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Welcome 2019 has been another sensational year for Love Wine and we are delighted to continue to welcome a fresh influx of new customers to our bottle shop on Longueville Road and online at lovewine.je. The team are constantly on the lookout for products that are new and trending in the industry. We try to visit as many producers as possible to gain first-hand experience of the wineries, the wine making and the people that run them. 2019 has been no exception with visits to the Loire Valley, Rioja and Northern Spain. I am delighted to be able to share this year’s Love Wine Christmas gift guide. As you will discover in the following pages, we have created a fantastic gifting range once again for you to choose from this Christmas. I look forward to welcoming you in the shop or online during the festive period. Merry Christmas and here’s to a fantastic New Year. Cheers!

Chris Rogers Managing Director


Chris Wine of the year: Very much my current go-to wine is Bodegas Lanzaga’s Corriente. It epitomises everything that is excellent with New wave Rioja. The wine is so approachable, pure and fresh with no frills but amazingly moreish and delicious. Go to Tipple of a none grape based beverage: Something clean fresh and hoppy – Two Tribes Electric Circus APA. Dream Wine Destination: Argentina, such an amazingly beautiful country, great wines, great steak! #that sums up the year #drinkbetter

Will Wine of the year: it’s an awkward, non-commercial, love affair with a Trousseau Gris by Jolie-Laide from California’s Russia River Valley. The tension, complexity and concentration of this wine is such, that it is no surprise Scott Schultz is being heralded as one of California’s most exciting wine makers Go to Tipple of a none grape based beverage: Mezcal or Rum definitely make life fun... and although this is a grape free question, I do love quality Vermouth!! Dream Wine Destination: close your eyes, spin, point and pick... they are all pretty damn dreamy! #that sums up the year #suspendedtension

Vicki Wine of the year: Delinquente Wine Co Bullet Dodger Montepulciano – Italian varietal small batch produced in South Australia, easy drinking, Mediterranean style, best drunk with good friends and a good charcuterie board! Go to Tipple of a none grape based beverage: Sippin Gin with Fever Tree Ginger Ale #gindiscovery #drinklocal Dream Wine Destination: Ribera del Duero, Spain - bodega hopping, tempranillo, velvety tanins, leave me there #that sums up the year #newworld #overtheline

David Wine of the year: The Great Red SA Big Blend Unfiltered. (the name says it all) Go to Tipple of a none grape based beverage: Two Tribes Dream Factory. Dream Wine Destination: The Western Cape area SA #that sums up the year #Fullsteamahead


Mathieu Wine of the year: Morago Appassite, a gentle step to the Amarone Go to Tipple of a none grape based beverage: Malfy Gin Blood Orange Dream Wine Destination: New Zealand for the wild and the wine #that sums up the year #noproblem #teamwork

Alex Wine of the year: Southern Rhone Blends from anywhere! Go to Tipple of a none grape based beverage: Fruity IPA or a Mezcal Sour Dream Wine Destination: Bolgheri, Tuscany #that sums up the year #SuckMyCork

Wesley Wine of the year: Chateau Musar 1998 - sweet and spicy on the palate with a beautiful fragrant aroma. Drinking really well now. Go to Tipple of a none grape based beverage: Being a northern lad, I would have to say tea. Let’s av a brew! Dream Wine Destination: I’ve always wanted to go to Napa Valley. I think the region and climate are the perfect melting pot for big bold reds! #that sums up the year #challenging #greatendtotheyear!

Daniel Wine of the year: Chateau D’Esclans The Palm by Whispering Angel Go to Tipple of a none grape based beverage: Cidersmiths Harry Masters Jersey Cider NRB or Gem & Bolt Mezcal with Damiana Tequila Dream Wine Destination: One of the many destinations in New Zealand #that sums up the year #didthatreallyhappen


Party season is here, whether you are celebrating the festive period or giving a gift, nothing hits the spot better than a dose of Champagne or Sparkling wine. We’ve picked out some of our top bubbles ideal for celebrating the holiday season!

Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right - MARK TWAIN


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Villa Sandi Prosecco Superiore Asolo

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Pleasant and elegant flowery sensation reminiscent of acacia flowers. Fresh, slightly sweetish and soft to the palate and flavoursome on the back of the tongue with a harmonious finish.

£13.95 XMAS OFFER £11.95

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Thomson & Scott Sparkler Rosé 6 Pack

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A premium semi-sparkling (frizzante) organic rosé wine made with a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. Vegan friendly, even less sugar than the Prosecco!

£16.75 XMAS OFFER £15.00

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Duval LeRoy Brut Reserve

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A fresh, modern, stylish Champagne made using mainly Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier plus 10% Chardonnay. The grapes are drawn from 15 crus, and there is a generous addition of reserve wines.

£32.95 XMAS OFFER £25.95 | £66.95 Magnum

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Duval LeRoy Rosé Premiere Cru

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Love Wine’s favourite Rosé Champagne at the moment. A complex rosé champagne with a fine mousse of bubbles and mouthwatering notes of wild cherries, ripe red berries and fresh figs. Step aside LP...

