Red Wine

1. Garnacha Borsao 2011/12 (Campo de Borja, Spain)
Juicy bramble and cherry fruit dominate this easy drinking wine, from this award winning vineyard. Drink with slow cooked belly pork or with chorizo and chickpeas.
Price: £5.99

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2. Merlot Montevista 2012 (Maule Valley, Chile)
Juicy ripe plums!....with some dark cherries. Try with pasta dishes as well as red meats or alternatively with your feet up in front of the fire.
Price: £6.20

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3. Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Bellefontaine, Pays d’oc, France
Ripe blackcurrant with some grassy and minty herbs! This delivers on all fronts but good with grilled meat dishes or on its own as dusk arrives.
Price: £6.20

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4. Vista TR Portugal
This is a super value red from the Beiras region of Portugal. Rich earthy aromas of black fruit abound ! Tinta Roritz is the main grape here which is also used in Port. Great with a hearty stew or big bangers ! 
Price: £6.50

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5. Alianca Reserva 2011 Bairrada, Portugal

A hearty red with aromas of ripe berry and plum fruit. Medium bodied palate with warming spicy notes. Try with a casserole!

Price: £6.99

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6. Alabastro 2010, Alentejo, Portugal
A warm and ripe wine generously flavoured with blueberries and black fruits. Good with lamb dishes or ratatouille. Very good value as Portuguese wines are now deservedly making their mark.
Price: £6.99

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7. Alianca Reserva 2008, Dao, Portugal
A powerful red with supple bramble fruits, soft tannins with hints of vanilla on the finish. Will partner the usual meat dishes (beef, lamb…I tried it with roast pork….excellent!) however it would also go well with robust vegetable dishes such as spinach and lentil casseroles.
Price: £6.99

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8. Cannonau Castanzu 2012, Sardinia
There are not many Sardinian wines in this country, but as you can see I have two on this list. Those of you lucky to have been and tried and to those who have not…here you are! Cannonau is Sardinian for Grenache Noir .Tasting notes of raspberry, blackberry and a hint of eucalyptus. Good with lamb and pork dishes as well as a variety of cheese based dishes.
Price: £6.99

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9. Rioja Zarabanda 2009/10, Spain
Deep colour with ripe plum and cigar aromas. Richly flavoured with a smoky, spicy taste due to 6 months in oak. A real crowd pleaser that will be great with patatas bravas, red meats and manchego cheese.
Price: £7.20

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10. Shiraz Soldiers Block 2010 McLaren Vale, Australia
Black pepper, mulberry on the nose, vanilla and chocolate on the palate with good length. Will go with lamb or pork chops, tagine dishes as well as hard cheeses. A good Aussie Shiraz, warming and lengthy.
Price: £7.49

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11. Tempranillo Manon 2010, Bodegas Mano a Mano, Castilla Spain
Rich, robust black fruit on the nose and palate - with a savoury touch and a good lengthy finish. Good with roast lamb dishes and hearty casseroles .Made from the tempranillo grape. A very well made wine with depth.
Price: £7.49

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12. Pinot Noir Reserva 2011 Emiliana, Bio Bio, Chile
A nicely balanced Pinot Noir. Subtle tannins, red cherry notes with balanced acidity. Will partner cured hams as well as meatier fish dishes. Equally this is a delicate wine that can be appreciated on its own.
Price: £7.99

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13. Château de Blissa 2011, Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux, France
Sweet, impressive, pukka claret with dense black fruit, an appealing
fleshiness, touch of spice and smooth velvety tannins. The vines are a minimum of 20 years old. Rich beef casseroles, rosemary infused lamb chops.
Price: £8.75

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14. Malbec Nieto Reserva 2010 Argentina
Full bodied with great concentration of blackcurrant, plums and figs. Excellent length. Aged in French oak for 10 months Game, roasts, bbqs and mature cheeses will go well. A serious wine at a not so serious price!
Price: £8.49

