Valentine’s day wine tasting events

Valentine’s day wine tasting evening!

Come down to George street with your friends to celebrate Valentine’s day together with an incredible evening dedicated to fine wines, yummy cheeses and delicious charcuterie!

On the menu:

1, Deutz, Rose, 2009, Champagne, France

2, Moli dels Capellans, Chardonnay, 2013, Catalonia, Spain

3, Alain Gueneau, Sancerre Rose, 2013, Loire, France – Top 50 Best Rose by Decanter Magazine

4, Bodegas Aldonia, 100, 2013, Rioja, Spain – 93points, Highly Recommended by Decanter Magazine

5, Disznoko, Tokaji Aszu, 5 puttonyos, 2007, Tokaj, Hungary

Tasting starts from 8pm and will last app. 2 and 1/2 hours. 

Please note, the tasting is only available for a group of 6! Tickets are not refundable!

Available dates:

14/02 – Booking
15/02 – Booked
16/02 – Booking
17/02 – Booking
18/02 – Booking

Wine tasting evening with Tamas Kovacs winemaker of St Donat Winery

Come and join us for a fantastic wine tasting evening with Tamas Kovacs winemaker/ owner of St Donat Estate from Balatonfured-Csopak wine region, Hungary.

Tamas will be presenting 4 of his most-exciting wines and talk you through the wine region and his winery’s history in a relaxed masterclass that we will be holding at Bulthaup Kitchen Studio in 23 George Street, St Albans, AL3 4ES on the 24th February. 

The event starts at 7.45pm, please make sure you arrive on time!

A wide range of cheese and charcuterie will be served at the end of the tasting, that is included in the price of your ticket!

The tasted wines will be available to purchase at the evening with 20% discount.

The event will be 2 and 1/2 hours long.

The tasting menu:
1, Furmint, Marga, 2015
2, Olaszrizling, Meszes, 2015
4, Kekfrankos Selection, Magma, 2015

Please after purchasing tickets, print out and bring a copy of the invoice with you to the event as it will be used as your ticket(s).

( Please note, tickets are not refundable and if you are late, you will be locked out of the event! Thank you very much for your understanding! )


Award Winning Wines

It is time for an introduction…

It is a bit tricky to write a post about awards, as I do not want to come across as a person who is chasing medals for my wines. However, I am so proud that most of my relatively unknown winemakers as of late, have been achieving a lot and it feels good that my belief in them and their products are accomplishing success.


Welcome to 2017!


Welcome to 2017!
I hope you all got over dry-January now, because there is 30 new Italian wines arrived to the shop that has been selected to represent the great wine country. 

From Piedmont to Fruili, turning south, and riding all the way to Puglia, then over to Sicily, to climb upon Mount Etna or to sail across to Sardegna, I would like to be your tour guide…

In Vino Veritas!

Batasiolo – Granée, 2015
Gavi di Gavi

“A fresh, crisp, dry white with white flowers, ripe citrus notes with great minerality. A perfect wine for Chablis lovers.”
Batasiolo – 2013

“Intensive and persistent with its floral, muddy minerality and cooked dark fruit notes. A robust, full-bodied wine.”
Batasiolo – 2014
Langhe Chardonnay
“Rich, full bodied wine with tropical fruits, ripe citrus and honey, with  sweet spices from the oak aging.”
Batasiolo – 2007
Barolo Riserva
“A ready to drink Barolo with strong aromas of dark, candied berry fruit, dried herbs, toasted oak with slight sweet spices.” 
Donelli – Lambrusco 1915 Non Vintage
“Oh nooo! Oh yes, London Calling, baby! It is so much fun! I tell you what you have to do: put the meats on the grill, run down to George Street to pick up a bottle or two, and let the party begin! Seriously, one of the most complex, delicious Lambrusco out there and if you are having BBQ meat, pair with this sparkling red. It is yummy!”
Sudtirol ( Trentino – Alto Adige )
Kellerei Bozen – Dellago, 2014
Weissburgunder ( Pinot Bianco )

“A fresh, crisp white with delicious honeyed apples, white peaches, pears, melon with some oaky notes.”
Kellerei Bozen – Grieser, 2014

“A bit more rustic but very Pinot Noir in style with its dark floral, juicy cherry, black berry fruit  and hints of cocoa.”
Friuli ( – Venezia – Giulia )
Ronco dei Tassi – Collio, 2014

