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Welcome I guess it isn't easy to sum the year up without mentioning COVID-19. It has affected so many people and businesses throughout the world and no-one has come out of it unscathed. See page 4

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As a company, we feel proud of how we managed to adapt to the changing environment so quickly and how we have weathered the storm. We were helped in no small part by the local community, and we're so humbled by the support that was given to local businesses by local people. No one truly knows what the future holds, but we feel in good shape, have a great team and feel ready for whatever comes our way. Rest assured we'll continue to bring you excellent products into 2021 and beyond! The team are always on the lookout for products that are new and trending in the industry. We try to visit as many producers as possible to gain the first-hand experience of the wineries, the winemaking and the people that run them. Travelling has not been so easy this year, but we're very much looking forward to continuing our quest in 2021! I am delighted to be able to share this year's Love Wine Christmas gift guide. As you will discover in the following pages, we have created a fantastic gifting range once again for you to choose from this Christmas.

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I look forward to welcoming you in the shop or online during the festive period. Merry Christmas and here's to a fantastic New Year and a better 2021.

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Cheers!

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Current Favourite Wine Novum Chardonnay, unbelievable class, full-flavoured, with salty, briny, citrus, toasty and spicy oak flavours with great texture. Shows how good NZ Chardonnay can be. Go to tipple (not grape-based) Anything by Cloudwater! Dream Wine Destination Ribera Sacra, beautiful with banging wines! # that sums up the year #letsevolve

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Current Favourite Wine Crunchy Reds and Saline Whites! NB. Ask instore for more details. Go to tipple (not grape-based) Tequila tickles the tonsils! Dream Wine destination The Love Wine Warehouse!

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# that sums up the year #upyourscovid

Current Favourite Wine Yalumba The Cigar - Big and full style with lots of blackcurrant and ripe cherry, with a hint of eucalyptus. The perfect pairing for roast lamb with all the trimmings. Delicious! Go to tipple (not grape-based) I’ve got to say the BrewDog OG Hazy is fantastic! Relatively high in alcohol, but it has been balanced with lots of fruit to make it a smooth juicy hit. Dream Wine Destination South Africa. They are producing some exciting wines these days, and it would be great to squeeze in a Safari! # that sums up the year #writeoff 4

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Current Favourite Wine Coste del Vivo Rosso No.1 Toscana NV Go to tipple (not grape-based) Pass me a Gin & Tonic or a nice cold Curious Apple! Dream Wine Destination Tuscany, warm nights, great company, amazing wine and food. Try again next year!

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Current Favourite Wine Hogan Chenin Blanc Complex with unique depth got Turkey written all over it. Go to tipple (not grape-based) Cloudwater Small Pale - For a 2.5 % you will be amazed, juicy and zesty. Dream Wine destination Cape Town. Wine and Surf, say no more (sharks ?). # that sums up the year  #cheersto2021

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Current Favourite Wine Doppio Passo Primitivo is not an expensive wine but so rich in colour with fruity flavours and so easy to drink. Go to tipple (not grape-based) Pink Pepper, Fevertree Aromatic Tonic with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

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Dream Wine Destination Northern Italy- Valpolicella, Amarone areas with a large cheese board - Heaven! # that sums up the year  #Strangebuttrue

Current Favourite Wine Trefethen Double T 2016, affordable Californian wine, Bordeaux style Go to tipple (not grape-based) Chairman Spiced Rum, lovely sweet spice.

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Dream Wine destination New Zealand, Fauna, Flora and wine too. # that sums up the year #Wedeliver


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Picture the scene…. you have just warmed yourself in front of the fire in your favourite pair of pyjamas, donning a pair of slippers you realise ‘Oh nuts!’ ‘we are running out of wine!’ You contemplate leaving the house for the wine shop because you know you won’t make it tomorrow, but the wind is howling and even the dog is looking at you as if to say ‘really? Now?!’ Do not fear! Your Love Wine delivery heroes are here! Discover the pleasure of wine shopping in your pyjamas! As many of you have discovered, our website is easy to navigate; full of interesting, unusual, and traditional wines. Check out our recommendations, premixed cases, and gift ideas all awaiting delivery to your door in only a few clicks. Take your time to browse through our special offers, read tasting notes, discover something new and treat yourself! Upon receipt of your order, our delivery team will spring into action and deliver to you the following day (this can increase in busy periods, but not by much).

