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Top Tips for serving your Christmas bottles - December 13, 2018

It’s all well and good finding those special bottles for Christmas but it’s then even more important to serve them at their best. Our team at Wotwine includes top restaurant sommeliers as well as buyers and collectors so we turned to them for some seasonal advice.   Preparation is everything: if you’re planning...

Wotwine Christmas Sparkle! - December 5, 2018

Nothing shouts out celebration quite like a bottle or two of bubbly! The run up to Christmas is a great time for splashing out, to share a little indulgence with family, partners or colleagues. There are also seductive-looking deals on offer from most of the supermarkets, tempting us with “25% off”...

Great value wines for Christmas parties! - November 29, 2018

Hosting or attending a Christmas Party this year? Don't worry Wotwine has your wine selection covered Nothing adds stress to a Christmas party like being put in charge of choosing the wine, whether for your friends, family or colleagues.  And getting it badly wrong is all too easy with the vast choice...

A closer look at Lidl Wine - November 12, 2018

Wotwine’s Supermarket Wine Retailer of the Year Last week, we announced that Lidl had won the Wotwine Supermarket Wine Retailer of the Year Award for the third year running. We thought we’d turn the spotlight on their range, looking not only at some of the wines that helped them achieve that...

Beaujolais redux! – Beaujolais Nouveau Day (November 15th) - November 5, 2018

You’d be forgiven for not realising that it is Beaujolais Nouveau day on 15 November, as it has rather fallen from fashion.  Perhaps oddly in retrospect, the third Thursday in November used to be a notable date in the wine calendar, when people literally raced by train, plane and automobile...

International Merlot Day 2018 - November 1, 2018

  Magnificent Merlots Merlot is rightly regarded as a “go to” option offering ripe, fruity and softly textured wines, with attractive aromas of plums, dark berries and chocolate.  It is also the variety of Petrus, one of the world’s most expensive and sought-after wines.  But its reputation took something of a knock...

International Tempranillo Day 2018 - October 30, 2018

Tempting Tempranillos Hot on the heels of International Merlot Day it's International Tempranillo Day on November 8th, and with it no doubt some special offers in the supermarkets. Our Wotwine experts have picked out some of the best value wines to look out for. Tempranillo is a high quality and versatile variety and...

Wotwine links up with Bookatable to recommend bottles to take to the top ten BYOB restaurants! - May 24, 2017

The savings to be made by "bring your own bottle" to a restaurant are huge. So it is with some delight that Bookatable.com have identified their top ten restaurants who offer this exceptional facility. Most restaurants need to cover the costs of buying the wine, storage in prime conditions in often valuable space, financing...

The ten best bottles of supermarket wine and fizz for under a tenner for Mother’s Day - May 23, 2017

Mothers Day is a time to celebrate as well as show appreciation, so our first recommendations are for fizz, and our "go-to" best value continues to be the terrific Cremant du Jura 2012 in Aldi for £7.29. The wotwine? team consistently rates this nicely packaged, very clean and bright Chardonnay based fizz as...

Is the cork a “dead” closure for wine bottles, and will it be replaced by the screw cap? - February 23, 2017

wotwine? explains and finds that the diam cork is the best for supermarket wine: Over 70% of the wines we taste from supermarket shelves are now sealed with a screw cap. The few that come in wine boxes and tetra packs aside, there are around 5% sealed with plastic "corks", and the...