Wine

What? The fermented juice of various types of grape, or less commonly, other fruits.

Where? Grapes need a moderately warm climate, so growth is focused in Southern Europe, the Americas, Australasia, and parts of the Middle East.

When? The first physical evidence dates to 6000BC in Georgia, continues soon after in the Middle East and is spread throughout the Mediterranean by the Phoenicians.

How? Temperature of serve is the only factor to consider, and you already know those rules for table wine. Fortified wines generally have their own rules.

Tip For Beginners: The Old World wines of France, Germany and Italy categorize themselves differently to the New World who usually tell you the grapes used in the wine. As grapes are the building blocks of flavour, we think its easier to learn about types of grape you like the taste of rather than the names of endless appellations, communes, or chateaux.

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    • Calusari Pinot Noir 2018 75cl
    • Calusari Pinot Noir 2018 75cl
      • £7.95
    • This first thing that catches most people's attention with this wine is its country of origin, Romania. What we say is be adventurous, because there are few better value Pinot Noir's on the market. Very light and well balanced, we could barely keep the last vintage on the shelves. Style: Light-Bodied Dry Red Region: Romania, Banat, West Romania Grape: 100% Pinot Noir Size: 75cl ABV: 12.0% Closure:…
    • Le Fou Pinot Noir Pays de LAude 2016 75cl
    • Le Fou Pinot Noir Pays de LAude 2016 75cl
      • £8.95
    • You typically think of cool Burgundian climes when it comes to growing Pinot Noir, but we'd like to thank the madman who coaxed it out of its comfort zone and planted further south, in the Aude valley, where temperatures are much, much hotter. We're extremely fond of this intensely berry-fruited result and appreciate the 'so crazy it must be right' approach that produced it. Style: Medium-Bodied D…
    • Bonfire Hill Extreme Vineyards Red 2016 75cl
    • Bonfire Hill Extreme Vineyards Red 2016 75cl
      • £10.95
    • With years of international winemaking experience, Trizanne Barnard now makes exceptional wines from some of the most extreme vineyard sites of the South Africa's western Cape. This multi-regional blend takes fruit from the bush vines of the hot Swartland, from wind-ravaged vineyards in Elim and the Overberg and from the high cold hills of the Piekernierskloof. This cross blending of regions and s…
    • Edoardo Miroglio SOLI Pinot Noir 2015 75cl
    • Edoardo Miroglio SOLI Pinot Noir 2015 75cl
      • £11.95
    • Tried a wine from Bulgaria? If you haven't, now's the time! This accomplished Pinot Noir exposes the country as a serious region to watch - one that, according to Jane Macquitty, could very well be making the Burgundians fidget with unease. Tart, savoury and smoky, this is a staggeringly good-value rendering of the most beguiling of grapes. Just when you think it thoroughly over-delivers, it offer…
    • Bottega Vinai Trentino Pinot Nero 2017 75cl
    • Bottega Vinai Trentino Pinot Nero 2017 75cl
      • £12.95
      • Temporarily out of stock
    • Pinot Nero (aka Pinot Noir) is a grape perfectly suited the cool hillside vineyards of Trentino. Here the fickle grape can ripen slowly and gain complex flavours not found elsewhere in Italy. Style: Medium Bodied Dry Red Region: Italy, Trentino Grape: Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) Size: 75cl ABV: 13.0% Closure: Cork Official Notes: Nose: Delicate aromas of redcurrants and cherry mingle with spicy, savou…
    • Moko Black Pinot Noir 2016 75cl
    • Moko Black Pinot Noir 2016 75cl
      • £12.95
    • In New Zealand 'ta Moko' is the traditional Maori art of Tattooing, often on the face for which the purpose and applications are sacred. Every moko contains ancestral / tribal messages specific to the wearer. These messages tell the story of the wearer's family and tribal affiliations, and their place in these social structures. This wine celebrates the ancient tradition with an impression of the…
    • Iona Mr P Pinot Noir 2017 75cl
    • Iona Mr P Pinot Noir 2017 75cl
      • £13.95
    • The winemakers at Iona Wine Farm describe this wine, Mr P, as 'Pinot for the People' as it shows all the characteristics of classic, high end Pinot Noir at an affordable price. Using younger vines than their standard Pinot Noir and older barrels they are able, with their excellent winemaking skills, to produce this wine at such a good price. Style: Medium Bodied Dry Red Region: South Africa, Elgin…
