Wine of the Month

Sean with The LiberatorWe’ve been working with Dan from Yorkshire Vintners2021 Jun 17 social media to revamp our wine offering at the shop and bring you some truly superb wines that you just won’t find anywhere else in Ilkley. We rather like Yorkshire Vintners as they select their wines from importers rather than merchants, and the wines are estate-bottled rather than being imported in tanks.

Each of the wines in our range work particularly well with certain products of ours, and every month we’ll introduce a favourite and highlight some food pairings to whet your appetite whilst you’re whetting your whistle!

This month, it’s Sean who introduces his favourite from our team Wine Training Session: The Liberator, South African Shiraz

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steak rangeSean tells us that The Liberator is ‘pretty vibrant… and it feels good to be supporting the South African wineries after everything they’ve been through‘.

Sean thinks that this Shiraz works a treat with our burgers, and we’ve had wonderful feedback from you all about how well it pairs with our aged steaks and most particularly, our heritage Tomahawks.

South Africa banned alcohol sales during Covid and the wineries are really going through the mill. Sean backs The Liberator from South Africa with a well stacked Burger for a deeply warming, satisfying evening. “This South African Shiraz is an old-world style wine, with bold flavours that cut through red meats beautifully“.

October 2021’s Wine of the Month: The Liberator, Shiraz, £15.30

Works well with: Smithfield Burgers, Aged Steaks, Heritage Breed Tomahawk Steaks


Just the best quality you can wish for.

— Sarah, via facebook