There’s no denying South Africa produces great wine. From affordable easy-drinkers to masterfully crafted international award winners. But that’s no reason not to venture beyond the flavour frontier and indulge in some of the wonderful wines crafted throughout the world. Especially when there’s a range of cleverly selected, brilliantly priced international wines available at Checkers and LiquorShop stores.
That’s right. Over 50 of the world’s best-loved wines from 11 countries. Now you too can sip French Champagne, Spanish Tempranillo or Italian Chianti without the bother of air travel or paying exorbitant restaurant prices. Curated in conjuction with SA’s top wine critic, Michael Fridjhon, this global selection is available at great value prices. According to Fridjhon, the Checkers Wines of the World range was specifically chosen for their accessibility, in terms of price and flavour profile. And their ability to truly express their place of origin.
Like Echo Falls Merlot , a happy wine from sunny California which – at a mere R49,99 – will make anyone smile. Soft and ripe, with hints of ripe plums, black cherries and blueberries. In fact, from European wines with old-world cachet to bold new-world achievers from Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia, the Checkers Wines of the World range provides a concise overview of international winemaking styles, varietals and ultimately, flavours. Getting an international education couldn’t be more fun! And affordable.
When it comes to drinking excellent wines at exceptionally low prices, nothing beats the Checkers Odd Bins range.
Limited quantities of vintage releases from famous South African wine farms are bottled and given a unique bin number which, once sold out, is never repeated. And that’s the beauty of Odd Bins. The original names are kept secret. You’ll never know what you’re drinking. But, given that these wines are chosen and blended by a panel of experts that includes Jan Boland Coetzee, these bulk blends offer unbeatable value. Remember you can order wine online by the case and get 20% off any six wines. This offer is valid for all Checkers Wine Route wines, and includes the more than 150 wines on promotion, as well as the Wines of the World and Odd Bins ranges.