Beers and Wine

Wine

We have a broad range of organic, biodynamic, fairtrade and ‘no added sulphur’ wines from all over the world from countries including,

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • South Africa
  • France

Our No Added Sulphur Range

Organic wines are made from grapes grown without chemicals, and if sulphites are used at all for preservation, they are present in much lower quantities than in conventional wines. We do stock some wines that contain no added sulphites at all.

Sulphur is naturally occurring in all wine, but more is often added to preserve the wine. Sulphur can trigger headaches in susceptible people and can cause those dreaded morning after hang overs. Organic methods stipulate that lower levels of sulphur are added. Wines with no added sulphur are the most suitable choice for people wanting to avoid a furry head!

Wine for all tastes and all pockets

We try to cater for all tastes and all pockets, from sparkling Prosecco, to sophisticated Chateau Couronneau-Bordeaux and creamy, barrel aged Merlot. Many of our wines are suitable for vegans too.

  • Prosecco
  • Cava
  • Chianti
  • Merlot
  • Rioja
  • Malbec
  • Shiraz
  • Pinot grigio
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon…

And of course if you are looking for wine made with a particular grape, we may be able to order it in for you especially, so please do always ask.

Beer

Our beer is sourced carefully from independent producers. We also stock a gluten-free lager:

  • Stroud Brewery (organic pale ale, organic amber bitter) – UK
  • Samual Smiths Best Ale – UK
  • Celia Gluten-free lager – Czech Republic
  • Daas Blond Premiun Beligian Organic

Cider

Ivor Dunkerton and his wife grow centuries-old varieties with wonderful names like Roi de Pomme, Sheeps Nose and  Brown Snout! The long slow fermentation process they have perfected adds to the cider’s unique flavour.

  • Dunkertons Premium Cider – UK
  • Wyld Wood Organic Cider

 

Our sourcing policy

Wild Oats take pride in sourcing products that don’t impact on our environment and animals. Conventional wine making accounts for a huge proportion of all insecticides used in farming. These chemicals not only destroy habitats but also work their way through the food chain and adversely impact on all parts of the ecosystem.  Visiting an organic vineyard after a conventional one is an eye opener – organic vineyards foster wonderful biodiversity with flowers growing between vines and the sound of bees and birdsong filling the air. Visit a conventionally farmed vineyard and you’ll most likely find row on row of monotonous vines with and an eerie silence in the air.

Wines suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Many people don’t know that animal products can also be used during the clarifying process of wine and beers. We have a number of wines suitable for those who want to be sure that no animals have been used during any part of the production process.