A Vue de Nez, literally translates as ‘a view from the nose’ which we can only assume is taken from the name of Arthur Miller’s...
Albert Bichot's family wine business goes back so far that it coincided with Beethoven composing his Fifth Symphony, an absolute masterpiece, similar to this Macon...
£33.00
This entry-level Armagnac, from the premier region of the Bas Armagnac, was aged for over two years in oak and boasts a nose of crème...
This spectacular champagne is a light yellow robe in colour with fine sparkling bubbles. Expressive and fruity on the nose with pear and grapefruit aromas...
£33.50
Calvados has been produced in Normandy for over five centuries and Berneroy's Master Blender employs time-honoured methods of production.Their Calvados VSOP is rich and full-bodied...
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...
£14.50
Ants may seem a strange choice to adorn a sumptuous bottle of Alsatian Riesling. For although ants might be brilliant at a number of things;...
"I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory....
£9.00
Like the Clan MacLeod in epic 1980s sci-fi/fantasy, Highlander, the Bougrier family have been around for a long time. But, thankfully, they don't have that...
£9.50
Sometimes in life you just want to keep things simple. Your furniture minimalist, your walls whitewashed, your white wine crisp, clean and clear. Like a...
£17.50
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...
It is a truth universally acknowledged that you have to go to the New World to get really good value in the classic French grape...
It's a terrible shame, when someone is underrated because of the flair of a peer. Often it is totally unjustified, like Brian in your office...
The family Bougrier were, by tradition, agricultural scientists. Their incredible achievements include the invention of a device for measuring the size of potatoes before digging...
£13.00
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...
Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, we trust this to be a reference to how...
Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, we trust this to be a reference to how...
£11.50
In the heart of Layon, this 100% Chenin Blanc is hand harvested with strict selection of only the best fruits. The wine’s bright yellow dress...
£12.50
This 100% Cabernet Franc is grown on a pebbly-clay hillside, and the fruits are selected strictly when hand harvested. The wine has a beautiful deep...
So Chablis. Right, it's bone dry, no oak, you might even say steely. Fetch it from a posh Premier Cru vineyard and then what happens?...
£31.00
Like Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin and Duke Ellington, Champagne Ayala isn't such a household name these days but, dust off the family photo album and...
£94.00
2005 Batailley is an excellent and serious Pauillac with layers of complexity. Dark forest fruits on the nose with hints of spice. The palate is...
A vibrant, refreshing white wine with excellent balance and emphasis on the fruit. This blend of Granche, Macabeo and Roussane has a pale yellow robe...
This cuvée represents the traditional know-how of the Minervois. A blend of Syrah, Grenache Noir and Carignan, these grape varieties are emblematic of the appellation...
£42.00
In the Middle Ages, the Château of Cantemerle, seat of the jurisdiction of the same name, bordered the Garonne River and made up part of...
This red wine reminds us very much of former Conservative leader and This Week regular Michael Portillo. Though it be part of the old-guard, red...
£17.50
They might seem a fairly austere, old-fashioned lot, but Bordelais(es) tick with hidden passion. On the outside they seem elegant, carefully presented. Some even say...
Minervois is a region that has been making wine as far back as the Romans and beyond. In fact, the name derives from the region's...
A beautifully deep garnet red wine, with a rich and expressive nose of black olives, red fruits, raspberry and violet, enhanced with spicy and praline...
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...
£16.50
Human lives are full of eureka moments. These run the gamut from the earth-shattering "the world is not flat" or "he/she is the one" kind...
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...
It can be demanding work being vegan; people are constantly trying to feed you stuffed peppers, Mo Farah is always on the telly trying to...
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...
The name ‘Demoiselles’, meaning ‘young ladies’, is derived from a time when the Chateau was run by a group of nuns. The nuns tended to...
£90.00
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...
So beautiful is this wine, that grown men and women have been known to drop to their knees and weep, not quite knowing what to...
Speak to any wealthy American and you’ll be reminded you can't buy history. Sure, you could purchase London Bridge, sail it over to Arizona and...
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...