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There's never been a better time to start making your wine in time for Christmas... & its now its got even cheaper!

For a limited time only starting from the 14th September 2015 - When you buy a California Connoisseur 30 Bottle wine kit, your local retailer will give you a £ 5 voucher off your next kit.

To find your nearest retailer, please click here.

 

If you are having difficulty in finding your local retailer, then give us a call on 01902 353 352 or send us an email, as we are only too happy to help.

 
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WINE - Petit Verdot - Available MARCH 2015

Traditionally used in Bordeaux blends to give colour and aromatics, Petit Verdot produces a bold, well structured wine on its own. Expect intense colour and aromas of vanilla, cedar and smoke, followed by ripe cherry and blackberry flavours. This full bodied wine has warm undertones of mocham firm tannins, and a rich and robust finish.

 

WINE - Pinot Gris - Available APRIL 2015

Look for aromatic of lemon, green apple and subtle floral notes with flavours of fresh-cut pear, mango and tropical fruits. Medium body with a pale straw colour, Oregon’s Pinot Gris boasts zesty balanced by a slight sweetness and lingering finish.

 

WINE - Brunello - Available APRIL 2015

An elegant wine made from Sangiovese grapes with a deep garnet hue, full body and velvety texture. Aromas of leather, cranberry, tobacco, and rich flavours of ripe cherry with a hint of earthiness define and this clasiic Italian wine style. Smooth tannis and ripe fruit driven characteristics make this well balanced with a silky finish

REGION

Located in the southern centre of the state, just across from the Cascade Mountains, Yakima Valley is home to some of Washington’s oldest vineyards. With a balance of warm days, cool nights, and controlled water, the Yakima Valley produces fully mature fruit. The valley received les than 150mm of rain per year so the vines rely on irrigation which growers can control, resulting in fruit with great concentration and flavour.

  

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Willamette Valley is the largest wine growing region in Oregon and is surrounded by the Columbia River, the Oregon Coast Range, and the Cascade Mountains. The valley is mild year-round and has the perfect climate for this delicate cool-weather white, the most popular white varietal grown in the valley. Winters are typical cool and wet summers are dry and warm.

  

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Located 120km south of Florence, Montalcinoo is one of the warmest and driest regions within Tuscany, receiving just 700mm of rain on average per year. Montalcino is a small medieval village in the province of Siena, with the wine district centred to the northeast of the village in wooded and hilly terrain. Vineyards are planted on both the North & South facing Slopes

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Experiment with barbecued lamb chops, pork spare ribs, duck, filet mignon and other rich meats. Hearty casseroles and mature hard cheeses such as Parmigiano, Grana Padano and Pecorino Romano also pair well.

 

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Opt for fresh salmon, halibut steaks or shrimp with your Oregon Pinot Gris. A more adventurous match would be spicy curry or Thai noodle dishes or enjoy on it’s own, lightly chilled.

 

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Enjoy with Tuscany’s famous grilled steak florentine, marinated and grilled porobello mushrooms or a rich beef ragu over pappardelle pasta. A charcuterie platter of cured meats and mix of hard cheese is also a perfect match.

 

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WINE - Pinot Noir - Available MAY 2015

Light bodied with soft aromas of cherry, vanilla, and earthy undertones. On the the palate bold flavours of red and black cherry and strawberry are balanced by a touch of mellow spice. This fruity and bright wine is ruby in colour with a smooth, satisfying finish.

 

WINE - Volcanic Red - Available JUNE 2015

Three classic Chilean varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and Merlot make this bold, full bodied blend erupting with sweet fruit flavours from the Cabernet Sauvignon, spicy and earthy notes from the Carmenere, rounded out with soft fruit and chocolate notes from the Merlot Deep red, smooth and balanced , with a lingering finish.

 

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Sonoma Valley is the largest wine growing region in Sonoma Country, Bordered to the west by the Sonoma Mountains and the Mayacams Mountains on the east, the valley is open from North to South, allowing cool air to flow down from the Pacific Ocean and up from the San Pablo Bay. It is know for it’s Pinot Noir which ripens to delicate perfection in the cooler areas close to the San Francisco Bay.

  

 

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The Curico Valley is located in the Central Valley, south of Chile’s capital Santiago. The Mediterranean climate of hot days and cool humid nights is very beneficial for the development of flavour and aroma in wines. The region’s soil is composed of limestone and volcanic rock from the Andes, deposited in the valley over time by the rivers. The combination of he climate and soil are ideal for growing all three varieties found in the Volcanic Red.

 

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Light enough to pair with salmon but complex enough to pair with meats such as duck. Enjoy with pizza, any mushroom based dishes or with cheeses such as Camembert or Gruyere.

   

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Serve with roasted or grilled meats such as lamb, beef or chicken. Indian curry, mushroom risotto, or Spanish Paella are also great matches. Try cheeses like blue, Asiago, with this bold Chilean blend.

 

 

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Raspberry & Mango

Smooth on the palate, medium sweet this Cider is refreshing and crisp. Fruity and jammy, its complimented deliciously by the sweet mango.

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Peach & Passion Fruit

Good level of sweet verse dry, the sweet peach is lifted on your palate by a tangy passion fruit finish, with two flavours complimenting each other well in this winning combination.

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Strawberry & Lime

Smooth, fruity and sweet - this Cider is deliciously drinkable. It is made even more delightful by ending with a tangy citrus burst which balances out the flavours in perfect harmony and adds wonderful sharpness to the drink.

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Starter Kits are the easiest way to get you brewing.

Containing all the "bits & bobs" so the only thing you have to do is Brew!

Your retailer can help you chose the best kit for you....

To get brewing you should sterilise the equipment, add the desired wine or beer kit, wait a few days then transfer to bottles or barrel.

Beers can be brewed for less than 30p per pint. With even the more expensive beer kits being no more than 57p per pint.

Wines can be brewed for less than 84p per bottle. With even the more expensive wine kits being no more than £1.49 per bottle.

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Italian White

A fresh crisp white wine with floral aromas enhanced by melon and tangerine flavours, refreshing and smooth.

Chardonnay

Pale gold in colour, rich and silky in texture. Light citrus flavours combined with peaches and tropical fruits.

Pinot Grigio

A fresh crisp white wine with aromas of flowers and almonds and an elegant light palate which is refreshing and smooth.

Sauvignon Blanc

A clean crisp dry refreshing white wine, best served chilled. Flavours of gooseberry and grass enhance foods such as fish and cheese.

Merlot Blush

If you're not normally a rose drinker this tasty example will convert you. The best of both worlds. Deep in colour yet light and fruity.

Pinot Grigio Blush

At the end of ripening the Pinot Grigio grape turns into a lovely shade of Salmon Pink. This aids a lovely fresh crisp light coloured rose, floral hints of Strawberry and Cherry makes this rose a real hit.

 

Italian Red

This medium bodied wine has a pleasant, fresh bouquet with aromas of dark cherry and plum. Very easy on the palate with light tannins and smooth finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon

A full bodied red with aromas of fresh, ripe blackberries and blackcurrants and a long, lingering spicy palate.

Merlot

Showing a lively bouquet of plum, blueberry and hits of blackcurrant on the nose, the palate is beautifully rounded, soft and juicy.

Shiraz

A bold spicy red wine with a deep purple colour with flavours of blackberry and plum, with a hint of black pepper and dark chocolate. Server with grilled meats, beef stew or pizza.

Spanish Rojo

Full Bodied deep red colour with hints of Vanilla and oak.

A powerful but smooth red, perfectly balanced with the subtle textures of fine-grained tannins.


  

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