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Our drivers: Migs, Antonio, Craig, Pete, and Mathieu have become familiar and friendly faces to many this year when we have been told to stay home more than ever. There is nothing like a wine delivery to put smiles on people’s faces! These guys have worked tirelessly to keep you, our customers smiling. With that in mind, I am sure you will join us in saying a big THANK YOU! So, crank up the heating, make space in the wine rack and grab that laptop. The next thing you will realise your newfound hero will be appearing at your front door with your rescue supplies for the week ahead and a few Christmas pressies to boot.


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RosĂŠ Prestige Brut Premier Cru The RosĂŠ Prestige plays on themes of harmony and seduction in a modern context. The delicacy of its bubbles, a string of fine pearls, escapes from the crystalline elegance of the airy neck of the bottle created by Carol Duval-Leroy. DRINK WITH STYLE, PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

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Champagne for Christmas Party season is here, whether you are giving a gift or just in the mood for celebration nothing hit’s the spot better than Champagne! We’ve picked out some lesser known Champagnes that represent amazing quality. Sponsored by

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Henri Giraud Hommage au Pinot Noir NV £69 Blanc de Noir Champagne made from 100% Pinot Noir Grapes. The vinification vibration in small oak casks sublimates the amazing aromatic range of the Pinot Noir that reveals an undefinable and spicy softness that governs an explosion exceptionally complex. Its strong personality gives it a very large gastronomic range. With this racy Grand Cru, experience the world of our estate and discover the power of the Henri Giraud’s style.

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Henri Giraud Esprit Nature NV £46.95 Described by leading wine critic Robert Parker as "the finest Champagne house virtually no one has ever heard of". This cuvee regularly noted over 90 Points, Esprit Nature is gaining a name for itself. 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. With 50% reserve wines matured in small casks made of oak from the forest of Argonne and in ovoid (egg-shaped) vats.

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Palme dOr Rosé 2006 £135 – Xmas Offer £115 Champagne requiring serious contemplation that typifies pinot noir to perfection. Carried by the intensity of the vintage, rich and mature, it is juicy and consistent amid its full-bodied structure. The “saignée” method, imparting lovely colour from the black grape skins, brings enviable complexity and a wonderfully rich palate of red fruit flavours.

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Binon-Cocquard Espirit Solera 2011 £45.95 The Solera method combines different wines of several years and creates a blend that will be perpetually refreshed. We find light citrus aromas, sign of a remaining freshness. The nose brings us almond, hazelnut, candied fruits notes but also vanilla. Amazing freshness with granny apple notes, pomelo and nut fruits. The mouth has a light truffle taste, which will develop with time. 12

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Duval LeRoy Rose 1er Cru £46.95 Duval LeRoy is the largest independent house in Champagne. This Champagne represents the team’s favourite Rose Champagne currently. A complex rose Champagne with a fine mousse of bubbles and mouth-watering notes of wild cherries, ripe red berries and fresh figs. Step aside LP...

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Spiegelau Style Champagne (set of 4) £24.95

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Spiegelau Tasting Kit - Craft Beer Glasses Set 4 £19.95

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Spiegelau Special Party Champagne Glass (Set of 6) £29.95

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Spiegelau Authentis casual summer drinks (Set of 6) £24.95

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Nachtmann Beer Tankard £14.95

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Zalto Denk Art Universal glass £35.95

Zalto Denk Art Champagne glass £36.95

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Spiegelau Authentis Red Wine (Set of 4) £29.95

Zalto Denk Art Decanter Axium £75

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Zalto Denk Art Decanter Mystique £85

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Zalto Denk Art Bordeaux glass £36.95

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Zalto Denk Art White Wine glass £34.95

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Zalto Denk Art Burgundy glass £36.95

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Great for a gift or even better to share this Christmas.. The Big Guns are back!

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The Chocolate Block Franschhoek, South Africa

The Chocolate Block is a cult wine from South African producer Boekenhoutskloof. Big, bold and powerful, this is a rich, smooth and complex red. Magnum 2018 £55 BUY XMAS Special Offer £46.00 Double Magnum 2015 (3ltr) £130

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Pasqua Passione Sentimento Passimento Veneto - Italy

The name of this wine is derived from ‘appassimento’, the Valpolicella method of drying grapes before fermentation. Dense and deeply coloured, full of black and red cherry flavour, and hints of leather and spice. Magnum 2016 £27.00

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Bodegas Tamaral Crianza Ribera del Duero - Spain

Produced from vineyards situated over 900 meters of altitude in Pesquera de Duero. Red fruit nose with toasted wood. Good structure, with the presence of mineral and balsamic notes. Intense wine, with volume and a long, lingering finish.

