ADVERTORIAL • August 2023
The Wine Flyer’s world-class vintages are made for wine lovers with a passion for travel – so where better to start than with a crop of summer holiday-inspired picks? All you need to get started is an appetite for the finer things in life…
If it’s been a few days since you landed from your much anticipated trip and the post-holiday blues have well and truly taken root, why not blast them away with a glass of something delicious, and be whisked back to that sun-dappled moment on the Tuscan veranda or that charming hole-in-the-wall en Provence? Introducing The Wine Flyer, the only Avios-first wine retailer, which caters to travel-hungry connoisseurs with a host of premium vintages, plus the option to spend your Avios and make big savings on every curated case purchased.
Expect a mix of Old and New World favourites from this 12-bottle collection, with varieties that really flaunt the flavours they’re best known for. Enjoy a glass of the eminently sippable Penfolds’ Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling from Australia. Its tart, citrussy notes and earthy undertones make a spectacular food pairing. Or plump for Susana Balbo’s inky Crios Malbec, whose Mendoza vineyards at the foot of the Cordón del Plata mountain range in Argentina are a marvel to behold.
25,590 Avios + £7.99 (or £159.99)
This case of 12 does an excellent job showing off Chile’s storied fruit-growing tradition, featuring Polkura’s ‘Random Unexpected Wine’ with its full-bodied blend of blackberry notes pepped up by hints of liquorice and tobacco. For lovers of crisp and fruity whites, the exceptionally affordable Vilcún Sauvignon Blanc Reserve is a true beauty when paired with salmon and summer salads, while the Sutil Reserve Chardonnay is a riot of flavour, combining syrupy notes of pineapple, banana, and dried fruit.
24,225 Avios + £7.59 (or £151.49)
Here, you’ll find a case of six of Southern Australia’s big-hitting blends, such as The Black Stump Durif Shiraz, whose powerhouse blackcurrant flavours are the perfect accompaniment to rich, gamey dishes. No wonder it’s a Wine Flyer bestseller. Next up is Yalumba Organic Shiraz, which is vegan and produced by one of the country’s oldest family-owned wine producers, while Pete’s Pure Pinot Noir is deliciously smooth with subtle hints of vanilla.
13,970 Avios + £3.99 (or £79.99)
Marlborough’s famed Sauvignon Blancs are the star of this case of a dozen, from Havoc and Harmony’s summer-ready top notes of passionfruit and mango to Petal and Stem’s greener flavours, which round off with a hint of tomato plant and kiwi on the finish. The Mussel Pot Sauvignon Blanc, meanwhile, packs a zesty punch, pairing beautifully with veggie kebabs or grilled white fish.
25,755 Avios + £7.39 (or £147.49)
It’s not summer without many a rosé, and this selection of six Provençal pinks are delightfully dry and fresh, especially the Château Paradis ‘Essencial’ Provence Rose 2021, grown in the legendary landscapes surrounding Aix-en-Provence. Also within this selection is the elegant Roubertas Comte de Provence, which offers appetising notes of strawberry, lavender and rosemary, while the Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé is crisp and tangy, with a refreshing aroma of cassis and lemon.
13,715 Avios + £3.89 (or £78.49)
Several lesser-known grapes are put through their paces in this case of 12, such as Sicily’s crisp and crunchy Grillo and the Tuscan Vernaccia. Clean and citrussy, La Musa Grillo is the perfect accompaniment to fresh salads and cold antipasti, while the Castellani Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the historic hills near Siena, dishes up a nutty finish that goes perfectly with cheese. Topping off the case is the Pinot Grigio La Cacciatora, a delicate and great value classic for any occasion.
19,815 Avios + £5.69 (or £113.49)
All products sold are subject to availability. Occasionally The Wine Flyer may have to substitute wines for another vintage or a different wine of at least equal value.