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Valentine’s Day sparkling wines - February 7, 2019

Popping corks, frothing mousse and clinking glasses are firmly embedded in the Valentine’s Day rituals.  But are you getting value for money as well? It may not sound terribly romantic but no one likes overpaying and it can certainly take the froth off an evening if the fizz falls flat...

Is Fairtrade wine “Fair Value”? - January 28, 2019

Despite having been available for well over a decade, Fairtrade-certified wine is still something of a rarity.  The Co-op, which has claimed to be the world’s largest retailer of Fairtrade wine, currently has 22 listed online but Sainsbury’s has only 10 and, for most retailers, you’re talking low single digits. ...

Warming Winter Wines - January 17, 2019

With temperatures falling, winter setting in and snow forecast for some parts of the country, a hearty stew or rich casserole is all too tempting.  We’ve therefore picked out some suitably warming Winter wines to accompany them.  With the exception of the Haut-Medoc, they are relatively young and would benefit...

A sparkling (and great value) New Year - December 28, 2018

What better way to see in the New Year than with a sparkle! But whether you’re looking for a case or two for a party or a special bottle to share with those closest to you at midnight, the team at Wotwine are still working to ensure you get great...

Christmas Wine Treats! - December 19, 2018

Everyone likes to treat themselves at Christmas but if you’re going to splash out you, it’s even more important that you’re spending your money wisely. As the experts on supermarket wines, we’re in the ideal place to pick some bottles priced above £10 that really deliver extra value and that...

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...