BUY Magnum 2013 £39.95 Double Magnum (3ltr) 2012 £99.00 Gift Pack (Roble 2018, Crianza 2016, Reserva 2015) £59.95 BUY

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Sophenia Reserve Malbec, Tupungato

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Mendoza, Argentina

On the nose, aromas of ripe red fruit, with a highlighted presence of floral notes, perfectly harmonised with aromas coming from the oak aging. In the mouth it is smooth and velvety with sweet tannins. Magnum 2014 £32.95

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Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou IGP

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Pays d’Oc, France

Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault blend. Expressive nose of black fruits, pepper, cinnamon, spice and violets. A seductive palate of dark hedgerow fruits, very open and welcoming with an explosion of fruit and spice. Mineral undertones. Magnum 2014 £50

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Pasqua Famiglia Amarone 2012

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Awarded 91 points by Luca Maroni MW! This opens with aromas of mature black currant and dark baking spice. The full-bodied palate offers mature black cherry, ripe blackberry, liquorice and pipe tobacco alongside a backbone of firm, fine-grained tannins. Magnum 2012 £95

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Chateau Maucamps Cru Bourgeois

Haut Medoc Chateau Maucamps is a 19 hectare estate, based in Macau near Margaux. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, creating refined, sophisticated claret, with ripe cassis, cedary notes and fine tannins. Double Magnum 2015 £169 BUY Jeroboam (5ltr) 2015 £250

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Domaine de la Meuliere Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu Magnum

Vigorous and full-bodied with good minerality and a wide variety of aromas from fruits and flowers. Showing great keeping qualities. Magnum 2017 £79.95

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Peter Franus Brandlin Zinfandel

Napa Valley Berries and cream, cardamon, and rose petal entwine in this complex package. Lush and mouth-filling while the perfect tannins and weight lift the spice flavours to a lengthy and refreshing finish. 25th Edition Brandlin Zinfandel Magnum. Magnum 2015 £95

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Our Love Wine luxury hampers are back to help you find the perfect gifts this Christmas! We have packed our hampers to the brim with all our favourite treats, perfect for sharing or savouring and really getting into the festive spirit. We have not held back, selecting the beers, wine, and spirits that we would want to see at our Christmas table or in our fridges this season! These also include some beautiful local and UK products to enjoy including Artisan Kota Candles, Leonidas Chocolates & Figgy’s Luxury hand-made Christmas Puds! Treat someone special this Christmas with a hamper made with Love x

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Love Luxury Christmas Hamper Binon Coquard Esprit Solera Tirage 2011 Champagne •Senechaux Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2016 •Tesselaarsdal Chardonnay 2019 •Davenport Limney Estate Sparkling •Churchills Port 3 bottle gift pack •ELLC Core Range Gift Pack 3 x 5cl •Leonidas 6 Chocolate Selection•The Chilli Kitchen Rich Damsen Chutney •Figgy’s Christmas Pudding 750g •Little Black Bomber Snowdonia Mature Cheddar 200g •Kota Artisan Candles - Raindrop Paris Geo - Mystic Nights

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All The Trimmings Hamper Duval Leroy Brut NV Champagne •Laborie Blanc de Blanc Sparkling •Mas des Restanques Cotes du Rhone •Domaine Raimbault Pouilly Fume Mosaique •Churchills Port 3 bottle gift pack •Leonidas 6 Chocolate Selection•Little Black Bomber Snowdonia Mature Cheddar 200g •Jersey Sea Salt Pepper Infusion •Figgy’s Christmas Pudding 350g •The Chilli Kitchen Rich Damsen Chutney

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Merry Malfy Gin Hamper Malfy Gin Miniset 4 x 5cl•Nachtmann Gin and Tonic Glass•Urban Bar Drop Bar Copper Spoon•Leonidas 6 Assorted Gin Truffles•Fever Tree Lemon Tonic 200ml•Fever Tree Light Tonic 500ml

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Lust Beer Hamper Nine awesome craft beers (subject to change)•The Little Jersey Biltong Company Chilli Biltong•Awfully Posh Sea Salt Pork Crackling•Mr Filberts Adnams Ghost Ship Beer Nuts•Craft Beer Goodies

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£46 Love Nights In Hamper Pasqua Passione Passimento Veneto Rosso•Pasqua Passione Sentimento Veneto Bianco•Little Black Bomber•Artisan Kota Candle Travel Tin•Leonidas 6 Chocolate Selection

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The Great British Cocktail Hamper Great Chase Carafe •Great Chase Vodka 50cl•Chase Elderflower Liqueur 50cl•Fever Tree Soda Water 20cl•Chase Bar Spoon

