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BE2091 BE2091 The Brother Sean 2018 Belgian Stout, Anspach & Hobday, London 9% 750ml

Brewed with a saison yeast (commonly used in Belgian beers), this is rich and complex with a sweet, spicy edge to the rounded malt and milk chocolate tones, suggestions of toffee, raisins and yeast and some sourdough and smoked meat flavours. Amazing. - Jamie Goode

( Sunday Express 29th Mar 2020 )

£8.95
CS11241 CS11241 Jean-Pierre Moueix, Saint-Emilion 2016

The best affordable bottles from Bordeaux:
Bordeaux has been blessed with some remarkable growing seasons over the past decade, and the 2016 wines seem to be the best of the lot. Succulent and juicy, this has dark bramble fruit with a long finish. - Will Lyons


( The Sunday Times 29th Mar 2020 )

£14.50
AU21971 AU21971 The Society's Australian Shiraz 2017

This is simply divine, with juicy ripe blackberries a hint of spice and a really fresh finish. The Wine Society have done themselves proud with this one. - Gerard Richardson

( The Herald 28th Mar 2020 )

£7.50
FC35571 FC35571 Grenache Côtes Catalanes, Domaine Jones 2016

Domaine Jones has been making wine since 2008 but it's tiny output belies its growing fame. Its owner, Katie Jones, is a Briton who moved to France from Ashby-de-la-Zouch to make wine and thank goodness she did. This full-bodied red is a stunning example of the grenache grape, bursting with ripe, succulent fruit and a generous cherry-like quality.  - Matt Nixson

( Daily Express 28th Mar 2020 )

£13.50
NZ9791 NZ9791 Mount Koinga Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

… the equivalent of a top-drawer premier cru [Burgundy], for a fraction of the price ... bold, juicy damson plum-packed … - Jane MacQuitty

( The Times 28th Mar 2020 )

£19.50
CB5181A CB5181A Château Pey La Tour Réserve, Bordeaux Supérieur 2016

A wonderfully affordable Bordeaux full of vibrancy and freshness. Intense aromas of blackberry alongside spiced, soft tannins. It's full-bodied, but refined, with juicy fruit given structure by oak ageing. Lovely now, but will age.

( Country Life 25th Mar 2020 )

£11.50
PW7641 PW7641 Quinta dos Carvalhais Colheita Branco, Dão 2018

By combining[encruzado and gouveio, this wine] brings us white wine with apple and ripe pear fruit, sharp acidity, tarragon influenced depth and a very long finish. - Brian Elliott

( midweekwines.co.uk 25th Mar 2020 )

£11.95
FC38021 FC38021 Pinot Noir, Puy de Dôme, Cave Saint-Verny 2018

For serious French pinot value, however, it’s hard to beat the pinot grown further south on the volcanic soils of Puy de Dôme in the Auvergne, which positively explodes with lithe, cherry-berry fruitiness. - David Williams

( The Observer 22nd Mar 2020 )

£9.50
AA2601 AA2601 Rainer Wess Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal 2018

I'm going to say I think it could be the best value white wine on the UK's shelves. The reason I say that is because the wine itself is thrilling. Grüner veltliner tends to be citrussy, a little bit peachy, you can have a little bit of spice in there (some people think it tastes like white prepper or cress); the point is it's invigorating and it's enticing, and this winery are doing an exceptional job. Joyful! It's so refreshing - if you've ever enjoyed any grape variety like sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio, give grüner a chance - it's a magnificently refreshing grape variety in its own right, but it's also sensational with food.  Olly Smith



( mailplus.com 21st Mar 2020 )

£9.50
AA2511 AA2511 Pittnauer Pitti Red, Burgenland 2017

… a sparky, springtime Austrian red … juicy, silky, red berry-charged … - Jane MacQuitty

( The Times 21st Mar 2020 )

£9.95
AA2841 AA2841 Birgit Braunstein Pinot Blanc, Burgenland 2018

This elegant Austrian pinot blanc is good enough for any day of the year - but would go down a treat tomorrow. It has a crisp, fresh taste with flavours of apples, pears and lemon on the palate and a refreshingly chewy texture. - Matt Nixson

( Daily Express 21st Mar 2020 )

£12.95
AU19551 AU19551 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2014

… for a real taste sensation save up for a bottle … and don't be in a hurry to drink it … Made from old vines grown on a loamy hill, this is a low-yield wild-ferment wine aged in top-class oak. The wine has that spark of individuality that normally comes from Burgundy with a depth and complexity that is intriguing and persistent. - Christine Austin

( Yorkshire Post 21st Mar 2020 )

