Sunday Aug 31st, 4pm. Argentina tasting: along the Andes

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!

Tickets: £15.00 
Available from: call us on (01273) 567176, email shop@tengreenbottles.com or purchase online below.
Event date: Sunday 31st August
Event time: 4pm

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Here at Ten Green Bottles we have always had a vision. That vision was to provide excellent, interesting and artisan wines at accessible prices. Over the years we have evolved, starting with only independently sourced wine from Italy, France, Germany, Spain and England, we have now (with the help from innovative suppliers and friends) managed to place within the shop bizarre and wonderful wines from as far as Chile and New Zealand.
We are constantly looking for wines to change peoples perceptions and wines we love to drink ourselves, we strive to provide; traditional, cult, vegan, biodynamic and natural wines as part of our stock, along with the best quality wines we can find worldwide. 

We also trust your opinions, if you want something, let us know! We always like to hear about new wines, plus we can’t really stop talking about wine…

Next time you are in ask us about some of our most interesting stock, or if you fancy we can even provide a box of 6 with a 5% discount. 


Wine Pictured: 
Crozes-Hermitage (France): £21.50
Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir (Oregon): £19.00
Framingham Pinot Noir (New Zealand): £19.00
Txakoli (Basque Country-Spain): £14.00
Davenport (England): £17.00
De Martino Single Vineyard Carmenere (Chile): £24.00
Beaujolais (France): £15.00
Belloti (Italy): £14.50
Saumur Cabernet Franc (France): £12.00

Here at Ten Green Bottles we have always had a vision. That vision was to provide excellent, interesting and artisan wines at accessible prices. Over the years we have evolved, starting with only independently sourced wine from Italy, France, Germany, Spain and England, we have now (with the help from innovative suppliers and friends) managed to place within the shop bizarre and wonderful wines from as far as Chile and New Zealand.
We are constantly looking for wines to change peoples perceptions and wines we love to drink ourselves, we strive to provide; traditional, cult, vegan, biodynamic and natural wines as part of our stock, along with the best quality wines we can find worldwide.

We also trust your opinions, if you want something, let us know! We always like to hear about new wines, plus we can’t really stop talking about wine…

Next time you are in ask us about some of our most interesting stock, or if you fancy we can even provide a box of 6 with a 5% discount.


Wine Pictured:
Crozes-Hermitage (France): £21.50
Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir (Oregon): £19.00
Framingham Pinot Noir (New Zealand): £19.00
Txakoli (Basque Country-Spain): £14.00
Davenport (England): £17.00
De Martino Single Vineyard Carmenere (Chile): £24.00
Beaujolais (France): £15.00
Belloti (Italy): £14.50
Saumur Cabernet Franc (France): £12.00

After months of asking, we finally have back in stock the much loved Traviata from the fantastic Domaine de la Paleine in Saumur. 
Fully embracing of vintage variation (each vintage is vinified in order to showcase the best of what the year has to offer, followed by naming it after a classic opera), this one off Chenin-Blanc has become a Ten Green Bottles classic. Full of honey-dew melon and grapefruit, this off-dry vintage is incredibly well balanced and one we wish we could keep drinking for a while to come.


However, having checked with the winery they are down to the last of this stock, so sadly this may be the last bite of the cherry for this wine. 


This bottle is selling at £14 (a bargain surely!) and we have it in stock now!


For those of you who are fans of drier Chenin-Blanc we do have in stock the following vintage ‘Toccata’, at the same price, in which the year called for a much drier style.

After months of asking, we finally have back in stock the much loved Traviata from the fantastic Domaine de la Paleine in Saumur.
Fully embracing of vintage variation (each vintage is vinified in order to showcase the best of what the year has to offer, followed by naming it after a classic opera), this one off Chenin-Blanc has become a Ten Green Bottles classic. Full of honey-dew melon and grapefruit, this off-dry vintage is incredibly well balanced and one we wish we could keep drinking for a while to come.


However, having checked with the winery they are down to the last of this stock, so sadly this may be the last bite of the cherry for this wine.


This bottle is selling at £14 (a bargain surely!) and we have it in stock now!


For those of you who are fans of drier Chenin-Blanc we do have in stock the following vintage ‘Toccata’, at the same price, in which the year called for a much drier style.

Next tasting: Sunday July 13th, 4pm. Italian wine with Passione Vino

Now sold out!

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

Some photos from the relaunch of Two Kats and a Cow art gallery that we sponsored recently. A wine tasting there coming soon!

A few places left on our group tasting for tomorrow night (Saturday 29.3)…

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 shop@tengreenbottles.com to book!

'Dalla Cia', Stellenbosch, South Africa Tasting: Sunday 2nd March, 4pm

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 shop@tengreenbottles.com, or booking online below.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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'Call my Bluff' Wine Tasting Event: Sunday 19th January, 4pm

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 shop@tengreenbottles.com, or booking online using the form below.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Happy New Year.

Well, what a year 2013 was! We ended with a bang, 3 magnums of Ridgeview 2000 Blanc de Blancs was consumed (lovely!) and after a short break we are back open and back to business as usual. This month we have another Call My Bluff Challenge on the 19th of January, more info about this soon, but I can tell you  now it is £15 p/h and starts at 4pm!

We would also like to let customers know that we are continuing our discounts on cases of wine (any 6, can be mixed), so if you need to restock after Christmas pop in and let us talk you through some of our new exciting stock.


Speaking of the new stock… Tastings! For those of you have been in for tastings before, or just putting it off because you haven’t had the time, don’t hesitate. Our tastings always include different wines, so you won’t end up trying the same thing twice. Also don’t worry, we won’t be asking you to spit (unless you want to), we thoroughly endorse wine drinking! Private tastings start from just two people this could definitely be a way to perk you out of those January Blues.


Finally thank you so much for your custom over the past 3 years, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. We hope you enjoy our upcoming plans for this year as much as we will!

From all at Ten Green Bottles.
Happy New Year.

Well, what a year 2013 was! We ended with a bang, 3 magnums of Ridgeview 2000 Blanc de Blancs was consumed (lovely!) and after a short break we are back open and back to business as usual. This month we have another Call My Bluff Challenge on the 19th of January, more info about this soon, but I can tell you now it is £15 p/h and starts at 4pm!

We would also like to let customers know that we are continuing our discounts on cases of wine (any 6, can be mixed), so if you need to restock after Christmas pop in and let us talk you through some of our new exciting stock.


Speaking of the new stock… Tastings! For those of you have been in for tastings before, or just putting it off because you haven’t had the time, don’t hesitate. Our tastings always include different wines, so you won’t end up trying the same thing twice. Also don’t worry, we won’t be asking you to spit (unless you want to), we thoroughly endorse wine drinking! Private tastings start from just two people this could definitely be a way to perk you out of those January Blues.


Finally thank you so much for your custom over the past 3 years, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. We hope you enjoy our upcoming plans for this year as much as we will!

From all at Ten Green Bottles.