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French Wines

Whatever those pesky historians may tell you, France will always be considered the home of wine. Wine is so engrained in this country that we are surprised that their motto has not been updated to “Liberté, egalité, fraternité, vinosité”. It was l’Hexagone that introduced the world to terroir (the sense of place of wine), which gave birth to wine laws and wine regions as we now know them today. And they didn’t stop there; they are the biggest wine producing nation on the planet, offering a diversity of wine that is unparalleled...From the glamour of Champagne to the almost Germanic Alsace, from the elegance of Burgundy to the power of the Rhône and the south, from the delicacy of Provence rose to the richness of their dessert wines, from the famous reds of Bordeaux to the equally famous whites of the Loire, it may sound clichéd, but there is something for everyone “en France”.

And who is the biggest importer of French wine? Us, the UK, that’s who. So although they may give the impression that they don’t care what you think (with their aloofness and their “bof!”), deep down they do.  But if asked what our favourite thing about France and its wine is, we’d have to say their hand gesture to suggest that someone else is maybe a little drunk (this is done by making a fist and holding it to the centre of your face, as if singing into a microphone with your nose, and then twisting clockwise). Everything about French wine is cool.

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  • Bougrier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    £9.75

    £9.75

    A surprising amount of man power goes towards making a wine as refreshing, light and sumptuously fruity as this...
  • Famille Perrin Tavel Rosé 2016

    Now £14.00

    Was £16.00

    £14.00

    Don't let the colour deceive you. This dark yet refreshing rosé offers delicate cranberry, grapefruit and white blossom flavours.

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  • Alain Chavy Chassagne-Montrachet, 'Les Chenes' 2013 Chardonnay White Wine
    While Patsy and Eddie (our old pals off of Ab Fab) may not think so, many people think that simplicity is the ultimat...
  • Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet Chardonnay 2013 Vegetarian White Wine

    Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet Chardonnay 2013

    £45.00

    £45.00

    In 1994, the Domaine Gérard Chavy family estate was split in two between brothers Alain and Jean-Louis, who ha...
  • Beaujolais Selection Parcellaire 2016

    Albert Bichot Beaujolais Selection Parcellaire 2016

    £8.75

    £8.75

    From a region that cannot and will not be ignored, this Beaujolais...hang on a minute, don't be like that. Stick arou...
  • Albert Bichot Chablis French Wine 2015

    Albert Bichot Chablis 2015

    £17.00

    £17.00

    Albert Bichot's family wine business goes back a whopping six generations. That means that they were making wine when...
  • Albert Bichot Meursault 2013 French White Wine

    Albert Bichot Meursault 2013

    £39.00

    £39.00

    Meursault is the silk-clad Prince Charming of Burgundy; it is an idyllic village, known to wine lovers everywhere for...
  • Bougrier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    £9.75

    £9.75

    The family Bougrier were, by tradition, agricultural scientists. Their incredible achievements include the invention ...
  • Cesar a Sumeire Rosé Wine France

    César à Sumeire Rosé 2016

    £28.00

    £28.00

    In the world of Provencal rosés, as with Victorian make-up, the general rule is the paler the better. This doe...
  • Cotes Du Rhone 'Blason' Esterzagues French Red Wine 2015
    No matter how rugged someone thinks they are- everyone wants to hide under a favourite blanket at some point. This C&...
  • Cabaret Rose 2016

    Cabaret Rosé 2017

    £10.50

    £10.50

    ***Silver at Decanter 2014*** It's one thing to keep passing a business down to your children, it's quite ano...
  • Cabaret Rosé 2014 - Magnum - Rosé Wine

    Cabaret Rosé 2017 - Magnum

    £24.00

    £24.00

    ***Silver at Decanter 2014*** It's one thing to keep passing a business down to your children, it's quite ano...
  • Château Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estèphe 2012 France Bordeaux Red Wine

    Château Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estèphe 2012

    £30.00

    £30.00

    The marvellous thing about good Saint-Estèphe is the flood of minerality that can streak through it and the am...
  • Chateau Carignan Cadillac 2009 Red Wine

    Château Carignan Cadillac 2012

    £15.00

    £15.00

    They might seem a fairly austere, old-fashioned lot, but Bordelais(es) tick with hidden passion. On the outside they ...
  • Chateau Cesseras 'Cuvee Olric' Minervois 2014 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Château Cesseras 'Cuvée Olric' Minervois 2015

