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We’re celebrating dads everywhere this Father’s Day with a brilliant range of drinks gifts that are guaranteed to raise a smile and a glass! Forget the socks and supermarket chocs and find a deliciously unique gift that’s almost as brilliant as him.

So, whether you want to give your love to dad, say a big thank you to grandpa, celebrate with an amazing stepdad or congratulate a first time father, we’ve got the perfect gift for you. Here’s a round-up of our favourite Father’s Day drinks gifts. And don’t forget, every single gift comes with free delivery. Cheers to that!

Top Father’s Day wine gifts Dad’s Black Pig

If you’re looking for a cracking gift for dad this Father’s Day, you can’t go wrong with our limited edition Dad’s Black Pig. Last year, Dad’s Black Pig was our top-selling Father’s Day gift, and it’s no wonder why. This cracking gift set features an exclusive Black Pig gift tube, detailed tasting notes and one of our bestselling reds of all time, the delicious Black Pig McLaren Vale Shiraz.

The wine alone is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 2,400 reviews and is all you’d expect from a premium red, with a rich texture and smooth, elegant finish. This award-winning wine is a tasty New World gem that we’re certain dad will love cracking open this Father’s Day. Just £25.99 plus free delivery, it’s a no-brainer – this is the ultimate Father’s Day gift!

See more details of our Dad’s Black Pig

Father’s Day Classic Red Trio

If your dad is a red wine lover, we’re pretty certain he’ll be delighted with this gift. This trio of delicious red wines comes beautifully presented in one of our classic wooden gift boxes, so it’s sure to be well received this Father’s Day!

See more details of our Father’s Day Classic Red Trio

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Wine Gift in Presentation Case

This top of the range Châteauneuf-du-Pape will make a cracking gift for dad this Father’s Day. Sourced from a world renowned region, this beautiful wine is a delicious blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre and comes complete with your essential wine accessories in a sleek leatherette case.

See more details of our Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Wine Gift in Presentation Case

Dad’s Champagne Gift Box

Celebrate your dad in style with a bottle of top-notch Champagne! Veuve Rayer is a first class fizz, so pop the cork and raise a glass to Dad this Father’s Day.

See more details of our Dad’s Champagne Gift Box

Best beer gift for Dad Freedom Brewery Three Beer Pack with Glass

Perfect for dads who are partial to a hoppy beverage, this trio of Freedom Brewery beers comes complete with a branded glass for dad to enjoy these delicious beers out of this Father’s Day.

See more details of our Freedom Brewery Three Beer Pack with Glass

Perfect spirits gifts for Father’s Day The English Whisky Company Virgin Oak Small Batch Release with Jug

This small batch whisky from England’s oldest registered whisky distillery will make a brilliant gift for Father’s Day. After spending its entire life in American white oak, this beautifully smooth whisky is filled with vanilla, chocolate and toffee notes with a warm spicy finish that lingers on the palate. Delicious!

See more details of our English Whisky Company Virgin Oak Small Batch Release with Jug

Uncle Vals Botanicals Gin

If your dad is a gin-thusiast, this small-batch botanical gin is one to add to his collection! A craft gin inspired by Tuscan cuisine, Uncle Val’s Gin is truly unique with crisp aromas of sage and classic juniper offset with delicate spice when sipped.

See more details of our Uncle Vals Botanicals Gin

Pirate’s Grog Rum Miniatures in Wooden Chest Gift Set

A handcrafted, wooden treasure chest that includes a trio of rum miniatures? What’s not to like! There’s a Pirate’s Grog 5 Year Old rum with smooth vanilla and butterscotch flavours, No.13 which is a full-bodied rum with notes of stone fruit and white chocolate, and finally the Black Ei8ht Coffee rum-infused with premium Brazilian coffee.

See more details of our Pirate’s Grog Rum Miniatures in Wooden Chest Gift Set

Favourite food & wine gifts for Father’s Day BBQ Essentials and Red Wine in Wooden Gift Box

If your dad fancies himself as a bit of a BBQ Champion then this gift is sure to have him grinning from ear to ear. With a special set of barbecue utensils, aged vine chips to add a rich, fruity taste and a beautifully smoky BBQ rub, you’ve got everything you’ll need for a top-notch feast. And let’s not forget that there’s a beautiful, full-bodied Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon which will make the perfect accompaniment. Go on dad, fire up the BBQ!

