The Bottleneck

+44 0 1843 861095 7 & 9 Charlotte Street
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Between them Chris and Lin have clocked up 60 years in the wine trade, Chris since 1969 and Lin since 1977. Chris and Lin have been at The Bottleneck since September 1988. In 1989 they won “The Off Licence of the Year” in 1990 they were highly commended in “The Decanter/Pol Roger Young Wine Merchant of the Year” (this refers to the youthfulness of the business not the owners!!!) In 1996 they won a window competition for a study trip to New Zealand. They took this in 1997 visiting the North and South Island Vineyards hence their love of and excellent selection of New Zealand wines found at The Bottleneck. In 1997 another window competition brought forth a trip to Australia in 1998 for Lin. The Australian section was already the largest in the shop and this consolidated the Bottleneck as an Antipodean specialist. Field trips to Alsace, Cognac, Champagne, Bordeaux, Spain and Portugal have been taken during the past 15 years to keep in touch with European wineries. – Description from Dragac

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  • Krimvintorg Merlot Table Wine Dry Red Crimea Wine 2017


    4,5$ wine produced in Yevpatoria, Crimea. The bottleneck is wide, promising a big wine... but it's not. Cork is surprisingly short on the other hand, 2/3 of regular size. Cherry-red color. nose - ripe wild red berry, fresh strawberry, caramel, wide and nice. Texture is jelly and watery, possibly because it's too young's hard to tell anyth... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • I guess it's great for that personal touch but frankly, I think it cheapens ... with a thin curled ribbon on the bottleneck of the wine.Not elaborate but efficient and the ribbon ads a personal touch.PS No matter how you wrap wine as a gift, it's obvious and some of the bags I think are cool lookin Read More

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  • It's funny I love giving wine as a gift! Valentines day, Christmas, Birthdays but wine can also be an in personable gift as well.Its awkward to wrap for the most gifted wrapper and lets face it those wine gift bags are ugly "clunky" and obvious.Finally we have a greeting card label for wine it's a gift wrap and card it one where you simply write... Read More

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  • This just arrived in my email--hoping the nested Snooth link doesn't cause the universe to collapse in an endless do-loop or a black hole:Let's have dinner... I love New York. Sure, it’s been said by others, but the fact is, I really do love New York- there’s an energy there that no place on earth can duplicate. During my last visit in March I h... Read More

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  • Foxhorn Merlot Premier NV


    I bought two 1,5 liter bottles of the Merlot on two different occasions lately. Both had the typical taste of a wine that was open for several days, when it starts to become spoiled and acidic.The cork cap does not seal tightly enough and the wine has been exposed to the air. Only a small part of the cork, just below the head has the same diamet... Read More

    Wine review by Selrach

  • Hello everyone, I'm totally new to the world of wine, and not so long ago I discovered a Wine store in our city (There is not much of them in Estonia, I mean places where you can find some real AOC French or Italian wine) and i bocame interested.But as I already mentioned, i have no expirience at all, and as long as having a bottle of wine is no... Read More

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  • Now, let’s go back and talk a bit more about those corks and the effect ... ... as it is forced onto the bottleneck. If you see wine residue in those holes chances are it came up through the cork. It’s worth checking to see how high the fill level is on that kind of bottle though, especially if it’s a new release. Some producers are not... Read More

    From the article Cellar Temperature and Corks

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  • The most important weapon in every wine drinker’s arsenal is, not ... ... either pushes the cork into the bottleneck, or simply gouges a hole right through the cork. For those times you absolutely need an Ah-So.  Unlike other corkscrews, the Ah-So grabs the cork from the outside, where the cork comes in contact with the bottleneck. Slow and st... Read More

    From the article Wine Accessories 101

  • I'm new to the wine scene, but dead keen on improving my knowledge everyday. I stay in Stellenbosch, South Africa.I'm aware that wine should be stored laying on it's side so that the cork stays moist and touching the wine. However, I'm set on buying a magnum (1,5 litre bottle) of my favourite wine (Beyerskloof Pinotage, 2007 vintage) from my loc... Read More

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