Friday, 24 May 2013

Win a case of wine!

If you're feeling lucky, you might want to enter our big competition!

We're giving away a mixed case of wine (12 bottles) to say a big thank you to all our followers and likes, and also to celebrate hitting the 2000 likes milestone on Facebook!

If you fancy your chances, you can enter via the Rafflecopter form below!
The competition ends on Tuesday 28th May, so get entering! The winner will be contacted via email.

Best of luck, and have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!

Just Great Wine

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Friday, 3 May 2013

A Bank Holiday Treat!

The Bank Holiday weekend is just within reach, and surprisingly, we're set to have some sunshine over the weekend - unusual for a long weekend in the UK!
As a treat to our customers, we're giving you 10% off any order placed between now and midnight on Monday - including our fantastic Mystery Case deal!

Just enter the code BANKHOL13 at the checkout for the discount to be applied!

Have a great weekend, whatever your plans are!


Thursday, 25 April 2013

INFOGRAPHIC - Bubbling Over: The Buzz On Sparkling Wine

We love a good infographic here at JGW, and following a previous post on How to Choose a Bottle of Wine, we decided to post another we have found on the internet- this time, all about sparkling wine with hints and tips to get you ready for those celebratory toasts!

Are you a fan of the sparkling stuff? 
Just Great Wine

Friday, 19 April 2013

English Wine for St. George's Day

Of course, 23rd April marks St. George’s Day, and what could be better to celebrate with than a nice glass of English wine? And luckily for you, at Just Great Wine, we stock wine from all around the world, including that made here, on English soil.

We currently have a selection of wine from Denbies available to buy online here, which includes sparkling offerings, as well as red and white – something for everyone!

While on the subject of homegrown wine, we also couldn't help but notice this article the other day - Britain  could become top wine-growing region -definitely proves to be interesting reading! What are your thoughts on this? 

The Denbies range is available to buy now from Just Great Wine.

Friday, 12 April 2013

The All Important Taste Test

A recent tasting at JGW! 

The taste test is a very important thing here, at Just Great Wine!

One of our main jobs is to taste our bin end wines for our ever-popular Mystery Cases. We make a point of tasting our bin end wines regularly before putting them into the Mystery Case selection to make sure all are enjoyable. One of the perks of the job, some may say, but to us - it's essential that only the best wines are packed and sent out to you.

Our Mystery Case costs just £39.99 for a case of 12, and is available to buy online at 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Review: La Delizia Pinot Grigio Blush

This guest blog is from Laura Hadland who blogs at Extreme Housewife. In this post, she reviews a sample of La Delizia Pinot Grigio Blush, available now from Just Great Wine.

The clocks go forward this weekend, the family are stuffing their faces with chocolate eggs and the daffodils are starting to turn their yellow faces to the sky. It must be Spring, right?

Wrong! The UK is still being battered by sub zero temperatures and just today I got caught in a snow shower. The only way to counter the terrible weather is to bring a touch of Italian sunshine into your own home and break out this lovely little Pinot Grigio Blush.

Despite its delicate, pale pink colour, the nose on this wine is really like a crisp Spring morning, with sharp, yet sweet hints of green apple and white grapes. This freshness carries through to the flavour, it is light and sunny - not at all heavy on the palate, although there is a very faint creamy note right at the end.

This wine is very refreshing and delicate in flavour, not overly sweet, but neither too dry. I can imagine drinking this wine with a nice chicken and salad dish, or accompanying a fish starter perhaps. 

At £5.95, this wine will not break the bank and to be honest, this is a little corker for the price. It's flavour has revived my spirits and galvanized me for the last push towards Spring. Drinking this wine reminds you that one day, in the not too distant future, you'll be able to shake off your onesie, come out blinking into your garden and sit sipping a pleasing glass of wine in the sunshine. Va bene.

You can follow Laura on Twitter here and view her blog here.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Offers at JGW: Bag yourself a bargain!

Good news for all wine fans - you can now enjoy site-wide reductions on many of our wines! With savings of up to 25% here to stay, there's never been a better reason to stock up on your favourite wines!

You can shop our wide range of wine at

Friday, 8 March 2013

INFOGRAPHIC - How to choose a bottle of wine

It's almost the weekend, which means it's time to begin to think about what to have in your glass this weekend. After browsing the  this morning, we can across this great flowchart, and we couldn't resist sharing it with you all!

Original Source: How to Choose Wine

Let us know what you're drinking this weekend!

Just Great Wine

Friday, 1 March 2013

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just under two weeks away - which means it's time to treat the special lady in your life!

If you're looking for the perfect gift, look no further than Just Great Wine - we have a wide range of wine, from crisp whites, to fruity rose, and of course, something with some extra fizz!