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15. Grenache Syrah Les Coteaux, Cotes Du Rhône 2010, France
Berry fruit aromas with cedar, spice and all things nice. A deep, rich and smooth award winning (90 points in Wine Spectator October 2012) wine which will accompany all grilled meats well. A rib of beef would be perfect. This is a smashing wine at a very reasonable price.
Price: £8.99

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16. Gotim Bru 2009, Costers Del Segre, Spain
Wow! So pleased to be able to stock this which was on the world famous “El Bulli” Restaurant’s wine list! A blend of Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache. Perfumed nose with cherry, toasted red fruit and balsamic notes. The mouth fills with sweet spicy oak characters. Will go particularly well with lamb and pork dishes or pimenton flavoured vegetarian dishes.
Price: £10.99

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17. Barbazul, Cadiz , Spain, 2009
Tintilla de Rota 50% Syrah 30% Merlot 20%
Seriously heady wine, powerful on the nose and in body. Some redcurrants on the nose, blackcurrants in the mouth. Warm and mouth filling, racy and spicy. Will stand up to all manner of big meat dishes and strong cheeses… very strong cheeses in fact… as this wine is 15% in alcoholic volume!
Price: £11.99

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18. Vedilhan Serca Syrah D’oc, France 2008/9
Syrah and Viognier co-fermented and aged in barrel. 'Serica' means 'silk' - and this wine shows lush, rich berry fruit, superb concentation, smokey Syrah character lifted with a lick of creamy oak on the finish. A very well made wine ideally suited to winter evenings with game and roast dishes.
Price: £11.99

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White Wines

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19. Macabeo Borsao 2012, Campo de Borja, Spain
Fresh, light and peachy. No, I am not talking about my wife but this great value wine. Good as an aperitif but will also match all things fishy as well as salad dishes.
Price: £5.99

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20. Chardonnay Araldica 2012, Piemonte, Italy
I will not stock any old Chardonnay… this is a modern and fresh example from the Piemonte region where Chardonnay grapes were only recently introduced. Rounded and delicate with a lovely lemon and mineral finish. Great on its own or with a Caesar salad.
Price: £5.99

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21. Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Montevista Maule Valley, Chile
A crisp, grassy savvy! Hints of lime and gooseberry with a clean aftertaste. Great on its own or with seafood dishes. A firm favourite and consistent performer.
Price: £6.20

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22. Pinot Grigio 2012, Mirabello, Italy
Fresh, spicy and tropical nose, citrus and on the palate with a clean and full finish. Good on its own or with crisp salads and fish dishes. One of our most popular wines.
Price: £6.40

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23. Gavi 2012 La Luciana, Italy
Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood, this wine which comes from the cortese grape, has apple and citrus notes .The Italians love Gavi , if you like your sauvignon blanc give this a try for a change.
Price: £6.99

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24. Vermentino, Castanzu 2012, Sardinia
Another Sardinian wine! A rich and spicy nose with citrus and ripe tropical fruit, as well as hints of apple. Lovely palate weight, with minerality. Great with fish, seafood and salad dishes.
Bottle: £6.99

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25. Verdejo Diez Siglos 2012, Rueda, Spain
A well balanced dry wine with a delicious stone fruit palate and zingy citrus notes. Will partner lemony roast chicken, fish and rice dishes. Rueda is a great source of very well made wines which are now catching on in the UK.
Price: £6.99

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26. Chenin Blanc 2012, False Bay, South Africa
Fine, mineral Chenin with gentle ripe apple aromas, honeyed aromatics and citrus acidity on the long finish. A wine with great finesse and style but equally a wine you could quaff with fish and chips.
Price: £6.99

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27. Quinta da Garrida Reserva 2011 Dao Portugal
Intense aromas of ripe stone fruit, with honey and toasty notes lead onto a
broad and textural palate - with fresh acidity, well-integrated oak, nutty and
savoury characters and a fresh tangy finish.
Price: £7.99

