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Posted on: February 24, 2021
Hidden Gems - Wines Often Ooverlooked
Wines Often Overlooked

Cahors L’Envol du Prince’ Domaine du Prince 2017 

My first memory of Cahors was of a rough wine with loads of tannins and little fruit – a joyless experience which dominated the reason why, until recently, I have steered away from drinking it.   Enter Domaine du Prince.  Clearly wine making has moved on in the last 30 years in this rustic part of France.  
This is brilliant MALBEC, it is rich but not over ripe with super glossy dark fruit,  the tannins are soft and silky, and there is a swipe of classy oak in the finish. Faith restored…

TARQUIN DE BURGH – M.D


Mas Cristine Cotes du Roussillon Rouge 2018

 Many things are beyond my comprehension – Brexit, Love Island, people’s enormous appetite for expensive branded coffee, but right at the top of my list is why we don’t sell loads more Mas Cristine Rouge. I can only surmise that it is a wine from an unfashionable region and an area of France that is more famous for producing cheap wines. The label is simple, there is no picture to grab your attention or lure you into a happier lifestyle but this is high-quality wine for under £15.
It should not be looked at as an expensive Roussillon wine but as a very cheap Rhone Valley wine. It is soft, juicy, spicy, and packed with bramble fruit. It has all the taste characteristics which customers always ask for but find in other wines. It is great value and extremely enjoyable for cold nights or served with grilled meat.


WILL NICOLSON – DIRECTOR


Gemischter Satz, Ingrid Groiss 2019 


This rather wacky concoction is an Austrian speciality. A ‘field blend’ that consists of 18 different varietals all grown together in one vineyard, this Gemischter Satz from Ingrid Groiss reminds me of Van Morrison’s band at Montreaux in 1980- loose and tight at the same time, funky and fun but still precise and finely tuned. Like that disparate collection of musicians, this assembled multitude gives us a cornucopia of tones and flavours, most predominantly citrus and stone fruit, with a crisp dry close that lingers long in the finish.


ROSS MCKENZIE – OFFICE/WAREHOUSE MANAGER


Sybille Kuntz Orange Riesling 2019 


 Not all orange wines are made equal, quality is an issue.  Good value ones are pretty rare.  This biodynamic Riesling from Sybille Kuntz is a great place to start and a firm favourite at home.  This is bone dry, with a slight haze (it’s unfiltered).  It smells like french apricot jam and pressed apple juice and tastes the same but has tea-like tannins from the extended skin contact.  I think it’s amazing just for a little glass after work, but am imagining a world where I also have a delicious plate of roast pork or perhaps a schnitzel to do it justice.


FIONA HOLT – ACCOUNTS


Coteaux du Giennois Rouge, Domaine Sebastien Treuillet 2019


 My first ever wine trip was to the Loire Valley 18 years ago, and I’ve been smitten with the region and its wines ever since. Cabernet Franc from Chinon or Bourgeuil is widely known to be the jewel in Loire’s red-producing crown but often overlooked, is the small appellation of Coteaux du Giennois, north of Pouilly Fume. Reds from here are made from Pinot Noir and Gamay. We already loved Sebastien’s Pouilly Fume, but we were really excited to try this heady yet juicy red, which was a lovely surprise when he sent us a sample. The aromatic fruit of the Pinot Noir is enhanced by Gamay’s gusto and the crushed red fruit and dark cherry flavours are complemented with wonderful structure and finesse. Perfect for Sunday lunch, charcuterie, or socially distanced drinks in the garden. 


CHRISTINE NICOLSON – MARKETING


Discover Rioja

Posted on: February 17, 2021
Bodegas Bohedal serves with Lamb
Rioja

Our Rioja Producer Guide

I’m guessing that if you’re reading this (Hi Mum!) then you are no stranger to Rioja and have sampled a glass or two of this classic Spanish wine over the years. Everyone knows and loves Rioja. It’s the comfy chair of the wine world, the default choice for many, it rarely lets you down and best of all, it’s pronounceable. Rioja has been loved by Brits for decades and I doubt even Boris’s Brexit fiasco (“Switch the comments section off Tarquin, it’s got political, it’s going to kick off!”) will slow its flow into the UK.

