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Dec
31

As 2019 ends we welcome 2020!

As 2019 ends we welcome 2020!
Thank you!  Tasting Dates and Sharing. ​As we move into 2020 and reflect on the last 12 months we would like to wish you all a very happy New Year and to thank you for your support and custom. My Wriggly Tin dream is really beginning to come to life and it's all thanks to you. We hope that you have enjoyed your wines over Christmas a...
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Dec
17

Wriggly Tin Opens its doors for Christmas.

Wriggly Tin Opens its doors for Christmas.
We are delighted to announce that not only are we open for collections from Wednesday 18th, we are also operating as a pop up tasting bar so you can have a glass of wine with friends or try before you buy whilst browsing around the wines. This is a one off event in the run up to Christmas and each day will have different wines available by the...
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Dec
14

Which wines for Christmas Day

Which wines for Christmas Day
As Christmas time approaches, and you've almost completed the gift buying, the house and tree decorating it's time to start thinking about the main event. Christmas Dinner. Now whether you decide on a traditional Christmas or something a bit more modern, please, please, please remember the wine. After all a good meal never started with a bad wine. ...
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Nov
19

Christmas Wine Tasting

Christmas Wine Tasting
 Our Christmas Tasting is just a few days away so if you haven't ordered your tickets yet there's just a few more available.Date: Saturday 23rd November Location: Heath Cottage, Heath Lane, Wilsford. Lincs NG32 3PGTime: 3pm to 6pmJoin us for a festive insight into the wines that we think you'd love this Christmas time. Whether it's a part...
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Aug
06

New Events and Tastings Page

New Events and Tastings Page
​We have a new page on our website. All our forthcoming events and tastings will be featured on our Events & Tastngs page. We have already added a few fun events for your diary so please checkout the page and book your places. Forthcoming dates are:Saturday 31st August - Summer Party PairingsFriday 6th Sept - Walking with WineFriday 11h Oc...
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Aug
06

H is for … Harvest

H is for … Harvest
Are you looking forward to harvesting your own crop of fruit or veg? Of course, H is for Harvest 🌾 You reap what you sow - or so we are led to believe. This is indeed true on so many levels with making wine, but sometimes things happen, like the weather, that are completely out of our control. As harvest time approaches, spare a thought for our win...
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Aug
06

G is for … Grapes

G is for … Grapes
Here's a question for you... what colour wine do you think comes from these grapes? Did you say red? White? Or even rosé? 🌟 Well, you'd be correct if you said any of these colours! Just because the grape is red, this doesn't mean it only makes red wine. In fact, the juice from all grapes is clear, so all grapes can make white wine. But in order to ...
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Jul
24

F is for ... Friends

F is for ... Friends
What else could it be? F is for... Friends Things we think friends are fantastic for: 🍾 Sharing a bottle of wine 🍾 Lending you a corkscrew 🍾 Going out for dinner and wine with 🍾 Gossiping over a great glass of wine 🍾 Bringing over a bottle of wine to celebrate/ cheer you up/ because it's a day of the week with a Y in it
Jul
24

Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary
Summer Party Pairings Saturday 31st August 3pm - 6pm The Summer months are an ideal time to throw a party and enjoy the company of friends and loved ones in the great outdoors and our summer pairings tasting is just the thing to get you in the mood and to give you some great ideas. We will have over 10 wines for you to try, which will pair wonderfu...
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Jul
15

Family & Friends

Family & Friends
Brand New Wine just arrived - Feudo Maccari's " Family & Friends " This 100% Grillo wine was made by Dott Moretti Cuseri especially to be enjoyed with his friends, it was such a success that he decided to launch it in the market and we're very pleased that he did. With the majority of Sicilian wines going into the bulk wine market you...
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Jul
15

E is for English Sparkling

E is for English Sparkling
E is for... English Sparkling Wine A new player has entered the fizz world in the last few years, and it's perhaps closer than you think. Homegrown on our very own shores, English Sparkling Wine has packed a punch against its perhaps better known competitors, including Champagne and Prosecco, winning international awards and earning its place again...
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Jul
12

Sugar Loaf Sauvignon Blanc

Sugar Loaf Sauvignon Blanc
​We're pleased to say that one of our favourite wines is back in stock this week. Many of you will know how thrilled we are to be the only stockist of this wonderful wine north or London. The wine made by Kate Acland from her 26 hectare estate is handcrafted and won Gold Award at the New Zealand International Wine Show - the judges described i...
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Jul
10

D is for … Dosage

D is for … Dosage
Ever wondered how some champagnes are sweeter than others? Well here you go! 🥂⁠ The champagne making process is full of D's:⁠ ⁠ Dépointage - the stacking of bottles at a specific angle prior to...⁠ ⁠ Disgorgement - the removal of sediment on a bottle nearing the end of the champagne making process, but today we'll look at...⁠ ⁠ Dosage.⁠ ⁠ After dis...
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Jul
10

C is for … Carmenère

C is for … Carmenère
How far would you go to save a grape? As it turns out, the French would go around the world! Known as the lost grape of Bordeaux, Carmenère was once a noble variety associated with the region's fantastic wines. It was lost for many years when the Great Wine Blight, or the phylloxera virus, ravaged France's vineyards during the late 1800's. The Fren...
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Jul
10

B is for … Blush

B is for … Blush
What is a blush we hear you ask? Some people think it's down to the sweetness of the wine; blush being sweeter than a rosé. Others believe it relates to the colour; blush = lighter, richer pinks = rosé. Actually it can be all or none of the above! In reality blush is a rosé and rosé is a blush, they are both pink and can be bone dry, fairly sweet o...
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Jul
10

A Is for... Angels Share

A Is for... Angels Share
Do you know your chianti from your claret? Or which grapes make your favourite tipple? We love learning about wine so we can share what we know with you. There's so many fun facts it's been hard to pick but we've rounded up our favourites in our new A-Z of wine. Enjoy! 🥂 A is for... Angels' Share When barrel ageing a wine or spirit around 2% of the...
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Jul
10

Outside bars -another string to our bow.

Outside bars -another string to our bow.
 "Wow what a weekend!We did our first bar last weekend at LeadenhamPoloClub's summer tournament and had the best time. The sun shone and the polo was fast, furious and exhilarating.We had 8 wines on offer by the glass including Champagne and Prosecco plus 4 different gins. Our most popular tipple was our Lunetta Prosecco closely followed by Ch...
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Jul
02

Change of Venue for our Tasting

Change of Venue for our Tasting
We're delighted to have been invited to the Leadenham Polo Club Summer Tournament this weekend. We had arranged a tasting at the Wriggly Tin but we thought you wouldn't mind if we changed the location. Polo starts at 10am and goes on until 5pm. Its FREE to get in and there's lot's of other trade stands there too. We will host a tasting at...
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Jul
02

Our Wine of the Month - July

Our Wine of the Month - July
Taking the top spot as July's Wine of the Month is La Bohème Act Two Rosé!Summer time is open air time, so if you're heading for the park this month, this classically inspired rosé is a must have.Created just 10 years ago by head winemaker Steve Webber at the De Bortoli vineyard in Australia's magnificent Yarra Valley, this beautiful rosé is light,...
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Jun
25

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