Taste before you buy
Our new, enlarged wine shop is now open, offering unrivalled quality, range and expertise, alongside the opportunity to taste before you buy.
Within the staggering 126 Rothschild wines on offer, and a further 50 handpicked guest wines, there is something for every pocket with 27 wines under £12. Alongside this unrivalled collection the new shop also showcases a range of exclusive gins and beers using botanicals and fruits from the Waddesdon estate.
With such a vast range to choose from, complimentary wine tastings will be on offer every day to ensure the decision-making process is as easy as possible. Sara Sweetland, Managing Director of our trading company (that returns all profits to support care of the buildings, gardens and artworks at Waddesdon), says, ‘We hope this interactive approach will help make our wines more accessible, so customers leave with a bottle that is suited to their palate. We’re also excited to allow customers the chance to taste legendary wines without the pressure of committing to a bottle, by trying a 50ml pour during their visit.’
Alongside the free tastings, the wines on offer for paid tasting will change regularly, in April they include (price per 50ml pour):
- Aile d’Argent 2015 – the finest white wine produced by Baron Phillipe de Rothschild, a rare blend of Semillon and Sauvignon from Chateau Mouton – £11.50
- Caro 2015 – Lafite’s finest offering from Argentina. An elegant yet muscular blend of Malbec and Cabernet produced in tiny quantities. £5.95
- Los Vascos Le Dix 2015 – Single vineyard, the top wine of Los Vascos in Chile. Lafite’s premium Chilean blend. £5.95
- Chateau Duhart Milon 1990 – A legendary vintage in Bordeaux. This wonderful claret is showing great complexity and balance approaching its 30th Birthday – £16.95
And if you missed Rothschild Wine Expert, Pete Tompkins on BBC Three Counties Radio yesterday, Thursday 11 April, you can catch him on catch up talking with Nick Coffer here.
If you fancy trying the Housekeeper’s Damson Gin Nick enthused about, you can buy one of the limited edition bottles from our online shop.