Charles Smith Eve Chardonnay 2013, California, USA 1 bottle £15
Not a fan of Chardonnay? Let us convert you!…Eve has taken the fancy of many a non-Chardonnay-lover for its juicyness, purity of fruit and its clean and crisp style. Like its Californian winemaker Charles Smith, once-Scandinavian rock band manager, Eve has plenty of character. Citrus, apple and lime burst from the glass and the finish is beautifully long and mineral. We promise you will want a second sip!
Price with club discount: £13.50
Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-haut 2015, Côtes du Roussillon, France 2 bottles £10
Rounded, fresh and intensely aromatic, this blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Macabeu has it all. Michel Chapoutier ventured south of the Rhone into Roussillon in search of great terroir and his quest certainly didn’t disappoint. This white is just one fine example with oodles of ripe stone fruits and an almost salty minerality. A great match for a rich fish dish.
Price with club discount: £9
Gavi ‘La Battistina’ 2015, Piemonte, Italy 2 Bottles £10
When looking for a soft and easy-drinking white this is one of our favourites. Blossom, peach and citrus combine with a mellow nuttiness making for a moreish drop. This single estate Gavi made from 100% Cortese also delivers in weight and texture thanks to 3 months lees contact. A Bintwo terrace favourite this year making for a lovely-weight pre-dinner drink and equally as tasty with nibbles.
Price with club discount: £9
Golden Lynx Viognier 2015, Franschoek, South Africa 37.5cl 1 bottle £14
This luscious little number snuck in at our South African Flight Club in September. An expressive 100% Viognier sweet from small South African wine producer, Lynx, combining ripe stone fruit, aromatics and the perfect amount of sweetness. Unctuous yet balanced with gentle acidity. A fruit tart or even some mild cheese could be the go!
Price with wine discount: £12.60
Château des Antonins Bordeaux Supérieur 2014, France 2 bottles £11
With Christmas on the horizon it is definitely a time for ‘Claret’ and no better occasion to crack open this great value Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Rich, soft and structured, with concentrated currant and red berry flavours. Subtle oak and supple tannins make this a rounded fireside red or one to accompany roast leg of lamb.
Price with club discount: £9.90
Cabaret Frank No 2 ‘The Aviary’ 2015, Lodi, California 2 bottles £8.00
A highly quaffable mid-weight red made from 85% Old Vine Cabernet Franc blended with a smattering of, partner-in-crime, Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the warm climates of Central California. Without the use of oak the Cabaret Frank has retained the grapes true varietal characters. It’s bursting with black fruits on the nose and palate with a delightful leafiness and touch of sweetness.
Price with club discount: £7.20
Sepp Moser Zweigelt 2015, Neusiedlersee, Austria 2 bottles £10.50
Renowned Austrian winemaker Sepp Moser comes up trumps with this tasty lighter-style of red, Zweigelt. Devoted to organic and biodynamic viticulture this wine is no exception to the rule with every care taken to grow this local grape variety organically and to hand harvest. The result is a vibrant red, with currants, berries, sweet spice and herbs, even a hint of white pepper reminiscent of its fellow Austrian white Gruner Veltliner. A match for a comforting chicken casserole.
Price with wine club discount: £9.45
Total wine price: £128
Bin Delivered price: £110 (£120 delivered nationally)