£44.95 XMAS OFFER £34.95 | £93 Magnum

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Duval LeRoy Femme 2000

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A rich, flowery, biscuity fruity nose invites and the palate does not disappoint. Fruity and toasty, the richness is carefully combined with elegance and grace. Rather classy.

£129 XMAS OFFER £89.95

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Nicolas Feuillate Reserve Exclusive Brut

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A harmonious blend of 20% chardonnay imparting elegance and finesse, 40% pinot noir for roundness and structure and 40% meunier for fruitiness and soft, supple character. A delicate, structured and fruity Champagne, offering boundless elegance and finesse.

£28.95 XMAS OFFER £21.95

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Nicolas Feuillatte Brut with 2 flutes

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There’s a delicious treat in store with this gift set containing a bottle of Brut Réserve and two flutes, perfect for a tasting just for two.

£39.95

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Palm D’Or Rosé 2002/ 2006 Gift Box

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Palmes d’Or Vintage Rosé is without question the most powerful and most sensual of all their range. The rosé de saignée production method allows the red fruit aromas to fully develop, creating a bouquet somewhat reminiscent of Burgundy Pinot Noir.

£136 XMAS OFFER £119

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Pol Roger Extra Cuveé de Reserve

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On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality. On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity.

£38.95 XMAS OFFER £35.95

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Bollinger Special Cuveé

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A golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties; very fine bubbles. On the nose a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit and spicy aromas, hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity, bubbles like velvet.

£44.95

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Vazart-Cocquart Special Club Vintage 2009, in box.

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An immense blancs de blancs Champagne selected from Grand Cru vineyards. Linear and pure with subtle cream and toast notes. Nice acidity. Amazing purity with lemony fruit core and subtle toast and herb characters.

£55.95

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Dom Perignon, Vintage 2008

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Stylish and seductive from the outset, already open and expressive with delicate ripe stone fruit, floral touches and minerality but also graceful, pure and lifted.

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Trefethen Family Vineyards Nappa Valley, California One of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries, Trefethen Family Vineyards produces world-class estate grown wines that express the soul of their vineyards. The dedication of the Trefethen family is manifest in every aspect of the operation, from the soil to the table, including sustainable farming, thoughtful winemaking and gracious hospitality.

BUY NOW 2014 HāLo - £199 HāLo is named for Trefethen’s 3rd generation, Hailey and Lorenzo, who grew up in the middle of our Hillspring Vineyard in the Mayacamas foothills of western Napa Valley, the source of this extraordinary red wine. The vineyard’s rocky, shallow soils, coupled with a climate protected from fog and wind, make Hillspring the perfect spot to grow exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.

forest which surrounds the vines as perfumed scents of earth, chocolate, bay leaf and cherry dance in the glass. The palate is rich with ample tannins and complex flavors of plum, black currant, tobacco and a touch of peppercorn. To enjoy every nuance of this sumptuous wine, decant before serving. Further rewards await those who have the patience to cellar a few bottles for future enjoyment.

Tasting Notes: A true expression of our terroir, one can literally taste the flavors of our Hillspring vineyard in every sip of HāLo. Your nose is enchanted with botanical aromas of the oak

96 POINTS “Perennially vying for top honors as one of the most impressive Cabernets of the year, HāLo is once again a magnificent effort that ranks with the most collectable wines around.”


2017 CHARDONNAY - £35.49 BUY NOW A beautiful gold color illuminates the glass and aromas of lemon, honeysuckle and pear greet the nose. The fresh palate features more citrus flavors, as well as green apple, and a clean finish. The oak influence in this wine is subtle but important, adding a note of vanilla on the nose and a pleasant roundness on the palate. Another classic vintage of Trefethen Chardonnay! 92 POINTS | FIRST PLACE California Grapevine 91 POINTS | GOLD Critics Challenge Int’l Wine & Spirits Competition 90 POINTS James Suckling

2016 DRAGON’S TOOTH - £48 BUY NOW This alluring blend has rich aromas of ripe red plum, baking spices and cracked pepper. The palate is lush with flavors of cherries and dark berries. Malbec brings color and diversity of fruit; Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon lend the darker fruits and robust structure. Merlot rounds out the mid-palate and brings an elegant freshness to the wine. While in its youth, this wine will benefit from decanting before serving. 91 POINTS | FIRST PLACE “Rich, opulent. plums, bramble. Oaky, dark. Chewy tannins. A ripe seductive red blend.”


Domaine Gayda Brugairolles, France The Domaine’s organic vineyards, situated in the heart of the Languedoc, produce wines with “provenance”, wines with a home. All vineyards are treated with maximum respect for the natural environment, improving biodiversity by hedge planting and “wilding” unused land, bringing back a balanced ecosystem essential for sustainable production. Using the beautiful diversity of the many vineyard “terroirs “ Gayda’s range of wines show off the very best of their winemaking skills using the “nothing added, nothing taken away“ philosophy that minimises unnecessary intervention in the process.