Our current Rioja offer is all about showcasing the different producers we work with. Rioja is a big region that produces a lot of wine at often wildly different price points and in numerous styles. One of the big disadvantages of having such a strong brand like “Rioja” is that some of the finer details around the producer, grape variety, and sub-regions can get lost.

It can be easy to see the word Rioja and see it as a guarantee of quality or style but it is only a guarantee of the region of origin and quality can vary. Let me introduce you to our producers and the key points that differentiate them.

Bodegas Aldonia

Brothers Ivan & Mario Santos farm 16 hectares west of Logrono. Their wines are dominated by the Garnacha grape variety rather than the traditional Tempranillo. They own a large amount of old bush vine Garnacha, many of which are located in higher mountain vineyards. You will not find the traditional age statements of Crianza, Reserva, or Gran Reserva on their bottles.

They age the wines for less time than the regulators require and so are not permitted to use them. The result is softer, fruitier wines with freshness and lighter oak flavours which do not mask the wine’s terroir. Find out more here

Bodegas Bohedal

Like Bodegas Aldonia, Bohedal also own their own vineyards and do not buy grapes from all over the Rioja region. They are located west of Aldonia, 10km outside of Haro. This is still in the Rioja Alta sub-region but the climate is more influenced by the Atlantic here which helps cool the vineyards and alcohol levels.

Unlike Aldonia, these wines are aged the required length of time to be classified as Crianza and Reserva but the key to Bohedal’s style is their choice of oak. Traditionally American oak which gave sweet, soft flavours were used but increasingly, in the search for more modern styles, French oak has been used which gives bigger, glossy, and pronounced oak flavours. Bohedal uses a combination of both along with Romanian oak. This mixture gives the wines their distinctive oak flavour but it is far more controlled and elegant and in perfect balance with the fruit. Find out more here.

Marques de Murrieta

Murrieta are Rioja aristocracy. Luciano Murrieta started to produce wines Rioja in the 1850’s and was the first person to establish a Bordeaux style Chateau with surrounding vineyards. The estate is like a Bond lair now with underground trains, restaurants, museums, and rebuilt sandstone castle. It also has the best sitting room in the world.

Murrieta stands out for me for two reasons. Firstly, they produce the iconic Castillo Ygay from a single vineyard situated on a plateau with a superb terroir. It’s expensive but with ageing one of the greatest wines of Rioja. Secondly, they prove fine wine is affordable. Others may disagree but to be able to buy a wine of this quality, with this amount of age for under £20 is pretty remarkable. It shows the strength of Rioja and the region’s ability to offer amazing value for the customer. Find out more here.

Contino

Contino takes Murrieta’s Bordeaux Chateau one step further and is Rioja’s first single estate Rioja producer. All their wines are made from grapes grown on the 62ha estate northwest of Logrono. This was a pioneering move in the 1970s and brings the idea of regions and terroir to Rioja.

It was not until 2017 that Rioja adopted a system of regional identification on their labels and is still very much in its infancy but in the coming years expect to see more sub-regions of Rioja mentioned (#moretolearn). Contino, like Murrieta, is one of the benchmark wines of Rioja and a real joy to drink.

CVNE Imperial

CVNE is a massive operation in Rioja and Imperial is their flagship brand. Like Murrieta they prove that you can be big and still produce remarkable wine. Imperial Reserva is an icon and shows just how good wine can be at around £20 a bottle. For me, it sums up Rioja. Approachable, affordable, and drinkable!

