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Buying Wine

WHY NOT BUY A HALF CASE FROM US?

We now offer half-cases of wine delivered direct to your holiday house ready for your arrival. Supplied by BinTwo, the average bottle price will be £8.50 – £9 per bottle. We can offer the following :

  • half-case of white wine – 3 bottles each of 2 varieties
  • half-case of rose wine – 3 bottles each of 2 varieties
  • half-case of delicious Prosecco
  • half mixed case of red and white, or red, white, rose

The price will be around £50-55 per half-case plus a £5 delivery charge. The prices will be the same shelf/list bottle price in BinTwo – so you just pay £5 delivery. We will inform you of the exact price and provide an invoice from BinTwo on arrival. Payment to be made to Raintree House Holidays – by card, bank transfer or cheque on departure or we can take the cost from your security deposit. Last orders by Wednesday night for the following week (Saturday-Friday)

WHERE TO BUY LOCALLY

If you have room to bring your own down in the car – great. But often you may end up buying what you can find, while rushing to get back to the beach. So here are some tips on buying the best around Trevose….

The best wine shop in Padstow is BinTwo run by David McWilliam and this is where we source our half case wine for orders above. It is located just back from the harbour in Padstow.

David will help you buy the right wine for your holiday – let you taste some – as well as selling fine coffee to drink in the shop. Or bar should I say – because BinTwo is really an ‘enoteca’, a wine shop and wine bar combined. There are tables outside with views of the harbour – so, taste a few wines as you choose your selection. What could be better.

Rick Stein also sells wine at his deli at South Quay in Padstow as well as the patisserie and gift shop on Middle Street. The wine is good, but choice is reasonably limited. Rick Stein is involved in production of some of the wine himself, and you will find much here that you may drink in his restaurants. Nice for buying a little nibble at the same time….

Inland from Padstow, of course, you can buy from a local producer – Camel Valley Vineyard or Trevibban Mill. Both great fun for an afternoon trip – walk the vines, do some tastings and a tour, and buy some wine for the week!

Or it’s likely you will be visiting Tesco’s at some point – the wine selection at Padstow is reasonably extensive and bigger again at Wadebridge.

WINE REVIEWS

If you are going to Tesco, then why not do a little research before hand. Some or all of these reviews may be available in store, or from a delivery drop when you first arrive.

The Supermarket Wine aggregates wine reviews for the supermarkets. You can read the latest reviews on Tesco offerings.

Or just read some favourite reviews and blogs:

Telegraph wine

Victoria Moore now defected to the Telegraph…

or the Guardian wine pages

The Times’ reviews

reviews at Tim’s Wine Blog

or just get carried away at the Wine Anorak

 

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