Cambridge cook house and wine shop d’Arry’s is set to launch a “d’Arry’s Cambridge case” of d’Arenberg wines. The gastropub which first set up in Cambridge in 2006 is to start selling a mixed case of some of its most popular d’Arenberg wines via its website, priced at £60 – a discount of 50% on the restaurant price.
Manager of d’Arry’s Cambridge, James Storey said “The idea behind the d’Arry’s Cambridge case is two-fold – to introduce those who have not yet tried d’Arenberg to the wines and also to enable our existing d’Arry’s customers to buy our range of d’Arenberg wines to drink at home.”
The mixed case features six of the most popular d’Arenberg wines, but is also available in all-red or all-white versions. The wines are:
The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne
The Stump Jump White Blend
The Stump Jump Lightly Wooded Chardonnay
The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon
The Stump Jump Red Blend
d’Arry’s Original Shiraz Grenache
D’Arenberg, established in Australia’s McLaren Vale in 1912, has become famous for being strikingly individual, turning individuality into an art form; their wines are made with minimal irrigation, gentle basket presses and foot pressing for the reds.
The d’Arenberg philosophy is to be deadly serious about their wines right up to the moment they go into the bottle – but that everything afterwards should be about enjoyment.
Wine critic Robert Parker says of d’Arenberg: “This admirable portfolio, made by the multi-talented Chester Osborn includes brilliant quality at the top, very fine wines in the mid-range, and terrific values at the bottom.” Robert Parker Junior. The Wine Advocate, Oct 2004
To promote the launch of the d’Arry’s Cambridge case, d’Arry’s will be holding a series of informal tasting events in the restaurant’s private dining area on Monday nights during October and November. Tickets for the tastings are priced at £12:50 each with the cost refunded for anyone who buys a case on the evening and are available from d’Arry’s.
“The idea of the tastings is to stay true to the spirit of d’Arenberg”, says James. “We want people to come along for a fun evening, trying out some great wines which are all about enjoyment.”
Cambridge Wine Blogger and member of the Circle of Wine Writers, Tom Lewis, who will be presenting the tasting evenings, said “These d’Arenberg wines are just what the New World should be about at this level – lots of up-front fruit and delicious flavours that go really well with the kind of sophisticated but unpretentious food that d’Arry’s offers.”
The tasting events start on Monday October 10th; visit the d’Arry’s website or call 01223 505015 to book.
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