See the full range of wine we have to offer, including special offers, on our website -

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Review: Vin de France Rouge 'Prestige' Daniel Bessiere

This guest blog is from Laura Hadland who blogs at Extreme Housewife. In this post, she reviews a sample of Vin de France Rouge 'Prestige' Daniel Bessiere, available now from Just Great Wine.

I approached this wine with some doubts. The label claims it to be a fruity red mixed from the finest grapes - but no specific grape varieties are mentioned. This is something I would perhaps avoid normally, as I am happy to cling to what I know, the familiar varieties of Shiraz and Rioja calling to me over their nameless 'table wine' friends.

However, in this case, there was no real cause for alarm. The wine smells of rich fruit, but also that hint of the barrels that the wine was, albeit briefly, aged in. As I start to drink more wine, and think more about what I am drinking, I am starting to associate this smell of the cask very much with French wines.

Upon drinking, I get a juicy blackberry but it is also quite a thin, almost astringent type of flavour - I've really struggled to identify what it is I can taste and smell and I feel like there are elements of an almost dark treacle flavour,a hint of parkin at bonfire night, but very much without the sweetness.. This wine is quite high in tannins but not overly tart, and there is definitely no real sweetness to this wine at all.

It is 12% so a medium alcohol content, but I thought it tastes a bit stronger because of the savouriness of the flavour. However, that said, it is definitely a light bodied wine with very little aftertaste. Overall, this is quite easy drinking for the price of £7.17 per bottle. However, I wouldn't call it a beginner's wine. It is more complex, and not as approachable for its lightness of body and absence of sweetness.

We enjoyed it with a salami and vegetable dish, and it was able to complement the light spicing of the sausage and not over power the vegetables, so I thought t was an excellent table wine in this respect and great value for money.

You can follow Laura on Twitter here and view her blog here.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Valentine's Giveaway: Love is in the air...

Valentine's Day is just a week away now... so, as we like you all very much, we are going to treat one of you to a very delicious bottle of rose wine! To enter our competition is a doddle, see the Rafflecopter form below! You can earn 3 entries overall, and the winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday 11th February!

Best of luck!

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Monday, 4 February 2013

Special Offers this February at JGW

Valentine's Day - love it or loathe it, it's nearly upon us. So why not make the most of our Special Offers on this month??

We have Vistamar Cabernet Merlot Rose (normally priced £7.67) now on offer for £5, including VAT! This offering from Chile boasts juicy flavours of blackberries and raspberries. It is refreshing and balanced on the palate.

And if you fancy something with sparkle, look no further than our extra special offer on champagne. We have the Henri Mandois Champagne Rose Grande Reserve Brut for just £25 - which saves you a total of £12.64! This pink champagne is fruity, clean and smooth, with bubbles bursting with the taste of strawberries and cherries!

These offers can't last forever, so are while stocks last! If you'd like your order in time for Valentine's Day, please place your order with us by Monday 11th February to allow for delivery.

You can find these special offers, and lots more, on the Just Great Wine website!

Friday, 18 January 2013

UK Snow and a Giveaway!

Red Wine and Snow

If you're in the UK, like the rest of us, you're probably ankle deep in the white stuff. Yes, snow!  When the weather outside is THIS frightful, all you want to do is watch the flakes fall from the comfort of the house, fire roaring and a nice glass of wine. If you're lacking in the last part, do not fear! 

There are two solutions to rectify this awful situation:

1. Check the 'Special Offers' section of the Just Great Wine website...or any other section you might fancy! Pick something you like the sound of, and go to the checkout.

2. Alternatively, send us your snow photos!! The best one could win a prize on Monday :) you can send them to us via our Facebook page or you can also tweet them to us! 

We look forward to seeing your pictures! Have a great weekend, and keep safe and warm! 

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

January Wine of the Month - Côtes du Rhône Domaine Lou Gaëlou Blanc

Happy New Year! You can save 10% on your purchase of Côtes du Rhône Domaine Lou Gaëlou Blanc (JGW0412) for one month only, using the discount code JANWINE at the checkout!

The back label reads: C'est au pied de la montagne de St Genies pres de Tavel que le Domaine Lou Gaelou est ne il y a trois generations. C'est agreable vin est issu du savoir-fair des familles Astier et Mourier qui ont collabore au choix des cepages de la vinification et du vieillissement 2007 Appelation Cotes du Rhone controlee 75cl 13%vol eleve et mis en bouteille par Michel Mourier A F 42100 France Produit de France
A great quality white wine here, take advantage of this offer, and cure those January blues! 

Côtes du Rhône Domaine Lou Gaëlou Blanc  is available to order here at the Just Great Wine website.

Best wishes for 2013,
The Just Great Wine team

(Offer ends at midnight 31.1.13)