We started out with a selection of 45 wines when we opened in April, offering 15 by the glass at the height of summer!

Then it crept up to 80 odd by September, and somehow I find myself with a list of over 120 to choose from. Demand and interest from customers, and their willingness to try something different, has made the list far more interesting and varied than originally anticipated…

…of course there are familiar names and ‘Go to’ wines that people want, but there are a few that were lesser known and have fast become favourites with our customers, such as ‘Boa Vida’ produced by Dona Matilde from the Douro in Portugal using Touriga Franca & Touriga Nacional grapes; a great big juicy red wine. Roussane Grapes featuring in wines from the Savoie and the delicious, Bio, Côtes Du Rhone from M.Chapoutier, as well as the biggest surprise of all White Port in the shape of Baronesa De Vilar’s white port (Gouveio) from Porto the heartbeat of port.

During the Autumn & winter months we have reduced our wine by the glass offerings to 11: 5 whites 5 reds and a rose, along with prosecco and champagne, and of course Port and Sherry, so still plenty to choose from. As we have done since the start we shall rotate the wines by the glass on a regular basis but keeping the most popular on the list eg the Malbec!

We are not just all about wine we do have a selection of bottled beers, Whiskies, Gins and other spirits most of which are local/Scottish plus an array of soft drinks

For fear of you falling asleep we won’t list all 120 plus of our wines but below is an early Spring top 10 well worth a try and like our rotation by the glass we will suggest a few more every couple of months.

Early Spring Top 10

Grape, Region, Country, Producer/Name

Price per bottle

Pinotage, Western Cape, Tulbagh, North of Paarl, South Africa 'Rijks Touch'  ’18

£39

Opening up this current Top 10 the most popular wine we have had out by the glass since the start of December ’21. It was was the stand out wine on our first ticketed tasting on the 25th Nov and has landed a spot in my top 10 favourite wines… it is not what you would expect from a Pinotage! No longer that Marmite choice! Juicy red berries, with hint of a chocolate aftertaste. It has out stripped all other wines during the months of December, January & February!  It is simply delicious!!


Riesling, Pflaz, Germany, Reichsrat Von Buhl, 'Bone Dry Riesling' '20

£36

With International Riesling day on the 13th March it is only right that we should have a 100% Riesling in this Spring Top Ten. As it says on the tin… It’s dry with plenty of acidity, sharp lemons spring to mind. Until 1952 the Von Buhls controlled 200 hectares of vines and woodland, but with no inheritors the land was gradually being sold off until it was rescued in 2005 by the late Achim Niederberger who wanted to re-focus on the quality.


Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain Heredad Chavarri ’20 Vegan

£30

Another popular Albarino from Spain’s North West, loads of ‘apples & pears’ with a dry mineral finish. I love an Albariño any time of the year and while stocks last this one will keep coming out by the glass for the immediate future.


Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia, Cleanskin, ‘Limestone Coast’ ‘19

£29

This month sees the first time a Chardonnay has been out by the glass, and very nice it is too, forget the 80’s & 90’s of over oaked Oz heaviness, this is full of fresh citrus, a pleasant all round medium white wine. Don’t let the ‘ABC’ motto make the decision for you. As it’s out by the glass you can of course include it in a tasting flight… I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!


Touriga Franca/Touriga Nacional, Douro, Quinta Dona Matilde, Boavida ’19

£32

A favourite at a Staff tasting, a growing favourite of our customers when out by the glass, loads of fun, a succulent juicy wine!


Gouveio, Douro Valley, Porto, North Potrugal, Baronesa de Vilar – White Port

£5.50 by the glass

I’m including this White Port as ever since we have made it available, it has become a favourite with many customers especially in the flights. A favourite pre Sunday Lunch drink (slightly chilled) with those from the North of Portugal. Not as well known as it’s ruby red cousin but a lovely sweet hit, alternates as a desert wine. A recent Portuguese visitor stated that is was as a good as some of the better known brands of white ports out there…So a local recommendation!


Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon, Mclaren Vale, Australia, Some Young Punks. ‘Passion has Red Lips’ ‘20

£38

Part of the Shiraz Trilogy we have from these guys, (Shiraz being the most popular grape in Australia) they never disappoint! Bold and quite dry it oozes Blackcurrant/Brambles with a typically peppery aftertaste. Probably very good with a cigar if you like a cigar!

And if you like this one I guarantee you’ll like the other two on offer.


Malbec, Cahors, France, Château du Caillau, 2018

£29

We had to have a Malbec here somewhere, not necessarily Argentinian, but from the original home of Malbec – Cahors. I have been lucky enough to have worked with this wine for years for use at events and it has never disappointed. We even threw it out there by the glass in May for a short while and it was very popular with customers. Verging on dry, but a softer wine. Plenty of the dark purple fruit tastes you would expect from a Malbec along with those oaky/leather undertones …but slightly different from Argentinian Malbec.

Limited stocks available as currently not easy to get hold of.


Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Petit Verdot, Bordeaux, France Haut Médoc, Reflets de Cissac ’17

£38

I couldn’t really not include a classic Bordeaux style when recommending autumnal wines, this one from the most popular and famous region, where only red wines are allowed to be made! The is a second wine of Cru Bourgeois Château Cissac in the northern Médoc, and it is a true second wine in that it is made from barrels which didn’t make the cut for the grand vin. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, it has lovely perfumed black fruits, good plummy complexity and a moreish, mineral finish. Keen price point too.


Cremant de Bourgogne, Pinot Noir, Brut P100 Blanc de Noir, Simonnet Febvre

£42

Last but not least a Fizz and very fitting this one is too… as good as some champagne, made with the same grapes, made the same way, the difference – it can’t be called champagne! For those of you who like a fizz this is a great treat, step up from Prosecco its worth it. I am confident you will not be disappointed!


Grape, Region, Country, Producer/Name

Price per bottle

Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black. The word pine alludes to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit.
£30

Malbec

Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark colour and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine.
£30

Deep red

Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark colour and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine.
£30

Deep red

Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark colour and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine.
£30

Chablis

The Chablis region is the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavours less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates.
£30

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage and blanc due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin.
£25

Salmon tartar

Basil sour cream, horseradish oil, marinated radish, kale chips & warm red onion jam.
$30

Beef Burger

Chevre Noir, dill tomato, roasted onion mayo, arugula, Quebec Wagyu’s beef bacon, crispy potato & dijonase.
$25

Demi-poulet de Cornouailles

Portuguese spices rub, radicchio, lentil & aragula salad, goat cheese, whole grain mustard dressing.
$35

Grilled Calmari

Salsa Verde yogurt, quinoa, nappa cabbage, beet and fennel salade, pomegranate molasses dressing.
$20

Wine Flights

As well as the wine by the glass we offer a 3 x 50ml flight of any 3 of the wines that are opened for by the glass drinking, including Ports & Sherry.

However, we do not include the Fizz’s or any blackboard specials that may be on.

Flights £7.50 last flight departs at 22:00 daily.

Magnum Night

Every third Friday of the Month will be Magnum night. Why a magnum? Well the bigger the bottle the better the wine keeps, and it’s just not always convenient to open a magnum or bigger when just two of you, so on these Fridays we will crack open a magnum or two depending on popularity to sell by the glass! Now there is treat to look forward to!

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