See more details of our BBQ Essentials and Red Wine in Wooden Gift Box

Rioja and Chorizo Gift Box

Foodie dads will love this food and wine pairing! We’ve matched a top-drawer Finca Los Principes La Cañada Rioja with a bag of award-winning Chorizo thins to create a heavenly duo of Spanish treats.

See more details of our Rioja and Chorizo Gift Box

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Virgin Wines Blog by Nathan Wadlow - 2M ago

Mark it in your calendar, circle it in your diary and get ready to spoil Mum rotten on 31st March for Mother’s Day! This year we have created a fabulous range of delicious, top notch drinks gifts which are sure to put a smile on your dear mum’s face. It’s time to ditch the flowers, grab a bottle of her favourite tipple, and let her know just how much you care!

Mother’s Day Mixed Wine Trio with Teddy Bear

This boxed selection features a classic Aussie number in the form of 16 Little Black Pigs Shiraz, a beautiful Argentinian red with a dark fruit kick, and a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with a tropical twist to finish. And don’t forget, there’s the adorable Mother’s Day Teddy Bear to top it all off and make everyone go ‘aww!’.


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Champagne Laurent Perrier La Cuvee in Branded Gift Box

Add a touch of luxury to Mother’s Day with this delicious Laurent Perrier Champagne, beautifully wrapped up in a branded gift box. Life is all about enjoying the moment and we’re certain any Mum would enjoy drinking this beautiful fizz!


See more details of our Champagne Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Gift

Afternoon Tea Gift Set

We’ve pulled together everything you need for a delicious afternoon tea treat. Our Mother’s Day gift set includes English afternoon tea, crumbly all butter shortbread, a tasty raspberry and Prosecco preserve and chocolate truffle selection. Plus, there’s an extra special bottle of Senti Prosecco to finish things off in style. Yum!

See more details of our Afternoon Tea Gift Set

Classic Six Bottle Mixed Gift Case

If your Mum is a little tricky to buy for, this is the gift you. We don’t know many people who would turn their nose up at a six bottle case of wine! With three delicious bottles of red and a trio of refreshing white wines, this is a gift you simply can’t go wrong with.

See more details of our Classic Six Bottle Mixed Case

Mother’s Day Gift Set with Fizz

If your Mum enjoys a glass of bubbles this might just be the perfect one for you! We’ve paired up a delicious sparkling Rosé Spumante alongside a beautiful ‘Most Amazing Mum’ glass with matching coasters. A lovely touch to let your mum know just how much you appreciate her.

See more details of our Mother’s Day Gift Set with Fizz

20 Year Old Gran Reserva in Wooden Gift Box

Only the best wine is destined for Gran Reserva. After 20 years of ageing, the lucky recipient of this bottle will be greeted with a wine that has a beautiful smoky flavour and luxurious texture and complexity. If your Mum loves fine red wines, she’ll be delighted with this delicious bottle of Gran Reserva.

See more details of our 20 Year Old Gran Reserva in Wooden Gift Box

Distil 31 Gin Duo in Wooden Gift Box

A duo of gin may not be your average Mother’s Day gift, but that’s why it’s one of our favourites! The Distil 31 Goose Neck gin is exclusive to Virgin Wines after we fancied having a go at creating our very own craft gin. And if we do say so ourselves, it’s fantastic. This gin duo features a classic London Dry and a crisp, tangy rhubarb number that is the perfect thirst quencher for any gin lover.

See more detilas of our Distil 31 Gin Duo in Wooden Gift Box

Luxury Mums Night In Gift Set with Champagne

With an array of delicious sweet treats including chocolate truffles and salted caramel popcorn, this tasty ensemble of goodies will ensure your Mum has the Mother’s Day she deserves. Add in a beautifully scented candle and a bottle of top quality Champagne and you have the perfect gift set. We won’t blame her if she waits until you disappear to crack these open!

See more details of our Luxury Mums Night In Gift Set with Champagne

Free next day or named day delivery!

Our full range of Mother’s Day gifts start from just £14.99 and there’s free delivery on all orders, so it won’t cost you the earth to ensure Mum wears a big well-deserved grin this Mother’s Day. Cheers to that!

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We are delighted to announce a partnership with Kenwood which incentivises customers with a free case of wine when purchasing selected kitchen products.

