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The OLD BRIDGE

Wine Shop

At every price level, an outstanding selection
of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW

FOOD MATCH; STRONG (STINKY) CHEESE

Here we are thinking of strong soft cheeses (Camembert, Brie or any of the French stinky varieties) which are best with ultra rich or semi-sweet whites - Alsace Gewurz or Pinot Gris being the obvious choices. If it must be red, go for something with lusciousness, almost to the point of sweetness.

Strong, hard cheese (mature Cheddars, Pecorino, Parmesan) can work with a variety of serious red wine - so just stick with the red from your main course or move onto Port.

Blue cheese needs sweet wine or Port.
328 2017 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant more...
£29.00
552 2018 CARMENERE, Gran Reserva, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Dried grapes, Amarone style - rich and luscious more...
£16.95
580 2017 PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, Papale Oro, Varvaglione. Puglia, Italy (stock due April 8th)
WARNING - high alcohol 'fruit-bomb'! more...
£28.00
586 2017 AMARONE, Alpha Zeta. Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Dried grapes giving huge concentration. Very good value for an Amarone more...
£33.00
919 2018 BEN RYÉ, Donnafugata. Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily (Half bottle)
Zibbibo (Sicilian Muscat) partly air-dried. Spectacular quality more...
£39.95
926 1996 Château D'YQUEM, 1er Cru Classé Supérieur. Sauternes (Half)
An excellent year for Sauternes more...
£170.00
967 2012 THE BISHOP OF NORWICH, Late Bottled Vintage. Simonsberg, South Africa
Outstanding Port-style red from the Cape more...
£22.00
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Here we are thinking of strong soft cheeses (Camembert, Brie or any of the French stinky varieties) which are best with ultra rich or semi-sweet whites - Alsace Gewurz or Pinot Gris being the obvious choices. If it must be red, go for something with lusciousness, almost to the point of sweetness.

Strong, hard cheese (mature Cheddars, Pecorino, Parmesan) can work with a variety of serious red wine - so just stick with the red from your main course or move onto Port.

Blue cheese needs sweet wine or Port.
328 2017 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant more...
£29.00
VIEW
552 2018 CARMENERE, Gran Reserva, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Dried grapes, Amarone style - rich and luscious more...
£16.95
VIEW
580 2017 PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, Papale Oro, Varvaglione. Puglia, Italy (stock due April 8th)
WARNING - high alcohol 'fruit-bomb'! more...
£28.00
VIEW
586 2017 AMARONE, Alpha Zeta. Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Dried grapes giving huge concentration. Very good value for an Amarone more...
£33.00
VIEW
919 2018 BEN RYÉ, Donnafugata. Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily (Half bottle)
Zibbibo (Sicilian Muscat) partly air-dried. Spectacular quality more...
£39.95
VIEW
926 1996 Château D'YQUEM, 1er Cru Classé Supérieur. Sauternes (Half)
An excellent year for Sauternes more...
£170.00
VIEW
967 2012 THE BISHOP OF NORWICH, Late Bottled Vintage. Simonsberg, South Africa
Outstanding Port-style red from the Cape more...
£22.00
VIEW
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