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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.
150 2014 NUSSBERG, Gemischter Satz, Wieninger. Vienna, Austria
A parcel of very old vines (five different varieties) next to the Danube more...
£27.50
164 2015 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Rolly Gassmann. Alsace, France
The uniquely exotic perfume of Gewürz; semi-sweet and intensely spicy more...
£24.00
230 2016 SEMILLON, Old Vines from Patagonia, Riccitelli. Argentina
An extraordinary Semillon - intense richness and concentration more...
£36.00
328 2014 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant more...
£27.00
552 2015 CARMENERE RESERVA, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Dried grapes, Amarone style - rich and luscious. Very special price as there has been a problem with the labelling on this wine (please ask!) more...
£15.95 £9.95
580 2015 PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, Papale Oro, Varvaglione. Puglia, Italy
WARNING - high alcohol 'fruit-bomb'! more...
£27.00
588 2014 AMARONE, Alpha Zeta. Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Dried grapes giving huge concentration. Very good value for an Amarone more...
£33.00
919 2015 BEN RYÉ, Donnafugata. Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily, Italy (Half bottle)
Zibbibo (Sicilian Muscat) partly air-dried. Spectacular quality more...
£36.00
926 1996 Château D'YQUEM, 1er Cru Classé Supérieur. Sauternes (Half)
An excellent year for Sauternes more...
£170.00
956 2013 OLIVARES, 'Dulce Monastrell'. Jumilla, Spain (50cl bottle)
Sweet, red and fortified – from ancient Monastrell vines. A match for cherry or chocolate more...
£21.00
964 FINEST RESERVE, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Top quality family-owned estate. A fine example of a youthful, ripe, luscious style more...
£14.50
966 2013 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Vintage style but ready for drinking more...
£17.95
967 2016 THE BISHOP OF NORWICH. Calitzdorp, South Africa
Outstanding Port-style red from the Cape more...
£19.95
974 2004 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.
150 2014 NUSSBERG, Gemischter Satz, Wieninger. Vienna, Austria
A parcel of very old vines (five different varieties) next to the Danube more...
£27.50
VIEW
164 2015 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Rolly Gassmann. Alsace, France
The uniquely exotic perfume of Gewürz; semi-sweet and intensely spicy more...
£24.00
VIEW
230 2016 SEMILLON, Old Vines from Patagonia, Riccitelli. Argentina
An extraordinary Semillon - intense richness and concentration more...
£36.00
VIEW
328 2014 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant more...
£27.00
VIEW
552 2015 CARMENERE RESERVA, Falernia. Elqui Valley, Chile
Dried grapes, Amarone style - rich and luscious. Very special price as there has been a problem with the labelling on this wine (please ask!) more...
£15.95 £9.95
VIEW
580 2015 PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA, Papale Oro, Varvaglione. Puglia, Italy
WARNING - high alcohol 'fruit-bomb'! more...
£27.00
VIEW
588 2014 AMARONE, Alpha Zeta. Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Dried grapes giving huge concentration. Very good value for an Amarone more...
£33.00
VIEW
919 2015 BEN RYÉ, Donnafugata. Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily, Italy (Half bottle)
Zibbibo (Sicilian Muscat) partly air-dried. Spectacular quality more...
£36.00
VIEW
926 1996 Château D'YQUEM, 1er Cru Classé Supérieur. Sauternes (Half)
An excellent year for Sauternes more...
£170.00
VIEW
956 2013 OLIVARES, 'Dulce Monastrell'. Jumilla, Spain (50cl bottle)
Sweet, red and fortified – from ancient Monastrell vines. A match for cherry or chocolate more...
£21.00
VIEW
964 FINEST RESERVE, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Top quality family-owned estate. A fine example of a youthful, ripe, luscious style more...
£14.50
VIEW
966 2013 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Vintage style but ready for drinking more...
£17.95
VIEW
967 2016 THE BISHOP OF NORWICH. Calitzdorp, South Africa
Outstanding Port-style red from the Cape more...
£19.95
VIEW
974 2004 VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de La Rosa
Not expensive for serious vintage Port. Powerful but already approachable more...
£59.00
VIEW
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