Wine

What? The fermented juice of various types of grape, or less commonly, other fruits.

Where? Grapes need a moderately warm climate, so growth is focused in Southern Europe, the Americas, Australasia, and parts of the Middle East.

When? The first physical evidence dates to 6000BC in Georgia, continues soon after in the Middle East and is spread throughout the Mediterranean by the Phoenicians.

How? Temperature of serve is the only factor to consider, and you already know those rules for table wine. Fortified wines generally have their own rules.

Tip For Beginners: The Old World wines of France, Germany and Italy categorize themselves differently to the New World who usually tell you the grapes used in the wine. As grapes are the building blocks of flavour, we think its easier to learn about types of grape you like the taste of rather than the names of endless appellations, communes, or chateaux.

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    • Valdespino Fino Inocente NV 37.5cl
    • Valdespino Fino Inocente NV 37.5cl
      • £9.95
    • The "Inocente" refers to a single vineyard in Macharnudo from where all the grapes come from. Unusually for sherry, this wine is fermented in wood. Aged for about 10 years. Style: Dry Fino Sherry Region: Spain, Andalucia, Jerez Grape: Palomino Size: 37.5cl ABV: 15.0% Closure: Cork Paula Maclean's Notes Nose: Big, quite full, plenty flor salinity and slight trace of autolysis, light Palomino fruit…
    • Gutierrez Colosia Fino Puerto 37.5cl
    • Gutierrez Colosia Fino Puerto 37.5cl
      • £9.95
    • This 4th generation bodega is in probably the best location in the town of Puerto, right where the river Guadalete meets the sea and the maritime character is evident in the sea breezes found on the palate and aroma. Puerto sherries are traditonally a touch lighter, and Guiterriez like to bottle their wine a bit younger to allow the freshness to shine through. This wine is about 3 or 4 years old.…
    • I Think Manzanilla En Rama 37.5cl
    • I Think Manzanilla En Rama 37.5cl
      • £11.95
    • As one of our favourite sherry bottlers we expect nothing but greatness when Equipo Navazos offer us there wines and this is no exception. This 'en rama' Manzanilla is bottled with slightest of filtration which helps retain its golden colour and pungent character it has gained after four and a half years of ageing under flor. "I Think" is a nod to Charles Darwin as a symbol of the triumph of reaso…
    • Krohn Ambassador Ruby 75cl
    • Krohn Ambassador Ruby 75cl
      • £11.95
    • Ambassador Ruby is Krohn's entry level port which is intended to be drunk young and fresh. An easy going style of port that is delicious after a meal with some stinky cheese or on its own as a nightcap. Style: Wine Style (Medium, Full, Dry, etc) here Region: Sweet Fortified Red Grape: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca Size: 75cl ABV: 20.0% Closure: Cork Official Notes: Krohn's 'ent…
    • Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado 37.5cl
    • Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado 37.5cl
      • £12.50
    • Pedro Xiemenez Sherry is surely one of the most luscious and hedonistic of all the sweet wines of the world and for this reason it seems appropriate that El Candado put a little padlock and key on every bottle to stop every little blighter guzzling your wine. Style: Sweet Pedro Xiemenez Sherry Region: Spain, Andalucia, Jerez Grape: Pedro Ximenez Size: 37.5cl ABV: 18.0% Closure: Cork Official Notes…
    • Fernando de Castilla Classic Fino 75cl
    • Fernando de Castilla Classic Fino 75cl
      • £12.95
    • Here at Drinkmonger we are huge fans of sherry Fernado de Castilla is surely one of our favourite Producers. Fernado de Castilla was revitalised in 1999 by Jan Pettersen - a Norwegian with a passion for top quality sherry, and since then they have been causing a bit of a stir the sherry world. This is an expertly made classic fino that all sherry lovers should try. Style: Dry Fino Sherry Region: S…
    • Fernando de Castilla Classic Manzanilla 75cl
    • Fernando de Castilla Classic Manzanilla 75cl
      • £13.95
    • Here at Drinkmonger we are huge fans of sherry Fernado de Castilla is surely one of our favourite Producers. Fernado de Castilla was revitalised in 1999 by Jan Pettersen - a Norwegian with a passion for top quality sherry, and since then they have been causing a bit of a stir the sherry world. This is an expertly made classic Manzanilla that all sherry lovers should try. Style: Dry Manzanilla Sher…