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Sober Santa's Big Drop Hamper Big Drop Brewing - Pine Trail Pale Ale Bottle• Big Drop Brewing - Pine Trail Pale Ale Can• Big Drop Brewing - Paradiso Citra IPA Bottle•Big Drop Brewing - Paradiso Citra IPA Can•Big Drop Brewing Galactic Milk Stout Bottle•Big Drop Brewing - Galactic Milk Stout Can•Big Drop Brewing Poolside DDH IPA 44cl Can•Big Drop Brewing Poolside DDH IPA 44cl Can•The Little Jersey Biltong Company Chilli Biltong•Awfully Posh Sea Salt Pork Crackling• Mr Filberts Adnams Ghost Ship Beer Nuts

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Go on. Treat yourself. You've spent enough money on presents, decorations, not to mention food; now is certainly not the time to scrimp on the wine! Go that extra mile when it comes to the wines you choose to enjoy with family & friends at Christmas. After all part of Christmas is about indulgence and celebration; it only comes around once a year so take the hand-break off and immerse yourself in good food and great wine!

With celebration in mind this year I've selected some wines from three exceptional wineries that are exclusively available with us at Love Wine.

Henri Giraud Fut de Chene MV14

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Champagne, France £139 Described by leading wine critic Robert Parker as “the finest Champagne house virtually no one has ever heard of” but as we like to say at Love Wine’ if you know, you know’! Henry Giraud Champagne is a new addition to the Love Wine family, and the house represents exceptional quality to rival all Grand Marque Champagne. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay - 2014 wines blended with 32% older reserve wines aged in “Solera” 12 months of vinification over full lees in oak barrels. The wine is matured in its bottle for a further six years. A musthave this Christmas if you are in the mood for celebration!

Felton Road ‘Calvert’ Pinot Noir 2018 Central Otago, NZ £46.95 Felton Road is arguably the best producer of Pinot Noir in New Zealand. The estate employs organic & biodynamic viticulture and a commitment to hands-off winemaking. The grapes are all sourced from a single vineyard (Calvert). The wine shows a floral and delightfully perfumed nose immediately engages and enthrals. Sweet fruit opens the palate exposing layers of dark cherry, spice and complex earthy notes. The sense of immediacy and open appeal is quickly tempered by its structural and mineral tannins: a mouthfeel characteristic of Calvert’s deep and heavy silt soils. 32

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Finca La Emperatriz Parcela No1

Rioja, Spain £55 La Emperatriz is a winery located in the DOC Rioja denomination, more precisely in the very north-west, in the Rioja Alta region. Parcela No1 is La Emperatriz's top red. It comes from plot number 1, which holds their oldest Tempranillo bush vines with ages ranging from 65 to 70 years old. Emperatriz made a tiny production of this wine, with only 2932 bottles were made in the 2015 vintage. Very dense dark red, with a black centre. Outstandingly intense aromas, with great complexity, ranging from ripe plums to silex, from liquorice to forest floor. Great weight on the palate, with velvety, polished tannins. Very long, with the fruity aromas coming to the forefront again, together with the scents of cigar box.

Veneto IGT, Italy £31.95 Something different from Familia Pasqua and a little tongue in cheek dig at the French from the Italians! Since 2012 they have been looking for opportunities and collaborations within Veneto and nearby regions to give shape to their dream of creating a Superwhite. With Hey French, the Pasqua Family aims to demonstrate that the rich volcanic soil of Soave area is second to nobody. A Blend of the four best vintages of the decade (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 ) selected according to the most expressive style and varietals of the vineyard. Garganega gives the wine structure, freshness and fragrance with floral notes and intense minerality, a profound expression of the volcanic-origin soil composition. Will pair excellently with Turkey!

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Laborie Blanc de Blanc

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Western Cape, South Africa £12.95 You can celebrate in style with the wine minus the hefty price tag. Crazy value, and no new kid on the block. The Laborie Estate has been producing fine wine since 1698! This complex and indulgent MCC shows clarity of fruit on the nose. Hints of lime are accompanied by aromas of toasted bread and hazelnut. The palate is creamy, round and textured with an explosive acidity and lasting, elegant finish. The perfect way to start the day!

The Liberator Chenin No.5

Western Cape, South Africa BUY £10.95 The Liberator is a great concept, basically Richard Kelley MW scours the Western Cape of South Africa looking for parcels of great wine to give an identity to. Chenin N°5 comes from a very good address in the Cape, but Rick is sworn to secrecy as to the actual source. This wine is limited so once it’s gone it’s gone. Delicious now, it could be expected to evolve and gain additional complexity over the next two to three years. The wine will pair wonderfully with first courses such as prawns, smoked salmon but can also roll seamlessly into your turkey course if needs be!

