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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

    £10.00

    £10.00

    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 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet Chardonnay 2015

    £45.00

    £45.00

    In 1994, the Domaine Gérard Chavy family estate was split in two between brothers Alain and Jean-Louis, who ha...
  • 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 2017

    £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 Sancerre 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Sancerre 2017

    £16.50

    £16.50

    This wine is so fist-thumpingly fresh, so buttock-clenchingly minerally, so eye-poppingly citrusy that, if you try it...
  • Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    £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 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    £10.00

    £10.00

    The family Bougrier were, by tradition, agricultural scientists. Their incredible achievements include the invention ...
  • 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...
  • Cave de Fleurie Beaujolais 2015

    Cave de Fleurie Beaujolais 2015

    £13.50

    £13.50

    When the people of Fleurie want good, powerful and complex wine there is only one place they will go: Cave de Fleurie...
  • 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

    £15.50

    £15.50

    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 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 2017

    £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...
  • Chateau de la Roulerie Anjou Chenin Blanc Wine France

    Château de la Roulerie Anjou Chenin Blanc 2017

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Steeped in exciting history, this wine is like a really good Brontë novel, or maybe a Dan Brown. Dating way back...
  • 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...
  • Château Guilhem Prestige AOC Malepère Red 2015 Wine

    Château Guilhem Prestige AOC Malepere Red 2015

    £12.00

    £12.00

    We love Hannah Leadbeater. Upon being asked to write a tasting note for the wine that she discovered and fell in love...
  • Chateau Mouleyre Blanc 2016

    Château Haut-Mouleyre Blanc 2016

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Remember when you were a child and you discovered there was such a thing as white chocolate. You thought in your susp...
  • Château La Grande Clotte Lussac Merlot 2015

    Château La Grande Clotte Lussac Merlot 2015

    £14.75

    £14.75

    With Bordeaux it's all about getting off the beaten track. No doubt you could find a fine Michelin star restaurant ju...
  • Château Lalene Cuvée Prestige 2015 Vegan Red Wine

    Château Lalene Cuvée Prestige 2015

    £9.75

    £9.75

    The Lalene is an elegant and complex wine rich with flavours of black fruit and fine grained velvety tannins, before ...
  • Chateau Laroque St-Emilion Grand Cru French Red Wine Magnum
    Chateau Laroque in St-Emilion is regarded by many as "Little Versailles." We feel this might be a slight disservice; ...
  • Château Les Nauds Red Wine

    Château Les Nauds 2017

    £8.75

    £8.75

    Oh spare us the "better when it was rough-and-ready" nostalgia. We remember city centres where, once upon a time, it ...
  • Chateau Meyney Saint-Estephe

    Château Meyney St Estèphe 2010

    £42.00

    £42.00

    It's starting to feel like 2010 was quite a long time ago; David Cameron got his first shot at Prime Ministerhood, bo...
  • Chateau Montlandrie 2011

    Château Montlandrie 2011

    £30.00

    £30.00

    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

    £27.00

    £27.00

    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...
  • Château Mazeris Canon Fronsac 2015

    Château Mazeris Canon Fronsac 2015

    £17.00

    £17.00

    We like to think of the wines of Canon-Fronsac as the Samwise Gamgee of Bordeaux. Sure, it might not have the glamour...
  • 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...
  • Collovray & Terrier St Veran Chardonnay 2016

    Collovray & Terrier St Veran Chardonnay 2016

    £18.00

    £18.00

    It’s a common plot line in films, or probably literature and history, that allies will marry into one another’s fami...
  • 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 des Bosquets Gigondas Red Wine

    Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas 2014

    £28.00

    £28.00

    Gigondas speaks to our heart. With consistently high standards and a charmingly rustic flair, their wines have qualit...
  • Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2016

    Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2016

    £18.00

    £18.00

    We've all experienced something atypical that totally paid off: in a fancy restaurant when you ordered the chef's las...
  • 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 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 Cattin Dry Riesling 2016 French White Wine

    Famille Cattin Dry Riesling 2017

    £11.50

    £11.50

    We bet Voegtlinshoffen wasn't exactly the first place the Wright brothers considered when conquering the airplane. Ho...
  • Famille Cattin Pinot Noir

    Famille Cattin Pinot Noir 2017

    £14.25

    £14.25

    Let us set the scene: there's a family relay race that spans across hundreds of years. Each member of the Cattin fami...
  • 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

    £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'...
  • 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...
  • Font Sereine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Fine French Red Wine 2016

    Font Sereine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    £22.00

    £22.00

    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...

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