The Haggis

Posted on: January 22, 2021
The Haggis.
There’s more to Scotland than Haggis

It is hard to explain to non-Scots, just how “pure dead brilliant” it is to be Scottish. We sell the world an image of breath-taking landscapes, world-class golf courses, castles, lochs, glens, stags, tartan, Whisky, and a promise of four seasons in one day. We have always been a nation with so much to offer and one that has contributed more than its fair share to the modern world. It is easy to see why people want to visit, why people fall in love with Scotland, and are captivated by the people, the characters, the humour and the history of this small nation. Everybody knows the picture-postcard Scotland but you see, for me, it’s the small things that are so Scottish, you wouldn’t understand how Scottish they are unless you were a Scot. This is no truer than when we look at our wildlife.

No other nation in the world would have a fictional single horned flying horse as its national animal? Of course the mighty Welsh have a dragon. Granted it is fictional, but dragons are cool and powerful rather than decoration for a five year old’s pencil case. You would be forgiven for thinking that we ended up with the unicorn as our national animal due to a vote that was hijacked by far too many tipsy comedians on a Friday night, but this is a creature with magical powers; it symbolises hope, love, strength, magic, and selflessness, and it is not afraid to wear glitter and a pink tutu. You couldn’t ask for a better national animal unless you made it up…

We also created an entire tourist industry around a made-up monster in a Loch in the Highlands. I’d love to have been at the Highland tourist board meeting in the early 1930’s when they came up with that one. They must have been rolling around the floor in stiches when everyone descended on Loch Ness to catch a glimpse of the famous Nessie. A cost free tourist attraction with zero running costs that brings millions into the economy. A Scot’s dream!

Then there is the Haggis. The wild nocturnal six legged, hairy rodent that has longer legs on one side to help it run around mountains at breakneck speed. The best tasting haggis is wild and five years of age. Not that anyone would dare try to farm them anymore after the West Fields Farm incident in 1976. We leant then that the haggis should never be kept in captivity. Brave souls need to complete a six year specialist training course before a haggis hunting permit is granted. The end of the hunting season coincides perfectly with Burns night which is fortunate because the famed bard wrote a poem about his favourite animal which is traditionally recited before the knife is plunged in.

Here is good article in the Scotsman about the Scot’s fascination with Haggis.

Anyway, what to drink with haggis… I caught up with Angus and his dad Archie Ferguson, one of the lucky survivors of the West Fields Farm incident to talk about what to drink with haggis. Archie is a traditionalist and has Whisky, lots of Whisky. Angus and I settled on the wines below and decided that fuller bodied reds with low tannins and a little spice work really well. Juicy, sweet fruited reds work really well with the texture of haggis along with reds with earthy, natural aromas are perfect.

Nero d’Avola Terra Firma, Sicily, Italy – £8.99

Barbera ‘Terra’ Walter Massa, Piedmont, Italy – £9.99

Cotes du Rhone Domaine l’Ancienne Ecole – £9.99

Chateau Musar Jeune Red, Lebanon @ £11.99

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Rouilleres’ Frederic Mabileau, Loire Valley – £13.99

Carignan ‘Red Socks’ Consolation Cotes Catalanes, France – £15.99

Festive Food and Wine

Posted on: December 16, 2020

 The festive season is all about flavour. Turkey with rich sauces and all the trimmings, meaty steak pie for New Year or slow-cooked game; without question, for us anyway, they are all enhanced by a delicious glass of wine. Here are some food and wine combinations that we know will make you smile and go back for more! Take a look at our quick guide to our very best festive food and wine pairings.


What to drink with Turkey

The Turkey may be the star of the show but the trimmings make it all come together. With that in mind, when choosing a wine to pair with Roast Turkey or perhaps Pheasant and Goose, it is always good to pick a wine with low tannins and more savoury, earthy notes to pair with the gamey meats. You need lots of red fruit flavours to highlight the cranberry sauce, which would also bring out the sweetness in the roasted vegetables and the meatiness in the pigs in blankets.

