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Food and wine go together like veggie nutroast and cranberry relish, especially at Christmas.

Viva!’s Wine Club tipple expert shares some of her festive advice when it comes to choosing the best whites, reds and special occasion wines to pair with food. We’ve included the Wine Club bin code (eg 009) for ease of ordering!

Reds


009 Bordeaux Supérieur Château la Blanquerie (France)

£8.39

A well-crafted and spicy claret that’s perfect with a range of seasonal foods including roasted root vegetables and earthy mushroom dishes.

Bronze Medal International Wine Challenge 2011

850 Malbec Caligiore (Argentina)

£10.49

Warm and harmonious, this small estate Malbec offers ideal winter drinking – great with casseroles and lightly spiced food due to its gentle fruitiness and sweetness on the finish.

Winner - Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2011

White

227 Verdejo Rueda ‘Palacio de Menade’ (Spain)

£9.49

A rich, aromatic and stylish dry white from the Spanish ‘new wave’. Great as an apéritif or with light pasta dishes, tapas or Southeast Asian food.

Commended - Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2011

Sparkling

726 Prosecco Spumante ‘Era’ (Italy)

£10.49

Prosecco continues to be the fizz of choice and this clean and refreshing example from Cantine Volpi ticks all the boxes. Excellent companion to vegan canapés and mildly flavoured foods including tofu and seaweed based dishes.


Port

048 Finest Reserve Port ‘Majara’ (Portugal)

£17.99

An intense, well rounded and slightly spicy single estate port with luscious dark berry flavours. Drink on its own for a winter warmer; use in berry-based desserts or add depth to your all-important veggie Christmas dinner gravy.


 

Viva!’s Wine Club stocks over 300 types of wine, beers, spirits and cordials – all vegan, organic and lovingly sourced from independent vineyards all around the world. Our wine is free-from hidden nasties such as gelatine (from pig or cow bones), isinglass (fish swim bladders), egg white and milk protein, so you can enjoy a cruelty-free glass of the good stuff.

Vegan Wines
 Wine is usually clarified with fining agents that are derived from animals. Products such as gelatine (made from pig, cow and horse bones) and isinglass (from fish swim bladders) are widely used to remove proteins, yeasts and other items in suspension in the wine before it is bottled. Some wines are clarified using battery egg albumen, an agent more commonly used for red wines, or casein (milk protein). The vegan alternatives used in our wines are bentonite and kieselguhr – natural mineral products which perform the same function without leaving any residue. Our wines are simply filtered or clear naturally in the barrel over time.

Organic Wines
 Our wines have the style and the characteristics of the best that their country and region can offer – but are made using grapes grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. These chemicals destroy the environment, wildlife and human health. Also our wines are low in sulphur dioxide and so are more suitable for people prone to allergic reactions to wine. All our organic growers are regularly checked by organic associations and meet the EU standards governing organic production.

ORDERING INFORMATION

Last ordering date for Christmas wine delivery is December 15th 2011.
To place an order with us, simply scroll through our departments and add any items you wish to buy into the shopping cart. Please see ‘Cases Sizes’ for more information. When you have finished shopping, click on 'check-out' and you'll be asked to fill in a few details needed to complete your order.  Please include alternative delivery instructions as we cannot despatch wine orders without them.

SUBSTITUTIONS

If there are any items out of stock we will substitute with an item of similar style and quality. If you do NOT want us to do this, and would like us to contact you regarding substitutions, please make a note of this at the checkout stage and we will either phone or email you.

VINTAGES
Vintages shown are correct to the best of our knowledge. Where we have shown two or more vintages (e.g. 2003-4), we will move to the latter vintage when stocks of the former have run out. Occasionally, high demand and low availability of particular wines can lead to unexpected further changes of vintage. If you require a specific vintage please make this clear when placing your order. If we are unable to supply it we will contact you.


STYLES
The style of the wines are described as:
1-9 for whites, where 1 is the driest and 9 the sweetest.
and A-E for reds, where A is the lightest and E is the fullest.


CLOSURES
To the best of our knowledge all wine bottles have a cork closure, unless otherwise specified.


CASE SIZES
Wines, juices, ciders (75cl) and spirits are sent out in multiples of 12 bottles.
You can mix the cases as you wish. Beers and ciders (33cl and 50cl) are sent as cases of one type, in 20's or 24's depending on the type.


DELIVERY
The cost of delivery to GB mainland addresses (excluding Scottish Highlands) is £6.95 PER ORDER (not per case).
Orders of less than a case or including an incomplete case receive an extra charge up to £5. This charge may be taken after your initial payment has been processed.


For the Scottish Highlands (Mainland KW,IV,AB,PH,DD,PA) delivery will be charged at £10 for 1 case and £20 for 2-3 cases. Sorry, no part case orders can be delivered to the Highlands. For orders of 4 cases or more please contact us for delivery costs. This charge may be taken after your initial payment has been processed.

For GB offshore islands delivery will be charged at £15 for 1 case and £30 for 2 cases. For orders of 3 cases or more please contact us for delivery costs. This charge may be taken after your initial payment has been processed.

Delivery is Monday to Friday 8:30-5:30, if you would like to receive your order outside these times or within a specified time slot please contact the office as a surcharge will apply.


FREE DELIVERY AND DISCOUNTS
Orders of 5 cases or more receive FREE delivery (excluding Scottish Highlands, offshore Islands and Northern Ireland).

 

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