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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 2016

    £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

    £16.00

    £16.00

    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...
  • Albert Bichot 'Loiseau-Bichot' Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2012
    If you are planning a very lovely dinner party, plan your menu around this Burgundian bombshell. It has been lovingly...
  • Bougrier Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Anjou Chenin Blanc 2016

    £8.75

    £8.75

    Like the Clan MacLeod in epic 1980s sci-fi/fantasy, Highlander, the Bougrier family have been around for a long time....
  • Bougrier Muscadet 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Muscadet 2016

    £8.25

    £8.25

    Sometimes in life you just want to keep things simple. Your furniture minimalist, your walls whitewashed, your white...
  • Bougrier Rosé d'Anjou 2016 Vegetarian Wine

    Bougrier Rosé d'Anjou 2016

    £8.75

    £8.75

    Ah, summertime, when the living is easy, fish are jumping and it's time for rose wine - or something along those line...
  • Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £8.75

    £8.75

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that you have to go to the New World to get really good value in the classic F...
  • Bougrier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £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 2015
    No matter how rugged someone thinks they are- everyone wants to hide under a favourite blanket at some point. This C&...
  • Cabaret Rosé 2014 - Magnum - Rosé Wine

    Cabaret Rosé 2016 - 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...
  • 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 Clerc Milon Pauillac 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 2016 Vintage Wine

    Château Coussin Rosé 2016

    Now £12.50

    Was £15.00

    £12.50

    Human lives are full of eureka moments. These run the gamut from the earth-shattering "the world is not flat" or "he/...
  • Chateau D'Arsac 2015

    Château D'Arsac Margaux 2015

    £34.00

    £34.00

    Many would argue that great art requires struggle. Look at Charlotte Brontë; absolutely wonderful author but nob...
  • 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 Ciffre St Chinian 2016

    Château De Ciffre St Chinian 2016

    £10.00

    £10.00

    It can be demanding work being vegan; people are constantly trying to feed you stuffed peppers, Mo Farah is always on...
  • Château Gloria Saint Julien

    Château Gloria Saint Julien 2012

    Now £40.50

    Was £45.00

    £40.50

    Balanced. Firm. Smoky. Heady. Herby. Fruit-forward. Subtle. These are just words. Or are they? What is a word? Can a ...
  • Château Guilhem Prestige AOC Malepère Rosé 2014

    Château Guilhem Prestige AOC Malepere Rosé 2016

    £11.50

    £11.50

    This wine is a serendipitous find for Oddbins and a lovely drop it is too. It is the sister wine to Château Gui...
  • Chateau La Garde Pessac 2007 - 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 La Pierriere Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux 2014 - Magnum
    This winery would fit in very well in Game of Thrones, perhaps if it was imagined by George RR Martin this wine could...
  • Chateau Laroque St-Emilion Grand Cru Magnum
    Chateau Laroque in St-Emilion is regarded by many as "Little Versailles." We feel this might be a slight disservice; ...
  • Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

    Château Lynch-Moussas Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

    £52.00

    £52.00

    Hugh Johnson notably said of Pauillac, "if one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there woul...
  • 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...
  • Chateau Unang Rose 2015

    Château Unang Rosé 2015

    Now £9.78

    Was £11.50

    £9.78

    A cool glass of rosé is fast becoming the go-to summer wine and this pale coloured drop from Château Una...
  • Chablis Jules Billaud Chardonnay Wine

    Chablis Jules Billaud Chardonnay 2016

    £22.00

    £22.00

    There's a lot of fuss in Chablis about a precocious new talent called Samuel Billaud, of Billaud-Simon fame. He's reg...
  • Chablis Premier Cru Les Fourneaux Chardonnay 2015

    Chablis Premier Cru Les Fourneaux Chardonnay 2015

    £32.00

    £32.00

    So Chablis. Right, it's bone dry, no oak, you might even say steely. Fetch it from a posh Premier Cru vineyard and th...
  • Cheverny Blanc 'Les Bruyeres' 2015 White Wine

