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!

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Summer Swigs with THE PIG

With holidays abroad getting less and less likely for most of us this summer, we have turned to our friends at SWIG to bring the sunshine direct to your door.

In May we teamed up with SWIG to create two cases of wine to bring the restaurant to you at home! This August, our Sommeliers and the guys at SWIG have curated two cases of wine that have the magical powers to make us feel like we’re on holiday, even if we’ve only got as far as the garden!

 

What are we drinking? 

Relaxing with a glass of wine abroad is one of the best things about going away so to transport you to warmer climes you can sip on some of the finest exports from our favourite destinations, including Provence, the Western Cape, Sicily, the rolling hills of northern Italy, and the vast open countryside of southern Portugal.

The wines have been chosen by our Sommeliers Luke, Ed, Greg and Istvan and come with their own personal tasting notes and recommendations of what to tuck into with a glass - simple home cooked food/amazing wine combos…we hope you enjoy! 

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

£119.40 (normally £165)

Delicious daily drinking wines for £9.95 a bottle, usually £13.75 a bottle.

  • Includes a brilliant Rosé - much better than the usual - from the heart of Provence 
  • A Chenin that is regularly rated one of the best in South Africa 
  • A delightful Italian white from Piemonte
  • A smooth classy Merlot 
  • A red Bordeaux blend that seriously over delivers and has the aroma of walking into the finest chocolate shop 
  • A new wave Portuguese red made by their winemaker of the  year 

 

*Special offer Code* – PIGDAILY

 

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Wild Weekends 

6 bottles

£101.70 (normally £145)

Weekend wine and midweek treats averaging around £16.95 a bottle, usually £24.16 a bottle.

  • Includes a Northern Rhone Viognier gem
  • A jaw-dropping Portuguese white
  • A new wave South African white from the genius producer, Blank Bottle
  • A fine, Burgundy style of Morgon from one of France’s legendary producers,
  • A beautifully complex Ripasso from a winemaker who learned from Quintarelli, one of Italy’s greatest producers
  • and a delicious mature, 2008, Bordeaux blend

 

*Special Offer Code* – PIGWILD

 

Taste with THE PIG

*Free to join*
Virtual wine tasting of the Daily Drinkers case
Thursday, 20th August, 6pm to 7.30pm

Join Swig’s founder, Robin, Sommelier Ed from THE PIG-near-Bath and one of the world’s top rated winemakers from South Africa, Adi Badenhorst, (whose Chenin Blanc 2019 features in the Daily Drinkers) for an online Zoom tasting of the 6 wines from your Daily Drinkers case, with suggested snacks that you can prepare at home. You can open as few or as many as you like. The session will last from 6 - 7.30 pm on 20th August. Bear in mind the wines will keep for a few days once opened, so don’t hold back on opening a few.

You can ask questions about wine, in general, on the live chat by typing in your question to the experts who are brilliant at making wine accessible.

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.

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