  • Pinot Noir from Burgundy is a classic choice and Tupinier Bautista’s En Sazenay oozes luxury with its supple velvety tannins.
  • Domaine de la Madone Fleurie is a heady wine made from Gamay. It has a fine structure and soft, expressive red fruits like cherry and wild strawberry.
  • For white lovers, roasted white meats are delicious with Chardonnay. We would suggest Saint Veran Domaine de la Croix Senaillet, which is a truly magnificent example of Maconnais Chardonnay.  It is a fleshy wine with vibrant lemon notes, apple and floral aromas, and all-around a fresh mineral finish.
What to drink Roast Beef

A joint of Beef is a fantastic alternative to Turkey and is popular due to its intensity of flavour. To match up to that rich meatiness, you will need a red wine with firm tannins, plenty of structure, dark fruits, and body. It needs to have a bit of oomph!

  • The classic choice would be a Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bordeaux.  La Legende de Fonreaud is a lovely, approachable wine with ripe cassis fruit, firm tannins, and spicy notes. Graphite notes come through on the pallet which is long and laded with black fruit, damson, and exotic spiciness. Elegant and fantastic value for money. 
  • If you want big and bold, look no further than Wild Boar Syrah from Consolation. It is a full-bodied, modern, lush style of Syrah with warm dark fruit flavours of damson and blackberry. Powerful on the pallet, yet fresh on the finish with savoury notes, hints of chocolate and sweet spice. 
  • Natural wine fans will love Domaine Sainte Croix Magneric, which is a powerful yet elegant red, reminiscent of Chateauneuf-du-pape. It is a full-bodied blend of Old Vine Carignan, Old Vine Grenache, and Syrah along with a splash of Mourvedre. It is packed with cassis and redcurrant fruit, black olive, fig, raspberry, and pepper spice.

What to drink with Salmon

As a general rule, rich oily fish such as Salmon need to be paired with full-bodied whites. However, if you really prefer a red, then you can easily pair Salmon with a light low tannin red wine like Pinot Noir or Rose. We love rich white wines such as Chardonnay, Viognier, or Roussanne. If you are serving other seafood, then lighter crisp whites like Pouilly Fume or Albarino would be perfect. 

  • Viognier ‘Pied de la Rue’ Domaine de la Madone is the first Viognier to be made in Fleurie. Aged in barrel for 6 months this is an exceptional wine and a truly remarkable expression of the Viognier grape. It is a full-bodied white with bright stone fruit and textured honey notes that keep developing in the glass.
  • Consolation ‘Juliette’ is a benchmark example of the excellent and overlooked Roussanne grape. The grapes are picked super ripe and handled reductively to retain varietal aromas and freshness, then barrel fermented in oak barrels. There is a honeyed note to the stone fruit aromas in this wine, with peach and nectarine, but overlaid by soft cashew and delicate herbs and spices. It is a full-bodied, dry, and textured wine that is delicious with roast chicken.
  • Sebastien Treuillet’s Pouilly Fume is a wonderful example of the classic dry, flinty Sauvignon Blanc based wine. It has great depth and a tangy mineral complexity which is wrapped around the zippy green fruit. It’s the perfect wine to partner with Scottish seafood.
What to drink with a Baked Ham

A glazed baked ham is a thing of joy. Recipes do vary widely but if you are serving your ham with a sweet glaze, then you need something to cut through the sweetness and counteract the saltiness of the meat. White wine would usually be recommended here but a medium-bodied red with juicy fruit would be perfect. We suggest one of our new Italian reds from Romitorio. 

  • Chianti Colli Senesi by Castello Romitorio is a charming modern classic made from 100% Sangiovese. It has a haunting balance between the bright red currant and Morello cherry fruits and the earthy oak flavours which bring a dark spicy complexity to the wine. There is a great depth to this wine behind the very fresh and elegant flavours.
  • For a white why not try a Pinot Gris. Meyer Fonne’s Pinot Gris Reserve would blow your average Pinot Grigio out of the water. Half of the grapes for this wine originate from the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru vineyard which gives real finesse and delivers intense aromas of ripe stone fruits, touches of honey, lime, smoky hints, and a fresh minerality. 
  • Sybille Kuntz’s Riesling Spatlese is a complex and brilliant wine and an amazing advert for Mosel Riesling. The wine has fantastic texture and richness on the palate which is fleshy and intensely flavoured with green fruits, nectarine and honeysuckle. It is elegant, sophisticated and a joy to drink.
What to have with Vegetarian Dishes

Gone are the days where Vegetarian food would be a boring pasta dish or vegetable side dishes would be served as a main! The horror! There are now a plethora of amazing recipes that cater to Vegans and Vegetarians. Anything goes for Christmas but many people like to stick with the favourites such as Nut Roast or a deep-filled Tart. The wines here will complement the fat/richness of the nuts and the buttery pastry.

