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A fabulous Festival of Wine in Oxford!

September 20, 2017

A fabulous Festival of Wine in Oxford!

Imagine sipping delicious wines in the breathtaking beauty of one of Oxford's finest buildings. A live band playing in the background and twinkly fairy lights to add to the at…

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Autumn private tastings - wine evenings in Reigate and London

September 13, 2017

Autumn private tastings - wine evenings in Reigate and London

It's the start of a busy season of wine shows and events for us and we always look forward to kicking things off with our private tastings, before sharing our new wines with t…

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Summer sunshine for The Vineyard wine tasting

July 2, 2017

Summer sunshine for The Vineyard wine tasting

We really enjoyed our evening at The Vineyard's Annual Summer Tasting at Denbies Wine Estate recently. The audience was a brilliant mix of educated wine lovers and relaxed wi…

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Keeping it local - The Vineyard summer tasting at Denbies

June 11, 2017

Keeping it local - The Vineyard summer tasting at Denbies

We're excited to be joining John and the team at The Vineyard, independent wine merchants in Dorking, once again for their ever popular Annual Summer Wine Tasting at Denbies V…

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Heading North! Salut Wines in Manchester now stocking Carmelita

March 31, 2017

Heading North! Salut Wines in Manchester now stocking Carmelita

We're big fans of Salut Wines, an awesome, industrial chic, independent wine bar and wine shop in the centre of Manchester. But no need to take our word for it, the business w…

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London Festival of Wine - join us there this October!

March 24, 2017

London Festival of Wine - join us there this October!

The London Festival of Wine is a day-long celebration of wine brought to you by Tom Cannavan, award winning wine writer and broadcaster and publisher of wine-pages.com On Sat…

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We're off to the city of dreaming spires! See us at the Oxford Wine Festival this September.

February 24, 2017

We're off to the city of dreaming spires! See us at the Oxford Wi…

On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September 2017 our journey takes us to the Oxford Wine Festival. This event was featured in Decanter's 'top 10 wine festivals in the world' and…

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Next stop Cheltenham! Carmelita is exhibiting at the town's popular wine show.

February 24, 2017

Next stop Cheltenham! Carmelita is exhibiting at the town's popul…

We've just confirmed our space at the fabulous Cheltenham Wine Festival 2017 and we can't wait to be involved! The event takes place on Saturday 1st April, 2017, and wine lov…

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The end of a vintage! All of our 2012 bottles are now sold.

January 5, 2017

The end of a vintage! All of our 2012 bottles are now sold.

The run up to Christmas is always a busy time for us but 2016 was the busiest yet. Carmelita has been flying off the shelves with cases being shipped across the U.K. and, for …

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New Stockist! Smashing Wines, Woodbridge, Suffolk

December 22, 2016

New Stockist! Smashing Wines, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Carmelita is now available through Smashing Wines, at their beautiful new pop up shop in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The Smashing Wines team is made up of three friends; Clement, To…

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Christmas Cheer at the Three Wine Men show, London

December 12, 2016

Christmas Cheer at the Three Wine Men show, London

We're just back from a weekend of festive fun with the Three Wine Men; Oz Clarke, Olly Smith and Tim Atkin MW! This time, the venue was Church House, Westminster. This fabulou…

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A full house for our Carmelita wine tasting, Old Amersham

November 30, 2016

A full house for our Carmelita wine tasting, Old Amersham

On Thursday of last week, we held a Carmelita wine tasting for guests in the Buckinghamshire area. The venue was the unique Kings Chapel in Old Amersham. This stunning, newly…

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Three Wine Men show and a tasting night - busy weekend in Manchester!

November 20, 2016

Three Wine Men show and a tasting night - busy weekend in Manches…

Carmelita has been on the road and we've had a brilliant weekend taking our wines to Manchester. First stop was the Three Wine Men show at the stunning Manchester Town Hall. …

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New! Carmelita Malbec 2013 now available

November 15, 2016

New! Carmelita Malbec 2013 now available

We're excited to share with you news of the launch of our 4th, and eagerly anticipated newest vintage, Carmelita Malbec 2013. This GOLD IWSC 2016 award winning wine has recei…

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Carmelita goes down a storm in Spitalfields! The Epicurean, London

