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Award Winning Wines of The Month!

Just in time for Summer, the Decanter World Wine Awards have been announced and we’ve got a very special offer on our AWARD WINNING Deutz Champagne.

The Decanter World Wine Awards are held every year and celebrate the very finest in winemaking. Over 16,000 wines were entered to be judged blind by 240 of the world’s best winetasters and sommeliers.

This year is cause for a double celebration as both the Deutz Brut Classic and the Deutz Rose Champagnes have been awarded Bronze medals.

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The Deutz Brut Classic scored 88/100 and was noted to have dynamic aromas of crab apple, quince, pear and gentle smokiness.

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The Deutz Rose also scored 88/100 and was said to be aromatic with fresh strawberries, cranberries with lovely ripe citrus fruits and honey. A crisp and vibrant palate with cherry fruit and a little earthiness.

So, throughout August, September and October , enjoy 20% off these two fantastic champagnes!

We’ll drink to that.

For more information about the Decanter World Wine Awards click here.

To check out the Deutz Brut Classic click here.

To check out the Deutz Rose click here.

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Introducing Our Wine of the Month: Deutz Brut Rose Champagne

We’d like to introduce you to something special – our wine of the month.

Each month we’ll be highlighting one of our fine wines or spirits and offering you a fantastic saving on the RRP.

This month, romance is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with our Deutz Brut Rose Champagne. This fabulous pink champagne is created by Deutz, one of the oldest members of the prestigious Club des Grandes Marques. Deutz have been producing champagnes since 1838 and have won international acclaim for their refined and elegant wines. Deutz is based in the Ay region of Champagne, notable for vineyards classified as Grand Cru (100%) according to Champagne Vineyard Classification.

The harvest for this Champagne is completed by hand over a 10-day period, generally between mid-September and mid-October with careful attention paid to the ripeness and health of the grapes. The grapes are pressed using automatic and traditional Coquard basket presses, and only the first press, the cuvée, is used before ageing on the lees for around three years.

The Deutz Brut Rose Champagne is a blend of the finest Pinot Noir grands crus, with a touch of Chardonnay. With fine bubbles, a strong pink hue and notes of strawberries, raspberries and cherries this is a delicious, well-balanced champagne. This Champagne comes in a beautiful Deutz presentation box.

So spoil a loved one (and your wallet) with our fabulous champagne at a fabulous price of £37.99 (saving £5 off the RRP). Available right now, here.

Charles’ Ultimate Gift Buying Guide

At Charles Rose Wines, we make finding the perfect Christmas gift easy. Whether it’s a fine wine, aged port or a vintage champagne, we have a fantastic range of perfect presents this Christmas.

If you are unsure of what is the best choice for that special someone this Christmas, why not have a look at our suggestions for a very merry Christmas.

Dapper Dads (and Grandads)

Quinta do Noval 20 Year Old Tawny Port

Noval 20

This delicious blend of ports is carefully matured in oak casks. The perfect way to round off a delicious Christmas lunch.

Marvellous Mums (and Grandmas)

The Mionetto Sergio Prosecco or Mionetto Rose Sergio Prosecco

 

Whether you opt for the White or the Rose prosecco, mum’s everywhere are bound to love these superb sparkling proseccos from the Veneto and Trentino areas of Italy.

Party Princesses

Deutz Brut Rose Champagne

Deutz Rose

It’s party season and what better way for party princesses to celebrate than with a glass of fabulous pink champagne in hand.

Lovers of all things Vintage

Deutz Brut Vintage 2006 Champagne

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This champagne is a class act. Perfect for those who love the finer things in life.

Quinta do Noval Silval Vintage Port 2005

Noval Silval 2005

A superb vintage port, perfect to enjoy now.

Those who dare to be different

Quinta do Noval White Port

Noval White

Perfect for those who love to try new things.

Gonzalez Byass 12 Anos Palo Cortado Sherry

Sherry

While Sherry used to be reserved for the Christmas trifle, this wine is not just for Christmas and is certainly on trend this year.

The Wine Aficionado

The Around the World Mixed Case

Case The Aroud The World

If you can’t decide between white or red, then our Around the World case will do the job for you. A great way for wine aficionado’s to sample a wide range of wines.

Organic Foodies/Gin Lover

Forest Gin, Premium London Gry Gin

Gin

This award winning gin is hand-crafted in small batches and is made with organic certified botanicals foraged from Macclesfield Forest.

If you would like any more help, please be sure to email, tweet or connect with us on facebook and our helpful team of wine experts will be sure to point you in the right direction.

Happy hunting!

New Products Launched!!!

At Charles Rose Wines we work hard to bring you top quality wines at fantastic prices and, even if we do say so, we’ve done it again!

