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We asked Master of Wine Christopher Burr to review the Naked Wines pre-mixed introductory case and give us his honest opinion on the wines inside. Here we are pleased to present his notes on some of his particular favourites. We hope you enjoy! Castillo Catadau Gran Reserva 2013 from Valencia. This wine has a developed aroma of old oak Wild mushrooms and ripe fruit, from extended barrel ageing. The fruit character is ripe and sweet berry and soft easy tannin making it soft. The Luca Hodgkinson…
Summer’s here, and with it the arrival of G&T season! Yes, we know the juniper-forward libation is for life and not just for sunshine, but we can’t help but dream of long, refreshing serves out in the garden. Gin is made all around the world, but why not start your gin exploration right here in the UK? We are immersed in all manner of delicious tipples, from small, craft distillers and big names alike. And the tastiness comes in all forms, too: traditional London dry styles, to flavoured gins…
Did you know there are now more than 30 operational whiskey distilleries in Ireland? It’s a far cry from really very recent history, when the industry was sustained by just four: Cooley, Bushmills, Kilbeggan and Midleton, home of Jameson. Today, with its blend of historic producers and vibrant new players, Irish whiskey looks to be thriving. And the main winners are… us! Whiskey lovers who pursue flavour experiences and all-round deliciousness. But with so many expressions now available, it can…
We love Single Malt Scotch! But with such an enormous selection, it can be tricky to know where to start. Here are our top 10 single malt whiskies, at all price points, to make it super simple, whether you’re buying a treat for yourself, or a lucky gift recipient. Nothing beats discovering a delicious new dram. But with more than 130 distilleries in Scotland producing whisky, it can be a challenge to know where to start your next flavour adventure. We’ve started by narrowing down whisky type…
If you are looking for a special present for your Father figure this father's day, we have some great deals and ideas for you. If you are looking for a special Wine, Gin, Whiskey or anything else we can help you find what is available and what is on offer. And to help you even further, we’ve built some tools to filter by price, so you can see the very best deals for your budget.
The Ultimate Guide To Wine For Your Wedding
Choosing the right wines for your wedding can be one of the more stressful items on the wedding ‘to do’ list; generally the happy couple have a good idea about venue, food, and theme, but, frequently, the organisation comes to a stuttering halt, when the subject of the wine comes up. I say this with the experience of years of practice, with friends calling to ask advice for the planning of their big day. In fact, this has happened to me very recently; my stepson is marrying, a lovely, highly…
Wine Usually Discount Now Ammazza Bianco Spumante NV £11.99 42% off £6.99 Roque Star Rose £16.50 40% OFF £9.89 Burgundy Chardonnay £16.50 46% OFF £8.88 Gufetto Pinot Grigio £7.99 38% OFF £4.99 Melini Chianti Riserva £10.79 35% OFF £6.99 Forte Alto Pinot Grigio £9.79 34% OFF £6.49 San Leo Rosato £10.49 33% OFF £6.99 Zalze Bush Chenin Blanc £8.99 33% OFF £5.99
English Wine
Not that long ago, people used to scoff at the idea of an English Wine Industry but nowadays the vineyards that line the southern counties are going from strength-to-strength and more importantly producing outstanding, globally recognised wines. Yet still to this day, English wine sales only account for roughly 1% of all domestic wine purchases, and with such a great selection of stunning wine to choose from, we think these numbers should and could be much higher. Let’s start by looking at the…
French Wine Survey Results
We wanted to learn a little bit more about the perception of French Wine in the UK market. To do this, back in 2014 we conducted a consumer survey, which we the repeated earlier this year (2019) to around 2,000 customers. We asked them about their buying habits, thoughts and opinions on French Wine. The results were very interesting and we’ve picked out some of the key highlights here: In summary, it looks like there is definitely a growing appreciation for French Wine – this is demonstrated by…
Craft Beer Revolution
With their quirky names and vibrant packaging, you’d be hard pushed not to notice the explosion in Craft beers on our supermarket shelves and in our pubs. In fact, more than 300 breweries launched in the UK in 2016 alone*. So what exactly is causing this upward trend? Well it’s partly due to the fact that we, as consumers, are always demanding better quality, better flavours and more choice. We are spoiled and we want to keep it that way. Which is why we can’t see this momentum slowing down any…
