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What to drink in 2017
How do you narrow down a selection of more than 1,000 wines to just a couple from each major region to recommend for drinking over the coming months? That was my challenge to get the year started but it was one that I enjoyed and I’m delighted to share my findings with you below. If you still don’t know where to start, why not give the mixed 12-bottle taster case a go?

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Percheron Chenin Blanc-Viognier, Swartland 2016

This delightful semi-aromatic white joins the successful red Percheron pair and offers classic Swartland with a twist and outstanding value. Bright stone-fruit aroma with creamy texture and an appetising fresh palate. More >

£5.95
Bottle

£35.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-SA11741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (11) >

Château Lamothe Saint Germain, Bordeaux 2015

A ripe and supple claret made from 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc, and without the use of oak in order to preserve the fresh, plummy fruit flavours. Good everyday-drinking claret from the top-notch 2015 vintage at a More >

£6.25
Bottle

£75
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-CB4931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (6) >

Ionos Greek Red Wine

A gentle fresh lightish-alcohol red made in the Peloponnese from local agiorgitiko (St George) grapes and syrah. A charming accompaniment to a Greek salad lunch. More >

£6.50
Bottle

£39
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-GR891
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Agiorghitiko
Reviews (3) >

Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Reserva, Douro 2015

NEW Made by Sogrape Vinhos, this is a hugely popular wine in Portugal and understandably so. Produced from high-altitude vineyards from indigenous grape varieties that are well equipped to cope with the extreme conditions More >

£6.75
Bottle

£40.50
Case of 6
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
QKC-PW5851
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Reviews (3) >

Rata Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

New to our range, this Marlborough sauvignon blanc is wonderfully uncomplicated and deliciously refreshing. With an opulent tropical-fruit nose and ripe lemon and lime notes on the palate, this is a gorgeous dry crisp More >

£6.95
Bottle

£83
Case of 12
Due in 08-Mar Order Now
Product Code
QKC-NZ9141
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (8) >

Grignan-les-Adhémar, Delas 2015

Outstanding grenache-syrah blend from the south of France in a great vintage. Dark and vibrant with blackberry fruit. All of which makes for exceptional-value everyday drinking, perhaps with a ratatouille niçoise. More >

£7.25
Bottle

£43.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-RH43541
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah

Undurraga Cauquenes Estate Maule Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne 2016

The second vintage of this remarkable-value wine is as stunning as the first. The blend of 60% viognier for peachy perfume and 30% roussanne and 10% marsanne for structure produces a really satisfying wine. Fleshy yet More >

£7.50
Bottle

£90
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-CE9161
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Reviews (6) >

Pepp Wienviertel Grüner Veltliner 2015

A great introduction to this classic Austrian grape. Highly aromatic with pear and lemon notes, a touch a spritz on the palate and more orchard fruits and white pepper on the finish. Great as an aperitif or with seafood More >

£7.75
Bottle

£93
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-AA1851
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Gruner Veltliner
Reviews (3) >

Salvaje del Moncayo Garnacha 2015

The 2015 vintage of this popular Spanish red is plump and ripe with enticing flavours of red plums. Grapes grown at high-altitude (810 metres) vineyards set in the Moncayo mountains in Aragon make a thrilling, smooth More >

£7.75
Bottle

£93
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-SP12121
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (9) >

The Society's Falanghina 2015

Made for us by La Guardiense, a co-operative in Campania's mountainous Benevento region with unrivalled vineyards of falanghina, using 50% of grapes that would normally go into their special cru wine. Tangy and fresh, More >

£8.25
Bottle

£49.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-IT22111
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Reviews (2) >

The Society's California Old-Vine Zinfandel 2014

A generous blackberry and sour-cherry-laden wine, typical of zinfandel's uneven ripening pattern that allows the wine to have some riper notes whilst retaining good freshness too. This is a real crowd pleaser. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-US6501
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Zinfandel
Reviews (4) >