Churchill Graham Port 10YO Tawny

Porto, Portugal £17.95 Whether you’re having Christmas pudding or Cheese a great Tawny Port will deliver. A rich brick red colour with flashes of amber, elegant and subtle, complex on the nose, with expressive notes of dry fruits combined with hints of Orange peel, full on the mouth, this 10 years Old Tawny Port shows an excellent vinosity and freshness, allowing it to finish long and persistent.

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Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir

Senechaux BUY Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

Rhone, France £27.95 Yes Blanc, it’s not a typo you can get some exceptional white wines as well as red from Chateauneuf du Pape! Domaine des Senechaux Chateauneufdu-Pape Blanc is a very pretty, yet broad-shouldered wine. It brings aromas of lemon peel, spicy herbs, orange blossom and dusty minerals. This has a lovely rich texture which is balanced by mouth-watering acidity straight through the finish. There’s enough weight here to work very well with not only turkey but roast ham as well. 37

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Canterbury Waipara, NZ £30.95 Powerful in flavour but light in weight, Pinot Noir is a go to match for Christmas dinner. The Donaldson Family have been seriously involved in viticulture and winemaking for over 40 years. Founder Ivan Donaldson planted the first Canterbury vineyard in 1976. On the nose the wine is packed with red and dark fruit, with hints of pepper and spice. Layered beneath there are also savoury notes that speak of grilled game. The palate is satisfyingly concentrated with fine mouth-feel, however there is a refreshing minerality which ensures the wine remains tight and focused, with a lasting finish.

Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri

Tuscany, Italy BUY £17.95 In 1984 Rita and Virgilio realized their lifelong dream purchasing the property that became Tua Rita. The aromas are perfumed, peppery, spicey, smokey and exhibit ripe red fruit notes. As always, the palate texture of this style of wine is supple, smooth on the entry but with enough grip to end dry and refreshing. In the mouth the texture and fineness of fruit tannin and drinkability of the wine is immediately evident.


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We have said it before and we will say it again, Port isn’t just for Christmas but for many of us it is the only time of year we buy a bottle. So, if you are making your annual Port purchase read our updated Port profile first to remind yourself of the best way to enjoy a glass and what we have to offer. Port originated in Portugal in the 18th Century. It first became popular in England when the English were at war with France and no longer had access to French Wines. Port was a good wine to import as PICTURED Douro, Portugal

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it is fortified with brandy, acting as a preservative the brandy made the wine stay fresh on oversea voyages. It’s also the brandy in Port that gives it a higher alcohol content than most other wines.


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How to drink Port In England, the U.S and other Englishspeaking countries, port is usually consumed after dinner with chocolate, cheese or other evening treats, or on its own, possibly as a liquid substitute for a more typical dessert. In Continental Europe, port is more commonly sipped as a pre-meal apéritif. Port should be served around 18 degrees (just below room temperature) and poured in small narrow wine glasses. Only fill the glass half-way so the wine can aerate and you can appreciate its aroma. That being said (and with any drink for that matter), drink it however you want to as long as you enjoy it! 

The Cheese & Chocolate To best enjoy your Port as a digestif, we recommend pairing it with either a sweet or savoury treat. A strong veined blue cheese like Stilton, Roquefort, Gorgonzola or a well-aged Cheddar are the best cheese companions. These pungent cheeses offset the sweetness of your Port creating the perfect balance. If you want to take it to the next level add some grapes, walnuts and quince to your Port experience to perfectly compliment your palette.  Dark Chocolate between 50%-70% is a good match for drinking Port. Port’s sweetness makes the chocolate taste even more decadent, don’t go too dark or too light though as the balance will be off.  CONTINUED...

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BUY Dalva 1995 Colheita Vintage Port

£29.95 Very approachable now showing notes of citrus peel, black tea and gingerbread. It is full bodied and delivers flavors of caramel and praline in the mouth. We recommend decanting this first and giving it plenty of time to open up before drinking. Would pair well with creme brûlée or an almond tart.

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£48.95 One to drink now or cellar as it shows enormous ageing potential with floral notes and red fruits. Rich in colour and tannins showing its best in the amazing persistence and the ripe fruits aromas. Exceptional body and silky structure of the tannins which leads to a long and exuberant taste.


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LBV and Vintage These are two common types of Port you will come across. But what is the difference?  LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) are vintage wines that have been aged for between four and six years in large oak vessels before they are bottled. This helps to make these wines more approachable on release, compared to Vintage Ports. They are similar in style to a Reserve (higher-quality) Ruby Port which are ready to drink from release and rarely benefit from ageing.   For Vintage Ports, all ageing prior to bottling takes place in large oak vessels or stainless steel and are unfiltered, meaning that you should decant before drinking. Whilst Vintage Ports are tannic and concentrated in youth, they will mellow over many decades. 

