January Blues?

If your new year's resolution is to drink less, then just drink better!

Christmas might be a time full of festive cheer and merriment, but the enjoyment of drinking wonderful wine doesn't have to stop just because the festivities are over! We have an amazing array of different wines from many far flung corners of the world that will excite your taste buds this year.

We've selected a few of our favourites under £10 for you to try this January, because let's face it, we don't want to break the bank this month! And if you really want to get the most out of your wine this year, then you can invest a couple of £s in a 'When Wine Tastes Best' book which will guide you through when your wine will taste best.




Chenin Blanc Indaba 2015, South Africa @ £8.75

A fresh easy drinking white with vibrant honeyed pear, golden delicious apple and luscious tropical fruit flavours. Really refreshing! Delicious with roast chicken.

Pecorino Caparrone Contesa 2014, Italy @ £9.30

One of Italy's most interesting and increasingly fashionable grape varieties! It smells really pretty - of stone and citrus fruits with some floral hints mixed in. Fresh peach flavours, nutty hints and textural mouth feel with crisp acidity to keep it lively. Drink with grilled chicken or fish dishes, but it also works really well with roasted peppers. 

Riesling Trocken Deep Roots 2014, Germany @ £9.95

Fresh and dry with slight mineral notes but plenty of refreshing lemon and lime citrus flavours. Fantastic with rich foods, pork, spicy foods and Chinese takeaway (if you're not on a January diet!)




La Chaussynette Mas de Boislauzon 2014, France @ £9.99

From Mas de Boislauzon, an estate in the famous village of Chateauneuf du Pape in the southern Rhone. A heady mix of wild red fruit and pepper aromas lead you into the glass which is full of fruit flavours, savoury notes and warm spice. This really is a cracking value alternative to Chateauneuf du Pape! Drink with red meats or lasagne. 

Cabernet Sauvignon Sottano 2014, Argentina @ £9.99

Coffee, cassis, cappuccino and spice aromas leap out of the glass and the impact is just as big on the palate! Mighty structure, soft tannins with perfect oak integration and balance. Try with ravioli or spicy sausages.

Vernissage Holden Manz 2013, South Africa @ £10.00

A Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend that is packed full of fruit flavour. Soft cassis, tobacco and spice flavours with a dollop of plum fruit on the finish. The French name 'Vernissage' was chosen out of the owners' love of art, as it means preview of a new art exhibition, in this case this is the first wine in the portfolio of reds from Holden Manz. Enjoy with a slow cooked lamb stew. 

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Posted on 06/01/2016
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