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Mr & Mrs Fine Wine - Picnic Edition

The finest and fizziest, our picnic and alfresco dining.
 |  Katie Hogg  |  Food & Drink

If you’ve become accustomed to English wine during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, why not keep the buzz alive a little longer and get to know some more great wines from some of our best English winemakers?

Sparkling Sensations 

One of our favourite producers right now is Wiston Estate in Sussex which has, among others, the most delicious Non-Vintage Sparkling Rosé, £29.99, which will leave you with a delicious sherbet tang as you sip! Well worth a try this summer and a perfect pairing with a plate of nibbles at a picnic! 

If pink’s not your thing there’s also an exceptional Blanc de Blancs Non-Vintage, £34.99, which is rich, intense, full of baked apricot flavours and has a lovely textured feel and a buttery finish. If you like your sparkling wines with green apple and lemon aromas then the Wiston Brut Non-Vintage, £29.99, could hit the spot! Full of fine bubbles, toasty flavours and a long finish this one also looks the part for any picnic hamper with its striking aqua label! 

Sauvignon from Devon anyone?!

We are big fans of Lyme Bay wines from Devon and particularly its Sauvignon Blanc, £24.99, which has a lovely ripeness of fruit, gooseberries, and a zesty lime finish. This one would work exceptionally well with a simple seafood platter al fresco or even a delicious plate of sushi!   

Tasty treats from further afield.

Warming Portuguese reds for a cool summer’s evening

Portugal is a fantastic country for wine and our triple packs of Rola Reserva, £65, give you a real taste of the well-known Duoro region - at its best! If you are a fan of aromatic red wines that give you a real hit of ripe, dark fruit and vanilla flavour then these stunning wines make a lovely gift for someone special or perhaps as a treat for yourself. Enjoy a glass or two of tasty red to warm yourself up on a cool summer’s evening! 

Barbera to complement your Barbecue

Barbera is one of the best wines you can go for alongside barbecued or marinated meats, and it couldn’t be easier with these ‘bag in box’ wines, £35 each. No bottle opener required for your picnic, just pack a bag, open and pour away!


Welbeck Abbey Brewery Picnic recommendation...

For a picnic beer, Welbeck Abbey Brewery definitely recommend Skylight which is a super easy-drinking continental pale – it’s summer in a bottle!

SKYLIGHT. ABV 4.4%. Units 2.2 A crisp and lightly floral Continental pale.

The Skylight is the palest of beers, brewed with crisp British-grown lager malt. The continental hops used make this a bright and fresh lager-style beer with light floral and grassy tones.

For the full range from Welbeck Abbey Brewery and further details visit: www.welbeckabbeybrewery.co.uk 


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