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In Vino Veritas

Chief Executive of International Diplomatic Supplies Patrick Doyle offers his wine

suggestions away from the major brands


Looking back at 2014 so far, it is interesting to see the wine trends have followed the experts’ predictions in the same way that fashions follow the catwalk!  Sparkling wines have continued to surge, leaving Champagne sales floundering, and customers continue to explore the less well-known wine-making regions.  We think this is a super idea as there are many fabulous wines away from the major brands.  Let me share some of them with you…

Prosecco continues to dominate the sparkling wine surge, and with wines like this one it is easy to see why!  Our new (14113) Follador Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG is only £11.20, but it looks and tastes so classy – perfect for pre-dinner drinks.

Hungary may not spring to mind when looking for a fresh, zingy Sauvignon Blanc, but this (15423)Frittmann Sauvignon Blanc does not disappoint.  At £10.65, the aromas of elderflowers and tart finish will win you over!

A snip at only £4.90, (1565) Chateau Vartely Pinot Noir, from one of Moldova’s top wineries both locally and internationally, will marry with your meat dishes beautifully.  Rich ruby colour, silky finish and at an everyday price.

Now for the highlight! This delicious sparkling wine was hand-picked from a selection by the IDS team – we were won over by its fine perlage and creamy mouthfeel.  Not surprising as Slovenia’s winemakers have been creating fine quality wines for centuries.  Perfect with canapés, (15585) Peneca Rebula is only £6.55 so you can buy in plenty for your festive occasions.

Try something new today – you will be very pleasantly surprised!

 International Diplomatic Supplies (IDS)



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