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Les Richoises Colombard Sauvignon in Jane MacQuitty's 100 best summer wines

Monday 26th June 2017

We are delighted that the 2016 Les Richoises Colombard Sauvignon Comté Tolosan IGP has been included by Jane MacQuitty in her annual list of the 100 best wines for summer.

"This summer's bargain French white bursts with zesty lime peel and pink grapefruit. Perfect for the picnic basket."

We agree!

Subscribers to The Times can read about it here

This wine is available exclusively from Morrisons

As good as Sauternes...

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Great tip from Susy Atkins in the Sunday Times Stella Magazine on the 16th of April 2017.

Domaine de Leyrissat 2014 Monbazillac as good as Sauternes! This delicious wine is available from Waitrose.

Free Run Wines gains BRC Agents & Brokers Certification

Monday 3rd April 2017

Free Run Wines is delighted to announce that it successfully achieved the BRC Agents and Brokers Global Standard accreditation and so becomes the first independent British wine importer and brand agency to reach this level of certification.

The BRC Agents and Brokers Standard ensures that all links in the food chain, from the winery to our final customer, can now be certified against a globally recognised standard covering food safety, quality and legality.

More information about BRC Global Standards can be found here:


Kudos to Fiona Beckett for tipping Dolias de Vespassien Cotes Catalans 2015

Friday 18th November 2016

Fiona Beckett would happily drink our Dolias de Vespassien Côtes Catalans 2015 every day. So would we! It's a cracking wine, which definitely brings a bit of the South of France into your glass.  Available from Morrisons

Top Review for l'Opaline Rose Magnum 2015

Monday 20th June 2016

Tom Cannavan's Wine-Pages.com has given a score of 88/100 for Pure Provence's l'Opaline Coteaux Varois en Provence 2015 Magnum, describing it as:

"...rose-hip and pomegranate scented stuff, dry but filled with sweet mid-palate flavour, and a long, tight, acid structure in the finish. Impressive."

Further praise for a wine which recently won a Silver medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards!

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Second Gold Medal in a row for Manoire de la Hersandiere Muscadet

Friday 27th May 2016

For the second vintage in a row, the Manoire de la Hersandiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie has been awarded a Gold medal in one of the major UK wine competitions.

The previous 2014 vintage was awarded a gold medal in the 2015 DWWA, and the producer, Vignoble Sourice, has displayed incredible consistency of quality by being awarded another Gold Medal by the 2016 DWWA for their 2015 vintage.

We are very proud to be bringing this quality of wine to the UK market. You can find the 2014 vintage at Tesco Wine by the Case.

Pure Provence Handed Top Award by DWWA 2016

Monday 23rd May 2016

We are thrilled to announce that our very talented partners, Pure Provence, have been awarded the Platinum Best in Show - 'Best Rosé Under £15' for their Pure Provence, Cotes de Provence Rosé 2015.

This is an incredible achievement and true recognition from one of the leading wine competitions.

Congratulations to Pure Provence! The wine is currently available in Wine Rack stores.

'Top 6 Champagnes' for Charles Mignon 1er Cru Rose

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Champagne Charles Mignon Rosé Brut 1er Cru NV has been included in Giles Fallowfield's 'Top 6 Champagnes' for March.

Find out more here!

Champagne Charles Mignon has four different wines listed with Marks & Spencer:

See the Champagnes here!

Buzet Receives Another Award for Sustainability

Friday 18th December 2015

Les Vignerons de Buzet have been recognised by the Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2016 for their Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.

This is further recognition of their dedication to sustainable wine practices, and cements their international reputation for having a conscientious approach to wine production. Their previous awards include:

Gold International Award for Excellence in Sustainable Wine Growing 2014

The Amorim Sustainability Award for Wine in The Drinks Business Green Awards 2014

Silver International Award for Excellence in Sustainable Wine Growing 2013

Find out more here!

Morambro Creek Wins Gold Medal

Thursday 3rd December 2015

Our Australian partner, Morambro Creek, has been awarded a Gold Medal in the International Wine Challenge 2016 for their Mt. Monster Shiraz 2014.

This is well-deserved recognition for an excellent wine!

You can find their Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz in Waitrose here!

Mr Peel's Manavista Wins Global Design Award

Thursday 17th September 2015

Our new concept, Mr Peel's Manavista, has been awarded with a well-earned Bronze Medal in the Harpers Global Design Awards 2015! A lot of thought went into designing the product, so we are thrilled with this recognition.

Mr Peel's Manavista is a pink grapefruit flavoured aromatised wine-based drink.

Find out more here!


Great Taste Awards 2015

Thursday 6th August 2015

Champagne Charles Mignon's Brut Grand Cru Cuvee Comte de Marne NV has been awarded a Gold Star at the Great Taste Awards 2015! The prestigious competition recognises the very best quality in fine wine and food. Congratulations to Champagne Charles Mignon - yet another award to hang on the wall! 


Pure Provence Launches Two Exclusive UK Wines

Monday 6th July 2015

Free Run Wines has recently secured two new listings with the reputable Wine Rack chain of wine merchants. The relatively new Provencal producer 'Pure Provence' is rapidly gathering attention for its excellent quality rosé wines, and simple but refreshing label designs. Now available exclusively in Wine Rack is:

Pure Provence, Côtes de Provence rosé 2014

l'Opaline, Coteaux Varois en Provence rosé 2014

l'Opaline has just been awarded 87 points by The Wine Spectator, and the Magnum format will be launching in Wine Rack stores in the next month.

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