Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks

We have put together a comprehensive list of wines, with a price range to match any budget or style of event. We are very happy to suggest wines that will complement specific dishes.

Our wine buying policy is simple – we buy on quality alone. We work closely with suppliers who we trust to source great wines from exceptional producers. Price is, of course important, but we believe that buying wines below a certain price point is, ultimately, a false economy. Our aim is to provide wines that offer you good value and great quality.

Many of our wines are from small scale producers practicing sustainable growing techniques and proactive environmental management and we list a number of extremely good wines which are certified organic and/or biodynamic. We also list many wines which are made using organic or biodynamic methods from growers awaiting certification.

We would not serve a wine we have not tasted and would not expect you to either. Once you have decided to book cafe sunlight for your event we are more than happy to talk to you about providing samples or if appropriate a tasting.

We also list some of our favourite beers, including real ales from Kent, many of which can be served as bottled beers or cask ales.

Sam Bennett, Operations Manager

Cafe Sunlight - event catering - drinks

 

Wine
Champagne

Grower champagne

Edward Sheldon Champage, Extra Quality Brut

Sparkling

£31.00

Edward Sheldon Champage, Cabernet Rose

Sparkling Rose

£34.00

2004 Vintage, Devaux, Champagne, France

Sparkling

£50.00

 

Grand marques 

NV Brut Reserve, Charles Heidsieck, Champagne, France

Sparkling

£70.00

NV Brut, Laurent-Perrier, Champagne, France

Sparkling

£60.00

NV Rosé, Laurent-Perrier, Champagne, France

Sparkling Rose

£90.00

NV Brut Premier, Louis Roederer, Champagne, France

Sparkling

£65.00

2004 Cristal Brut, Louis Roederer, Champagne, France

Sparkling

200.00

NV Brut Réserve, Taittinger, Champagne, France

Sparkling

£60.00

NV Brut Réserve, Pol Roger, Champagne, France

Sparkling

£60.00

2000 Brut Vintage, Pol Roger, Champagne, France

Sparkling

£100.00

 

Sparkling wines

Australian sparkling

2012 Moscato, Innocent Bystander, Victoria, Australia Sparkling £9.50

 

English sparkling

2007 Classic Cuvée, Nyetimber, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Sparkling

£40.00

 

French sparkling

NV Brut, Veuve d`Argent, Burgundy, France

Sparkling

£17.50

 

Italian sparkling

Prosecco Spumante Luneta, Italy

Sparkling

£16.00

Prosecco Spumante Luneta, Italy

Sparkling Rose

£16.00

 

Argentina

2012 `Finca Los Primos` Malbec, Valentin Bianchi, Mendoza, Argentina

Red

£16.50

 

Australia

2011 McLaren Vale Shiraz, 16 Stops, South Australia, Australia

Red

£17.50

2011 Margaret River White , Cullen, Western Australia

White

£20.00

2010 Margaret River Red, Cullen, Western Australia

Red

£21.50

 

Austria

2011 `Lois` Grüner Veltliner, Loimer, Lower Austria, Austria

White

£19.00

 

Chile

2011 Carmenère Selección, Viña Chocalan, Maipo Valley, Chile

Red

£16.50

 

France

  • Alsace

2011 Riesling Réserve, Cave de Hunawihr, Alsace, France

White

£17.50

2011 Gewürztraminer Réserve, Cave de Hunawihr, Alsace, France

White

£19.50

  • Loire

2010 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors, Loire, France

White

£22.90

2011 Sancerre, Domaine Nicolas Girard, Loire, France

White

£27.90

2011 Valençay, Sébastien Vaillant, Loire, France

White

£16.50

2011 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie, Château du Coing de St Fiacre, Loire, Franc

White

£18.00

2011 Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine des Corbillières, Loire, France

