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  1. Champagne Château de Bligny Grande Réserve
    CountryFrance
    Pinot Noir-based blend
    91-point Champagne from an historical jewel in the heart of Côte des Bar. Rich and elegant
    £24.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  2. 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+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  3. East by North East Pinot Grigio
    CountryItaly
    Pinot Grigio
    Fabulous quality Pinot Grigio from the superb Friuli and 100-point winemaker Steffano Chioccioli
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  4. Only 57 left
    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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    Andresen Late Bottled Vintage Port (in gift box)
    CountryPortugal
    Touriga Nacional
    Indulge yourself with a rich and luscious LBV from one of the last remaining family-run port houses
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  6. Château Gigault Cuvée Viva
    CountryFrance
    Merlot-based blend
    An opulent claret, now with 9 years maturity, from an estate offering “tremendous value and quality”
    Expected back in stock 03 August 2024
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    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  7. Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    One of the world's finest rosés from an iconic estate and winemaker. Always utterly ravishing
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £21.00 per bottle
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  8. Invivo Pinot Noir Central Otago
    CountryNew Zealand
    Pinot Noir
    Voluptuous black cherry Pinot Noir from New Zealand’s hallowed area for this grape, Central Otago
    £21.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £23.50 per bottle
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  9. Amancaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon
    CountryArgentina
    Red blend
    Rich 93pt Malbec Cabernet from a joint project of Château Lafite and Argentina’s Nicolás Catena
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  10. Domaine Michel Thomas Rosé Sancerre
    CountryFrance
    Pinot Noir
    The epitome of fine rosé – pink Sancerre with crisp berry, citrus fruit from a great family estate
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  11. Réserve Champalou Vouvray
    CountryFrance
    Chenin Blanc
    Supreme purity of fruit and incisice freshness – crisp Vouvray from a highly awarded family estate
    £16.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  12. Château du Tertre Belair
    CountryFrance
    Merlot-based blend
    Ripe supple fruit and earthy richness in this young claret from Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
    £15.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £17.99 per bottle
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  13. Château La Clarière
    CountryFrance
    Merlot-based blend
    Outstanding vintage, Gold-medal claret from the Laithwaite family's Castillon estate. Silky and rich
    £24.30 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £27.00 per bottle
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  14. Il Papavero 2.25 litre Wine Box
    CountryItaly
    Red blend
    Silky red fruit charm – Italy’s original ‘poppy wine’. Equivalent to £5.33 a bottle in a wine box
    £16.00 per bottle£26.00
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  15. Pagos de Tahola Gran Reserva Rioja
    CountrySpain
    Tempranillo
    Top-drawer, old-vine Gran Reserva from a family estate – beautifully mature, mellow and complex
    £18.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £22.00 per bottle
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  16. Hunter's Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryNew Zealand
    Sauvignon Blanc
    One of the finest Sauvignons of New Zealand - a regular Gold-medal winner from top winery, Hunter's
    £16.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Black Saint Peter Zinfandel Reserve
    CountryUnited States
    Zinfandel
    Black Saint Peter Reserve – an even more powerful, velvety edition of the original Zin red
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £22.00 per bottle
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    Altos de la Guardia Crianza Rioja
    CountrySpain
    Tempranillo
    Rare, mellow and deliciously complex Crianza Rioja from the hand of Altos winemaker, Jean-Marc
    £16.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £18.99 per bottle
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  19. Villa Broglia Gavi di Gavi
    CountryItaly
    Cortese
    Villa Broglia is a bright star in Gavi in brilliant form with this crisp, citrusy, Double-Gold 2022
    £16.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  20. HJ Fabre Barrel Selection Patagonia Malbec
    CountryArgentina
    Malbec
    Impressively rich, elegant and satin-smooth, a Malbec masterclass from very beautiful Patagonia
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  21. Champagne Charles de Cazanove Brut
    CountryFrance
    White blend
    A fine celebration Champagne. Great fruit finesse, brioche notes and gentle bubbles
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £28.99 per bottle
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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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