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“Late Bottled Vintage are vintage wines that have been aged for between four and six years in large oak vessels before they are bottled. This helps to make these wines more approachable on release, compared to Vintage Ports.“ Colheita Ports Colheita Ports are great as they are a little less heavy then a traditional vintage port. They are tawny ports aged in small oak barrels from a single vintage. Colheitas change dramatically during this extended time in cask and take on flavours of dried fruits, nuts, citrus and exotic spices, while becoming very smooth and complex the older they get. They are also amazing with cheese and a game of Pictionary!

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Looking to buy a Port to enjoy this Christmas? I recommend the Churchills 1997 Vintage Port. Saturated with stewed black fruits, warm spices, coffee and chocolate, the Churchill 1997 is wonderfully approachable now and as time goes by it will take on bramble fruits, almonds and smoke.  Give this plenty of time open before drinking and it's a joy now with plenty of time to offer even more It also goes excellently with all types of desserts. 

Churchills 1997 Vintage Port £89

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(drink as an aperitif) £16.95 Churchill’s White Port wine is an emblematic product and unique in its style. With a golden hue, it beckons grated nutmeg and eucalyptus on the nose. On the palate this wine is fresh and complex with a long peppery finish. White Port is the alternative aperitif wine to be served chilled at about 8-10 degrees at any time of year, not just Christmas.

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Duval Leroy Brut NV

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Champagne, France £33.95 How about starting your day with somethingspecial. A real favourite at Love Wine, Maison Duval-Leroy revels in the art of blending Pinots and Chardonnays. Their Brut Reserve is enriched with around fifteen crus and a generous quantity of reserve wines. Providing a perfect balance between finesse and power, it draws out flavours of dark chocolate, cinnamon and roasted yellow figs, expressing its subtle, melt-in-the-mouth vinosity.

Cinzia Bergaglio Gavi La Fornace

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Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay

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Stellenbosch, South Africa £31.95 Now moving onto the main course, if you like your white wine dry and full-bodied, this is the one for you. Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. Lots of butterscotch, spicy cloves, lemon, lime and orange peel with complex mineral citrus flavours. A creamy mouthfeel and subtly balanced toasty French oak integrate with the long, tropical peach and melon finish.


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Trefethen Double T

BUY Napa Valley, California £23.95 If you fancy Red with the main, try this Bordeaux style blend from Napa. Trefethen Vineyards is worldfamous for their extraordinary estate Cabernet from their vineyard in the Oak Knoll region of Napa Valley. This blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 13% Malbec, 8% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Trefethen vinifies all the varietals separately, and the wine is then aged 15 months in 15% new oak barrels. Juicy, ripe, black cherry and blackberry flavours excite the palate, and the wine finishes long, wrapped in cedar, cinnamon and clove.

Domaine Gayda Freestyle Rouge

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Pays d’Oc, France £14.95 Another stunning option, from the South of France. Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by its vineyards, Domaine Gayda is a new destination in the Languedoc, 25km south-west of Carcassonne. From fully certified Organic vineyards, made with 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Mourvedre finishing up with 10% Carignan. Vibrant, expressive nose of red and black fruits, pepper, spice and “garrigue”. A full-bodied wine, with an expansive mouthfeel, integrated tannins and a silky finish.

Churchill Graham Port LBV 2005 £24.50

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It is not Christmas without Port (with Cheese!), or so they say. Churchill’s Late Bottled Vintage 2005 has a full matured ruby colour with violet tones. A complex nose, combining herbal and resinous notes with touches of mint and white pepper. On the palate, it opens to reveal flavours of pomegranate and black chocolate, supported by firm tannins and well-defined acidity. 43


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The month of Christmas brings our Discovery Christmas cases. Whether it be pleasant drinking Cru style wines, or epic Grand Cru wines, we have options to suit every single household during this celebratory time. Our Discovery selection boxes are designed to help you taste new and interesting wines. Each case contains full information on all the producers, food matching suggestions and tasting notes, making the Love Wine

Christmas Discovery case a great way to taste and discover. Like what you see? Why not sign up to our recurring membership, receive your monthly case and cancel at any time... it’s that simple. This month we are giving you an insight into our Christmas case. Your case will contain six incredible wines, red, white, something sparkling and possibly a tasty little port!

