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  1. Cabalié
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Our most reordered red, a big southern French Grenache with velvety berry fruit and rich herby spic
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  2. The Black Stump Durif Shiraz
    CountryAustralia
    Durif-based blend
    Our No.1 bestseller – a red charged with big, spicy Durif and Shiraz, and packed with velvet fruit
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  3. Hole in the Clouds Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryNew Zealand
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Fabulously fresh, lime and guava-zipped Marlborough Sauvignon - the 2022 vintage is pure refreshment
    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  4. Corsiero Nero Puglia
    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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  5. 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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  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
    Expected back in stock 19 July 2024
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    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  7. Cabalié Blanc
    CountryFrance
    Viognier-based blend
    Rich, rounded, yet crisp southern French white. As delicious as the much-loved red edition
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  8. Château Le Coin Sauvignon Gris
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Gris
    Have you tried Le Coin white? Pure Sauvignon Gris, it's rich and spiced, with lots of citrusy zing
    £13.49 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  9. La Part du Boucher
    CountryFrance
    Red blend
    Super cuvée of all the best snippets of gorgeous velvety wine in one bottle. A cheeky masterpiece
    £13.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  10. 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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  11. 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+
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  12. 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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  13. 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+
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    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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  15. Cabalié Rosé
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Bright berry Cabalié rosé from old-vine Grenache and Syrah grapes. Crisp, subtle fruit and full of c
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  16. Roche Lacour Crémant de Limoux
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay-based blend
    Our No.1 selling vintage fizz, made the same way as top Champagne, but at a fraction of the price
    £12.79 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  17. Queen Bee Viognier
    CountrySouth Africa
    Viognier
    A tropical fruit-filled, South African Viognier from a winery strong on ethics and quality
    £10.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  18. Opi Malbec
    CountryArgentina
    Malbec
    Opi Sadler is called ‘The Magician’ for a reason. Taste his 5-star fruit-filled Malbec to see why
    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  19. Morillon Blanc Jeff Carrel
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Outstanding, top-quality Chardonnay from award-winning winemaker Jeff Carrel. Rich, ripe and complex
    £14.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  20. Domaine de la Bastide Côtes du Rhône
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Lovely generosity of ripe blackberry fruit and richness in this well-balanced 2022 Côtes du Rhône
    Expected back in stock 03 August 2024
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    £11.49 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  21. Sunday Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryNew Zealand
    Sauvignon Blanc
    The latest release of this dazzling, fruity and grassy fresh Sauvignon from a top Marlborough estate
    £12.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  22. Poggio al Lago Ripasso Valpolicella Ripasso
    CountryItaly
    Red blend
    Dense cherry and dark chocolate notes in this superb Ripasso Classico Superiore from Valpolicella 
    £14.49 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé Rosé
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Elegant, berry-fruit pink with delightful freshness from France’s top spot for rosé, Provence
    £10.99 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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