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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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  • Rhonea Cotes du Rhone Rose 2018

    Rhonéa Côtes Du Rhône Rosé 2018

    Now £9.00

    Was £12.00

    £9.00

    Sometimes, we feel rosé gets a hard rap, which may seem weird considering that during the summer months our stores requ...
  • Miraval Provence Rosé 2017- Magnum

    Miraval Provence Rosé 2017 - Magnum

    £42.00

    £42.00

    MAGNUM SIZE One of the most famous Rosé's in the world! An exclusive wine from the estate of Angelina J...
  • Le Meurger Coteaux Bourguignons 2018

    Le Meurger Coteaux Bourguignons 2018

    Now £9.75

    Was £13.00

    £9.75

    We're going to suggest something a little controversial here - this red wine is best served slightly chilled. Yes, you a...
  • Le Meurger Macon Villages 2017 - *Web Exclusive*

    Le Meurger Mâcon-Villages 2017 - *Web Exclusive*

    £14.00

    £14.00

    The Chardonnay grapes for Le Meurger Mâcon-Villages are grown on the hillsides of Macon, around the Vire-Clesse area. T...
  • Maison Dousset Chablis 2018 - *Web Exclusive*

    Maison Dousset Chablis 2018 - *Web Exclusive*

    £18.00

    £18.00

    Chablis is a brilliantly versatile wine when it comes to pairing with foods, and Maison Dousset's Chablis is no exceptio...
  • Marchand-Tawse Beaune Premier Cru Clos du Roi 2017

    Marchand-Tawse Beaune Premier Cru Clos du Roi 2017

    £39.00

    £39.00

    Some will be sceptical about the moon’s role in winemaking, “it has no opposable thumbs, how can it pick grapes?” ...
  • Marchand-Tawse Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Les Faconnieres 2014
    It is strange that Morey-Saint-Denis is in so many ways just like any other tiny rural village. With a population of aro...
  • Dans L'Air du Temp Chardonnay 2017

    Dans L'Air du Temp Chardonnay 2017

    £14.00

    £14.00

    While this wine may have an incredible bouquet of Meyer lemon, white peach roasted almonds and vanilla the name of this ...
  • Les Darons Languedoc 2017

    Les Darons Languedoc 2017

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Jeff Carrel started his working life as a chemist and while he found it rewarding he grew tired of people of confusing h...
  • Chiroubles Domaine de la Chapelle Bizot 2018

    Chiroubles Domaine de la Chapelle Bizot 2018

    £14.50

    £14.50

    We all need a little magic in our lives, whether it’s imagining you’ve seen fairies at the end of the garden or you'...
  • Morgon Côte du Py 2018

    Morgon Côte du Py 2018

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Like Stephen King, Rocky films and the politics of Ronald Regan, the wines of Beaujolais have escaped the 80s and are mo...
  • Sancerre Henry Pellé 2019 - Half Bottle - 375ml

    Sancerre Henry Pellé 2019 - Half Bottle - 375ml

    Now £9.20

    Was £11.50

    £9.20

    Like jewellery boxes, Monaco and Frodo Baggins, this bottle is the small package that good things come in. Ideal for mid...
  • Vacqueryras Domaine Du Grand Prieur 2017

    Vacqueryras Domaine Du Grand Prieur 2017

    £18.50

    £18.50

    Many consider Vacqueyras as where the smart money is spent in the Rhône, like buying property in south-east London if y...
  • Château Paul Mas Clos Des Mures 2018

    Château Paul Mas Clos Des Mures 2018

    £17.00

    £17.00

    The legend of Vinus, the Heron, started on the Hérault River banks at the foot of Château Paul Mas in Pézenas. The st...
  • Remoissenet Bourgogne Blanc 2016

    Remoissenet 'Renommee' Bourgogne Blanc 2016

    £19.00

    £19.00

    It is fair to say we're big fans of white Burgundy at Oddbins, in fact we've been known to walk up to so called ‘ABC d...
  • Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Vinzelles 2016

    Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Vinzelles 2016

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Whether you're Kirstie Allsop helping some affable nitwit find a 2-bedroom semi in Ipswich or a member of the Drouhin fa...
  • Mâcon Rouge Terres Secrètes 2016

    Mâcon Rouge Terres Secrètes 2016

    £12.50

    £12.50

    We all have secrets, for example nobody knows that Keyser Söze is really Kevin Spacey, seriously he just made up his wh...
  • Fleur de Thénac Rouge 2015

    Fleur de Thénac Rouge 2015

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Weirdly Thénac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a favou...
  • 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...
  • Chateau De Ciffre St Chinian 2016

    Château De Ciffre St Chinian 2017

    £10.50

    £10.50

    It can be demanding work being vegan; people are constantly trying to feed you stuffed peppers, Mo Farah is always on...
  • Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    £8.75

    £8.75

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that you have to go to the New World to get really good value in the classic F...
  • Chateau de la Roulerie Anjou Chenin Blanc Wine France

    Château de la Roulerie Anjou Chenin Blanc 2018

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Steeped in exciting history, this wine is like a really good Brontë novel, or maybe a Dan Brown. Dating way back...
  • Château Gloria Saint Julien French Red Wine 2012

