Our Autumn Wines (grape) of the Month
Piedmonte, Northern Italy & a wild card from South Australia!
10% off all Barolo
Barolo Patrizi 2018
Barolo is considered one of Italy's greatest wines. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape. nebbia meaning fog in Italy. The grapes are harvested only when the fog roles in. They are rich, deeply concentrated full bodied wines with pronounced tannins and acidity. Best enjoyed with hearty meat dishes, including rissoti and meaty pasta dishes.
This is worth a watch:
stanley tucci: searching for italy season 2 episode 2
Ready Made Cases A range of mixed 6 and 12 bottle selections we imagine you'll like.
£180.00 10 bottles - 1 of each
A fine selection of festive bottles to match every meal, mood and person throughout the season.
£72 - 6 bottles
Sancerre, Domaine, Michel Girard, France
Savatiano, 'Naturally', Papagiannakos, Greece
Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine, Domaine du Pré Baron, France
Sauvignon Vermentino, Pasquiers, Languedoc, France
Tempranillo Blanco, Ontanón, Spain
Verdejo, Diez Siglos, Spain
There are lots of refreshing guzzlers out there but here we've got six of the best. Some more traditional than others, some blends and one an accidental discovery (see the Blanco Tempranillo) but all delicious.
£50.87 6 bottles
Vinho Verde, Casal Mendes, Portugal
Sauvignon Vermentino, Domaine de Pasquiers, France
Sauvignon Blanc, False Bay, SA
Côtes de Thau Blanc, Maison Boutinot, France
Sauvignon Blanc Macabeo, Fuenteseca - Organic, Spain
Vermentino, Tenuta Aquilaia, Italy
Six fresh whites to delight every Pescatarian to enjoy with mild to medium textured fish dinners
£60.50 down from 67.20 - for 3 white & 3 Pink
From Cavit, based in Trentino, the mountainous North-East of Italy, and one of Europe's foremost cooperatives over many years, here are two far from cynical, good quality fizzes, delicate, vibrant, fresh and worthy of celebration.
£133.00 - 12 Medal winners
Verdejo Diez Siglos Rueda, Spain
Sauvignon Blanc Bottega Vinai, Italy
Riesling Novas, Chile
Cinsault Seriously Cool, South Africa
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Conviviale, Italy
Barbera d'Asti Ceppi Storici, Italy
Chianti Uggiano Roccialta, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon Novas, Chile
Lagrein Bottega Vinai, Italy
Barbera d'Asti Superiore Rive, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Le Riche Richesse, South Africa
Garnacha Cabriola by Borsao, Spain
A case of Olympic proportions. Great Britain has won a load of medals and so have we.
Ontanon Clarete, Rioja, Spain
6 fresh and vibrant pinks to enjoy all year round. Fruity and aromatic, the most versatile colour, perfect chilled to refresh and tantalise your palate.
Listening Station, Victoria, Australia
Les Volets, Roussillon, France
False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Adobe Organic, Casablanca Valley, Chile
Clos de L'Eglise, Mâcon-Charnay, France
Domaine de la Motte Chablis Vieilles Vignes, France
The most versatile white wine grape in the world. We have 3 wines from France & 3 from the rest of the world which demonstrates the variety and quality of which this lovely grape is capable. At its most intense in the village of Chablis, with fruitier wines coming from more Southerly vineyards.
We are often asked, what do we like to drink? What did we drink last weekend? What are we drinking this week? Here is a selection known to be some of Peter's weekend choices.
Cava Mas Macia Brut NV
Gris de Gris Rosé, Dune
Pinot Blanc Reserve, Turckheim
Cabernet Franc, Domaine Mas Barrau
Rioja Seleccionada, Vega del Rayo
Pinna Fidelis, Ribera del Duero
£70.80 - 3 Whites and 3 Reds
Tempranillo Blanco Ontañón
Lesley-Anne has picked 6 of her favourite wines; whole varietals and a couple of blends. Throwing in a Magnum to bring a sense of occasion to any event
The NETFLIX Six - £52
Binge-watching a whole series? Or is something needed to sip while Ralph Fiennes digs a hole and makes a discovery? These wines have been paired to watch with films.