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CHEMIN DE MOSCOU - £25.95 The wine that defines Domaine Gayda. Principally syrah driven, it is matured 20 months in oak followed by a rigorous barrel selection. The origin of the name is Napoleonic, the same heritage giving the title to our famous «arbre de Moscou». Deep purple, almost opaque in colour with an expressive nose of black fruits, pepper, cinnamon, spice and violets. A seductive palate of dark hedgerow fruits, very open and welcoming with an explosion of fruit and spice. Mineral undertones. The 2016 vintage won a Gold Medal Summer Tasting 2019 MUNDUS VINI The Grand International Wine Award Drink Now or age this wine over the next 5 years. 91 POINTS


Bodegas Lanzaga Rioja, Spain This summer, Will and I were delighted to be invited on a trip to Discover Rioja. During our 3 day trip we were keen to visit some wineries that are looking to do things differently in Rioja and move away from excessive oak aging. One such winery and a real hidden gem was Bodega Lanzaga.

Located in the village of Lanciego amongst six hills and three valleys. The Sierra Cantabria shields the vineyards from the Atlantic winds and rains from the north, creating a unique microclimate with low rainfall. Soils are stony with a palm-deep layer of iron-rich calcareous clay overlaying the mother rock. The whole estate is dry-farmed and worked organically, it’s the second largest organic certified estate in Rioja – the largest being its parent estate – Remelluri. Production is relatively small in comparison to the big brands: they currently produce between 180-250,000 bottles a year, compared to many of the more well-known estates that produce several million.


BUY NOW 2016 CORRIENTE - £15.95 My wine of the year, delicious and unbelievable value. The Bodega use a Burgundy style classification for the wines: Corriente is their négociant wine, they use the grapes that don’t go into their village wines and also buy some grapes for this from next door village Labastida. The term Corriente was used in the early 20th Century to describe good, approachable everyday wines drunk by ordinary people, that reflect their region. They’re particularly pleased with the 2016 vintage.

BUY NOW 2013 LANZAGA - £27.50 Lanzaga is their village wine from older vines, it’s 90% Tempranillo plus Graciano which adds structure and a herbal, liquorice note, Lanzaga is aged in old foudre. Proprietor Telmo Rodriguez isn’t a fan of new oak: “oak is a cosmetic, it masks the taste of the village and the grapes”. The nose is super expressive, nuanced and elegant, mixing flowers with wild berries, cured meat, spices and minerals. The wines have incredible freshness, and here, there are very elegant and refined tannins.

91 POINTS – Robert Parker Always a sure value, but the 2016 is truly exceptional, possibly the finest vintage they have bottled to date. It’s floral and aromatic, very elegant and balanced. There are fine tannins, a chalky minerality and a supple finish.

93 POINTS - James Suckling Classically styled with dried cherry, tobacco and earthy notes giving rise to dried roses and red cherries. The texture is supple on entry, the fine-grained tannins carrying fresh blueberry and cassis flavors. Very fresh, long and soulful. Compact finish. Drink or hold.


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The Chocolate Block, Franschhoek, South Africa

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Only 1979 barriques were produced for the 2016 vintage. The Chocolate Block is a cult wine from South African producer Boekenhoutskloof. Big, bold and powerful, this is a rich, smooth and complex red.

Magnum 2016 £55 XMAS OFFER £45 | Jeroboam £130 BUY NOW (Only 1000 Produced 2014) Pasqua Passione Sentimento Passimento Veneto, Italy

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The name of this wine is derived from ‘appassimento’, the Valpolicella method of drying grapes before fermentation. Dense and deeply coloured, full of black and red cherry flavour, and hints of leather and spice.

Magnum 2015 £25

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Bodegas Tamaral Crianza Ribera del Duero, Spain

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Produced from vineyards situated over 900 meters of altitude in Pesquera de Duero. Red fruit nose with toasted wood. Good structure, with the presence of mineral and balsamic notes. Intense wine, with volume and a long, lingering finish.

Magnum 2013 £39.95 | Jeroboam 2012 £95 BUY NOW Gift Pack (Roble 2016, Crianza 2013, Reserva 2012) £59.95


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Sophenia Reserve Malbec, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina

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On the nose, aromas of ripe red fruit, with a highlighted presence of floral notes, perfectly harmonised with aromas coming from the oak aging. In the mouth it is smooth and velvety with sweet tannins.

Magnum 2014 £32.95

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Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou IGP Pays d’Oc, France

Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault blend. Expressive nose of black fruits, pepper,cinnamon, spice and violets. A seductive palate of dark hedgerow fruits, very open and welcoming with an explosion of fruit and spice. Mineral undertones.

Magnum 2014 £50

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Chateau Maucamps Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc

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Chateau Maucamps is a 19 hectare estate, based in Macau near Margaux. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, creating refined, sophisticated claret, with ripe cassis, cedary notes and fine tannins

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Peter Franus Brandlin Zinfandel, Napa Valley

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Berries and cream, cardamom, and rose petal entwine in this complex package. Lush and mouth-filling while the perfect tannins and weight lift the spice flavors to a lengthy and refreshing finish. 25th Edition Brandlin Zinfandel Magnum.

Magnum 2015 £95

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Mas des Restanques Gigondas

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Organically produced. On the nose, aromas of black pepper, candied fruit, fig, cherry. Dense and concentrated in the mouth with tight tannins, notes of spices and coffee.

