TURTON WINES CHALLENGE
Love wine, but wouldn't know where to start?
Want to broaden your palate and develop your tasting skills?
Trying to break the habit of drinking the same stuff every week?
Challenge yourself!

Watch the Wine Challenge How it Works Video here on Youtube

Wine is so versatile - there's such a broad spectrum of grape varieties, colours, production methods and regions. We have created a 22 week challenge to taste you through a diverse selection of incredible wines from around the world typical for their regions to develop your palate.

Follow the challenge each week:
Monday - Weekly Wine Challenge released below and on social media - Get your bottle before they sell out!
Thursday - Challenge Video will be posted on Turton Wines YouTube Channel - link will be posted below and on our social media - Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

Follow us week by week to get the full experience and get involved, or feel free to go freestyle!

WEEK WINE, SERVE, FOOD MATCH & YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK
Week 1 - 1/2/21

Vilarnau Cava Brut Reserva
Chill ready to serve
Sykes Fell

Week 1 YouTube Video

Week 2 - 8/2/21

Indomita Nostros Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley
Room temp, open an hour before serving
Mature Cheddar
Steak, grilled lamb, burger or portobello mushrooms

Week 2 YouTube Video

Week 3 - 15/2/21

Domaine De La Chauviniere Muscadet De Sevre-Et Maine Sur Lie
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Garstang White
Seafood - mussels, oysters, shrimp/prawns, fish

Week 3 YouTube Video

Week 4 - 22/2/21

Snapper Rock Pinot Noir Marlborough
Room temp or lightly chilled (15 mins in fridge)
Smoked Cheddar Cheese
Roast chicken, mushrooms, duck

Week 4 YouTube Video

Week 5 - 1/3/21

Solara Natural Orange Wine
Lightly chilled (15 mins in fridge)
Flamin' 'Eck
Charcuterie, strong cheese and olives, as well as autumnal foods, like squash, mushrooms and roasted dishes

Week 5 YouTube Video

Week 6 - 8/3/21

Casa Defra Pinot Grigio Rose Venezie DOC Italy
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Farmhouse Wensleydale (or fresh mozarella)
Salads, light pasta, shellfish or simply as an aperetif

Week 6 YouTube Video

Week 7 - 15/3/21

Les Argelieres Grande Cuvee Cabernet Franc Pays D'OC
Room Temp, open about 30 mins before serving
Red Crunch
Roast meats, sausage, hearty dishes

Week 7 YouTube Video

Week 8 - 22/3/21
Hunawihr Gewurztraminer Reserve Alsace
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Wensleydale & Cranberry
Thai, Chinese or curried dishes - alternatively shellfish or creamy foods

Week 8 YouTube Video
Week 9 - 29/3/21
Manoso Crianza Rioja Alavesa DOC Spain
Room temp, open about hour before serving
Stilton
Roast pork, chorizo, Spanish or Mediterranean meals or tapas

Week 9 YouTube Video
Week 10 - 5/4/21
Gravel & Loam Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Goats cheese, Feta or a cheddar
Green vegetables, herbal dishes such as pesto

Week 10 YouTube Video
Week 11 - 12/4/21
Domaine de Milhomme Cuvee Le Murier
Room temp, open about 30 mins before serving
Creamy Lancashire
Hearty chicken dishes - tagines, casseroles, coq au vin. Potatoes and mushrooms

Week 11 YouTube Video
Week 12 - 19/4/21
Maggio Chardonnay
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Mature Cheddar
Roast chicken, pork, meatier fish, creamy dishes

Week 12 YouTube Video
Week 13 - 26/4/21
Fico Grande Sangiovese Emilia Romagna
Room temp, open about 30 mins to an hour before serving
Red Crunch (or hard cheeses like pecorino)
Tomato based dishes - pasta with bolognese, marinara, meatballs, ragu

Week 13 YouTube Video
Week 14 - 3/5/21
Bella Modella Prosecco Spumante DOC, Veneto
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Garstang White (or parmesan)
As an aperetif, or with light nibbles/canopes

Week 14 YouTube Video
Week 15 - 10/5/21
Weinwurms Zweigelt Red Schilling
Room temp, open about 30 mins before serving
Smoked cheese
Fish and shellfish cooked in wine or tomato based sauces, alternatively poultry cooked in the same way

Week 15 YouTube Video 
Week 16 - 17/5/21
Mont Rocher Vielle Vignes Viognier
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Wensleydale
Pork or veal, root vegetables such as parsnips and sweet potatoes, or mildly curried creamy dishes

Week 16 YouTube Video
Week 17 - 24/5/21
Paolo Leo Primitivo
Room temp, open about 30 mins to an hour before serving
Caramelised Onion and Red Wine
Pizzas, burgers, grilled and barbecued meats

Week 17 YouTube Video 
Week 18 - 31/5/21
REH Kendermann Terroir Kalkstein Riesling Pfalz
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Nicky Nook or Stilton
Vegitarian dishes with light or no sauces or simple fish, chicken, or pasta dishes

Week 18 YouTube Video
Week 19 - 7/6/21
Pierre de Taille Provence Rose
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Goats cheese
Provençal style foods rich in flavours like olives, garlic and oily fish, shellfish and white meats

Week 19 YouTube Video
Week 20 - 14/6/21
Franschhoek Cellar Stone Bridge Pinotage
Room temp, open about hour before serving
Special reserve (or mature cheddar)
Grilled or slow-cooked sausages, beef, and lamb. Barbecued foods.

Week 20 YouTube Video
Week 21 - 21/6/21
Maleatis White
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Feta
Greek salads, grilled fish, oysters, shellfish and Mediterranean tomato-based dishes

Week 21 YouTube Video
Week 22 - 28/6/21
Dopff Au Moulin Cuvee Julien Brut Cremant D'Alsace
Chilled (in fridge for about half an hour)
Garstang White
Fried calamari or shrimp, cured meats, creamy canapes

Week 22 YouTube Video