We’re pleased to announce that we’re now offering wine refills here at Ten Green Bottles. This eco-friendly alternative to buying by the bottle reaps many rewards: for the planet (packaging and shipping combined often account for more than 40% of the total carbon footprint on a bottle of wine, not to mention landfill/energy needed to recycle); and for your pocket - when you buy refills, more of the money you’re spending goes on the quality of the wine itself, and much less on packaging and shipping costs, so you can get good quality wine for a lot less.
We’ve decided to offer our refills in 500ml bottles, as it’s a nice size to have to hand without having to worry about getting through a whole bottle, and means we can offer a decent amount of wine for a very reasonable price. Plus, it will be nice to see your faces more regularly! We’ll be introducing a loyalty scheme soon too, so do remember to give us your name when you purchase a refill, so we can keep track!
We’ve persuaded our friends at Domaine de la Paleine, in the Loire Valley, to send over some of their wine in refillable format, meaning we have a white Chenin Blanc and a red Cabernet Franc, both organic and biodynamic, currently available as refills. These wines have always proved popular with our customers, and I imagine this will continue as we’re now offering them at a snip of the price!
Our refillable bottles cost £2.50 to buy and can be reused as many times as you want, thereafter refills of the Paleine white and red are only £5!
Why not pop by and try it out?
Most of us are familiar with the quality of wine coming out of Argentina these days, but much of it on shop shelves is from one area, Mendoza.
Alistair from Las Bodegas, who ran a great Argentina tasting for us last year, is going to go a little more in-depth this time round and show us a range of wines from the very north to the south of the winegrowing area of the Andes mountains, not to leave out Mendoza of course, as we’ll include a comparison of four Malbecs from different Mendoza sub-zones.
As usual, there’ll be a discount for wines from the tasting purchased at the event.
Hope to see you all at the tasting!
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Our next tasting has just been confirmed - and it’s not that far off! We’re pleased to have Luca Dusi from Passione Vino coming to talk to us on the 13th July, focusing on some of the less well-known aspects of Italian wine.
Luca has specialised in importing wines from small, exceptional producers in Italy to the UK for nearly ten years. We were hugely impressed when we first tasted his wines and since then - from having our preconceptions about Lambrusco turned upside down, to tasting wine made from vines that have classical music played to them all year round - we have been equally impressed every time since.
And - quality of the wine aside - Luca is certainly a passionate and entertaining speaker. We look forward to hosting him here at Ten Green Bottles, and to discovering another side of Italian wine!
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Come along on your own, as a pair, or as a few of you, and join a group of like-minded wine lovers for a session hosted by one of our qualified members of staff, learn a little about the basics of wine and tasting, and discuss and sample a selection of six our wines.
Drink good wine, meet new people, go home ‘enlightened’.
£15 per head. 8.45pm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
We’re pleased to announce that, for our next tasting, we have Sam Hellyer returning to host another session on South African wines, this time focusing on Dalla Cia, a new range of wines from Giorgio Dalla Cia which Sam is bringing into the UK exclusively and for the first time. Sam was a great hit last time round, and this tasting promises to be just as entertaining.
And the wines are great too! Giorgio Dalla Cia is often credited for conceiving the country’s first Bordeaux-style red blend, with the famed Meerlust Rubicon, over which he presided for 25 years. He pioneered a wine that acquired legend status almost overnight and in 1980, recognising his great winemaking skills, Dalla Cia was named South Africa’s Champion Winemaker; he was also named Producer of the Best Red Blend in the World in 2006.
We’ll be tasting and talking through four wines from the Dalla Cia Range, as well as three other unique South African wines.
The tasting is at 4pm on Sunday 2nd March. Tickets are £15 each, and can be booked by calling 01273 567176, emailing us at email@example.com, or booking online below.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
After the success of our last ‘Call my Bluff’ tasting quiz, we’ve decided to repeat the format, and are inviting teams (ideally of 4 people, but do let us know if you’ll be less or more, and we’ll do our best to fit you in) to come along once again and taste some great wines whilst trying to determine which of us is the best at lying through our teeth! Once again, no prior wine knowledge is necessary, it’s all just a bit of fun - though there are prizes involved, including a booby prize for last place!
We’ll be pouring 6 wines, including a fizz to kick things off, and with each wine our panel of 3 experts will try to convince you that their description is the correct one. Of course, each time, two of the panellists will be bluffing, and it’s up to you to decide which. Extra points will be given for guessing the retail price of each wine, and we’ll ask you to rate each wine before we tell you what it is, so we can see which wines prove most popular when tasted blind. Most, if not all, the wines will be ones we don’t currently stock, so your choices will also help us choose which we should be making a regular feature here. And what’s more, the winning team can choose a bottle of their favourite to take home.
The tasting is at 4pm on Sunday 19th January. Tickets are £15 each, and can be booked by calling 01273 567176, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or booking online using the form below.
Looking forward to seeing you there!