Competitions and offers
Although France is famous for wine there are parts of the country that fall under the radar and one of these is south-west France which is represented by the growers’ co-operative Plaimont which has vineyards which stretch from the foothills of the Pyrenees to the hills and valleys of Gascony. Benedictine monks grew vines in the region back in the 11th century
Some of the best barbecues I’ve had have been in Argentina where they have perfected the art of ‘asado’ - and have one of the best wines, in the form of malbec, to drink with it. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
I’ve been a fan of Peter’s Yard since they first arrived on the scene in 2008 and regularly buy their delicious sourdough Scandi-inspired crispbreads. Each batch begins with a 45-year-old sourdough starter which is slowly fermented for 16 hours - it’s the long, slow proving that’s the secret of their crispness and flavour. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
If you’re already a fan of Ribera del Duero wines you’re going to LOVE this case of wine. If you’ve never tasted them before you’re in for an absolute treat. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
If you’re not already a fan of German wines this fascinating case of modern German wines should convert you. It comes from German specialist The WineBarn which has picked up many awards for its range. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Now I know this month’s prize might be considered unsuitable for January being neither meat-, carb- or alcohol-free but given we’re all in lockdown AGAIN we thought it might be welcome. Especially if you’re a Hawksmoor fan and can’t get to the restaurants currently.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Although I can’t imagine Christmas without port it seems crazy to deny ourselves the pleasure of drinking it at other times of year, doesn’t it? Well the clever people at Churchill’s have come up with the idea of an online port club which delivers a quarterly port pack of three of Churchill’s award-winning ports.
Given what a tremendously difficult year it’s been we thought you deserved a treat so we’re giving away TWO prizes this month thanks to our very generous sponsors. (You’ll have to wait a couple of days for news of the other one!)
If you’ve missed travelling to Spain this year (me too!) you’ll be thrilled to know there’s a chance to win a fabulous hamper of Spanish food and wine from the Eat Spain Drink Spain campaign.
Meat hampers from the fabulous meatpeter, as he’s known on instagram, are always an incredible treat but this one more than most as it comes from a new range he’s launching later this month which will be available for nationwide UK & Ireland delivery. (Hurrah!)
We’ve got a really great prize for any lover of Italian food this month from Sacla the company that pioneered pesto in the UK
The quality of English and Welsh wines has increased immeasurably over the last few years which is reflected in the 245 medals they’ve picked up this year in the Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) awards which were judged this year by TV wine presenters Oz Clarke and Susie Barrie.
This month’s prize involves two of my favourite food and drink producers and a unique chance to enjoy their cheeses and ciders together.
I’m sure a lot of you have been celebrating the glorious weather of the past two weeks with a glass or two of rosé. And if it’s the whisper pink Provencal style you’re loving you’re in luck.
We’re thrilled to have our old friends Belazu back with a gorgeous hamper for one of you to win this month.
If you’ve always wanted to learn more about wine now’s your chance with this month’s competition prize from Armit Wines.
I know this month’s competition is going to be really popular because so many of you love Rioja. However it’s probably the red wines of the region you’re most familiar with: this is a chance to try the whites and rosados (rosés) too along with some more expensive wines you may not have had a chance to taste before.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
If you're on the wagon - or even if you're not - you've probably heard of one or two alcohol-free spirits and aperitifs but you may not be aware just how many there are on the market now. So our good friends at The Whisky Exchange have come up with a whole case of different bottles to inspire you for Dry January - and keep the winner going through February and beyond*.