White

£17.00

  • Burgundy

2011 Petit Chablis, Laroche, Burgundy, France

White

£20.00

2011 Chablis, Laroche, Burgundy, France

White

£25.00

2008 Domaine Laroche Chablis 1er Cru `Les Vaudevey`, Domaine Laroche, Burgundy, Franc

White

£30.00

2010 Bourgogne Chardonnay `Les Ursulines`, Jean-Claude Boisset, Burgundy, France

White

£20.00

2010 Bourgogne Pinot Noir `Les Ursulines`, Jean-Claude Boisset, Burgundy, France

Red

£20.00

2010 Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay, Domaine Perraud, Burgundy, France

White

£20.00

2010 Saint-Véran, Domaine Perraud, Burgundy, France

White

£25.00

  • Beaujolais

2011 `Domaine de Gry-Sablon` Beaujolais-Villages, Dominique Morel, Beaujolais, France

Red

£17.50

2011 Brouilly, Château de Pierreux, Beaujolais, France

Red

£20.00

  • Bordeaux

2009 `Château Mahon-Laville` Bordeaux Supérieur, Jean-Christophe Barbe, Bordeaux, France

Red

£18.50

2011 Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc, Château de Fontenille, Bordeaux, France

White

£17.50

2007 Montagne Saint-Émilion, Château La Croix Bonneau, Bordeaux, France

Red

£25.00

  • Rhone

2007 Montagne Saint-Émilion, Château La Croix Bonneau, Bordeaux, France

Red

£25.00

2010 Côtes du Rhône Blanc , La Villasse, Southern Rhône, France

White

£14.50

2010 Côtes du Rhône Rosé, La Villasse, Southern Rhône, France

Rose

£14.50

2010 Côtes du Rhône Rouge, La Villasse, Southern Rhône, France

Red

£14.50

2010 `Closerie de Vaudieu` Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Vaudieu, Southern Rhône, France

Red

£25.00

2010 Crozes Hermitage, David Reynaud, Northern Rhône

Red

£24.50

Southern France and Satellites

2011 Côtes de Gascogne IGP, Domaine de Saint-Lannes, South West France, France

White

£13.50

2010 Costières de Nîmes, Château La Tour de Beraud, Southern Rhône, France

White

£17.50

2010 Costières de Nîmes, Château La Tour de Beraud, Southern Rhône, France

Red

£17.50

2011 Vermentino IGP Pays d`Oc, Les Vignes de L`Eglise, Languedoc, France

White

£12.50

2011 Rosé de Syrah IGP Pays d`Oc, Les Vignes de L`Eglise, Languedoc, France

Rose

£12.50

2011 Merlot/Grenache IGP Pays d`Oc, Les Vignes de L`Eglise, Languedoc, France

Red

£12.50

2011 Sauvignon Blanc IGP Pays d`Oc, Baron de Badassière, Languedoc, France

White

£13.50

2011 Viognier IGP Pays d`Oc, Baron de Badassière, Languedoc, France

White

£13.50

2011 Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc, Baron de Badassière, Languedoc, France

