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...
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 –...
£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.
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...
£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...
£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...
£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...
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...
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...
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...
£44.00
Château Rauzan-Ségla has an incredibly long and colourful history, dating back to 1661 and featuring Very Important Families, tragedy, intrigue and, latterly, a brilliant renaissance,...
£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...
£28.00
The givry offers notes of cassis buds, red berries and spice on the nose and palate with very pure, fresh finish. The wine showcases itself...
£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....
With our rudimentary French we can only assume the Languedoc region of Pic St Loup is named for the wolf saints that must have once...
£58.00
The Vosne Romanee red wine from Burgundy offers a robust and sweetness for a still very young wine. Red fruits and spices dominate the palate...
£69.00
We don't want to be considered apologists for the Roman Empire; what they did to Maximus Decimus Meridius was bang out of order, even if...
£10.50
A beautiful, vivacious, light red colour gives this natural red wine an elegant and attractive appearance. The nose has hints of strawberry and violet. The...
In a strive to produce a quality Fleurie, the Remoissenet team were introduced to Julien Clément by his brother and the rest, as they say, is...
A delicious single vineyard Volnay from a highly regarded producer in Burgundy, Louis Boillot. The wine has lots of crunchy summer berries on the nose,...
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...
£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...
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...
t Joseph Domaine Amphores, that's the domain of vases to us 21st Century folk. In ancient Greece, Amphora were often used to tell the tales...
This Pinot Noir is hand harvested from vines aged between 55 to 86 years old, sorted to ensure only the best berries make it through...
£25.00
The legend of Hermitage tells of a great French knight. Returning from the Crusades, the knight wanted to atone for the horrors of war, distancing...
Picasso's Demoiselles might not have depicted Avignon in the kindest light. In fact, those ladies weren't even from Avignon, they were from a sporting house...
£17.50
In 1880, Joseph Drouhin chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name. Over the years and with each generation, his...
Winemaking is a lot more sciency than you might think. It involves complicated stuff like pre-fermenting, pigeage, pumping and pressure-controlled pneumatic presses. If that isn't...
£38.00
A great Burgundy worthy of its reputation. An intense bright red colour , a powerful nose. The mouth is round and ample with cherry aromas...
£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...
£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...