Client Focus: The Hand and Flowers


Gavin Hills Wine Dorector of the Hand and Flowers
Gavin Hills is the Wine Director at The Hand and Flowers - the only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars! The pub is based in the Georgian town of Marlow and is owned by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.
The Hand and Flowers selected four of the wines from our portfolio for their wine list;

Aldinger
2020 Rebhuhn Riesling QbA dry

Tamlyn Currin, talented and expressive wine writer for Jancis Robinson, describes this Württemberg white wine as, "Nice prickle on first sip. It reminds me a little of rose-petal, herby, delicately sweet gripe water. Light, fragrant, crisp golden apples. Super refreshing and with a silvery brightness."

Dr Heger
2020 Grauburgunder Sonett dry

Tamlyn describes this Baden Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) as "Jasmine and lactic notes on the nose. Tinned pears and light white peachiness with a tiny bit of spritz giving it lift."

Kochan & Platz
2020 Dornfelder PLATZhirsch QbA dry

Tamlyn describes this Mosel red wine as, "This Dornfelder is a lip-smacking, glou-glou, heart-stealing wine-for-foodies at an equally heart-stealing price. Cheeky cherry and cherry blossom. This is really fun, frivolous and pretty and juicy. Delicious."

Schloss Reinhartshausen
2021 Reinhartshausen Riesling off-dry

This Rheingau Riesling has a bouquet filled with fruity flavours of apples and apricot. The harmony between the wine's alcohol, acidity and sweetness gives it a long finish.

Gavin said, “We love working with The WineBarn and have for almost a decade, but more importantly with Iris - an amazingly talented lady who is at the top of the wine industry and winning awards left, right and centre. German wine has been put on the map in such a great and powerful way, with not only the wines and regions at the forefront of everything that Iris wants to deliver, but the producers and the consumers also. From Riesling to Grauburgunder, the wines and knowledge of Iris and her team will not disappoint. An incredible joy to work with!”

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