White

£13.50

2011 Syrah IGP Pays d`Oc, Baron de Badassière, Languedoc, France

Red

£13.50

2011 Pech Matelles Organic Merlot IGP Pays d`Oc, Gilles Louvet, Languedoc, France

Red

£13.50

2011 Organic Chardonnay de La Chevalière , Mas La Chevaliere

White

£16.00

2011 Organic Syrah/Grenache de La Chevalière, Mas La Chevaliere

Red

£16.00

Germany

2010 Estate Riesling , Dreissigacker, Rheinhessen, Germany

White

£20.00

Italy

  • Piemonte

2009 Barbera d`Alba , G.D. Vajra, Piemonte, Italy

Red

£23.50

2007 Barolo `Le Albe`, G.D. Vajra, Piemonte, Italy

Red

£35.00

2010 Gavi ‘La Battistina

White

£16.00

2011 Gavi di Gavi `Lugarara` , La Giustiniana, Piemonte, Italy

White

£28.00

  • Veneto

2011 `S` Soave , Alpha Zeta, Veneto, Italy

White

£14.50

2011 `C` Chardonnay, Alpha Zeta, Veneto, Italy

White

£14.50

2011 `P` Pinot Grigio , Alpha Zeta, Veneto, Italy

White

£14.50

2011 `R` Rosato , Alpha Zeta, Veneto, Italy

Rose

£14.50

2011 `V` Valpolicella, Alpha Zeta, Veneto, Italy

Red

£14.50

2011 Soave Classico `Terre di Monteforte`, Cantina di Monteforte, Veneto, Italy

White

£12.50

2010 Soave Classico Superiore DOCG `Vigneto Montegrande`, Cantina di Monteforte, Veneto, Italy

White

£14.50

  • Tuscany

2011 Chianti, Cantine Leonardo da Vinci, Tuscany, Italy

Red

£18.00

2011 `Meriggio`, Fontodi, Tuscany, Italy

White

£30.00

2009 Chianti Classico, Fontodi, Tuscany

Red

£35.00

  • Abruzzo

2010 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Cerasuolo, Gran Sasso, Abruzzo, Italy

Rose

£14.50

  • Puglia

2011 Primitivo di Puglia, Lamadoro, Puglia, Italy

Red

£16.00

2009 Organic Syrah/Merlot, Promessa, Puglia, Italy

Red

£17.50

2011 Fiano/Greco, A Mano, Puglia, Italy

White

£14.50

2008 Negroamaro, A Mano, Puglia, Italy

Red

£14.50

  • Sicily

2011 Catarratto/Inzolia , Borgo Selene, Sicilia,Italy

White

£12.50

2011 Nero d`Avola/Nerello Mascalese, Borgo Selene, Sicilia,Italy

Red

£12.50

2011 Nero d`Avola, Vortice, Sicilia,Italy

Red

£16.50

New Zealand

2012 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc , Tinpot Hut, Marlborough, New Zealand

White

£20.00

South Africa

2012 Chenin Blanc , Sangoma, Paarl, South Africa

White

£16.50

2010 Pinotage, Fairview, Paarl, South Africa

Red

£19.50

Spain

2011 Albariño DO Rías Baixas, Martín Códax, Galicia & the North West, Spain

White

£20.00

2009 Rioja, Salbide, La Rioja, Spain

Red

£17.50

2011 Monastrell Rosado DO Yecla, Bodegas Castaño, Valencia, Spain

Rose

£15.00

2011 Macabeo DO Yecla, Molino Loco, Valencia, Spain

White

£13.00

2011 Monastrell DO Yecla, Molino Loco, Valencia, Spain

Red

£13.00

2009 Macabeo/Chardonnay Bodega Castano Yecla, Spain

White

£16.00

2010 Fuenteseca Bobal/Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Fuenteseca Bobal/Cabernet Sauvignon, Spain

Red

£16.00

USA

2011 `Heritage Reserve` California Pinot Noir, De Loach, California, United States of America

Red

£20.00

 

 

Beer

We have relationships with small scale, regional and micro-breweries across Kent and throughout the UK.

This allows us to provide handcrafted ales and ciders throughout the year straight from the keg.

We can also provid bottled beers and lagers from small producers, alongside a range of more well-known beers, ales, lagers and ciders for your event.

The suggestions below should be seen as a starting point and of course, we’re happy to source a personal favourite.

Real ales

GOACHER’S, Kent
Real Mild Ale 3.4% ABV
Fine Light Ale 3.7% ABV
Gold Star Ale 5.1% ABV

GADD’S, Kent
No 5 Best Bitter Ale
Seasider Amber Ale
No 3 Premium Pale Ale

MEANTIME BREWING COMPANY, London
London Lager 4.5% ABV
Helles 4.4% ABV
India Pale Ale 7.5% ABV

Bottles

MOODLEY’S, Kent

Toad Rock Bitter 4.4% ABV
A unique hybrid between a lager and a bitter, made with lager malt but fermented with English ale yeast. Pale in colour, Toad Rock Bitter has the taste benefits of a lager, without the harsh gassiness often associated with the drink.

