We can organise wine, beer and spirit tastings to suit your budget. These can either be tutored or just "hedonistic" and can be held either in the shop or at a location of your choice. You may want us to come and run an evening social at your office, or let us match drinks for a meal in a restaurant. Get in contact and we can sort it all out.
Gearing up for Prowein
Nick of to DÜsseldorf
Mar. 9-Nick is polishing up his tasting boots for his annual pilgrimage to Düsseldorf for Prowein. It's an opportunity for him to meet up with majority of our Italian winemakers for whom Germany is one of their most important markets. He'll be catching up on the latest news and gossip as well as sampling the latest vintages.
Nick also has a shopping list and we'll be looking to strengthen up a few areas with the very best wines we can find. So spare a thought for the poor lamb as he samples his way through hundreds of wines on 23-25th March.
Taking into account Oeno's remorseless march into the world of spirits Nick will also be keeping an eye out for some gins, vodkas and whiskies from Germany. Would you believe there are over 50 whisky distilleries in Germany?-PROST!
New Organic Wines
Exciting wines from France
Nick has played his usual blinder and sourced some wonderful new organic and biodynamic wines. These include a wonderful Côtes du Rhône called L'O de Joncier which was wowing the crowds in the shop last Saturday.
We'll be tasting these wines over the coming weeks so keep an eye out and come and visit us on Saturdays for a try.
Oeno goes wild
Magnificent Seven from Somerset
Oeno is going wild this month with a selection of beers from our new friends at the Wild Beer Company down near Shepton Mallet.
They specialise in beers in the broadly Belgian "saison" style - which happens to be Giles' favourite! A mixture of IPA's, some barrel aged beers, a variety of saisons and a sourdough beer brewed with sourdough yeast from our erstwhile neighbours - Hobb's House!
We're hoping to arrange a food matching meal featuring the beers of the Wild Beer Co in the near future so keep an eye on the website and weekly mailshot for more details.
Scotch Malt WhiskY Tasting
With samples from every scotch whisky region
Join us for a whistlestop tour as we taste our way around Scotland. We’ll be sampling whiskies that are representative of their region to help you identify the whiskies you love the most. It all takes place in the shop on Friday 18th April from 7pm. Places will be very limited so please book early by contacting Nick.
Another First for Oeno
Mar. 6-Mackmyra Brukwhisky has now made an appearance in the shop and I'm very pleased to report it's every bit as good as we'd been led to believe. A very complex, sweet, medium bodied whisky which we expect to hit the spot for many of our customers.
Check out the blog to read more.
TAke to the skies
New gins from aCross the pond
We've gone all American this month on the gin front with two new tipples hitting the shelves. Aviation Gin is an Oregon gin that has very little juniper in the mix and as such is designed as a perfect cocktail gin, especially for the eponymous Aviation Cocktail.
The somewhat alarmingly named Death's Door Gin is from Washington Island, Wisconsin and made from organic, red, winter wheat. The name is from the strait that separates the island from the mainland. It was named "Port de Mort" by the French settlers to discourage the Brits from moving in!