What we're recommending for Winter 2017...
Three Boys Oyster Stout (6.3%) 500ml
Not only is it NZ's most awarded Craft Beer, but it's also Good for your HEALTH & SEX Drive!!
Beer is now known to: Safeguard your heart, boost your immunity, protect your bones and the phytoestrogens keep "things" going for longer...!
Stout is packed full of antioxidants (about twice as many as pale beers) plus if your drinking Oyster stout you add the health benefits of our little molluscs Oysters, which are full of vitamin B12, iron and zinc. So you get a double whammy!
Winter Wine Special!
Pirramimma - Vineyard selection
Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre (GSM) 2013
International Wine Challenge: Best Australian Producer of the year 2015
This wine has such balance and pedigree, it will happily keep at it's prime until 2023, but i'd say as it's "probably the most enjoyable way to warm up these winter evenings...why wait !"
Buy 2.5 doz & get 6 bottles Free!
"Gin is always in at Long Cloud Wines & Spirits"....and no more so than this month as we celebrate World Gin Day - June 10th
Our top three gins for Winter...
1) Kiwi distilled, Broken Heart, Barrel Aged gin (Cromwell, Otago) - with a creamy fruit crumble richness imparted by the 6 months in Chardonnay barrels, this is a great option for the cooler weather - serve neat with a lump of ice or with your favourite mixer (try lemonade or ginger ale for a change & a stick of cinnamon to garnish).
Broken Heart gins, the perfect way to celebrate true friendship... (also available from this boutique distillery: Quince gin, Original and Navy Strength at a galvanising 57%)
2) Conker gin, (700ml 40%) Distilled using British wheat spirit and 10 botanicals including some native to Dorset (SW England) including Gorse Flowers, Samphire (sea asparagus) and elderberries
Accolades: The Gin Masters 2016 (The Spirits Business) Double Gold for London Dry & Super Premium.
2) Silent Pool gin, (700ml 43%) A classic London dry style gin at heart, yet with refreshingly individual floral and kafir lime twist.
It is full-bodied and fresh, with depth, clarity, and above all else flavour. Produced with 24 unique botanicals, rich and clean juniper-driven spirit with floral layers of lavender and chamomile. Fresh notes of citrus and kafir lime are grounded with the subtle sweetness of local honey, creating a well-balanced gin that is both traditional and refreshingly individual.