Penhurst Pleasure 4.2% ABV
Made with Maris Otter barley (the finest English barley available in Yudhistra’s opinion), Penshurst Pleasure is a delightful best bitter made with local Kentish hops. Golden in colour with a delicious malty taste.

WESTERHAM BREWERY Co, Kent

Scotney Best Bitter 4.3% ABV
Deep mahogany colour from crystal malt and wonderful lingering finish from Target dry hops.

Viceroy India Pale Ale 5.0% ABV
A golden bottle conditioned ale, hoppy and bitter.

GADD’S BREWERY, Kent

No 3 Premium Pale Ale, 5% ABV
Brewed simply with pale malt and goldings hops grown just down the road from the brewery. It’s fresh, hoppy, clean and bitter.

SAMUEL SMITH’S, North Yorkshire

Organic Cider 5% ABV
A medium dry cider with brilliant straw colour, light body, clean apple flavour and a gentle apple blossom finish.

FREEDOM BREWERY, Staffordshire

Freedom Organic Lager 4.8% ABV
A rounded malty flavour with a subtle bitterness and smooth caramel undertone. It is made with organic hops and malt to create a fresh, clean moreish taste.

SHEPHERD NEAME, Faversham

1698 6.5% ABV
Rich resinous notes and spikes of citrus in a moreish strong ale
with notes of liquorice, caramel and spicy orange.

BROUGHTON ALES, Scottish Borders

Border Gold 6% ABV
Deliciously full flavoured, with a fine malt to hop balance and
a satisfying hoppy finish, a light golden coloured beer with an
excellent aromatic nose and aftertaste.

HENNEY’S, Herefordshire

Vintage Cider 6.5%
Naturally still cider with notes of apricots, herbs and apple
crumble. A great cider to serve with food.

HEPWORTH BREWERY, East Sussex

Hercules Premium 5% ABV
Brewed slowly Hercules matures into a lager with a wonderful distinctive flavour, citrus aroma and sparkle.

PETER’S BREWERY, Suffolk

Golden Ale 4.7% ABV
English pale malts coupled with Challenger & Goldings hops provide the bitterness and aroma. The result is a highly distinctive light, golden ale similar in character to a full-bodied Czech lager.

Best Bitter 3.7% ABV
A traditional Best Bitter brewed with Pale and Crystal malts and Goldings aroma hops. The result is a full-bodied ale with distinctive fruity caramel notes.

Gluten Free Beer 4.2%ABV
A clean, crisp gluten free ale with a pilsner lager style finish and aromas of citrus and mandarin from American Amarillo hops, suitable for coeliacs.

India Pale Ale 5.5%ABV
Traditionally highly hopped and robust to survive the long voyage to the Indian sub-continent. The result is a full bodied Pale Ale with a zesty character.

These are just a selection of bottles available, we can always help you find the right drinks for your event.

Spirits

Aperitifs

Antica Formula 16.5% ABV
Italy
Campari 25% ABV
Italy
Cinzano Bianco 15% ABV
Italy
Martini Bianco 15% ABV
Italy
Pernod ABV 40% ABV
France
Ricard ABV 40% ABV
France
Noilly Pratt 18% ABV
France
Noilly Pratt Rouge 16% ABV
France
Strega 40% ABV
Italy
Pimm’s No 1 25% ABV
UK
Pimm’s Vodka Cup 25% ABV
UK

Vodka
Utkins Organic Vodka
37.5% ABV
UK
Hangar One 40% ABV
USA
Zubrowka ABV 40% ABV
Poland
Sipsmith Vodka 40% ABV
UK
Stolichnaya 37.5% ABV
Russia
Absolut 40% ABV
Sweden
Ketel One 40% ABV
Netherlands
Zubrowka 40% ABV
Poland
Wyborowa Apple 40% ABV
Poland
Grey Goose 40% ABV
France

Gin

Juniper Green Organic Gin 37.5% ABV
UK
Sipsmith Gin 41.6% ABV
UK
Seagram’s 40% ABV
USA
Hendricks 41.4% ABV
Scotland
Old Raj 55% ABV
Scotland
Gordon’s 37.5% ABV
UK