    Cheverny Blanc 'Les Bruyères' 2015

    £10.50

    £10.50

    The beautiful Loire Valley has long been famous for goat cheese. (Or is it goat's cheese? Or goats cheese? Goats' che...
  • Clos Bellane "Altitude" Côtes du Rhône Rosé Wine 2013

    Clos Bellane "Altitude" Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016

    Now £11.50

    Was £13.00

    £11.50

    At Oddbins Towers we call this The Pink Panther. It bears no resemblance to the sneaky cartoon character in the title...
  • Coteaux Du Giennois L'Oselier Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

    Coteaux Du Giennois L'Oselier Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £13.75

    £13.75

    The grape vines in the Loire Valley had taken a hiding the last few years. When Mother Nature finished flinging harro...
  • Couleur De Rosé Wine

    Couleur de Rosé 2016

    Now £6.30

    Was £7.00

    £6.30

    Another excellent rosé by well known winemaker Claude Serra. The rosé is macerated for 8 to 12 hours before...
  • Domaine de Coudoulet Pinot Noir 2016 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Domaine de Coudoulet Pinot Noir 2016

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Sometimes wine makers of yore would blame a poor crop yield on the Harrowingly Hairy Harvest Hobgoblin. The story go...
  • Arnesque Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Capelane Grenache French Red Wine 2014
    Châteauneuf is a classic. And this is as breathtaking an example as you're likely to come by at this outstanding...
  • Domaine des Amphores Saint-Joseph 2016

    Domaine des Amphores Saint-Joseph 2016

    £20.00

    £20.00

    St Joseph Domaine Amphores, that's the domain of vases to us 21st Century folk. In ancient Greece, Amphora were often...
  • Domaine Joël Delaunay 'L'esprit des Dames' Touraine Chenonceaux Rouge 2014 Vegan Red Wine
    Thierry was often saddened when he saw the ladies in the winery. They looked so drab and miserable, as if their work ...
  • Domaine Joel Delaunay Touraine Gamay 2016 Vegan Red Wine

    Domaine Joël Delaunay Touraine Gamay 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Years ago, Touraine wine was transported from vineyard to market on barges, pulled along the river Loire by patient, ...
  • Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition 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 Clos Mireille Rose Cotes de Provence Wine France

    Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Rosé 2015

    £37.00

    £37.00

    A premium pale pink robe with eglantine highlights. On the nose are mourvèdre aromas and notes of citrus fruit...
  • Domaine du Salvard Cheverny 'Vignes des Marnières' Sauvignon Blanc
    There's more to Loire valley Sauvignon than Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. Even occasionally more than just Sauvig...
  • Famille Perrin Tavel Rose 2016

    Famille Perrin Tavel Rosé 2016

    £16.00

    £16.00

    People can be funny about Rosé, often they'll hold it up to natural light, slowly rotating the bottle like they'...
  • Fleurie Henry Fessy French Red Wine

    Fleurie Henry Fessy Gamay 2014

    £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 2014

    Font Sereine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014

    £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 2016

    £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 ...
  • 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...
  • IGP Cotes De Thongues Rosé "Le Fil A Tongs" 2016 Vegan and Vegetarian Wine

    IIGP Cotes De Thongues Rosé "Le Fil A Tongs" 2016

    £8.50

    £8.50

    This delicate Rosé wine is composed of a mixture of Grenache and Cinsault grapes to create its wonderful flavo...
  • 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 Luc Colombo Le Vent Blanc France

    Jean-Luc Colombo Côte du Rhône 'Le Vent Blanc' 2016

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Jean-Luc Colombo's wines provide exceptional quality for every day Rhône drinking. The affectionate nickname for...
  • Jean-Luc Colombo Picpoul de Pinet Les Girelles White Wine

    Jean-Luc Colombo Picpoul de Pinet Les Girelles 2016

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Usually a fresh, dry, lemony white; this Picpoul de Pinet ticks all of those boxes and then some. Add to that a hint ...

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