Wed 24 Oct 2012

The Liberator is Back. Prizes Up For Grabs!


The Liberator 'The Lone Ranger'I am delighted to announce the launch of two exclusive new wines courtesy of The Liberator, Richard Kelley MW’s brilliant, innovative and quirky project geared towards ‘liberating’ choice parcels of great wines from the undeserved fate of being blended into anonymity.

What’s more, the wines are each packaged as an ‘episode’, accompanied by full comic strips designed to match the wines.

Baroque ‘n’ Roll (red) and The Lone Ranger (white) are now available to buy for £8.95 per bottle, having already enjoyed great reviews from wine writers Jancis Robinson and Matthew Jukes.

Visit The Liberator section of our website to enjoy them at home.

Competition Time!
Use your creative juices and you could win a hand-bottled magnum of The Liberator ‘Baroque ‘n’ Roll’ red. Just three of them were bottled and each was signed by the winemaker, Carl van der Merwe.

Given the musical nature of ‘Baroque ‘n’ Roll’, we’re asking creative members to contribute their top ‘wine songs’ for the chance to win one of these handsome magnums.

The Liberator 'Baroque 'n' Roll'Need inspiration? We couldn’t resist asking Wine Society staff for their input. Here are a few of the highlights:

-‘Bandol On The Run’ – Paul McCartney & Wings
-‘Roussanne’ – The Police
-‘Batailley Out Of Hell’ – Meat Loaf
-‘Let’s Talk About Sekt’ – Salt-N-Pepa
-‘Vouray Vous’ – Abba
-‘Cava Chameleon’ – Culture Club

Think you can do better? Just leave us a comment either here or send a message to our Facebook page, or send your suggestion to

Twitter-using members can also tweet their suggestion to @TheWineSociety using the hashtag #TheLiberator.

The competition is open until Thursday November 1st, 2012. Visit for full terms and conditions.

Have fun, and good luck!

Joanna Locke MW
Society Buyer

Categories : South Africa


  1. John Lavis says:

    re ‘wine songs’ : carig nan by the Hollies

  2. Peter Casey says:

    Given the theme, you should clearly pair “Jura, joy of man’s desiring” with The Beatles’ “Hey Jura”. “The well-tempered claret” wouldn’t strictly be a song, but The Who’s “Pictures of Lillet” would.

  3. Peter Casey says:

    It’s a little after the Baroque, but I believe a young man being sent off from Seville to live on military rations was told, “Non piu avrai, farfallone, oloroso” (Mozart/Da Ponte).

  4. Tom Moore says:

    How about, Unduragga a blood red sky – U2, they were after all heard to ask, is there any band that wants to Bacchus?

  5. Tom Moore says:

    I know I have had my go, but my wife suggested Prince, Little Red Corvina, Gordo is a Moron and the Beatles, She’s leaving Rhone….so much cleverer than me!

  6. Jason Rowley says:

    It has to be “My sherry amour” by Stevie Wonder

  7. Justin Williams says:

    I’m thinking you could have fun with a vinous Blues Brothers…

    She caught the Chianti
    Gimme some Loire Vin
    Everybody needs some Bordeaux to love
    Jailhouse Rioja
    Midi the Moocher
    Sweet Home Otago
    …and of course Aretha Franklin’s “Drink”

  8. John Hazzledine says:

    I was brought up on Neil Diamond, who penned Red, Red Wine of course. But my favourite of his has to be Cracklin Rosé.

  9. Angela Capell says:

    how about
    Rioja round the clock – Bill Hayley
    Que syrah syrah – Doris Day
    Barbera Ann – the Beach boys
    Rhonesome Town – Rickly Nelson

  10. M says:

    All the Bond promos got me thinking…

    James Borba Theme – John Barry & Orchestra
    From Rioja With Love – Matt Monro
    Godellofinger – Shirley Bassey
    Thunderbandol – Tom Jones
    You Only Livinière Twice – Nancy Sinatra
    Cortello Royale – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
    We Have All The Wine In The World – Louis Armstrong
    Dimiats Are Forever – Shirley Bassey
    Lees and let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings
    The Man With The Golden Prum – Lulu
    Nobody DOCG It Better – Carly Simon
    Moonraki – Shirley Bassey
    For Your Eyes Auxey – Sheena Easton
    Never Say Niersteiner Again – Lani Hall
    A Vin Doux To A Kill – Duran Duran




  11. Seamus O'Kane says:

    A Whiter Shade of Pale Cortado – Procol Harem

    In the Grillo – Elvis

    E Lucevan le Stelle Artois – Puccini (Tosca)

  12. Ian Bailes says:

    The Sauternes of Swing – Dire Straits
    Love me for a Riesling – Cat Stevens
    Tokaji a chance on me – ABBA

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