Wines for Dad

(by Peter Richards MW & Susie Barrie MW)

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It’s Father’s Day on 21st June in the UK. These are a few recommendations to treat yourself – or anyone else who particularly deserves it, Dads (or ourselves) included!



  • Saint-Aubin Blanc 1er Cru 2013, Domaine Gérard Thomas et Filles (£20 per bottle down from £25 when you buy 2+, Majestic until 31st Aug 2015) – toasty delicious white Burgundy. A real treat.
  • Zenato Villa Flora Lugana (£7.99 down from £9.99, Waitrose until 30th June 2015) – delicious, great value Italian white. Really versatile with food.


  • Château de Berne Rosé 2014, Côtes de Provence (Majestic: £27.50 per magnum or £11.24 on offer down from £14.99 when you buy 2+ bottles until 31st August 2015) – this summer is all about rosé in magnums. Think pink!



  • Torre del Falco Nero di Troia (£5.99 down from £7.99, Waitrose until 30th June 2015) – lovely supple easy-going red. Dangerously moreish.
  • Domaine du Grapillon d’Or 2013 Gigondas, Rhône, France (£19.99 Waitrose and – mini Chateaneuf-du-Pape. Rich and grizzly.


  • Didier Ducos Absolu Meunier Brut NV (£36.00 M&S) – go on, treat yourself…
  •  L’Extra par Langlois Brut NV, Crémant de Loire (£9.99 down from £14.99, Majestic) – great value fizz.

Cheeky beer

  • Chapel Down Curious Brew (£14.99 for 12 bottles down from £17.99, Majestic) – totally refreshing brew from Kent.