For the curious
A taste of something (& nothing)
Perhaps you're new here and curious what we taste like (hint: very good). Maybe you want some words to match your experience while sipping.
Whatever your reason, we've got you... Welcome to our take on Tasting Notes, for the full Something & Nothing range. Follow and sip along below.
Made with quality French wine or Japanese Sake and the finest natural juices, extracts and botanicals.
Japanese Junmai Saké + Yuzu Spritz Spritz 4%
A careful blend of our dry, umami and tart Junmai Sake with complex and aromatic natural Yuzu juice, extracts and botanicals.
Tastes like: a hit of citrus balanced by a dry and savoury Sake make this perfectly balanced high-ball-esque drink feel like wandering Kyoto’s backstreets at golden hour.
Appearance: lightly bubbly, with a subtle straw colour warming this otherwise crystal clear liquid.
Finish: citrus warmth and acidity and a pleasing but subtle umami linger on the tongue.
Great with: grilled skewers, rich ramens, saucy noodles or sushi. Designed to compliment both elegant light bites and cut-through drinking snacks.
Sauvignon Blanc + Cucumber Spritz 4%
A fresh, green and citrusy French Sauvignon Blanc hits all the right notes when blended with our bright and refreshing Cucumber Premium Soda.
Tastes like: Freshness is the main event here, making this akin to running through a vineyard naked. Warm but thirst quenching cucumber is paired with a herbaceous, citrus-forward French Sauvignon Blanc for a complex but very, very easy to drink beverage.
Appearance: There's an ever so subtle green hue to this pleasingly light and fizzy liquid.
Finish: bright and refreshing cucumber and citrusy notes at the close.
Great with: Easy-breezy salads, grilled chicken, fish or vegetables. Works well with anything herby and citrus so time to get your Salsa Verde game on.
French Rosé + Hibiscus & Rose Spritz 4%
A pale, dry French Rosé from the Côtes de Gascogne complements the botanical, tart yet refreshing flavour of our Hibiscus & Rose Premium Soda.
Tastes like: A blushing and dry high quality French Rosé paired with the complex and tart Hibiscus & Rose make this all sunset drinks at Villa Nellcôte. Subtly complex, easy drinking and pleasingly dry/tart. Exceptional low-ABV refreshment.
Appearance: a mellow, dusty, and transparent pink with a pleasing amount of gentle bubbles.
Finish: a dry but balanced end, with a subtle smack of tart thanks to Hibiscus & Rose.
Great with: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African food and as the perfect aperitif with snacks — cheese, charcuterie, crudités and all that good stuff.
Award winning premium sodas made with the highest quality natural juices, extracts and botanicals.
Yuzu Premium Soda
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit that tastes like an explosion of tangerine, grapefruit and a lemon. Aromatic, complex and tangy to a t, this is a flavour-forward, lightly-sparkling Yuzu hit.
Tastes like: Layers of deep citrus, full bodied yet light. A hint of mint. Perfectly balanced acidity.
Appearance: lightly fizzy, with a whisper of yellow. A clear light-straw coloured liquid.
Finish: a lingering taste of yuzu, long, aromatic and incredibly more-ish.
Great with: light, bright Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese fare. The perfect foil for umami rich or spicy dishes, it also makes the perfect mixer with a top-shelf Japanese whisky or vodka.
Hibiscus & Rose Premium Soda
Based on a drink we tried in Sri Lanka (which was delicious but a bit sweet). Our take is sharp, refreshing, botanical and totally unexpected. You might think you don’t like rose - but trust us, this is not what you are expecting. It will blow your birkenstocks off.
Tastes like: Tart, refreshing, floral, this is refreshment from another dimension. A mellow hint of mint behind the primary Hibiscus and Rose, plus a hum of grape and lemon juice adding acidity and subtle sweetness.
Appearance: A pleasing light pink blush, that bubbles and pops gently in your glass.
Finish: Tart but balanced, it begs you to keep sipping. Both thirst quenching and providing pleasing cut-through when paired with food.
Great with: anything from Alison Roman to Ottolenghi, a perfect pair for the vivid, herb-forward cuisine of the Middle East and Mediterranean.
Cucumber Premium Soda
Lightly effervescent, quenches deeply with the clean freshness of real cucumber and hums with a subtle natural sweetness.
Tastes like: Up front, full bodied cucumber makes the first sip feel like jumping into a pool after a long day in the sun. Layers of complexity bring balance with a mellow hint of mint, complimentary grape and a slight slice of acid from lemon juice.
Appearance: as clear as the ideal day for drinking this. Gently fizzy.
Finish: the lingering, almost herbaceous, subtly sweet flavour of cucumber.
Great with: lunch, brunch or evening meal. This refreshment bomb is as versatile as it is delicious. Also great as a mezcal or tequila mixer.