World of Wine
Every town needs a good ‘Cava’, but these days, and especially in Cyprus, a Walk-In Cava is a must! Fortunately, at ‘Wine and More Boutique’ you’ll find both and conveniently you know they’ll be open from 9 am ’til late, every day. With ‘Lorraine’ from the Green Isle, offering a warm Irish smile to welcome you 364 days a year, because these days they’re closed on Christmas Day, so make sure you top-up whatever you’ll need by Christmas eve …
Just for you
Following their massive recent refurbishment, the new fully licenced Wine Boutique is looking really cool and still awaiting a few final touches. Airconditioned to a constant 21°C, the old ‘AlcoHall Cava’ has matured nicely into ‘Wine and More Boutique’ because the owners noticed that’s what many of their clients were looking for! …
These masters of hospitality, ‘the Karas family’ bonded a sort of partnership with the brilliant ‘French Depot‘ of Limassol and now they get most of their wines and some speciality drinks and spirits from them. They specialise in French wines from Lore Valley, Bourgogne, Bordeaux and unusually The Alsace in the South West Region of France, to mention but a few, and I have to say “on that note, this cava and delicatesn has moved into a different league”.
It’s not warehouse-style in here, so you’ll easily find everything you’d expect from a quality Cava. In fact, as part of the Karas group of companies, it’s the area’s largest selection of Champagne, Fine Wines, Bio Wines, Vegan and Non-Alcoholic Wines, plus of course beers, ciders, spirits and speciality drinks. Complementing your chosen drinks with a lovely selection of Cheeses and Cured Meats, finger food, nibbles, snacks, sweets, Chocolate you have to break with a hammer and even a little prezzie, gift or souvenir … Lorraine can also sort you out you smokes by order.
The purpose-built, ‘Walk-in’ Cava is fully air-conditioned to a constant 18°C … Inside, a first-class selection of over 300 different wines from all over the world for all budgets starting from €5 to €390 a bottle. Specialising in wines from France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Portugal, The gorgeous Yellow Tail and more from Australia, Austria, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Lebanon, and Syria and of course a comprehensive selection from Greece and Cyprus.
I love a good red and these are very high on my list … Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2014 Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France and Chateau L’Hospitale Grand Vin 2018 from the Languedoc region … You must try the Pauillac De Chateau 2014 Lator Pauillac from the Bordeaux Region or the Benjamin de la tour 2016 by Medoc AOC Bordeaux France or the Pauillac De Chateau Latour from the Bordeaux region … and finally the Aalto Ribera del Duero Do from Spain …
There’s so many labels from so many countries I’ll just mention a few of the best selling whites … Starting with the excellent Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru AOC 2018 and Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru or the Valmur Domaine de la Rossignole, from Sancerre … On another level do try the Alisia Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Doc and last but not least the delicious Cote des Roses Sauvignon Blanc by Gerard Bertrand.
Lorraine told me they are now stocking ‘Clos Du Temple’ voted the best ‘Rose’ in the world 2020 or the Cotes De Provence Rose chilled … omg! absolutely delicious! Our Rose lovers can also find The Berne Inspiration, Berne Romance and Chateau Sainte Marguerite Rose Cuvee Symphonie Cru Classe which is just out of this world and also available in Magnum Bottles … Mmm!
Cyprus in fact, also produces ‘Commandaria’, the oldest table wine in the world and with a few carefully selected brand names to choose from including the very popular St. Johns Commandaria, but I urge you to try the Ηώ Late Harvest Collection from Ekfraseis Winery. With notes of Apricot, honey, orange, and flavours of tempting peach and bergamot marmalade filled with spices, perfect served with desserts. The after taste memorable! … Oh, just in case you didn’t know, since joining the EU, this years’ wines taste just like last years’, and so Cyprus are now producing some of the finest wines in the world.
If you like your bubbles, they’ve added to their selection of champagnes, there’s everything from Don Perignon or Moet to the exclusive Drappier Carte d’Or Brut, Drappier Brut Nature Champagne, Drappier Grande Sendree … Plus one of my faves Besserat De Bellefon Bleu and the Besserat De Bellefon Rose Champagne … all ready for that very special occasion and all very ready to pop!!!
