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tasting & pairing sessions
Tasting Sessions
Can’t decide which products to choose? We can organise personal tasting sessions, packed with information about the product, it’s origin and it’s producer, to help you narrow down your options. These fun, informal sessions are led by our knowledgeable team and are a must-do if you just can’t choose or you’d simply like to know more about a product before you order.
pairing guides
Want to know which wine choice will complement your restaurant’s signature dish exquisitely? Let us do the hard work for you. Our palates are refined and experienced and our wine experts, including our in-house wine department with numerous qualifications and a wealth of experience, are on hand to answer all of your questions. 
WINE LIST & MENU DESIGN
NEED A MAKEOVER?
Need a new menu or wine list design? Talk to our in-house design team. With 25 years combined industry experience, and having worked with some of the country’s biggest chefs, we understand how to sell your new products to your customers. Whether you have a theme in mind or if you’d like us to design concepts for you, we will ensure you receive the perfect menu for your establishment.


Click here to view our latest Wine List Portfolio.
 
SPONSORSHIP
WE LOVE LOCAL...
And we love to get involved! We are proud sponsors of a number of chosen charities close to our heart. We also support many local football, bowling, cricket, rugby and yachting clubs by providing advertising, signage, scorecards and other necessary equipment to keep these important neighbourhood groups going, and thriving.
STAFF EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
STAFF EDUCATION
From how to advise customers on wine choices, to opening and perfectly pouring, our staff training sessions, run at the venue of your choice, are informative and indispensable in ensuring your guests receive the perfect experience, each time they visit. 
QUALIFICATIONS
As a member of WSET (the Wine and Spirit Education Trust), Hills Prospect is an Approved Programme Provider; an official external teaching and examination centre. So whether you are a professional or an enthusiast, we can provide you with the qualifications you need to further your career or to quench your thirst for knowledge.
The Wine Room
Welcome to Our Stunning New Venue
Last year, the Hills Prospect Wine Department expanded, acquiring the ground floor of Consolidated House. After complete remodelling and renovation, overseen by Wine Director Collette Whittington-Bowers, the Wine Room is now fully up and running. To be used as a meeting space, brand and supplier presentations, customer tastings and events, WSET courses and examinations, or even as a relaxing entertainment area, the Wine Room is the perfect setting.

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Simon’s Wine of the Week - Irene Morales Carmenere / Cabernet Sauvignon

Good morning one and all, Simon’s Wine of the Week is Irene Morales Carmenere / Cabernet Sauvignon This week we travel to Chile for our Wine of the Week. It’s a country that has a bit of an image problem when it comes to wine; it is seen as cheap. And yes, it’s true, Chilean wine does make up a large bulk of the branded wines filling up the lower levels of the supermarket shelves. But, if you cast your eyes upwards to the more expensive shelves, then you can find some real gems at not too crazy prices. This week’s WOTW is a blend of two grapes; Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon needs no introduction, it’s probably the most famous of all black grape varieties and happens to be the most planted grape in the world. Carmenere on the other hand is a lot lesser known, and for Chile has a more interesting story. Carmenere was originally one of Bordeaux’s red grape varieties, where it was usually used to add colour to the blend. In 1867 the vineyards of Europe were nearly wiped out by Phylloxera Vastatrix (literally, The Destroyer), an insect accidently imported from North American that devastated vine growing, and Carmenere was wiped out. Or so it seemed… Cut to the mid-nineties and the Chilean wine scene is in full swing with Merlot one of the most important grapes. Except almost half of it didn’t taste quite like Merlot ought to so it was thought to be a special clone unique to Chile. Then in 1994 a French ampelographist (a big word for somebody who studies grapes) realised that it wasn’t Merlot at all, and it was actually Carmenere. Fast forward a few years and Carmenere is undergoing a renaissance. As a grape variety it is to Chile as Malbec is to Argentina, making unique wines with deep colour, typically with aromas and flavours of dark fruit, green bell pepper, tobacco and chocolate. The Irene Morales Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon is a brooding beast of a wine. Almost opaque in the glass it has aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, dark cherry, cinnamon and almost dusty scents like a wind-swept desert. The palate is big and bold but really juicy as well, so it never overpowers. Really intense dark fruit again with more berry and cherry notes, more sweet spice and a swirl of dark chocolate. This is a wine that is perfect with a roast, particularly with lamb with mint sauce. It’s also great with tomato-based pastas, highly spiced dishes, or good barbecue fare. Have a great week, Simon
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