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Love a glass of red wine? Then look no further! Whether you want fresh and juicy Beaujolais, big and powerful Shiraz or famously elegant Pinot Noir from the world’s fine wine hotspots, you’re sure to find a red wine to suit your taste and budget from our award-winning cellars.

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  1. The Black Stump Durif Shiraz
    CountryAustralia
    Durif-based blend
    Our No.1 bestseller – a red charged with big, spicy Durif and Shiraz, packed with velvet fruit
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  2. Cabalié Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Gold-medal ‘Big Bro’ to bestseller Cabalié, more punch and power from concentrated old-vine fruit
    £10.99 per bottle when you add 24+
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  3. Pillastro Primitivo
    CountryItaly
    Primitivo
    The spicy, velvety fruit of southern Italy's prized Primitivo in this much-loved customer favourite
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  4. No.1 Smash Hits Reds
    SAVE up to £106 on No.1 Smash Hit reds that customers love the most
    £119.88 £161.88
    1 case (12 bottles) - £9.99 per bottle
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    £215.76£323.76
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  5. Finca Libertad Tinto
    CountrySpain
    Tempranillo
    From the bodega behind our best-selling Barón de Barbón Rioja, a supple, silky-fruit Tempranillo
    £6.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  6. Aluado Alicante Bouschet
    CountryPortugal
    Alicante Bouschet
    Once a crazy idea, now a 5-star favourite. a rich, velvety Portuguese red from a top winemaker
    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Cabalié
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Our most reordered red, a big southern French Grenache with velvety berry fruit and rich herby spice
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  8. Cabalié
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Our most reordered red, a big southern French Grenache with velvety berry fruit and rich herby spic
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  9. 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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  10. Bartolomeo Lorenzi Rosso Veronese
    CountryItaly
    Corvina-based blend
    Dark cherry and mocha red, topped up with a dash of Amarone from Italy’s 2019 ‘Winery of the Year’
    £9.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  11. Australian Reds Mix
    Gorgeously rich Aussie reds from favourite family cellars
    £95.88 £159.88
    1 case (12 bottles) - £7.99 per bottle
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  12. McPherson The Full Fifteen
    CountryAustralia
    Cabernet-based blend
    From a master winemaker, this is a full-flavoured Aussie red, packed with spice and ripe fruit
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  13. Barón de Barbón Oak Aged Rioja
    CountrySpain
    Tempranillo
    Meet our No.1 bestselling Rioja of all time, brimming with fruit and layered with toasty vanilla oak
    Expected back in stock 23 February 2024
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    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  14. Corsiero Nero
    CountryItaly
    Nero di Troia
    The dark horse of Puglian wine, full of southern warmth and packed with velvety, spiced black fruit
    £12.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  15. Uncle Zin
    CountryItaly
    Zinfandel
    Rich, rewarding Zinfandel, aka Primitivo, in this big, spicy, Amarone-style red from southern Italy
    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  16. Vinha do Fava Touriga Nacional
    CountryPortugal
    Touriga Nacional
    Portugal’s pride and joy grape, barrel-aged to smooth perfection in this luscious big red
    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Dark Corner Durif Shiraz
    CountryAustralia
    Durif-based blend
    Weighty Aussie red, charged with fruit in this spice-packed Durif Shiraz. Lipsmackingly tasty
    £11.49 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    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+
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  19. w/o Organic Frappato
    CountryItaly
    Frappato
    Wine without compromise from grape to glass, a light Frappato red, brimful of bright, juicy fruits
    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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Wine FAQS
How is red wine made?

As with all wine, the process of making red wine begins by harvesting red grapes (which also includes grapes described as ‘purple’ or ‘black’), which winemakers then crush to extract the juice, add yeast and leave to ferment. The choice of grape plays a big role in the overall flavour and character of the wine – as does the climate and soil where the grapes are grown.