Why we love Prosecco
Prosecco. The reasonably priced fizz we all know and love. It’s light, refreshing and looks just as glamorous as champagne in a flute. What’s not to like? Nothing it seems! Prosecco has surged in Popularity since the 2000’s and it doesn’t seem to have peaked yet. In fact, it is the best selling sparkling wine across many major UK supermarkets and sales are still increasing year on year. There are several reasons Prosecco is so well loved, such as: And for the health conscious out there: So there…
Pink Gin
Pink Gin. It's everywhere, and it's delicious. The popularity of Pink Gin has risen, thanks in the most part to millenials. Yep, they're always looking to try out new fads, and if these just so happen to look attractive on Instagram - then even better! Whether or not pink gin is a fad, remains to be seen. where Gin has previously been regarded as bitter, the addition of red fruits does open this drink to a new audience who were previously put off. To those who haven't yet tried it, it is a…
Gin is the drink of the moment, and we believe it's here to stay. Find the best deals on your favourite brands right here with our latest and best Gin Offers - enjoy! *this article is showing prices correct as of 23/12/19
Summer Reds Guide
Summer. It’s here and it’s hot. Now, I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing better in the summer than a delicious glass of something chilled – al fresco of course. You’ve conjured up and image in your head already, haven’t you? Is it a glass of white wine, drips of condensation running down the side? Perhaps it’s a gin and tonic, loaded with ice cubes and a perfect wedge of lime nestled on the top. Well, what if I were to throw something else in the mix? Namely, a delicious, thirst…
About Gin
Seeing a massive surge in popularity over recent years, Gin is suddenly much more than just a staple behind the bar. It is a foundation on which some bars are born! Though it once lost its popularity to whisky and vodka, Gin has had a rebirth thanks to the changing laws around Distillery size. This has meant the rise in craft gins and in turn the varieties we have on offer now are vast. Not forgetting the emergence of new and improved tonic waters and other mixers which have been crafted…
Prosecco
The delicious Italian sparkling has soared in popularity over recent years and it’s easy to see why. With its light, refreshing taste and pocket friendly price, Prosecco is the perfect tipple to enjoy any time! Whether you’re enjoying a mid-week treat, a get together with friends or simply a refreshing accompaniment to your evening email, Prosecco is the perfect partner! Now all this sipping doesn’t come for free, which is why we’re determined to bring you the best value for your money. With our…
You don't need to overpay to enjoy the grandest fizz in the world! Wines Direct works with top wine merchants and supermarkets to find the best cheap Champagne currently on sale in the UK. Have a look at the most spectacular Champagne discounts available this week in the UK. Cheap Champagne Usually Discount Now Louvel Fontaine Brut NV £18.00 22% OFF £14.00 Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV £24.99 24% OFF £15.24 Waitrose Blanc de Noirs NV £23.99 25% OFF £17.99 Veuve Monnay Brut NV £29.99 40% OFF…
Champagne Offers of the Week
Make great savings on Champagne this week at Waitrose Cellar Fizz Festival with all bubbles discounted at least 25%! The Festival must end on Tuesday 10th July. Check out lovely bubbles included in up to 50% off Clearance on wine and fizz this week at Marks & Spencer! Catch these prices now, when they're so unbelievably low, and fill your wine rack with fantastic wines. Save up to 33% off Champagne at Majestic Wine, with prices starting from only £16.99 a bottle. Fantastic deals await you if…
Father's Day Gifts
Find the perfect gift for the Father’s Day with Winesdirect.com! We have carefully selected the nicest Wine, Whisky and Beer gifts from our partners to help you choose the best present for Dad. Find your inspiration among our top picks and offers to celebrate this special day. Now £6.00 for 4 bottles at Asda Groceries A selection of top quality, bestselling Beers, Ales and Ciders: such as Guinness, Stella Artois, Tsingtao, Crabbies, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Kopparberg, San Miguel, St Austell and…
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Laithwaites Summer Sauvignon