Well here we are again. With just five short weeks to go until Santa Claus does the rounds, (and Mrs. Claus saves the day, thanks M&S) it’s probably time to start considering the dreaded supermarket shop of cocktail sausages, sprouts, seven tins of Celebrations and copious amount of booze. If you haven’t yet decided what … Continue reading Christmas Day Wine
Many people associate Ports and other Fortified Wines with the colder months, but here at Saxtys Wines we have something different, something special. The first of it’s kind… A Pink Port. A new Rose style of Port, produced by Croft using new and innovative techniques, by extracting fresh fruit flavours, producing a shade of delicate … Continue reading A Port for the Summer…?
Rose Champagne, once considered a fad of fashion, a phase that would quickly pass. But now, an international and worldwide trend. The pink bubbles are back, and are now becoming a permanent feature, and not just the occasional drop. The rise in popularity and sales of Rose Champagne has been at a consistent and constant … Continue reading Think Pink
Champagne symbolically and visually marks a celebratory occasion, and isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about...a celebration of love? A day dedicated to expressing feelings of romance through the giving and receiving of romantic gifts. Chocolate, jewellery, perfumes and candles.... the standard gifts that you would usually associate with Valentine’s Day, but at the … Continue reading All you need is love….and bubbles!
What do you think of when you think of Gin? Is that feeling that you get when you come home after having 'one of those days' at work, and the only thing that you can think of that will save you and make all your worries and stress seem so 'irrelevant’. Those lazy Summer days … Continue reading Think Gin for 2016
Google “what is the best glass for Champagne” and a whole host of articles come up. Most of us expect to be served and indeed choose to pour our own fizz into the Champagne flutes which have become familiar. A sign of sophistication and indulgence, the images of champagne flutes at events and parties just … Continue reading The Champagne Glass – what’s your preference?
The Cloud Factory Sauvignon Blanc 2014 was an absolute winner this weekend at Saxtys Wines first Wine Tasting Event of the year at Saxtys Wine Bar, Restaurant and Nightclub on Friday 24th April 2015. An absolute classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Pale straw yellow in colour, perfumed with nettles and tropical fruits – bursting with aromas … Continue reading A new arrival and already a favourite!
Japan is so hot right now! The Japanese drinking culture seems to be seeping into Cocktail bars worldwide. Spirit experts have long lauded Japanese Whiskies as formidable – even the most elegant. The Japanese have been making Whisky for a long time, with Japan’s oldest distillery, Yamazaki, founded in 1923. However, it is only within … Continue reading Japanese Whisky… It’s like Whisky in 3D
The UK has finally woken up to the pre-Christmas sales bonanza! Once a simple shopping tradition that has now escalated into two of the biggest retail events on the shopping calendar – a weekend full of cheap deals, discounts and epic price reductions. Thanks to a lot of these sales appearing online and the majority … Continue reading The Biggest Retail Weekend on the Shopping Calendar
The J. Moreau & Flis Select Grenache Malbec 2010 75cl This week’s wine of the week comes from the J. Moreau & Flis Vineyard located in the heart of the rolling hills in the Chablis region. This Grenache Malbec, light ruby in colour with a bouquet of cranberries and red cherries with bursts of violet. … Continue reading Saxtys Wines Wine of the Week – Monday 17th November 2014