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Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 est arrive

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Andrew No Comments

This is the first year in very many that we have brought over some of this once modish wine.  From Robert Sarrau who makes decent Beaujolais if memory serves and dare I say it, drinking rather well, despite its youth.

Is this a fad ripe for revival? If you would like to decide for yourself, pick up a bottle from any participating store (If you can find one)  Alternatively you can purchase it here but stocks are very limited.

Wine delivered by froggy bike, natch.

Wine tastings 2014

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by Andrew No Comments

You are all welcome to our annual Christmas tasting at the Church House, Crowcombe, Taunton TA4 4AD These will be held on Friday evening, November 28th and Saturday from 10 AM till 4 PM November 29th

Furthermore we are holding a tasting on Friday 21st at Long Sutton Village Hall in aid of the Church Appeal. Tickets are £10 and numbers are limited so please give us a call on 01963 440404 or email sales@quantockabbey.co.uk if you would be interested in attending.

Bin Ends 2013 – Now on our website.

Posted on: January 20th, 2013 by Andrew No Comments

Our Bin End list is now (mostly ) up on the website with some great bargains available.  This year, though,  quantities are very limited as we have been keeping our stock lower, and Christmas was busier than expected, so get in quick.  Just click the special offers button to see what we have, or give us a call on 01963 440404 and we will go through it with you. Happy Drinking!

Christmas tasting No1 at Crowcombe – Good turn-out and good sales.

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Andrew No Comments

Last weekend saw the first of our Christmas tastings in the Village Hall, Crowcombe, where Chris held sway for most of both days, presiding over a selection of 17 wines from our main list.

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Dates for the Diary

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by Andrew No Comments

We are holding a series of tastings leading up to the festive season, so if any of you are about and would like to attend one of the events, do please let one of us know.

Wednesday 5th December

We will be at Guggleton Art Gallery in Stalbridge to show some of our wines at the festive fair following a talk on Sir Alfred Munnings, the famous Artist. The evening starts at 7.00 PM and numbers are limited. If you would like to attend this interesting and fun event contact Isabel at the gallery on  01963 363456 or 01963 370219

Art and wine – The Slade Centre, Gillingham, Dorset.

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by Andrew No Comments

Last friday evening found me at the Slade gallery in Gillingham at an art show put on by Rural Artists in Residence – “from sticks to stone”. This multi-artist show has recently transferred from a successful outing in London’s Mayfair and features a number of Shaftesbury based artists. I was asked along by Hope Elletson of Picture Frames.co.uk who handles much of their framing. (more…)

Charity tasting at Yarlington House

Posted on: June 29th, 2012 by Andrew No Comments

Last weekend we were pleased to be presenting our wares in the idyllic surroundings of Yarlington House, a delightful Georgian Manor House near Wincanton, all in aid of ParkinsonsUK a charity devoted to finding a cure for this pernicious illness. The sun shone (eventually) and many people turned out for what proved to be an enjoyable day. Models paraded some of the latest fashions and there was plenty to eat and drink, whilst being entertained by a talented string ensemble. Plus there was wine tasting, which proved a draw for many who came to talk wines with us and taste a range of 18 that we were showing from our list.

The selection included wines from across our range with a tilt towards the classics, with France being well represented. Highlights of the day were the 2010 vintage from Bailly at Pouilly in the Loire which was given 10 out of 10 by most who tasted it, the 2010 Premier cru from Mme Naulin in Chablis and our new Pugliese Primitivo, Terre Rosse which garnered near universal praise.

Aside from those, our New Zealand Gewurztraminer from Siefreid Estate in Nelson was approved of and the Corbieres from Ollieux Romanis was widely commented on. Overall the selection went down well and our new House range, Le Moulin, held up well alongside the rather more illustrious company. A full list plus tasting impressions follows here. (more…)


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