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Refer A Friend

Posted on: April 30, 2020

We have noticed that many of you have been very kindly recommending us to your friends and family. In response to this, we have decided to offer a ‘Recommend A Friend’ scheme. It is really easy. If a friend/family member of yours places an order using this code – QR0KQN7PNEE0 –   they will receive £15 off and free delivery on an order over £100. Once they have placed their order, we will send you a code for exactly the same off your next order. To ensure you receive the discount code, all your friend needs to do is to mention your name in the comments box on their order. Terms and conditions applysee below

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 We LOVE seeing your photographs, stories, comments about our wines on social media. We have extended the WIN A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION till the end of lockdown. The best photo will win a bottle of Champagne so please do not forget to tag us! 
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Terms and Conditions

  • Offer valid only for existing customers recommending new customers.
  • Offer valid till 8th May.
  • The £15 off coupon will only be redeemable on orders over £100.

Classic Whites

Posted on: April 24, 2020

Classic White Grape Varieties…

I’ve lost count of how many white grape varieties I’ve tried. I could however count on my hands how many I regularly drink! Maybe it’s an age thing, maybe my white grape variety experimental phase is over? Wild nights with a bottle of unfortified Palomino Fino are just warm, hazy memories, enjoyed but never to be repeated. Maybe it’s a fear thing, maybe I’ve scared of the unknown, hiding behind a copy of the Daily Mail trembling at the thought of change or “Something different”. Maybe I just know what pleases me? As your mortality is dangled in front of you, why would you waste the time you have risking disappointment?

Whatever it is, it doesn’t bother me anymore because the Classics are Classics for a reason – Like Amazon, always delivering.  Those feelings of missing out have passed, I don’t feel pressured to follow trends or get left questioning my choice of white wine when I see the Young Team struggling through a bottle of Amphora aged, skin contact Hondarrabi Zuri anymore. I’ll smugly sip my boring old Chablis…

Chardonnay

If you tell me you don’t like Chardonnay then forgive me if I give you a quizzical look. If you like white wine then they’ll be a Chardonnay out there that you like, you might just have to try a few. The biggest complaint is about oak. It’s not the early noughties anymore. That over oaked, wood chip style finished at the same time as Friends. Oak is either not used or used in a more subtle way to give the wine texture and weight rather than obvious oak flavours. If oak has never been your thing then Chablis should be your starting point. It’s a wine most have heard of. It’s posh, it’s on offer at Christmas, it must be good? Well, most of it is bog standard and expensive but from the best producers it is a wine that is unique and has no comparable outside the region. Made from Chardonnay and rarely oaked the wines have a unique steely, mineral acidity behind the dry apple and citrus fruit. At their best the wines are exhilarating. Check out this pair.

Seguinot-Bordet Chablis 2018 @ £14.99

Jean Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru ‘Cote de Lechet’ 2013 @ £22.99

Sauvignon Blanc

It’s hard to be super famous, popular and successful without losing your street cred. I guess that’s what happened to Sauvignon Blanc. Back in the day when the first bottles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc found their way into the UK they were the talk of the town, the new kid on the block, everybody wanted a piece of them. Next thing you know, you’re discounted to £3.99 and piled up in a stack the size of a family car in the local supermarket. Your rep destroyed, you’ve gone from Chanel to Primark in the blink of an eye. Luckily there is still plenty of amazing Sauvignon Blanc available and the Loire Valley is the perfect place to find it. Sancerre and Pouilly Fume are the two famous, classic regions and here’s two Chanel quality wines made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc for your enjoyment.

Sancerre Domaine Henry Natter @ £14.99

Pouilly Fume Domaine Sebastien Treuillet @ £12.99

Riesling

For 20 years I’ve heard the world’s wine press telling everyone (Or the few hundred that read the worlds wine press) that Riesling is the wine world’s most underrated grape and that this is it’s year. Everyone’s going to be on it, they’ll be T-Shirts, bumper stickers and children will be named Riesling. It’s never really happened to be honest, not sure why? But this could be Rieslings year! Riesling is one of the most drinkable, electrifying white grape varieties going. Capable of producing age worthy complex wines and dangerously drinkable everyday wines. If I’m being honest, I hope it remains unpopular, it keeps the price down for the likes of me. Please drink Pinot Grigio? Check out these two dry offerings from the legendary Sybille Kunts.

Riesling Sybille Kuntz @ £14.49

Riesling Spatlese Sybille Kuntz @ £23.99

Albarino

I’m putting this in the “Modern Classic” category. Of all the white grape varieties which were not widely available when I first started in the wine trade this is the one for me which has grown in popularity year after year, is capable of producing high quality wine and has the staying power to still be popular in another 20 years times. It even has a cliché tasting note to go with it “Goes with Scottish Seafood”.

