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Alphabetical Red Extraordinaire 2020

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Alphabetical Wines came from a decision to break the rules.

A firm favourite with top critics such as Jancis Robinson and Matthew Jukes, this is without a doubt one of the best-value South African wines on the market too. The 2020 is more Cab Franc led, with that typical gentle herbal nose, hints of dried orange peel and pot pourri, with lots of glossy fruit - blackberries, squishy blueberries and damsons too. The palate is plush, nailing the balance between gentle earthy tones and brighter fruit. Svelte, polished and with a sumptuous mouthfeel too, with gratings of dark chocolate, merest hint of spearmint and candied peel, and very fine, refreshing acidity.

They are made by friends David Cope and Simon Wibberly, they didn’t want to make a single varietal wine or even a classic blend. Unfussed by area or origin and not owning their own estate, or boasting years of heritage, they wanted to make wines that were fun - voluptuous yet drinkable, impressive yet affordable, honest products that are naturally fermented and made with the utmost care to maintain the integrity of the fruit and the variety character. In other words, serious wine, but wine you can pour for novices as much as aficionados. And the name? When they first started, their first red had so many varieties, one of their mates commented “Wow, it’s almost the whole alphabet!!” The name has stuck, and Alphabetical Vin Ordinaire goes on!


Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £75+ every Thursday & Saturday within a 10 miles radius of our Birmingham city centre. We require orders by Wednesday for Thursday delivery. For orders under £75 we charge £7.50 delivery within our 10 km radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £100+. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £9.50 for orders under £100 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery is made within 5 working days.
For orders under £100 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use ParcelForce couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.


We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.


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