You can’t have escaped orange wine over the last few years. Popping up on the wine lists of hipster restaurants of every major city the world over, loved and loathed in equal measure, there’s still quite a bit of confusion over what orange wine is and it’s often dismissed as being faddy and, heaven forbid, part of the ‘natural’ wine movement.
Orange wine has actually been around for centuries and is, simply put, white wine produced as if it were red. They can manage to combine the freshness of white wine with characterfully intense aromas and flavours. And of course there’s also that amazing orange hue!
Come and join us on Wednesday 13th November for an orange wine tasting, where we will guide you through a number of our favourite orange wines, showing the diversity they have to offer and offering guidance on the production methods used. As Orange wine is one of the most versatile food wines, we’ll also be serving up some charcuterie & cheese boards for you to graze on.
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Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!
Every year on the third Thursday of November, newly released bottles from Beaujolais are uncorked across France, accompanied by parties and fireworks. The festivities aren’t just restricted to France though, bottles are shipped (sometimes even flown) across the globe in a mad rush to allow the bottles to drunk on the same day they’re released at the wineries back in Beaujolais. Perhaps reaching peak popularity back in the 1970’s, Beaujolais Nouveau Day is now once again a ‘thing’ with huge parties going off from London to NY and everywhere in between.
This year, folks in Manchester don’t need to have any fear of missing out, here at The Quick Brown Fox we're going to be celebrating like it’s 1978 and bringing in enough Beaujolais for you to drown in. As well as numerous bottles from different, top quality, wine makers, we’ve also been lucky enough to secure a keg of Le Grappin’s Beaujolais Villages Nouveau. This is made from old vines from a single plot of land in the Côte de Brouilly. It’s made in tiny quantities and is on a super strict allocation so we’re really chuffed to be allowed to get our hands on some for you.
We’re going to be starting our festivities at 5pm, with dj’s serving up a selection of tunes à la française, and free cheese being dished out! It’s sure to be a busy evening so get down early if you want to get a table. À ta santé!
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We’re hosting our friends from Norwegian brewery Lervig for an 8 line tap take-over as part of the IMBC fringe events. We’re particularly looking forward to tasting their Mikkeller collaboration Beans & Berries, a Kviek IPA brewed with blueberries and coffee, and also Times 8, a 16% (gulp!) Imperial party stout featuring coffee, vanilla, maple, butterscotch, and coconut!
All the Lervig team will be down for the evening so it will be a great opportunity to come and sample the beers and chat to the guys who’ve made it. Can’t wait!