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The Fizzy Tarte Wine Bar in Bowness on Windermere, the Lake District.

Here in the Lake District’s favourite wine bar, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a variety of white, red & rosé wines from around the world. Visit our wine bar and savour a glass of your French favourite. Or discover the refreshing flavours of something new from our hand-picked wine list. Explore our wine bar list and you’ll find we have over 15 wines to choose from. All of which have been specifically chosen for the wine lovers, connoisseur and tasters from far and wide!

For the avid wine taster, you’ll be interested to know that in the springtime, the white blossom of the damson orchards fills the Winster Valley and Lyth Valley, east of Windermere. The Damsons are used to flavour wines, gin, pies, cheeses, chocolate, bread, jams and beer.

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Red Wines

“…all you need is love and a glass of red wine”

With hundreds of varieties of red wine grapes, there is as much red wine information to learn about, as there are red grapes planted in all corners of the globe. That being said, you’ll likely encounter only a handful of these grapes most often. Within our wine list, expect to find a range of traditional classics. Such as Pinot Noir and Merlot, to the bests wines in the best Rioja region.

Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-coloured (black) grape varieties. Although, the actual colour of the wine can range from intense violet, through to brick red for mature wines. And brown for older red wines. For that reason, figuring out which type of wine is right for you can be challenging. Our Fizzy Tarté team will always be happy to help you on the way to discovering what wine you enjoy.

White Wines

“…wine flies when you’re having fun!”

Many wine tasters (and drinkers) will usually have an understanding that white wine is best enjoyed chilled.
In a summer garden party of some sort.

However, for the amateur wine drinker, it may seem like there are endless types, tastes, regions and brands to choose from.
White wines are light, fruity and airy to the taste. Making them a perfect Summer drink to have by the pool or sunbathing on the terrace of Ash Street in Bowness on Windermere!

White Wine is a type of wine made from a light-coloured (green) grape varieties, colour, such as the Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Riesling and tends to be sweeter in taste compared to their red wines counterparts.

Rose Wines

“…stop and smell the rosè.”

Rosé has exploded on the UK market over the past few years. Even more so, during the warm months of the year. It also happens to be the perfect wine for sipping in the park or on our new open terrace!

You can expect to enjoy four different wines from our Rosé wine list. All from different parts of the World such as Spain, Italy, France and the USA.

Winemakers create a rosé wine by juicing red grapes and then allowing the juice to soak with the skins for a very short period. This brief point of contact with the grape skins results in its happy, trademark pink hue. However, it’s also the reason why the wine is generally lighter and easier to drink than others.

Although, If you’re looking for something less sweet, or with a fruitier taste, we recommend a French or Dry wine such as the Anjou Rose Cabernet.

Otherwise, if you’re looking towards a rosé wine that’ll satisfy your boozy sweet tooth, go with a Zinfandel Rosé (AKA White Zinfandel). It’s got a lot of fruitiness, but also some candy-like notes. Similarly, the State West White Zinfandel from our menu is a great choice.

However, If you’re ever in doubt, just talk to one of our friendly servers. After all, they’re in the know!

 

How to drink wine.

“Wine is like opera, you can drink it even if you don’t understand it. “

If you search Wine Tasting on the world wide web and you’ll find many suggestions on how to get the most out of your wine, and how to taste it correctly.
Likewise, the best place to discover what kind of wines you enjoy  is by visiting us at The Fizzy Tarté wine bar. We can recommend you a wine that suits your taste. Above all, if you taste wine correctly, you’ll find it easier to find your preferred choice.

There’s no doubt we’ll have plenty of red wines, white wines, rose wines on offer. So, why not take a look at our menu and read below to discover the best ways to drink wine. Ultimately, if you wish to sip and enjoy your wine without these steps, we won’t judge!

Step 1. Get a recommendation.
Step 2. Choose a wine.
Step 3. Experience the aroma by swirling the wine before you taste it.
Step 4. Taste the wine.
Step 5. Sip the wine!

A Brief History

Finally, it’s no lie that we’re passionate about serving wines that our guests will adore. Now we’re not wine snobs but to appreciate a good wine, we feel like enjoying a tipple of a new wine is just as important as drinking classics… and learning a little bit of history doesn’t go amiss!

Why anyone decided to turn those grapes into an alcoholic treat is anyone’s guess. Perhaps it was just a chance when various grapes and berries were left to ferment and someone was brave enough to taste the end results.

The Prehistory of Wine

Winemaking didn’t just start in one location and suddenly spread. There’s archaeological evidence of wine-making stretching back to 7,000 BC. In China and later examples in Greece, Sicily and Georgia to name just a few. By 4,000 BC people were producing wine on a larger scale in regions like Armenia where the oldest known winery was recently discovered.

The Areni-1 cave in Southern Armenia suggests that winemaking for the locals had been around for a lot longer. According to site archaeologist Gregory Areshian.

“This is the earliest, most reliable evidence of wine production. For the first time, we have a complete archaeological picture of wine production dating back 6,100 years.”