Aria [ahr-ee-uh]. Noun. Def: an elaborate melody sung solo with an accompaniment... This is a fitting name and the definition exactly encapsulates this joyous Chianti....
The Arneis grape is indigenous to the Piedmont region and shares a close history with wider known Nebbiolo grape. For centuries, it was used to...
They say that one is the loneliest number, that it takes two to tango and three is apparently magic but where does that leave little...
A superb organic orange wine, Burja Bela has a delicately perfumed nose of white flowers and green apple with grapefruit, lemon apple and floral notes...
£24.00
Pale and pretty in crystal-clear pink with orange undertones. The nose is delicate and fruity with notes of white peach and apricot mixed with passion...
"I should've bought you flower's and held your hand. Should have gave you all my hours, when I had the chance!"O Bruno, you silly snowdrop,...
A youthful, vibrant style of Rioja with juicy but fresh notes of red fruits. On the palate, notes of raspberry, plum and cherry along with...
This brilliant wine is a naturally fermented white blend. It's been expertly aged in old 300L French oak barrels for 8 long months.  Asylum White is lightly filtered...
£18.50
This brilliant wine is a naturally co-fermented red blend. It's been expertly aged in old  French oak barrels for 12 long months. Cape Rock Red is lightly filtered at...
The brilliance of this Pinot Noir Classico should not be overlooked. In the glass, the expression of this famous grape variety boasts an attractive herbal character...
£105.00
2010 Batailley is an excellent and serious Pauillac with layers of complexity. Dark forest fruits on the nose with hints of spice. The palate is...
£95.00
Exquisitely crafted under the guidance of long-term winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, the Certan de May 2011 is very pure and detailed, classic in style, not heavyweight, but...
The French find it hard to explain the concept of terroir to Brits as there is no natural English translation. It's one of those things...
Henri and Simone Ducourt bought Chateau d'Haures in 1983 and made it their home. Now the main place where their family and friends gather, the...
Some wines need to be sold on their potential, like an ugly duckling rejected by its more attractive peers, that just needs time to develop...
£100.00
Merlot dominates the blend and seduces the senses in this dark, brilliant Bordeaux. The 2011 vintage features strong tannic notes, with red and black berry...
Balanced. Firm. Smoky. Heady. Herby. Fruit-forward. Subtle. These are just words. Or are they? What is a word? Can a word ever sum up the...
A medium to full bodied blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Lalande-Borie entices you in with aromas of dark berries, lightly toasted oak and...
The Lalene is an elegant and complex wine rich with flavours of black fruit and fine grained velvety tannins, before a long satisfying finish.
Hugh Johnson notably said of Pauillac, "if one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there would be no argument....
£52.00
It seems strange to suggest that a top end Bordeaux is a bargain. There are probably many things you associate Bordeaux fine wine with; unprecedented...
The historic Chateau Plaisance was acquired by the Ducourt family in 1994. Ever since, they have been producing elegant, harmonious wine with unique character with...
Winemaker Pascal Léon Verhaeghe is a man who fell back in love with wine, after inheriting his family's mixed-culture estate in Cahors. After an encounter...
£10.50
A true expression of the Coté Mas, this bottle boasts complexity, with plum and raspberry notes that evolve towards soft spice aromas. The palate is fruity, rich and...
It is not only the Bonaparte Family, Mario Ballotelli and tomato-based stews that are Italian exports that do well in France (why can’t we stop...
We're sure our vegetarian readers will relate to the frustration of bringing an exquisite plant-based dish to a party and watching all your meat-eating friends...
Deep red in colour, rich and well balanced. The bouquet is fruity, floral and spicy, with hints of vanilla and tobacco. Round and full on...
Jonathan Maltus, maker of cult wine "Le Dôme", marries the long tradition of Saint-Emilion viticulture with best of modern, fine winemaking. This wine has a...
Domaine Coche-Bizouard is a family-run Domaine based in Meursault, created by Julien Coche in 1940. Today, the Domaine is overseen by Julien’s grandson, Fabien, and...
“A red Sancerre? What next, white Merlot? Black gin? A blonde Ginger Spice!?” Yes, as shocking as you may find it Pinot Noir is grown...
Oregon, "the beaver state", has 26 official emblems. These include a crab, a predatory sea snail called the Oregon Hairy Triton, a square dance, milk,...
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 speakers down there...
The wine reveals a pink pastel hue with pearly highlights and an expressive, crisp, fruity nose redolent of citrus, boxwood, white fruit and tangy mango....
Winemaker Maurico Veloso Estuardo is very much like Samuel L. Jackson’s character in the Avengers films, not in that he wears a very fetching eye...
Somethings only come with age, like quiet self-confidence, admiration for Boris Johnson or, if you’re a grape vine, a marked increase in fruit concentration. That’s...
What we love about the wines of Cairanne is most people have no idea what the heck it is. “Is that a Gaelic female name?...
If you want a proper pork pie, you get it from Melton Mowbray. If you want a handmade alpaca-wool scarf, you get it from Peru....
£17.50
Wine people are an odd bunch, intent on using descriptors that makes the rest of the world spit-take while sipping on their reasonably priced Cabernet...
Granite Hill Chardonnay is part of a new release from the Kautz Family, based in Lodi, California. Previously famed for its exceptional value Zinfandel, the...
Sauvignon Blanc is rather cool, a late-60s David Bowie of a grape; striking, powerful, fragrant, a little fruity and immediately recognisable. Yet, it’s getting to...