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  1. Anette Closheim Riesling 2016 Germany White Wine

    Anette Closheim Riesling 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    A trail of failed relationships behind her; one disappointing beau after another. In desperation one weepy evening, Beatrice turned to an online dating site. Surely the right gentleman was out there somewhere. However, so thick were her tears she failed to notice her phone autocorrect one of the key words as she typed her profile. Instead of calling for a man with a good sense of reason, it altered it*. A man with a good sense of Riesling.

    Eckard thought his luck was in! More than taken with Beatrice's titivating profile pic, he dashed off to the 'Woman of the Nahe', maker of potions, to secure one of the most persuasive Rieslings she could muster. It only remained to be seen whether Beatrice was as sharp witted and exotically fruity as the wine!

    *Perhaps she typed that word in quite a lot...
  2. Gavi Produttori del Gavi White Wine Italian

    Gavi Produttori del Gavi 2016

    £9.75

    £9.75

    A daydream-awakening pinch of oneself may be needed when you see the price of this smart little Gavi. However the reality is that we've found another one of those true odd bins that give this company its name. And in this case, one for which the price has worked out particularly favourably.

    This is actually very true to Gavi in the way you'd expect and surprisingly good. Fresh and clean and superbly balanced at just 11% alcohol, this delicate wine slips down exceptionally well. The perfect finishing touch to a relaxing evening.
  3. Cantina di Soave Pinot Grigio 'Della Rocca' White Wine

    Pinot Grigio Della Rocca 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    Della Rocca: it sounds like a kind of Italian strongman doesn't it? A muscle-clad, moustachioed hunk in silky red shorts, who could sing O Sole Mio whilst balancing on one toe and weightlifting a fir tree. The reality of this wine, however, is rather different: it's the most delicate, nuanced little thing, but its greatness lies not in muscle-power or high alcohol (it's just 11.5%), but in its subtle lemon, pear and acacia notes.
  4. Pinot Grigio Rosé Della Rocca 2013

    Pinot Grigio Rosé Della Rocca 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    We don't know about you, but we get mildly irritated when we see pretty-in-pink, butter wouldn't melt in their mouth-type lasses. Part of us just thinks they should get some mud on their frocks and join the real world. But then we think, actually, vive la difference; there is a place for dainty little things as there is a place for everything.

    In fact, we quite like some of them - such as this happy-go-lucky, fresh and peachy Pinot Grigio Blush from the rolling hills of Veneto. In fact, this wine makes us want to put on a tutu and go skipping around some hillsides ourselves.
  5. Prosecco DOC Treviso Ca' Dei Noni NV

    Prosecco DOC Treviso Ca' Dei Noni 2014

    Now £9.60

    Was £12.00

    £9.60

    'Like a rainy day that is not wet/like a gambling fiend that does not bet/like Dracula without his fangs/like the boogie-to-the-boogie without the boogie bang' rapped the Sugarhill Gang in 1979, on the frankly long version of Rapper's Delight. 'What is?' enquired your then teenage scribe, who never actually found out.

    He might have been talking about this paradoxical yet utterly delicious non-fizzy Prosecco, which has all the flavour of its sparkling siblings but without a bubble to be seen.

    Green apple aromas meet floral touches on the way to a full and luscious, spumante-spurning palate. 'Like toil and trouble without the double double/like Prosecco wine that doesn't have the bubbles,' they may have added. Maybe they did. Maybe the song kept writing itself, a twelve-inch enormo-mix ending only at the beginning in an infinite loop. Who knows..?
  6. Salomon Groovey Grüner Veltliner Austrian White Wine

    Salomon Groovey Gruner Veltliner 2015

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Once in while a wine comes along whose anonymity sells it to those who want to be drinking something that no one else is drinking. Now this doesn't always guarantee a good wine but in this case we have an absolute winner.

    Characterised by its own hallmark style but still crisp, dry, fruity and approachable this is a wine with really remarkable appeal. A dry white with that lovely hard-to-grasp balance that every white drinker wants. This fish deserves a bigger pond!
  7. Garden Route Chardanny Chenin Blanc 2016

    The Garden Route Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2016

    £5.75

    £5.75

    Sometimes, there are so many nuances in a glass of wine words fail to describe it. Yes, you could reach for the usual characteristics. 'Dry, refreshing, mouth-watering.' The usual 'apples, tropical fruits and pears.' But, frankly, that's lazy. Sometimes, a wine has you beat.

    Like this one! On first tasting there was awkward silence, broken only by thoughtful 'hmmms' and frustrated sniffs. Until, finally, a voice piped up: "It's fine boss!" Now, he meant 'fine boss.' But the boss heard 'Fynbos', the beautiful heathland associated with South Africa's famous Garden Route. Few places on Earth have such diversity! (Any glass with this wine in it being one). And so, the name was set.
  8. Tupari Riesling 2013

    Tupari Riesling 2013

    £17.00

    £17.00

    If you're a grape, looking for an ideal home, it's a case of location location location. The best locations will suit your climate-, altitude- and soil-based needs and be blessed with talented winemakers who know who understand you.

    The Riesling grapes in the Awatere Valley, NZ, have the ideal neighbourhood: they have lots of sunshine but particularly cool nights, so they don't get too hot, which means that have time to develop complex flavours of ripe limes and grapefruit with riverbed freshness.

    Proof that it's worth hunting before putting down roots...
  9. Txomin Etxaniz White 2016 White Wine

    Txomin Etxaniz White 2016

    £15.00

    £15.00

    X marks the spot. The X Factor. Bacon and X. You can be sure that anything with an X in it is going to be a bit special, right? Even so, you probably won't quite be ready for a fresh, crisp white like this.

    This wine is Txakoli, and until recently, the Basque locals kept it all to themselves. They claimed they made 'only enough for the home'. X-tremely selfish, we thought. But finally, it's X-ported. Ever so slightly sparkling with a prickle of fizz; very very dry; and a civilised 11.5% alcohol. Making it the perfect option for a picnic lunch. Or Basque-ing in the afternoon sunshine.

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