The Society’s Vin d’Alsace 2015

Fresh and aromatic traditional blend of Alsace grape varieties, made for us as usual by the Hugel family. A popular fixture on Society Lists for many vintages. The 2015 vintage is lighter and more delicate in style than More >

£8.75
Bottle

£105
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-AL13071
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sylvaner
Reviews (3) >

Ravenswood Lodi Old-Vine Zinfandel 2014

Joel Peterson continues to overdeliver on quality with this great zinfandel from Lodi, California. Full-bodied with plenty of sweet cherry and sour cranberry flavours, soft tannins and good length. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£53.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-US6571
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Zinfandel

Blind Spot King Valley Barbera 2015

NEW The Blind Spot range has been revamped with a fresh new look, and now sports a label designed by Melbourne-based modern artist Siobhan Donoghue. This wine is brand new to the range: a barbera from Australia's ‘little More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-AU19321
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Barbera
Reviews (1) >

The Society's Exhibition Portuguese Red, Alentejano 2011

A mature and savoury blend of traditional local grapes aragonez, trincadeira and alicante bouschet with a little cabernet sauvignon. Its oak now well integrated, this wine offers depth and richness of flavour, silky More >

£9.50
Bottle

£57
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-PW5931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Reviews (6) >

Kumeu Village Hand-Harvested Chardonnay 2014

A bright apple and lemon-scented chardonnay from renowned chardonnay specialists Kumeu River. Only a small proportion is aged in oak producing a bright style perfect for everyday drinking. More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-NZ8671
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

The Society's Exhibition Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This Marlborough sauvignon is made for us each year by family-owned members' favourite Hunter's Wines. An elegant, dry and refreshing sauvignon, this has plenty of characteristic lemon and gooseberry flavours, with More >

£10.95
Bottle

£131
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-NZ9151
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Blind Spot Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2016

The Blind Spot range has been revamped with a fresh new look, and now sports a label designed by Melbourne-based modern artist Siobhan Donoghue. What’s inside the bottle remains as tempting as ever, and this Yarra More >

£10.95
Bottle

£131
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-AU19381
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (2) >

The Society's Exhibition Douro 2013

We have been holding back our third Exhibition Douro, made for us by Quinta do Vale Meão, to allow it a little more bottle age. A fragrant and well-structured blend of traditional Douro grape varieties, all foot-trodden More >

£12.95
Bottle

£155
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-PW5561
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Reviews (4) >

The Society's Exhibition Grüner Veltliner 2015

As convincing an example of Austrian grüner veltliner as you could hope to find, courtesy of master of the genre Willi Bründlmayer. Delightfully aromatic with peach, pear and spice on the nose, and moving more toward More >

£13.50
Bottle

£162
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-AA1861
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Gruner Veltliner

Koyle Cerro Basalto Alto Colchagua 2014

This, the second vintage of this wine, is even better than the superb debut. Cerro Basalto is a hillside vineyard of decomposed schist. The blend comprises 38% monastrell (mourvèdre), 25% garnacha, 19% cariñena and 18% More >

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-CE9261
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Reviews (3) >

Bóhorquez, Ribera del Duero 2007

This small property, a neighbour of Ribera del Duero’s famous estates, makes an elegant, stylish expression of tinto fino (tempranillo). The mature 2007 has hints of tobacco spice and plums which persist on the finish More >

£18
Bottle

£108
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-SP11731
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

The Society's Exhibition Margaux 2014

NEW Made from younger vines in the Brane-Cantenac vineyards, this is a blend of 57% merlot and 43% cabernet sauvignon. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and displays a delicately perfumed nose and supple More >

£19.50
Bottle

£117
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-CM19651
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Magnum of Château de Camensac, Haut-Médoc 2004

A fully mature, cedary claret from well-respected classed growth Château de Camensac. The wine is a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot and was made very much in the classic mould. It will appeal to those More >

£58
Magnum

£348
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-CM18814
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Tim Sykes Case for 2017

A 12-bottle case containing one bottle of each of the following: More >

£90
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-MX1742
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