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Embrace the May Bank Holiday with Wine Rack: Sips, Tastes, and Sunshine

April 16th 2024

As the May Bank Holiday marks the unofficial start of summer in the UK, Wine Rack is on hand to ensure you’re fully stocked and ready to enjoy the long weekend in style. From bespoke cocktails to expertly selected wines, beers, and spirits, our collection is tailored to kickstart your summer with a flourish. 
Whether you’re planning a picturesque picnic, a tranquil evening at home, or exploring our in-store tasting events, Wine Rack is your go-to for discovering new favourites. Delve into our offerings, sign up for the latest deals at Wine Rack Offers, and find your nearest store with our Store Locator. Let’s make this May Bank Holiday one to remember.

Wine and Prosecco Selections to Savour

  • Trivento Gold Reserve Malbec: Hailing from Argentina, this exquisite Malbec boasts deep red and violet hues, with a bouquet of dark fruits, vanilla, and chocolate. Its robust tannins and prolonged finish make it the perfect companion for grilled meats or a rich cheese platter.
  • Nicolas Potel Fleurie: A gem from the Beaujolais region, this Fleurie is vibrant and floral, with notes of red berries and a silky texture. It’s ideal for accompanying light summer salads or a selection of charcuterie.
  • Nicolas Potel Brouilly: Another Beaujolais beauty, the Brouilly offers a more robust body with hints of stone fruits and subtle spices. Pair it with grilled chicken or fish to elevate your meal.

Discover your perfect wine at our Wine event

Our Wine Event is an unmissable opportunity to explore hundreds of wines, from the rich McGuigan Gold Shiraz to the innovative a fruity Echo Falls. Don’t miss the crisp Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, the celebratory Rosssini Bianco Spumante, the classic Mouton Cadet Rouge, and the authentic Sangre de Toro Rioja. With such diversity, our Wine Finder tool on Wine Event Page is designed to guide you through our selection, recommending wines tailored to your taste. Answer a few simple questions, and let us navigate you towards your next favourite bottle.

Interesting Wine Facts

  • France has the most amount of Viognier in the world!
  • Viognier can be crafted into a wide range of styles, from lght to full bodied.
  • Viognier has a low yields and is challenging to cultivate. In fact, it almost extinct in the 1980s.
  • Sauvignon Blanc is likely derived it’s moniker from the french word “Sauvage” meaning wild,as the vines are reminiscent of wild grapevines.
  • The “green”armoatics in Sauvignon Blanc come from compounds caalled Methoxpyrazines.
  • Pinot Grigio is best when it’ss young. It makes it to the market within about 4 to 12 weeks of fermentation and should be opened and consumed without aging.
  • Shiraz is widely considered one of the ‘healthiest’ wine varietals.
  • Shiraz is the name of a city in Iran, yet the Rhone region of France is known as the home of Syrah. Some claim the grapes were brought from Persia to France.

Beer, Lager, and Cider for Refreshing Moments

  • Sol Lager: Light and refreshing, Sol Lager embodies the essence of summer. Its crisp, malty notes and smooth finish make it a great choice for BBQs or a casual get-together.
  • Old Mout Cider – Berries & Cherries/Strawberry & Apple: Bursting with fruity flavours, Old Mout Cider is a delightful blend of berries, cherries, and apples. These ciders are perfect for sipping in the sunshine, offering a sweet and tangy taste.
  • 1664 Bierre: Known for its golden hue and balanced flavour, 1664 offers a taste of France with every sip. Enjoy it alongside a fresh baguette and your favourite cheeses for a simple yet sophisticated picnic.

Spirits to Elevate Your Cocktail Game

  • Baileys Mint Choc: A luxurious blend of Baileys Original Irish Cream with mint chocolate, ideal for crafting indulgent cocktails or enjoying over ice as a decadent dessert.
  • 19 Crimes Spiced Rum: Infused with a bold spice blend, this rum is perfect for creating complex cocktails with a story to tell. Try it with ginger beer and lime for a spicy twist on the classic rum cocktail.
  • Nemiroff Vodka: Distilled in Ukraine, Nemiroff is a smooth, clean vodka with a slight herbal note, making it an excellent base for a variety of summer cocktails.

Cocktail of the Month: Limoncello Spritz

Celebrate the onset of summer with our cocktail of the month, the Limoncello Spritz. A refreshing mix of Luxardo Limoncello, soda water, thyme, and Vitalia Organic Prosecco creates a herbaceous citrus Prosecco spritz that’s perfect for welcoming the warmer months.

In-Store Tasting Events: A Journey Through Flavours

Join us for our in-store tasting events this month, where we’ll be showcasing a diverse range of wines:

  • 26th & 27th April – Discover the elegance of Jean Leon with their Chardonnay and Merlot, offering a taste of Spain’s finest.
  • 3rd & 4th May Explore the rich and robust flavours of Argentina with Trivento Reserve Malbec & Trivento Gold Reserve Malbec.
  • 9th & 10th May Sample the bold Dynamite Shiraz & the crisp Dynamite Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for those who love intense flavours.
  • 16th & 17th May Indulge in the refined tastes of France with Pascal JOLIVET POUILLY FUME, Pascal JOLIVET Sancerre, and Domaine Ott Château Romassan Bandol Rosé.

May Bank Holiday Suggestions

This bank holiday, why not pack a picnic with a selection of our featured wines and head to your local park? Or host a tasting event in your garden, sampling our curated spirits and creating your own Limoncello Spritz. Whatever your plans, Wine Rack is here to enhance your experience with quality drinks and expert recommendations.

Discover More with Wine Rack

This May Bank Holiday, let Wine Rack be your guide to a summer filled with discovery, enjoyment, and the finest drinks. With our vast selection, find your nearest store with our Store locator to keep up to date with in store tasting and any Wine Events.