November 2, 2016

Carmelita goes down a storm in Spitalfields! The Epicurean, Londo…

It's been a busy weekend for us. On Friday and Saturday we showcased our fabulous, boutique wines at the Epicurean festival of fine wine, food, craft beers and artisanal spiri…

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Oz, Tim, Olly......and us! Carmelita's back on the Three Wine Men Tour 2016

October 31, 2016

Oz, Tim, Olly......and us! Carmelita's back on the Three Wine Men…

Last year's Three Wine Men show in London was so much fun that we're doing it again this year. Plus, we'll be at the Manchester event too! The three biggest personalities in …

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Reigate Autumn wine tasting, September 2016

September 23, 2016

Reigate Autumn wine tasting, September 2016

More than 60 customers, contacts, friends and red wine lovers joined us for our wine tasting event in Reigate last night. 4 wines were out for tasting; Carmelita Vista Malbec…

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It's Gold! New medal success for Carmelita Malbec 2013

September 6, 2016

It's Gold! New medal success for Carmelita Malbec 2013

Great news this morning, Carmelita Malbec 2013 has been awarded a Gold Medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016. This fabulous wine has already won a Silver…

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Join Carmelita at 'The Epicurean' event, London, this October!

August 22, 2016

Join Carmelita at 'The Epicurean' event, London, this October!

Latest news from Carmelita is that we'll have a pod at 'The Epicurean'; London's only event for craft and artisanal fine food, wine, beer and spirits. We can't wait to be par…

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More success! Silver medal for Carmelita at IWC 2016

May 12, 2016

More success! Silver medal for Carmelita at IWC 2016

We're excited to tell you Carmelita Malbec 2013 has been awarded a Silver medal at this year's International Wine Challenge. This is highest award we've received to date in th…

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89 points for Carmelita Malbec at Decanter World Wine Awards 2016!

May 12, 2016

89 points for Carmelita Malbec at Decanter World Wine Awards 2016…

Yesterday, results were released from the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2016; 'the world's largest and most influential wine competition'. Carmelita Malbec 2013 has been …

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Carmelita now available at WorldofBoutiqueWine.com!

April 29, 2016

Carmelita now available at WorldofBoutiqueWine.com!

We're delighted to tell you that the UK's premier boutique wine distributor, World of Boutique Wine, is now stocking Carmelita. World of Boutique Wine prides itself on sourci…

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M Restaurant hosts Carmelita wine tasting 2016

April 2, 2016

M Restaurant hosts Carmelita wine tasting 2016

We had a wonderful evening on Tuesday 22nd March celebrating the arrival of our most recent vintages with over 100 customers, stockists and friends of Carmelita. This year th…

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Cellar Magneval's 3 wine bars now stocking Carmelita

February 18, 2016

Cellar Magneval's 3 wine bars now stocking Carmelita

We're thrilled that Jo & Thierry de Magneval of Cellar Magneval have added our award winning wines to their impressive list of new and exciting wines. With 2 unique wine …

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Carmelita Malbec 2012 is Olly's pick of the bunch!

February 7, 2016

Carmelita Malbec 2012 is Olly's pick of the bunch!

Wine expert Olly Smith has written a piece on Malbec in today's Mail on Sunday and has included Carmelita Malbec 2012 in his 'Pick of the Bunch'. In Olly's words he describes…

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We're on Vivino - the world's leading wine app

January 22, 2016

We're on Vivino - the world's leading wine app

Have you heard of Vivino, the fabulous app to find out what other people think of a wine before you buy it? How does it work? Download the app, then simply take a photo of t…

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Our online store is live! Buy Carmelita direct from us

November 2, 2015

Our online store is live! Buy Carmelita direct from us

It's been a little while in the making but you can finally order our award winning Carmelita directly from us through the website. The online store is accessible from the 'Wh…

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Gold for Carmelita Cabernet Franc 2012!

September 10, 2015

Gold for Carmelita Cabernet Franc 2012!

We've won awards before but today's news from the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 tops the lot! Carmelita Cabernet Franc 2012 has received a Gold medal and C…

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Wines Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards

July 1, 2015

Wines Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards

Two of our wines; Carmelita Malbec 2012 and Carmelita Vista Malbec 2013, have been Commended at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015. 'Now in its 12th year, the Decanter World…

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Medal success at the International Wine Challenge 2015

May 24, 2015

Medal success at the International Wine Challenge 2015

Results of the International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2015 have been announced this week and Carmelita has been recognised once again. There were Bronze medals for Carmelita Malb…

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2015 Harvest done! The grapes are in for another year

April 30, 2015

2015 Harvest done! The grapes are in for another year

We're pleased that our grapes are safely in tank after a difficult end to the harvest season in Mendoza. Late rain made for an intense and challenging culmination to the seas…

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Come and see us at the Three Wine Men Show this December!

