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Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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  1. CHATEAU MARIS LANGUEDOC ROSE 2017
    When we bought the vineyard in 1997 we wanted to make the best wines in the Languedoc while working in harmony with nature – that is without applying pesticides or other chemicals. We looked at natural ways of rejuvenating the soil using ... Learn More
  2. CHÂTEAU PEYBONHOMME-LES-TOURS CÔTES DE BLAYE 2017
    drawn from Peybon's biodynamically-certified limestone and clay soils in the Premières Côtes de Blaye (on the right bank overlooking the picturesque Gironde estuary). Wild yeast fermented with 90% fermented and aged in concrete and 10% fermented and aged in two- ... Learn More
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  3. CHATEAU PEYBONHOMME 'L’ATYPIC' 2017
    The vines that produce this cuvée are over 40 years old. As above, the wines are wild yeast fermented, but L'Atypic is raised entirely in concrete (and bottled unfiltered). ... Learn More
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  4. TISSOT ARBOIS 'DD' SANS SOUFRE 2016
    A 1/3 assemblage of the 3 Jura reds: Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau. Whole-bunch Pinot Noir with the rest destemmed by hand. Made using the same process as 50 years ago: a long maceration, no pump-overs and fermented for 3 months on skins in a ... Learn More
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  5. CHAPOUTIER ALSACE RIESLING 'LIEU-DIT BUEHL' 2017 (EN PRIMEUR)
    Grapes are pressed for about 8 hours. Then they are vinified in big traditional Alsatian casks and ferment with natural yeasts. ... Learn More
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  6. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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  7. CHAPOUTIER ALSACE RIESLING 'LIEU-DIT BERG' 2015
    The grapes are harvested by hand into 20kg trays. Fine with notes of plum, fresh tangerine citrus, grapefruit, with menthol and celery. Slender and crisp on the palate. This wine has a weave of salty bitters underscored by a dash ... Learn More
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  8. CHAPOUTIER ALSACE RIESLING 'LIEU-DIT BUEHL' 2015
    Grapes are pressed for about 8 hours. Then they are vinified in big traditional Alsatian casks and ferment with natural yeasts. The nose exhibits exotic fruit aromas such as pineapple and mango with mineral notes of blossoms. The palate is powerful ... Learn More
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  9. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE ROUGE 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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  10. CHAPOUTIER COTES DU ROUSSILLON VILLAGES LATOUR DE FRANCE "V.I.T" 2014
    The Chapoutier family of winemakers have been making wine in the Northern Rhone for decades, and are one of the largest landowners of some of the most renowned vineyard sites in the world. This wine is a blend of 65% Grenache ... Learn More
  11. LAHERTE FRERES BLANC DE BLANCS CHAMPAGNE NV
    100 per cent Chardonnay from the terroirs of Chavot, Vaudancourt, Voipreux 1er Cru and Epernay - all biodynamically farmed. Exuberant with lots of spicy white peach fruit, lemon pith and brown spice. The palate is crunchy and chalky with a delicious ... Learn More
  12. CHANDON DE BRIAILLES SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE 1ER CRU 'LES LAVIERES' 2014
    Mid-slope and with a lot limestone in the soil, Lavières comes from the word "lave" which was the term used in the past to describe the flat limestone slabs used to cover local roofs. Such stones dominate the sub-soil ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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  13. CHANDON DE BRIAILLES PERNARD-LES VERGELESSES 1ER CRU 2014
    One of the best value Premier Sites in Burgundy ... Learn More
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  14. CHANDON DE BRIAILLES PERNARD-VERGELESSES 1ER CRU ILE DES VERGELESSES 2014
    To quote The Burgundy Report's Bill Nanson, "The Île des Vergelesses is (in Pernand-Vergelesses terms) a quasi-Grand Cru - it has a depth and complexity that is often augmented with a cushioned texture from its tannins - the Chandon de ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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  15. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN VIEILLES VIGNES 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Allan Meadows
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    Huon Hooke
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  16. MARCOUX CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE ROUGE 2017
    85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, with the balance split between Syrah and Cinsault sourced from 13 biodynamically farmed parcels providing wonderful reflection of Chateauneuf as an appellation. It’s a ripe and powerful wine although it still retains terrific balance and cohesion. There’s ... Learn More
  17. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET BEAUNE 1ER CRU "TEURONS" 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Richard Hemming
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    Neil Martin
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  18. DOMAINE DE LA VIEILLE JULIENNE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE LES TROIS SOURCES 2016
    Jean-Paul Daumen took over from his father in 1992 and has since become one of the most revered, inventive and respected producers in France. He is a thoughtful, intelligent and deeply caring vigneron, managing the beautiful estate of Domaine de la ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    Gary Walsh
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    Vinous
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  19. ONLINE TASTING PACK - EXPLORING BUBBLES THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 6.30PM AEDT

    Wine education made fun and entertaining, let's explore some new and classic bubbles together just in time for the festive season.

