Vetriano Garganega/Pinot Grigio, Venezie IGT 2011
A fresh, versatile wine that is both crisp and easy to drink with soft, lightly honeyed fruit and good citrus flavours
Bottle £14.95 - 175ml Glass £4.25~
Los Vilos Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley 2010 (Chile)
Crisp and fresh with limey fruit, a hint of herbs and a twist of melon. Typically dependable and friendly,and an excellent introduction to Chile.
Bottle £14.95 - 175ml Glass £4.20~
Amanti del Vino, Nero d'Avola/Syrah, Sicilia IGT 2010
A deeply coloured, juicy red with crunchy black cherry fruit. It's a Sicilian blend of Nero d'Avola, the island's top grape for reds, and Syrah (aka Shiraz), which some locals claim to have originated in Syracuse on Sicily!
Bottle £14.95 - 175ml Glass £4.20~
Los Vilos Merlot, Central Valley 2010 (Chile)
This has lovely plummy Merlot fruit with a ripeness that is so typical of Chile.Easy and very drinkable, this is a pleasing wine for current drinking.
Bottle £14.95 - 175ml Glass £4.20~
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Prosecco, Vetriano (Italy)
An attractive biscuity nose leads onto a bright fruity palate with hints of pears and melon. An excellent aperitif on its own or with peach juice as a Bellini. Prosecco is the grape variety as well as the style of the wine.
Ayala Brut Majeur (France)
An excellent Champagne and great value. This quality minded Champagne house was bought by Bollinger in 2005. It has a wonderfully fine mousse, is well balanced, has finesse and complexity. A great apéritif, it works well with seafood.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label (France)
The full flavour of this champagne comes from good maturation. Soft, baked bread and biscuity nose, with creamy white fruits and a long lasting flavour. Stylish, elegant and full-bodied.
Alto Pampas del Sur Viognier, Mendoza 2011 (Argentina)
With very ripe, apricot-like Viognier fruit this is full, flavoursome and wrapped in Argentinean sunshine! It is more full-bodied than many European examples.
Rémi & Jérôme Sauvignon, IGP d'Oc 2010 (France)
A full, fresh Sauvignon with ripe and tasty tropical fruit flavours putting it firmly in the Kiwi style Sauvignon camp. Such generosity comes from warm Mediterranean vineyards and careful winemaking to capture the best of the grape variety.
Pato Torrente Chardonnay Reserva, Central Valley 2010 (Chile)
There is a mouth-watering combination of ripe, lemony citrus fruit and balancing acidity in this typically well made white from the middle of Chile. Excellent as an apéritif or with white meats.
Château Le Fagé Sauvignon Blanc, Bergerac Sec 2010 (France)
Fresh, elegant Sauvignon, bursting with elderflower, crisp refreshing acidity and grassy, herbaceous fruit. Winemaking at Chateau Le Fagé dates back to 1920, and Benoit Gérardin continues its tradition of great wines.
Frascati Superiore DOC, Terre dei Pallavicini 2009 (Italy)
Frascati, the staple white of Rome's trattorias, is rarely serious and this is no exception. A fresh, fruity, slightly petillant dry white to be drunk for pure pleasure.
Fiorile Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie DOC, Cesari 2011 (Italy)
This flavoursome Pinot Grigio is dry and fruity with slightly smoky notes. The development of This fuller flavor profile is aided by the cooler climate of Trentinoâ€™s Alpine vineyards.
House of Certain Views Unwooded Chardonnay, Hunter Valley 2009 (Australia)
This flavoursome white is made by Andrew and Lisa Margan from grapes sourced from contacts around the Hunter Valley. It is well balanced with fresh fruit.
PicPoul de Pinet, Domaine des Lauriers, Coteaux du Languedoc 2011 (France)
PicPoul de Pinet is a very localized white grape growing just inland of the Mediterranean shore south of Montpellier. Marc Cabrol makes an atypical, rich rounded style that still has the lemony balance required to match fish and oysters.
CVNE Blanco Barrel Fermented, Rioja 2011 (Spain)
CVNE are a fine producer with exacting standards, honed since 1879. From mainly Viura grapes, the style is traditional white Rioja with a modern feel. Four months in oak showing clean, fresh aromas with a creamy complex palate.
Churton Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2009 (New Zealand)
A delicious full-flavoured Sauvignon, none of your usual unsubtle gooseberry flavours here, but a winefull of ripe passion fruit and mango with a subtle mineral finish. This wine is extremely well-balanced with a lingering finish.
