SH Jones Wine Merchant

S H Jones WinesSH Jones Wine Merchant

S H Jones Wines was established in Banbury in 1848.  Since the beginning a large proportion of the company’s business has been supplying the on-trade, and we continue to serve pubs, hotels and restaurants in a large area around Banbury.

The company took over the current High Street premises in 1910, and opened two further shops in Bicester and Leamington in the late 1990s.  There is now a second outlet in Banbury, the Cellar Shop, attached to our large warehouse on the Tramway Estate.  As well as our extensive range of wines, the shops also stock a large range of spirits and liqueurs, and a variety of local bottled ales.  All our staff receive accredited training from the WSET, the Wines and Spirits Educational Trust.

SH Jones Wine Merchant

Weddings & special occasions

Planning the perfect wedding, whatever the style and budget, can be a monumental and sometimes stressful task.  From deciding upon the guest list to choosing outfits to planning the reception – there is so much to think about and to do.

This is why at S H Jones we like to ensure that our customers’ experience of choosing wines for the special day is relaxed and enjoyable.  We want you to have the confidence and peace of mind that everyone will appreciate your choices for the traditional toasts and in matching the meal that is served – whether it be a formal wedding breakfast, buffet or barbecue.

 

Events & wine tasting and special offers

Faliero ‘Miliasso’ Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

This was a very exciting find! Nebbiolo from its homeland of Piedmont, NW Italy, with a little bit of bottle age for less than £10; surely some mistake. No mistake, and it’s rather good! More approachable at a younger age than most Barolo and Barbaresco (the iconic expressions of the grape), this still has that fabulous combination of fruit, spice and savoury notes on the nose, leading onto a warm palate of spiced plum and cherry fruit with well integrated tannins, a peppery/leathery kick and a delightful texture.

Was £14.99, Now £9.99

Alvi’s Drift Viognier

Viognier from Worcester???? Worcester, South Africa that is, and an absolute belter it is too!

The nose is typical of the variety, white peach, apricot and delicate musky notes; expressive but restrained and elegant at the same time. Nicely ripe and with a pleasing, delicately viscous texture, the crisp limey acidity lends balances and adds to its versatility when it comes to food pairing – try with spicy Thai fish cakes, creamy curries or spiced roasted butternut squash. The current 2014 vintage garnered 2 gold medals at South Africa’s Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2014.

Was £8.49, Now £7.49

Alverdi Sangiovese

There’s a trio of wines from Alverdi on offer (a lovely Pinot Grigio & a rosé are the others), but it’s the Sangiovese that stands out as over-delivering on the quality/price ratio. Ripe black cherry and black berry fruit, notes of violets and spice, and a balsamic twang. And it’s a pleasingly modest 12% ABV. Perfect with all manner of pasta dishes, it also excels at BBQs.

 

Was £6.99, Now £5.99

Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato

Lummy, what a treat! This gently effervescent, delicately sweet Australian rosé, made from Moscato, is nothing short of dangerous – like a posh alco-pop if you will – 5.5% and redolent of cherry, rhubarb and peach fruit. Frothy and frivolous, maybe, but utterly divine. Find an excuse, shut the door, turn off the phone and enjoy. You could even use a straw!

 

Was £10.99, Now £8.99

Look what I’ve found!

Rummaging about in the warehouse recently we stumbled across some magnums of claret, which was nice! The 2009 and 2010 vintages in Bordeaux were outstanding, by the way. Very limited stock.

