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  1. Clarendelle Bordeaux Inspired by Haut-Brion
    CountryFrance
    Merlot-based blend
    From the owners of Château Haut-Brion, this is a 91-point, top-vintage Bordeaux with 5-Star pedigree
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Château Les Grands Maréchaux
    CountryFrance
    Merlot-based blend
    One of our perennial claret favourites, Blaye’s Les Grands Maréchaux 2016 is on top, 93-point form
    £15.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  3. Only 2 left
    Stellenrust Heritage Collection Chenin Blanc
    CountrySouth Africa
    Chenin Blanc
    From an outstanding Stellenbosch estate, intensely citrusy Chenin Blanc packed with ripe fruit
    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £13.99 per bottle
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  4. Château Le Coin Bordeaux
    CountryFrance
    Merlot
    Our bestselling Bordeaux from Ludovic Roussillon at his small family estate – rich, velvety fruit
    £13.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  5. The Huguenot Chenin Blanc
    CountrySouth Africa
    Chenin Blanc
    Bright Chenin from a top Franschhoek cellar - the wine that sparked customers love for Cape whites
    £11.49 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £12.99 per bottle
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  6. Rex Mundi Shiraz Grenache
    CountryFrance
    Shiraz-based blend
    Black as sin, seductive and velvety, Rex Mundi will tempt you with its gorgeous, ripe fruit
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Long Live The King Cabernet Sauvignon
    CountryAustralia
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Intense cassis and mint-scented red – classic, rich Cabernet flavours with appealing Aussie ripeness
    £7.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  8. The Silver Route Old Vine Tempranillo Syrah
    CountrySpain
    Tempranillo
    Spain’s silky, berry-rich Tempranillo gets a splash of spicy Syrah in this tasty, smooth red
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  9. RedHeads The Red Sedan Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
    CountryAustralia
    Cabernet-based blend
    Full-throttle flavour in this smooth, ripe Cab Shiraz made by the talented Aussie RedHeads
    £8.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £9.99 per bottle
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  10. Domaine Servin Chablis Les Pargues
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Premier Cru quality at a village price. Intensely flavoured Chablis with hints of peach and hay
    £18.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £21.00 per bottle
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  11. Brezza Bianca Spumante Prosecco
    CountryItaly
    Glera
    Effervescent fizz with a refreshing lemon zip make this Spumante Prosecco pure pleasure
    £6.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £9.99 per bottle
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  12. Caroso Montepulciano Riserva
    CountryItaly
    Montepulciano
    Mature, barrel-aged Italian red – a rare Montepulciano Riserva from the beautiful Abruzzo
    £11.49 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £13.99 per bottle
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    Iron Maiden Darkest Red
    CountryPortugal
    Red blend
    Run to the hills! Iron Maiden’s debut wine is absolutely rocking – a beast of a Black Red!
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £12.99 per bottle
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  14. Amoras Rosado
    CountryPortugal
    Castelão-based blend
    Ripe berry fruit and citrusy zip in this delightful pink from a highly awarded family estate
    £10.49 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £11.99 per bottle
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  15. Lime Leaf Verdejo
    CountrySpain
    Verdejo
    Thoroughly exhilarating, modern Spanish white with deliciously refreshing lemon and lime zip
    £8.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £9.99 per bottle
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  16. RedHeads Coco Rôtie
    CountryAustralia
    Syrah
    Two Golds and a Trophy for this fabulous Shiraz from the ultra-eco RedHeads winery in the Barossa
    £14.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £16.99 per bottle
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  17. Il Poeta Barolo
    CountryItaly
    Nebbiolo
    Well-priced Barolo, Piedmont's top wine, from a 5-Star classic vintage that will age well
    £26.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £29.00 per bottle
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  18. Il Papavero
    CountryItaly
    Red blend
    Juicy, charming and easy going – Italy's original 'poppy red' is on delicious form
    £9.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £10.99 per bottle
    £6.99 a bottle when added to the Il Papavero Showcase
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    Polkura Syrah
    CountryChile
    Syrah
    With its rich, glossy palate of smoky black fruit, this is gorgeous Chilean Syrah at its silky best
    £18.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £21.99 per bottle
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  20. La Folie de Pierre Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Classic Sauvignon Blanc with crisp, appetising, stony lemon fruit from the cool climate Loire Valley
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  21. Von Reben Riesling
    CountryGermany
    Riesling
    Discover just how exhileratingly crisp German dry whites can be with this green-apple-fresh Riesling
    £9.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  22. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryNew Zealand
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Marlborough’s best-known Sauvignon Blanc, for good reason, particularly fine and delicious in 2023
    £25.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
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Wine FAQs
What is wine?

By definition, wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grape juice – but in cultural terms, it is so much more than that.

Made and enjoyed by humankind for 1,000s of years, wine has been celebrated in art and literature, has formed a central part in religious rituals (from ancient times to the modern day) and has been a social catalyst at dinner parties and gathering of all kinds.  

It’s hard to define, but there’s something special about wine that makes it stand apart from other drinks. A glass of wine adds a little magic to special meal, a romantic occasion, or a well-earned moment of relaxation at the end of the week.  

And perhaps most importantly, wine is about people. The joy of discovering a new wine style, a new grape, or a must-taste bottle and sharing it with those that matter most.  

We hope you’ll find something special on our website today.

How is wine made?

