This week’s Wine of the Week is the world’s most famous sweet white wine

Dulong Reserve Sauternes

Grape: 80% Sémilion, 15% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle

Region: Bordeaux

Price: £7.99 (50cl) (Intro Offer, will be £11.99)

About the region: While the majority of Bordeaux wine is red, several locations and appellations produce excellent dry and sweet white wine from Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle grapes. Bordeaux’s Sauternes appellation is the world’s best-known sweet white wine producing region.

About the wine: This is an amazing Sauternes which is perfect for Christmas Week.

Notes: The nose is of a unique richness mixed with the subtle combination of citrus, fruits, spices, white flowers and honey.

Colour: A very appealing straw yellow.

Drink with: It’s the perfect partner to Christmas pud, and is to be cherished with the cheese but if you want to set a trend, try it with a really flavourful pâté, it’s really special.

Price: £7.99 (Intro Offer, will be £11.99)

So, that’s this week’s Wine of the Week. At £7.99 this is an amazing price for a half-bottle of the world’s most famous sweet white wine. Buy now before we sell out.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Julian

Wine Buyer

This week’s Wine of the Week is a highly recommended prosecco

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Wine of the Week: Sunday Roast Special

Finding the right wine for a traditional Sunday roast is the question I am often asked. I thought that as we’re having a roasting joints AND wine sale it was the perfect opportunity to go through some wine options for all the different joints of meat you might be roasting next Sunday.

Everyone associates beef with red wine and chicken with white wine – which is fine as a general rule but if you only drink red, or just prefer white with food, there are solutions. I’ve chosen three wines that are fantastic matches for roast beef. Continue reading

This week’s Wine of the Week is a great value Bordeaux

Chateâu Peyredoulle (it’s pronounced pay-ra-do)

Grape varieties: 85% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot.

Region: Bordeaux

Vintage: 2011

Price: £10.99

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This week’s Wine of the Week – a tasty mulled wine for Bonfire Night

Hi again,

It wouldn’t be Bonfire Night without a hot glass of delicious mulled wine. That’s why this week I’ve chosen our November bestseller as my Wine of the Week. It’s full of winter flavour, has a beautiful aroma, and, to make it even better, it’s included in our huge Buy Any 6 Save 25% wine sale (choose from 600 wines).

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About the wine

It’s a red wine blended with subtle flavours of cinnamon cloves and the zest of oranges and lemons, providing a delicious drink with lots of spice and fruit character – here’s how I’ll be serving mine next week.

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Wine of the Week – a great value sauvignon blanc

Wine Of The WeekCalvet Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

Grape: Sauvignon

Region: Loire

Price: £8.99

About the grape: The Loire is the spiritual home of the sauvignon grape. The best examples are grown in the Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé regions of Loire but this week’s wine comes from the Touraine region, which produces a slightly less dry version of sauvignon. Continue reading

Wine of the Week – your new favourite dry white

This week’s Wine of the Week is… Inycon Fiano

  • Grape: Fiano
  • Region: Sicily
  • Price: £7.99

 

About the grape: the fiano grape is grown mainly in Southern Italy and Sicily and has been cultivated since Roman times. The grape itself is very small so yields very little juice. This has traditionally made it quite unprofitable to harvest but recent improvements in technology, along with the popularity of pinot grigio, has seen fiano make a welcome comeback. Continue reading

Introducing… Wine of the Week

As a wine buyer with over 30 years of experience, I know how difficult buying wine can be. With so many great wines out there choosing the right wine and trying something new can be hard.Julian

That’s why we are introducing Wine of the Week. It does exactly what it says on the bottle really. I’ll simply choose a bottle of wine I think you should know about – maybe it’s new, or exclusive to Ocado, or on sale at a really great price, or maybe it just goes perfectly with roast chicken – essentially it’s the bottle of wine I’d recommend to a friend.Wine Of The Week

I’ll share it here, and on Facebook and Twitter, and hopefully along the way we’ll discover a lot of nice new wine together. If there’s anything you’d like me to talk about please feel free to leave a comment below.

And now for this week’s Wine of the Week…Merlot

 Bioletti’s Block Merlot

Grape: Merlot

Region: California

Price: £5.99 (Half Price)

About the grape: the merlot grape has its spiritual home in Bordeaux where it is blended with the slighter fuller cabernet sauvignon to give the wine more roundness and softer fruitier flavours.

The Californian variety is warmer, bigger and richer – due to warmer weather – and has an appealing plummy blackberry fruit aroma, yummy soft rich red flavours, and a pleasant long lingering finish. The Californian merlot also has less tannin, a nice medium weight and is soft with a hint of spice, making it very different to South American and European merlot.

About the wine: A lovely example of Californian merlot.

Notes: Fruity enough; without hard edges; very drinkable when served at a cool room temperature.

Drink with: Pairs really well with medium to full-flavoured red meat and perfect with hearty stews. Great with roast chicken, especially with rich stuffings and other full-flavoured accompaniments.

Price: Half Price at £5.99 until November 4th (or while stocks last)

So, that’s my first Wine of the Week. If it sounds like your kind of wine and you give it a try make sure to let me know how you find it. You can post comments here or on Facebook, but the best way to share your opinion is to leave a review on the product page.

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Cheers!

Julian

Wine Buyer