Pair your meal with wines like a pro, with help from Virgin Wines

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Virgin WInes
by Limara Salt
22 June 2023

Summer is officially here, and that means dinner parties, barbecues, and park picnics in the sun.

Anytime you serve food it can be a struggle to figure out which drinks are best to pair with your spread, so our pals at Virgin Wines have lent a helping hand. Wine knowledge has long been considered a refined and elegant skill, but you don’t have to be a professional sommelier to choose the right summer wine for your dish.

Ordering a mixed wine case can be a great way to ensure every taste is catered for, and if you’re not signed up for Virgin Wines’ exclusive WineBank service, we have a perfect introductory offer for Virgin Red members. Save 50% on this six-bottle case of craft wines while earning 1,000 Virgin Points and receiving free express delivery – talk about a cracking deal. 

Earn Virgin Points as you save on wines

Boasting reds, whites, rosé, and even a bottle of Italian fizz, these wines are tailored specially for your al-fresco entertaining. To take advantage of this exclusive offer just make sure you add your Virgin Red ID to your Virgin Wines account when signing up. Once you've purchased this case, you'll automatically become a WineBank member. 

How WineBank works:  

  • Decide how much you save - your WineBank account defaults to the most popular amount of £25 per month, but you can save anything from £15 to £100 per month. 

  • Earn money to spend on the money you save - you'll earn £1 to spend for every £5 you save. 

  • You stay in control - save up until you are ready to buy and spend your balance on wines of your choice. 

  • Enjoy free express delivery – WineBank members benefit from free delivery on all wine orders 

Take a peek inside the case and check out our meal suggestions to impress your guests and take your hosting to the next level this summer. 

Solpiantez Spumante Brut Millesimato 

This crisp bubbly hails from the fresh climes of northern Italy and has notes of green apples, pear notes and a lemon kick to finish. This is perfect for an aperitif but is also great for creamy desserts like cheesecake, tiramisu, and a light mousse.  

Les Arbousiers Coteaux du Languedoc Cinsault Grenache Rosé 

Nothing says summer like a glass of rosé, and this bottle will go down a treat whether you’re hosting or just fancy a glass in the evening. This is the most refreshing rosé for hot weather but is delicious any time of year. Full of subtle flavours, this goes nicely with soft cheeses, a chicken or niçoise salad, and veggie skewers fresh from the barbecue.  

Silenus Limited Release Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 

This limited edition Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon harnesses the trademark freshness and verve of the Australian region, bursting with fruity mulberry and blackcurrant flavours, underpinned by hints of mocha and liquorice. Team it with red meat or tuna or use it in sauces and reductions.  

Florel Reserve Malbec 

Hailing from Argentinian winemaker who has worked at top estates worldwide including Châteaux Margaux and Mouton-Rothschild, this Malbec will not disappoint with dried fruit character and notes of chocolate, yet plenty of fresh plum and blackberry fruit to balance. A great option for barbecues as it goes nicely with veggie kebabs and grilled meats. 

El Nubarron Sauvignon Blanc 

Chile are the masters of great value wines and the El Nubarrón is further proof of that. This modern Chilean Sauvignon Blanc has loads of citrus zing and juicy tropical fruit notes and is a perfect aperitif wine. Try matching El Nubarrón with seafood inspired salads and delicately spiced foods.  

Billy Bosch Highwire Chenin Blanc 

This white comes from the Cape's exciting Coastal region and is a bright and clean Chenin Blanc with orchard fruit and a fresh citrus character. This will go well with fresh dishes like salmon with grilled courgettes, parmesan and pine nuts, or a chicken and avocado salad.  

This limited time offer ends on 31 July 2023. Please drink responsibly. 

Not a member of Virgin Red yet? Discover more rewarding ways to earn and spend Virgin Points.

The small print

The Virgin Red Programme terms and conditions and Virgin Wines terms and conditions apply. Please be aware of the following key terms and conditions:

  • Offer expires at 11:59pm on 31 July 2023. For full terms and conditions, visit

  • This offer is unavailable to existing WineBank members. By redeeming this offer you agree to sign up to the Virgin Wines WineBank. WineBank uses easy monthly top-ups to save for your wine and rewards you with £1 for every £5 you deposit, plus free delivery on all future purchases. There’s no obligation to buy any more wine. Your default monthly payment is £25 which you can change in your WineBank account via Virgin Wines' website. You can cancel your WineBank membership at any time and withdraw any funds you’ve added. 

  • 1,000 bonus Virgin Points strictly for new Virgin Wines customers only. Please ensure you add your Virgin Red ID when creating/signing in to your Virgin Wines account at the checkout. 

  • UK Delivery only (excluding Channel Islands).

  • Strictly one promotional case per customer. Virgin Points will not be awarded if this offer is combined with any other promotional offer, where a discount code has been used or where any other discount has been applied to your Virgin Wines basket. 

  • Wines are subject to availability and may be swapped for a similar wine of equal or greater value in the event of stock shortages. Virgin Wines will let you know if your chosen wines are unavailable and where possible, will discuss alternatives with you. 

  • You may return your order for any reason whatsoever at any time up to 14 working days from the day after the date you receive your wine, provided all of the products are unopened and intact. If the product is returned, you will not receive any points. 

  • Points can take up to 21 days post-dispatch of your order to show in your Virgin Red account. 

  • Members only earn points on products that are Virgin Points eligible products. This will be clearly stated on the product at the time of purchasing, along with the number of points you will earn. 

  • Standard delivery is three working days. 

  • You must be 18 years of age or over to buy alcohol. 

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