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Gonzalez Byass Portfolio Tasting Vol.1

TippleHub’s main wine supplier, Gonzalez Byass, had their 2022 portfolio of products showcased last week on Tuesday, 14th June at the Savoy Place in London and our team had the great chance to get acquainted with the new vintages as well as taste the old and see how they have developed. We are extremely delighted that we made it to the event and had a very pleasant time that expanded our knowledge and gave us great ideas for the future. 

Our epic journey started at the amazing Vilarnau cellar from Barcelona – our favourite cava manufacturer. They produce certified organic sparkling wines and use traditional methods along with science to achieve the best results. Vilarnau 0,0% White and 0,0% Rosé non-alcoholic cava wines, for instance, have been fermented the traditional way and then de-alcoholised using breakthrough technology to preserve the best flavours and produce a healthy drink that is nearly impossible to recognise as alcohol-free or even low-alcohol. We love them and stock both as well as their Organic Brut Reserva at TippleHub.

We then moved on to Domaine Zind Humbrecht, a 40-hectare certified organic and biodynamic, family-owned since the 17th century, winery hailing from Alsace. We were all stunned by every single wine they displayed and the wonderful stories and the knowledge Olivier Humbrecht shared with everyone. Although TippleHub stocks only their amazing Pinot Gris Turckheim 2019, we have set a new short-term goal to get more of their excellent wines in!

Our next stop was Domäne Wachau, an Austrian winery from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau that produces something like one-third of the wines in the entire region. Domäne Wachau’s Riesling and Grüner Veltliner wines did find a special place in TippleHub’s heart and we promised ourselves to list more of these Danube Valley specialities on our online drinks shop.

As we proceeded, we stopped at Jackson Estate, a great new winery from the well-known Marlborough region in New Zealand. Here at TippleHub, we are always thrilled to discover new products and create a hub online that will connect you with the best wine, craft beer, or any craft drinks, either alcoholic, low alcoholic, or even non-alcoholic. We got astonished by Jackson Estate’s Grey Ghost Barrique Sauvignon Blanc 2018 and we are looking into getting some of their wines as soon as we can. 

Next in line, there was Wirra Wirra, a South Australian winery that began exporting to Europe in the early 1900s. TippleHub stocks their Adelaide Shiraz 2016 but we had the chance to taste other and more recent vintages and fell head over heels for their MVCG Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, a high-profile, complex, full-bodied example of the style with a good alcohol content that goes unnoticed. Check our online hub regularly for new lovely wines from Wirra Wirra soon to be available for online shopping. 

Just before lunchtime, we stopped at Neill Ellis, a South African winery that is relatively young but well-established as a great winemaker. TippleHub already sells their Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, but the weather dictated and their Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2020 just went down so well with our team that we took an instant decision to acquire some so you can have a wider choice when buying your wine, craft beer, and craft drinks online.

To be continued . . .