The Rose Edition
The Rose Edition is a true celebration of British producers.
Perfectly paired, this is the ultimate night in with artisan products and tasting notes. You’re going to love it!
We founded The Deli Society sitting around a table of wine, cheese and charcuterie with our family.
We were having such a good time and we thought we could use our many years of connections across different producers in the UK and Europe to bring those good times to other households.
This box is the epitome of that and we hope you love it.
Josh & Harry
How to taste wine
The first step of assessing wine is looking at it
Wine snobs like to talk about the legs of wine. In all honestly, this is a bit of a waste of time.
The wine legs (or tears of the wine as the French refer to them) can give an indication of the alcoholic content of the wine. But it’s so difficult to be accurate with a reading from legs,
So we say just read the label!
For appearance, we only ever find it useful to note something if the colour is completely out of the ordinary i.e. it’s a really dark rose
How To Taste Wine
Finally you get to actually taste the wine. Funnily enough though, tasting is predominantly to detect the structure of the wine.
Body: Think how differently skimmed milk, full-fat milk and cream coat the mouth.
Acidic: How much does it make your mouth drool?
Tannin: An annoying word but an easy one to detect. Imagine sucking on a teabag and how dry it would leave your mouth.
Dry or sweet? Tannin can trick you to think there’s no sweetness in a wine. Stick the tip of your tongue in as the best detector of sugar (probably not the done thing to do in a restaurant).
Ortega Rosé 2020 - Westwell Wines
Name: Ortega Rosé – Westwell Wines Estate
Grape: Ortega & Regent
Country and Region: England, Kent
Provence style this is not! But we’re busting the myth rosé has to be pale to be delicious.
Just because a rosé is darker does not necessarily mean it’s awfully sweet. Most of the time, wine makers of cheap wines, put a lot of sugar in to mask bad grapes. The colour actually has very little to do with it.
In this case the Regent grapes skin have been left to soak a little longer with the juice, imparting more of the red colour of the grape.
Our Deli Soc tip would be don’t be a rosé colour snob but if its dark in colour and cheap, it may be safer to avoid!
Westwell Wine Estate
Adrian Pike took over the Westwell estate in 2017.
Prior to working in wine Adrian made his name in the independent music sector and has brought some of that spirit along with him into the English wine world.
Quicke's Double Devonshire Clothbound
Age: 3 – 6 Months
Country + Region: United Kindom, Devon
Milk Type: Cows
Strength Of Cheese: 3
Style Of Cheese: Hard
Age: 14 – 16 Months
Country + Region: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire
Milk Type: Cow
Strength Of Cheese: 3
Style Of Cheese: Hard
Organic Cotswold Brie
The Weavers have been farming in the Cotswolds for three generations, and in the South West of England since before 1570.
They proudly follow a traditional method of organic farming and place great store in caring for land and animal welfare. Their closed organic herd enjoy a forage-based diet, and their milk production is not forced. They know that if their girls are happy, their cheeses will taste great too.
Burt’s Cheese started out life in January 2009 in Altrincham, Cheshire.
It was a career in the dairy industry, that inspired Claire Burt to follow her passion for cheese-making. It started as a hobby on her kitchen table, but after winning Gold for Burt’s Blue Cheese at the International Cheese Show – Nantwich 2010, she decided to pursue the business full-time.
Burt’s Cheese is now based near Knutsford, Cheshire, and under the skill and patience of Claire Burt and Cheese- Maker Tom Partridge produces a range of award winning Cheeses. We use single herd milk from Halton Farm on the Rhode Hall Estate. Burt’s Cheese was very proud recently to be named by the Observer Food Monthly as Best Producer
Cheese 4 - Blue Alternative
Rose’s grandfather started our dairy in 1950 and it converted to being organic in 2001. They felt it a crying shame that this beautiful organic milk was being hauled away and mixed with the milk of many other farms before it was dispersed into the market. They thought that the animals, and their milk, deserved greater appreciation and so they set about creating Nettlebed Creamery.
Rose founded the business in 2015 and it has since won many awards, including Super Gold at the World Cheese Awards, and Best Organic Cheese and Best Soft White at the British Cheese Awards.
The Deli Society partners with artisan producers that put animal welfare first.
Country & Region: United Kingdom, London, Penge
This salami is hand made with Free range british pork and cured in South London. Guiseppe, the maker, uses ancient artisan methods of fermentation and air drying inspired by Italian traditional methods, passed on by his family.
Lavender Milk Chocolate
We have partnered with COCO Chocolatier to provide you with the very best artisan chocolate.
Challenging industry norms, COCO Chocolatier begin the making of the chocolate at origin before passionately transforming it in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a result, more wealth remains within developing economies.
We may be biased but we think London is the best city in the world. New York has nothing on us! Whatever you’re looking for in a city, London will be able to provide. Whether it’s cheap food markets or eye-watering overpriced novelties (Salt Bae geezer), bars, museums or parks, London has it in abundance.
Talking of parks, did you know that London is in fact a forest. The amount of greenery and green space you can enjoy in London is enormous. So much so, in fact, that the density of trees it has per square mile qualifies it as a forest per the United Nations definition.
Treehouse Hotel: This stylish, fun spot is located in Marylebone with views overlooking The Shard, Canary Wharf and Regents Park. Even better is has a rooftop terrace to appreciate it all from.
Madera at Treehouse: Convenience is key. We’d normally recommend getting away from hotel breakfasts but what better way to start your day than with Mexican food and a view of the city? We recommend the chorizo bowl..obviously.
Regents Canal: Head to Kings Cross for a waterside stroll or cycle down Regents Canal, taking you right up to Camden Market. Boat moorings and heritage buildings galore.
The Coffee Jar: A local favourite due to it’s charming reputation. Small, cosy, welcoming and importantly serving delicious coffee by people who genuinely care.
The Spaniards Inn: One of the oldest and most famous traditional pubs in London, located in Hampstead (nice and easy from Camden). The beer garden is perfect for both winter and summer, as well as pints, scotch eggs and if you’re there on a Sunday, obviously a roast.
Hampstead Heath: Work off those lunchtime beers with a stroll through the beautiful, famous greenery Hampstead Heath has to offer. If you’re brave enough, take a dip in the outdoor pools.
Trullo: Staying put in North, Trullo is plotted just by Highbury and Islington station. Pasta, pasta, pasta. Expect a simple, seasonally focused menu which changes daily (so you’ll have to go back). Wash it down with an Italian wine of your choice and finish off with a negroni.
The Bar with No Name: Keeping it close to dinner, this neighborhood cocktail bar boasts 1940’s/1950’s “Film Noir” references in settings, style and scene. Perfect to sign the night off. Proper speakeasy vibes.