Available across major and independent retailers, including Amazon and Currrys, customers can claim a free wine case when purchasing a mixer from the Chef, Chef Elite, Chef Titanium and Cooking Chef ranges this February. Whether trying out a brand new recipe or an authentic dish tried and tested by generations, Kenwood mixers are a great companion for passionate cooks who love getting creative in the kitchen.

Once a qualifying Kenwood product has been purchased, customers can head online to claim a case of up to 16 bottles. Case options include red, white, mixed or non-alcoholic wines, each including an awesome selection of boutique wines handpicked by our buying team.

Food and wine go hand in hand, which is why we are delighted to partner with a global company working in this space. For more information, including full terms and conditions and how to claim, please visit: kenwoodtreats.co.uk/februaryvirginwine

If you are a business interested in new and innovative ways to enhance your customer experience, please visit our corporate wine page.

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We all know wine works wonders when paired with a beautiful piece of beef steak. But does the choice of wine you pair with it matter? Absolutely.

As a general rule, the leaner the meat, the lighter the wine, which in the case of beef steak will mostly always be red. There are however so many different variants to bear in mind – the cooking technique, accompaniments on the plate, and of course sauces. To keep things simple, our head wine buyer has teamed up with Field and Flower to give you the run down on the perfect wines to match quality cuts of beef. These are pairings which are just meant to be and will set you on the right path to steak and wine success.

Fillet Steak with Grenache

The most tender of steaks because this muscle does very little work. Running along the back of the animal this popular cut can also be found as one half of the T-bone steak. Best cooked blue, rare or medium rare on a dry griddle or in a pan with butter. Season after cooking to avoid scorching the pepper in the pan.

Wine to pair: Les Galets d’Estezargues 2017

This is a luscious French gem and a real treat when paired with meats, particularly barbequed or griddled beef. There’s no doubt this will be a beautiful match with a quality piece of fillet – fruity and balanced with lashings of strawberry and cherry, and not too overpowering, working with the star on the plate without dominating it. Perfect.

Chateaubriand Steak with Malbec

The chateaubriand is the centre cut of the fillet with the tail and thick end removed by the butcher. This piece of fillet is used in the popular beef wellington dish. The chateaubriand is often used as a dinner party centre piece and carved at the table into medium slices and served with chimichurri béarnaise sauce. Recommended cooking methods are to sear in a heavy based pan and then to transfer to the oven for roasting. Best cooked rare, medium rare.

Wine to pair: Perez Cruz Carmenere Malbec 2017

This is one of best rated wines from one of our most popular winemakers. Pair with anything rich and hearty and you’re in for a treat. The unique blend of Carmenere and Malbec grapes results in a very deeply concentrated fruit filled red, with hints of spice and a long, balanced finish. This will work wonders with a beautifully cooked Chateaubriand.

Onglet Steak with Malbec

A very flavoursome steak with a stronger taste than a flat iron, sirloin or fillet. The steak takes its flavour from being part of the diaphragm and it’s rich muscle fibres. Often feather cut and available as one piece this steak needs careful cooking. When cooked over a medium heat with butter, white wine and slowed cooked onions there is no better tasting steak. Best cooked medium rare, medium. Cut across the grain to serve.

Wine to pair: La Mechita Familia Zuccardi Malbec 2018

These guys know their stuff and are pioneers in the Argentinian wine scene. Their vineyards are family owned and run, with winemaker Ruben Ruffo a real architect of detail. This wine is a staple for any wine rack – medium to full bodied with notes of red fruits, currants and delicate hints of vanilla, spice and cedar, all held together by fine tannins. A very modern Malbec and perfect with food, and most defeintely onglet steak.

Rump Steak with Merlot

The best rump steaks will be from grass-fed cattle and have been aged on the bone and matured for a minimum of 28 days. This hard working muscle benefits from the ageing process in order to break down the muscle fibres and tenderise the meat. The rump muscle works hard at the rear end of the beef animal and therefore carries deep flavours and a heavier texture than a sirloin or fillet. A versatile steak that is well suited to a pan, griddle or BBQ with a chimichurri sauce to accompany. Best cooked rare, medium rare, medium.

Wine to pair: Baron De Boutisse St Emilion Grand Cru 2014

Now this is something! Harvested from a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on beautiful limestone plateaus in Bordeaux, this wine is a very special blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. A classic French production which is smooth, well-balanced and easy on the palate. This will age wonderfully, and awaits its perfect partner in rump steak.