April 24, 2015

Come and see us at the Three Wine Men Show this December!

The Three Wine Men tour hits London on the 4th & 5th December 2015 and this year we're part of it! If you haven't heard of the Three Wine Men before, the trio is made up …

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Carmelita celebrates 5th birthday with wine tasting evening

January 19, 2015

Carmelita celebrates 5th birthday with wine tasting evening

Over 100 customers, stockists, friends and colleagues enjoyed a fabulous evening of wine tasting and tapas in London recently to celebrate 5 years of Carmelita. It was a very…

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Award hat-trick for Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012

October 6, 2014

Award hat-trick for Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012

Following medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge earlier this year, Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012 has recently been awarded a bronze award…

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All aboard! Our new wines have set sail

July 16, 2014

All aboard! Our new wines have set sail

Bottling of our newest wines took place recently. The 3 wines; Carmelita Malbec 2012, Carmelita Vista Malbec 2013 and (very excitingly!) our Carmelita Cabernet Franc 2012 have…

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Decanter Wine Award for Carmelita Vista

June 26, 2014

Decanter Wine Award for Carmelita Vista

Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012 has been awarded a Bronze medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (http://bit.ly/1v9ozr8).  The medal equates to an 85-89 point rating from D…

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An exciting bit of kit - our new Coravin System is simply brilliant!

May 24, 2014

An exciting bit of kit - our new Coravin System is simply brillia…

  We've been dying to get our hands on a Coravin system for ages and this week it finally arrived from the U.S. The idea is genius - you can enjoy a glass of wine from a bott…

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Another one for our collection! Bronze medal at the International Wine Challenge 2014

May 13, 2014

Another one for our collection! Bronze medal at the International…

Last year our wine was commended at the IWC. Now we've gone one better with a Bronze award for our Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012 at this year's competition. This latest award i…

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Red & White - New stockist in the West Country

October 26, 2013

Red & White - New stockist in the West Country

Along with the arrival of our new Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012 comes a new stockist! RED & WHITE was set up in 2005 by Liam Steevenson who has been a high profile member o…

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Silver medal for Carmelita Malbec 2011 at the IWSC 2013

September 23, 2013

Silver medal for Carmelita Malbec 2011 at the IWSC 2013

This award winning Malbec now has another medal to add to its collection - Silver from the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2013. Founded in 1969, the IWSC is…

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Carmelita Vista's arrived! First bottles of our new wine reach the UK

September 1, 2013

Carmelita Vista's arrived! First bottles of our new wine reach th…

Exciting times for us this week as we took delivery of the first case of our brand new premium wine, Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012. The majority of the vintage is currently bei…

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Off season ongoings at the winery - winter update from Mendoza

August 4, 2013

Off season ongoings at the winery - winter update from Mendoza

The harvest may be done and dusted for another year but work doesn't stop for our team at the winery. Winter days in the Uco Valley are often fine and pleasant (by UK standard…

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Carmelita Malbec 2011 commended at the IWC 2013!

May 20, 2013

Carmelita Malbec 2011 commended at the IWC 2013!

This week, results of the International Wine Challenge 2013 have been announced and we were delighted to hear that Carmelita Malbec 2011 has been commended (www.internationalw…

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Harvest over for another year - latest news from the vineyard

April 30, 2013

Harvest over for another year - latest news from the vineyard

We always breathe a sigh of relief when our grapes are safely in. This year was no different, especially with the unusual weather conditions in the run up to harvest. There we…

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Bottled up! Exciting news about new Carmelita Vista range

March 22, 2013

Bottled up! Exciting news about new Carmelita Vista range

Last week saw another exciting first for us; the bottling of our newest wine, Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012! This is the first vintage from our Carmelita Vista range of premium…

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Harvest 2013 is coming! Autumn news from the vineyard

March 7, 2013

Harvest 2013 is coming! Autumn news from the vineyard

It's that time of year again! For the past few weeks our juicy berries have been tasted and analysed to determine the perfect timing for this year's harvest. Spring (October …

