Early May Bank Holiday and New Shop Loading - Latitude Wine & Liquor Merchant

Early May Bank Holiday and New Shop Loading

Rome was built on 7 hills, Latitude was built on one Chris Hill, and Rome wasn't built in a day... I guess what I'm trying to say is we are behind our non existent schedule, WE'RE SORRY OKAY!!!! We want it to be perfect.

The honest truth, that we were reluctant to admit, is that we will have to do one more bank holiday in the arch. We hope that following the early may bank holiday we will officially move. We hope.

So while we're still here we call on you to come fill your bank holiday boots with our delicious booze. Here's some wines that have been getting us through the stress of moving and remind us why we're doing this and opening a bar in the first place, to show you, our good customers, that wine is wonderful. 

Also if you shop with us this week you'll be doing us a massive favour as there'll be less bottles for us to move! Go on, be nice. 


Funkstille Skin Contact 

It was on hiatus for a good six months but returned to us in the new year. The reason for it absense was simply because it was so popular they sold out of the entire vintage. That speaks wonders. This funky boi is a blend of Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer and Muscat. Skin contact after pressing gives this orange wine more time to extract flavours of ginger, white pepper and manderin from the must. 





Day Dreamer Moscato 

Here's a wine to either start the party or start a misty headed Sunday with. If you have a sweet tooth then you'll be right to try this moscato. It is playful and fun, with it's gentlespritz and 6.5% abv. As you'd expect with muscat it tastes like grape juice but for adults... #30goingon18




Payten & Jones Chardonnay

We've got three new wines from Yarra Valley winemakers, Payten & Jones. We do their Sangiovese, Pinot Noir and this one, the Chardonnay. It's described by them as a a perfect mix of old and new. All of P&J's wines are described as imperfect by industry standard, they can be cloudy, a bit funky, and a bit edgy. It's definitely what many describe as "natty wine". The "Chardy", as the wine maker called it when he visited us, is gold in colour with beautiful aromas of smoke, flint, and apricot then white peaches and buttery textures follow on the palate. 





Altos Las Hormigas Colonia Las Libres Bonarda 

You've probably never heard of Bonarda and that's fine. It's a little known french grape that is gradually making waves in Argentina. If that scenario sound familiar then you'll be impressed to hear that Wine Folly have written "Move over malbec, Bonarda is Argentina's next red"Expect black cherry, plum, allspice, violet and tobacco. It's a perfect little BBQ wine. 






Debajo Dry Farmed Carignan

It's an oldie but goodie, and what's more it's still ludicrously good value at £8.99. Made up of 85% carignan and 15% garnacha from selected vineyards in Valle Central, Chile. The grapes for Debajo are dry farmed meaning they grow in unirrigated, rocky vineyards, the vines' roots have to dig deep to find water, nutrients and minerals. This struggle results in a wine with great concentration of flavours like a red berry compote.



Cherubino Uovo Cabernet Sauvignon/Touriga Nacional 

The Uovo, or egg wine as its known in the shop, is a lovely blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional that has become a firm favourite with all of us. The "egg" refers to the very clever way that this wine is made. The wine is rested in big concrete tanks shaped like eggs, the shape means that the liquid is constantly moving, allowing maximum interaction with the lees in the liquid. This tank menthod gives this wine a voluptous texture. The flavour is dark and fruitful and a great example of perfectly balanced acidity and tannins. This wine is natural in nature with nothing added and nothing taken away.