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  1. Albert Bichot Brouilly Roche Rose

    Albert Bichot Brouilly 'Roche Rose' 2015

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Brouilly, one of the most well-known and geographically widespread vineyards in the Beaujolais region, is home to a smaller vineyard named 'Pisse-Vielle'. You'll be forgiven for thinking the inevitable here, as it does quite literally translate to how it sounds - 'Piss, old woman.' It's a ridiculous story and one you should definitely read, but one we also feel isn't suitable for a wine tasting note.

    *Reads story*

    So, miscommunication can be amusing can't it? In the interest of clarity however, here we have a robust, structured Brouilly with well-integrated tannins. It has subtle aromas of wild cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry and a hint of spice. The palate is refreshing and fleshy with a lasting fruitiness on the finish. A great pairing with barbecued meats.

    Now, 'Drink, old woman!'

  2. Anxo Martin Spanish White Wine

    Anxo Martín 2015

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Sometimes we desperately lust for a relaxing getaway and a dose of healthy vitamin D, but often lack the finance for it. We at Oddbins have a solution for this - just crack open a bottle of this liquid sunshine! You will immediately be teleported to a beach: juicy mango in hand and white flowers in your hair. Surrounding you are passion fruit trees heavy with ripe fruits, and the sun above you shines golden. Breathe in and get lost in a world of exotic wonders... This is the magic Anxo Martín brings!

  3. La Cigare Volant Bonny Doon Vineyards American White Wine 2013

    Bonny Doon Vineyards Le Cigare Volant Blanc 2013

    £30.00

    £30.00

    It's one thing to have a knack for something, but Californian vintner Randall Grahm has a very peculiar knack for bringing traditional and more out-there techniques together to create a kind of beautiful third dimension. Whilst he studiously replicates the grape blends of France's Rhône Valley - earning himself the nickname 'The Rhône Ranger' - he also calls upon the astronomical calendar when attending to his beloved vines. Like a Zen master, he doesn't interfere with the process, preferring to let nature (wild yeasts) to do the work (fermentation). In the case of this white Rhône blend, this has resulted in transcendent finesse, with mystical aromas of lavender and quince, leading to a palate of mango and pear. Out of this world.

  4. Bougrier Sancerre 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Sancerre 2016

    £16.00

    £16.00

    This wine is so fist-thumpingly fresh, so buttock-clenchingly minerally, so eye-poppingly citrusy that, if you try it, you might for a moment mistake yourself for Brian Blessed, immediately start charging around, tearfully declaring "Gordon's alive!!" to anyone who'll listen and generally make yourself known to ear drums the world over. So, if you've ever wondered what it's actually like to be Brian Blessed, this is the wine for you.

  5. 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 doesn't mean that they are wan wallflowers (as we imagine Victorian women) but, as with Cesar, they can be thrilling, vivacious, flavour-packed and racy wines.

    With an elegant nose of jasmine and wild rose and an ample palate of cranberries and lemon peel, there isn't a trace of sober Victoriana. Er, which isn't to say you shouldn't be sober at all times, officer.

  6. Cabaret Rosé 2016

    Cabaret Rosé 2016

    Now £9.00

    Was £10.50

    £9.00

    ***Silver at Decanter 2014***

    It's one thing to keep passing a business down to your children, it's quite another to keep that line going for 700 years. Yet this is exactly what the wine-making Sumeire family, in Provence, has done.

    Located at the foot of the magnificent Montagne Sainte-Victoire, which inspired artists like Cézanne, this historic winery has produced a classic Provencal rosé: feather-light and elegant, with fresh strawberry and cherry blossom notes.

  7. 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 another to keep that line going for 700 years. Yet this is exactly what the wine-making Sumeire family, in Provence, has done.

    Located at the foot of the magnificent Montagne Sainte-Victoire, which inspired artists like Cézanne, this historic winery has produced a classic Provencal rosé: feather-light and elegant, with fresh strawberry and cherry blossom notes.

