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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.
164 2016 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Rolly Gassmann. Alsace, France
The uniquely exotic perfume of Gewürz; semi-sweet and intensely spicy more...
£25.00
328 2017 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant more...
£29.00
552 2017 CARMENERE, Gran Reserva, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Dried grapes, Amarone style - rich and luscious more...
£16.95
580 2016 PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, Papale Oro, Varvaglione. Puglia, Italy
WARNING - high alcohol 'fruit-bomb'! more...
£28.00
588 2017 AMARONE, Alpha Zeta. Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Dried grapes giving huge concentration. Very good value for an Amarone more...
£33.00
919 2017 BEN RYÉ, Donnafugata. Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily, Italy (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
956 2016 OLIVARES, 'Dulce Monastrell'. Jumilla, Spain (50cl bottle)
Sweet, red and fortified – from ancient Monastrell vines. A match for cherry or chocolate more...
£22.00
966 2014 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Vintage style but ready for drinking more...
£17.95
967 2012 THE BISHOP OF NORWICH, Late Bottled Vintage. Simonsberg, South Africa
Outstanding Port-style red from the Cape more...
£22.00
974 2005 VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de La Rosa
Not expensive for serious vintage Port. Powerful but already approachable more...
£59.00
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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.
164 2016 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Rolly Gassmann. Alsace, France
The uniquely exotic perfume of Gewürz; semi-sweet and intensely spicy more...
£25.00
VIEW
328 2017 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant more...
£29.00
VIEW
552 2017 CARMENERE, Gran Reserva, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Dried grapes, Amarone style - rich and luscious more...
£16.95
VIEW
580 2016 PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, Papale Oro, Varvaglione. Puglia, Italy
WARNING - high alcohol 'fruit-bomb'! more...
£28.00
VIEW
588 2017 AMARONE, Alpha Zeta. Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Dried grapes giving huge concentration. Very good value for an Amarone more...
£33.00
VIEW
919 2017 BEN RYÉ, Donnafugata. Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily, Italy (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
956 2016 OLIVARES, 'Dulce Monastrell'. Jumilla, Spain (50cl bottle)
Sweet, red and fortified – from ancient Monastrell vines. A match for cherry or chocolate more...
£22.00
VIEW
966 2014 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Vintage style but ready for drinking more...
£17.95
VIEW
967 2012 THE BISHOP OF NORWICH, Late Bottled Vintage. Simonsberg, South Africa
Outstanding Port-style red from the Cape more...
£22.00
VIEW
974 2005 VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de La Rosa
Not expensive for serious vintage Port. Powerful but already approachable more...
£59.00
VIEW
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