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Minervois is a region that has been making wine as far back as the Romans and beyond. In fact, the name derives from ...
  • Chateau Clerc Milon Pauillac French Red Wine 2010

    Château Clerc Milon Pauillac 2010

    £130.00

    £130.00

    Baron Phillippe De Rothschild is not just a name on a fancy Bordeaux bottle. Along with his global success as a wine...
  • Château Coussin Rosé 2017

    Château Coussin Rosé 2017

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Human lives are full of eureka moments. These run the gamut from the earth-shattering "the world is not flat" or "he/...
  • Château De Balan Bordeaux 2015

    Château De Balan Bordeaux Superieur 2015

    £9.00

    £9.00

    Balan is a character in Arthurian legend. In black armour, he was cursed to guard a castle and let none pass... this ...
  • Chateau de Ricaud Cadillac 2012 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Château de Ricaud Cadillac 2012

    £14.00

    £14.00

    The Cadillac luxury car became so popular in America that the term 'The Cadillac of...' meant the best thing in that ...
  • Château Faizeau Montagne St Emillion 2014

    Château Faizeau Montagne St Emillion Merlot 2014

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Believe it or not, this Chateau was once owned by Benedictine monks. Shocking we know, it's almost as if not owning p...
  • Chateau La Garde Pessac 2007 French Red Wine - Magnum

    Château La Garde Pessac 2007 - Magnum

    £55.00

    £55.00

    This red wine has the musician Tom Waits written all over it. Apparently, some of his instruments enjoy a nice claret...
  • Chateau Laroque St-Emilion Grand Cru French Red Wine Magnum

    Château Laroque St-Emilion Grand Cru Merlot 2012 - Magnum

    Now £55.00

    Was £60.00

    £55.00

    Chateau Laroque in St-Emilion is regarded by many as "Little Versailles." We feel this might be a slight disservice; ...
  • Chateau Montlandrie 2011

    Château Montlandrie 2011

    Now £24.00

    Was £30.00

    £24.00

    Possibly the most renowned wine critique in the world, Robert Parker made his name declaring the quality of Bordeaux ...
  • Château Moulins de Citran Haut-Medoc 2010

    Château Moulins de Citran Haut-Medoc 2010

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Chateau Citran say of their old and noble house "as soon as you pass the porch, you can feel calm and harmony all ove...
  • Château Simard St Emilion Grand Cru 2009

    Château Simard St Emilion Grand Cru 2010

    £25.00

    £25.00

    From the sunny southern slopes of St. Emilion Grand Cru, how appetisingly alliterative. Grown in a coveted part of Bo...
  • Chateau Unang La Source Rouge French Red Wine 2014

    Château Unang La Source Rouge 2014

    £13.50

    £13.50

    This wine features violets, cherries and white tobacco on the nose. On the palate it is filled with smoke, black frui...
  • Cheverny Blanc 'Les Bruyeres' 2015 White Wine

    Cheverny Blanc 'Les Bruyères' 2015

    Now £9.50

    Was £10.50

    £9.50

    The beautiful Loire Valley has long been famous for goat cheese. (Or is it goat's cheese? Or goats cheese? Goats' che...
  • Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2016

    £14.50

    £14.50

    Far and away the most successful Chablis in our range over the past few years, this white wine is loved and adored by...
  • Domaine of the Bee Carignan 2016

    Domaine of the Bee Carignan 2016

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Many say that for all the limitations of getting older, age has its compensations. Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger; in ...
  • Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition French Red Wine 2011

    Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition 2011 *WEB EXCLUSIVE*

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Addressing ourselves to the obscure Lledoner Pelut grape that makes up most of this wine* In the words of David Bowie...
  • Domaines Ott Chateau Romasson Bandol Rosé 2016 Provence Rose

    Domaines Ott Château Romasson Bandol Rosé 2017

    £35.00

    £35.00

    There's a saying in AOC Bandol; "you're either Ott or you're not!" Well, it could be a saying, they may be French spe...
  • Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Rose Cotes de Provence Wine France

    Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Rosé 2017

    £37.00

    £37.00

    A premium pale pink robe with eglantine highlights. On the nose are mourvèdre aromas and notes of citrus fruit...
  • Famille Perrin Cotes Du Rhone Villages French Red Wine 2016