Chablis 'Le Classique', Pascal Bouchard 2009 (France)
A classic Chablis with freshness, minerality and good weight from an excellent producer. Pascal and Romain Bouchard make fresh, characterful wines in a modern winery from grapes both from their own domaine and bought in.
Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine Thibault, André Dezat 2009 (France)
André Dezat and his family produce elegant, very fine white wines and his Pouilly-Fumé is no exception. It is best drunk young to appreciate its fruit and the smoky gun-flint characteristics so indicative of this famous region.
Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc Les Vermots Dessus, Vincent Girardin 2009 (France)
Spicy and concentrated, succulent and juicy, this has brilliant apricot character and a lovely thread of lemony acidity. It is wines like this that has catapulted Vincent Girardin from small grower to much-lauded major player.
Pato Torrente Cabernet Rosé, Central Valley 2010 (Chile)
This is an off-dry, fruity rosé, with plenty of strawberry flavours and lively, refreshing acidity. A good partner for many foods including Chinese and Oriental style dishes.
Bottle £16.95 - 175ml Glass £4.95~
Alto Pampas del Sur Malbec, Mendoza 2011 (Argentina)
A rich, full red with lovely damson and plum fruits. Soft tannins with a subtle hint of underlying oak. A really great value wine.
Pato Torrente Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Central Valley 2010 (Chile)
A good quality, fruity Cabernet which is round, with soft blackcurrant fruit lifted by a little tannin. The grapes are grown in the shadow of the Andes.
Rayun Carmenère, Rapel Valley 2009 (Chile)
It has taken a while, but Chilean winemakers now understand this old Bordeaux grape variety: late picking and slightly cooler slopes are key, and the result is a rich, curranty wine with depth and length.
Château Sainte Eulalie, Minervois 2009 (France)
The chalky soil of Minervois produces fruity wines with a characteristic elegance. It's a constantly improving area as shown by this ripe, juicy, crunchy fruited red from a superbly situated property.
Terra degli Eventi, Basilicata IGT, Alovini 2010 (Italy)
From the wild, sparsely populated state that occupies the 'instep' of Italy's boot-shaped South, this gives a super, very juicy glass of wine. The Aglianico grape's damson fruit is complemented by cherry-like Sangiovese.
Prado Rey Tinto Roble, Ribera del Duero 2009 (Spain)
Packed full of crunchy black fruit flavours, this characterful wine is a blend of Tempranillo with small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet. It is full bodied with ripe tannins and a long finish.
Rioja Vega Crianza 2008 (Spain)
The winery at Rioja Vega was overhauled in 2001 and their wines have surged forward. From Tempranillo with a little Mazuelo and Garnacha, this smooth, soft, richly-fruited red, has spice and vanilla from 12 months in American oak.
Karri Oak Estate Cabernet/Merlot,Western Australia 2008 (Australia)
Full of rich brambly fruit with dark plums and a subtle hint of oak on the nose. The palate is succulent and juicy with blackberry fruit and a touch of spice. The finish long and persistent. Wine maker Kim Horton has blended this super Ozzy red with great skill.
Côte de Brouilly, Les Volcaniques, J Charlet 2010 (France)
From the slopes of the distinctive, round hill of Brouilly comes this fruity Beaujolais. Its aromas of violets, then red fruits and little tannin make for a good glass of wine. Charlet is from a well respected family house.
Château Laclaverie, Bordeaux-Côtes-de-Francs 2005 (France)
A wine from the well respected Thienport/ Derenoncourt stable and made at nearby sister property, Château Puygueraud. It has soft, mature fruit and is round and juicy with an attractive herby / spicy character.
Chorey-lès-Beaune, Pièce du Chapitre, Tollot-Beaut 2007 (France)
The Tollot family makes this wine in an easy and fruity style, preserving the juiciness for which Chorey-lès-Beaune is known. A good value and long-time favourite red burgundy.
Condado de Haza, Ribera del Duero, Alejandro Fernández 2006 (Spain)
Alejandro Fernandez of Pesquera fame, is the unrivalled master of Spain's Tempranillo variety. Bottled after 15 months in oak, this is a concentrated wine with spicy fruit and a long, lingering finish.
Château Puy-Blanquet, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2006 (France)
A delightful wine with intense fruit on the nose followed by lovely red cherry flavours on the palate, light but pure and persistent with juicy character and soft tannins on the finish.
Muscat de St-Jean-de-Minervois, Vignerons de Septimanie (France) - Half
From the tiny Southern French village of Saint Jean de Minervois, an unmistakable Muscat. Think of the ripest bunch of raisined grapes squeezed into your glass; deliciously sweet, but not cloying with a kick of lemony acidity.