viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2012

Wadebridge Wines Merchant in Cornwall (UK)


This business is family owned and situated in the heart of Wadebridge. This large, airy store is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. A constantly evolving selection of around 800 wines to choose.

Wadebridge Wines
Eddystone Road
PL27 7AL

Tel: 44(0)1208 812692
Fax: 44(0)1208 816006


Finding a decent wine shop is your key to getting more out of wine. The key of this independent establishments is the emphasis being placed on the quality of products.

Any independent wine shop worth its salt will have people who know more than just a little standing behind the counter, which often will mean the owner. Wadebridge Wine has a team of passionate. enthusiastic, and knowledgeable staff. I recommend that you strike up a good relationship with Tamsin, she will show you the road to a better drinking. The more information that you can give to her about what you like to drink, including price, variety, country, style, loves and hates, the closer she will likely find you something that really stacks up. From here the trick is letting her show you new things.

Apart from one-on-one service, independent wine merchants can offer range where the bigger players (supermarkets), cannot. We're not simply talking about the number of wines stocked; we're talking about a mixture of small-scale, off-the-beaten track, artisan producers alongside low-volume, super-premium classics from those with established and well-earned reputations.

The other great advantage to buying wine from an independent wine merchant is that in most cases they'll offer a mailing list, which I'd strongly recommend you join. Mailing lists are a great way to find out about a range of regular customer events such as weekly tastings; if you're looking to expand your drinking repertoire, these offer the perfect opportunity to try before you buy. From small and quirky through to ultra premium, this is often where you'll find the best combination of hard-to-get products and expert service.


- Urbina Blanco Viura: Remarkably fresh and clean with none of the heaviness usually associated with the style. Clean fresh melon hints with a soft, refreshing acidity. £8.25

- Urbina Rioja Tempranillo: Cherry-red in colour with ruby-red glints in the glass. Intense primary aromas with elegant red berries tones, letting discovery of slight aromas of liquorice and flowers. The flavours are fresh, with good body, strong sensation and good balance. Delightful drinking. £8.25

- Urbina Crianza: Wonderful traditional style, this wine is aged 12 months in oak casks, and a minimum of 6 months in bottle before release. Soft delicate and more aromatic than many Crianzas. Ruby-cherry colour, well-balanced, with nuances of blackberry fruit on the palate. The structure is firm and persistant. £11.49

- Urbina Selección: This wine is a selection of the very best grapes from vines over 20 years old, that are used for the production of Gran Reserva wines. They were released early before reaching the status of Reserva, but have all the qualities of course! Purple-red with ruby glints. Intense fruity aromas. Very pleasant and complex flavours due to 16 months ageing in oak casks and intense aftertaste. If well conserved at a temperature between 15º and 18º C it will develop its great qualities and will get to be a type Gran Reserva, after 3 or 4 years. £14.95

- Urbina Gran Reserva Especial 1994: 
This was the 'Aaah!' vintage in Rioja, after three years of drought and indifferent quality, nature relented and provided one of the best vintages of the century, thus producing this magnificent Gran Reserva. Intense, dark ruby with amber glints, it is powerful, rich and seductive. The nose is complex with vegetable and tobacco notes. The harmony of oak and glorious fruit- prunes, dates and sweet raisin is perfect, making this a classy wine with a silky, creamy palate and very long, full finish. £24.99

- Urbina Gran Reserva 1996:
The Gran Reserva has an intense dark amber in colour, powerful and rich vegetable/tobacco nose, a perfect harmony of oak and glorious fruit, prunes, dates and sweet raisin flavours, silky and creamy on the palate with a very long and full finish. £19.99

1 comentario:

  1. I would love to go to Cornwall so much and buy those tasty wines and stay at very comfortable Cornwall cottages and have a good time.