Domaine de l’Octavin Wine Dinner @ Sidecar
The recent dinner at Sidecar where Luke Burgess cooked dishes to match our Domaine de l'Octavin wines was a great success. From the sparkling Ploussard that opened the night, to the 'white' Ploussard that was teamed with the first course, right through to the Vin Jaune served with a dessert based on a caramel cheese from Holland every part of the evening was most enjoyable. Luke's cooking is truly inspirational and diners appreciate being able to chat with him as he is preparing each dish.
No matter which wines or sakes are being matched at these events, whether it is the sublime sakes from Black Market Sake, or the refined natural French wines from Andrew Guard or the obscure Italian offerings from Giorgio de Maria of Vini Imports they are all exciting and enjoyable events. We will keep you informed of future events but remember that they book out very quickly.
Dozens of new wines available
Our latest shipment saw 46 cuvees added to our list of offerings including new wines from Yann Durieux in the Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Michel Guignier (a new producer from Beaujolais who makes stunning sulphur-free wines with great aging potential), the sought-after red field blend from Le Petit Domaine de Gimios in the Languedoc which has 16 different grape varieties, a new shipment from Fanny Sabre including her sensational Aligote, the 2012 red from Michel Gahier from the Jura and 2012 whites and reds from Causse Marines in the Gaillac region.
Complete wine catalogue on-line
In response to many requests we now have all of our wines listed along with the recommended retail price on the Buy Wine page which you can get to by clicking on the Buy Wine menu option above.
October 2013 Newsletter now available for download
The October 2013 newsletter is now available, with six special packs available and lots of information about new supplier, Michel Guignier and a story about the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation and some information on the Aubun grape variety from the Vaucluse area in southern France. The newsletter also has a story about the recent changes to appellation rules and we have used the Alsace appellation and the Beaujolais appellation to illustrate the changes. Simply click on the link below:
If you are not on the mailing list all you have to do is type your email address into the 'Receive our Newsletter' box on the right and click on send then confirm your choice. The newsletter contains information about five special packs which contain a number of the recent arrivals.
We stock wines from the following regions/appellations:
Jura, Arbois, Arbois Pupillin, Savoie, Ayse, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon, Cote de Brouilly, Fleurie, Moulin a Vent, Champagne, Anjou, Fiefs Vendeens, Aveyron, Gaillac, Provence, Ventoux, Rhone (southern and northern), Touraine, Bourgueil, Sancerre, Chablis, Saint Bris, Bourgogne Vezelay, Bourgogne Aligote, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Saint Aubin, Monthelie, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune, Mercurey, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chitry, Coteaux-du-Layon, Savennieres, Cheverny, Cour-Cheverny, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes, Buzet, Muscadet, Languedoc, St Jean de Minervois, Cairanne, Coteau d'Ancenis, Vouvray.