Autumn Tipples

Autumn the season we just love to be a part of. From must have new boots to the good old family favourite stew, Autumn is the season we love to celebrate through what we wear, eat & drink and getting a little creative with fallen leaves, twigs and conkers!

As the evening draws in, it’s time to settle back into cosy time. We start craving the hearty homemade casseroles, mash and gravies and reach for the deep scented plum, juicy blackcurrant Malbec wines and the smokey oak aged Cabernet Sauvignon. For the crisper evenings a light sparkling English orchard cider or Perry with a big wedge of vintage cheddar and plum chutney, a Tyneside brown ale or bitter goes down nicely with flaky pastry and chunks of steak.  Not forgetting bonfires and big pans of spiced chilli or Tagines full of butternut squash and the rich flavours of Morocco. So much to enjoy in Autumn!

Here’s a few Autumn drinks we recommend, (available at boda home Whitley Bay)



Domaine De Montcy Cheverny AC 2014 Clos de Cendres : Made from a clutch of ancient vines 50% Chardonnay 50% Sauvignon. Smokey, stony citrus fruits with a mineral edge.

IGP Terre Di Chieti Pinot Grigio ‘Elementa': A biodynamic Pinot Grigio using the Ramato method, where the grape skins are kept in contact with the juice.  Adds flavour and structure and a very attractive copper pink colour. Redcurrant flavours, delicious!


Award winning Teillery no added sulphur Cabernet Sauvignon: From the Maipo Valley, deep ruby red wine and juicy sweet black currant fruit.

Chateau Bayern Castillion Cotes de Bordeaux AC 2012: Delicious raspberry fruit with a little spice and hints of cinnamon.

Beer & Cider:

Thistly Cross cider and real ginger. So refreshing and very, very drinkable!

Dunkertons organic Perry. Proper Autumn drinking. Bring out the cheese and settle by the fire.

Brinkburn Brewery Byker brown ale. Balanced malty and hoppy brew with chocolate and biscuit notes.

From the Notebook Puffin best bitter. Easy drinking beer with a firm bitter tang and a smooth caramel aftertaste.


Poetic License Old Tom gin and Fever Tree ginger ale. A sweet and peppery gin that goes so well with a dash of ginger ale.

Garden Tiger gin and Fever Tree tonic. 34 botanicals, including blood orange and spices, make this gin luxurious and incredibly complex.  Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

Alnwick rum and Fever Tree Cola. A very decent rum that can be drunk neat how ever a dash of the Fever Tree cola is very nice indeed.

Johnny Drum Kentucky Bourbon and Fever Tree ginger ale. A top of the range Bourbon, once again can be drunk neat but if you need a little mixer in there, Fever tree ginger ale just gives it that warming lift.






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