An intense aroma of plum, cherry and spice, with hints of rosemary and vanilla. A full bodied wine, yet soft and balanced, full of ripe...
£10.50
Intense aromas of blackcurrants and wild fruits are complemented by subtle notes of spice and thyme in this full bodied Negroamaro. Charmingly balanced and juicy...
£7.50
It's already been a long day. Crawling through the strata of humanity, its voices buzzing through the electric wires, erupting onto screens, springing out of...
The Marquis' daughter was blessed with extraordinary imagination and spent her days in a make-believe world. But when the lights went out, her mind worked...
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...
Okay, we can't stand by and let a pig adorn this bottle's label without acknowledging it, we're very sorry if you find this tasting note...
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 –...
£9.50
Lisbon is renowned for its communal courtyard meals, where people will, as the African-Portugese say, 'have a sentada;' to sit with friends, eat, drink and...
£14.50 £16.00
The ridonculously talented Matt Thompson, at Saint Clair, featured on one of our 'Inspire-themed posters, saying 'I became a winemaker because, as a wine drinker,...
£10.50
The Lalene is an elegant and complex wine rich with flavours of black fruit and fine grained velvety tannins, before a long satisfying finish.
£8.00
There was a time when Portuguese vintners were seen as a bit like the Amish of the wine world. Not that they thought humans had...
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...
£15.00
Wine or maths? Not a difficult question, is it? We don't mind some algebra, fractions or long division occasionally, but the ratio of fun to...
£11.00
Hand-picked from a blind tasting line-up by the winner of The Palate 2013, Chloe Dickson (pictured), this wine has ringing endorsements from every corner: Chloe...
£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...
Sometimes tasting notes can seem so far-fetched you wonder whether the writer is actually taking you for a ride. If we were to say that...
£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...
£6.75
What makes Chile such a great place to grow Merlot? Perhaps it’s the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean and the Humboldt current that allows...
£14.00
The birth of punk and rock '’ roll is rooted in young people experimenting with their garage band (musically experimenting, we have no idea what...
£13.00
Everyone agreed the old horse-drawn cart was just the vehicle to transport the Pinot grapes from vineyard to winery, but they failed to take into...
£25.00
Sometimes you drink a wine and your synapses align, neurones clap their hands, light rains in front of your eyes and you think... this is...
£8.75
The vineyards of Famille Perrin are on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, which are in turn, on the slopes of the alps, like mountainous Russian...
£13.00
Everyone has heard the story about the boy who cried wolf, right? Well, we don't blame the poor lad because after trying this German red...
As much as it may sound like Coachella, Colchagua is not actually a place for wealthy Californian teens to drink hard seltzer while watching a...
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...
The winemaker wiped paranoid perspiration from his forehead as he typed the final words: 'So, I've decided to take my work back underground.. to stop...
Confused you say? South African wine named after a French alpine mountaineering and skiing resort and made in the Italian 'ripasso' style? Who said you...
Bright garnet in appearance, this red wine has an intense nose of ripe black fruits such as blackberries and blueberries. On the palate it is...
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...
As a result of what we can assume is some sloppy clipping work, from a Bordelais vineyard hand, who was hours away from a 3-week...
Many consider Vacqueyras as where the smart money is spent in the Rhône, like buying property in south-east London if you can’t afford to live...
The Aragón family has made wine for personal consumption for as long as records go, but in the 1970s Amalio Aragón started acquiring top vineyard...
£17.00
Many wine drinkers go a long way to express their devotion to Malbec. We heard of one chap in Verona who would call passionate verse...
£15.00
Like the portal on Stargate, or the moment lightning strikes the clock tower, sending Marty McFly Back to the Future, you can yield incredible results...
£12.00 £14.50
La Bise Shiraz is all about nuance and subtlety, a gentle brush of lips to wake a turquoise garbed Disney princess, opposed to a 3am...
£32.00
A classic powerful Châteauneuf-du-Pape made from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah. Roque Colombe ages the wine in oak barres for 12-18 months...
Originally established by Robert and Yvette Michelas, the domain is now run by their four children. Most impressive that they have worked side-by-side for 30...
£25.00
Imagine gliding over the Côte d'Or, taking off from the rooftops of Beaune and drifting over the undulations of Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay, dreamily...
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....