top 9 dinner party wines

9 wines that deliver a sonic boom of excitement, energy and pleasure. Wines that honour your host and will ensure you get invited back. These have the wow factor.

the juice

Collard Picard NV
£30.00
A Dom Pérignon-a-like for £30. What more is there to say?

The Great White
£18.50
A thrilling glass of Aussie white full of surprises. A big statement with plenty of wild complexity but with technique to back it up.

Domaine Thibert Bourgogne Blanc 2014
£18.95
A white Burgundy of understated quality and easy assurance. This will disappear first and be sorely missed.

Chateau de Targe Saumur Blanc 2015
£25.00
Saumur remains pretty unknown so you can get a wine from one of the top producers for the same price as an also-ran village white Burgundy.

La Valona 12 meses 2009
£13.50
This spanish beauty brings the gentleness of maturity and with it much cheersing and merriment.

Alheit Flotsam & Jetsam
£16.95
The ‘mouthwash wine’ from one of South Africa’s best producers. This one just evaporates.

Buro
£18.95
Everyone will love this juicy spaniard. Easy power without heaviness (more Barcelona in their pomp and less Spanish Inquisition). Bring a magnum.

Gachot-Monot 2015
£20
A true Burgundy which delivers consistently. The rabbit hole to super delicious yet serious wine.

Ata Rangi
£25
A class act. This is statuesque NZ pinot noir will stand out at any table.

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