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Free tasting Saturday 25th May 12pm - 3pm(ish)

This week, as the Spice Girls once said, "2 become 1", as this years Taste Trail coincides with the start of English Wine Week. In celebration, we wiil be tasting wine from Staffordshire's Halfpenny Green Estate. Join us on Saturday from 12pm to taste and enjoy some of the fabulous wine this country has to offer.

Free Tasting Saturday 18th May 2019

This Saturdays tasting sees us opening a firm shop favourite and a new kid on the block. Mustillant is our sparkling Muscadet, made in the Languedoc in the same style as Prosecco, this is drier and crisper, but still has that Prosecco smile factor. The wine  joining it on tasting is Zensa Primitivo, a very ripe fruited belter from Puglia. WIth flavours of cherry, strawberry and dark berries, plus spice and a hint of icing sugar. The palete is voluptously full and velvety. Yum. Join us Saturday from midday to find out why we like them so much!

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Free tasting Saturday May 11th 2019

This weeks tasting features the new vintage of perennial shop favourite, Picpoul Roches Saintes. Still classic Picpoul de Pinet, with those lovely lemon and crisp apple flavours, but (dare we say it?) this just might be the best vintage yet! Joining it on tasting this weekend, is another classic in its own right, Aristocratico's Valpolicella Ripasso, is a great example of Ripasso, with an intense bouquet of ripe fruit, sweet cherry and oak, with a palate of black cherry and a long, complex and well balanced finish. Where it does differ from some Ripassos, is it won't break the bank. Pop alomg Saturday and enjoy these lovely wines with us.

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Free tasting this Saturday May 4th 2019

This week sees the last of our Languadoc lovelies from the Belle Epine Estate on tasting, with the rose taking it's turn. Belle Epine Rose is a blend of Grenache and Syrah and is a lovely glassful, with fruity and herbaceous aromas, giving way to a crisp, dry mouthful with vibrant strawberry, raspberry and citrus flavours. Joining it on tasting is a lovely red from Sardinia, Vecchie Vigne Passo Antico, with tastes of red fruits, spice and pepper, in a full bodied, yet rounded red, this is a real crowd pleaser. Pop in from 12pm Saturday and maybe find something lovely to take home with you.

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Free tasting this Saturday 27th April

This week we have 2 brand new wines from the Belle Epine Estate, in the Languedoc just west of the lovely little town of Pezenas. Belle Epine Blanc, a delicious, creamy and easy drinking Chardonnay/Viognier and Belle Epine Rouge, a juicy, fruity little number, with lovely soft tannins and a great finish. Not only that, but at just £8.99 each, we're virtually giving 'em away. Join us this Saturday and tell us what you think.

 

Free Tasting Saturday 20th April 12pm - 3pm

 

Join us  this Saturday, as we launch a brand new red wine. Castano Organic Monastrell, is a juicy, fruity, medium bodied beauty and darn good value to boot. Joining it on tasting is a delicious Reserve Vinho Verde, full of aromatic ripe fruits, this is creamy, well balanced and has good acidity, all in all, a proper belter. So pop along and join us and maybe find your new favourite wine.

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Free Tasting Saturday 13th April 12pm - 3pm

 

Join us  this Saturday, as we celebrate World Malbec Day by tasting one of our favourite Malbecs in the shop, the Goyenchea Centenario. Also on tasting is the delicious Caleo Pecorino (as far as we are aware, it's not World Pecorino day), a delicious, crisp, fresh, almost opaque wine from Italy. So pop in and join us and maybe we can help make your day just a little bit better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free tasting Saturday 6th April

Join us this Saturday for an all European tasting. We have a delicious white wine from Crete, Klima white, made with old vine Vidiano, this has aromas of peach and apricot, leading to a palate of soft tropical and citrus fruits, with mineral notes.Our red hails from Bordeaux, Chateau Tanese is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc, this is a really approachable style, with juicy blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry and cherry, a little spice and nice soft tannins. We all liked this a lot. Join us on Saturday to see if you do too!

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Free tasting Saturday 30th March - More for Mum

 

After fizz and gin last week, this week we turn the spotlight on reds and whites, in our attempt to help you put a smile on Mum's face.

Our red this week hails from Australia and is from the lovely people at First Drop. Mother's Ruin (chortle, chortle) is a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mclaren Vale and is rich intense and utterly delicious. Our white wine is from Calabria in Italy (the toe of the boot). Scala Ciro Bianco is made from Greco Bianco, with flavours of stone fruit and citrus, this is crisp, yet full flavoured and has a definite WOW factor. So join us this Saturday and maybe you can find something lovely for Mum (or you!) to enjoy this Mothering Sunday, chin, chin!

