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News - April 2022

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Following the success of our Christmas wine tasting event, and plenty of wonderful customer feedback, we're delighted to announce a new date for your diary to celebrate the season and Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee...

Jubilee Spring Wine Fair

This May we will be giving you the opportunity to join the team at Ake & Humphris to sip, swig and swirl your way through some of the finest wines we've found this year. We think we have loads of choices that would be perfect to raise a glass to Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


The Jubilee Spring wine fair will be held on Saturday, 14th May 2022, at the Balcony, Harrogate Cricket Club, St George’s Road, Harrogate HG2 9BP.  This is a fabulous venue, where you can keep an eye on the cricket while tasting a huge range of fabulous fizz and wines. 


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Easter Treats

For some of us, this Easter will mark the return of having the family round the Easter dinner table. Here are a couple of classic gems, not to be missed, fit for any celebration:


Chablis Vieilles Vignes Domaine de la Motte - Burgundy - France - £18.49

"This is a significant jump in quality for a Chablis; the quality of fruit is among the best in the whole region and this shows on the palate. Expressive orchard fruits lead to a classic, mineral dry finish. Perfect with roasted white meats and all manner of roasted vegetable dishes."


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Oscar Tobia Reserva Tinto - Rioja - Spain - £21.99

This is traditional Rioja with all the mod cons! Bright cherry-like Tempranillo fruit balanced by a sensible amount of luxurious oak aging to give a full-flavoured and joyfully rich red. This marvellous wine combines with roast leg of lamb in a truly spectacular way but is also a great pairing for deep, woody mushroom-based dishes.


Jubilee Spring Wine Fair Details

As well as all the wines we'll be pouring on the day, we are excited to announce that our friends from two brilliant spirits companies will be joining us - Mackmyra who provide us with excellent Swedish whisky and a great local firm, Drapers, supplying gin, rum and the know-how behind some fabulous gin cocktails!


Whether you're wanting to find your new favourite, expand your palate or just see what we've been enjoying at tastings, there will be something for everyone. You can order your wine on the day to be delivered to your home or collect from either our Collingham or Harrogate stores. We will also be offering 15% off any wine purchased on the day!


You have three sessions to choose from, so you can be sure to find a time that suits. We have tickets for;

  • 12:00 - 2.30 pm,
  • 3:00 - 5.30 pm and
  • 6:00 - 8:30 pm.

Tickets are available to buy in-store and online for just £20 each. Don’t leave it too late, as tickets are sure to sell out.

Roosters Brewery do it again!

For the second year running, we have nominated one of Roosters' special cans as our first Beer of the Year. 


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"Kill Them WIth Kindness" is Roosters' latest West Coast style beer brewed to a hearty Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) strength of 8%. The strength is more of a conduit for flavour and the resulting beer delivers punchy bitter hopiness married to pleasing gentle floral notes.

Its "paleness" is outstanding and as a result, the whole beer is distinctively refreshing. A truly skillful bit of brewing that sets itself apart from the masses. Don't miss it, we have already had many ourselves but are always delighted to share!


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