  • Gran Bohedal Rioja Blanco is consistently one of the best white wines we stock. It is also loved in restaurants all over Scotland. The Viura grapes come from 90 year old vines. These old vines produce a wine of great concentration and finesse which is fermented separately in three different types of oak barrel – French, American and Romanian – before being blended together. The resulting wine is immensely complex and the balance between toasty coconut oak and peachy, zingy, limey, herbal fruit is world class.
  • Domaine Jean Dauvissat 1er Cru ‘Vaillions’ is a superb and robust Chablis with an almost perfect balance of ripe fruit and classic minerality. There are lovely spice notes behind the apple and mouth-watering lemon fruit which dominate the palate. The wine finishes with a saline twist, crushed lime and dry stone. It is a wine of immense character and complexity and a particularly full bodied expression of Chablis.
  • Domaine Tupinier Bautista’s Bourgogne Rouge is everything you’d want from a Burgundy Pinot Noir. It is aged in oak barrels of up to 3 years old. After 10 months of ageing in oak casks, the wine is blended in vats and bottled 2 months later. It drinks beautifully on release but will develop over several years. It is voluptuous, fruity, round and delicate. There is no shortage of red fruit – strawberry & raspberry – with blackberry & violet notes in the background.
What to drink with Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding is the traditional pudding of choice but these days, perhaps we should not forget about Trifle or a Chocolate Yule Log!

  • What to drink with Christmas PuddingPart des Anges from Domaine Sainte Croix is a sweet wine made from late-harvest Old Vine Carignan which oozes with the essence of black mulberry and fig on the nose. The fermentation is allowed to stop naturally to leave a sugar content of 65g/hl before aging on the lees for 24 months in old barrels. The palate is luscious with fig, prune, sweet spice, black chocolate and Turkish coffee on the palate. It is a delicious alternative to Port and the would be the perfect match for Christmas Pudding.
  • What to drink with TrifleDomaine Fontanel Rivesaltes Ambre is a delicious Vins doux Naturels made from Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris. Like Port, the wine is fortified with grape brandy to stop the fermentation and leave the wine higher in alcohol and sweet. It is then aged in large oak barrels so makes on an amber colour and oxidised notes over time. The result is a wine with immense flavour and complexity which is delicious with pudding and cheese. There are sherry type flavours along with Christmas cake aromas, dried fruit, orange peel, figs, dates and walnuts.
  • What to drink with Chocolate – Based in the sandy hills of Roero, north-west of Alba, Marco Porello and his family have been quietly producing outstanding wines made from the area’s native grape varieties. The Roero region is a veritable kitchen garden famed not only for grape production but also for honey, peaches, pears, asparagus, mushrooms and truffles. The Birbet is a fantastic sweet fizzy red made from bunched Brachetto grapes. It has flavours of fresh raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants. The low alcohol and good acidity makes it a gret partner for some desserts and fruit puddings. It is a real Piedmontese speciality!


LAST ORDERS FOR UK WIDE DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS SUNDAY 20TH DECEMBER.

For orders in the CENTRAL BELT, the deadline is Tuesday 22nd December. We will be out delivering in our own vans, so please do get in touch to avoid disappointment.


Festive Wine Offer

Posted on: December 9, 2020
Wines for Christmas Day

You could be forgiven for thinking that there is plenty of time to plan your festive wines for Christmas but believe it or not there are just over
only two weeks to go! Our webshop now offers over 400 wines to choose from along with a great selection of pre-selected mixed cases featuring our team’s top festive picks. 
We wanted to remind you all that we also have some fantastic magnums, which make brilliant Christmas gifts, they also look amazing in our new wooden boxes! And if you really can’t make up your mind do give us a call- we love to talk about our wines here at de Burgh HQ!