Porterhouse Steak with Grenache

This thick cut steak comes on the bone and is taken from the loin. It’s the same muscle used for the sirloin and contains beautiful marbling that helps baste the steak on cooking. Perfect for two people this steak should be seared on the hob and oven finished. Perfect for a Saturday night treat with peppercorn sauce. Best cooked rare, medium rare, medium.

Wine to pair: Chateau Mont Redon Lirac 2015

We’re back in France with another old world beauty and a fantastic value bottle considering the undoubted quality. Produced by Chateau Mont Redon by the Rhône River, between Orange and Avignon, in the village of Roquemaure, the Lirac 2015 is a Grenache blend with plenty of creamy oak and heaps of chocolatey red cherry and wonderful style. This will stand up wonderfully well to a hunk of porterhouse steak.

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Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone, but let’s get back to what it’s really about – spreading a little happiness to our favourite people. Whether for your partner, best friend or just someone who needs to know you appreciate them, it’s time to share a little love! So here is a selection of our top wine, fizz and spirit gifts which are perfect for your special somebody.

Eden Mill Love Gin with Glasses Gift Set

The perfect gift for gin lovers this Valentine’s Day! This beautiful gin from Eden Mill is famous for its deliciously sweet flavours. Pour a measure of Love Gin into a glass, add your favourite tonic and garnish with pink grapefruit or red berries for a tasty tipple with a romantic twist.

See further details of our Eden Mill Love Gin with Glasses Gift Set

Valentine’s Wine Lovers Trio

A trio of show stopping wines that are superb for surprising your Valentine! This boxed selection features an intense McLaren Vale Shiraz, gorgeous Pinot Noir full of red fruit flavours and a classic Sauvignon Blanc with a tropical twist.

See further details of our Valentine’s Wine Lovers Trio

Freedom Brewery Three Beer Pack with Glass

Keep it simple for beer fans this Valentine’s Day with a trio of craft beers from our friends at Freedom Brewery. Packed with a branded beer glass and three of their most popular beers, you really can’t go wrong with this gift.

See further details of our Freedom Brewery Three Beer Pack with Glass

Italian Sparkling and Humbugs

This pair of fizz themed goodies will bring sparkle to any Valentine’s celebration! Enjoy a jar of yummy raspberry Prosecco humbugs and a bottle of delicious pink fizz to share in the form of our gorgeous Due Colline Rosé Spumante.

See further details of our Italian Sparkling and Humbugs

Romantic Wine Duo

Make Cupid proud and bring out your romantic side! Cook up a storm, crack open this tasty wine duo and have a lovely romantic evening in with your Valentine. Packaged in a beautiful gift box, this wine duo is a match made in heaven – a beautiful, full-bodied Spanish Gran Reserva paired with a fresh Aussie Sauvignon Blanc.

See further details of our Romantic Wine Duo

Champagne Laurent Perrier La Cuvee in Branded Gift Box

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your partner or friends, they’re sure to love this luxurious Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Champagne. A great fizz that’s also a lot of fun, this gift will be a great accompaniment to any celebration or special night in.

See further details of our Champagne Laurent Perrier La Cuvee in Branded Gift Box

Valentine’s Gran Reserva Gift

A beautiful bottle of Torre Aguila – an exceptional Gran Reserva – makes a wonderful present for red wine lovers. Complete with a wooden gift box and confetti hearts for an added romantic touch, this boutique bottle is full of gorgeous flavours you’d expect from a top notch Spanish red.

See further details of our Valentine’s Gran Reserva Gift

Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin in Gift Tin

A gin fit for royalty! This quintessentially British tipple has been handcrafted by the talented team at Warner Edwards, taking their award-winning Harrington gin and pairing it with rhubarb from Queen Victoria’s personal crop. The result? A beautifully pink gin with a tangy rhubarb kick packaged up in a branded gift tin. Lovely!

See further details of our Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin in Gift Tin

Classic Wine Duo in Wooden Gift Box

If the cutesy Valentine’s Day gift isn’t for you, why not treat your loved one to a classic wine duo? It’s a gift that’s sure to raise a smile (and a glass!) with two of our customer favourite wines – an exceptional Rioja and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc.