Pinot Noir and Merlot. Sideways
Rose Prosecco and Chardonnay, Bridget Jones's Diary.
Chianti Reserva. Silence of the Lambs.
Click on the links for the Film details. More details on the wines here......
Thinking inside the giftbox:
XO Cognac, Maxim Trijol 70cl £122.22
1999 Vintage Tawny Port Krohn Colheita £28.47
Bueno Borsao!!! (Spain )
£73 - 1 bottle of each from Bodegas Borsao's fantastic lineup
Bodegas Borsao, Campo de Borja, Spain
Bodegas Borsao, a co-op at the top of its game and justly famous for very quaffable and charming wine has been slowly developing its range to include some of the most charismatic single varietals and complex blends.
£55.00 2 bottles of each;
Pinot with more than normal style....
Vinazza Pinot Grigio, blended with Garganega the Soave grape.
Terrazze Pinot Grigio from the terraces of the Moon, special hillside sites in the Trentino home of Pinot Grigio.
Bottega Vinai Pinot Grigio top of the range, multi award winning Pinot Grigio, also from Trentino. Showing just how much character this undervalued grape can provide.
Pinot Grigio is typically a zesty white wine that is as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade on a hot Summer's day. AKA Pinot Gris, it's dry with a punchy acidity and flavours of lemons, limes, green apples and honeysuckle. Each of the above examples delivers this and more.
£140.00.00 10 bottles - 1 of each
Winter this way for increased sunshine.
£80.35 6 bottles - 1 of each
A Royal selection of wines fit for a King.
£56.28- 3 red 1 rosé 2 white:
Shiraz, Paarl Heights, Cape, South Africa
Malbec Soldiers Block, Australia
Garnacha, Tres Picos, Spain
Rosé Tabali Pedregoso, Chile
Chenin Blanc Cape Heights, South Africa
Vermentino Aquilaia, Italy
Just because BBQ flavours tend to be strong doesn't mean the wine should lack character, and these certainly don't.. Robust enough to manage the charred solids and yet add to the gustatory experience through developed and succulent flavours, these bottles should be welcomed at any ritual burning.
£68.50- 6 bottle case, all red, all taste
Grenache Syrah, 'Cabriola', Bodegas Borsao, Spain
Cabernet Franc, Domaine Mas Barrau, Gard, France
Shiraz, The Black Craft, Smalltown Vineyards, Australia
Malbec, Les Volets, Limoux, France
Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo), Pinna Fidelis, Roble, Ribero del Duero, Spain
Gamay, Brouilly, Le Cru de Volcan, Beaujolais, France
An imposing selection, this. All very different, certainly, but all big, bold and fine examples and offering a nice range of varietal characters.
£55.50 - 6 bottles 4 countries
Verne Malbec, Nieto, Mendoza, Argentina
Bellefontaine Malbec, Languedoc, France
The Bird Malbec, Showdown, California
Alberca Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Stone's Throw Malbec, Victoria, Australia
Les Volets Malbec, Aude, France
Might have said "macho" too, but that would be silly. Mind you, it is a grape that likes to deliver plenty of in yer face fruit and flavour. Happily, this lot also offer up interest and style aplenty, while also honouring their country of origin. They are all good examples and together provide a Malbec fan some exciting anti-pandemic foreign travel.
£72.50 - 6 bottles, all single varietals you may not have tasted and a Vacuvin pump and four stoppers
Manseng, Uva Non Grata, France
Verdejo, Diez Siglos, Spain
Verdicchio, Classico Amphora, Monte Schiavo, Spain
Albacea, Monastrell, Chile
Cinsault, Selon Létang, France
Lagrein, Bottega Vinai, Italy
We will also email you professional tasting notes so you can compare your palate to the experts.
£63.50- 6 bottles
Bodegas Ontañón, Rioja Oriental, Spain
From one of the most highly regarded wineries in Rioja, a selection of wines that will delight with every sip. Our regular take-home choice.
Organic Adobe ( Chile )
£53.50 - 6 bottle case
Adobe, Organic, Emiliana, Chile
Emiliana is an award winning leading producer in Chile, priding themselves on selecting from the finest vineyards throughout the country. This new range shows what 'Organic' can really mean when it comes to purity and quality.