  8. Carta Vieja Cabernet Sauvigon Chilean Red Wine

    Carta Vieja Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    £7.00

    £7.00

    Chile does a number of things well: it does some pretty nice mountains and it can do miraculous escapes from mines very well but, here at Oddbins, we rather like them for their oh-so affordable, brilliant, fruit-forward wines. They have a particular knack with Cabernet Sauvignon, from which they have coaxed, in this particular instance, winning aromas of black cherries and berries and a palate of bilberries, cassis and mature blackberries, supported by soft and elegant tannins.

  9. 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. Former home of the legendary 'Queen of Beaujolais' Marguerite Chabert, the winery is ground-breaking not only for having the first female president of a cooperative winery in France but their innovation reflects in their incredible wines.

    With a personality as formidable as Marguerite herself, this red wine is certainly one to be reckoned with. Garnet reflections on a deep purple colour draw the eye whilst the nose is treated to notes of compote red fruits with hints of spice and fleshy, silky tannins accompany a warming and rounded palate.

  10. Chateau Le Vieux Fort Cru Bourgeois 2013

    Chateau Le Vieux Fort Cru Bourgeois 2013

    £14.50

    £14.50

    Like the Rebel Alliance in the stupendously popular Star Wars films, this wine is part of the renegade, Cru Bourgeois. A category in Haut-Médoc that rails against the tyrannical 1855 quality classifications of Bordeaux.

    This wine's robust blackcurrant fruits, rounded body, rounded 'chewy' tannins. (cue Chewbacca's mighty roar), and subtle mint finish takes a Han Solo blast at Darth Vader and his hapless 'couldn't-hit-a-barn' crap shot croonies. Poor old Stormtroopers! You should join the Cru Bourgeois side of the Force.

  11. 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' cheese maybe?) But one cheese in particular, preciously guarded by the locals that produce it, is esteemed above all others. The reason, it's lately become clear, is that the goats responsible are fed purely on a diet of heather (or Bruyeres, in French).

    The challenge was to find a wine that went perfectly with such a delicious nibble. Something peary, appley, honeyed at the edge, and refreshing enough to cut through the creamy delight! A contest was launched, and ambitious winemakers from miles around set to blending the perfect tipple. The prize, of course, a goat. Made out of cheese. Decorated with garlands of heather.

  12. Chianti Sogatia Italy Red Wine

    Chianti Sogatia 2014

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This is an impressively neat little bargain Chianti that's on the bodysome, flavoursome side of this classic Italian style. This slightly more buxom red is moreishly drinkable, soft and lip-smackingly ripe. The palate is still classic though - with dark cherry and plum. This really is the wine to match with your takeaway pizza and a good classic gangster movie.

  13. Cigarra Rosé Wine Portugal

    Cigarra Rosé 2016

    £7.00

    £7.00

    Casa Santos Lima seem to have the Midas touch. We have half a mind to take all our jewellery over there and see if they can turn it all a shimmering gold. This is why we are stocking as many of their wines as possible, including the best-selling Quinta de Bons Ventos.

    This rosé wine has a beguiling, deep pink hue that, on the palate, reveals intense aromas of strawberries and raspberries, with excellent structure and balanced, refreshing acidity. All for £7.

  14. Clos Bellane "Altitude" Côtes du Rhône Rosé Wine 2013

    Clos Bellane "Altitude" Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    At Oddbins Towers we call this The Pink Panther. It bears no resemblance to the sneaky cartoon character in the title sequence of the film and its winemaker is certainly not a bumbling fool like Inspector Jacques Clouseau.

    No, we call this The Pink Panther because it's a diamond, a precious and brilliant diamond with a delicate pink hue. In fact this rosé wine is so good and has proven so popular we've had to employ Cato to protect it in our warehouse. He's just so unpredictable; half our staff are off with injuries.