    Château Gloria Saint Julien 2014

    £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 ...
  • Chateau Teyssier Montagne Saint-Emilion Red Wine France

    Château Teyssier Montagne Saint-Emilion 2013

    £17.50

    £17.50

    Have you seen the film Searching for Sugarman? If not, then we recommend you do; it's a masterpiece, but it means thi...
  • Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2013

    Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2013

    £19.50

    £19.50

    A classic Bordeaux from fifth growth Château Belgrave in Haut-Médoc. A wine of depth, class and smoothne...
  • Gewurztraminer Hunawihr French White Wine

    Gewurztraminer Hunawihr 2017

    £14.00

    £14.00

    You may have heard of tea picked by monkeys and coffee defecated by civets. Those are nothing, this is an exotically ...
  • Janeil Gros Manseng Sauvignon Blanc French White Wine

    Janeil Gros Manseng Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    £9.50

    £9.50

    We know 'Gros Manseng' isn't the nicest name for a grape. In fact it sounds like an unflattering description of a s...
  • Mâcon-Lugny Eugène Blanc Cave de Lugny White Wine

    Mâcon-Lugny Eugène Blanc Cave de Lugny 2015

    Now £10.63

    Was £12.50

    £10.63

    ***Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014*** An absolutely delicious classic white Burgundy, with the b...
  • Mâcon-Villages Cave de Lugny 2016 French Wine

    Mâcon-Villages Cave de Lugny 2016

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Incredibly high standards of winemaking for the price. This is an astonishingly well-loved Oddbins favourite and one ...
  • 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 Teyssier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2013

    Château Teyssier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014

    £32.00

    £32.00

    Jonathan Maltus is the established maverick of Bordeaux - the novice Englishman who turned up at Château Teyssie...
  • Bougrier Sancerre 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Sancerre 2018

    £17.00

    £17.00

    This wine is so fist-thumpingly fresh, so buttock-clenchingly minerally, so eye-poppingly citrusy that, if you try it...
  • Ségla Margaux French Wine

    Ségla Margaux 2014

    £44.00

    £44.00

    Château Rauzan-Ségla has an incredibly long and colourful history, dating back to 1661 and featuring Very I...
  • Mas Las Cabes Rouge 2018 Red Wine France

    Mas las Cabes Rouge 2018

    £12.00

    £12.00

    A wine that Mother Earth herself would be happy to promote. Your conscience can enjoy bonus points, as every last dro...
  • Château La Garde 2005

    Château La Garde Pessac Leognan 2013

    £30.00

    £30.00

    So beautiful is this wine, that grown men and women have been known to drop to their knees and weep, not quite knowin...
  • Château Lalene Cuvée Prestige 2016 Vegan Red Wine

    Château Lalene Cuvée Prestige 2016

    £10.00

    £10.00

    The Lalene is an elegant and complex wine rich with flavours of black fruit and fine grained velvety tannins, before ...
  • Chatons du Cèdre Malbec 2016 Red Wine

    Chatons du Cèdre Malbec 2016

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Winemaker Pascal Léon Verhaeghe is a man who fell back in love with wine, after inheriting his family's mixed-cul...
  • Closerie de Vaudieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    Closerie de Vaudieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015/16

    £24.00

    £24.00

    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 La Tour Beaumont Haut-Poitou 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Domaine La Tour Beaumont Haut-Poitou 2016

    Now £10.35

    Was £11.50

    £10.35

    If someone was to tune into The Only Way is Essex, even if they didn't know what the programme was, you can be fairly...
  • Serabel Côtes du Rhône French Wine

    Serabel Côtes du Rhône 2014

    £9.00

    £9.00

    Everything that Cave de Monterail - the tiny negociants who produce this wine - is geared towards offering outstandin...
  • Moulin Des Chenes Lirac French Red Wine

    Moulin Des Chênes Lirac 2016

    £15.00

    £15.00

    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...
  • Justin Girardin Pommard Red Wine Burgundy France

    Justin Girardin Pommard 2016

    £38.00

    £38.00

    A great Burgundy worthy of its reputation. An intense bright red colour , a powerful nose. The mouth is round and ample ...
  • Marchand Tawse Nuits Saint Georges 2013 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Nuits Saint Georges 2016

    £40.00

    £40.00

    Want to revisit the 60s? If this wine was transposed into a song- it'd be the Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. 'L...
  • Marchand Tawse Cote De Nuits Villages Pinot Noir French Wine 2013

    Marchand Tawse Côte De Nuits Villages 2014

    £29.00

    £29.00

    The winemaker wiped paranoid perspiration from his forehead as he typed the final words: 'So, I've decided to...
  • Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2018

    £12.75

    £12.75

    Bourgogne Aligote is a white wine from the well known Burgundy region in France. The grapes are mechanically harveste...
  • Potel Aviron CoBo French Red Wine

    Potel-Aviron CoBo 2018

    £11.50

    £11.50

    A truly refreshing and fruity Gamay based wine from master winemaker's Stephanie Aviron and Nicolas Potel. Through us...

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