It would be interesting to know the break-down of TWS’s sales by country/region. I find most peoples’ weekly tipple is non-French, as it is much easier to buy a medium priced wine from other countries that will be enjoyable. Anything French with a “name” will be far too expensive and definitely NOT guaranteed to be good.
A couple of years ago, TWS offered a Baron De Ley, described as “Layered, seriously stylish and focused. Pure, black fruit, intense palate, beautifully controlled, velvety ripe tannins and a very long finish. A stunning reserva that will age beautifully.”
The description was accurate and reasonable value at £10 pb but I have not seen any Baron De Ley since - why?
Additionally, there are some great wines from Ribera del Duero but we see precious few on the list.
Can we please move away from being dominated by France? I hope Brexit will help!!