TILLEY'S WINE NEWS
Fox Creek Wines at the Australian High Commission
Fox Creek wines are proud to be sponsoring and supplying wines for an event at the Australian High Commission on Tuesday 28 May, 2013.
Choreographers and companies performing in the Dublin Dance Festival: Big Island/Small Island will bring together 60 venues and presenters from around London and the UK who present dance. Mike Rann, the new High Commissioner will be hosting the event and will be joined by Meryl Tankard and Anne Dunne from the Sydney Dance Company.
Fox Creek Wines are excited at the opportunity to support Australian arts internationally.
22 May 2013
Celebrate Anzac Day with Fox Creek JSM
This ANZAC day, 25 April, 2013, why not celebrate and acknowledge all those Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations by raising a glass of Australian wine; preferably a glass of Fox Creek JSM, named after World War One army captain and hero, James Stanley Malpas. His family lived in what is now Fox Creek's cellar door cottage and ‘Stan’ (as he was known) carved his initials in the stone lintel above the front door in 1891 when he was 18 years old.
Fox Creek's JSM 2008 is a gallant medal winner after its gallant captain and our top pick for Anzac Day.
24 April 2013
Wollaston Wine Tasting Event
In support of St Mary's Church, Wollaston, Tilley's Wines will be holding a local wine tasting in the Parochial Rooms (College Street, Wollaston) on Friday 19 April at 7:30pm.
We would love you to join us for merriment, wine tasting and cheese. Tickets are available through Nigel Scott on 01933 664043 or email us at email@example.com.
10 April 2013
Fox Creek Beats French Bordeaux in Asian Decanter Wine Awards
Fox Creek has beaten wines from France, California and South Africa to win the Red Bordeaux Varietal International Trophy in the Decanter Asian Wine Awards.
The Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 was among the 2,249 wines tasted for the inaugural Decanter Asian Wine Awards held in Hong Kong at the end of last year. Interestingly, of the 13 trophy winners, six of those were Australian.
The bad news is we don't yet have the 2010 vintage but now for the good news: we have limited stock of the 2008 Reserve Cabernet which is drinking very well. We also have the Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2006 which has won a whole host of medals including: Gold at the Japan Wine Challenge (2009), Best in Class at the International Wine Competition (2009), Gold at the Decanter World Wine Awards (2009), Gold at International Wine Challenge (2009). Excuse the pun but it'a a real winner.
04 April 2013
Oz Bounces Back ...
In the FT, wine critic Jancis Robinson heralds Australian winemaking and marks the "healthy sign" and that increasingly winemakers are prepared to "step off the well-trodden paths of conventional, by-the-book wine production." Gone are the flabby over oaked Oz Chardonnays, and more often well-travelled vignerons are more likely to use a Burgundian domaine or a Bordeaux chateau to model their style of wine.
None of what we read was new to us at Tilley's Wines. We already know that "Australia is a wonderful source of hand-crafted wines" and we will continue to work hard to seek out the finest artisan producers that value elegant styles of wine to industralised wines.
04 April 2013
New, Independent wine shop opens in Northampton
The Wine Connection is now open in Northampton town centre and the feedback is great from customers who were struggling to find a good old-fashioned, local wine shop.
The shop shares similar principles to Tilley's Wines: they focus on real wine from traditional, family-run vineyards and passionate winemakers around the world. Rather than stocking the usual commercial selections, the shop stocks a huge array of imported wine, three or four pounds cheaper than other retailers. We are proud to say that The Wine Connection stocks a lot of Tilley's Wines, too.
You can find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wine-Connection-Northampton/160270607430588
03 April 2013
Wellingborough Golf Club Tasting Evening
The bar and lounge at Wellingborough Golf Club, now under the leadership of Executive Chef Peter Hall, has re-opened following a luxurious new look. In line with the transformation, Peter has introduced fantastic food and new menus. To complement his food Peter enlisted Tilley's Wines to supply a brand new wine list.
The list offers a choice of eight whites, eight reds, whereby four of each are available by the glass; as well as a Rose and three sparkling wines. To give members an introduction to their new list, Tilley's Wines conducted a tasting of the entire list giving members the opportunity to sample all the wines and discover a bit more about the background for each wine and why it was chosen for their list. It was a very fun evening ahead of the long bank holiday weekend!
03 April 2013
The Benefit of Wine Labels: Chronicle & Echo
Last month, Ivor was asked the value of wine labels and descriptions in his county's newspaper, the Northampton Chonicle & Echo. We hope you agree that they provide an important function to the drinker as we don't all have the palates of experts ... but are ready and willing to practise more!
For the full article please follow the link http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/lifestyle/weekend-life/food-drink/get_a_taste_for_fine_wines_1_2566169
02 May 2011
Supporting Wine Relief at Tilley's Wines
Here at Tilley’s Wines we wanted to get behind Wine Relief 2011, the wine-related fundraising campaign which raises money for great work carried out by Comic Relief in Africa and the UK. From now until Red Nose Day (18 March), Tilley’s Wines will donate 10% of the retail price for all wines sold online during this time. There’s never been a better time to stock up your cellar, fill your fridge and pack you wine rack! www.facebook.com/WineRelief2011
04 March 2011
The Adelaide Review Hot 100
For the second year in a row, we’re chuffed to announce that Hugh Hamilton has made it into the Top 10 of the Adelaide Review Hot 100, this time with their 'The Ratbag' Merlot.
Here are the judges’ comments for 'The Ratbag' Merlot:
“This is a wine where you can taste the leaves, flowers, fruit and the earth. Very ripe with sweet balanced spices and a lovely plum, cake and spice mixture. Well balanced with the fruit to the fore but an intriguing drive of herbaceous tannins which led to an elegant finish with good intensity and length”
The 'The Rascal' Shiraz also made it into the top 100 where the judges commented:
“Lovely rich and ripe aromas and flavours with hints of the exotic in this wine described as fruit swathed in new clothes, plush and the star of the wine. A lifted Jaffa character and elegant finish”
The challenge has now been set, they’re aiming for a “hat trick” next year!
04 March 2011