Swig with THE PIG

THE PIG Sommelier team have created 2 cases of wine for you to swig at home!

Wine is a big part of THE PIG experience; we believe it is to be enjoyed and shared and should not be a daunting topic! Our Sommeliers love nothing more than to talk about it all night to those that will listen; they are there to simplify it, to take away anything pretentious and to help you to find something that you really love drinking.

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Swig are importers and suppliers of delicious undiscovered wines that punch above their weight - it is for wine lovers and not wine snobs! Robin Davis, the founder of Swig, and his team are all about discovering, drinking and sharing great wine, an ethos that we very much share at THE PIG. Swig are on a mission to discover amazing wines made by amazing people in amazing places, and our Sommeliers love sharing these wines with you in our restaurants!

So, whilst we can’t pour you a glass in person, Swig and our Sommeliers have come together to create 2 cases of wine to bring the restaurant to you!

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Two carefully selected cases of wine including a diverse range of grapes and regions designed to introduce you to something new. The wines have been chosen by our Sommeliers Luke, Ed, Greg and Istvan and  each case comes with the team's own personal tasting notes and recommendations of what to tuck into with a glass.

At THE PIG, we think the very best way to enjoy exceptional bottles of wine is with the simplest and humblest foods. That way you don’t have to think about the food too much and you can concentrate on – and fully appreciate – the wine. So that’s what you can expect, simple home cooked food/amazing wine combos…we hope you enjoy.

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To apply THE PIG price for each case, just use THE PIG promotional code at Checkout, and click redeem. 

If you would like both cases you need to order each case as a separate order and enter the promotional code.

If you wish to order by email the details are Rachael@swig.co.uk
Or phone Monday to Friday 020 8995 7060

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Daily Drinkers 

12 bottles £132 (normally £188)

Delicious daily drinking wines averaging £11 a bottle but normally £15.65 a bottle.

Two bottles each of an ultra refreshing Galician Albarino, a new wave Cape white with wild flowers and herbs, and bone dry, zingy lime Riesling. In reds, a wild strawberry scented and earthy Pinot Noir, a rich, smooth Spanish alternative to Rioja, and a beautiful Tuscan red made just South of Montalcino.

• Riesling, Weingut Winter, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2018
• Palomino/Semillon, ‘Papegaai’ AA Badenhorst, Swartland, South Africa, 2019
• Albariño, Nai e Senora, Terra de Asorei, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2019
• Pinot Noir, Soli, Miroglio, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria, 2017
• Tempranillo, Buro, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2016
• Sangiovese/Cabernet/Merlot Rosso No 1 Tenuta Tobia, 15/16/18 Tuscany, Italy

*THE PIG Special offer Code* – PIGDAILY

 

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Wild Weekends 

6 bottles £132 (normally £195) 

Wild weekend treats averaging £22 a bottle, including a Bordeaux blend from Tuscany, next to the famous Sassicaia, at £45, that has beaten its neighbour in blind tastings; South Africa’s Chardonnay of the year, from Hermanus, normally £44; an up and coming producer from Burgundy that rivals big names; Pinot Noir from one of Australia’s most awarded wineries; a mountain white from one of the most exciting producers of Jurancon and one of our most interesting discoveries ; and a Stellenbosch Cabernet that is rated one of the best.

• Petit Manseng/Gros Manseng, Jurancon Sec, Tauzy, Franck Lihour, Domaine Castera, France, 2017
• Chardonnay, ‘Calcaire’ Domaine du Château de Messey, Mâcon Cruzille, Burgundy, France, 2018
• Chardonnay, Restless River, Ava Marie, Hermanus, South Africa, 2017
• Pinot Noir, Red Claw, Yabby Lake, Mornington Peninsula, Australia, 2018
• Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, ‘Indaco’ Tenuta Sette Cieli, Tuscany, Italy, 2015
• Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Keermont Estate Reserve, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2014

*THE PIG Special Offer Code* – PIGWILD

 

Meet the Sommeliers

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Name  - Luke Harbor

Which PIG do you work at?

THE PIG-at Bridge Place

How long have you been a Sommelier and what got you into this role?

4 years - the excitement of endless discovery, the nuance of detail that can be learnt and the joy of sharing an experience with others.

If you could only drink one wine for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Nearly impossible to give this an answer! If I had to choose my desert island wine it would have to be Ridge, Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon with a decent bit of age.

What’s your favourite pairing of food and wine?
Simplicity and drinking what you’re in the mood for. I don’t get too hung up about finding the ‘perfect’ pairing. BBQ meat and spicy Syrah (Mature Cornas) or I must confess, take-away fried chicken and Champagne is always fun.

 

Name - Greg Turner-Deeks

Which PIG do you work at?
THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay.

How long have you been a Sommelier and what got you into this role?
I have always worked in the hospitality industry, along with stints as a brewer and distiller! I have been working as a Sommelier for around five years after becoming more closely focussed on wine while travelling.

If you could only drink one wine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I could drink one wine for the rest of my life it would be ‘Phinca Thousand Mils’, a Rioja Blanco by Bodegas Bhilar. My ‘eureka moment’ in the wine world was while spending time at this tiny one-man-band winery run by David Sampedro-Gil in Rioja Alavesa. David’s wines are utterly delicious and totally respectful to the environment and his territory. This white wine is fermented on its skins and aged extensively in very large old oak barrels, making it reminiscent of baked apples, quince, chamomile, preserved lemon, toasted nuts and honey. It is clean enough to drink well-chilled in an abundance, but also richly textured and complex enough to serve a little warmer, making it perfect for every situation!

What’s your favourite pairing of food and wine?
My favourite food and wine pairing is super simple and very classic – well aged Jamón Ibérico Bellota with a glass of Fino Sherry. Amazing!

 

Name - Ed Osborne

Which PIG do you work at?
THE PIG-near Bath

How long have you been a Sommelier and what got you into this role?
Approaching 5 years now, it’s gone very fast! I spent most of my childhood holidays at my Grandfather’s home in Bergerac as a youngster. The house was literally nestled amongst Cabernet Franc vine rows. I have fond memories of visiting wineries with him, so I’m sure that made an impression!

If you could only drink one wine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Old vine Chenin Blanc from Swartland, South Africa! Concentrated, complex, yet bracingly fresh!

What’s your favourite pairing of food and wine?
1er Cru Chablis with Fish and Chips…classic for a reason!

 

Name - Istvan Patko

Which PIG do you work at?
THE PIG-at Combe

How long have you been a Sommelier and what got you into this role?
I started to work as a fulltime sommelier four years ago in 2016. I was always interested in wines since I helped my grandpa when he made his own. I joined Lime Wood in early 2016, they had an amazing wine list and a great wine team. Then I decided that’s what I want to do as my career.

If you could only drink one wine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It would be a red, from a region named Villany, in Hungary.

What’s your favourite pairing of food and wine?
Aged Sangiovese with truffle gnocchi.