£53.40- 6 bottles, just the one wine, 10% off single bottle price
One of the most popular Wines of the Week, so maybe a good thought to offer it up like this? If you need any reminding, it is fine stuff - pure, well ripened and carefully blended Cabernet grapes aged for six months in American oak, resulting in a very persuasive ad for Californian reds, not a monster (only 13.5%) but rich and flavour-layered.
£101 - 12 bottles, 3 each of these four:
Rosado, Bodegas Borsao
Verdejo Diez Siglos, Rueda
Garnacha Seleccion, Bodegas Borsao
Monastrell Albacea, Jumilla
Lesser known and strange-sounding names often means lower prices and higher value, as is the case here: each of these wines delivers and impresses.
£46 - 6 bottle case
Andes Peaks Merlot, Emiliana, Chile
Peculiar Mr Pat Merlot, South East Australia
Les Oliviers Merlot Mourvedre, Languedoc, France
Sanvigilio Merlot, Cavit, Venezie, Italy
Adobe Reserva Merlot, Rapel Valley, Chile
Cape Heights Merlot, Western Cape, South Africa
Merlot is a versatile and adaptable variety, bless it's heart. It'll grow in most climates without making too much of a fuss and as such can display a variety of characters. These are all fine examples of the fruit along with the climate and terroir in question. A must for any merlot fan!
£48 - 6 bottles, usual price £53.10
Long heralded for its quality, style and value for money, the False Bay range deserves our making much of. This box offers a notable and winning survey of Cape quality.
£58.73 6 bottles
Six sizzling reds carefully chosen to enjoy with your favourite steak and beef dishes.
£59.37 from£65.96 6 bottles
6 warm, ripe reds to enjoy this Autumn
£98.95 12 bottles
6 pairs of easy drinking whites and reds to take you on a journey around the world.
12 bottles of wine perfect for Summer parties and BBQs
£50.50- 6 bottle case, all Sauvignon Blanc
Cape Heights, Western Cape, South Africa
Reserva Organic, Adobe, Chile
Tierra Alta, Valle Central, Chile
Bottega Vinai, Trentino, Italy
Bellefontaine, Pays d'Oc, France
Domaine du Pré Baron, Loire, France
Known for its strong characteristics and flavours of citrus and stone fruit Sauvignon Blanc is actually very adaptable, allowing climate, environment and vinification to influence the complexity and character of this great fruit. Here we have six of our best.
Garnacha, Seleccion Tinto, Borsao, Spain
Sangiovese, Ancora, Italy
Cinsault, Selon Létang, France
Merlot, Domaine Mas Bahourat, France
Syrah (Shiraz), 'Old School', False Bay, South Africa
Tempranillo, Rioja, Vega del Rayo, Spain
Making the most of the fruit and delicately extracting beautiful flavours can be a delicate balance. Whether it's cherry, berry or currants these five single varietals along with a Spanish blend have juicy fruit in spades
This might save a lot of trouble when deciding what to buy for someone else.
Simply, you buy the voucher and let us know whom should receive it. They make their selections in the online store (or ask us for suggestions) and mention your voucher gift. Of course, they can spend more if they wish and pay the difference..
What do you think? It will also include local delivery by our own transport up to 20 miles from our warehouse.
If you wanted to give a voucher to someone living further afield, talk to us and we'll make a plan.
£127 - 6 bottles, 2 of each
Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine Chante Cigale 2020, Rhone, France
Grand Cru St Emilion, Clos de la Cure 2018, Bordeaux, France
Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Ontanon 2015, Rioja, Spain
Some wines have a perennial following and deserve it too. We are very fond of these three. Vintage after vintage, they have inspired and delighted. Each tastes very much as it should, but with elegant restraint - no power-packing, no showing off, just class. See the individual items for details.
£124 - 12 bottles, 3 each of these four:
Durello, Brut Spumante, Veneto,
Cava, Brut, Mas Macia, Spain
Martinotti, Prosecco Brut, Veneto
Lunetta, Prosecco Rosé, Trentino
Guzzling sparklers from Italy and Spain that always do the job and persuade us there is cause for celebration. These are each stylish wines, worthy aperitifs as well as food friends and good to party.