Wine Tasting with Sofia O’ Brien at Harvey Nichols Birmingham
Like all fashionistas eagerly awaiting the arrival of our AW16 collections, the Harvey Nichols hospitality team has been very excited to welcome some great new arrivals to the Wine Shop this season.
At our regular Wine Wednesday tasting sessions, these two little charmers have already worked their magic with our customers.
First up is a real stunner from the Alto Adige region of Italy – Erste & Neur Pinot Grigio 2015 (£14). Graced with a lovely purity, a wonderful warmth that radiates through the wine even though this is a fresh mineral-driven style of Pinot Grigio. It’s great as an aperitif but it comes into its own when served with fish dishes, especially mussels or oysters.
The second wine that wowed is Quint Milu 2014 from Ribera de Duero in Spain (£12.75), created by German Blanco, a young maker who is championing a fresher style of Tinto del Pais, the local name for Tempranillo. Working with old vines planted at more than 900 meters above sea level gives this delicious red just a hint of rusticity and great freshness. This worked a treat with our cheese plate on the night.
Siofra O’Brien is the Wine Specialist at Harvey Nichols Birmingham. Join her in store every Wednesday to enjoy complimentary taster sessions from 7pm-8pm. Call 0121 616 6024 to book.