EXCLUSIVE FESTIVE OFFERS


If you need help with food and wine matching, multiple gift drop queries, gift ideas, corporate gifts, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Call us – 01875 595 100

or e-mail – orders@de-burgh.com

Christmas Gift Guide

Posted on: December 1, 2020

With a digital Christmas looming, we are getting into the festive spirit a little earlier this year. We have put together a fantastic selection of wine-related gifts for that special someone (or yourself!). From wooden boxes, magnums, Ports, Champagnes to pre-mixed cases, there is something for everyone!


Gorgeous Wooden Gift Boxes

Introductory Offer – 10% off!!
 Beautifully handcrafted from a family-run company, these boxes not only look the business but are of fantastic quality. The box will last far longer than the wine and can be used for years to come to store all manner of things like jewellery, batteries, candles, pencils, keys, or buttons.  The list goes on…
To take advantage of the introductory offer, use this code – GIFTBOX – in the promo code section at checkout. MORE INFO HERE>>


Fine Wine Gift Packs

Are you looking for a fine wine gift but don’t know what to buy? We have done the hard work for you. These specially selected fine wine gift packs are a treat for friends or family, especially those who are really hard to buy for!
We have 12 to choose from, including Chablis, Magnums, Champagne, Amarone, and Bordeaux. BUY HERE>>


GO BIG!

We love Magnums! Wine stored in magnums ages slower and better than in standard sized bottles so consistently tastes better. They make a great centrepiece on the dinner table and with less bottles to open and the debate over opening another bottle already answered, you are saving yourself precious time! They also make an impressive gift. What is not to love? SEE OUR RANGE HERE >>


Mixed Cases

Specially Selected Mixed Cases
 If there is one thing that lockdown has taught us, it is that life is too short and there is no point waiting for the perfect moment or opportunity to drink amazing wine. We just have to get on with it. So, if you want to see out the last couple of months, weeks and days of 2020 out with an almighty bang, then we can guarantee that one (or two) of these Festive Mixed Cases won’t disappoint. CHECK OUT OUR FESTIVE CASES>>

New Wines from Tuscany

Posted on: October 29, 2020

Castello Romitorio was a half renovated abandoned wreak when artist Sandro Chia purchased it in 1984. What was left of the building had been abandoned after WW2 and used only by shepherds until Baron Giorgio Franchetti, a historic building restorer, purchased it in the 1970’s. He abandoned his plan (I didn’t say he was a successful building restorer) and sold the property to Sandro who completed the work and brought the building back to life as his home and art studio. The building had been built originally in the 12th century as an imposing hilltop fortress to guard the town of Montalcino. In the late 1980’s Sandro set about restoring the land around the castle back to its former glory with an overhaul of the vineyards. New cellars were constructed in 2005 and along with Filippo, Sandro’s son, the wines have become internationally recognised as expressions of Sangiovese and flirt between the modern and classic style with extraordinary elegance. You can read about the wines below or click here

P.S. Please note that the wines from Castello Romitorio will not arrive until Friday. Any orders will be delivered next week. 


Romitoro IGT Toscana Castello Romitorio 2018 |  £16.99

Romitoro from Castello Romitorio is a delicious, fruit driven Supertuscan made from a blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah which is an absolute delight with beef. These classic French varieties are perfectly at home here in the temperate Tuscan climate. READ MORE>>

Chianti Colli SenesiRomitorio 2018
£15.49
 Chianti Colli Senesi by Castello Romitorio is a charming modern classic made from 100% Sangiovese. It has a haunting balance of flavour between the bright red currant and Morello cherry fruit and the earthy oak flavours which bring a dark spicy complexity to the wine. READ MORE>>