Magnum 2016 £47.50

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Chateau Montlabert St Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France

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Medium to full bodied with nice density and richness. Will drink well for at least another decade.

Magnum 2016 £66.75

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Astro Bunny Pet Nat 2018, BUY NOW Riverland Australia - £23.45 ‘I like Pet Nats and I cannot lie’... and this one is a cracker. Pét-Nat is short for pétillant naturel, simply French for “naturally sparkling”. This wonder is made from Italian grape varieties grown in a region of Australia called Riverland, traditionally known for its bulk wine. Tim Wildman MW is the creative genius behind this wine. Pale candy pink, aromas of strawberries and cream with soft, persistent foam, peach and nectarine in a light body with a refreshing, watermelon-like wetness and a bone-dry drinkability. Serve cold and get natural! Cortese Vanedda Organic 2016, BUY NOW Sicily Italy - £15.95 Sicily is a place I want to visit, however in the meantime I’m just going to have to enjoy

the wine produced there! A blend of two local hero varieties; Catarratto 50% and Grillo 50%; surprising and serious style from Sicily that’s reminiscent of Burgundy. Made from an organic field blend, co-fermented on their skins in old 30-litre Slavonian oak botti. Fresh, tropical-tinged aromas and a beautiful richness on the palate. Depth and structure underpinned by clean, crisp acidity and a touch of spice. This was a pleasure to discover and a great addition to the Love Wine cru! Broc Cellars Love Red 2017, Solano County Green Valley, USA - £23.95 BUY NOW Minimal intervention and sustainable farming. An elegant and seductive blend of 50% Carignan, 36% Valdiguié, 8% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine making process is complex, as is the wine; yet it still manages not to confuse matters by delivering something smart, lively and natural! Slightly chilled, this works a treat; this may even be California’s equivalent to a Cur Beaujolais. Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2014, Waipara Valley New Zealand - £22.50 BUY NOW Standing proud in a traditionally shaped 70cl Riesling bottle this Riesling is luscious, rich and complex yet carries great acidity keeping this 2014 super fresh. If you need a reassuring word, then turn to the Pegasus Bay website and just cast an eye over the vintage write-ups... this is a great value sticky, I fully recommend! Firm believers of using natural methods to counteract pest and diseases the family are a credit to sustainable values.


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last day to Pre-order a hamper is Tuesday 3rd December.

Find the perfect gift this Christmas from our range of luxury hampers full of our favourite festive picks and treats! Whether you are buying for the gin nut or craft beer enthusiast in your life, we have hand-selected a variety of products to suit everyone in our individually themed hampers, perfect for sharing or savouring over the Christmas period! We have our favourite Love Wine treats and recommendations as well as products from local suppliers such as Jersey Sea Salt, The Chocolate Bar and The Little Biltong Company. Look no further we have it covered!


All The Trimmings Hamper Duval Leroy Brut NV Jansz Premium NV Cuvee Brut Rose Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane Machotte Domaine des Moirots Bourgogne Blanc Yalumba FSW8B Botrytis Viognier Churchills Port 3 bottle gift pack 6 Box ‘The Chocolate Bar’ Christmas Selection Godminster Waxed Vintage Cheddar Heart 200grm Jersey Sea Salt Pepper Infusion Le Creuset Foilcutter Le Creuset Drip Free Pourers Pack of 5

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Love Luxury Christmas Hamper Duval Leroy Brut NV Duval Leroy Rose Brut Premier Cru Domaine Chavy-Chouet Bourgogne Les Femelottes 2017 Pierre Amadieu Chateauneuf du pape Cecilia Beretta Recioto Di Soave 50cl ELLC Core Range Gift Pack 3 x 5cl 12 Box ‘The Chocolate Bar’ Christmas Selection Churchills Port 3 bottle gift pack Le Creuset Foilcutter Le Creuset Wine Aerator Jersey Sea Salt Pepper Infusion Godminster Vintage Organic Heart 400grm Marks & Spencer Luxury Christmas Pudding

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Merry Malfy Gin Hamper Malfy Miniset 4 x 5cl Nachtmann Gin and Tonic Glass 6 Box ‘The Chocolate Bar’ Gin Truffle Selection A little book on gins, tonics & garnishes Fever Tree Light Tonic 500ml Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic 200ml Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic 200ml

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Love Wine Hamper Domaine Fourrey Chablis 2018 Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane Machotte Jersey Sea Salt Pepper Dulse Infusion Godminster Waxed Vintage Cheddar Heart 200g Le Creuset Drip Free Pourers Pack of 5 Le Creuset Foilcutter 6 Box ‘The Chocolate Bar’ Christmas Selection

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Tidal Tidings Hamper Tidal Rum Coca Cola Signature Mixer -Woody Coca Cola Signature Mixer - Smoky Fever Tree Soda Water Nachtmann Whisky Tumbler Divine Fairtrade 60% Dark Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt

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Lust Beer Craft Hamper Brewdog Funk Vs Punk 50cl Brewdog Lost Lager Brewdog Elvis Juice Two Tribes Dream Factory Siren Soundwave Magic Rock Salty Kiss Can Magic Rock Common Grounds North Brewing Co Transmission North Brewing Co Sputnik Pale Ale Craft Beer Goodies Lust Beer Chocolate Bar The Little Jersey Biltong Company Chilli Biltong Awfully Posh Sea Salt Pork Crackling Beavertown Neck Oil

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Two Tribes Brewing is co-owned by former DJ & producer Justin Deighton. With their Kings Cross brewhouse and taproom nestled within the heart of creative and music hub Tileyard Studios London, Two Tribes have a clear mission - to celebrate their passion for Music and Art through Beer.