    • Sumarroca Cava Brut Rosé NV 75cl
    • Sumarroca Cava Brut Rosé NV 75cl
      • £13.95
    • In the heart of Penedes, the home of Cava, Bodegas Sumarroca have been producing quality sparkling wines for generations. By practicing sustainable farming, harvesting at night and only using free-run juice (they sell the pressed juice to neighbouring 'inferior' bodegas) they are producing some of the cleanest and freshest styles of Cava Spain has to offer. Style: Medium Bodied Sparkling Rosé Regi…
    • Always Enjoy Life Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 75cl new
    • Always Enjoy Life Pinot Noir Rosé 2016 75cl
      • £14.95
    • German wines can seem a bit stuffy and serious at time but Emil Bauer & Söhne have shaken this up a bit with their quirky style. This Pinot Noir rosé is unlike any German wine we have tried before. It's soft and fruity which is very attractive, yet has some depth and length with oozes quality. A great little find. Style: Off-Dry Rosé Region: Germany, Pfalz Grape: Pinot Noir Size: 75cl ABV: 12.5% C…
    • JiJiJi Malbec Pinot Noir 2015 75cl
    • JiJiJi Malbec Pinot Noir 2015 75cl
      • £15.95
    • The Michelini Brothers at Passionate Wines like to do things a little differently. They have thrown away the Argentinean Winemaking rule book and come up with some crazy but brilliant results. The blend of early picked Malbec and late Picked Pinot Noir is unique enough but then it is made like a Beaujolais. This is odd to say the least but, when you taste it, it all makes sense. The 2014 was decla…
    • Atamisque Serbal Pinot Noir 2017 75cl new
    • Atamisque Serbal Pinot Noir 2017 75cl
      • £15.95
    • It’s been a long time coming but Argentina is finally getting recognised for its Pinot Noir. Grown at altitude in the Uco Valley, The Atamisque Serbal Pinot is great example of pure Pinot Noir without the masking of oak. This is an attractive, well structured Pinot Noir unlike so many others found at this price point. Style: Medium Bodied Dry Red Region: Argentina, Mendoza, Uco Valley Grape: Pinot…
    • Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2017 75cl
    • Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2017 75cl
      • £16.95
      • Temporarily out of stock
    • The Yarra's relatively cool climate makes it well suited to growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two varietals that Innocent Bystander excels in handling. The character of their Pinot expresses the winery's ethos nicely; 'left of centre, now-drinking, fun yet seriously crafted'. Style: Medium-Bodied Dry Red Region: Australia, Victoria, Yarra Valley Grape: Pinot Noir Ethics: Vegetarian Size: 75cl ABV…
    • Tinpot Hut Pinot Noir 2016 75cl
    • Tinpot Hut Pinot Noir 2016 75cl
      • £17.95
    • Before Marlborough in New Zealand was known for its wine, the region’s main industry was sheep farming. The tinpot huts were used as a base for musterers as they rounded up the sheep that had been in the hills from spring to autumn. The name links Marlborough's past as a sheep farming centre with its current state as one of the world's most dynamic wine regions. Style: Medium Bodied Dry Red Region…
    • Moobuzz Pinot Noir 2015 75cl staff favourite
    • Moobuzz Pinot Noir 2015 75cl
      • £18.95
    • MooBuzz, �from the land of milk and honey�, was made to reflect the easy-going elegance and nature of the Californian Coast. This beautiful part of the world is often more remote than you might think; full of rugged valleys and ridges, the excellent soil found here helps to produce world class wines full of West Coast sunshine. This is one of our favourite wines at Drinkmonger and really great val…
    • Aniello Blanco de Pinot Noir 2017 75cl
    • Aniello Blanco de Pinot Noir 2017 75cl
      • £18.95
    • Sitting high in the Patagonian Mountains, Bodegas Aniello is a small winery producing some of the finest wines the region has to offer. Pinot Noir is perfectly at home here in these cooler climates so Bodegas Aniello have created this white wine from the black grape. Style: Medium Bodied White Region: Argentina, Patagonia Grape: Pinot Noir Size: 75cl ABV: 13.5% Closure: Screwcap Official Notes: Fr…
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