Albarino Terra Asorei £9.99

So what about the modern classics?

Fiano, Greco or White Rioja..

If you are the adventurous type and want to be bang on trend whilst bagging a bargain without drinking orange wine or oxidised vanity projects then this is where it’s at….

Fiano Janane @ £8.75

Greco, Janare @ £8.75

Bodegas Bohedal Rioja Blanco Barrel Fermented 2018 @ £10.99

Bordeaux Offer

Posted on: April 22, 2020
What’s the difference between Claret and Bordeaux? Nothing! Claret is just an old fashioned nickname for Bordeaux..

We aspire to making sure we can offer a selection of wines from Bordeaux that would not require you to consult your financial adviser before purchasing!  Some merchants champion ‘Investment’  Bordeaux, which to be frank, has its’ price positioned around what the market dictates.  There is nothing wrong with the outrageously expensive stuff  – we have plenty of that too – but we also thought we would get a few wines that you might just want to drink. Bordeaux remains one of the world’s greatest wine regions and there is still plenty of excellent wine to be had under £40.  



To be honest, we have been completely overwhelmed by the popularity of the mixed cases. The Burgundy Mixed Case was so popular last week, we thought we would HAVE to put together a Bordeaux one. As always it is a great introduction to wines you may have never tried with different styles and areas. We will also happily take suggestions for what our next mixed case should be… 
Go to BORDEAUX MIXED CASE here>>

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Kids TV and Wine?

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Some suggestions to see you through the rest of lockdown…

Kids TV….

In theory, home schooling is a brilliant idea. In practice, it’s been a disaster of epic proportions. Right from the beginning we embraced this education lark with typically misguided enthusiasm. The early warning signs were there as Christine’s pelvic floor was tested to its limit by Joe Wicks and I was reminded that I hadn’t done a burpee since I left high school. We even had a weekly plan written on the IKEA chalk board in textbook middle class fashion just like on Facebook. That, I’m afraid is where the social media comparisons ended and deep hatred for the perfect social media mums kicked in. We all look up to them but soon develop a deep loathing, you know the ones….

Baking? I’m still scraping the chocolate off the ceiling. Gardening? Little precious decided we needed a pond so I now have 2 meter wide half-finished pit with some transformers in it. Sports? The lawn is gubbed, will never recover. Sewing? Nearly ended up in A&E. Foreign language? “What’s hello in French” “Ho hee Ho hee ho” in, to be fair, a pretty decent French accent (B+)

We all promised not to do it, in week one we never admitted it to anyone that it happened but the dirty little secret is out now. We gave up, gave in and told them to watch the bloody TV whilst we got stuck into some continental style lunchtime wine drinking.

Power Rangers

Power Rangers is a full on assault on the senses. 5 immaculate, Disney teen high school kids quickly produce blades that would scare a Glaswegian and in a blaze of hypnotic flashes, jumps, kicks and intense noise (Just noise, lots of NOISE) fight against all sorts of men in really bad costumes. You need something big and strong to quickly numb all your sensory parts. You need: Syrah ‘Wild Boar’ Consolation

Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol is a jumbled mess of a cartoon. An extremely well-financed rescue service operated by puppies (Are there child dog labour laws?) come to the aid of dim witted village idiots who get into all sorts of mishaps. A woman and a chicken feature heavily. You really need some extreme escapism wine to go with this. Something that will whisk your mind to another place. I’d get a happy picture of Lake Garda in my mind and go: Nunzio Ghiraldi Lugana

The Octonauts

Rip roaring underwater adventure with the best theme tune bar none. It’s actually brilliant and educational so acceptable to watch for 6 hours straight. If you can get the kids on this then you can pat yourself on the back and reward yourself with something classy like: Meyer Fonne Cremant d’Alsace

Peppa Pig

Kill me now! Thankfully mine have grown out of this but if you’re knees deep in Peppa my heart goes out to you. If you’re in the early stages of Peppa then you need to shut it down NOW! Shut it down before it takes over. The back rolling laughter and muddy puddles is only funny for 2 episodes max. I love drinking Beaujolais with roast pork so I’d be sipping some of this whilst dreaming of the spit roast. You’ve got to have this: Beaujolais ‘Le Ronsay’ Jean Paul Brun

Go Jetters

The world really needs the Go Jetters right now to sort out Grandmaster Glitch AKA Donald Trump. What would be better than four hooded onesie wearing adventurers, sorting out the world’s environmental issues with a talking unicorn, accompanied by a banging disco theme tune?  You got to go as Organic and natural as possible here. Try: Cotes du Rhone l’Ancienne Ecole

With another official three week lockdown ahead and if it all becomes a bit too much, we have MIXED CASES on our online shop. It takes away all the decision making and lets you sample some treats you would not have tried before.

