Georgina

Do you ever feel the need during the working day for the crisp, refreshing, thirst- quenching taste that only an ice cold beer can offer but can’t wait until 5pm?

Do you ever wish you could have a quick beer watching the football but you have to pick the kids up from their swimming lesson?

Do you worry about the alcohol content in beer and cider, but you still want to enjoy its wonderful taste?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you’ll definitely want to read this…

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Posted by Georgina on 02 November 2012
Georgina

When: Tuesday 30th October

Where: Dartmouth House, Mayfair, London

I’d been looking forward to Asda’s Autumn Press Tasting ever since I started working in the wine team 2 months ago. It would be my first opportunity to mingle with wine experts, writers and bloggers, some of whom are extremely influential in the world of wine as well as introducing them to our brand new Wine Selection range.

I knew setting up for the event would be a lot of work but I was prepared to carry boxes, open wines and lay them out ready for the journalists to taste.

The tasting took place at Dartmouth House in Mayfair, a spectacular venue used for weddings, corporate events and banquets. With its marble staircases, intricately decorated ceilings and air of sophistication, it was the perfect place to hold the tasting.

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Posted by Georgina on 02 November 2012
Sara

Wine at Asda has changed!


You may have noticed that wine at Asda has changed over the past few weeks.


We have transformed the way that you can shop for wine with us. Introducing tasting notes for all of our wines we have made it really easy for you to find a wine that you will enjoy, taking the risk and confusion out of choosing a new bottle. It will also allow you to be adventurous with the wine that you pick, as you will be able to choose a taste that you know you will enjoy.


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Posted by Sara on 05 November 2012
Georgina


The DB Family Selection Chardonnay from De Bortoli Wines has won the Editors Choice Award for Best Value Chardonnay in the American Snooth People’s Choice Awards. The wine combines crisp acidity and zesty citrus with stone fruit characters balanced with a subtle hint of nutty oak- prefect with pan fried fish. Pick up a bottle today in store or click here to buy online for just £6.98.

Posted by Georgina on 12 November 2012
Georgina

For those of you who have visited one of our stores in the last few weeks you will have noticed our brand new Wine Selection range. We hope you love the new wines as much as we do! It’s never been as easy to find your favourite wines, whether it be a full bodied red, a soft and fruity rose or a crisp and refreshing white – our new tasting notes make choosing a new wine simple and enjoyable.

But for those of you who are looking for a little more inspiration and enjoy shopping from the comfort of your own home – then don’t worry, we have that covered too! Our brand new Wine Selection website launched last week – and it’s jam packed full of information and inspiration.

Want to learn more about how we divide our wines by taste? Click on the tab to find out about our seven different tasting notes making it easy to experiment and find new wines to try. If you’re struggling to choose a wine for a special occasion such as Sunday Lunch or a romantic meal – then check out the “every occasion” page. This page recommends wines for different occasions so you be safe in the knowledge that the wine will complement your food and your guests will love it! Once you’ve found the wines you want – simply click “add” and the wine will be added to your shopping basket. Click here to check out the site now!

Posted by Georgina on 12 November 2012
Georgina

Calling all whisky lovers!

This week we have 4 fantastic malt whiskies for just £20 each.

The Glenlivet (70cl)

Distilled, matured and bottled in Scotland, this 12 year old malt scotch whisky is perfectly balanced with a lively gold colour and playful interlacing of floral and fruit aromas.

Johnnie Walker Black Label (70cl)

Blended from only mature, single malt whiskies, this malt has a vibrant, fresh, smooth flavour and is great neat or over ice.

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Posted by Georgina on 12 November 2012
Georgina

It’s not just the team at Asda that love our wines – they’re being talked about here, there and everywhere by industry experts and wine writers who agree that our Christmas offering is better than ever.

Below you can find a selection of our recent press coverage. So don’t just trust us when we say you’ll love our champagne and sparkling wines, trust the experts too!

Sarah Evans from BBC Good Food magazine features the DB Family Selection Chardonnay (2011) as her “cash buy” to match roast turkey. She tells her readers to “savour this generous Chardonnay, with notes of smoky oak and stone fruits. It’s a ripe, creamy style, delicious cold."

In the December issue of Delicious magazine, Susy Atkins has chosen six of Asda’s wines in her “one- stop festive wine shop”. These the Extra Special Vintage Cava which she describes as "so good I’m keeping a bottle or two in the fridge for when friends drop by", the Extra Special Gavi which is described as a "glorious bargain" with "nuances of peach, lemon and mineral flint" and the Extra Special Champagne Brut as tasting of "lemon meringue pie topped with toasted nuts" – delicious!

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Posted by Georgina on 16 November 2012
Georgina

The Spirit Shop has opened its doors for Christmas!

Our brand new spirits website has everything you could possibly need when it comes to fantastic deals, gift ideas and cocktail recipes.

Want to browse all our great spirits range? Open the liquor cupboard to find a comprehensive collection with drink options to suit any mood. You’ll find a great mix of whiskeys and rums to enjoy over the Christmas period as well as a vast selection of Vodka and liqueurs to celebrate New Year in style. Don’t fancy something alcoholic? Don’t worry, we’ve got mocktails too!

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present for someone special then check out our gifting section. Whether it’s an assortment of malt whiskies, favourite vodka flavours or a selection of mini Bailey’s – there’s something for everyone.

Feeling adventurous? Why not invite the girls round for an evening of festive cocktail making? On our new website you’ll find a new cocktail recipe every week. Not only do we provide a little inspiration, but we take all the effort out by provide the online shopping list so you can simply add the ingredients to your basket.

There’s also a chance to win £500 to spend in Asda with our fantastic competition, information about how many units of alcohol you will consume in different sized cocktail glasses and much, much more.

The site is constantly changing – so keep coming back for more deals, more recipes and more competitions!

Click here to enter the site now.

Posted by Georgina on 16 November 2012
Sara

Asda’s Extra Special Louis Bernard Champagne Brut was recently voted by Which? as one of the best affordable champagne’s for Christmas. A bargain at just £14.50. It even beat the more expensive Moët & Chandon NV Champagne!


Our Extra Special Prosecco was also mentioned as the top sparkling wine for those on a budget.



Why not stock up for Christmas?

See the full article from Which? here

Posted by Sara on 20 November 2012