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World Cup Wines

Hey! If you don’t have a burning passion for football, but find yourself swept up in the excitement of the World Cup every four years, this blog might be for you...

In it, we predict scores by tasting the wines below and invite you to do the same, to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Oddbins gift card. To re-cap, we’re inviting you to drink wine, watch football and win £50.

Our methods may be unorthodox. Our interest in football may be sporadic at best. But our passion for incorporating wine into any conceivable aspect of life is strong.
  • Berton Paddock Shiraz 2010

    Now £8.10

    Was £9.00

    £8.10

  • Montemar Shiraz 2011

    £7.75

    £7.75

    Argentina may be best known for big, bolshy malbecs, but that's not all they do...
  • Carta Vieja Merlot 2016

    Now £6.30

    Was £7.00

    £6.30

  • Carta Vieja Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Now £6.30

    Was £7.00

    £6.30



    A Gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc with an equally impresive price!
  • Picpoul de Pinet Camp de Rousse 2016

    £11.00

    £11.00

  • Cabaret Rosé 2017

    £10.50

    £10.50

    A classic Provencal rose feather-light and elegant, with fresh strawberry and cherry blossom notes.
  • Domaine de L'Arnesque Côtes du Rhône 2014

    Now £9.75

    Was £10.75

    £9.75

  • Le Malbec 2014

    Now £8.78

    Was £9.75

    £8.78

    Like ‘Le Big Mac’, Le Malbec is a French take on a (South) American export and has the subtly and restraint you’d expect from La France.
  • Bougrier Muscadet 2016

    £8.25

    £8.25

  • Semeli Feast White 2016

    Now £8.10

    Was £9.00

    £8.10

    Part of Oddbins Vegan Wine range.
  • Semeli Feast Agiorgitiko 2016

    Now £8.10

    Was £9.00

    £8.10

    The Semeli feast made from the Agiorgitiko grape is a particuarly fruity wine with cherry, berry and cedar flavours.
  • Chianti Sogatia 2016

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This slightly more buxom red is moreishly drinkable, soft and lip-smackingly ripe. The palate is still classic though - with dark cherry and plum.
  • Quinta de Bons Ventos 2016

    £7.25

    £7.50

    Nothing short of a sensation, this little red has been a success story at Oddbins over the past few years, such is its astonishing quality when price is considered. -->
  • Frunza Pinot Noir 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    This red has gorgeous flavours and is almost syrupy in its concentration. Dark, rich and potent, with layers of black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon.
  • Granite Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013

    Now £8.10

    Was £9.00

    £8.10

  • Granite Ridge Chenin Blanc 2014

    Now £7.65

    Was £8.50

    £7.65

  • Marieta Albarino 2017

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Albariño just got interesting - try this semi-dry for ultimate summer drinking
  • Mas las Cabes Rouge 2014

    £11.00

    £11.00

  • Sierra Creek White NV

    Now £5.50

    Was £6.75

    £5.50

  • Picada 15 Malbec 2017

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Aromas of red berries, plums and morello cherries, with soft tannins a subtle hint of violet and vanilla imparted by brief oak ageing.
  • Pinot Grigio Della Rocca 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    A classic, delicate and nuanced classic from Italy. This pinot grigio offers subtle lemon, pear and acacia notes.
  • Aguila Shiraz 2012

    Now £5.85

    Was £6.50

    £5.85

    Dark cherry in colour, with violet hues, Aguila Syrah has aromas of ripe jammy fruits, with liquorice and violets. Firm, balanced and fresh, fruity finish.
  • Domaine Condamine Syrah/Mourvèdre 2016

    Now £7.88

    Was £8.75

    £7.88

    This Syrah/Mourvèdres has mouth-watering fruit purity, balanced out by savoury complexity, decent acidity and smooth tannins.
  • Frunza Pinot Grigio 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    Fresh and flavourful Pinot Grigio, with a moderate yet crisp acidity. Packed with aromas of grapefruit and peach as well as abundant melon and apple character.
  • Saveroni Garganega 2014

    Now £7.01

    Was £8.25

    £7.01

    Feeling reminiscent for that day you discovered a zippy, zesty, chilled glass of Pinot Grigio was just the thing?
  • Poco a Poco! Tempranillo 2015

    Now £7.65

    Was £8.50

    £7.65

    This effortless style of red is refreshing, bright and crisp and little-by-little, Poco-a-poco you are sure to get to love it.

  • Paseo Red 2017

    £6.25

    £6.25

    "So refreshing, it tastes like your first drink after a long cycle in the Algarve, which is ironic, as it’s a Portuguese wine!" - The Herald
  • Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2017

    £8.00

    £8.00

    One of the most sought-after white styles of the moment, the Vinho Verde is floral and spritzy white with citrus flavours and a long finish.
  • La Voliere des Ollieux 2016

    £11.00

    £11.00

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  • Bougrier Muscadet 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Muscadet 2016

    £8.25

    £8.25

    Sometimes in life you just want to keep things simple. Your furniture minimalist, your walls whitewashed, your white...
  • Cabaret Rose 2016

    Cabaret Rosé 2017

    £10.50

    £10.50

    ***Silver at Decanter 2014*** It's one thing to keep passing a business down to your children, it's quite ano...
  • Chianti Sogatia Italy Red Wine

    Chianti Sogatia 2016

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This is an impressively neat little bargain Chianti that's on the bodysome, flavoursome side of this classic Italian ...
  • Frunza Pinot Noir Romanian Red Wine

    Frunza Pinot Noir 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    A Pinot Noir, at this price? From Romania? That's got to be rubbish, hasn't it? Or it's got to come with a catch. We ...
  • Marieta Albarino 2017 Spanish White Wine

    Marieta Albarino 2017

    £10.50

    £10.50

    According to the producers, Marieta is the first semi-dry Albariño ever tasted in the DO Rías Baixas. W...
  • 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...
  • Paseo Red Portugal Red Wine

    Paseo Red 2017

    £6.25

    £6.25

    Like the bit in Beetlejuice when the eponymous, messed-up protagonist puts a spell on his visitors, making them sing ...
  • Picada 15 Malbec 2016 Argentina Red Wine

    Picada 15 Malbec 2017

    £11.00

    £11.00

    A Picada is both the name of a traditional Argentine platter of meat, cheeses and pickled vegetables, but it is also ...
  • Pinot Grigio Della Rocca 2016

    Pinot Grigio Della Rocca 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    Della Rocca: it sounds like a kind of Italian strongman doesn't it? A muscle-clad, moustachioed hunk in silky red sho...
  • Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2016 Portugal Wine

    Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2017

    £8.00

    £8.00

    One of the most sought-after white styles of the moment, Portuguese Vinho Verde is a convention in its own right: one...
  • Quinta de Bons Ventos 2016 Red Wine Portugal

    Quinta de Bons Ventos 2016

    £7.50

    £7.50

    Nothing short of a sensation, this little red wine has been a success story at Oddbins over the past few years, such ...

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