Joking aside, we hope you all stay safe, stay well and stay at home. We are still offering UK wide delivery, free for orders over £100.

p.s We recommend you always drink responsibly, especially around the kids 😉

Brilliant Burgundy

Posted on: April 16, 2020

Have we mentioned before how much we love Burgundy?
We have some amazing Burgundian wines and like to shout about them now and again. So here we are, going on about them again … !


The Burgundy region of France is where the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape reach their zenith.  The region is a patchwork of appellations and vineyards all with their own unique personalities.  Following a couple of small harvests and a rise in demand, prices have risen and allocations are ever dwindling but we have a few gems in some of the lesser-known regions and from new up and coming wine makers.  We also have an exciting selection from the southern regions of Macon and Vire Clesse where tremendous value can be found, and of course, Chablis which remains as popular and as unique as ever.  


Due to the popularity of our mixed cases, we have put together a classic introductory Mixed Case which showcases the great Burgundy region. Click here for more info>>

BROWSE all of our Mixed Cases


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Easter Update

Posted on: April 8, 2020
Food and Wine Matching

It’s going to be a strange weekend. Plans may have been scuppered, but we have to look at the positives. Expensive, rubbish chocolate will be absent, no traffic queues and no long car journeys. We don’t even have to try and fulfill those holiday expectations! You may discover the true meaning of Easter and wine is still readily available. If ever there was a time of hope, this weekend is it. It’s time to rise again!!!

  • UK WIDE DELIVERY is still available
  • Shipping is FREE to orders over £100 (mainland only)
  • 20% OFF plus free shipping to all NHS workers (full price wines only)

Mixed Cases

Due to an unprecedented demand for Mixed Cases, we have added two more to our website. Mixed Cases are a fantastic way of discovering grapes varieties and styles you wouldn’t normally try. They are also make a fantastic gift or why not host a virtual wine tasting with friends and family? Shop for Mixed Cases HERE>>

Sparkling Wine

Easter is usually a time for socialising but that doesn’t mean you can’t chat to your neighbour across the fence with a glass in hand? Or, if you’re in the country surrounded by fields, toast the local wildlife instead! Our three Cremants are on offer HERE>>


Social Share

Thank you to everyone who have already liked, shared and reposted on our social media channels. We absolutely love seeing the pictures of the wines you have bought from us.  Please keep liking and sharing. 

WIN A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE! 
We are currently running a competition for the best picture posted on social media. Get creative with our wines and don’t forget to tag/mention us in your post. We will announce the winner on Monday 13th April. Get posting over the holiday weekend!

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If you have any questions about deliveries, orders or advice about wines, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us-

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call : 01875595100

UK Wide Delivery

Posted on: April 6, 2020
UK WIDE DELIVERY

Go to our online shop and take a look!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are always happy to help!

e-mail – orders@de-burgh.com

or call – 01875595100

Vinous Easter Treats

Posted on: April 1, 2020
Wines for Easter

When we planned our seasonal photoshoot earlier in the year, none of us predicted that we would all be in lockdown over Easter. Looking at the positives however; we can still eat tasty food and drink delicious wine in our own homes and with some luck, sit in the garden with a few sunny days ahead.

  We have added some extremely tempting favourites to our Spring offer. In addition to this, we will hold the March offer prices until the end of April. We very much hope this brightens up what might be a quieter Easter for us all.



Social Share

Thank you to everyone who have already liked, shared and reposted on our social media channels. We absolutely love seeing the pictures of the wines you have bought from us.  Please keep liking and sharing. 

WIN A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE! 
We are currently running a competition for the best picture posted on social media. Get creative with our wines and don’t forget to tag/mention us in your post. 

@deburghwine FACEBOOK
 @deburghwine INSTAGRAM
@deBurghwines TWITTER


True Heroes Deserve Great Wine Too!

We are still offering 20% off plus free shipping to any full price wine to all NHS workers.

If you are placing orders online, please type in this code – ZPJHQGJ0MF82 – when you get to the checkout. Click on the redeem promo coupon of gift card function. 

One last thing……

Delivery is FREE over £100

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions – 01875 595 100 or e-mail orders@de-burgh.com

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