Jura Rouge 2018 Fruitiere Vinicole Arbois, France
- Benanti Etna Rosso 2018, Sicily, Italy
- Lafran-Veyrolles Tradition Rouge Bandol 2016, France

£145.00