£65.00
AU21981 AU21981 Cullen Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2018

…manages a delicate balance between ripe blueberry fruit and a touch of freshness … - Christine Austin

( Yorkshire Post 21st Mar 2020 )

£25.00
IT27271 IT27271 Brunello di Montalcino, Canalicchio di Sopra 2014

… perfumed, there are savoury tomato notes and spice with tobacco. It's full and ripe with structured tannins that will soften over time. There's plenty of underlying dark berry ripe fruit, raisins and prune. - Carol Brown

( Press & Journal 21st Mar 2020 )

£40.00
SP15131 SP15131 Aranleón Sólo Bobal, Utiel Requena 2017

Utiel-Requena in south-east Spain is known for its awkward Bobal grape, which can make quite rustic reds with austere tannins. This is one of the more interesting and approachable examples, although there are certainly dry tannins present. - Rose Murray Brown

( The Scotsman 21st Mar 2020 )

£9.50
TU181 TU181 Narince Vinkara 2017

Made from the native narince grape by one of Turkey's best state-of-the-art wineries, this reminds me of biting into a ripe apricot warmed by the sun. Drink as an aperitif. - Kate Hawkings

( Olive 20th Mar 2020 )

£8.95
EN1471 EN1471 Camel Valley Bacchus, Cornwall 2019

It's a stunning glass.If you're after a turbocharge of sheer invigoration and refreshment, this is the wine for you. It smells of exotic elderflower and tastes like a frozen crunchy gooseberry. I can't get enough of English wine! - Olly Smith

( mailplus.co.uk 19th Mar 2020 )

£13.95
PW7761 PW7761 Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas Alvarinho, Vinho Verde 2018

This is their Primeras Vinhas, which are the older vines -  they give richness, complexity, depth. This is an alvarinho from northern Portugal, beautifully invigorating, tastes quite tropical, actually, and I bought it as a treat, (because it's upwards of £20) to cheer me up while I'm self-isolating. - Olly Smith

( mailplus.co.uk 19th Mar 2020 )

£21.00
SG2761 SG2761 Blanquette de Limoux Reserve Antech 2016

The Languedoc region in southern France was making sparkling wine back in 1531, long before they were doing the whole second-fermentation trick required to get bubbles in the bottle in Champagne. The blend is quite different though, with local hero grape Mauzac taking the lead. From a great producer, this is crisp and apple-y with a touch of biscuit. A great bone dry alternative to Prosecco if you’re looking for one. - Helen McGinn

( Knackered Mothers Wine Club 19th Mar 2020 )

£10.95
BE2091 BE2091 The Brother Sean 2018 Belgian Stout, Anspach & Hobday, London 9% 750ml

Brewed with Saison yeast: sensational complexity. - Olly Smith

( The Mail on Sunday 15th Mar 2020 )

£8.95
PW7521 PW7521 Anselmo Mendes Contacto Alvarinho, Vinho Verde 2018

Here's a delicate wine but with a good presence. It has a core of pear fruit, some apricot and spice notes and an attractive mineral undercurrent that keeps on going after you've swallowed the wine. It's vital and almost electric. - Jamie Goode

( Sunday Express 15th Mar 2020 )

£12.95
RH51191 RH51191 Côtes-du-Rhône, Château Courac 2015

A toss-up between this and the widely available Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone as my favourite budget wine from this region. It’s all ripe strawberries and mellow spices. As you can see from the vintage, it ages beautifully too. Where else can you get a sub £9 mature Rhone of this quality? - Henry Jeffreys

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£8.95
AU21961 AU21961 Billi Billi Grampians Shiraz 2017

Head buyer at The Wine Society, Pierre Mansour, once described this as a sort of Australian Rioja. And I can see what he means, it majors on American oak without ever overwhelming the raspberry and bramble fruit. It’s a good one to give to people who think they don’t like Australian wine. Its big brother, the Exhibition Victorian Shiraz, is a total steal, by the way.  - Henry Jeffreys

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£9.95
AR4151 AR4151 Weinert Carrascal Corte Clásico Mendoza 2015

My friend refers to this as the funky Mendoza and in some vintages, blimey is it funky. A blend of malbec, cabernet and merlot aged in large old oak barrels until it’s mellow and good. A world away from most Argentine wines, it’s more like old school Rioja or Chateau Musar. - Henry Jeffreys

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£10.95
AR4131 AR4131 Weinert Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

... always excellent, a bit more refined than [Weinert's] Carrascal but still unashamedly old fashioned. - Henry Jeffreys

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£13.95
SP15201 SP15201 The Society's Rioja Crianza 2016