Rosso di Montalcino Castello Romitorio 2018
£19.99
 Rosso di Montalcino from Castello Romitorio is a classic Sangiovese which is bursting with characteristic Morello Cherries and a complex mix of savoury dry spices, leather and pungent sweet spice.  READ MORE>>

Morellino di Scansano DOCG Ghiaccio Forte, 2018
£12.99
  Ghiaccio Forte Morellino di Scansano is an absolute belter of a wine from an area which never gets the recognition it deserves. The wine is now 100% Sangiovese (Morellino being the local name for Sangiovese) and is powerful yet silky and super fresh. There is a lovely crushed red fruit character and lots of cherry notes which combine perfectly with herbal spiced notes and a subtle savoury note.  READ MORE>>


Brunello di Montalcino Castello Romitorio 2015
£45.00
  Made from 100% Sangiovese and aged in oak barrel for 24 months you’d expect a backward and oak laden wine but the bright cherry, violet and crushed red fruit really shines through the oak. It opens into an earthy wine with darker spice notes and fresh herbs. An exquisite and sensual wine with length, depth and structure.READ MORE>>

Brunello di Montalcino ‘Filo di Seta’ Castello Romitorio 2015
£79.00
 Filo di Seta is a unique and exceptional expression of Brunello di Montalcino by Castello Romitorio.  Dried cherry, floral notes, dark peony, earth, savoury notes and perfumed edges. It is a wine you could smell all day and is almost electric on the palate but finishes with lovely silky charm and elegance. World class wine. READ MORE>>

Recommend a Friend

Posted on: October 6, 2020
The Champagne is on us!
If you recommend us to a friend or family member and they decide to purchase from us using the Autumn Offer Codes below, you will receive a bottle of Henriot Champagne – worth £30 – free of charge, on your next order.  Make sure your friend mentions your name in the comments box when they place their order online or over the phoneWe will then e-mail you a code to redeem against the bottle of Champagne.  
Terms and Conditions apply below. 


Our £15, £20 & £50 off voucher codes are back again for Winter, to use on what you like, when you like, until the end of October. 
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Offer valid only for customers recommending NEW customers. 
  • To ensure you receive your bottle, please tell your friend to put your name in the comments box when placing their order online. 
  • Offer is limited to one bottle per order. 
  • The bottle can be collected or delivered with your next order. 
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer code. 
  • Applicable to orders over £100.

Scottish Field

Posted on: September 17, 2020
Reader Offer

We have teamed up with Scottish Field Magazine this month. Enter these codes at checkout for our exclusive reader offer:

FIELD15 for £15 off all orders over £100

FIELD20 for £20 off all orders over £150

To read about the article about de Burgh in Scottish Field Magazine, follow the link…

World Class Rhone: Domaine Aleofane

Posted on: September 4, 2020
Wine and Nibbles

If you like Rhone, then you will LOVE Aleofane…

Aleofane is a small Biodynamic Domaine with vineyards in Croze Hermitage and Saint Joseph. The Domaine was founded in 2004 by Natacha Chave, the younger sister of well known winemaker Yann Chave, who decided to continue the family tradition of wine making after studying philosophy at university.

Natacha’s approach to winemaking is as natural as possible and does not fine nor filter her wine. There is also minimal intervention in the vineyard, using only natural products on the vines to help build immunity to disease. Yields are also kept low. Both of Natasha’s wines have a delicate feel and freshness to them which sits perfectly alongside the warm, concentrated, spicy fruit.

In addition to the bottles, we have Magnums, double Magnums and Halves of the Crozes Hermitage Perfect for all occasions…

SHOP WINES HERE


As the season starts to turn, are you looking for more earthy reds with a little more structure and warmth to them? Traditionally, Syrah from southern France would be our go to but we’ve run with a couple of South American’s this month that are just a little riper and brighter to hopefully bring a little much needed cheer. The whites have a bit more texture and aromatic flavours this month.  

We are also throwing in a FREE JAR OF PERELLO GORDAL OLIVES with every purchase of the September case. 

BUY THE SEPTEMBER CASE HERE


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