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French Wines

Whatever those pesky historians may tell you, France will always be considered the home of wine. Wine is so engrained in this country that we are surprised that their motto has not been updated to “Liberté, egalité, fraternité, vinosité”. It was l’Hexagone that introduced the world to terroir (the sense of place of wine), which gave birth to wine laws and wine regions as we now know them today. And they didn’t stop there; they are the biggest wine producing nation on the planet, offering a diversity of wine that is unparalleled...From the glamour of Champagne to the almost Germanic Alsace, from the elegance of Burgundy to the power of the Rhône and the south, from the delicacy of Provence rose to the richness of their dessert wines, from the famous reds of Bordeaux to the equally famous whites of the Loire, it may sound clichéd, but there is something for everyone “en France”.

And who is the biggest importer of French wine? Us, the UK, that’s who. So although they may give the impression that they don’t care what you think (with their aloofness and their “bof!”), deep down they do.  But if asked what our favourite thing about France and its wine is, we’d have to say their hand gesture to suggest that someone else is maybe a little drunk (this is done by making a fist and holding it to the centre of your face, as if singing into a microphone with your nose, and then twisting clockwise). Everything about French wine is cool.

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  • Mâcon Rouge Terres Secrètes 2016

    Mâcon Rouge Terres Secrètes 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    We all have secrets, for example nobody knows that Keyser Söze is really Kevin Spacey, seriously he just made up his wh...
  • Fleur du Thénac Rouge French Red Wine

    Fleur de Thénac Rouge 2014

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Weirdly Thénac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a fa...
  • Famille Perrin Cairanne 2016

    Famille Perrin Cairanne 2016

    £14.50

    £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 nam...
  • Château Gloria Saint Julien French Red Wine 2012

    Château Gloria Saint Julien 2012

    £45.00

    £45.00

    Balanced. Firm. Smoky. Heady. Herby. Fruit-forward. Subtle. These are just words. Or are they? What is a word? Can a ...
  • Menetou Salon Henry Pellé 'Les Bornés' Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Vegetarian White Wine
    From the producer who almost single-handedly put Menetou-Salon on the map as a serious competitor to its big-name nei...
  • Château Coussin Rosé 2017

    Château Coussin Rosé 2017

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Human lives are full of eureka moments. These run the gamut from the earth-shattering "the world is not flat" or "he/...
  • Font Sereine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Fine French Red Wine 2016

    Font Sereine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    £22.00

    £22.00

    70 hectares. That's 175 acres, or about two thirds of Liverpool's resplendent Sefton Park. Only it's in Châteaun...
  • Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

    Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    £13.00

    £13.00

    'Less is more', the saying goes. But we're not so sure. Is one scoop really better than two? Would we rather a two da...
  • Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition French Red Wine 2011

    Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition 2011 *WEB EXCLUSIVE*

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Addressing ourselves to the obscure Lledoner Pelut grape that makes up most of this wine* In the words of David Bowie...
  • Reserve de Fleur Côtes du Rhône Red Wine

    Réserve de Fleur Côtes du Rhône 2017

    £9.00

    £9.00

    Picasso's Demoiselles might not have depicted Avignon in the kindest light. In fact, those ladies weren't even from A...
  • Moulin Des Chenes Lirac French Red Wine

    Moulin Des Chênes Lirac 2015

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Like the portal on Stargate, or the moment lightning strikes the clock tower, sending Marty McFly Back to the Future,...
  • Château Cantemerle Les Allées de Cantemerle Haut-Médoc 2012 Red Wine
    This red wine reminds us very much of former Conservative leader and This Week regular Michael Portillo. Though it be...
  • Miraval Provence Rosé 2016 Vegetarian Wine

    Miraval Provence Rosé 2016

    £19.50

    £19.50

    One of the most famous Rosé's in the world! An exclusive wine from the estate of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, t...
  • Marchand Tawse Corton French Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Corton Grand Cru 2013