Rioja seems to be something of a theme here. I’ve compared two wines to Rioja and now here’s the real thing. This is for those who like  the old fashioned style like Tondonia, but are on a budget. Made by Bodegas Palacio it's all about the American oak but they haven’t stinted on the fruit either. Also check out the Urbina range (crianza and gran reserva) if you like mature Rioja, the wines are absurdly undervalued. - Henry Jeffreys

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£7.95
SP14191 SP14191 Urbina Crianza, Rioja 2011

Check out the Urbina range (crianza and gran reserva) if you like mature Rioja, the wines are absurdly undervalued. - Henry Jeffreys

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£10.95
FC38021 FC38021 Pinot Noir, Puy de Dôme, Cave Saint-Verny 2018

Cheap pinots seem to fall into two categories, the insipid and the jammy. Somehow this wine from the Auvergne (which I always have to google, it’s nearly in the middle of France just to west of Lyon) manages to be neither. It’s a bit rustic and stalky with masses of dark cherry fruit. Not elegant but always delicious. - Henry Jeffreys

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£9.50
LO14081 LO14081 Saumur ‘Les Plantagenêts' Cabernet Franc 2017

Cabernet franc from the Loire is one of my all time favourite wines. It’s that slatey refreshing edge that makes it so addictive. Forget about wine and food matching, just get a load of this in, chill if slightly and it will go with pretty much anything. - Henry Jeffreys

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£7.95
LO14431A LO14431A Saumur Champigny Tradition Clos des Cordeliers, Domaine Ratron 2016

If you get a taste for cabernet franc, this Saumur Champigny is worth trading up to. - Henry Jeffreys 

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£11.95
PW7871 PW7871 Carlos Lucas Ribeiro Santo, Dão 2018

Dão makes some of Portugal’s most distinctive reds (you can read something I wrote on the region here). This is a great example, combining ripe plummy fruit, quite grippy tannins (this is not a Netflix and chill sort of wine) and a floral herbaceous quality. It’s a serious wine at a silly price. - Henry Jeffreys 

( Henry's World of Booze 15th Mar 2020 )

£8.50
AU22341 AU22341 Bleasdale The Wild Pear 2019

Best 50 wines under £10: A smooth, clean drink-anytime white. The name is obviously suggestive but it does taste a bit like the crisp white flesh of an Asian pear. The verdelho comes from a block planted in 1930, while Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc brings a lemony note. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 14th Mar 2020 )

£8.50
FC34191 FC34191 Syrah-Mourvèdre, Côtes de Thongue, Domaine La Condamine L'Evêque 2017

Best 50 wines under £10: An anytime red that despite the price still tastes like “proper wine” so would work well at a wedding or as your own house red. From the south of France, made mostly from syrah but mourvèdre brings just a hint of plain chocolate and leather. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 14th Mar 2020 )

£6.95
FC37541 FC37541 Minervois, Plaisir d'Eulalie, Château Sainte-Eulalie 2018

Best 50 wines under £10: This wine opens up before you like a vast cavern and is redolent of the warm south, breathing dried sage and thyme and lavender with a hint of chocolate powder. An unoaked mixture of grenache, syrah and carignan, made to the east of the medieval town of Carcassonne. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 14th Mar 2020 )

£8.50
IT28671 IT28671 Grillo Sicilia Isola della Fiamma, Cantine Rallo 2019

Best 50 wines under £10: The grillo grape has an uncanny ability to make vibrant wine even in a hot climate, which makes it perfectly suited to Sicily. This is slightly glossy and “mattressy”, says my fellow-taster, referring to the feel of it. Flavour-wise, think yellow plums, yellow peach and griddled pineapple. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 14th Mar 2020 )

£6.50
NZ11461 NZ11461 Zephyr 6 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Best 50 wines under £10: Winemaker Ben Glover made sauvignon blanc for Wither Hills, the huge brand, but Zephyr 6 is his own project. This is compact and taut, not at all showy or shouty, with great drive and focus. Think elderflower, citrus, blackcurrant leaf and lemongrass. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 14th Mar 2020 )

£9.50
RH54291 RH54291 Côtes-du-Rhône, Domaine Jaume 2018

Best 50 wines under £10: Made on a family-run vineyard, this is textbook Côtes-du-Rhône – proper wine that tastes almost like Vacqueyras. The blend is 70 per cent grenache, 20pc syrah and 10pc mourvèdre. It’s drinking beautifully now but will probably age well for a few years too. One to drink all spring and summer and winter too. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 14th Mar 2020 )

£8.25
AL13511 AL13511 Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg, Domaine Albert Boxler 2015