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Free tasting Saturday 16th March - Final of 'our' 6 Nations tasting events

So we've reached the final week of 'our' 6 nations tasting and we are having a fortified face off with Ruby Dum port from Portugal and Mavrodafne of Patras, a fortied red wine from the Pelopennese. Join us in store from 12pm - 3pm and maybe find a new favourite?

 

 

Free tasting Saturday 2nd March - 2nd semi final of 'our' 6 Nations tasting events

 

This week it's the turn of Greece and Italy to slug it out, to see who goes on to meet Portugal in the final. Pop along on Saturday, try the wines, cast your vote and maybe pick up something nice while you're here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's the 1st semi final week of 'our' 6 Nations tastings and as the tension builds within the 4 countries left in, this week sees Spain taking on lucky losers Portugal. Join us on Saturday to taste and cast your vote (not to mention buy something lovely!).

Free tasting Saturday 23rd February - Round 4 of 'our' 6 Nations tasting events

 

It's the 1st semi final week of 'our' 6 Nations tastings and as the tension builds within the 4 countries left in, this week sees Spain taking on lucky losers Portugal. Join us on Saturday to taste and cast your vote (not to mention buy something lovely!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

!?! Mystery Tasting !?! - 5th January 2019 12-3pm (ish) - Duncan Murray Wines

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The first tasting of the New Year

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Saturday Tasting - 1st December 2018, 12.00pm-3.00pm
Our last free tasting of the year is our D'Oliveira Medeira tasting extravaganza:-

 

Sweet - Matured for a minimum of 5 years in old oak, this is velvety and full bodied. Perfect with cake or cheeses.

Medium Sweet - A rich peachy nose followed by layers of butterscotch and candied peel. Great with biscuits, fruit cake or mature cheese.

Medium Dry - This has rich notes, yet is tangy and nutty too, with excellent balance and acidity. Serve at room temperature as an aperitif.

Dry - The lightest and driest Madiera, this has perfect balance and natural acidity. Best served chilled as an aperitif.

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Saturday 6th February 2016 - FREE Tasting - 12 - 3pm at Duncan Murray Wines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amalaya

White Wine

Amalaya

Think turbo-charged Alsace white with buckets of aroma and flavours to spare. Grapefruits a go-go!

Torrontes, Riesling


Argentina


£10.99

Howard F

Red Wine

Howard's Folly Sonhador

It's been raved about in the Press and now you can try it for yourself!

Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional

 

Portugal


£12.99

TryHopped

Golden Ale

Charnwood Brewery Try Hopped

A fruity & feisty Six Nations special, created with 3 British hops.


Loughborough, UK


£2.99

Saturday 30th January 2016 - FREE Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines

Palacio del Canto

White Wine

Palacio del Canto

Lime wine gums, tangy Cox apples, full of flavour and a bargain bin end!


Spain
£6.39

Semeli Feast

White Wine

Semeli Feast

Soft & dry with hints of Turkish Delight, tropical fruit and orange peel. Sunshine on the palate!


Greece
£9.99

Donjon Grande Tradition

Red Wine

Chateau du Donjon Grande Tradition

Intense black fruit and spice. A full-flavoured, powerful yet elegant little number.


Southern France
£9.99

Madness IPA

Beer

Wild Beer Madness I.P.A.

Hops, hops and more hops! Waves of wonderful tropical fruit from a can of power!


Somerset, UK
£2.99

Saturday 15th January 2016 - FREE tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines

Vignoble du Sud Sauvignon Blanc

White Wine

Vignoble du Sud

Sauvignon Blanc

A delicate and refreshing Sauvignon from just East of the beautiful Medieval walled city of Carcasonne.


Southern France
£7.99

Cahors Prestige Malbec

Red Wine

Chateau de Hauterive Cahors Prestige

Malbec

Deep, dark and endlessly satisfying - a favourite from the home of Malbec.


Southern France
£12.99





Saturday 9th January 2016 - FREE tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines

Karamolegos Santorini

White Wine

Karamolegos Santorini

Lip-smacking & tangy, with clean citrus fruit flavours.
Greece
£14.99

Naoussa Young Vines

Red Wine

Naoussa Young VInes

From the northern mainland, a medium-body stunner with aromas of spice & raspberry.
Greece
£13.99

Saturday 2nd January 2016 - FREE tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines 

White Wine

Terra Firma Catarratto
Crisp, refreshing & citrussy Sicilian with a hint of tropical fruit. £8.99



Red Wine

Terra Firma Nero d'Avola
Another Sicilian - this one's ripe & fruity. £9.99

Beer

Art Brew Milk Stout
(4.7% abv)
Rich & dark delight from Devon. £2.49 




Saturday 17th October 2015 - Free Tasting - 12pm to 3pm at Duncan Murray Wines. It's a Cocktail Extraveganza with The Cocktail Shaker Boys!