    Join us for the ultimate Christmas debate, which bubbles to drink! We'll have three of our ... Learn More

  20. MAISON LEROY BOURGOGNE BLANC 2016
    "..Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy.." - Robert Parker Crafted by uncompromising Lalou Bize-Leroy - arguably one of the best producers in Burgundy. A very aromatic nose in its youth with peach, honey suckle ... Learn More
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  21. MAISON LEROY BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2014
    "..Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy.." - Robert Parker Made by the renowned perfectionist Lalou Bize-Leroy. An extremely concentrated, yet refined wine. Vibrant red fruits with aromas of cranberry, strawberry and hints of smoky ... Learn More
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  22. CHAPOUTIER CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 'CROIX DE BOIS' 2017
    The wines from this land have strong structure and colour. Very ripe red fruit, plum and some spicy scents. Full flavours of deep red fruit, which make a distinctive statement of dense Grenache intensity with warm furry, but fine tannins. ... Learn More
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    Richard Hemming
  23. MAISON LEROY BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2016
    "..Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy.." - Robert Parker Made by the renowned perfectionist Lalou Bize-Leroy. An extremely concentrated, yet refined wine. Vibrant red fruits with aromas of cranberry, strawberry and hints of smoky ... Learn More
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  24. CHANDON DE BRIAILLES CORTON MARECHAUDES GRAND CRU 2014
    This is Corton's lowest-lying grand cru and offers up one of the Hill's most seductive wines. It is a walled site, i.e. a genuine clos located on the lower eastern slopes (east facing), under the Corton Bressandes and nuzzling ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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  25. CHATEAU PONTET CANET 2012
    65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Winemaker Alfred Tesseron is clearly on a roll. After moving entirely to Biodynamic farming in 2004, in the 2012 vintage Tesseron decided to vinify a small percentage of wine in Amphorae. Lovely aromas of ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  26. CHANDON DE BRIAILLES CORTON BRESSANDES GRAND CRU 2014
    The Bressandes vineyard straddles both the Aloxe side of Corton (on skeletal soils), and the Ladoix side (clay-rich soil) and Chandon has 1.12 hectares of vines here, spread across four separate parcels. Today, the vines average 35 years old ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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  27. AGRAPART MINERAL EXTRA BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS GRAND CRU 2012
    Minéral is blended from two adjacent vieilles vignes plots (50+ years old) of similar, chalky, Grand Cru soils on the border between Avize and Cramant. The fruit from Le Champ Boutons in Avize is fermented in tank, while the component ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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    The Wine Advocate
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  28. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU "CLOS-PRIEUR" 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Richard Hemming
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    Allan Meadows
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
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  29. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE 'LE MEAL' BLANC 2015
    The vines (more than 50 years old) produce very low yields and guarantee high quality. Depth of flavour and a powerful core of fruit. There is tension and richness here with honeysuckle and cream accentuated by a long salty finish. ... Learn More
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    Matt Walls
  30. CHANDON DE BRIAILLES CORTON 'CLOS DU ROI' GRAND CRU 2015
    At an average of 60 years, the Domaine's oldest vines lie in the Clos du Roi, a vineyard high on the Corton slope with a soil rich in Bathonian limestone. It's these rocky origins, the high altitude and the SSE aspect ... Learn More
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    The Wine Advocate
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  31. CHANDON DE BRIAILLES CORTON BRESSANDES GRAND CRU 2015
    The Bressandes vineyard straddles both the Aloxe side of Corton (on skeletal soils), and the Ladoix side (clay-rich soil) and Chandon has 1.12 hectares of vines here, spread across four separate parcels. Today, the vines average 35 years old ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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  32. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE
    The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from the plot ‘Les Murets’ in the Eastern part of the hill. Many aromas characterise this wine: White fruit, honeysuckle, quince, spices and hazelnut. Rich and creamy with pear, walnut and a ... Learn More
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    The Wine Advocate
  33. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE 'LES GREFFIEUX' ROUGE 2017 (EN PRIMEUR)
    This vineyard is situated at the foot of the Hermitage Hill. It is a glacial alluvial deposit terrace with shingles and clay so more sedimentary soils bring power and rich aromas. ... Learn More
  34. CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE 'DE L'OREE' BLANC 2015
    The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from the plot ‘Les Murets’ in the Eastern part of the hill. A vibrant nose with aromas of white fruit, honeysuckle, quince, spices and hazelnut. Rich and creamy with pear, walnut and ... Learn More
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    Matt Walls
  35. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET LATRICIERES-CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Richard Hemming
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    Neil Martin
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
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  36. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET CHAPELLE CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Richard Hemming
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    Neil Martin
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  37. ONLINE TASTING PACK -TOUR DE RHONE THURSDAY 9TH JULY

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains a bottle of 6 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 9th of July 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we will be running a ... Learn More

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    Matt Walls
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    The Wine Advocate
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    Alistair Cooper MW
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    Huon Hooke
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    Mark Faber
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  38. CHATEAU PALMER 2016
    The 2016 Palmer is a blend of 47% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. "...the bouquet is perhaps not quite as intense as some of its peers and takes time to click into fifth gear. Eventually it offers tightly wound blackberry, briary ... Learn More
    CHATEAU PALMER 2016
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    James Suckling
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    Decanter
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    Antonio Galloni
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    Neal Martin
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  39. MAISON LEROY GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 2015
    The Gevrey-Chambertin of Maison Leroy presents the highest degree of expression from this classic Burgundy village. A year noted for fine tannins, balance, and depth, this wine is still a youngster. Nose shows distinct mineral notes, black fruit, black pepper, ... Learn More
  40. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU MAGNUM 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Richard Hemming
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    Neil Martin
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