Our compact list of drinks reflects our love of the classics as well as unexpected surprises. Shims and shrubs are our current favourite sharpeners and we make them here on site, but there are more traditional snifters we hope you will like too.
All the wines on our list are made by female winemakers. Why? Well, why not? The wine world is heavily dominated by men but there are growing numbers of women doing great things with grapes and our list is a celebration of some of the best. Several have been doing it for decades; others are newer to the game - we think all our wines have a certain feminine finesse and lightness of touch which sit well with our personality and with our food.
And because we like people to drink well but affordably, we add a modest cash margin rather than the usual restaurant mark up, so our wines offer brilliant value for money. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
THE DRINKS CABINET
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Shouting out for sherry
Tuesday 4 April 6.00 - 7.30pm
Sherry used to have an image problem, associated more with Granny’s store cupboard than as the favoured tipple of those in the know who, like us, adore these incredibly delicious and versatile wines. But things are changing at last and sherry is now appearing on some of the most exciting wine lists in the country as well as being lauded by the nation’s best mixologists as one of the hottest ingredients for cocktails.
Barbadillo has been making sherry in the coastal town of Sanlucar de Barrameda since 1821 and Montse Molina is now at their helm, the only female winemaker in the sherry region. Their wines range from the lightest, freshest manzanillas to their famous, unctuous pedro ximenez, with so many thrilling and delicious styles in between.
Raj Soni of R S Wines, one of Bristol’s best-loved wine merchants, has been flying the flag for sherry and has been bringing Barbadillo’s brilliant sherries to Bristol for more than 25 years.
Beatriz Fernandez imports Alvear’s amazing wines which hail from the Montilla-Moriles region near Cordoba. Alvear has been making sherry-style wine for nearly 300 years, at least as long as the most venerated makers in the Jerez (sherry) DO, but their wines are rarely found over here.
Raj and Beatriz will talk us through a tasting of these very special wines on Tuesday 4 April 6.00 - 7.30pm which we’ll serve alongside morsels of perfectly pitched food created especially for the event.
Tickets are £20 each and strictly limited so do book soon. If you’d like to stay on for supper, we’re offering 10% discount on your food. Just let us know and we’ll keep you a table.