Hailed as the next generation of craft brewers to come out of London, Two Tribes have received accolades throughout the UK, Europe and Asia which has seen them invited to pour at some of the best craft beer festivals all over the globe. Highlights such as the exclusive Porto Beer Festival & London Craft Beer Festival being two of many they have attended. Not forgetting Two Tribes gaining silver in The World Beer Awards 2019 for their Dream Factory in the PALE category. Passionate about brewing beer people want to drink Two Tribes’ is craft beer for everyone. Committed to mindful drinking,

their core range are all Vegan certified and they recently launched their first FreeFrom lager – PowerPlant. This natural lager contains no preservatives or gluten. Two Tribes are aiming to be as sustainable as possible whilst not compromising on quality – hence why you will only be drinking the freshest beer out of Two Tribes art inspired cans and not glass bottles . From the outset, Two Tribes are about building a community of like-minded Beer Music and Art lovers. Things get really interesting with Two Tribes’ special editions, some of which are available from Love Wine this Christmas!


Two Tribes Chief Justin’s Christmas Recommendations Dream Factory - £2.09 BUY NOW It’s crisp and seductive. Aroma of citrusy hops, grapefruit. Pours a light golden colour beer with a medium head.Our every day, all day, easy drinking, go to Pale Ale. Two Tribes Chief: “This was the first beer brewed in our Kings Cross brewhouse, which is our creative kitchen and affectionately known as the ‘Dream Factory’ Dogtown - £3.09 The old school malt base has some deliciously piney and grapefruit hops. Centennial lends its trademark pink grapefruit flavour while Simcoe leans in with some bitter orange and fresh pine. Two Tribes Chief “The original West Coast IPA is the style that has come to define craft brewing’s thirst for the extreme. This beer takes me back to the early days of US breweries that lead the way. A real classic.” BUY NOW

BUY NOW Power Plant - £2.09 This is lager in its most natural state. Crafted to remove gluten but retain character and flavour. The beer is crisp, and carries a distinct noble hop character from the Saaz and the Mittelfrüh Hops. The flavours are subtly floral and herbaceous, with just the right amount of bitterness. Two Tribes Chief “We set out to brew a gluten-free lager that’s never tasted so good - Mission Accomplished! Enjoy!”


TOP TIPS FOR BUYING CRAFT BEER Ask questions. Tell the experts what you usually like drinking and they’ll come up with suggestions for similar yet (hopefully) better options. Try, try, try. There’s a whole world of different beer styles and sub-styles out there that could be completely alien to you at first. But don’t scoff at the notion of a sour beer such as a saison or run scared from a murky, eight per cent double IPA before you’ve given them a try. Your new favourite beer could be just a few hops away. Stick to a budget. At first glance, craft beer can seem crazily expensive. For a very strong, limited edition 500ml can you will sometimes be expected to pay upwards of £7. It sounds a lot but instead of comparing it to macro beers that are often subsidised by supermarket giants, think of it like you would a decent bottle of wine. These aren’t beers to be downed in one or bought as a six-pack. Yes, there are some ripoffs around, but generally expensive beers are priced as such because they are high quality and produced with expensive ingredients


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The month of Christmas brings our Discovery Christmas cases. Whether it be pleasant drinking Cru style wines, or epic Grand Cru wines, we have options to suit every single household during this celebratory time. Our Discovery selection boxes are designed to help you taste new and interesting wines. Each case contains full information on all the producers, food matching suggestions and tasting notes, making the Love Wine

Christmas Discovery case a great way to taste and discover. Like what you see? Why not sign up to our recurring membership, receive your monthly case and cancel at any time... it’s that simple. This month we are giving you an insight into our Christmas case. Your case will contain six incredible wines, red, white, something sparkling and possibly a tasty little port!

Christmas Cru Mixed Laborie Blanc des Blancs Stellenbosch S.A. Domaine Des Terres Gentilles Macon-Lugny France Pasqua Bianco Passione Veneto Italy Integro Negroamaro Puglia Italy Roc De Lussac St-Emilion France Churchill’s Reserve Port Portugal

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Christmas Premier Mixed Jansz Premium NV Cuvée Tasmania Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley Australia Domaine des Moirots Bourgogne Rouge France Domaine Fourrey Chablis France JH Meyer Palmiet Pinot Noir Walker Bay S.A Dalva 10 year old Tawny Port Portugal

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Christmas Grand Cru Mixed Pirie Sparkling NV Tasmania Novum Chardonnay New Zealand Domaine Philippe Gavignet Hautes Cotes de Nuits France BUY NOW Chateau Les Ormes De Pez St Estephe France Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling New Zealand Dalva 2011 Vintage Port Portugal


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in colour. The nose is perfumed exhibiting ripe red cherry, strawberry and a touch of mocha. There is an element of spice and savouriness on the palate with good fruit weight and depth of flavour. An elegant wine with bright succulent fruit. Cobblers Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – Jordan - £29 BUY NOW Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines at this top wine estate since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. Complex dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with hints of mint and toasty vanilla. This is a big mouth filling wine, with densely layered ripe tannins, beautifully balanced and refined – the ultimate expression of the Jordan cool climate vineyards.