“A grape that used to be called Tocai, sounds like my hometown’s golden nectar, Tokaji, isn’t it? It is Friulano now, and gives rich, but fresh white wine with acacia flowers, honeyed pear, ripe citrus notes – it is a briliant wine.”
Ronco dei Tassi – Collio, 2011
Cjarandon Riserva
” A full bodied, rich red wine that was built by 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, matured in French and Slavonian oak for over 20 months. Oh you claret lovers, you will be enjoying this vino, just like you love sipping on the finest claret from the Medoc.”
Pighin – Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, 2013, Friuli Grave
“16 months in French and Slavonian oak, again, a full bodied, claret-style red, with an interesting floral -violets, leather character and musk in the nose that opens up to lush dark berries, plums with a hint of sweet spices.”
Tamellini – 2015

“Intense with a broad bouquet of apricot, quince, exotic fruit with hints of tangerine. On the finish focus on that peach and white peppery notes!”
Santa Sofia – 2015
“Crisp, dry, very Chablis-like in style. The aromas of white flowers, apples and citrus leading into a a very exciting mineral finish.”
Corte Figaretto – Valpantena, 2015

“A delicious fruit bomb, with ripe cherries, plums, blackberries, while there is an intensive floral hint. Friday night, pizza night, the perfect vino.” 
Corte Figaretto – Valpantena, 2012
Amarone della Valpolicella
“Deep, rich red wine with juicy black cherries, mulberries, chocolate, sweet spices, leather with hints of tobacco.”
Fattorie Melini – Le Grillaie, 2015
Vernaccia Di San Gimignano

“An oak aged white, very Burgundy-like in style with its intense vanilla and orange blossom, cantaloupe, white peach, ripe citrus notes and an elegant, long, mineral finish.” 
Fattorie Melini – Sante Lancerio, 2012
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
” A very serious wine, with strong dried plums, cloves, cinnamon and hints of violents among roasted nuts and smoke from the long oak ageing.”
Arnaldo Caprai – Anima Umbra, 2015

“A fragrant, fruity wine with yellow peach and herbaceous, like freesia, it is dry, fresh with noticeable minerality to keep it exciting.” 
Arnaldo Caprai – Anima Umbra, 2014
” A serious little red with plums, black currant, great tannins, spices with an oaky touch without loosing its freshness.”
Cantine Lungarotti – 2013
“Good concentration, harmonious tannins with a long fruity finish while sweet tobacco, wild berries, cherries, plums, cloves and peppers can be noted.”
Garofoli – Serra Fiorese, 2009
Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio
“This is not your usual Verdicchio, very Burgundy in style, a very complex wine with apricot, pineapple, ripe citrus fruit notes with yellow flowers and vanilla from the oak ageing. A stunning wine!”
Illuminati – Controguerra, 2015
“Rich aromas of white flowers, almonds, herbs, ripe citrus fruit with slight spices from the oak ageing, a rich, energetic white wine.”
Matroberardino – Radici, 2015
Fiano di Avellino

“It offers a very complex mix of aromas of pears, pineapples, citrus, acacia, hazelnut, hawthorn with white floral notes.”
Mastroberardino – Radici, 2011
” A big, rich, full-bodied Aglianico that spent 2 years in oak and 2 years in the bottle before leaving the cellar. Serious, complex, elegant with plums, cherries, dark berry fruits, sweet spices, it screams for a nice piece of steak!” 
Rivera – Salento, 2015
“A warm, juicy red with deep flavours of wild and black berries, chocolate, tobacco with a nice long, fruity finish. I love it while I am re-reading my favourite book in this cold winter evenings.”
Rivera – Cappellaccio, 2009

“Another serious red from Rivera that is very Medoc in style. Rich, powerful, but elegant, fresh and very stylish with its deep currant, plums, leather, oaky character.”
Rivera – Il Falcone, 2010
” A very complex, but elegant and great red wine that was soften in French oak for 14 months. Ripe red currant, brumble with leather, tobacco and sweet spices among some muddy minerality and earty tannins. Smashing!”
Antichi Vinai – Petralava, 2015
Etna Bianco
“A crisp, fresh white that is driven by that flinty, volcanic minerality that is mind-blowing with its  pencil lead, salty character. Chablis lovers will be in love from the first sip.”
Giovanni Cherchi – 2014
Cannonau di Sardegna
“Full bodied, deliciously rich red wine with blackberries, jammy plums, thick with nice tannin structure that is very chocolatey. A yummy red!”