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AA1581 AA1581 Pittnauer Burgenländer

This is a blend of zweigelt, blaufränkisch and merlot, made by the talented Gerhard Pittnauer. It’s thoroughly drinkable with juicy, red-berry fruits and a refreshingly lighter style. - Jamie Goode

( Sunday Express 31st Jan 2016 )

BJ6521 BJ6521 Château de Lacarelle, Beaujolais-Villages 2014

Quite a deep colour for a Beaujolais-Villages, and has a lovely perfume of soft plum and cherry fruit with a little violet at the edge. - Neil Cammies

( Western Mail 30th Jan 2016 )

BJ6791 BJ6791 Jean-Paul Brun, Terres Dorées Beaujolais L'Ancien 2014

Star buy: Looking for a lighter style red to serve with pate or a plateful of charcuterie, Beaujolais makes the ideal lunchtime choice with its moderate alcohol.  This is a traditional style Beaujolais with a hint of bubblegum aromas, lovely crunchy red fruit flavours with a fresh vibrant acid to keep the mouth fresh. Traditionally made from Gamay grapes grown on golden limestone soils (hence the name) in the village of Chamay north of Lyon. - Rose Murray Brown

( The Scotsman 30th Jan 2016 )

FC26221 FC26221 Pinot Noir, Vin de France, Jacques Dépagneux 2011

Hailing from the upper Aude Valley, near Limoux, Pyrenean and Atlantic influences moderate the temperatures there along the grape's heartland Burgundian lines, and the result is a soft, easy-drinking pinot. If you're after a remarkable, classy wine that'll blow your mind, this isn't it, but it is a lovely, easy, inoffensive quaffer which is similarly light on the pocket. - Peter Martini

( York Press 30th Jan 2016 )

GE8351 GE8351 The Society's Saar Riesling 2013

Just off dry and very grapey in flavour.  A delicious light aperitif style German Riesling made by the venerable Reh family of von Kesselstatt estate who own 36 hectares of top quality vineyards in the Saar valley, a tributary of the Mosel. - Rose Murray Brown

( The Scotsman 30th Jan 2016 )

PW5051 PW5051 The Society's Vinho Verde 2014

Refreshingly spritzy. - Fiona Beckett

( The Guardian 30th Jan 2016 )

FC26221 FC26221 Pinot Noir, Vin de France, Jacques Dépagneux 2011

Fragrant and supple with subtle herb and spice notes and black cherry fruit, this irresistible and very drinkable unoaked 12% ABV southern French red punches well. - James Viner

( Kent & Sussex Courier 29th Jan 2016 )

FC26221 FC26221 Pinot Noir, Vin de France, Jacques Dépagneux 2011

Pinot Noir grown in the favourable conditions ofthe upper Aude Valley (Limoux). A supple, smooth, red-fruit scented wine, that would accompany tuna, pate, or lamb cutlets. - Neil Courtier

( Suffolk Free Press 28th Jan 2016 )

BJ6611 BJ6611 Stéphane Aviron, Beaujolais-Villages 2014

From a joint venture between Domaine de la Madrière in Fleurie and the famous Nicolas Potel, this is a delicious showcase for the gamay variety. It's delightful, succulent and refreshing with raspberry and red cherry characters. The juicy finish makes this Beaujolais irresistibly gulpable. - Christelle Guibert

( Decanter 27th Jan 2016 )

SP10031 SP10031 The Society's Rioja Crianza 2011

Textbook Crianza, consistently good year after year, and outstanding value. The palate is fresh, full of dark cherries with a good firm grip from ageing in US oak. There's no doubting this is Rioja! Made by Bodegas Palacios, just outside Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa. - Sarah Jane Evans

( Decanter 27th Jan 2016 )