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James Hocking Wine

Superb California wines? Tick. Sold with spirit?! There's only one JAMES HOCKING...



TIME: 17:30 - 18:00

James Hocking Wine is a specialist Californian wine agency company. James has over two decades of experience in the wine industry, mostly specialising in the importation and sale of the best wines from the Golden State. He has a personal relationship with all the vintners and imports & stores in temperature-controlled conditions. He believes that product knowledge and service to be at the very heart of what the business does and that, coupled with among the world’s finest wines, makes James Hocking Wine the first choice for the best Californian bottles.

James Hocking is the founder, MD, stock-counter, box stacker and head drinker at James Hocking wine and has a remarkably complete education on the best bottles from the Golden State. He is always happy to give candid, uncensored advice. The tasting today will focus on California’s true North Coast and include wines from Mendocino, Sonoma and Napa Counties, as well as the Carneros District just above the San Francisco Bay area. The focus is on balance and elegance, whist showcasing the diversity of region along with the effect of climate on the grapes. The tasting has been filmed in a few parts of Hampshire close to our hearts and our business.

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The wines that James will be opening to taste today are:

2016 Waterstone Wines Chardonnay, Carneros District. Usual price £26.14 per bottle

2016 Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley. Usual price £29.88 per bottle

2015 Silenus Estate Merlot, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley. Usual price £40.35 per bottle

2015 Whitehall Lane Tre Leoni Red, St. Helena, Napa Valley. Usual price £32.23 per bottle

Usual price for this 4-bottle case £128.60

WINE FESTIVAL OFFER PRICE FOR THE PACK £99.00 inclusive of VAT & delivery

NB: these cases are now SOLD OUT

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