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)

Macabeo, Las Corazas 2017
Castilla y Leon, Spain

19.50


Riesling, Allendorf 2017
Rheingau, Germany

28.00


Douro Branco, Feitoria 2016
Douro, Portugal

28.00


Macon Solutre-Pouilly, Romanin 2017
Maconnais, France

33.00


Zenit, Tornai 2016
Somlo, Hungary

21.00


Cotes de Gascogne, Rendez-Vous 2016
South West France

21.50

 



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. 


The EDS Bottle Shop

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.

Wine Suppers

Email us here you'd like to be kept on top of our upcoming wine events, from Wine Dinners to less formal EDS Supper Clubs.  All showcase the taste and judgement of our outstanding stable of importers.  Tickets £60 a head for wine dinners, a little less for Supper Clubs.

Open Reds (all by glass and carafe)

Bordeaux, Ch. de Laussac 2015
Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux

27.00


Bardolino, Monte dei Roari 2016
Veneto, Italy

25.00


Sangiovese, Broccatelli 2016
Umbria, Italy
19.50

Agiorgitiko, Cab. Sauv., Skouras 2015
Nemea, Greece

20.00


Lagrein, Vinteloper 2017
South Australia

29.50


Tempranillo, Albizu 2016
Rioja, Spain

21.50


 


"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