Christmas Cru Mixed

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Laborie Blanc des Blancs Stellenbosch S.A. Domaine Des Terres Gentilles Macon-Lugny France Pasqua Bianco Passione Veneto Italy Bodegas Taron Tempranillo Spain Roc De Lussac St-Emilion France Churchill’s Reserve Port Portugal

Christmas Premier Mixed Jansz Premiun NV Tasmania Arndorfer Gruner Handcrafted Austria Domaine des Moirots Bourgogne Rouge France Domaine Fourrey Chablis France Westcott Pinot Noir Canada Dalva 10 year Tawny Port Portugal

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Vazart Coquart Brut Reserve NV Champagne BUY Novum Chardonnay New Zealand Domaine Philippe Gavinet Hautes Cotes de Nuits France Chateau Siran 2014 France Pagasus Bay Aria Late Harvest Riesling New Zealand Dalva Colheita Port 1995 Portugal


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Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Rosé

Champagne £29.95 The holiday season is upon us, so why not treat yourself to something pink and bubbly! This Réserve Exclusive Rosé is a delicately nuanced Champagne bursting with red fruit flavours. A delicious cavalcade of redcurrant, blueberry and raspberry notes, combined with a hint of strawberries. From within its refined and vibrant structure, its clean flavours are incredibly delicate and nuanced. I love starting Christmas day off with some fizz!

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Henry of Pelham Vidal Icewine

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Niagara Peninsula, Canada £21.95 Icewine is a type of sweet wine, originally made in Germany and Austria, but also more recently in Canada and China. Grapes are left on the vine into the winter, and eventually, the water in the grapes will freeze. These frozen grapes are picked and pressed so that the juice made is very high in sugar. This is a stunning Icewine, with notes of candied citrus fruit, poached pear, ripe peach, honey and spice balanced by refreshing acidity. Charming with a plate of artisan cheeses or freshly baked apple pie

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Domaine Gayda Freestyle Blanc

Pays d’Oc, France £14.95 A taste sensation! Great for pairing with food and one you won’t want to share. Hehe! Highly aromatic, with aromas of stone fruit, honeysuckle and overtones of oak on the nose followed by a rich and opulent palate of orange rind, quince and white peach. Soft but full, an ideal accompaniment to fish and poultry dishes. .


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Buenalma Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina £19.95 What can I say? Ever since we tasted this before getting it in the shop, I was blown away by it! Such a lifted perfumed nose that jumps out of the glass. A natural style, Biodynamic wine with lots of body to it. It is unfiltered, so I would recommend decanting first and letting it breathe for an hour. Expect rustic notes of brambles, dried herbs and cloves on the nose, the palate is full-bodied with concentrated black fruits, mocha, black olives and a spicy pepper note on the finish. Delicious!

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Cortese Vanedda Bianco

Sicily, Italy £16.95 AMAZING! Just amazing. Any of you regulars in the shop will often find me recommending this wine. A blend of Cataratto and Grillo, which I must be honest even I hadn’t tried before joining Love Wine. Think of a £30-£40 white Burgundy at half the price! Intensely golden in colour, which comes from the skin contact and ageing in large oak barrels. The prominent bouquet has notes of coconut and tropical fruit, with an undercurrent of gentle spices. On the palate, there is a richness, balanced by well-integrated acidity—excellent structure and length.

Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon

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Margaret River, Australia £14.95 Don’t mess with this BIG BOY! A lovely Cab Sauv from the Margaret River region, very typical of their style. The wine is deep crimson red with a lively blend of cherries, musk and nuances of subtle oak on the nose. The palate is complex and textured, opening with bramble fruit yielding to a rich palate reminiscent of well conched Belgium chocolate. The finish is long and fine-grained—the perfect red wine to accompany a more decadent meal on these chilly winter nights. 51


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The classic Negroni Get the festive holiday off to a glamourous start with this delicious party drink.

The Ingredients • Large Navel Orange • 25ml Martin Millers Gin Westbourne strength • 25ml Belsazar Rosso Vermouth • 25ml Campari • Ice

The Method Pour the gin, vermouth and Campari into a mixing glass or jug with ice. Stir well until the outside of the glass feels cold. Strain into a chilled tumbler and add 1 or 2 large ice cubes as quickly as possible. Serve immediately, with a piece of orange zest curled into a twist in each glass. Delicious. Need large Ice cubes? We’ve got you covered! BUY

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Spicy Kiss Something slightly different to impress your Christmas guests.

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• 30ml of Mistral Gin • 20ml Advocaat 20ml of Triple Sec • 20ml Raspberry Syrup • 20ml Lemon juice • Ice

Incorporate all the ingredients into a mixing tin. Serve in a tumbler on crushed ice. Decorate with ½ eggshell filled with raspberries.


