Staff Picks: Unveiling Our June Wine Favourites


Welcome to another month of staff picks! Each week, our team dives into our collection to select their favourite wines, offering unique perspectives for every palate.

This June, we have a fantastic selection that's sure to tantalise your taste buds, so get ready to discover your new favourite bottle!

A Rare Gem: Peter's White Beaujolais Discovery

Do you ever crave something unexpected yet delightful? Peter, has the perfect pick for you. This month, he's chosen a Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Dominique Morel. Yes, you read that right - white Beaujolais! While not as common as its red counterpart, this unique white hails from the top end of Beaujolais, seamlessly blending into southern Burgundy. This of it as a very decent Mâcon-Villages, expertly crafted by the renowned Dominique Morel. According to Peter, it's perfect for a sunny afternoon on the patio, a glass in hand while cheering on your favourite team.

Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Dominique Morel 2021

Single Price: £19.90
Mixed 6 Price: £17.90

A Full-Bodied Hug: Claudia's Southern Rhône Choice

Sometimes, only a big, bold red will satisfy. Claudia knows just the thing. She's chosen Cairanne 'La Cote Sauvage', Boutinot, a Souther Rhône powerhouse. This Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, and Carignan blend boasts a captivating nose of dark fruits, pepper, cloves, and a hint of mint. But the beauty lies on the palate - a perfect balance of soft tannins, acidity, and alcohol, bursting with fruit flavours and a long, lingering finish. Claudia describes it as "a big hug in a glass", perfect for those evenings when you crave a truly comforting wine.

Cairanne 'La Cote Sauvage', Boutinot 2020

Single Price: £19.50
Mixed 6 Price: £17.50

A Touch of Pink Perfection: Ellie's English Choice

There's something undeniably charming about a good English wine, and Ellie couldn't agree more. Her pick this June is the Simpsons Derringstone Pinot Meunier, a delightful white with a touch of pink. Don't let the colour fool you - this wine is all about smooth sipping. Imagine notes of raspberry and strawberry dancing on your tongue, with a touch of creaminess and a surprising bit of bite. As Ellie says, it's perfect for any occasion, adding a touch of elegance to a celebration or a touch of fun to a casual evening in.

Simpsons Derringstone Pinot Meunier 2022

Single Price: £24.50
Mixed 6 Price: £22.50

A Crowd-Pleasing Italian Delight: Fraser's Perfect Primitivo

When it comes to value and pure enjoyment, there's nothing quite like a good Italian red. Fraser has found a winner this month: Lirica Primitivo di Manduria. This wine is a feast for the senses, bursting with aromas of ripe plums and blackberries that practically beg you to take a sip. Equally at home with a pizza or pasta, or simply enjoyed on its own while unwinding, Lirica offers a smooth drinking experience with fresh acidity and medium tannins. The cherry flavours linger on the finish, making it a crowd-pleaser you can enjoy anytime.

Lirica, Produttori di Manduria 2021

Single Price: £18.90
Mixed 6 Price: £16.90

So there you have it - our fantastic June staff picks! With a selection this diverse, there's a perfect bottle waiting to be discovered by every wine lover. Follow us on social media for more staff recommendations throughout the year, and don't hesitate to ask our friendly staff for personalised suggestions next time you visit!

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