  15. Coteaux Du Giennois L'Oselier White Wine

    Coteaux Du Giennois L'Oselier 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 harrowing hail she summoned sizzingly searing summers. The weather gods wrath resulted in lower harvests and ...more importantly increased prices of the famous wines of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. Fear not damsels and dudes who adore these wines! Our knight in shining amour comes galloping from the slopes of the Cote Du Giennois. Heralding shining crispness, armed with orange, pears and flinty flavours. A heroic alternative to our aforementioned, besieged friends and a Sauvignon to shield us during hard times.

  16. Couleur De Rouge Red Wine

    Couleur De Rouge 2016

    £7.00

    £7.00

    Claudia Serra is a specialist in the Languedoc region and produces some exceptional wines at Vignerons. All of the fruity wines produced are fresh and balanced while not to excessive in alcohol.

    The Couleur De Rouge is garnet red in colour with hints of blue. It offers a fresh and clean palate, with touches of red fruits and spice. On the finish it has fresh and mellow tannins.

  17. 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 all who try it, like it, and come back for more.

    A guarantee of respectability, with its white table cloth dinner party tone and classic presentation you'll need no further help with ideas for take-round bottles or presentable offerings.

    This has everything you'd expect from a Chablis: dry, restrained and delicately laced with flavour and minerality.

  18. Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Maison Dieu 2013

    Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Maison Dieu 2013

    £19.00

    £19.00

    When is organic wine not organic? Well, when you're too ethical to be organic of course! Wait what, isn't that like being too millennial to eat avocado? That's exactly what the guys at Domaine de Bellene have been going through. Like John Lennon sending his MBE back to the palace in a cab, Domaine de Bellene voluntarily left the certification. This was due to there being no alternative to pyrethrum in treatment against leafhopper. They felt pyrethrum was not selective enough; causing harm to all sorts of useful critters. Thus, they make fantastic Pinots with an organic philosophy but without the sticker on the back. Well done guys, making ecological choices is a reward in itself!

  19. Domaine La Tour Beaumont Haut-Poitou 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Domaine La Tour Beaumont Haut-Poitou 2016

    £11.50

    £11.50

    If someone was to tune into The Only Way is Essex, even if they didn't know what the programme was, you can be fairly sure that they can identify the county in question. Likewise, if you were to tune into Rab C. Nesbitt, you could probably pin it down to Glasgow.

    That's because they have a strong sense of place and it's a similar thing with the Haut-Poitou Sauvignon: its gooseberry, lime and blackcurrant leaf flavours are unmistakably Loire Valley and this is one channel you'll always be glad to tune into.

  20. Donnafugata Anthilia 2014 white wine

    Donnafugata Anthìlia 2014

    £13.50

    £13.50

    Donnafugata means 'fleeing woman'; a reference to Queen Maria Carolina, who escaped to Sicily during the French Revolution. This survival spirit continued at Donnafugata, where, as sales of Marsala started to drop off in Marsala, they began making top quality 'table' wines instead. Championing local grapes such as Catarratto and Ansonica - which appear alongside Viognier and Chardonnay in this white - they are total pros at coaxing out grape characteristics. With summery fragrances of Mediterranean vegetation, mingling with jasmine notes and peachy fruit, we're sure glad they survived to make Anthilia.

  21. Dourthe Croix des Bouquets Graves 2015 White Wine

    Dourthe Croix des Bouquets Graves Blanc 2015

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Nobody thought Pierre could actually tell which grapes had gone into any given wine just by using his nose. But that is what he boasted. Down to the very vine the grapes that made it came from.

    To throw him off the scent, sceptical colleagues mixed together crisp, grassy Sauvignon and citrussy Semillon and presented Pierre with two buckets, challenging him to tell them which was which. After a few sniffs, Pierre looked at them contemptuously and said with a Gallic shrug: 'Ha! You crossed the buckets!' They drank the mixture anyway. The blend was so delicious they continue to make it today, using only Pierre's nose to finalise the exact percentage of each batch.

