Drinks to enjoy at home this summer – Takeaway wine Brighton
Amathus drinks is an Aladdin’s cave of the best takeaway wine Brighton has to offer. The staff at Amathus will help you pick out the perfect bottle, no matter what your budget, occasion or taste.
With BBQ, picnic and party season in full swing, Felix from Amathus lends us a helping hand with a few drink recommendations for the summer ahead.
Since moving to the UK in 2006, Australian born Felix has tasted and travelled his way through the wine industry. From senior store manager at wine giants Majestic and opening the English Wine and Spirits Company to bossing wholesale operations for independent London wine agency Borough Wines, Felix couldn’t resist the pull of the seaside moving to Brighton to begin a new role with Amathus Drinks. He can’t resist anything from Rhone, a chilled spanish white or a celebratory glass of English bubbly. If you are passing, pop in for some banging wine recommendations from the man himself.
Fox & Fox is a local, multi-award-winning producer. The Blanc de Noirs was recently awarded a platinum medal by Decanter magazine and recommended on Saturday Kitchen by Olly Smith. Honeyed fruit, quince and nectarine combine with freshness and weight. It’s complex, rich and vibrant on the palate showing true elegance and expert craft (woman!) ship.
What a drop this is! Anyone who was lucky enough to try this in our slushie machine during Brighton Cocktail Week will know how delicious and summery it is. A combination of smoky Alipus mezcal, Pamplemousse liqueur, sucre de cane, falernum, pink grapefruit juice and fresh lime juice. So basically earthy, sweet and sour in perfect balance. Its refreshing pink grapefruit juice burst is a dream. A salty rim to finish it off?
The area of Mt. Etna produces fantastic wines from little known grape varieties, such as the Carricante that we see here. This great wine from Vivera is Organic, refreshingly dry with a pleasing texture from lees ageing, with flavours of white grapefruit, stone fruit and a slight note of bitter almond. Think the love child of Sancerre, Riesling and old-world Chenin Blanc.
Essentially a mango based Pina Colada. It’s a naughty smoothie. Tropical flavours of passionfruit, pineapple and coconut cream with a touch of vanilla liqueur. Pink umbrella definitely required.
Spanish whites are currently in the spotlight because of their freshness, weight and excellent food compatibility, particularly shellfish and seafood. What a textbook example of Albarino. More of your Viognier-style Albarino – Floral with white peach and citrus ending with a welcoming streak of salinity. It’s unoaked so it’s all varietal character.
So delicious and can be served with simplicity. An Italian bitter in the same vein as Campari except for its all-natural colours and is slightly sweeter tones. It’s definitely drinkable by itself over ice, and a wheel of orange, as a spritzer or with Moscato d’Asti and white grapefruit juice.