Nine Yards Chardonnay – Jordan - £31.95 BUY NOW The Troublemaker Blend 11 - £19.95 Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making Fruit-forward red wine with rich aromatics world-class wines at this top wine estate that display hints of smoke and violets, since 1993 on a farm with a history going bright fruit on the palate and a long finish, back over 300 years. Together this husband Troublemaker shows amazing depth and and wife team is a phenomenon. Nine Yards structure. Troublemaker is made by the Hope family who have been farming in Paso Chardonnay is the Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. A rich, modern yet classically Robles for more than 30 years. The wine defined style with full flavours of clove consists of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, flower, butterscotch and lime oil. Mourvèdre and Zinfandel BUY NOW The Wirewalker Pinot Noir – Philip Shaw - £13.95 BUY NOW Philip Shaw Wines are made only from the grapes grown on Koomooloo, a 47ha vineyard, most of which was planted in 1988/89. The Wire Walker is light garnet


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We have said it before and we will say it again, Port isn’t just for Christmas but for many of us it is the only time of year we buy a bottle. So, if you are making your annual Port purchase read our updated Port profile first to remind yourself of the best way to enjoy a glass and what we have to offer. Port originated in Portugal in the 18th Century. It first became popular in England when the English were at war with France and no longer had access to French Wines. Port was a good wine to import as it is fortified with brandy, acting as a preservative the brandy made the wine stay fresh on oversea voyages. It’s also the brandy in Port that gives it a higher alcohol content than most other wines. How to drink Port Ideally Port should be served in a narrow wine glass at around 18 degrees (just below room temperature). Only fill the glass

half-way so the wine can aerate and you can appreciate its aroma. That being said (and with any drink for that matter), drink it however you want to as long as you enjoy it! Cheese and Chocolate To best enjoy your Port as a digestif, we recommend pairing it with either a sweet or savoury treat. A strong veined blue cheese like Stilton, Roquefort, Gorgonzola or a well-aged Cheddar are the best cheese companions. These pungent cheeses offset the sweetness of your Port creating the perfect balance. If you want to take it to the next level add some grapes, walnuts and quince to your Port experience to perfectly compliment your palette. Dark Chocolate between 50%-70% is a good match for drinking Port. Port’s sweetness makes the chocolate taste even more decadent, don’t go too dark or too light though as the balance will be off.


QUICKLY, BRING ME A BEAKER OF PORT SO THAT I MAY WET MY MIND AND SAY SOMETHING CLEVER. Peter Lanberg LBV and Vintage These are two common types of Port you will come across. But what is the difference? LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) are vintage wines that have been aged for between four and six years in large oak vessels before they are bottled. This helps to make these wines more approachable on release, compared to Vintage Ports. They are similar in style to a Reserve (higher-quality) Ruby Port which are ready to drink from release and rarely benefit from ageing. For Vintage Ports, all ageing prior to bottling takes place in large oak vessels or stainless steel and are unfiltered, meaning that you should decant before drinking. Whilst Vintage Ports are tannic and concentrated in youth, they will mellow over many decades.

Colheita Ports Colheita Ports are great as they are a little less heavy then a traditional vintage port. They are tawny ports aged in small oak barrels from a single vintage. Colheitas change dramatically during this extended time in cask and take on flavours of dried fruits, nuts, citrus and exotic spices, while becoming very smooth and complex the older they get. They are also amazing with cheese and a game of Pictionary!


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Churchills 1997 Vintage Port - £79 BUY NOW A wonderfully approachable now and as time goes by it will take on bramble fruits, almonds and smoke. Give this plenty of time open before drinking and it’s a joy now with plenty of time to offer even more It also goes excellently with all types of desserts. BUY NOW Dalva 2011 Vintage Port - £48.95 One to drink now or savour for decades to come. This top vintage Port is rich in colour and tannins showing its best in the amazing persistence and the ripe fruits aromas. It presents an enormous ageing and aromatic potential with floral notes and red fruits. Exceptional body and silky structure of the tannins which leads to a long and exuberant taste.

BUY NOW Churchills Dry White - £16.95 (drink as an aperitif) - Churchill’s White Port wine is an emblematic product and unique in its style. With a golden hue, it beckons grated nutmeg and eucalyptus on the nose. On the palate this wine is fresh and complex with a long peppery finish. White Port is the alternative aperitif wine to be served cold at any time of year, not just Christmas.

