There's a real loud buzz around the up-and-coming wines from the Eastern Med and we're going to investigate! This tasting will discover mouthwatering indigenous and international grape varieties from Lebanon, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Croatia and Slovenia all available through Marks & Spencers.
M&S was named Decanter Wine Magazine's Supermarket of the Year 2012 due to the diverse range of high quality wines. "M&S are trialling exciting, Mediterranean wines made from wild and woolly varieties. I hope 150-year-old Château Ksara's offering stays. Made from mostly Syrah vines, topped up with a one-third dollop of cabernet franc and a one-fifth dash of cabernet sauvignon, this French oak-aged red oozes classy, truffley, gamey style with the zingy, barbecue-friendly fruit that you'd expect from both cabernets." (Jane MacQuitty, The Times. July 2012)
This is a excellent opportunity to taste a host of great value wines from one of the leading supermarkets for wine ranges.
Wines on Tasting (12):
Domaines des Tourelles Blanc, Lebanon (45% Chardonnay, 40% Voignier & 15% Muscat d'Alexandrie)Atlantis Santorini, Greece (90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani & 5% Athiri)Lefkes Moschofilero Peleponese, Greece (100% Moschofilero)Barkan Classic Sauvignon Blanc, Israel (100% Sauvignon Blanc)Sevilen Sauvignon Blanc, Turkey (100% Sauvignon Blanc)Pilato Malvasia Istarski, Croatia (100% Malvazija Istarska)Golden Valley Grasevina, Croatia (100% Grasevina)Quercus Pinot Bianco, Slovenia (100% Pinot Bianco)Reds (5):
Chateau Ksara Clos St Alphonse, Lebanon (50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon)Cadet de Ka, Lebanon (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot & 5% Syrah)Red on Black Agiortiko Nemea, Geece (100% Agiortiko)Binyamina Merlot, Israel (100% Merlot)Anfora Trio, Turkey (40% Shiraz, 40% Kalecik Karasi & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon)A special discount code will be given to all attendees so you can go forth and purchase affordably!