    • Chambers Rosewood Rutherglen Muscat 37.5cl
    • Chambers Rosewood Rutherglen Muscat 37.5cl
      • £14.50
    • Rutherglen Muscat is a style of wine that is truly unique to Australia. Made uning the Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge grape and fortified using grape spirit, these wine share some similarities with the wines of Madeira and Malaga, yet they have some very Australian Characteristics. With fruity aromas of fruit cake and rose petals, screams out to be drunk with rich, fruity desserts. Style: Sweet Fort…
    • Port of Leith Oloroso Sherry 75cl
    • Port of Leith Oloroso Sherry 75cl
      • £14.95
    • Whisky and Sherry have for a long time been good friends so it make perfect sense that the Leith Distillery should release the very sherry (try saying that after a few) from the casks that will mature their yet to be distilled whisky. This Oloroso is from Bodegas Baron, who are situated in the famous coastal town of Sanlucar de Barameda. With a thoroughly modern approach to wine making in a very t…
    • Krohn Lagrima White Port NV 75cl
    • Krohn Lagrima White Port NV 75cl
      • £14.95
    • Standing in the shadows of its big red brother, white ports can be extremely delicious. Lagrima, meaning tears, is a style of white port that is very sweet and luscious and this example from Krohn is one of the sweetest out there. It's delicious served as a dessert wine or made as a long drink with soda or tonic. Style: Sweet Fortified White Region: Portugal, Douro Grape: Codega, Verdelho, Rabigat…
    • Fernando de Castilla Classic Amontillado 75cl
    • Fernando de Castilla Classic Amontillado 75cl
      • £14.95
    • Here at Drinkmonger we are huge fans of sherry Fernado de Castilla is surely one of our favourite Producers. Fernado de Castilla was revitalised in 1999 by Jan Pettersen - a Norwegian with a passion for top quality sherry, and since then they have been causing a bit of a stir the sherry world. This Amontillado has a beautiful smooth richness making it a stand out wine from other at a similar price…
    • Gutierrez Colosia Fino Puerto 75cl
    • Gutierrez Colosia Fino Puerto 75cl
      • £14.95
    • The producers are proud of the crisp youthfulness of this Fino, which has the salty edge a Puerto Fino should. They describe it as 'Light, dry and delicate on the palate leaving a pleasant, fresh after taste of almonds'. The Bodega has been in existence since 1838, and in the hands of the Guti�rrez Colos�a family since the early 20th century. In good hands too. Style: Fino Sherry Region: Spain, An…
    • Fernando de Castilla Classic Cream 75cl
    • Fernando de Castilla Classic Cream 75cl
      • £14.95
    • Here at Drinkmonger we are huge fans of sherry Fernado de Castilla is surely one of our favourite Producers. Fernado de Castilla was revitalised in 1999 by Jan Pettersen - a Norwegian with a passion for top quality sherry, and since then they have been causing a bit of a stir the sherry world. Cream sherry is lightly sweetened style which, although not particularly fashionable these days, when mad…
    • Niepoort Ruby Dum 75cl
    • Niepoort Ruby Dum 75cl
      • £15.95
    • Inspired by the tales of Lewis Carrol Niepoort have created a range of ports entitled Niepoortland. From Through the Looking Glass we have the Characters Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee recreated as Ruby Dum and Tawny Dee. Both twins, or ports, start off life the same, yet with time, Ruby Dum retains its youthful, strong character, dominated by red cherries and plums with great freshness from ageing i…
    • Niepoort White Rabbit Dry White Port 75cl
    • Niepoort White Rabbit Dry White Port 75cl
      • £15.95
    • Dirk Niepoort has fond feelings for the work of Lewis Carrol, so much so that three of his favouite characters from Through The Looking Glass have appeared on his wines. The first two were Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee which showed up on his ruby Ruby and Tawny Ports, and since 2013 The white Rabbit is on the White Port. Style: Fortified White Region: Portugal, Douro Grape: Codega, Rabigato, Viosinh…
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