BUY NOW Cockburns 2007 Vintage - £41.95 Xmas Offer £35.95 Very intense purple colour. Lovely aromas of violets. Rich cassis flavours dominate the palate. Typically dry and elegant Cockburn’s finish. This vintage will be recorded as one of Cockburn’s finest due to its great complexity of flavours, balance and rich tannins. The depth of this wine will ensure a long and perfect ageing potential.


ALEX’S CHRISTMAS SELECTION

grape nowadays, it kind of sits in between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay but is sooo food friendly! My Christmas Chenin would be Chris Alheit’s Cartology – fresh fruit, spice and incredible depth with sapidity. It’s a young one but uber cool. Blank Bottle 69.999 - £52.95 BUY NOW My family are suckers for red wine and so without fail there will be red on the table. Recently I’ve been trying a lot of Pieter Walser’s wines (Blank Bottle). He makes incredibly high-quality wines with pure fruit, excitement and refinement running through them. His Rhone-Blends and single varietals all offer something slightly different from the usual. For Christmas, I’m going to be taking home one of his 69.99 bottles (a magnum of Syrah). Go big or go home.

Janz Brut NV - £17.95 BUY NOW XMAS OFFER £15.95 Enjoy a glass of bubbles on Christmas morning? I’d recommend the Pirie NV or Jansz Brut NV. Both outstanding bottles of Tasmanian fizz that will go head-tohead against the big Champagne labels but without the price tag. The Pirie is light, elegant with highlighted citrus notes whilst the Jansz is a bit fuller on the palate. All you need now is a sabre to take the top off... Cartology -£36.95 BUY NOW Before Christmas dinner, we tend to have a starter of smoked salmon or charcuterie; I find that a crisp, oaked Chenin Blanc pairs well. Chenin is such an underrated

Dalva 1995 Colheita Vintage Port. - £28.95 BUY NOW What’s the one thing you always forget when having a dinner party? The sweet wine. Sticky wines are a fantastic addition to accompany that favourite dessert of yours that mum made! Rule of thumb for pairing would be a port or red sweet wine for strong cheeses or rich chocolate desserts; but for everything else there’s white. It’s a simple yet satisfying port with lovely raisined fruit – as it is slightly lighter than traditional vintage port, it’s a great introduction to the world of fortified wines but lively enough so you don’t fall asleep on the sofa!


Festive Negroni

The Method

Get the festive holiday off to a glamourous start with this delicious party drink.

Using a vegetable peeler, carefully remove 8 pieces of zest from the orange and set aside. Squeeze the juice of the orange into a large jug and add the cloves.

The Ingredients • Large Navel Orange • 8 Whole Cloves • 200ml Martin Millers Gin Westbourne strength • 200ml Belsazar Martini Rosso • 160ml Campari * Alternatively, we have done the hard work for you with our barrel aged Negroni £30 BUY NOW

2. Pour the gin, Martini and Campari into the jug and add plenty of ice. Stir well, then strain into chilled, ice-filled tumblers or martini glasses as quickly as possible. Serve immediately, with a piece of orange zest curled into a twist in each glass.


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Well, I couldn’t start with anything else, could I? That warmth from the cognac and the botanicals from the Vermouth and Gin. A perfect mid-evening livener. Currently on sale in-store, however, if you wanted a none barrel aged version and wanted to try it at home why not give it a go yourself.

Currently on sale in-store, however, if you wanted a none barrel aged version and wanted to try it at home why not give it a go yourself. Santas Sidecar A classic with a spicy winter twist that will keep the big fella (in red) warm when on delivery.

The Ingredients • 15 ml clementine juice , •Ground cinnamon • 50 ml cognac • 30 ml Martini Bianco

The Ingredients • Decent Quality Gin • Red Vermouth • Apricot Brandy • Fresh Grapefruit

The Method A general rule for measurements with this cocktail starts with 50% gin, 25% vermouth & 25% brandy, the size of your cocktail will not matter if you follow the percentages. To batch it up, use a bigger vase to complete the dilution process. In your mixing glass add your three ingredients and stir over ice until the burn of the alcohol has left, fine strain the mixture into a nice chilled coupe or martini glass and manipulate the oils of the pink grapefruit out of the skin and over the drink for a lifted aromatic finish.

The Method Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with the extra clementine juice.Sprinkle some cinnamon onto a plate, invert the glass, dip the rim in the spice, then set aside. Shake all the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into the glass.


LONO (LOW OR NO ALCOHOL)

Alcohol free (af) drinks, it’s a Sobering thought… I love wine, enjoy playing with spirits and from time To time chew down on a hoppy craft beer or two. But what are the options if you want to go out And enjoy a great alcohol-free drink… especially in the lead up to christmas!


