Over Christmas we reviewed tons of wine. One of the selections that really stood out was from Barclays’ new website, Bespoke Offers. It’s a new concept full of all sorts of different offers, discounts and deals, from days out and holidays through to tech and appliances and everything in between. You don’t have to have a Barclaycard and you can also tailor the site to suit yourself, searching by postcode, for example, to find offers near you, or searching by subject, for example, if you’re looking for a spa break, you can look at all of them, or just look at the ones in your region. You can also register your specific interests and get just the offers that suit you sent to you. Bonus.
We reviewed a Christmas Treats mixed case of wine from Virgin Wines which contained some outstanding bottles. Our favourite reds were the Chilean Tierra del Corazon Casablanca Pinot Noir Reserva 2013 - a gorgeously fruit-filled Pinot Noir and the Star & Vine Lodi Shiraz 2012 - I love a Shiraz anyway and this one didn’t disappoint, with berry, cherry flavours and perfectly festive spicy notes coming through. Yum.
The whites didn’t disappoint, with a lovely crisp South African Hope Springs Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2013 and the outrageously good Florentyne Reserve Margaret River Riesling 2012 which was just off dry and beautifully aromatic and fresh, topping our list of favourites, but honestly, there wasn’t a bad bottle in there.
If you want to have a look at the food and wine offers on the Barclay’s Bespoke Offers website, just click here. I think we’ll be returning for another look very soon.