Red wine tasting notes by Ben Franks Wine

Looking for a glass of something great? Here’s Ben’s list of his favourite places to buy wine online during lockdown. If you’d like to be on this list, please contact Ben. We only add our favourite merchants, so Ben will buy some wines from you in advance!

Alpine Wines – Fab selection, but I particularly love their range of Austrian and Swiss wine.

Croatian Fine Wines – One of the largest and most interesting lists of premium Croatian wines you can buy in the UK.

gvino UK – Georgian wine specialist who have some fantastic Qvevri method wines. My favourite is their Vazisubani Estate Qvevri Saperavi red wine.

ginVino – Armenian wine specialist offering Signature Selection mixed cases of wine. Some of the finest quality Armenian wine I’ve tasted.

The WineBarn – As a German wine fan, these guys were a brilliant discovery!

Of course, if you’re after unusual wines, my wine merchant Novel Wines is shipping UK-wide with no minimum order and free delivery over £95.

Tanners Wine Merchants – Long running quality merchant with a vast array of delicious wines at great prices.

Vinvm – Wine merchant with superb customer service and some really interesting wines, including Chinese wines.

Yapp Bros – Still one of my favourite wine merchants for French wines, especially from the Rhone or southern France.

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