  22. Dry Riesling Bergrettung Trocken Mosel 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Dry Riesling Bergrettung Trocken Mosel 2015

    £17.50

    £17.50

    This wine has a fantastic story. It comes from a collaboration between 10 wineries to save historic vineyards in particularly steep sites in Germany's beautiful Mosel Valley. The group's name, Bergrettung, takes its name from Berg (= mountain) and Rettung (= rescue). This vintage was made at the Staffelter Hof winery, whose owners trace back directly to Carl the Great and who founded Bergrettung. The wine? Impressively pure and super concentrated, this essentially dry Riesling balances pronounced wet slate minerality, with a zesty, acidic core and fantastic lime, mango and white peach fruit.

  23. Etienne de Loury 'Le Petit Duc' Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Etienne de Loury 'Petit Duc' Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £12.50

    £12.50

    What a life it must be, to be a lord. You get a nice estate, serfs to work your land and of course a delightfully hierarchical prefix to your name. What do you reckon, Marquess or Viscount? Definitely don't choose Baron, if you're picking a title you surely have to go for an esoteric one? This wine would have seniority though and rightly so; with powerful characters of gooseberries, lemongrass and elderflower, harmonising with a light body and refreshing acidity, 'The Little Duke' is clearly the rightful ruler of the Loire.

  24. Frunza Pinot Noir Romanian Red Wine

    Frunza Pinot Noir 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    A Pinot Noir, at this price? From Romania? That's got to be rubbish, hasn't it? Or it's got to come with a catch. We have to admit, that's what we thought when we first got this little number in. So we cracked open a bottle straight away to prove ourselves right.

    And thank Bacchus we did: far from being rubbish, it was indeed a total bargain, and there was no catch - this is budget wine that's not just good for the money, it's just plain good. Full, rich and juicy. Down with prejudice! Up with Romanian Pinot Noir!

  25. Henry Fessy Beaujolais-Villages 2015 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Henry Fessy Beaujolais-Villages 2015

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Well-coloured with relatively high acidity, this is a vivacious Beaujolais abundant with notes of freshly picked berries and traditional boiled sweets.

    With an exceptional amount of personality for a Beaujolais Villages, this particular character has a frank, fresh flavour, and a real liveliness on the palate which makes an ideal drinking partner for any occasion! If you're a lighter wine fan and haven't given Beaujolais a try for a while then start here.

  26. 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 flavours. On the nose it has intricate floral notes and pink grapefruit confer on this vintage freshness and elegance.

  27. Jean-Luc Colombo Rose ‘Les Pins Couches’

    Jean-Luc Colombo Rosé 'Les Pins Couches' 2016

    Now £8.50

    Was £10.00

    £8.50

    This crisp, spicy rosé shares many traits with its nutty namesake detective, Colombo. They both have a decided twinkle in their eye and a deceptively lightness of touch that belies a lovely depth.

    And, whilst we couldn't rightly claim that they both smell of crunchy red cherries and delicate spice, we can definitely say that they both have a memorable finish that, just when you think it's over, leans and intones 'just one more thing'...

  28. 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 Bourgogne blanc is a brilliant golden yellow colour with a pleasant nose filled with fruity notes. Rounded on the palate with typical volume expected of a Chardonnay before a beautifully mineral finish.

  29. La Granja 360 Verdejo Viura 2016 Vegan White Wine

    La Granja 360 Verdejo Viura 2016

    £7.50

    £7.50

    You'd think the peacock would be proud of itself, with such beautiful plumage and gorgeous looks. But it harboured a regret. It wished it could fly better. Flashy as they might be, its feathers weren't the best for travelling. The peacock also had a dream. It wished to visit foreign lands.

