Our Favourite Merchants

We rely substantially on our relationships with our wine merchants.  So we choose them carefully. They bring us wines which make make us go ooh! and they introduce us to winemakers with stories.

Click below to visit some of our favourite suppliers' websites.

Astrum Winecellars
Vinetrail
Fingal Rock Wines
Raymond Reynolds
More Wine
Bat and Bottle
Lea & Sandeman
Eclectic Wines
Carte Blanche Wines
The Wine Barn 

 
Open Whites
(all by glass and carafe)

Zenit, Tornai 2013
Somlo, Hungary

20.50

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Airen Sauvignon Blanc, Plot 22 2013
Penedes, Spain

23.50


Vinho Verde, Raza 2014
Douro, Portugal

25.50


Trebbiano, Frentano 2014
Abruzzo, Italy

17.50


Riesling, Red Slate, Gottelmann 2013
Nahe, Germany

30.00


Chablis, Pommier 2011
Chablis, France

33.50

 
Montravel, Domaine de Perreau 2013
Dordogne, France
26.50
 
Santorini, Armetis Karamelengos 2014
Santorini, Greece
27.00

 



Whimsy on wine

The myth: 
a restaurant which says it spends much time choosing its wine list.

The truth:
one merchant will supply all of their wine and will sometimes write their list for them.

To justify a mark up (or, rather, because we love it) we try to make wine an area where we are radically better.  We want our guests to discover new wines and wine areas.

 

 

  • We taste with a handful of merchants, each regionally specialised, the only way to achieve variety and quality.
  • We have 4 or 5 people who take part in these regular tastings: it is not seen as the droit de proprietaire. Sadly.
  • Most of us have taken wine exams. This doesn't mean we know more than our guests, but we can help and should know the wines we list.
  • We offer up to about 20 wines by 125ml and 175ml glass sizes and, even better, by the carafe. Meaning you don’t have to compromise on which wines you choose.
  • We have always limited the profit we make on better wines so that all wines on our list are more affordable. 


Take a bottle or two away

The wines you see on our list are very rarely seen in shops. In fact, if we see one of our wines in a supermarket, we usually delist it.

So if you have liked what you've drunk, we are happy to sell you any of our wines at a very reasonable price, usually just our cost price plus a two pound coin. Brilliant if you’re staying nearby.

Email us here for details or if you're interested in our Wine Dinners. Our next one (Friday 3 November) will showcase the wines of one of our newest importers, Carte Blanche Wines.  Tickets £60 a head.

Open Reds (all by glass and carafe)

Merlot Kotsifali, Karavitakis 2012
Crete, Greece

26.00


Beyra Tinto 2013
Beira Interior, Portugal

27.00


Sangiovese, Broccatelli 2014
Umbria, Italy
17.50

Centopassi Rosso 2013
Sicily, Italy

20.00


Pinot Noir, Johanneshof Reinisch 2013
Thermenregion, Austria

34.00


Chinon, Couly Dutheil 2013
Loire, France

27.50


Barbera d'Asti 2013
Piedmont, Italy

24.50

 
Quinta Milu 2014
Ribera del Duero, Spain
27.00

 


"You know that every wine on their list has been rigorously selected for its inherent quality and value-for-money"
Nick Brooks, Vine Trail
iescape Taste Of The West Michelin Guide Sawdays
Tel: 01736 731 222
bookings@oldcoastguardhotel.co.uk
The Old Coastguard, The Parade, Mousehole
Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6PR