We don't like to stand still at Whitmore & White so we're always on the lookout for new and interesting wine, spirits, beer and food. Following a bit of a spring clean of our wine range, we're pleased to welcome three fantastic new wines just in from Italy - a pair of Lugana whites and a tantalising Chianti Classico from Tuscany.
Those of you who shop with us in Frodsham will know Katy, but you may not know that as well as working at Whitmore & White, she and husband Dave also import an outstanding range of wine from New Zealand, all of which you will find on our shelves. Katy was in New Zealand just before lockdown happened visiting one of our favourite wine producers
We're thrilled to welcome two new bottles of fabulous New Zealand fizz to Whitmore & White this spring, so we asked Toni Fyvie, European Sales Manager at HÃHÃ Wine to give us an introduction to the wines and the makers! We can't explain in words quite how fantastic this stuff really is, you're just going to have to try it. And at just £14.95, you should probably try both!
With grocery purchasing going into hyperdrive at the moment, many of the supermarkets are running low on goods and restricting customer access. So, if you don't fancy the queues or even the virtual queues with supermarket websites, take a look at these fantastically super alternative wines to some of the supermarket staples. Yes, they may be a little bit more expensive but quality always shines through.
Have you ever wondered how best to store your wine at home? The reality is you don't need a grand cellar with vaulted ceilings (although who wouldn't want one?) but if you're serious about your wine and want it properly kept, you need to find somewhere better than under the stairs! We've joined up with
These wonderful wines are made by sister and brother team, Heidi and Roman, at Weingut Pfaffl in the Weinviertel region of Austria, in certified sustainable vineyards around Vienna (or Mozartworld as Disney would have it!). Their range of wines have won more awards than you can shake a stick at and they were recently voted European Winery of the Year - and it's easy to see why.
One of the latest additions to our wine portfolio are the Ranch 32 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Scheid Family. The name Ranch 32 relates to the place where Al Scheid (pictured with the Scheid family and team) planted his first vines in California's Monterrey County in 1972. At the time, winemaking was still in its infancy in California
Port and cheese is just so quintessentially British isn't it? And it's never more so than at Christmas time when sales of both sky-rocket! Putting the festive tradition aside for a minute, with the style ranging from white Port, through aged Tawny styles and onto single vineyard and vintage Ports, there's no reason why Port shouldn't be consumed at any time of year! And with the wealth
I'm sure you'll agree that nothing screams Christmas like Plum Sake. What? You've never even heard of Plum Sake?!! Fair enough, nor had I until a few years ago, but now, along with Bing Crosby, Burgundy, and Star Wars Lego, it's on my Christmas essentials list.
Christmas tunes: some people love them, some people not so much. Personally, if I never hear Mariah Carey's cash cow again that would be just fine! But I ain't no humbug; I love a bit of 'Winter Wonderland', East 17's cringy 'Stay Another Day' makes me feel bewilderingly nostalgic, and I get misty-eyed at the final verse of 'Fairytale Of New York'.