    One day, a warm wind from the South brought delicate floral scents and citrus aromas, so soft and languid it lulled the bird to sleep. The peacock dreamed of soaring. Of crossing hilltops, toying in the clouds. And when it woke, to its surprise, it found itself in Spain. Magic. All it takes is a little belief, and this wine will transport you as well.

  30. Le Bouquet de nos Vignes Blanc 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Le Bouquet de nos Vignes Blanc 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    Everyone knew Mademoiselle Renifler hated flowers. Insipid, fragile little hussies! She much preferred fruit; the ripe evening colour of white peaches; crisp apples; the languid perfection of almonds*.Why then, when she fell ill, did so many people send flowers? She could cope with the malady, but all those bunches of wilting blooms...

    Luckily, her neighbours knew better. They toyed with sending a fruit basket, but knew she was too frail to eat. So, being vignerons, they fashioned a wine, bringing together the mademoiselle's favourite fruit flavours. 'Our bouquet', they called it in jest. She loved it! So much so, she not only survived the illness, but lived to a ripe old age!

    *Which are fruit, by the way.

  31. Le Bouquet de nos Vignes Rouge 2016 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Le Bouquet de nos Vignes Rouge 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    Marianne le Pétale was, without question, the most beautiful girl in La Vicomté. There was no doubt. Once she turned twenty she would be Flower Queen. Everyone agreed. It would be a travesty were she not. There was just one problem. Marianne had terrible Hay Fever*. And being Flower Queen meant being garlanded with blooms.

    Happily, a group of quick-thinking vignerons suggested a solution. Rather than gathering blossoms to celebrate Marian's investiture, they fashioned a wine. A wine bursting with fragrance, shimmering with deep berry colours and the violet tints of Marianne's eyes. A wine as vibrant and exuberant as the flowers that would otherwise have been presented. "Our bouquet", they commented, and winked, as the beautiful Marianne donned her crown.

    *That's why she was sometimes a bit sniffy.

  32. Les Cabotines Touraine Rosé Wine

    Les Cabotines Touraine Rosé 2016

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Dry, crisp and delicate, this rosé wine is practically summer in a glass! Exibiting a delightful 'pelure d'oignon' (onion skin) pale pink colour, with fruity, spicy nose.

    This delightfully aromatic yet elegant nose leads to clean, refreshing flavours and ends with a lingering finish that sings on the palate. A great choice for the garden...

  33. Libre Cours Rose 2016 Rosé Wine

    Libre Cours Rosé 2016

    £10.50

    £10.50

    "Libre Cours," roughly translates as free course. What's that about? Perhaps it captures the moment a waiter comes to your table and tells you the first course is on the house as the breadsticks were late and you think "gosh these guys have high standards, I thought the bread sticks were bang on time." Maybe it's the feeling that the journey is more important than the destination, like at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean when Jack sails off in no particular direction, saying, "now, bring me that horizon." You'd think someone who travels by water that often would understand you can't actually reach a horizon. Or maybe the translation is irrelevant and it's all about the refreshing notes of pink grapefruit and red berries, yeah that's probably it.

  34. Los Tortolitos Merlot 2016 Vegan Red Wine

    Los Tortolitos Merlot 2016

    £6.50

    £6.50

    Remember in the 90s when people would talk about Chilean Merlot, "Chilean Merlot it's so expressive, it's like nothing I've ever drunk before!" Then some clever clogs did some gene splicing or... carbon dating or... vino ultrasound? Don't get bogged down in the science, they found out what a lot of people thought was Merlot was actually, Carmenere. Great, hooray for Carmenere, but what about poor old Merlot. It's still got so much to give! We can't sit by while Merlot, in the prime of life, is shipped off to a Chilean nursing home. Thankfully, Vinedos Puertas have put good old Merlot back to work in Chile and I promise you, this time it's not actually Carmenere in a Halloween costume... probably.

