Hoults Wine Merchants, Huddersfield

Established in 1983 Hoults Wine Merchants is one of the country’s leading independent wine merchants.

Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6.30pm, we are a family business with an enthusiastic if not slightly alcoholic team. Within the four walls of our large shop we have a range of over 600 wines from around the world, with something to suit every palate and pocket. Regular tasting and a very open minded attitude to wine means that the range of wines we offer is constantly changing, we don’t want you or us to get bored. Plenty of drinking also ensures that we know the wines on our shelves and that the advice we offer comes straight from the palate. Read more…

White. Torres Verdeo Rueda ~ Spain was £9.99 now only £6.99

Yet another wine from Torres but yet another wine that is just so blinking summery and perfect. This wine has been a huge hit since it first landed last summer and at this price it’s worth emptying all non-essentials out of your fridge and filling it with lots and lots of this.

White.  Domaine Papagiannakos Retsina ~ Greece £6.99 500ml

Yes you read that right! This is indeed Retsina but not as you are picturing it in your head right now. Made using the Savatianno grape and then infused with pine tree resin this is a delicious white wine in its own right. There is a freshness and brightness with a palate that is fresh and textured and leads on to that delightful herbaceous note that the pine tree provides. Perfect for drinking in the sunshine.


Red.  Renato Ratti Barbera d’Asti ‘Battaglione’ ~ Italy was £16.99 now only £9.99

This has got to be the best offer of the year and you should really fill your boots with this one. Still my favourite wine I’ve tasted this year and as you will note from above I’ve tasted a lot. Simply a stunningly Italian bottle of Italian wine. A good charred rump steak and a glass or two of this has got to be the classiest BBQ around.

Red.  Dehesa de Rubiales Alaia ~ Spain was £8.99 now only £6.99

I remember discovering this wine years ago the night before the bull running in Pamplona and from the moment I tasted it I knew it was a winner. The evening did get weird from then on and at one point I was sat in an armchair on a bed holding court on the joys of the film Babe. The label is a bit of a Rorschach test so that might explain something. Smoky, deep and enthralling.



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