It’s not all beer and cider at the festival! We also have a Wine, Prosecco & Pimms bar run by local wine retailer Bin 21.
Since joining our festival in 2013, Paddy from Bin 21 has helped us to develop a high quality wine bar for the festival with a really fantastic range of good quality and interesting wines to try.
In 2014 we introduced Pimms and lemonade for the first time, which went down well with the nice weather we were blessed with. We intend to offer that again in 2016 for those who prefer something more fruity and summery – perfect for a warm afternoon or early evening as the sun sets!
We look forward to a fantastic selection again in 2018. Below is the wine list from 2017 which will be updated nearer the time of the festival.
Sauvignon Blanc –South Africa
A South African Sauvignon with gooseberry flavours and crisp acidity. Softness is the key, making this “New World” wine an easy drinking non acidic triumph !
Pinot Grigio – Italy
A crisp dry pinot grigio with soft lemon flavours and very well balanced, gentle acidity making it good with or without food .
A medium to full flavoured Chardonnay from the Southern Hemisphere. This is a dry white with lovely green apple acidity balancing the soft, tropical fruit and hints of vanilla.
Chablis – Burgundy – France (Available by the bottle only) Jadot is one of the best known producers in France. Their wines are consistently good with subtle acidity and a flinty dryness only the French seem to be able to get. A classic wine !
Zinfandel – California
This Zinfandel sweet wine is a fabulous pink colour, bursting with summer fruits of strawberry and raspberry with hints of passion fruit.
Pinot Grigio Rosé – Italy
This is a soft dry rosé with hints of raspberry and gentle melon flavours. It is perfect on its own to drink with friends !
Cabernet Sauvignon – South Africa
A South African Cabernet Sauvignon with bags of up-front summer fruit of Blackcurrant and Raspberry. Very easy to drink with no tannins or dryness.
Shiraz – Australia
This is a great light bodied Shiraz giving loads of fruit and warmth from this spicy grape full of dark Cherry flavour. A lovely all-rounder with or without food with its soft tannins and medium finish.
Merlot –- Chile
This medium bodied Merlot has soft plum flavours and is very easy drinking without the dryness that sometimes mask the flavour of this popular grape. A great quaffer !!
Chateau Gachon St. Emilion – Bordeaux (Available by the bottle only) Classic French claret from a producer that has won many awards. This Typical Bordeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon has rich summer fruits of plum and blackcurrant with a hint of oak on the finish. A soft gentle wine with a note of complexity.
Prosecco DOC Vidor Spumante (Available by the bottle only)
All that a good prosecco should be: fruity, fun and easy drinking. This is now a firm favourite with all who love summer bubbles….particularly in a field full of friends !!
And remember we will also have Pimms & Lemonade if you want a longer drink!
bin 21 is Northumberland’s largest independent retailer of wines, spirits, fine cigars and beers. It is the only dedicated Wine Merchant & off-licence in both Morpeth and Hexham.