The same is true with most types of wine, but what’s unique to red wine is that winemakers leave the grape skins to soak during fermentation. This is what produces the characteristic red colour, and it also contributes to the wine’s flavour and tannin structure. The skins can be left to soak for anywhere from a few days to a few months. The longer they soak, the darker the wine and the more intense its flavours.

After fermenting, red wine may be aged in an oak barrel or a bottle. Again, how and for how long a red wine is aged will shape the wine’s flavours, aromas, and colour.

All this means that red wine comes in a wide range of styles, from light and fruity to dark and full-bodied.

What are the types and styles of red wine?

Red wines come in an array of styles, flavours, and textures, each offering a unique flavour. Some of the most popular red wines are:

Cabernet Franc – with its medium body, this wine is full of ripe, lively red fruit flavours.

Cabernet Sauvignon – a full-bodied red, known for its high tannins and robust black fruit flavours.

Malbec – full-bodied and firm, Malbec offers tart, dark fruit flavours.

Merlot – this medium-bodied, fruity red wine is known for its soft texture and smooth finish.

Grenache – a plush, medium-bodied wine that’s brimming with bright red fruit and citrus aromas.

Pinot Noir – a light-bodied wine celebrated for its bright acidity, silky red fruit and earthy undertones.

Syrah Shiraz – jammy, rich and bold, this wine has complex layers of earthy notes and dark fruit flavours.

Zinfandel – this medium-bodied, easy-drinking wine is full of juicy fruit flavours.

What is dry red wine?

Red wine is described as 'dry' when almost no residual sugar is left after fermentation. All wines are left to ferment – this is how they get their alcohol. But the longer the grapes are left to ferment, the more of the grape’s natural sugars are converted into alcohol.

As a result, dry red wines lack the sweetness that you might find in other types of wine. They also contain a higher alcohol percentage – between 13.5–15% ABV – which creates a denser flavour and more pronounced texture. Some popular dry red wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Tempranillo.

What is sweet red wine?

Red wine is described as 'sweet' when high levels of residual sugar remain after the grape juice ferments. This is a deliberate strategy because the sugar gives it its characteristic sweet flavour. The shorter fermentation period also means that there is less time for the sugar to convert into alcohol. As such, sweet red wines tend to have lower levels of alcohol – usually less than 10% ABV.

How should I serve red wine?

Most red wines should be served slightly below room temperature. This helps to preserve the balance and complexity of flavours, and it highlights the wine’s unique characteristics. Lighter and more delicate red wines, such as Pinot Noir and Beaujolais, typically benefit from a slightly cooler temperature (around 12–15°C), to preserve their subtle flavours and aromas.

By contrast, fortified wines like Port and Madeira are often enjoyed at warmer temperatures, around 18–20°C, to enhance their richness and complexity.

You might also consider decanting your wine before serving. This process aerates the wine, releasing its aromas and softening its tannins. Decanting is especially helpful for robust and tannic wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux, which can benefit from two or three hours to breathe. Medium-bodied wines, such as Merlot and Chianti, require a shorter decanting time – one or two hours will do – while lighter and older wines might only need 30 minutes or so.

For glassware, opt for red wine glasses with larger bowls and wider rims, which allow more oxygen in and concentrate the wine’s flavours. Fortified wines, like Port and Sherry, have their own glasses, which are much smaller.

Learn more about wine serving temperatures. 

How should I store red wine?

Red wines are best stored in a cool, dry space with a consistent temperature. If it has a cork, keep it on its side. Also avoid placing the bottle anywhere where it will receive direct sunlight because it can turn the wine sour.


How long does red wine last after opening?

Once a bottle is opened, red wine keeps its flavour for about three to five days. This applies to both corked and screw-top wines, so there’s no need for this to influence your purchasing decisions. To maintain the quality of the wine, ensure the bottle is sealed tightly and stored in a cool place.

Read our tips to improve the lifespan of your wine.

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