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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

    If you're a man such as Jacob Reece-Mogg, who's education gave you a thorough grounding in Latin along with numerous ...
  • Cannonball Chardonnay

    Cannonball Chardonnay 2014

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Cannonball - a winery of high repute, making delicious, finely crafted wines - write of this 2014 Chardonnay that it ...
  • Columbia Merlot 2016

    Columbia Merlot 2016

    £14.75

    £14.75

    In Shakira's hit pop record of 2005, 'Hips Don't Lie,' Wyclef Jean beseeches that "he see you move like you come from...
  • Domaine de la Côte Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

    Domaine de la Côte Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

    £45.00

    £45.00

    As far as stereotypes go America is renowned for many things, but subtlety isn't one of them. A delicate duck confit ...
  • 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

    Some consider collages an art form reserved for teenagers letting the rest of their bedroom know how many friends the...
  • Orin Swift Blank Stare 2016

    Orin Swift Blank Stare 2016

    £29.00

    £29.00

    If we were to tell you that the grapes for Orin Swift Blank Stare are harvested from the cool climate Russian River V...
  • 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...
  • Row by Row Cabernet Sauvignon

    Row by Row Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    £14.50

    £14.50

    The Gallagher Brothers once told us that little by little, they gave us everything we'd ever dreamt of. We hate to di...
  • Sandhi Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2015

    Sandhi Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2015

    £33.00

    £33.00

    "O wella wella wella ohhh, tell me more, tell me more was it love at first sight? Tell me more, tell me more did she ...
  • 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 Merlot

    Sunday Drive Merlot 2015

    £11.50

    £11.50

    We like to think of Merlot as being the Shia LaBeouf of wines. We're talking Shia LaBeouf in Fury, not Shia LaBeouf w...
  • 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 ...
  • 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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