Xmas Opening Hours

12 Dec

Dear Friends

Please be aware about our Opening Hours during the Festive period:

21/12 – 23/12/2015: 11am – 9pm

24/12/2015: 11am – 5pm

25/12 – 28/12/2015: Closed

29/12 – 30/12/2015: 12pm – 9pm

31/12/2015: 11am – 9pm

01/01 – 06/01/2016: Closed

07/01/2016 – Back to normal hours.

The Bottle Shop Christmas Tasting

26 Nov

The festive season is upon us (already!) and to help you prepare, we are holding a tasting of over 20 wines from our range.

This will include a host of our favourites both new and old, some fantastic fizz and sumptuous sweets, all to help you through the Festive period.

The event starts at 7pm on Thursday 10th December in our Penarth store.

Tickets are £10 each or £15 for two. Please drop in to one of our stores or call us to order your tickets. Alternatively this is on Eventbrite.

31 Oct

Sip & Swig Drinks Festival

The Italian Wine Women / The Bottle Shop / Crafty Devil Brewery

Penylan Pantry /Ffwrnes Pizza


Masterclasses on Christmas Fizz / Cheese and Wine Paring / Spirits

November 7th,  3pm – 9pm

Roath Church House, Penylan

Tickets £10 (entry + tasting tokens)

Available to buy at The Bottle Shop and www.sipandswig.eventbrite.com

Tickets for Masterclasses are limited, book early to avoid disappointment


Pets of Roath

7 Aug

This is our friend Blodwyn.

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Sunday Sessions – Tasting 26/07/2015

28 Jul


Dear Friends

Thanks for everybody who had time and popped up in the shop (Roath) despite the rain last Sunday.
During the day, a total crowd of 47 people tried the wines we had on tasting.  We received a Spanish cortege with 13 people from Madrid, Barcelona, Navarra, Andalucia, Galicia and Toledo, so no people left in Spain.  Busy Sunday after the rain. We had 6 wines in total, but 4 of them were samples from the Distributors and we don’t currently sell them yet (so, we haven’t named them here), but because of the feedback we had we will certainly bring some of them on board. So here there is a small description of the wines:

From the Distributors:
1) Spanish organic white wine made from a Sauvignon Blanc/Verdejo blend. Light, fresh and delicate with floral undertones and delicious with any seafood. £7.99.

2) Grecanico – *** STAR *** WHITE WINE ***This delicious Sicilian wine made from a regional grape was the Star during the afternoon. Very pleasant, easy drinking and versatile with food. Subtle aromas of tropical fruits on the nose and a gentle lemony character on the palate. Its body is light as well and it would be ideal to go with light dishes and white meats. £8.99.

3) New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough – Loads of gooseberry and grapefruit on the nose and palate with a hint of guava. It was the last white wine on the tasting because its body is clearly full. £13.99.

4) Spanish organic Tempranillo. This unoaked Spanish is light and fruity. Lots of cherries on the nose and palate make it ideal to go with the traditional paella but it will match more meaty dishes. If the day is too hot and you’re going to a barbecue this is your easy pick. £7.99.

From our stock:

5) Mas Montel – Petite Syrah *** STAR *** RED WINE *** With soft ripe flavours, showing more complex aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg alongside with earthy tones it has a medium to full-body with spice, liquorice, leather and dark red fruits. Delicious! £8.99.

6) Umbrele Merlot – ***Highly Commended***. Our Romanian Merlot from Transylvania is always a good tipple.  It is soft with supple red berries and a dash of spice on the palate. Jammy flavours pronounced with a medium body, this is a superb example of Merlot.  The American oak imparts vanilla and sweeter characteristics to the wine. This wine is fantastic with food. £7.49.