So, let’s get into the spirit of this place, starting with my fav tipple …
Whiskeys & Malts
Specialising in an extensive collection of Whiskies and Single Malts and a few labels for that very special occasion, from under a tenner to way over a ton … blends like, Johnny Walker Red, Black, Double Black, Green, Gold, and my fav the Blue. Maybe a Bottle of Macallan Double Cask, Lagavulin 16-Year-Old, or Lagavulin Double Matured Scotch Whiskey, something you won’t find everywhere the impeccable Japanese Whiskies Hibiki, Tottori and Fujimi … or the very special Glenmorangie Port Casks and Sherry Casks and many more … tbh I’m happy with a Jack Daniels, Bells, Famous Grouse or Cutty Sark at their crazy low prices …
In the Brandy display you’ll find V.S.O.P, Metaxa five star, seven star, all the way up to my fav the Private Reserve, plus Five Kings, Martell VS Cognac, Frapin Cognac, Courvoisier XO, Three Barrels, and Dupont Calvados that has a whole apple in the bottle, to mention but a few … oh, and not forgetting, essential at Christmas; Remy Martin, so smooooth!
Naturally you’ll find all the classics, but for that extra silky taste, go for something like Grey Goose or Belvedere, Beluga, Ciroc, Ketel One, the Moulin french Vodka and of course Roberto Cavalli, Smirnoff or Absolut in many flavours … and one of my favs the Stoli Caramel just delicious on ice with a splash of lemonade or my latest discovery the Chase Smoked, omg! … and to compliment your favourite, plenty of flavoured mixers!
Rum, Gin & Parties
Stocking all the top named Gins and Rums. I just love the Ron Zacapa XO, Dark Rum, Gordons Pink Gin, Hendricks, one of my faves Whitley Neill, and you must try the Japanese Etsu and Roku Gins, or the unusual Canaima Gin from the french Amazon region … There’s also a few different Tequilas, Ouzo, and the Cypriot essential Zivania … Everything you’ll need to mix any cocktail, plus Speciality Blends and Mixers, Liqueurs, Party Ice, Charcoal for the BBQ, and much, much, more! … btw, I love the displays, especially my fav tipple, The 3 litre Rocking Jack Daniels …
In the Know
Lorraine moved to Cyprus 22 years ago, from the far west coast of Europe too far East Coast of Europe, wow! and she joined the Cava 10 years ago, and btw, Lorraine is very ‘in the know’ about her booze, ha!, well she is Irish 😉 … oh, and naturally Lorraine is always ready to help if you need it!
The boutique is all neatly laid out and with plenty of soft drinks, mixers, snacks and munchies that are a must for any party, and they have a few souvenirs and gifts, just in case you want to take a little something with you. Of course any good wine deserves a little anti pasti so just through the door you’ll find a Delicatessen with an extensive selection of fine Cheeses, Cured Meats, Pasta and other nibbles.
Coming very soon they’ll be providing lots of wine, gin and tumbler glasses, bottle openers, cocktail shakers, ice buckets and just about everything you’ll need for a romantic night in our a huge party!
Oh, often as not it’s cheaper to buy here than it is at the airport and if you’re out of cash, don’t worry there’s an ATM outside! … so there’s no excuse 😉
There’s always Barrels with special offers and sale prices and with home delivery all part of the current climate Wine and More Boutique are happy to announce that they have joined Wolt Cyprus so get in touch with them and they’ll pick up everything you need and deliver straight to your home …
Open 364 Days a Year
Summer 9 am ’til 11 pm
Winter 9 am ’til 10 pm
Closed Christmas Day
You’ll find them at 56, Kapparis Avenue, halfway along Kapparis and opposite the world-famous Karas Fish Taverna … just hit the Google Map icon below … with ample parking right outside … While you’re there might as well grab a nice fresh Takeaway Coffee and More from next door …
GPS: 35.054326, 34.009236
Wine and More … say’s it All