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28. Picpoul de Pinet 2012, Duc de Mornay, France
A great wine from the Languedoc and not widely known outside of France. Quite luscious, dry and full. Excellent with seafood and chargrilled chicken. Won Gold medal at the Paris agriculture and fish awards in 2010, as well as winning Decanters regional trophy in September 2011! Decanter advised this was not available in the UK… well… we advise we have it!
Price: £ 7.85

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29. Sauvignon Blanc and Macabeo 2011, Blanc Planell, Costers Del Segre, Spain
Again this was on the “El Bulli” Restaurant wine list! This is a fresh and crisp white, green apple with citrus acidity. Try with fish dishes or chicken salads or on its own.
Price: £8.49

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30. Riesling Reserva 2012, Emiliana, Bio Bio Chile
A pure dry riesling .Citrus and grapefruit on the nose, limey richness in the mouth with a good mineral length. Pairs well with vegetarian and Asian style dishes as well as white meats, smoked salmon and seafood dishes.
Price: £6.99

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31. Sauvignon Blanc The Cloud Factory 2012. Marlborough, New Zealand
This wine is sappy fresh, clean and immensely easy drinking. Crisp, gooseberry and a hint of lime. Everything you would expect from a Kiwi Savvy! Ideal on its own or with a saucy fish dish!
Price: £8.99

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32. Pinot Gris 2013, Jealous Sisters, Wairarapa,  New Zealand
Pinot Gris is a New Zealand secret now out of the bag! This has notes of creamy peaches and pears with a dry finish. Enjoy with creamy chicken or salmon dishes as well as with spicier foods.
Price: £9.49

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33. Godello 2011 Pazo de Monterrey spain
Aromatic and sophisticated Godello from the intriguing Monterrei region. A crisp, aromatic white with a lifted nose of apricot, citrus fruits and a hint of pear drops. Very fresh acidity and mineral notes balance rich, ripe fruit characters of apple and pear on the palate.
Price: £9.99

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34. Chablis 2012 La Colombe, Burgundy, France
Clean and fresh Chablis. Some lemon and lime notes with fine mineral length. Will accompany a variety of fish and poultry dishes but would go particularly well with poached salmon.
Price: £11.99

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35. SancerreLa Clochette 2012, Loire, France
We are so pleased to be able to offer this wine. Why ? Because it was the best value wine tasted by the Decanter judges (Decanter Sept 2010) This is what they said: “Lovely mineral fruit – serious, complex, sleek and long. Powerful and elegant. Terrific! “We are also the only merchant supplying this wine in the region.
Price: £12.99

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Rose Wines

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36. Grenache Gris / Cinsault 2012 Pasquiers, d’oc, France
Like some of us…. This is soft, aromatic and juicy! The Grenache and Cinsault give a good length of raspberry and redcurrant notes. A decent aperitif or with prawn based starters.
Price: £5.99

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37. White Zinfandel, Burlesque ,California 2012
Strawberry and raspberry notes on this well balanced wine. Enjoy as a refresher with friends or even try with a fruity pud.
Price: £6.99

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Fizz

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38. Saumur ,Marquis De La Cour NV, Loire, France
Having an emergency celebration but don’t want to break the bank? Look no further than this attractive light fizz with a nutty freshness and dry finish. Quaffable for any occasion – but why not try in the bath……… Together!
Price: £8.99

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39. Prosecco Brut, Le Dolci Colline, Veneto, Italy
Try this aromatic gentle Italian fizz. Crisp and delicate - great appetiser or superb accompaniment to hors d’oeuvres…. and as a sun downer…. Or sun riser.. Depending on what you have been doing!
Price: £7.95

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40. Champagne Gremillet Selection Brut (Epernay France)
Made by a small family run estate this Champagne shows a fine mousse, biscuit peachy notes with a crisp citrus finish. Lovely on Christmas morning or any evening with friends, family and some thing to celebrate! Grape varieties used were 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.
Price: £20.99

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Dessert Wine

41. Moscato Palazzina (Passito, Italy) Half bottle 37.5cl
A delicious well balance “Sticky” with honey and floral aromas with a good lingering finish. Great with hard and blue cheeses. Enjoy!
Price: £8.99

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