See further details of our Classic Wine Duo in Wooden Gift Box

Benromach Whisky Gift Pack

A trio of hand-crafted whiskies from family-run Benromach Distillery? Sounds like a fantastic Valentine’s gift to us! Each whisky is crafted to perfection using the finest ingredients to ensure each and every one has the classic Speyside characters. If your Valentine is a whisky lover, this is the perfect gift for them.

See further details of our Benromach Whisky Gift Pack

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Wine Gift in Presentation Case

Make your Valentine’s eyes light up with our top of the range Châteauneuf-du-Pape! A world-class blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre, this is a genuine treat for anyone who appreciates a really top notch wine. Plus, there’s a black leatherette presentation case complete with three accessories for an extra special touch.

See further detalis of our Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Wine Gift in Presentation Case

Free next day or named gift delivery!

All our gifts are beautifully packaged and come with a free personalised gift message so you can say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ your own way. Plus, there’s free delivery available on all Valentine’s Day gifts. Choose from next day or nominated day delivery, even on 14th February. Cheers to that!

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Enjoying wine with food is one of the great pleasures in life. Enter cheese. It’s hard to think of a single food item which is more perfectly suited to a beautiful glass of vino, particularly when enjoyed on its own. Here are a selection of five very fine gourmet cheeses, each one carefully paired with one of our boutique bottles of wine. These are matches truly made in heaven!

Il Canet Cheese with Barbera

Il Canet is a native cheese from Piedmont, northern Italy. The unique tangerine colour is from the annatto which is added to the brine when it is being ‘washed’. The sweet yet spicy flavours are perfectly balanced; the result of a unique blend of cow and goat’s milk used to make it.

Wine to pair: Tenuta Olim Bauda Barbera D’asti DOCG La Villa 2016

You should definitely try to drink local wines with local foods – this Barbera is the perfect match for a Piedmont cheese. The wine is deep, concentrated and spicy whilst retaining purity and elegance so it won’t overpower the delicately balanced Il Canet.

Epoisses de Bourgogne AOC with Pinot Noir

Made only in Burgundy, Epoisses is a cow’s milk cheese that is washed in a classic French brandy to create a pungent, spicy speciality. Epoisses de Bourgogne is surprisingly meaty in flavour, combining stunning spicy notes which add to its complexity. It looks great too and is sure to impress at any dinner party.

Wine to pair: La Paulee Bourgogne Rouge 2014

Wash this cheese down with the wine it’s been washed in – Bourgogne (Burgundy). La Paulee Bourgogne Rouge 2014 has great depth, concentration and complexity. Heaps of red fruit, layered spice and a savoury edge will stand up to this cheese beautifully.

Westcombe Cheddar with Chardonnay

Westcombe Dairy certainly know how to pack a punch and this cheddar really is phenomenal. Packed full of flavour and strength, this is a hand-made gem full of Somerset’s rural influence. Made using traditional, artisan methods, this is a fine example of Great British cheese.

Wine to pair: Familia Zuccardi Chardonnay Q 2016

This lightly oaked, nutty Chardonnay will complement the flavours of the Westcombe cheddar wonderfully, whilst the acidity in the wine will keep the palate feeling fresh.

Monte Enebro with Muscat

Also known as mule’s-hoof cheese, Monte Enebro is a Spanish wonder. Delicate citrus notes can be found in this unpasteurised goats cheese, which develops in strength the longer it is kept. Another show stopper and a fantastic example of a gourmet semi soft cheese.

Wine to pair: Kuehn Alsace Muscat 2017

Something light and fresh pairs well with this goat’s cheese. The Kuehn Alsace Muscat 2017 is approachable yet complex with aromatics of elderflower, lemon and root ginger. A well suited partner.

Kaltbach Gruyere with Gewurztraminer

Swiss perfection. Developed and matured in sandstone caves, the Kaltbach Creamy is irresistibly smooth with extraordinary flavour. This is genuine melt in the mouth stuff which simply deserves to be tasted!

Wine to pair: Cave de Turkheim Gewurztraminer Sables et Galets 2015

Unashamedly sweet and deliciously fruity, this wine will go beautifully with an aged, savoury hard cheese. The sweet and salty combination creates a unique interplay that heightens the more subtle notes and brings new complexity to the pairing.

All of the above cheese is provided by our friends at Pong.