Sommerberg’s granite slopes give this racy grand cru riesling an extra floral, yellow-plum spin. - Jane MacQuitty

( The Times 7th Mar 2020 )

£47.00
AU21871 AU21871 Tolpuddle Tasmanian Pinot Noir 2017

Made with 50% whole bunch grapes, has a bright fresh perfume with intense depth of fruit, balanced by clean zip of freshness and a long finish … expensive, perfectly made and will age well. The kind of wine to pour for knowledgeable wine friends to show how the world of wine is changing. - Christine Austin

( Yorkshire Post 7th Mar 2020 )

£52.00
BJ7981 BJ7981 Château d'Emeringes, Beaujolais-Villages Vieilles Vignes 2018

A bright and very true Beaujolais made from the fruit of old vines – think summer pudding with a tremble of graphite. Don’t wait for summer: chill it and enjoy it now with a chicken casserole. - Victoria Moore 

( The Daily Telegraph 7th Mar 2020 )

£8.50
GE12421 GE12421 Weissburgunder, Weingut Jülg 2018

Put a spring in your step with this juicy, yet dry, lemon zest-sparky weissburgunder.- Jane MacQuitty

( The Times 7th Mar 2020 )

£10.95
RH53591 RH53591 Viognier Grès du Trias, Coteaux de l'Ardèche, Vignerons Ardéchois 2018

If you imagine a peach and an apricot jumping into a summertime jacuzzi packed with lychees, that’s what this wine tastes like. - Olly Smith

( Unknown 7th Mar 2020 )

£9.95
FC38191 FC38191 Corbières Grande Cuvée, Castelmaure 2016

Mentioned as stockist. - Panel Tasting

( Decanter 4th Mar 2020 )

£14.50
IT26681 IT26681 Pecorino Abruzzo, Contesa 2018

Lively bitter lemon and grapefruit flavours with very juicy bright acidity and a salty savoury finish. A bit more personality than most large-scale co-operative pecorinos. - Susan Hulme

( Decanter 4th Mar 2020 )

£9.95
RH53591 RH53591 Viognier Grès du Trias, Coteaux de l'Ardèche, Vignerons Ardéchois 2018

A rich, fragrant white from the Rhône Valley that’s versatile and food friendly, if you want to bring out the heady aromas of apricots, peach and honeysuckle, serve this full-bodied beauty with whipped mash potatoes, creamed leeks or a classic vichyssoise (leak and potato soup). The roundness, gentle acidity and aromatics seems to work like a dream – essentially matching creamy notes with cream. - Sam Wylie Harris

( The Press Association 4th Mar 2020 )

£9.95
BW6481 BW6481 Dourthe No 1 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2018

100 percent Sauvignon Blanc, with outstanding aromatic intensity. Dry, fresh, balanced and elegant. - Richard Esling

( Sussex Express 2nd Mar 2020 )

£8.50
CB5181A CB5181A Château Pey La Tour Réserve, Bordeaux Supérieur 2016

This is a model of a great wine, far beyond its appellation status … Benchmark red Bordeaux. Black fruit, subtle, spicy backbone and fine tannins. Top quality. - Richard Esling

( Sussex Express 2nd Mar 2020 )

£11.50
AU10522A AU10522A Half bottle of Stanton and Killeen Rutherglen Muscat, 12 Years Old

[Matching a recipe for rhubarb jelly and custard] The rhubarb's sharpness is cushioned by the custard - a great combo. This dessert wine is sweet and rich, so won't be dominated by the jelly's tartness, while the honeyed side of this wine adds to the texture, making for a wonderful melding of textures in the mouth.

( The Simple Things 1st Mar 2020 )

£17.00
BW6481 BW6481 Dourthe No 1 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2018

[Matching a recipe for pea & feta whip open sandwich with radish and watercress] Sauvignon blanc is a classic match with goat's cheese and, alongside its grassiness and gooseberriness, drier versions have a whiff of freshly-shelled peas too. It's just the ticket to match the freshness of radish and watercress, but also a good foil to the salty feta.

( The Simple Things 1st Mar 2020 )

£8.50
IT26661 IT26661 The Society's Sicilian Reserve Red 2015

[Matching a recipe for hogget stew with rye berries and spring vegetables, herby potato salad and wild garlic gremolata] With hogget you need something rich in fruit, light in structure and classy. This hits all the buttons and is great value to boot. It's rich enough to match the lamb, Italian enough to cope with the garlic, yet light enough not to overpower the delicate herby flavours.

( The Simple Things 1st Mar 2020 )

£8.50

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