Château Talbot, St. Julien 2006 & 2008

Château Leoville-Barton, St. Julien 2007 & 2009 Château Petit Village, Pomerol 2008 & 2010 Château Gazin, Pomerol 2006 & 2009

 

£75.95 & £82.95 respectively £109.60 & £171.00 £93.40 & £96.70 £122.00 & £182.40
This month we’ll end with a couple of sparkling wines. One, the easy-going Villa Granda Prosecco, offers up appealing pear and peach-skin flavours on a soft and gentle palate. A bargain at £7.99, this looks even sharper if you buy it in 6’s and save 10%.The other, Moncontour Vouvray Brut, is a sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley, produced by the Méthode Traditionnelle*, and is a fabulous melange of windfall apple and lemon zest flavours, with a backnote of almond and minerals. Utterly charming and elegant, this is as good served with fish or seafood as it is served on its own at a celebration, or as an aperitif. £13.99, with 10% off when bought in 6’s or as part of a mixed case. Marvellous! *Méthode Traditionnelle is the name given to the process of producing the fizz in Champagne & some sparkling wines by inducing a second fermentation inside the bottle, a byproduct of which is carbon dioxide.

Getting in contact

Hours Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 6pm ; Saturday: 9am – 5.30pm
Address The Old Wine House, 27 High Street, Banbury, OX16 5EW
Phone 01295 251179
Email banbury@shjones.com
Website http://shjones.com/
Social media  SH Jones on Twitter SH Jones on Facebook

If you’ve time, why not venture into Banbury’s Old Town only moments away ;

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Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Frogabilia Art & Vontage Deco

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Located in the very heart of Banbury’s Old Town, Frogabilia offers wonderful decorative vintage antiques, collectibles, jewellery, retro style and art.  Perfect for you, your home, and for gifts!

All their antique, retro and original contemporary pieces are sourced for their aesthetic value, quality of material, craftsmanship and attention to detail.  From cups and saucers and serving plates to vases and quirky ornaments, everything is chosen with care to bring you a truly inspirational resource for gifts, for your home and for you!

 Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Inspired design and art

Frogabilia took shape in 2011, dreamed up by artist Athanasia Mavroudi who has always been inspired by beautiful objects and original design.  Sourcing the best of retro style, quality antiques and deco design, Frogabilia brings you everything you need for inspiration, decoration and expression, for gifts, for your home, for you!

Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Unique and only available from Frogabilia are original paintings by Athanasia, in a range of sizes and materials but always with the same fascination with vibrant, metallic and autumnal colours, and bold use of texture and pattern.

 

Frogabilia Art & Vintage DecoOur philosophy

At Frogabilia we believe that beautiful objects can really enhance your life, making your domestic environment more inspiring and restful, creating harmony whilst expressing something of yourself.  Creating and decorating an interior is a creative process, and the results reflect who you really are.  We also like the idea that each object has a story to tell, and has been made with a lot of skill and craftsmanship, and with good quality, long-lasting materials (the odd chip here or there just adds to the charm).  The fact that these objects have survived, standing the test of time, proves their value.  We believe that you must choose the things that surround you by your inner feelings and not according to what fashion dictates, matching objects with your personality.  This is why you will find such a range of beautiful and quirky items in our shop alongside classic designs and styles.

 Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Contact info

Opening hours
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Email info@frogabilia.co.uk
Phone 07701 042625
Address 12 White Lion Walk, OX16 5UD Banbury, Oxfordshire
Directions Located in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town, in White Lion Walk, opposite Books & Ink
Social media Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Look what’s opposite!  Visit Books & Ink.  Antiquarian, new and second-hand books – all under one roof;

Online and instore, Books & Ink in Banbury

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Frogabilia Art & Vontage Deco

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Located in the very heart of Banbury’s Old Town, Frogabilia offers wonderful decorative vintage antiques, collectibles, jewellery, retro style and art.  Perfect for you, your home, and for gifts!

All their antique, retro and original contemporary pieces are sourced for their aesthetic value, quality of material, craftsmanship and attention to detail.  From cups and saucers and serving plates to vases and quirky ornaments, everything is chosen with care to bring you a truly inspirational resource for gifts, for your home and for you!

 Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Inspired design and art

Frogabilia took shape in 2011, dreamed up by artist Athanasia Mavroudi who has always been inspired by beautiful objects and original design.  Sourcing the best of retro style, quality antiques and deco design, Frogabilia brings you everything you need for inspiration, decoration and expression, for gifts, for your home, for you!

Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Unique and only available from Frogabilia are original paintings by Athanasia, in a range of sizes and materials but always with the same fascination with vibrant, metallic and autumnal colours, and bold use of texture and pattern.

 

Frogabilia Art & Vintage DecoOur philosophy

At Frogabilia we believe that beautiful objects can really enhance your life, making your domestic environment more inspiring and restful, creating harmony whilst expressing something of yourself.  Creating and decorating an interior is a creative process, and the results reflect who you really are.  We also like the idea that each object has a story to tell, and has been made with a lot of skill and craftsmanship, and with good quality, long-lasting materials (the odd chip here or there just adds to the charm).  The fact that these objects have survived, standing the test of time, proves their value.  We believe that you must choose the things that surround you by your inner feelings and not according to what fashion dictates, matching objects with your personality.  This is why you will find such a range of beautiful and quirky items in our shop alongside classic designs and styles.

 Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Contact info

Opening hours
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Email info@frogabilia.co.uk
Phone 07701 042625
Address 12 White Lion Walk, OX16 5UD Banbury, Oxfordshire
Directions Located in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town, in White Lion Walk, opposite Books & Ink
Social media Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Look what’s opposite!  Visit Books & Ink.  Antiquarian, new and second-hand books – all under one roof;

Online and instore, Books & Ink in Banbury

Banbury Bridal

Where the dream begins …

Banbury Bridal, formerly Wedding Belles of Banbury, have been supplying Bridal and Bridesmaids Gowns to customers from both in and around Banbury for over 25 years.  At Wedding Belles we believe that choosing a wedding dress should be an enjoyable, stress-free experience.

We aim to make you feel special, and to make sure that you have the perfect dress for the perfect day.  Our caring and welcoming staff will attend to you personally to help you find the right gown for you, giving us the reputation as Banbury’s friendliest wedding boutique.

Whether you want sophisticated or romantic, simple or dramatic, we are experts in finding the right wedding dress for you in our pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, seven days a week.  If necessary, we will also make alterations while you wait.

Not only that, but with the cost of the average wedding well into five figures, our competitive prices will take some of the stress out of the preparations. We have a wide range of collections from new season designer to off the peg bridal gowns, so any bride can find the dress of her dreams at a price within her budget.  With over 400 designer gowns in stock, our many suppliers include Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo, Classique for Brides and Romantica of Devon, ensuring styles to suit all tastes.  We also cover a wide range of sizes from 8 to 32.

To finish off your look, we also have a wide selection of accessories, including veils, headdresses and designer shoes from Katz and Rainbow Club.

Gowns for every occasion

Is your wedding taking place in a unique setting?  Perhaps a tropical beach, a country house or on board ship?  Or will it be a winter wedding?  Whatever the setting or the weather, we can supply the perfect gown for the occasion, again in a wide range of sizes and styles.

Banbury Bridal Gown

Bridal gowns, bridesmaids, evening and prom dresses

As well as bridal gowns for weddings, our evening and prom dresses are perfect for that special occasion such as New Years Eve or dinner party.

Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo and many more

Visit our website to see a preview of some of our latest wedding dresses by Alfred Angelo, Maggie Sottero, Romantica, Opulence and Pure. Here you can also see some of the testimonials from satisfied customers, all of whom have remarked on our friendly and helpful service as well as our excellent range of prices and styles.

If you have a wedding coming up, be sure to visit us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest promotions, forthcoming events and all things weddings, so you can be sure to take advantage of any sales and perhaps find a gown from as little as £150.

 

Contact info

Phone 01295 254621
Opening hours 9am – 5pm Monday to Wednesday ; 9.30am – 5pm Thursday ; 9.00am – 5pm Friday & Saturday ; 11am – 3pm Sunday
Email Enquiries@BanburyBridal.com
Website http://www.banbury-bridal-boutique.co.uk/