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Virgin Wines Blog by Jen Hudson - 4M ago

You’d be forgiven for wondering what makes a wine vegan. After all, they are made from grapes! But in a nutshell, to ensure a wine is vegan it must be produced without animal fining products such as casein (milk protein) or isinglass (fish bladder protein). Instead, winemakers replace these agents with natural products such as clay or charcoal to clarify the wine. As a result, we are left with vegan-friendly wine.

Great news is our vegan wine selection at Virgin Wines is now over 200 bottles strong and counting! Here our wine buyers have picked out their top nine vegan wines which definitely deserve a place on your wine rack. It was tough, but here they are…

Vegan Red Wines
Billy Bosch Bushvine Cinsault

For those who haven’t discovered the joys of Cinsault, it tastes very similar to a smoky Pinot Noir – complex with gorgeous fruity expressions. This bottle offers delicious notes of black cherry and delicate flora aromas resulting in a very drinkable vegan wine. A South African stunner!

Wine Region: Western Cape, South Africa
Price: £8.99

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Schola Sarmenti Cubardi Primitivo IGT Salento

This little number is nothing but big on flavour and a sensational example of a vegan full bodied red. Produced using 65-year-old vines that yield a small number of highly-concentrated grapes, you can expect to experience plum, blackberry and dried fruit – completed with a superb oaky finish.

Wine Region: Puglia, Italy
Price: £14.99

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Familia Zuccardi Malbec Q

These guys are at the forefront of driving Argentinian wine production forward with new and innovative methods. As a result, their wines are simply great. This Argentinan Malbec is no different and full of mouth-watering blackberries, blueberries, tobacco and chocolate flavours. French oaked for six months before it was released, it’s seriously good.

Wine Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Price: £15.99

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Vegan White Wines
Quintas Do Homem Domum Vinho Verde

This is exactly what a Vinho Verde should be – perfectly balanced with undercurrents of tropical melon and refreshing lime. It’s not only moreish but maintains a superb level of intensity. A high-end edition from one of Portugal’s most popular wine producing regions.

Wine Region: Minho, Portugal
Price: £9.89

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Domaine La Haute Fevrie Clos de la Fevrie Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie

This beautiful wine originates from the heart of Muscadet in the north west of the Loire Valley. It will charm the palate with its outstanding mineral character and is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. What makes this wine even more interesting is that it is biodynamic, meaning it has been produced following the earth’s natural lifecycles.

Wine Region: Muscadet, Loire
Price: £12.99

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Heinrichshof Sonneuhr Trocken Riesling Mosel 2016

Searching for a Riesling with lots of drinkability? Voila! This superstar bottle has wonderful mineral and herbal complexity whilst being packed with apple and citrus flavours. Situated on the Mosel River, the south facing vineyards of Sonneuhr have everything that a Riesling needs to be great.

Wine Region: Mosel, Germany
Price: £18.99

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Vegan Sparkling Wines
Fritz Muller Zero Alcohol Frizzante 2017

This zero alcohol Frizzante is a fantastic substitute for the classic Prosecco. It has glorious crisp apple and zesty lemon aromas and refreshing flavours, making it the perfect celebratory tipple. Demand for low and zero alcohol wines is a current trend in the industry which is set to grow. This is a great example to get you started.

Wine Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Price: £7.69

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Corvezzo Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry Organic Wine

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a terrific Prosecco? Full of character, style and freshness, this organic sparkling wonder does not compromise on quality and is a cut above the average bottle. ‘Proper’ Prosecco (some might say) heralding from just outside Venice.

Wine Region: Veneto, Italy
Price: £14.99

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Champagne Gremillet Brut Blanc de Blancs

Nothing sparkles quite like Champagne and this wine is no exception. Made in the warmer French climates, grapes develop a little more ripeness and richness in flavour. As a result the Chardonnay grapes in this bottle give a delightful taste of citrus fruit, baked pear and biscuits. It’s seriously good stuff. Chin chin!

Wine Region: Champagne, France
Price: £29.99

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We are delighted to announce a corporate collaboration with our friends at Newmarket Holidays.

The brief was to provide a fantastic incentive for prospective customers looking to book a holiday in 2019. With a wide variety of destinations across the world, holiday goers can choose from shorts breaks in exciting cities to award-winning package holidays with accommodation and escorted tours. For all bookings made in January this year, customers can choose to receive a free gift of 12 bottles of some of our finest wines.

