April has been a most frenetic month for the wine trade, and for those of you who have managed to miss it, the Bordeaux 2012 have finally been released. It has probably not escaped your notice that this has gone off like a damp squib, and in fact despite many very pleasant wines being produced, it was an expensive harvest with low yields. There is also a huge amount of 2011 unsold, and 2010, and very soon 2013 will be pushed through the pipes, so it may well do to hold off for a few months and see how the markets stabilise before putting your money into the wines. This month Caviste will be supporting both our own Barnaby Smith and Smith Gore’s Fin Hughes on their adventures to raise money for Walking with the Wounded, a superb cause that you can read about in more detail below; as well as hosting a tasting at the excellent Hawk Conservancy in Amport. New wines are tumbling in, if you have not tasted our rosé selection yet please do, we have some delicious wines here, and we still have a little of the excellent Bourgogne Rouge from Deliance left if you hurry.
Finally, we hope to see you at the Caviste Spring Tasting at the Cross Barn in Odiham on Saturday 11th May 10.30 til 2,30pm, entry free of charge.
David Way is a Hampshire-based wine writer with a particular interest in the wines of Italy and France but is happy to try wines of all shapes and sizes. He has taught wine appreciation classes in Tuscany, runs Andover Wine Friends with his wife Janet and is the chief contributor to his website www.winefriend.org He has recently completed his WSET Diploma and won the Champagne scholarship for 2013. He is never happier than in good company in a vineyard or winery with a glass in hand.
David has written a piece revealing his view on 'The Old Spain'. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
HAWK CONSERVANCY TASTING
Thursday 9th May 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Hawk Conservancy, Andover, SP11 8DY
We still have tickets left for our mini Spring tasting at the Hawk Conservancy next Thursday. Tickets £10 each with 50% going to the charity. Join us to taste some great new wines and meet some of the feathered residents.
To book call 01256 770397 or email email@example.com
CAVISTE SPRING TASTING
Caviste customers are all welcome to the beautiful Tudor Cross Barn off the Odiham High Street to taste 24 Wines for Spring Drinking whether for 'sunny al fresco' or ' wines for a rainy Sunday' . We shall create a special space for our recent Spanish imports and, of course, our range of exciting ross. There is no charge for entry though please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday May 11th,11.00am to 3.00pm, The Cross Barn, Odiham, RG29 1JX
REGENT TAILORING TASTING
Friday May 17th: 530pm - 830pm
Venue: Regent Tailoring, Salisbury. SP1 2PH
Free of Charge
May 9th: Hawk Conservancy Tasting
May 11th: Caviste Spring tasting
Arrivals and Departures