What We’re Drinking – August 2022

At The Oxford Wine Company we spend our days surrounded by thousands of delicious wines, spirits and beers. But which of them do we decide to drink at home? This new series of emails will reveal all, pointing you in the direction of the hidden gems in our range.

Neil Gladding, Sales Director

Domaine Foncastel Picpoul de Pinet – £11.50

The Chablis of the south! Lip-smacking acidity with tons of fruit.
Perfect for a summer afternoon in the garden.

Manda Joyce, Wine Advisor

Quinta do Soalheiro Alvarinho, Q Soahleiro – £19.50

While on holiday this week I spotted this in a tiny, select wine bar in Porto, so it has to be my choice! Fresh and peachy, perfect for hot weather sipping.

Tom Brady, Shop Manager & Spirits Specialist

Chateau de Montgueret  Tete de Cuvee Saumur – £17.50

We chose this as our wedding wine and ended up with six bottles left over that we’ve been consuming really rather rapidly! It’s perfect in the sunshine offering thirst-quenching acidity and notes of stone fruit, white flowers and the slightest hint of biscuitiness.

Aljoscha Wright, Head of Buying & Logistics

Vinos del Viento Garnacha Old Vines, Campo de Borja – £13.50

It’s well known that I love Garnacha but this one has real appeal and is drinking excellently. The older vines contribute concentration and depth, the well-balanced acidity prevents any jammy character, and the velvet tannins make this the perfect wine for any occasion. It’s brilliant slightly chilled if the day gets too hot!

Tim Bradley, Trade Sales & WSET Educator

Domaine Hatzimichalis Alfega Lefkos Malagousia/Robola/Sauvignon – £15.50

Delicious blend of local white grapes delivering ripe flavours of creamy peach and lemon pith with a hint of green fruits from the additional dash of Sauvignon Blanc. The backbone of crisp acidity makes it a refreshing aperitif or goes brilliantly with salads. I’m drinking it just before a late summer jaunt to Greece to remind me what’s in store!

Katy Barker, Retail Marketing Manager

Oliver Zeter Grauburgunder, Pfalz – £16.00

A winner of a wine! Wonderfully rounded and rich with ripe juicy pears and royal gala apples. It’s a perfect accompaniment for food – especially slightly richer dishes

Mark Warde-Aldam, Shop Manager

Obra Prima Malbec, Familia Cassone, Mendoza – £19.00

My favourite of all our Malbecs.  Concentrated and ripe fruit, with notes of chocolate and violet. Well worth spending that little bit more for!