Our carefully selected case features a handpicked range of boutique wines, including customer favourites from all around the world. With a mix of red wine and white wine, holiday goers making a booking will receive a stunning Tempranillo from Rioja, a juicy Syrah from Romania for a taste of something new, plus beautiful whites from Australia, Italy and France, with classic Pinot Grigio, Vermentino and a multi award-winning Chardonnay to enjoy. Two beautiful sparkling numbers complete the dozen strong line up with another award-winner in our Senti Prosecco and an ultimate aperitif bubbly from Hungary.

As we all know, wine and travel are perfect partners, and what a way to round off booking your first holiday of the year with a free case of wine! If you are a business interested in new and innovative ways to enhance your customer experience, please visit our corporate wine page.

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Entertaining family and friends this Christmas? We’ve got the perfect party tricks to wow your guests involving our favourite subject in the whole world – wine!

Turn Water Into Wine

How to Turn Water into Wine - Science Trick - YouTube

It’s never been easier to dazzle your guests. Just grab a flat sheet of plastic (or make one yourself using old packaging) and two wine glasses – one glass of water and one glass of wine.

Place the plastic over the top of the glass of water and carefully tip the glass to sit on top of the glass of wine. Then gently slide the plastic away leaving a small gap and watch as the glass of water turn magically into wine.

The Classic Wine Glass over a Candle Party Trick

How to Do the Wine into an Upside-down Glass Party Trick - YouTube

Can we have a drum roll please? Defy the laws of gravity with this simple trick.

Start by finding a dish and tipping the wax from a tea light into the middle. Pop the tea light on top of the wax and pour some red wine into the dish. Place the empty wine glass over the top of the candle and watch the wine rise up into the wine glass – and voila!

How Many Pennies Does it Take to Overflow a Glass of Wine?

Here’s an easy one…

Fill your wine glass to the brim with wine and ask your friends and family to guess how many pennies you can drop in the glass before it overflows.

You would be forgiven for assuming only a couple but you’ll actually be able to drop at least 10 because of the surface tension. That’s science for you.

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Celebrate in style and impress your family and friends this Christmas with a selection of our top sparkling wines. From refreshing Prosecco to superstar Champagnes with a few wildcards in-between, our buyers have come up with the perfect list of dazzling bottles to make your Christmas truly magical.

Senti Prosecco Extra Dry

A customer favourite and one which is loved within the Virgin Wines team. Senti Extra Dry Prosecco has flawless delicacy and is packed with refreshing notes of apple and pear. This award-winning Prosecco will add a touch of sparkle to your Christmas.

Wine Region: Veneto, Italy

Price: £10.99

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Brazil Intenso Brut

Brazilian sparkling wine at its finest! Made with 100% Glera and in the style of their Italian counterparts, The Brazil Intenso Brut is beautifully crafted and a perfect addition to your festive wine rack. It packs a punch too, with superb balance and refreshing flavours on the nose and palate. A great talking point at the table which is also vegan friendly. 

Wine Region: Serra Gaucha, Brazil

Price: £9.99

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Hambledon Vineyards Classic Cuvée Brut Rosé 

This fabulous little number has won multiple awards and will treat you to flavours of ripe strawberries and punchy cranberries. Great for special occasions, this is a spectacular wine which deserves a place on your dinner table at Christmas. It’s made here in the UK in the small English village of Hambledon and is a fine example of top of the range British wines. 

Wine Region: Hampshire, England

Price: £36.00

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut

If you’re looking to get the party started in style you definitely won’t be disappointed with Laurent-Perrier. This is without doubt one of the best non-vintage Champagnes around and a class example of what a seriously high-quality and very dry bubbly should be. Lots of character with added wow factor, it’s an excellent choice for Christmas celebrations (and any others!).

Wine Region: Champagne, France

Price: £49.99

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Corvezzo Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry Organic

Perfect for lovers of organic produce and those who want a cut above the average. Corvezzo Prosecco is full of character, style and freshness with fine bubbles and hints of lemon on the palate. Made just outside of Venice this is the real deal when it comes to Italian sparkling wine.

Wine Region: Veneto, Italy

Price: £14.99

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Woolundry Road Sparkling South Australian Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut

Sparkling from Australia we hear you say? Indeed! This is a beautiful bottle made from the same expensive stuff we see in Champagne and easily gets one over on entry level editions from the French. An all round crowd pleaser from the guys behind Black Pig and other customer favourites from Downunder. It’s a yes from us!

Wine Region: South Australia

Price: £11.99

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