  35. Los Tortolitos Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Vegan and Vegetarian White Wine

    Los Tortolitos Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £6.50

    £6.50

    For the Spanish aficionados amongst you, you may be aware Los Tortolitos translates as "the Lovebirds." This name derives from Chilean harvesters observing a lone jay looking terriably blue. Depressed by his hermit existence but accepting of his lot, he turned to the age old monkish practice of assisting in the production of wine. He would pick single grapes and drop them into the harvester's baskets. One day, in a moment of decadence, he ate a grape and was so overcome with the refreshing taste of the Sauvignon Blanc grape he was inspired to invent Tindr. He swiped right on a charming young parakeet from the central valley and the rest is history. Now Tinder and Los Tortolitos Sauvignon Blanc are helping lovebirds everywhere.

  36. Marchand Tawse Nuits Saint Georges 2013 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Nuits Saint Georges 2013

    £39.00

    £39.00

    Want to revisit the 60s? If this wine was transposed into a song- it'd be the Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. 'Let me take you down

    'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields

    Nothing is real

    Until you know what this wine is about

    Strawberry Fields forever

    Nuits St George forever '

  37. Marvelous Yellow 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Marvelous Yellow 2016

    £9.75

    £9.75

    Like most complex characters, Adam Mason had many sides. On the one hand he was determined to make untrammelled varietal wine. On the other, he delighted in the concert of flavours, the jazz that blending could bring about.

    Having mastered the art of restraint with his Yardstick range, Adam wanted to let loose. A smile replaced his concentrated frown, and he went into the vineyards singing, picking a mélange of French white grapes with the pizzaz of a band leader cueing in musicians. You'll be helpless against the result! Chalky bass notes, trills of lychee, honeysuckle and papaya... Anyone fancy a dance?

  38. Menetou Salon Henry Pellé 'Les Bornés' 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Menetou Salon Henry Pellé 'Les Bornes' 2015

    £14.50

    £14.50

    From the producer who almost single-handedly put Menetou-Salon on the map as a serious competitor to its big-name neighbours, Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, this wine is really a delight.

    Crisp and cleansing, with brilliantly pure lemon fruit, this is what the Loire is all about and, between you and us, the prices haven't caught up yet, so now's a good time to get in there.

  39. Nuiton-Beaunoy Santenay 2015 Vegan Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Santenay 2015

    £21.00

    £21.00

    There's an admirable note of distinction to this fine red Santenay that's hard to pin down. While it's light and quite delicate for a Burgundy, it has a beguilingly pleasant, almost sweet-scented nutty oak character. The good folk at Nuiton-Beaunoy, who grace us regularly with their presence, are quick to point out that this is a clever combination of both Beaune terroir and some good old ageing-on-the-lees action.

  40. Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carmenere Chile

    Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carmenère 2016

    £9.00

    £9.00

    Like when you walk into the garden after a long winter to discover lil' daffodils boldly bursting forth in search of sun and warmth and other heart-gladdening flora, Oveja Negra is a pleasant surprise.

    A frankly weird blend of Sauvignon Blanc and the plump yet herbaceous red grape, Carmenère, it has an intensely, marvellously refreshing grapefruit-y core, with subtle mineral characteristics and a herbal touch from the Carmenère. A wine to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face.

  41. Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

    Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    £13.00

    £13.00

    'Less is more', the saying goes. But we're not so sure. Is one scoop really better than two? Would we rather a two day weekend or a three? The answer always seems to suggest that 'more is more'. But then this little number came along and it all made sense!

    Jolivet and his team have really mastered the art of 'less is more', with minimal intervention wine making, focusing simply on the purity of the grape, unique nuances from the terroir and allowing natures vibrancy to take centre stage.

    But then, once you've tried its delicate aromas of lime, green apple, kiwi fruit and some vegetal notes, you might end up asking yourself, is one glass really better then two?

