We grew up in the family wine business; pouring and smelling (and occasionally tasting) at the legendary bi-annual Bennetts’ wine tastings.
As the nation weened itself off Liebfraumilch, Blue Nun and Mateus Rosé and Dad made the inexplicable Beaujolais run in his Morris Marina estate*, the young Bennetts were carrying cases and opening bottles. Good wine has always been our thing. Today as outside caterers we want to serve the best wines with our food. It is not necessary for us to mark-up wines in the same way that restaurants do because we don’t hold stock and every event is bespoke. Whether you opt for a drinks package or to buy at retail prices through our friends at Toke’s you can be assured that we will serve wines of the highest quality. To discuss your options, including purchasing on a consumption or return basis please contact us.
*In the interests of historical accuracy by the time we could carry a full 12 bottle case the Marina had died, and no one is sure it ever made it to Calais, though it definitely went south of Oxford at least once.
Sophie Baron (France) The large percentage of Pinot Meunier used for the Brut Non Vintage blend (60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir) results in a succulent, red berry fruit-driven style of Champagne.
Prosecco Frizzante Ca’ Morlin, from one of Italy’s best producers of Prosecco.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, English sparkling wine, one to rival the very best in the world.
2016 Chardonnay Alpha Zeta (Italy) clean, fresh and fruit driven, with a medium-bodied feel and long finish.
2017 Picpoul de Pinet Baron de Badassiere (France) good balance of ripe fruit and zesty acidity.
2017 Pinot Grigio Ca di Alte (Italy) A juicy palate with fresh acidity and a citrus twist on the finish.
2016 Stopbanks Marlborough Sauvignon (New Zealand) A light-bodied, dry, crisp wine with good ripe fruit on the palate.
2017 Soave Pieropan (Italy) From the greatest grower in Soave. Rounded, ripe fruit is perfectly balanced by a fresh, clean acidity.
2017 Shaw & Smith Sauvignon (S. Australia) Arguably Australia’s finest Sauvignon. Intense flavour with fresh, limey fruit, mouth-watering acidity and remarkable purity.
2017 Sancerre Domaine Sauterreau (France) Lovely pure floral aromas; refreshing acidity is balanced with fruit flavours of green apple and white grapefruit.
2016 Rully Blanc Domaine Moret (France) Characteristically Burgundian balance between acidity and richness, with a long finish.
2016 Kumeu River – (New Zealand) ‘Village’ Chardonnay, a complete, complex chardonnay with a smooth, savory, stone fruit-flavoured style, with a good, pithy texture and drive from one of the world’s (widely acknowledged) leading producers of quality white wines.
2017 Rose de Syrah Les Vignes de L’Eglise (France) Ripe, pure and spicy on the rose. Quite full on the palate with good balance of fruit and acidity.
2017 Corvina Alpha Zeta (Italy) A youthful bright ruby wine with fresh, vibrant aromas of ripe cherries and red berries.
2017 Syrah Baron de Badassiere (France) Deep red in colour, with complex spicy aromas.
2016 Monastress Castano (Spain) Cherry-red with an intense aromas of ripe blueberries and raspberries.
2016 Chianti Mediceo (Italy) Bright ruby red in colour with ripe fruit; well-structured, with rounded, supple tannings, prominent blackberry and cherry fruit flavours with a long, spicy finish.
2017 Valpolicella Allegrini (Italy) Ruby red in colour, with purplish-blue highlights. This is one of the finest Valpolicella available.
2015 Mitolo Jester Shiraz (S Australia) Deep, dark red with dark fruit flavours of blackberry, mint chocolate and anise.
2016 Fleurie Domaine de Gry-Sablon (France) This wine is full of red fruit aromas and a palate bursting with velvety tannins.
2010 Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc (France) A clear, intense colour and a bouquet of black berries with spicier notes coming to the fore; full with great structure and freshness, as well as polished elegant tannins.
Cotswold Gin & Fever Tree Tonics
Bottled Beers from Brotherhood Brewery ~ IPA, American Red, Session Pale Ale
Chegworth valley, award winning farm pressed Kentish juices; apple & pear, apple & elderflower, apple & strawberry, apple & raspberry, Cox & Bramley, Egremont Russet, apple & beetroot.