    Famille Perrin Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2016

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Buying a wine is always a slight gamble, when you plunge in your corkscrew, you can't be completely confident what's ...
  • Famille Perrin Tavel Rose 2016

    Famille Perrin Tavel Rosé 2016

    Now £14.00

    Was £16.00

    £14.00

    People can be funny about Rosé, often they'll hold it up to natural light, slowly rotating the bottle like they'...
  • Famille Perrin Ventoux 2017

    Famille Perrin Ventoux 2017

    £8.75

    £8.75

    The vineyards of Famille Perrin are on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, which are in turn, on the slopes of the alps, like...
  • Famille Perrin Vinsobres 2015

    Famille Perrin Vinsobres 2015

    £14.50

    £14.50

    Is there anything more rock 'n' roll than a solid dichotomy? Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, how about sober wine? Oui, ...
  • Fleur du Thénac Rouge French Red Wine

    Fleur de Thénac Rouge 2014

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Weirdly Thénac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a fa...
  • Fleurie Henry Fessy French Red Wine

    Fleurie Henry Fessy Gamay 2015

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Fleurie with a bit more... This is a little fuller than you might expect from this traditional styled wine and a fail...
  • Font Sereine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Fine French Red Wine 2016

    Font Sereine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    £21.50

    £21.50

    70 hectares. That's 175 acres, or about two thirds of Liverpool's resplendent Sefton Park. Only it's in Châteaun...
  • Gewurztraminer Hunawihr French White Wine

    Gewurztraminer Hunawihr 2017

    £13.75

    £13.75

    You may have heard of tea picked by monkeys and coffee defecated by civets. Those are nothing, this is an exotically ...
  • Grenaschista Cotes Catalanes 2016

    Grenaschista Cotes Catalanes 2016

    £16.50

    £16.50

    It is awesome when you're the first of your friends to discover a breakthrough band or artist. When you get in on the...
  • Guerrin Pouilly Fuisse Vielles Vignes Chardonnay 2015

    Guerrin Pouilly Fuissé Vielles Vignes Chardonnay 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

    As well as being thoroughly winsome and peachy, Domaine Guerrin's Pouilly-Fuissé also serves as a history less...
  • Henry Fessy Beaujolais-Villages 2015 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Henry Fessy Beaujolais-Villages 2016

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Well-coloured with relatively high acidity, this is a vivacious Beaujolais abundant with notes of freshly picked berr...
  • Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton 2013 Vegan Red Wine

    Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton Pinot Noir 2013

    £35.00

    £35.00

    This is why you have to love Burgundy; you can say what you like about the beautiful new world Pinots of Oregon or Ne...
  • Jean-Louis Chave Selection 'Mon Coeur' Côtes du Rhône French Red Wine 2014
    "Unbreak Mon Coeur, say you'll love us again, un-cry these tears..." Thankfully this homage to Toni Braxton is unnece...
  • Jean-Luc Colombo Rose ‘Les Pins Couches’

    Jean-Luc Colombo Rosé 'Les Pins Couches' 2016

    Now £9.00

    Was £10.00

    £9.00

    This crisp, spicy rosé shares many traits with its nutty namesake detective, Colombo. They both have a decided...
  • Justin Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

    Justin Girardin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

    £15.75

    £15.75

    A classical Burgundy white wine from vineyards in Santenay showcasing consistence and finesse in abundance. The Bour...
  • La Closerie des Lys Pinot Noir 2015

    La Closerie des Lys Pinot Noir 2015

    Now £10.35

    Was £11.50

    £10.35

    Some people, like Hobbits, like their homeland and see no reason to up sticks to pastures new (excepting the Bagginse...
  • La Girouette Merlot Languedoc Red Wine

    La Girouette Merlot 2015

    £7.75

    £7.75

    The La Girouette Merlot is a well balanced, smooth red wine from the E.I Wines selection. It has notes of soft and ja...
  • Le Petit Haut Lafite Sauvignon Blanc Pessac 2015 White Wine

    Le Petit Havt Lafitte Sauvignon Blanc Pessac 2015

    £34.00

    £34.00

    For centuries, locals in a small corner of Pessac Leognan have followed a singular tradition to appoint apprentice wi...

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