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Wines on Taste: Friday 11th + Saturday 12th October

It always makes us sad when wine is considered snobby. And you can’t get less pretentious than the two wines we have on taste this weekend. Beyond the fun, funky little labels are some cracking flavours too. It’s definitely not just about packaging here.

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Domaine Perraud Bourgogne Aligote 2011 (France £11.99)
A supple, fresh combination of crunchy peaches & lemons. Fermented with spontaneous yeasts. No oak, but a nice creamy texture from the wine resting on its lees – the stuff left over from fermentation.

It is a firm favourite of the team, and is one of the six wines in the limited edition Churchfield Selection case, £71.

Cuatro Pasos Mencia 2010 (Spain £10.99)
Cranberries, dried cherries, a sprinkle of cocoa and a dash of earth. Fruity in a masculine way.

It’s built up a bit of a cult following in the shop. They’re bear paws on the label by the way, in reference to some footprints found in the high vineyards where the Mencia grapes for this wine is grown.

Wines will be open from 6pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday, it’s completely free and there’s no obligation to buy anything.

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