Juice of the Month #1
Marks and Spencer: Asti Spumante NV :Asti DOCG : Italy
As sporting events are handing out the medals, and announcing its winners, we too thought we would crown this M & S Asti Spumante as Juice of the month in honour of all the medals it has been winning! Furthermore we thought that this off dry, grapey, sherbet sparkler would be a perfect contender to match your strawberries at Wimbledon this summer…
A multi-award winning £7.99 @ M&S
Juice of the Month #2
Ernie Els: Proprietor’s Blend 2009 : Stellenbosch : South Africa
It only felt right to pay honour to a sporting legend in the wine world this month – that is Mr Ernie Els. Ernie already a big name in the golfing world, made his debut in wine over in the cape in 1999 and the rest is history! In respect to the Cape terroir his Proprietors Blend is a bordeaux blend with a touch of Shiraz. This is built to last with rich cassis, savoury spice and blockbuster power. Needless to say this is well worth the extra pounds if you are celebrating any sporting wins this month!
A celebratory £23.95 per bottle @ Lea & Sanderman
A Grape Night In next event is: Grape Games at @Seven at Brixton on the 22nd July.
No athletes here, just wine lovers! Join A Grape Night In where they will pitch long-term grape rivals against each other in the ultimate test of taste, which grape will be crowned ‘King of wine’
To find out more visit: www.agrapenightin.co.uk
South African Wine Festival – 22nd to 24th May
After a sell-out South African Wine Festival in 2011, Vivat Bacchus has announced this years line up for the festival in May this year. Over three evenings, they will give visitors the opportunity to taste some of South Africa’s best wines and chat to the very people that made them. You can choose from the five-course Wine Dinners, with South African producers wines matched expertly with the Head Chef’s food, or simply go along earlier in the evening and just taste the wines.
With five producers showcasing their wines each evening, there is much to look forward to. Paul Cluver, Bouchard Finlayson, Meerlust, Ernie Els, Rustenberg and Graham Beck are just some of the wineries taking part.
It promises to be a great opportunity for fans of South African wines to try both some classic South African wines and some more unusual, artisan ones.”
Vivat Bacchus South African Wine Festival runs from May 22-24, for full line-up and to book, visit their festival website: www.southafricanwinefestival.co.uk
Grape Afternoon for London – 13th May
Our friends Laura & Kiki from A Grape Night In love travelling the world to find new and unusual wines, but at the end of the day they call London home and where else better than to enjoy a chilled glass of wine! In the capital there is such an abundance of wine to choose from – name any variety, any region, or any style and you will find it somewhere in this fair city.
In May, when wine aficionados from across the globe converge on London for the London International Wine Fair, Laura & Kiki are taking the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the city that is dearest to them. Join the girls from A Grape Night In for an underground journey from Notting Hill Gate to Oxford Circus via Bank.
Contact A Grape Night In for you Grape Afternoon for London tickets, at the ‘fare’ price of £19, which includes an interactive tasting of 5 wines which represent key tube stops of London (with nibbles) all hosted by Laura & Kiki from A Grape Night In.
Limited Edition packages
Taking inspiration from the May wine buzz, A Grape Night In is offering two Limited Edition packages to have at your place - ‘London Calling’ where we will raise a glass to our fine city by tasting wines that represent London with a little Monopoly fun thrown in - and ‘Grape, Naturally’ for an event to tickle your taste buds with organic, biodynamic and even orange wines!
To Find out more visit: www.agrapenightin.co.uk