The process of making wine from grapes can be broken down into five simple stages:

  • Harvesting – to make good wine it’s essential to harvest the grapes at the peak of ripeness. Quality producers then carefully sort the grapes, using only the healthiest fruit to make their wines.

  • Pressing – next the grapes are pressed to extract the juice. For white and rosé grapes, pressing is done very gently, to ensure only the purest juice is extracted.

  • Fermentation – the grape juice is then fermented to turn the sugars into alcohol. Red wines are fermented on the grape skins to extract colour and tannins (which give the wine structure). Rosé wines are fermented briefly on their skins, to extract just a little colour. Fermentation may take place in stainless steel tanks, oak barrels or even concrete ‘eggs’ – depending on the required style.

  • Maturation – once the wine has finished fermenting it will be left to clear, and then either bottled or put into barrel for maturation. Oak ageing allows wines to mature and take on secondary flavours such as cigar box notes or vanilla.

  • Bottling – the final stage is bottling. Once it has been bottled, the wine may be released almost immediately (if it’s a fresh Sauvignon Blanc for example) or cellared for years until it is perfectly matured (like a Reserva Rioja).

This is just a snapshot of how wine is made. Individual styles – such as white Burgundy, Champagne or Cru Classé Bordeaux – all have their own unique processes. And that, of course, is all part of what makes wine such a magical beverage to explore.


What types of wine are there?

At first sight, it may seem that there is a dizzying array of wine styles to choose from. Even just looking at the world’s biggest wine producing countries (including France, Italy, Spain, Chile, and Australia) there are 100s of winemaking regions, each with their own unique winemaking traditions – and 1,000s of grape varieties.
Thankfully, wine types can be understood by looking at a small number of categories. The three main still wine styles are:


Red wines

Red wines are made from red grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Tempranillo. They get their colour from the grape skins, and as a result have more tannin than whites – giving them more structure and in some cases enabling them to age. Famous red wines include Chianti (Italy), Rioja (Spain) and Bordeaux (France). 


White wines

White wines are made from white grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. White wines tend to be fermented without skin contact and tend to be fresh, zippy and often aromatic. There are exceptions of course (see below). Famous white wines include Soave (Italy), Albariño (Spain) and Chablis (France). 


Rosé wines

Rosé or pink wines are usually made from red grapes such as Grenache, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Most rosés are fermented with minimal skin contact – just enough to give them that lovely pink hue. France’s Provence is one of the most famous regions for rosé but they are made in almost every wine producing region.


Other styles of wine include sweet wines (or dessert wines), fortified wines (such as Port and Sherry) and sparkling wines (such as Champagne, Cava and Prosecco).

What are the most popular white wines?

Although there are 1,000s of white wine styles to choose from, a small number enjoy huge popularity among wine fans. The top white wines among our customers are:

Sauvignon Blanc  – originally from France, this zippy aromatic white is now made in nearly every winegrowing country. Some of the most popular Sauvignons in our range come from New Zealand, France and South Africa ·     

Pinot Grigio – with its easy-going pear and apple fruit, Pinot Grigio is a wonderfully social white wine. It’s originally from northern Italy, but it’s also grown in France and New Zealand, where it’s known as Pinot Gris. ·     

Chardonnay – one of the world’s most versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay originates from Burgundy, home to highly sought-after fine whites. Delicious and well-priced examples can be found in Australia, Southern France and South Africa. 

What are the most popular red wines?

With so many red wines to choose from, it can be tricky knowing where to start. Here are the most popular red wines:

  • Merlot – loved for its soft, juicy, easy-going fruit, Merlot is one of the world’s best loved red grapes. It’s originally from France, where it’s found in the fine reds of Bordeaux. But great value examples can be found in Chile, Australia, Southern France and beyond.     
  • Shiraz – also known as Syrah, this popular red grape makes juicy, spicy bramble fruit reds. It’s originally from the Rhône, but has been widely adopted by Australia as its flagship red. You’ll find it as part of the blend in our No.1 bestselling red of all time – The Black Stump.   
  • Malbec – this popular red grape was practically unheard of until the world woke up to the fantastic quality coming out of Argentina. It’s big, rich, smoky flavours make it the perfect barbecue red. Our biggest selling Malbec, Opi, has been a firm customer favourite for years..
How many glasses are in a bottle of wine?

If you’re planning a dinner party you’ll want to make sure you have enough wine for your guests. And for that you’ll need to know how many glasses you’ll get per bottle. Here’s the answer. A standard bottle of wine contains 750 ml of wine, so that makes:     

  • Six small glasses (125ml)   
  • Four medium glasses (175ml)
  • Three large glasses (250ml)

For a magnum – simply double the number of glasses. We hope that helps!

How long does red or white wine last once opened?

We get it – it happens. You don’t always finish a bottle of wine the same day it’s opened. So how long will a bottle of wine last once you’ve removed the screwcap or uncorked it?

How long does red wine last once opened?

A red wine will keep well for about five days if properly stored. For best results replace the cork or screwcap as soon as possible and keep it in a cool place, away from light. You can also store red wine in the fridge. This way, it’ll keep for up to seven days. But remember – let it warm up a little before drinking.

How long does white wine last once opened?

As a general rule, white wine doesn’t keep quite as long as red – about three to four days. Replace the cork (or screwcap) and keep it the fridge for best results.

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