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Christmas Tom Collins The Ingredients • 50ml Gin • 20ml Sugar syrup • 25ml Fresh Lemon • 2 Cinnamon sticks • 2 Star anise • Ice

The Syrup Don’t waste money purchasing sugar syrup, it’s easy to make at home. Grab one cup of sugar and use the same cup to measure out a cup of boiling water. Stir until dissolved and add a couple of cinnamon sticks & a couple stars of anise. Set to one side and leave to absorb the flavours until cool. Once cooled, remove your spices and keep refrigerated. If you have time leave the spices in the sugar syrup overnight.

The Method You will need: A good quality gin (William Chase GB gin works well as one of the botanicals is cinnamon), a lemon, your cinnamon syrup, ice and soda.

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To your tin, add the ingredients: 50ml gin, 25ml fresh lemon and 20ml of your cinnamon syrup, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice into a highball or tall glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg for that Christmas aroma.


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Zarate Albarino Val do Salnes

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Rais Baixas Spain £18.25 Albariño as it should be. Minerality and balance in a bottle. Strongly mineral, balanced and very focused and tight, like a good Chablis. Hidden amongst the steely character of the wine, stone fruits such as peach and apricot lurk. Unlike some paler versions of Albariño, this wine should last well over the next two or three years. A benchmark wine for this style of Albarino.

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Tesselaarsdal Chardonnay

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El Risco Calatayud

Spain £12.25 El Risco is a blend of Syrah with a dash of Garnacha and Bobal from old high-altitude vineyards. The resulting wine shows pronounced plum, raspberry and herbs. Complex notes of spice and leather. Medium body with fine ripe tannins. Wild berries give way to a smooth, spicy finish—a morish red at table wine prices. 58

Hemel en Aarde South Africa £28.50 From the family nanny to winemaker under the Hamilton Russel caring eye, releasing one of South Africa’s predicted Icon wines, Berene Saus pulled this one out of the bag, Huge respect and admiration for her journey to creating this fantastic wine. An exceptionally bright, tight and pure Chardonnay with marked elegance. Clean and lifted primary fruit character and citrus blossom introduce a long, gentle palate, very expressive but also deliciously classical and restrained. This is a graceful and age-worthy wine with almost crystalline purity.


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Yalumba' The Cigar' Cabernet Sauvignon

Coonawarra South Australia £23.95 I have a soft spot for the wines of Yalumba. I was able to visit a few years ago, accompanied by my brother. It still rings true how fantastic the family winery's philosophy is, their hospitality, warmth and passion show through in the wine they produce today. We are proud to be representing an Australian icon here in Jersey. The Cigar is a modern wine with rich fruit characters and soft round tannins, making it one of the more popular Yalumba fine wines. You will NOT be disappointed, it punches!

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Attention Chenin Merchant by Domaine Nicolas Reau

Saumur Anjou, France £17.95 Nicolas was a Jazz and blues pianist until he was 22 at which age he became a winemaker. He had always been passionate about wine, and when he was finding it difficult to earn his living in the music business, he decided on a dramatic career change. This wine is the product of minimal intervention winemaking at its best and has a label that plays on words as much as the juice plays with your sensory receptors. This Chenin Blanc will treat you to citrus peel, ripe white fruit, floral notes and minerality on the nose. It is fresh and clean with a lovely texture and weight, with intense minerality and excellent softness. Minimal interaction, maximum character. Delicious.

Davenport Limney Estate 2014 Brut

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Sussex England £29.95 An excellent find from an organic producer in Sussex plus a chap called Will is the owner of the estate, a promising start! The 2014 newly released, is made from 50% Chardonnay, 26% Pinot Noir and 24% Pinot Meunier. With nearly five years maturing in the bottle on lees, it has plenty of yeast character combined with the surprisingly youthful fruit. The wine will develop further over the long term but is already starting to show some delicious flavours and complexity. Davenport will get you excited about English sparkling. It’s outstanding value too. 59


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Christmas Opening Times

New Year Opening Times

Saturday 19th December

Saturday 26th December

11.00 – 17.30

Closed

Sunday 20th December

Sunday 27th December

Closed

Closed

Monday 21st December

Monay 28th December

11.00 – 17.30

Closed

Tuesday 22nd December

Tuesday 29th December

11.00 – 17.30

11.00 - 17.30

Wednesday 23rd December

Wednesday 30th December

11.00 – 17.30

11.00 - 17.30

Thursday 24th December

New Year’s Eve

09.30 – 14.00

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New Year’s Day

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