Sadly, the Trout Wine Shop closed for the last time in January 2014 and the space is now a popular self-catering holiday let, called Little Trout. However, although the physical shop has gone, the website lives on and I aim to continue to offer an interesting and personal selection of wines for sale. Since browsing my shelves is no longer an option, it is now possible to browse virtually.
Wine continues to be what this list is all about - wine that has been selected because it is interesting, enjoyable and which, while offering good value for money, is not included because it fits an arbitrarily set 'price point'. Nearly three quarters of the wines in this list fall between £6 and £12 per bottle because this is where, I believe, the best value is to be found. These are wines that I am passionate about - I hope you will share that passion.
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2020 Price List
Such is my enthusiasm for the wines of South Africa that I list them first. Why the enthusiam? It is because, for me, these wines combine the best of the "old" world and the best of the "new" in wine making terms. Many grape varieties seem to grow better in South Africa than they do anywhere else - Chenin Blanc being a prime example. Another would be the wonderful Mourvèdre which you can find as a single varietal wine in the south of France and, as Monastrell, in Spain but somehow it gains another dimension in Swartland (particularly but not exclusively). The selection here includes some truly great wines and I have seldom, if ever, encountered a bad bottle. Please give them a go!
Collection & Delivery
Wine orders can still be collected from The Trout but, as my stock is no longer stored on site, advance warning of a visit is advisable, preferrably by email.
We are delighted to quote prices for delivery to any part of the UK mainland which, wherever possible, will be on our own vehicles but we cannot guarantee either speed or cheapness! Please do ask - you may be surprised. We offer prompt, free delivery (minimum 12 bottles of wine) within 20 mile radius of Nether Wallop. We can deliver to other areas by arrangement (whenever possible, at no extra charge) so those living more than 20 miles from Nether Wallop need not be afraid to order from this list!
Please note that the case price shown in this list applies to any purchase of at least one dozen bottles of wine, which can be mixed. You do not have to buy 12 bottles of the same wine to qualify for the discount. The reductions offered vary between 5% and 10% (sometimes more) so it does pay to buy by the case.
We accept payment by MasterCard, Visa, Delta and Maestro for all transactions over £10. Please note that we can also take credit card payments over the telephone, subject to the standard security procedures.
Glass hire is still be available for parties, again by prior arrangement.
Free glass hire / Sale or Return facility / The Search for the Obscure (let us find your favourite wine, the one you thought you couldn't get any longer).
Wine Descriptions & Advice
If you would like further information about anything listed, just ask!
Email / Website
If you have any enquiries about this list or the wines therein, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is updated regularly with new wines and vintage changes so please come back and have another look from time to time.
Terms & Conditions
All wines are offered subject to availability. Prices are quoted per bottle or per unit. Prices are correct at time of publication but are subject to any duty or currency fluctuations. Discounted prices are offered on the basis that full case quantities are purchased and collected from The Trout. E&OE.