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American Wines

The first Europeans to land in America called it Vinland because of the abundance of grapes they found there. Now we are biased, but we kind of wish this had stuck. Although it would have been potentially confusing (what with Finland and all) it trips of the tongue somewhat more easily than United States of America. Like most things in North America, the wine industry is big. They are the fourth largest producer in the world and California alone produces twice as much wine as Australia. Not only are the volumes big, but the wines are big too; you’ll find very few shrinking violets here. However, in truth, you can find almost anything you want in America...

The American wine industry is one of polar opposites, those who do it for love and those who do it purely for business, huge operations and tiny family run wineries, what we would describe as cheap and nasty all the way to some of the world’s finest wines commanding over £100 a bottle, classic Bordeaux blends to the downright crazy, it's all here. Sorry if you came here looking for a concise “American wines in a nutshell” explanation, it simply can’t be done, we recommend biting the bullet and diving in. 

One thing we will say before we go though, is that although California is king, watch this space because we have some incredible wines  from New York’s Finger Lakes and Long Island coming soon...

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  • Black's Station Chardonnay 2016 White Wine

    Black's Station Chardonnay 2016

    £14.00

    £14.00

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  • Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Cannonball is named after the curled-up ball shape that children often form when jumping into water in order to make ...
  • Columbia Chardonnay 2016 White Wine

    Columbia Chardonnay 2016

    Now £12.50

    Was £14.75

    £12.50

    For a European, it's easy to get distracted by New York and California and just forget the rest of America is there o...
  • Columbia Merlot 2016

    Columbia Merlot 2016

    Now £12.50

    Was £14.75

    £12.50

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  • McManis Pinot Noir 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    McManis Pinot Noir 2015

    £12.75

    £12.75

    For the brilliant price tag - especially given its grape and country of origin - this wine is soft, gentle, smooth, c...
  • Omen Red Blend 2016

    Omen Red Blend 2016

    £17.50

    £17.50

    The Omen taught us many things; firstly, beware the number of the beast; for it is a human number. Watch out for peop...
  • Omen Zinfandel 2015

    Omen Zinfandel 2015

    £17.50

    £17.50

    We all look for Omens in our lives, regardless of how down to earth we think we are. You knowingly inform your friend...
  • Orin Swift Abstract 2016

    Orin Swift Abstract 2016

    £32.00

    £32.00

    Order before 12th September 2018 to win 1 of 5 fine dining and wine pairing experiences, hosted by Master Cheft Semi-...
  • Orin Swift Blank Stare 2016

    Orin Swift Blank Stare 2016

    £29.00

    £29.00

    Order before 12th September 2018 to win 1 of 5 fine dining and wine pairing experiences, hosted by Master Cheft Semi-...
  • Orin Swift Papillon 2015

    Orin Swift Papillon 2015

    £60.00

    £60.00

    Order before 12th September 2018 to win 1 of 5 fine dining and wine pairing experiences, hosted by Master Cheft Semi-...
  • Oro Bello Chardonnay 2016

    Oro Bello Chardonnay 2016

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Good land is hard to come by, to the east of the San Francisco Bay. It's like a modern-day gold rush except gold is n...
  • Sierra Creek White Zinfandel Rose NV

    Sierra Creek White Zinfandel Rosé NV

    £7.00

    £7.00

    Everyone is guilty of a little white lie now and then. Zimilarly, how many of uz don't commit the odd zin? But maybe ...
  • Sunday Drive Chardonnay

    Sunday Drive Chardonnay 2017

    £11.50

    £11.50

    You would be forgiven for thinking California is all pomp and no substance or as American's might put it "all sizzle,...
  • Sunday Drive Zinfandel 2017

    Sunday Drive Zinfandel 2017

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Zinfandel is essentially a grape-based metaphor for the career of Ryan Gosling. In the early days, people only knew h...
  • Tablas Creek Blanc 2015

    Tablas Creek Blanc 2015

    £32.00

    £32.00

    Tablas Creek is the realization of the combined efforts of two of the international wine community's leading families...
  • Tablas Creek Rouge 2015

    Tablas Creek Rouge 2015

    £36.00

    £36.00

    There is a community of Californian growers that go by the collective moniker the 'Rhone Rangers.' Depending on your ...
  • The Arsonist Chardonnay 2015

    The Arsonist Chardonnay 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

    As farm kids growing up in the late 1950's and early 1960's, the Giguiere brothers were veritable pyromaniacs, settin...
  • The Arsonist Red Blend 2015

    The Arsonist Red Blend 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

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  • Tinto Rey Rose 2017

    Tinto Rey Rosé 2017

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Tinto Rey is Spanish for "Red King," we know what you're thinking "an esoteric, bilingual Lewis Carrol reference is a...
  • Tinto Rey Super Tinto 2014

    Tinto Rey Super Tinto 2014

    £18.50

    £18.50

    O California, land of the movie star, tech empires and the Terminator's political career. California is of course als...
  • Tinto Rey Verdejo 2016

    Tinto Rey Verdejo 2016

    £13.50

    £13.50

    The link between Spain and the Americas has been a long standing one, after all, despite Columbus being Genoan, his e...

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