Top spot for La Monacesca in Waitrose Spring collection 

01 June 2011 Categories: Producers

Click here to read Juel Mahoney's review of the Italian white wines in the Waitrose Spring collection 2011 in Vinissima - top spot goes to La Monacesca's 2009 Verdicchio di Matelica...

Sarah McCleery on being in love with Castello di Bossi 

30 May 2011 Categories: Producers

Click here to read about the McCleery family's holiday romance with Castello di Bossi...

Trinity Tasting 

14 May 2011 Categories: Food and wine matching Tastings

Winetraders' Trinity tasting will be held on Wednesday 15 June 2011 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at The Gallery, The Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN.

Please download the invitation and complete the ticket order form to reserve your place or email maria@winetraders.eu

(The order form is in PDF format.  If you are not able to view it, a free PDF reader can be downloaded now from Adobe.)

Alternatively, please call us on 01993 848777 for assistance.

Have a look at the wine list to see what we will be presenting - we have a great new estate in Piemonte and lots of new vintages of old favorites for you to sample. 

Places are limited to 75 and cost £10 each (refunded if an order is placed for 12 bottles or more) - the price includes both wine and a selection of tasty nibbles.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wine and food matching 

31 March 2011 Categories: Food and wine matching

Taught at Leiths a couple of weeks ago.  Really keen group as usual but amazing food and wine discovery - Ormanni Chianti and taleggio.  Divine alcohol/fat balance!

PS - I love you... 

15 March 2011 Categories: Tastings

The ‘P’ in this case was Nigella Lawson’s Pea and Garlic Crostini and the ‘S’ was Stefano Inama’s Sauvignon Vulcaia.   There’s no doubt the domestic Goddess was on fine form with this arresting, vivid green, aromatic and curiously savoury variation on the usual porcini and arborio theme.  We served it on toast at our Easter tasting at The Old Bank Hotel a couple of weeks ago and paired it with Stef’s highly textured Sauvignon.  Grown on the basalt soil of the Soave Classico district it the wines’ acidity and mouthfeel framed the creaminess and made light of the pea purée’s richness.  An unusual marriage but one that worked surprisingly well.

Clouds Gathering... 

08 March 2011 Categories: New wines Tastings

Many of you will have heard that Prosecco was recently elevated to DOCG status.  For all the fine print regarding production and labelling click here for a link to the DOCG’s surprisingly informative site.  More to the point, however, is that we’ve just shipped the UK’s only bottle-fermented Prosecco that hasn’t been disgorged.  We kicked off our Easter Tasting with Carlo Zucchetto’s Brut Zero.  Because the wine isn’t disgorged it keeps a dusting of yeast in the bottom of the bottle and the wine therefore appears slightly cloudy after a few glasses have been poured.  This certainly doesn’t distract from the wine itself which has zero residual sugar, is amazingly long and is perfect with canapés.  This isn’t in our current brochure, so if you are interested in buying some, either email maria@winetraders.eu or call us on 01993 848777

Winetraders' Easter tasting 

06 February 2011 Categories: Tastings

Winetraders' pre-Easter tasting will be held on Thursday 3rd March 2011 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at The Gallery, The Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BN.

Please download the invitation and complete the ticket order form to reserve your place or email maria@winetraders.eu

The wine list for the tasting can also be downloaded.

(The order form is in PDF format.  If you are not able to view it, a free PDF reader can be downloaded now from Adobe.)

Alternatively, please call us on 01993 848777 for assistance.

Places are limited to 75 and cost £10 each (refunded if an order is placed for 12 bottles or more) - the price includes both wine and a selection of tasty nibbles.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Our Tre Bicchieri award winners 

01 November 2010 Categories: Awards Tre Bicchieri

The Tre Bicchieri award winners from the Gambero Rosso 2011 guide were recently announced and we were pleased to see several of our Winetraders' producers successfully winning one of these coveted awards.

Our Tre Bicchieri winners:

 www.gamberorosso.it

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