The Maison Roche de Bellene Meursault Les Clous 2018 has a medium body with a slight oak touch and balanced acidity. Immediately noticed are notes of grapefruit,...

Yann Chave Hermitage 2017

£85.00
It must be difficult sharing your name with someone else in a very small field, like when Russell Brand broke onto the comedy scene and...

Marchand Tawse Corton Grand Cru 2019

£100.00
With a cellar potential of up to 20 years this wine must look a bit like a young Bob Dylan-expressive yet possessing huge developmental potential.Ok...

Whatever those pesky historians may tell you, France will always be considered the home of wine. Wine is so engrained in this country that we are surprised that their motto has not been updated to “Liberté, egalité, fraternité, vinosité”. It was l’Hexagone that introduced the world to terroir (the sense of place of wine), which gave birth to wine laws and wine regions as we now know them today. And they didn’t stop there; they are the biggest wine producing nation on the planet, offering a diversity of wine that is unparalleled...From the glamour of Champagne to the almost Germanic Alsace, from the elegance of Burgundy to the power of the Rhône and the south, from the delicacy of Provence rose to the richness of their dessert wines, from the famous reds of Bordeaux to the equally famous whites of the Loire, it may sound clichéd, but there is something for everyone “en France”.

And who is the biggest importer of French wine? Us, the UK, that’s who. So although they may give the impression that they don’t care what you think (with their aloofness and their “bof!”), deep down they do.  But if asked what our favourite thing about France and its wine is, we’d have to say their hand gesture to suggest that someone else is maybe a little drunk (this is done by making a fist and holding it to the centre of your face, as if singing into a microphone with your nose, and then twisting clockwise). Everything about French wine is cool.