All about castang wine shippers - mail order wine in the UK

"A day without wine is like a day without sunshine"


"we hope that our new wine list and periodic special offers will brighten your day!

We have pleasure in welcoming you to our Internet Web site originally launched in May 1999, and introducing you to our wine portfolio 201/18. The site is updated with an amended list annually in June. You will find our list of wines is one of the most comprehensive available on the Internet today. In addition to this site, nicely presented 'hard copy' price lists are available on request as well as a downloadable winelist in Adobe PDF format or Microsoft Word. We can be contacted by telephone, fax or email. We offer regular delivery services to all parts of the UK, and charges for delivery are available on request. During the past 38 years, our family business has attempted to build an interesting list of quality wines, which not only represents value for money but also offers interesting and unusual products from wine regions around the world. We feel that we have wines to suit all tastes and pockets, selected from some of the best growers in all countries. We believe that where honest and accurate comparisons can be made, our prices compare more than favourably with those found in supermarkets.

Our 2017/2018 wine list which continues our policy of offering carefully selected wines of character, quality and value for money from many of the worlds leading wine makers. Every product in the list has been carefully selected by us in an attempt to produce a balanced portfolio containing a variety of styles from classic French, through the best of Europe to some of the most exciting wines from the New World. In general, we try to keep major brands from our list, as we believe that the demand for exclusive hand crafted wines is increasing at the expense of mass produced branded products, many of which lack character and regionality. Indeed, we make a point of tasting many of the lower priced wines available in the high street. We generally find them disappointing, being mostly bland, lacking in any individuality, and having great similarities with each other. “Flying wine makers” who travel the world’s vineyards each year at the various harvest times make many of those choices for sale.

We have spent much time in sourcing quality "lower priced wines" and we now have an extensive range of exclusive wines in this category for what is a most important sector of the market. A number of such wines are available from France, including the Inspiration range of varietals: Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Merlot. From Bodegas Muerza in Navarra, the Pleno Viura and Tempranillo have proved very popular. New world wines in this category include Karoola Ridge Semillon/Chardonnay and Cabernet/Shiraz from Australia and CYT Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from Chile. We believe our prices will compete well with the "high street" and additionally we offer free home delivery

The sales of Rose wines has seen enormous growth in recent years, and we now offer a large selection of such wines, including the outstanding Cabernet from Principe de Viana in Navarra, together with wines from Bergerac, Anjou, Sancerre and Tavel in France, and a pleasant light Merlot from Chile. With a hot summer in prospect we expect sales to continue growing. New this year is a stunning Vine de Pay D’Oc Grenache rose.

We have spent much time in the Loire Valley recently and as a result have added stunning Anjou Rouge (red) to the list. This is from the same wonderful estate, Château de La Roulerie, as the barrel fermented Anjou Blanc and the outstanding Savennieres, which we listed last year for the first time. The demand for dry Chenin Blanc is increasing, and these wines are well suited to West Country seafood dishes. We have also listed a Coteaux du Layon from this estate. Please try some of the beautiful individual and authentic French wines in our list before many of the smaller growers in more obscure areas give up the struggle to make distinctive and regional wines, and switch to cows and cabbages instead!

Other new listings this year include Cotes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape from the Berthet-Rayne family. Some fabulous Boutique wines from Tuscany and Veneto in Italy. Also we are now dealing with four new estates for our South African selection, which has seen several changes this year. There are several other new listings, which I am sure you will find when browsing through the new list.

Increased worldwide demand has put pressure on Champagne prices, and although we have seen increases in the prices of the top cuvees, we are delighted that our own Champagne Robert continues to offer great value. Winston Churchill's favourite, Pol Roger, offers quite outstanding quality, and as the great man said." A single glass of Champagne imparts a feeling of exhilaration..... A bottle produces the contrary effect!"

Castang wine shippers are the sole organisers of the Cornwall Wine Fair, which attracts some 3000 wine lovers each year. When one wine fair closes, we begin planning the next event which is always held Locally. More than 300 wines are available for tasting together with presentations of West Country food drink and craft products. Entrance tickets and stand spaces are available on request to our customers, and prospective customers prior to the event.

Established in 1979 Castang is one of the largest privately owned and independent wine shippers in the South West. We feel that quality products backed up by excellent service and attention to detail are crucial for any independent business, and we aim to do just that. Our dedicated team is on hand to offer any help or advise that you may need. If you have any queries, you are welcome to contact Jonathan, Philip, Janet, Mel or myself at any time.

Best wishes, sincerely, David J Hearnden
Cornwall and France - June 2017

TELEPHONE : (00 44) 01503 220359
FAX: (00 44) 01503 220650
EMAIL : sales@castang-wines.co.uk

P.S. Introduce a wine-drinking friend to us, and when they purchase a case of wine from us we will send you a special two-bottle pack of wine as a ‘thank you’.

web designers note; As a former 'pub trade' account with Castang wines, I can vouch for the quality of the boxed and bottled house wines supplied by Castang Wines. They are smooth and fresh, and very drinkable.

Updated June 2017

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