French 75

Ooh la la! A delightfully fizzy concoction to kick off the festivities...


Jam Doughnut

This fruity number is berry delicious, with oodles of hedgerow fruit.


Green Apple Martini

A cocktail that'll have your taste-buds zinging with pleasure!


Smoky PX Old Fashioned

This is a superb take on a cocktail classic; one not to miss!


Saturday 10th October 2015 - Free Tasting 12 to 3 pm at Duncan Murray Wines

2 belters from Burgundy & 1 stunner from Spain

Chablis La Chambre du Roy

From P.L. & J.F. Bersan this is a fine example, with apple and lemon citrus notes to a refreshing and balanced structure
Burgundy, France
£14.99

Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Also from Bersan this is Chablis with attitude, possessing immense flavour concentration & length plus great freshness and balance
Burgundy, France
£21.99

Cofrade Rioja Joven red

A delightful, easy drinking Rioja with plenty of strawberry & red fruit flavours plus a touch of spice
Rioja, Spain
£7.99

Satruday 1st October 2015 - Free tasting - 12pm to 3pm at Duncan Murray Wines

Ooh La La! 2 French Fancies and a Banging Beer from Oadby

 

Mas de Cadenet White Wine

A Provencal stunner ahowing elegant, refined stone and tropical fruit with a refreshing mineral edge
£13.99

Merlot du Donjon Red Wine

A Languedoc Merlot, full of rich & complex blackberry, plum, spice and tobacco flavours
£11.99

Steamin' Billy 1485 Beer

A smooth, rounded tawny ale from Oadby, Leicester, made to commemorate the discovery of Richard III
£2.49

21 August at 7.30pm - Title of Tasting - The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough

White Wine

Pouci Jazz
Southern France
£9.99

White Wine

Pouci Jazz
Southern France
£9.99

White Wine

Pouci Jazz
Southern France
£9.99

White Wine

Pouci Jazz
Southern France
£9.99

Saturday 26 September 2015 - Free Tasting -  12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines

2 Spanish Stunners and 1 Leicestershire Lovely are on tasting this week!

Sol y Sombra White Wine

Made with Macabeo & Verdejo grapes this is zesty & fresh with a slight spritz.
£7.99

Sol y Sombra Red Wine

The tempranillo & Syrah grapes have given this a vibrant, crunchy but ripe red fruit personality.
£7.99

Wicked Hathern T.P.A

Wicked Hathern's Transatlantic Pale Ale is a freshing & characterful glass of hoppy exotic flavours.
£2.99

Saturday 29th August - Free Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines

L'Ultimo dei Vini Italiani - The last tasting in our Italian month August!

Terra Firma Catarratto

With zesty, clean citrus and hints of tropical fruit flavours this super Sicilian white is a glass of sunshine!
£8.99

Visconti della Rocca

A tangy, juicy and velvety mouthful of spicy dark fruits and pepper make this Primitivo red a humdinger!
£8.99

Santa Vittorio Leopoldo

Complex notes of cherry, strawberry, dried fruits, spice, thyme & chocolate; this red sophisticated stunner will have you philosophising with Professor Gumby!
£18.99

 

Saturday 22nd August - FREE Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines

Pipoli Greco Fiano Italy White Wine

Pipoli Greco Fiano, Italy

A fresh and fruity little number with a nose of blossom, apple, lemon, melon and a touch of honey. Perfect with Parma ham and melon.
£10.99

Rosso Piceno Saladini Pilastri 2013 Italian Red Wine

Rosso Piceno, Italy

Vibrantly fruity and very drinkable, with red berry and blackberry flavours. A mellow mouthful with a touch of spice. Perfect with antipasta.
£9.99

Marco Porello Birbet Italian Red Wine

Birbet Marco Porello, Italy

Lovely fizzy red pop, full of blackberry and cassis fruit. Light, sweet and delicious. Perfect with fruit salad, over crushed ice with strawberries.
£9.99

Saturday 8th August - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines.

JELLEY'S ELDERFLOWER VODKA - A sumptuously complex, locally made elixir

Jelley's Elderflower Vodka

This superb, locally produced vodka is a seductively complex infusion of elderflower, spices and lemons!