  42. Paseo White 2015 White Wine Lisboa Portugal

    Paseo White 2015

    £6.25

    £6.25

    Paseo White Wine, we would be so bold as to venture, lies midway between the flavour profile of Vinho Verde and Albarino and we think it has the best of both, as a bread manufacturer once said. It has the fresh, breezy, lemony charm of Vinho Verde in northern Portugal and elements of the tangy, tropical flavours of Albariño, from over the border and up the Spanish coast in Rías Baixas. However, this wine has a lower price than the average rate for Vinho Verde and Albariño - it's win win, basically.

  43. Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2014

    Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2014

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Go ahead and close your eyes, then take in a big whiff of this Aussie white. Brioche, honey dew, guava fruits and... what's that you can smell? A light scent of sea spray?! - Could it be? Have Penfolds finally heard your wishes and transported you to a tropical, sun bathed island? Open your eyes and take a look...

    We admit, there's a high chance you'll *actually* just be stood in your kitchen with your nose stuck in a glass. But it nearly fooled you, didn't it?

    This elegant white wine keeps up its summery wonderfulness with lemon curd and citrus flavours which, when chilled, are perfect for enjoying when lazing in the sun.

  44. Riesling Von den Terrassen BrundlMayer

    Riesling Von den Terrassen Bründlmayer 2016

    £13.50

    £13.50

    Is Bründlmayer Riesling the best food wine in the world? It has a touch of sweetness to match it with spicy. It has piquant acidity to pair it with fatty. Tangy citrus undertones to sit next to something fruity, and a pleasing minerality that will go well with herby. And all from just 42 hectares over some of the best Kremstal vineyards, made by a centuries old farming family from Grundorf. It all sounds like the beginnings of a fairy story. The seven dwarves might need a bit of work, mind you...

  45. Sancerre Rosé Etienne de Loury

    Sancerre Rosé Etienne de Loury 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Deceptively delicate, Etienne de Loury's Sancerre Rosé will blow you clean away with its concentrated, clean red fruits and fresh-as-a-daisy, morning dew-esque minerality.

    What was it Muhammed Ali said? 'Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee'? Well this doesn't sting like a bee, rather it does a double somersault with a half twist up to you and, instead of knocking you out, lands a delicate kiss on your forehead. Lovely.

  46. SiSi Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    SiSi Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £9.75

    £9.75

    Now we're going to tell you a little secret; we are not the strongest Slovenian speakers out there. In fact, last time we went on an Oddbins team holiday to Ljubljana, in attempting to order a bottle of Styrian Sauvignon Blanc with delicate hints of lemon and grapefruit, we were actually presented with a charismatic donkey, dressed in tights and a ruff that delivered a moving performance of Edmund's second soliloquy in King Lear. It was brilliant but not exactly what we thought we asked for.

    Thus, we wouldn't want to state what Sisi actually means. We can only assume SiSi is the same in Slovenian as it is in Spanish. So, when someone asks if you'd like more Sauvignon you can reply YesYes.

  47. Stefanini Soave DOC Il Selese

    Stefanini Soave DOC Il Selese 2015

    Now £8.93

    Was £10.50

    £8.93

    Stefanini Soave is made from the Garganega grape. the regions indegeous varietal. The colour of the wine is straw yellow with greenish reflections. On the nose it is delicate and flowery, with notes of elderberry and hawthorn, together with juicy sensations of ripe peach, apricot and tropical fruits. It gracefully reveals the typical white flowers and almond mark of the Garganega variety. On the palate it is dry, medium-bodied and smooth with a pleasant long mineral finish.

  48. Tydy Sauvignon Blanc French White Wine

    Tydy Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £9.50

    £9.50

    Winemaker Thierry Delaunay exemplifies the best of the new generation of French wine makers and, while appreciating the traditional nuances of terroir and climate, Thierry has enthusiastically embraced modern winemaking techniques and styles. In other words, it's right tidy. Tydy. In fact, if you were pressed into describing it in terms of home ware shops (this can happen), an accurate match would be Ikea. A slim little package that, when unpacked, creates a clean, refreshing ambience whatever the surroundings.

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