Trends in the drinks industry are looking at you have to replace with sugar to make up the increase in those wanting to drink less for that mouthfeel; I would like to take this alcohol and the general decrease in alcohol opportunity to introduce ISH Spirits. levels. Take the old school traditionalists of Australia producing 14.5/15% Shiraz. Whilst these wines still exist there is a general fashion amongst ‘new wavers’ to produce wine of lesser extraction, more finesse and lower alcohol. This is happening all around BUY NOW BUY NOW the world. The Craft Beer scene is showcasing how well they can produce a beer with low alcohol, take table beers and micro IPA’s with only 1.5% to 3.0% abv. Packed with flavour, they are low enough to enjoy a couple yet still flavourful enough to accompany a robust dish. AF beers are also improving with great examples from BrewDog such as Punk AF IPA - a beer for those seeking a point of difference at 0.5% ABV that brings all the attitude of their flagship Punk IPA, all of the flavour – but none of the alcohol.

‘Focusing on a mission to change the social norms of drinking. By providing a satisfying, alcohol-free alternative, we include those who don’t want to drink, or simply wish to limit their intake during social gatherings where alcohol is typically the focal point’ ~ Morten Sorenesn, Founder of ISH Spirits Morten created ISH Spirits after he decided to do a 100-day alcohol free challenge. During this time Morten realised that for those looking to appreciate the social aspects of enjoying a cocktail, but not always with the desire to drink alcohol.

Then we have spirits. This is an exciting area with huge potential growth. The only problem is Alcohol Free cocktails tend to be very watery and by removing the alcohol

Comprising of two products RumISH and GinISH, Morten has produced an alternative for the athlete, the pregnant woman, or the designated driver. It’s for those who can tear up the dance floor completely sober, and for those who simply want to wake up with a clear head on a Sunday morning.


The beauty of these products is that they are made from natural aromas such as juniper berries, vanilla and nutmeg… the same ingredients you’ll find in a typical gin or rum. ISH carefully extracted the aromas from these natural botanicals and spices and with their own recipes, combining the ingredients to obtain the familiar flavours you recognise, as an alcohol-free alternative to your classic spirits. And to add to the ‘free from’ concept GinISH and RumISH contain zero sugar for an ultra-low calorie content of 6kcal/100ml.

So, how best do you enjoy these great ISH spirits? The NOLO concept (no alcohol / lo alcohol) #nolo based on classic and all-time favourite drinks and cocktails, the ISH team created a collection of recipes that offer the familiar flavour and perfect punch… without the alcohol.

The NO:

AF drinks ranging from the Classic GinISH and Tonic and the RumISH & Ginger, to the all-time party cocktail, the silky-smooth Espresso MartinISH. Try them at home!

MartinISH[0%abv] Ingredients - 6cl RumISH / 4cl espresso / 2cl white chocolate syrup / 1cl dark chocolate syrup Garnish – Coffee Beans Method – Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass


The LO:

The low-alcohol program offers the experience and pleasure of a classic cocktail but with a much lower ABV than it would typically contain. This is an ideal option for the day drinker who only wants a gentle buzz, the lightweight who would like more than one cocktail on a night out, or the professional who thirsts for a proper cocktail and still remain sharp. The possibilities are endless, here’s one to inspire:

Low Fashioned [11% abv -typically 35% abv] Ingredients: 5cl RumISH / 2cl Rye Whiskey / 1cl dark chocolate syrup / 2 dash Angostura bitters Garnish - Orange Peel / Amarena Cherry Method – Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass / add ice and stir until chilled / strain over ice into an old-fashioned glass.

Inspired AF? If you need more pop into the shop and chat to one of the team who will be able to run you through several other winning tasty AF cocktails.

The BUBBLES… we can’t forget the bubbles!

We all love bubbles, and now we have an alcohol free sparkling wine that will make you smile from cheeky to cheeky. Amanda Thomson of recent Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco fame has now released Noughty AF Organic Sparkling. Thomson & Scott Noughty is the first top quality organic, vegan alcohol-free sparkling wine to be transparent about what is, and more importantly, what is not going into the bottle. Containing only 3g of sugar per 100ml this has been dealcoholised to retain the delicious flavour of this beautifully crafted Chardonnay. This AF Blanc de Blancs is an organic & vegan sparkling wine that delivers and at 0.5%abv. We hope you enjoy these tasty AF options. Don’t forget, we aren’t wanting to replace alcoholic drinks, just offer something interesting to those who have decided not to consume the stronger stuff on an evening out.

#drinkbetter #nolo #noughty #tastyAF


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THIS SEASON’S NEW CUTS Check out our stunning new glassware ‘cuts’ from Decanters to Cocktail accessories and everything in between! All beautifully boxed up for the perfect gift this Christmas!


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Christmas Opening Times Monday 16th December: 09.00 – 18.30 Tuesday 17th December: 09.00 – 18.30 Wednesday 18th December: 09.00 – 18.30 Thursday 19th December: 09.00 – 18.30 Friday 20th December: 09.00 – 18.30 Saturday 21st December: 09.00 – 18.30 Sunday 22nd December: Closed Monday 23rd December: 09.00 – 18.30 Tuesday 24th December: 09.00 – 14.00 Christmas Day – Closed!

New Year Opening Times Thursday 26th December: Closed Friday 27th December: 09.00 – 18.00 Saturday 28th December: 09.00 – 18.00 Sunday 29th December: Closed Monday 30th December: 09.00-18.00 New Year’s Eve: 09.00 – 14.00 New Year’s Day: Closed Thursday 2nd January: Open as usual


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