    £65.00

    £65.00

    With a cellar potential of up to 20 years this wine must look a bit like a young Bob Dylan-expressive yet possessing ...
  • Marchand Tawse Cote De Nuits Villages Pinot Noir French Wine 2013

    Marchand Tawse Côte De Nuits Villages 2013

    £29.00

    £29.00

    The winemaker wiped paranoid perspiration from his forehead as he typed the final words: 'So, I've decided to...
  • Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot Burgundy Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot 2011

    £110.00

    £110.00

    The source of this great wine comes from within the unique, walled vineyard of Clos Vougeot. The Cistercian monks enc...
  • Potel-Aviron Mâcon Villages Chardonnay VV 2015

    Potel-Aviron Mâcon Villages Chardonnay VV 2015

    £13.75

    £13.75

    Macon Villages wine displays richness and depth that is signature to the wineries traditional methods. Weeks of ferme...
  • Guerrin Pouilly Fuisse Vielles Vignes Chardonnay 2015

    Guerrin Pouilly Fuissé Vielles Vignes Chardonnay 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

    As well as being thoroughly winsome and peachy, Domaine Guerrin's Pouilly-Fuissé also serves as a history less...
  • Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-sec 2015

    Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec 2016

    £34.00

    £34.00

    Limestone isn't just good for building things with, it can also be great for growing stuff in too! Especially grapes....
  • Chateau Carignan Cadillac 2009 Red Wine

    Château Carignan Cadillac 2012

    £15.50

    £15.50

    They might seem a fairly austere, old-fashioned lot, but Bordelais(es) tick with hidden passion. On the outside they ...
  • Pouilly Fume 'Pierre Louis' Guyollot Sauvignon Blanc 2015 White Wine
    Sports fans worldwide are familiar with the Gallic cockerel, but few know its significance. Nowadays, this national s...
  • Vignerons de Maury 'Solera 1928' NV - 500ml

    Vignerons de Maury 'Solera 1928' NV - 500ml

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Maury is not, as many of you may believe, an American tabloid talk show, hosted by Maury Povitch but a fortified wine...
  • Chateau Meyney Saint-Estephe

    Château Meyney St Estèphe 2012

    £42.00

    £42.00

    It's starting to feel like 2010 was quite a long time ago; David Cameron got his first shot at Prime Ministerhood, bo...
  • Chateau Lynch-Moussas Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon French Red Wine 2007

    Château Lynch-Moussas Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    £58.00

    £58.00

    Hugh Johnson notably said of Pauillac, "if one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there woul...
  • Collovray Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

    Collovray Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

    £12.50

    £12.50

    The story of Collovray & Terrier seems like a classic rom-com such as Wedding Crashers, just without Vince Vaughan's ...
  • Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2016

    Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2016

    £18.00

    £18.00

    We've all experienced something atypical that totally paid off: in a fancy restaurant when you ordered the chef's las...
  • Collovray & Terrier St Veran Chardonnay 2016

    Collovray & Terrier St Veran Chardonnay 2016

    £18.00

    £18.00

    It's a common plot line in films, or probably literature and history, that allies will marry into one another's famil...
  • Jean-Luc Colombo Amour de Dieu Condrieu 2014

    Jean-Luc Colombo Amour de Dieu Condrieu 2014

    £40.00

    £40.00

    Condrieu is a classic rag-to-riches story, like J K Rowling just with less wizards, wands and plots holes. "The Philo...
  • Marchand Tawse Vire Clesse 2016

    Marchand Tawse Vire Clesse 2016

    £19.50

    £19.50

    It is said that you can't buy class, usually by an aristocrat upset that a member of the nouveau riche has turned up to ...
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape Chateau de Beaucastel 2011

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel 2011

    £70.00

    £70.00

    It's great being in an exclusive club, recognised by your peers that you belong among the elite of your industry, we say...
  • Chateau Rouget Pomerol 2012

    Château Rouget Pomerol 2012

    £69.00

    £69.00

    We don't want to be considered apologists for the Roman Empire; what they did to Maximus Decimus Meridius was bang out o...

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