£37.99.

Saturday 6th June - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop
We're delighted to have Charles Hawkins at the tasting barrel. Taste 7 wines including...

White Wine

Raconteur Chenin
Swartland, S. Africa
£9.99

Red Wine

7even Pinotage
Stellenbosch, S. Africa
£10.99

Red Wine

Troublemaker
California, USA
£18.99

Sweet Wine

Luis Guntrum
Riesling Auslese
Rheinhessen, Germany
£16.99

Saturday 23rd May - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

White Wine

Biddenden Vineyards 'Ortega'
Kent, England
£12.49

Red Wine

Gribble Bridge Dornfelder
Kent, England
£12.49

Rose Wine

Gribble Bridge Rose
Kent, England
£12.49

Sparkling Wine

Biddenden Vineyard
Sparkling Rose
Kent, England
£23.99

Saturday 16th May - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

White Wine

Poujol 'Pico'
Southern France
£9.99

Sweet White Wine

Fulcrand Cabanon Moelleux
Southern France
£9.99

Red Wine

Poujol 'Cinq Ceps'
Southern France
£9.99

Red Wine

'Calendal'
Cotes du Rhone Villages
Rhone, France
£21.99

Saturday 9th May - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop                           We're delighted to welcome Master of Wine, Richard Kelley, and his array of Loire wines including...

White Wine

Reuilly Les Demoiselles Tatin
Loire, France
£14.99

Rose Wine

Cotes d'Auvergne
'Les Volcans'
Loire, France
£10.99

Red Wine

Cotes d'Auvergne
'Les Volcans'
Gamay, Pinot Noir
Loire, France
£10.99

Red Wine

Cotes d'Auvergne
'Les Volcans'
Syrah
Southern France
£13.99

Saturday 2nd May - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

Sparkling Wine

Fantinel Ribolla Gialla Spumante
Friulli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
£12.99

Red Wine

St Chinian
Chateau Michel Cazevieille
Languedoc, France
£10.99

Beer

Grainstore Gold (4.5%)
Oakham, England
£2.99

Saturday 25 April - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop                             Delighted to welcome Sean O'Neill from Wicked Hathern Brewery

Lager

'Luffbrau'
Leicestershire, England
£2.79 (4.5% abv)

Beer

Hathern Cross
Leicestershire, England
£2.79 (3.7% abv)

Beer

Cockfighter
Leicestersire, England
£2.79 (4.2% abv)

Beer

Soar Head
Leicestershire, England
£2.79 (4.8% abv)

Saturday 18 April 2015 - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

White Wine

Picpoul de Pinet
'Les Roches Saintes'
Laguedoc, France
£8.99

Red Wine

Beef Steak Club Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
£8.99

Friday 17 April 2015 - MALBEC World Day - FREE Tasting - 3.30pm-7pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

Red Wine

Beef Steak Club Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
£8.99

Saturday 11 April 2015 - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

White Wine

Pieno Sud Bianco
Sicily, Italy
£7.99

Red Wine

Castillo de Manzanares
La Mancha, Spain
£7.99

Beer

The Kernel Table Beer
London, England
£2.49 (3.1%)

Saturday 4 April 2015 - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12pm-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

White Wine

Coteaux du Giennois
Loire, France
£12.49

Red Wine

Merlot du Donjon
Southern France
£11.99

Beer

Wiper & True Winter Oats Bristol (5.1%)

£3.49

Saturday 28 March 2015 - FREE Saturday Tasting 12-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

White Wine

Regaleali Bianco

Grillo, Chardonnay

Italy
£12.99

Red Wine

Chateau du Vieux Parc

Syrah, Grenache, Carignan
Southern France
£13.99

Beer

Partizan Pale Ale
Bermondsey, London
£2.99

Saturday 21 March 2015 - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

White Wine

Borgo Silene

Catarratto and Inzolia
Italy
£8.49

Red Wine

La Nina

Malbec
Argentina
£9.49

Saturday 14 March 2015 - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12-3pm at Duncan Murray Wines Shop

White Wine

Bourgogne Aligote
Burgundy, France

£11.99

Red Wine

Whiz Bang Barossa
Australia
£12.99

Saturday 7 March 2015 - FREE Saturday Tasting - 12-3pm at Duncan Murrray Wines Shop

White Wine

Vent Du Sud
Southern France
£8.99

Red Wine

Irancy Cuvee Marianne
Burgundy
£17.99

Red Wine

El Circo Acrobata
Aragona, NE Spain
£8.99




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