The Grapevine Column
So, spring has sprung, or at least so it would appear. My wife was commenting last week that the lambs this year have had a better time of it than their brothers and sisters of the last year or two – a short but oh so sweet existence!
Spring is a time of year when we see a shift in the wine trade. Customers stop buying bigger, heavier reds in favour of something altogether easier drinking – and oaked whites, so enjoyable during colder months, take a back seat for younger, fresher whites. The rose brigade rear their heads again – Cotes du Provence anyone? What could be nicer when the sun is out, however fleetingly. The conservatory beckons I fancy.
Momentum Wines started life, as some of you may recall, in the town centre on Oswald Road, back in 2005. Since then we have moved our business home twice – and now reside on the Mile End Business Park – opposite Morgans. Whilst predominantly being a trade supplier, supplying wines, beers and spirits to hotel and restaurant customers within an approximate 100 mile radius, we also have a retail store within our warehouse, where we welcome private customers readily. Our range extends to around 600 wines and a growing range of quirky spirits, and there is no minimum purchase, so please feel free to pop down and see us when you are in town. All our staff are WSET qualified, and can offer worthwhile advice should you want it.
We are delighted to be writing this column on a bi-monthly basis. Now we have got the introductions out of the way we can focus more on wines of interest in the column, and hope to provide an entertaining read!