Tequila

Sauza Hacienda Reposado
40% ABV
Mexico
Patrón Café XO 40% ABV
Mexico

Bourbon

Woodford Reserve 43.2% ABV
Kentucky, USA
Maker’s Mark 40% ABV
USA

Rum

Doorlys Macaw 40% ABV
Barbados
Doorlys 5yr 40% ABV
Barbados
Myers Planters Punch 40% ABV
Jamaica
Havana Club 3yr 37.5% ABV
Cuba
Sailor Jerry 40% ABV
Guyana
Mount Gay 40% ABV
Barbados
Havana Club 7yr 40% ABV
Cuba
Bacardi 8yr 40% ABV
Cuba

Brandy

Château de Beaulon Cognac 7yr 40% ABV
France
Baron de Sigongac V.S.O.P 40% ABV
France

Whisky

Highland Harvest Organic
Whisky 40% ABV
Scotland
Glinne Parras ABV 40%
Scotland
Cutty Sark 18yr 43% ABV
Scotland
Johnnie Walker Black
40% ABV
Scotland

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Bruichladdich Organic Single Malt 46% ABV
Islay, Scotland
Glenfarclas 15yr 46% ABV
Speyside, Scotland
Clynelish 1992 15yr 46% ABV
Highland, Scotland
Port Askaig 17yr 45.8% ABV
Islay, Scotland
Macallan 10yr 40% ABV
Speyside, Scotland

Liquers and digestif

Grand Marnier 40% ABV
France
Cointreau 40% ABV
France
Drambuie 40% ABV
Scotland
Frangelico 24% ABV
Italy
Amaretto Mascarada 28% ABV
Italy
Baileys 17% ABV
Ireland
Green Chartreuse 55% ABV
France
Bénédictine 40% ABV
France

Soft Drinks

All of our hot drinks are made with Fairtrade ingredients ensuring a better deal for Third World producers. Our orange juice is also Fairtrade certified and our apple juice is sourced from local growers in Kent. We make fresh fruit smoothies everyday in our kitchen and can supply a variety of mixers and well known canned and bottled drinks.

Still and sparkling water are bottled on-site as part of our commitment to reducing waste, saving energy and minimising our wider environmental impact.

Hot Drinks

Depending on the location and style of your event, we may be able to offer a full range of espresso based drinks made from Fairtrade coffee and local organic milk.

At events where this is not possible, we can provide Fairtrade organic filter coffee from freshly ground beans.

At any event, we are also able to provide a range of Fairtrade teas, alongside organic herbal and fruit infusions and Fairtrade chocolate drinks.

Some examples are shown below,
please talk to us about any special requirements.

Juice
Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Pineapple Juice, Tomato Juice,
Cranberry Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Chegworth Farm single variety apple juices including Bramley, Cox, Worcester and Russet. Grown and produced in Kent.

Soft Drinks and Mixers
Coke, Diet Coke, Lemonade, Ginger Ale, Tonic Water, Slimline Tonic, Bitter Lemon.

Sparkling drinks
Fentimans Ginger Beer, Fentimans Lemonade, Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock, Fentimans Orange, San Pellegrino Aranciata, San Pellegrino Limonata, Belvoir Elderflower Pressé, Lemonade or Organic Ginger Beer

Iced tea
Apple or Lemon

Smoothies
Homemade fruit smoothie, Homemade vanilla, honey & yoghurt smoothie

Coffee
Espresso, Double espresso, Americano, Long black, Flat White, Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha, Filter coffee

Chocolate

Fairtrade hot chocolate can be served with cream and and marshmallows.

Tea
Fairtrade English breakfast tea, Earl Grey, Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon, Lapsang Souchong

Fruit and herbal infusions
Organic herbal and fruit infusions.

Chamomile, Lemongrass & ginger, Lemon verbena, Peppermint, Rooibos, Blackcurrant and hibiscus.