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...
In 1994, the Domaine Gérard Chavy family estate was split in two between brothers Alain and Jean-Louis, who had formerly the estate together. Jean-Louis went...
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...
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...
£36.00
This is a judiciously made, balanced Armagnac from the heart of the Bas Armagnac region, that has developed a raft of heady floral and plum-like...
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...
Now available as a magnum, this spectacular champagne is a light yellow robe in colour with fine sparkling bubbles. Expressive and fruity on the nose...
£35.00
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...
£15.50
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....
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...
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...
£18.00
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...
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...
£9.00 £11.50
Famille Bougrier's Touraine Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh and light white wine with sumptuous exotic fruit aromas that are accompanied with a slight minerality. The...
£13.50
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...
The Canard-Duchêne, a bottle that's balanced, silky and elegant. This Brut Reserve is an exceptional champagne that offers a delicate, aromatic richness. Golden yellow in...
£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?...
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...
A pale yellow colour gold in colour, this remarkable Champagne has a fruity nose with initial citrus fruit aromas followed by fresh, delicate notes of ginger...
£28.00
A light yellow gold in colour, this superb Champagne has a discreet nose of white fruit and subtle notes of citrus lemon. It offers a...
£94.00
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...
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...
£43.00
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...
£18.00
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...
£85.00
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...
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...
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...
With a beautiful intense carmine-red colour, this 2015 Beaucastel has a lively attack and very quickly reveals aromas of beautiful red fruit. The finish has...