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Welcome to our new vintage! Carmelita Malbec 2011 has landed

February 9, 2013

Welcome to our new vintage! Carmelita Malbec 2011 has landed

After a delay in Chile and being stuck on a broken down container ship in Holland, Carmelita Malbec 2011 is finally here! It's always an exciting time when our wine arrives. …

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We're growing! New vines planted for future expansion

February 5, 2013

We're growing! New vines planted for future expansion

Our 2010 and 2011 Carmelita Malbec vintages have been so well received that we're expanding! We've planted additional land with Malbec and Cabernet Franc vines giving us the o…

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Blending, travels and time with friends in Mendoza

December 16, 2012

Blending, travels and time with friends in Mendoza

We're just back from a fantastic trip to Argentina. We were there to blend our 2012 wines but we squeezed in time to see friends, try more wonderful reds, discover more of Bue…

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Springtime in Mendoza - an update from the vineyard

November 7, 2012

Springtime in Mendoza - an update from the vineyard

The past few weeks have been warm and unusually wet in the Uco Valley. As our vines wake from their Winter rest, these conditions provide a perfect start to the growing season…

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Carmelita hits Bucks! Alfred the Grape, new stockist in Marlow

October 28, 2012

Carmelita hits Bucks! Alfred the Grape, new stockist in Marlow

If you happen to be in the Marlow area you can find the very last bottles of Carmelita Malbec 2010 at this great independent wine merchant on Spittal Street. The shop is jam …

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Bronze Award for Carmelita Malbec 2010

October 17, 2012

Bronze Award for Carmelita Malbec 2010

We've just found out that Carmelita Malbec 2010 has won a Bronze Award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2012! The IWSC (www.iwsc.net) was founded in 1…

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Bottling day for Carmelita Malbec 2011!

September 29, 2012

Bottling day for Carmelita Malbec 2011!

It seems a long time ago since we were out in Argentina for the 2011 harvest. We had a wonderful few weeks spending time in the vineyard and winery and generally getting our h…

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Look out for Carmelita Vista! A new wine in the Carmelita family.

August 10, 2012

Look out for Carmelita Vista! A new wine in the Carmelita family.

We're delighted to announce that there'll soon be a new addition to the family of Carmelita wines. Carmelita Vista Malbec 2012 will be the first varietal to be released…

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The grapes are in! 2012 harvest news from Mendoza

June 5, 2012

The grapes are in! 2012 harvest news from Mendoza

The autumn weather in Mendoza has been kind to us and grapes for our 2012 vintages have been successfully harvested. The warm sunny days during late March and early April pro…

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Grape expectations - La vendimia (the harvest) is upon us

March 25, 2012

Grape expectations - La vendimia (the harvest) is upon us

Harvest time for our 2012 vintage is just a few days away. The grapes are plump and ripe and are being frequently tasted and analyzed. Once they are deemed perfectly well bala…

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Our new website at carmelitawine.com has now gone live

February 8, 2012

Our new website at carmelitawine.com has now gone live

Last week saw the launch of our fresh new website. Browse through the pages and you’ll find out more about where our vineyard is located and what makes the region so spe…

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It's here! Carmelita Malbec 2010 arrives in the UK

January 6, 2012

It's here! Carmelita Malbec 2010 arrives in the UK

The long wait is over! Bottles of Carmelita Malbec 2010 arrived at Tilbury docks from Argentina last week. We’ve been busy delivering orders to customers who have been …

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Spring turns to summer in Mendoza – 2011/12 growing season, the story so far

December 8, 2011

Spring turns to summer in Mendoza – 2011/12 growing season, the s…

2011/12 growing season, the story so far During the damp days of the UK winter, it’s hard to imaging our vines basking in the Argentine summer sunshine. The growing se…

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New kid on the block - an update on Carmelita Malbec 2011

November 15, 2011

New kid on the block - an update on Carmelita Malbec 2011

Our 2011 vintage has now been in barrel for 5 months and is shaping up nicely.  2010/11 was an excellent growing season despite the effect of the Zonda wind (bit.ly/9Hvk…

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Corked! Carmelita Malbec 2010 is bottled

September 20, 2011

Corked! Carmelita Malbec 2010 is bottled

17 months after harvest, Carmelita Malbec 2010 was safely bottled on the 20th September 2011. Using a state of the art mobile bottling line the process was completed in just a…

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