We are extremely proud to announce a whole range of fantastic new products. Please allow us to introduce you to them…

Gin

Forest Gin

An exceptional spirit distilled in small batches by husband and wife team, Lindsay and Karl Bond at their distillery in Macclesfield. This fantastic gin is produced using organic juniper berries, coriander seeds and botanicals foraged directly from Macclesfield Forest.

The gin comes in a beautiful screen-printed stoneware bottle with a design created by papercuts artist Suzy Taylor. Each bottle is individually made and is printed by hand. Plus, we’re not the only ones to fall in love with this wonderful gin; it recently scooped Silver in the Ultra Premium Gin category at the Global Gin Masters Competition 2015.

See here for further details.

Noval Silval 2005

Quinta do Noval Silval Vintage Port 2005

Quinta do Noval is one of the top Port houses in the World and produces the internationally renowned Nacionale. The Silval vintages are only declared in very good years and this is an excellent example. This wine also represents superb value for money compared to other vintage ports.

Snap it up here.

Sherry

Gonzalez Byass 12 Años Palo Cortado Sherry

This fantastic sherry comes from the Jerez D.O. in Spain and is made from handpicked Palomino grapes. The grapes are lightly pressed before being fermented in stainless steel vats, which are then aged for 12 years in North American Oak barrels. This sherry is for life, not just for Christmas!

Click here for more information.

Tosti Prosecco Brut Atelie

Tosti Prosecco Brut Atelie DOC

For seven generations the Bosca family have been producing wines in the Asti region of Piedmont, Italy. This prosecco is fun and refreshing and to the best of our knowledge, they are the only producer to create a bottle with a naval (see below)!

Get yourself a fizztastic time here.

Tosti Pinot Grigio Rose

Tosti Pinot Grigio Rose Sparkling Wine

Produced by the same Bosca family described above, this elegant and smooth sparkling wine is the perfect with chicken, white meats and fish. The bottle features the famous Tosti naval!

Available here.

For more details about these, and our other fantastic wines and spirits, please see our website. Happy drinking!

Deutz Rose Champagne, perfect for a celebration with fizz!

It’s a girl!

The birth of a new baby is always a wonderful excuse for a celebration – and the birth of a new princess is certainly no exception!

In the days since the birth of Princess Charlotte a number of companys have joined in the celebrations with special creations and giveaways. From a chocolate pram made by Cadbury to free entry to theme parks, the celebrations look set to continue. Lucky girls named Charlotte can even enjoy a free glass of house wine at Bierkeller, Manchester on Friday and Saturday.

Despite not being legally entitled to drink alcohol for more than 17 years, the new princess has even had a cocktail created in her honour. Visitors to Tiger Hornsby in Newcastle will be able to buy a special blend of Veuve Cliquot Champagne, Bitter Truth Elderflower Liqueur and pomegranate syrup.

Souvenir hunters will be on the hunt for unusual memorabilia. For Rioja lovers, the focus will be on vintages from this year. In 1982, the year both Kate Middleton and Prince William were born, the Rioja vintage was rated excellent. Here’s hoping the 2015 can live up to expectations, but we’ll just have to wait to find out.

And this is just to celebrate the birth. Just as with Prince George, we’re sure that Charlotte will be inundated with gifts at her christening. Our personal top pick would be a bottle of vintage port which can be saved to enjoy on her 18th birthday.

In the meantime though, we simply propose to toast our newest princess with a glass of Deutz rose champagne! Perfect for princesses everywhere (royal or otherwise).

Forget About White Wine Sending Women Loopy! Does It Even Actually Exist?

Does white wine send women loopy? Does it even exist? It’s not an existential question, this is a wine blog after all!

The commonly held belief is that red and white wine grapes are fundamentally different because white wine grapes lack the pigment that turns red wine grapes red.

However, an article in New Scientist seems to refute this. It turns out that white wine grapes do contain the same pigments in red wine grapes, anthocyanins, just in far lower concentrations.

This explains why some bottles that are intended to be white wine, can actually come out with a tint of rosé.

So, if white wine grapes are just red wine grapes with lower concentrations of anthocyanins, do we really only have red wine grapes? Do we only really have wine grapes? Does white wine even exist?! Thats as much pondering on that subject as we are prepared to do.

Turning to the bigger story of late, the Daily Mail’s story that white wine turns women crazy! The Telegraph has a more balanced approach, as you might expect, to addressing this particular urban legend.

Decide for yourself, but know this, if white wine does send you (or anyone you know regardless of gender) crazy then its highly probable red wine would also have the same effect!

Image is “White Wine” by Quinn Dombrowski is licensed under CC BY 2.0