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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.
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. Puglia, Italy
WARNING - high alcohol 'fruit-bomb'! more...
£28.00
586 2018 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
966 2016 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Vintage style but ready for drinking more...
£17.95
967 2018 THE BISHOP OF NORWICH, Cape Vintage. Simonsberg, South Africa
Outstanding Port-style red from the Cape more...
£22.00
972 2009 VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de La Rosa
Not expensive for serious vintage Port. Powerful but already approachable more...
£59.00
1340 2020 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant. The 2020 needs maturation - at its bests from 2023. more...
£29.00
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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.
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. Puglia, Italy
WARNING - high alcohol 'fruit-bomb'! more...
£28.00
VIEW
586 2018 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
966 2016 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de la Rosa (50cl bottle)
Vintage style but ready for drinking more...
£17.95
VIEW
967 2018 THE BISHOP OF NORWICH, Cape Vintage. Simonsberg, South Africa
Outstanding Port-style red from the Cape more...
£22.00
VIEW
972 2009 VINTAGE PORT, Quinta de La Rosa
Not expensive for serious vintage Port. Powerful but already approachable more...
£59.00
VIEW
1340 2020 AMBER WINE, Cullen. Margaret River, Australia
“Orange wine” – fermented on the skins. Curious but brilliant. The 2020 needs maturation - at its bests from 2023. more...
£29.00
VIEW
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