BBC Good Food Wine Club: What’s in the cases?

    Read about the contents of our latest exclusive wine cases, curated in partnership with Laithwaite's.

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    Mixed wine case

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    This mixed case provides everything you need to survive the winter with fireside reds and zingy whites to remind you of sunnier times. In the warming corner, there’s an oak-aged Spanish blend, a Sicilian Nero D’Avola made from very old vines and, a good bet for Christmas Day, a southern French red that will appeal to lovers of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The whites include a Chardonnay blend from near Venice, a perennial classic in the shape of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and finally a Vinho Verde which, with its moderate alcohol and slight sparkle, is the perfect wine for entertaining over the festive season.

    The wines:

    Viñas del Vero Series Limitadas
    Château Philippe Lamour
    Picco Attila Chardonnay Ribolla Gialla
    Duck 'n' Pheasant Sauvignon Blanc
    AM Adega de Monção
    Tenuta Fenice

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    White wine case
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    This case reflects how adventurous British wine lovers have become. We’re happy to try lesser known grapes such as Alvarinho, Trajadura, Vermentino, and Ribolla Gialla. The first two feature in an impossibly fresh Vinho Verde; the Ribolla Gialla is paired with Chardonnay in a complex wine from north-east Italy; and the Vermentino joins Grenache Blanc and Viognier in a delicious blend from the south of France. Finally there are three varietal wines: a peachy Torrontes from Argentina; the tangy Riversong Riesling from Chile; finally a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc because, while it’s great to be adventurous, there’s nothing wrong with an old favourite.

    The wines:

    Duck 'n' Pheasant Sauvignon Blanc
    AM Adega de Monção
    Picco Attila Chardonnay Ribolla Gialla
    Riversong Riesling
    Saveur du Soleil Blanc
    Alma Andina Torrontés

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    Red wine case

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    There’s some tremendous stuff in this case – reds for every occasion. The Saveur du Soleil is the perfect wine for entertaining because it’s just so straightforwardly delicious. Slightly more serious and demanding is the Viñas del Vero Series Limitadas made near Rioja, then there’s a rich, deeply-coloured red from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal and a vibrant Sicilian wine from a vineyard that was abandoned due to an earthquake and has only now been restored. Then, crying out for some serious beef is the Cleanskin Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, and finally a Grenache-based red from the Rhone which is liquid central heating.

    The wines:

    Viñas del Vero Series Limitadas
    Château Philippe Lamour
    Piteira Xisto Preto
    Saveur du Soleil Rouge
    Cleanskin Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
    Tenuta Fenice

    All cases contain a free bottle of Prosecco and two Dartington flutes (together, usually £30.99). 

    Read about the flavour profile of each individual bottle, plus get tips on how to match them with food by reading our tasting notes.


     

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