This is the best unusual, unique wine I have ever had. A friend who brought back a few bottles from England, let me finish off her last glass. Then gifted me with her last bottle. I love Vernor's and Ginger Beer but found not everyone found this wine to their taste.
A good Holiday Mixer, 2 parts to 1 with Whiskey a nice winter warmer called a Whiskey Mac back in the UK
the delivery was quick and price reasonable. i love this stuff!
I was given a bottle of this wine as a gift a couple years back and have been looking for it locally ever since. I even called around to local wine vendors to see if they carried Stone's and they hadn't heard of it. So, needless to say, I am grateful that I found it here at the Wine Chateau - saving me a trip to London. This wine has a wonderful bouquet and smooth taste and is absolutely fabulous as the main ingredient (liquid component) of a meat marinade! I am also impressed with the service of the Wine Chateau. My palate thanks you!
A product that dates back to 1740 speaks for itself: outstanding. My own experiences go back about 60 years, and I love it.
Substitute whisky for whiskey, and Davers is correct, although I question fixed proportions. Stone's recommend adding a splash to a glass of whisky. I also enjoy the ginger wine with straight rye whiskey.
I would like to add that the service from Wine Chateau is excellent.
Front Royal, VA
The origins of Stone's Ginger Wine the UK's favourite ginger wine are well documented. The drink's roots go back to 1740 when a company called The Finsbury Distilling Company was founded in the City of London.
The drinks business was booming and distilleries were flourishing across London. This was the era of Hogarth's 'Gin Lane' and the widespread drunkenness in parts of London was becoming cause for concern, with the result that, in 1751, an Excise Act was passed, prohibiting distillers from selling directly to the public.The Finsbury Distilling Company, like other distillers, had to build a retail network, which included a Joseph Stone, grocer of High Holborn. An important customer of the distillers, his name was given to their Ginger Wine.Made then, as it is today, from the finest quality raisins and pure ground ginger, Stone's Ginger Wine quickly became the flagship of The Finsbury Distilling Company's British wines division