Exciting news hot off the press………a top wine blogger from the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club has recommended Asda Vintage Champagne 2002 quoting it as a ‘gorgeous Champagne, with properly good biscuity and lemon flavours. Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, it is so much smarter than I expected.’

As well as this, we’re really proud of the fact it has won 2 Gold Medals (Decanter and IWC) and is great value for money at £20.17 – Why not treat your mum to something ‘Extra Special’ this Mother’s Day!

Posted by Alice on 16 March 2012
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The wine team have been to Prowien, they biggest wine trade event in the world! We all flew to Dusseldorf for two nights and lots of wine tasting!

I tasted some great German Rieslings and Austrian Gruner Veltliners.

Here is Alice and Dewi our wine marketers doing a tasting of their own!

There were 7 Halls filled with Wine and Spirit producers, this is an ariel view of just one hall:

I’m already looking forward to going back again next year!

Posted in Aisle Spy Philippa’s Wine Blog on 23 March 2012

Saturday 17th March, customers and colleagues were treated to a number of ‘St Patrick’s Day’ performances in a number of selected stores, from the the winners from our BWS ’Patrick’s Day’ local competition! The winners each received a cash prize and the chance to perform in store on the day – by looking at the photos, you can tell they all really enjoyed signing and dancing to the customers!

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Posted by Alice on 27 March 2012

Our customers have been toasting the recent hot weather with rosé wine, as sales of the pink stuff have increased by 21% compared with last year!

The most popular rosé wines have been Californian White Zinfandel and Italian Rose, as well as The Cube rosé in a box which is perfect for ad hoc BBQs.

We have some great deals on Rose such as Blossom Hill White Zinfandel at £4 and Jacobs Creek Shiraz Rose rolled back from £7.48 to £5.00 – so why not make the most of this summery weather with a chilled glass of rosé…it’s sunshine in a glass!

Posted by Michelle on 28 March 2012