France | Loire | Saumur Champigny 2017

From Les Athlètes du Vin, this wine has a dark red colour with purplish hues. Intense and complex aromas of ripe red fruits on the nose. Supple and round on the palate. Can be paired with “Charcuterie”, grilled white meat, stuffed vegetables, river fishes in red wine sauce, pot roast, soft cheeses… with soft tannin.

France | Loire | Touraine Pineau d’Aunis 2018

From Les Athlètes du Vin, this wine has cracked pepper notes, with noticeable spicy flavours; it is fresh and crisp with red fruits and raspberry aromas. Perfect with French charcuterie, for a barbecue or even a good match with spicy Asian style dishes.

France | Loire | Val de Loire Gamay 2019

From Les Athlètes du Vin, this wine has a bright cherry colour with violet undertones. Intense aromas of red fruits and black cherry. Supple mouthfeel, with a fruity richness and balanced tannins. Best served slightly chilled as an “apéritif”, or with charcuterie, white meats and poultry.

France | Loire | Touraine Chenin 2019

From Les Athlètes du Vin, this fruity, well balanced wine has beautiful acidity. White fruits flavours, notes of peach and pear with some citrus undertones. Perfect to pair with shellfish and grilled fresh fish, and also with spicy food.

Cheeses

Say cheese! A guide to cheese and wine pairing

The third annual Great British Cheese Awards is well under-whey and this week, we’ll find out which brie-lliant producers have taken the curd crown. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Peter’s Yard and Great British Chefs, to run free cheese tastings in our shops on Sunday 21 October. Drop in from 3pm-6pm to try the winning cheeses, alongside wines …