The Bougrier family’s relationship to winemaking in the Loire is like Professor Brian Cox’s with space… or writing election winning jams for Labour MPs –...
A common idiom you’re no doubt familiar with is the ‘early bird catches the worm’ as of course nothing inspires rejection of a lie-in like...
We know 'Gros Manseng' isn't the nicest name for a grape. In fact it sounds like an unflattering description of a singer. But forget all...
£12.50
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...
70 hectares. That's 175 acres, or about two thirds of Liverpool's resplendent Sefton Park. Only it's in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the Southern Rhône Valley, an area...
Have you seen the film Searching for Sugarman? If not, then we recommend you do; it's a masterpiece, but it means this tasting note won't...
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...
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...
As far as flying winemakers go, Jeff Carrel must be one of the hardest working. We’d love to take a look at his air miles...
£13.00
We're going to suggest something a little controversial here - this red wine is best served slightly chilled. Yes, you absolutely read that right! Although...
£16.00
Weirdly Thénac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a favourite snack for swine but inexplicably...
£11.50
A truly refreshing and fruity Gamay based wine from master winemaker's Stephanie Aviron and Nicolas Potel. Through using traditional methods and oak barrels, the end...
Sports fans worldwide are familiar with the Gallic cockerel, but few know its significance. Nowadays, this national symbol suggests pride and pizazz; but it's origins...
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...
£14.50
We understand that wines such as this are labelled Petit Chablis because the grapes are grown just outside Chablis proper, despite the wines being made...
Château Suduiraut is an achingly beautiful, classically French Chateau, perched between the Ciron and the Garonne and it is the autumnal morning mist that rolls...
Chablis is a brilliantly versatile wine when it comes to pairing with foods, and Maison Dousset's Chablis is no exception to this. This elegant, unoaked...
£11.50
Roses and red, violets are blue, try this wine when you can't afford Condrieu.' In other words, this silky white wine gives you everything you...
£14.50
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?...
Toques means chef's hat, which gives this wine its name in part because the wine tastes best when wearing a novelty hat of your choosing...