Wednesday Wines – Episode 115 – Supermarket Sweep

Episode 115 – Supermarket Sweep

29th June 2022

As many of you will have seen in my recent Notes post, I have given up my column in the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine after 21.5 years in the saddle.  The 9th of July will be the last article.  It won’t surprise you to hear that I have a load of recommendations that I have found over the last couple of months that are now homeless as they are not suited to MoneyWeek or my fine wine features, so here is a Supermarket Sweep of very worthy, inexpensive candidates to amuse your palates while saving you some cash this summer.

Tesco

Sparkling

2020 Tesco finest* 1531 Blanquette de Limoux, Languedoc, France (£9.50).

NV Graham Beck Vintner’s Selection, Western Cape, South Africa (£13.00, reduced to £11.00 until 4th July for Clubcard holders).

White

2021 Tesco finest* Torrontes, Salta, Argentina (£7.00). 

2020 Tesco finest* Soave Classico Superiore, Veneto, Italy (£7.50).

2021 Tesco finest* Western Australian Chardonnay (£8.00).

2021 Mount Impey, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£12.00).

Red

2019 Ravenswood, Zinfandel, Lodi, California (£14.00, reduced to £12.00 between 5th and 25th July for Clubcard holders).

2019 Campo V, Primitivo di Manduria, Puglia, Italy (£15.00, Tesco).

Marks & Spencer

White

2021 M&S Classics No.7 Vinho Verde, Portugal (£8.00). 

2021 Journey’s End Honeycomb Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa (£9.00).  

2021 M&S Classics No.2 German Riesling, Pfalz, Germany (£9.50).  

2021 M&S Classics No.9 Alsace Gewurztraminer, France (£10.00).  

2020 d’Arenberg, The Shepherd’s Clock Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, South Australia (£10.00). 

Red

2020 Fleur de Moussas, Médoc, Bordeaux, France (£8.00).  

2020 M&S Classics No.11 Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (£8.50).  

2020 Pontenari, Toscana Rosso, Italy (£12.00).  

Co-op

White

2021 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Classico, Follonica, Marche, Italy (£6.00).

2020 Robert Oatley, Signature Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia (£11.50). 

Rosé

2021 Studio by Miravel Rosé, Méditerannée, France (£12.00, reduce to £11.00 until 26th July). 

2021 Château Barthès Rosé, Bandol, Provence, France (£13.00).  

2021 Château La Négly, La Natice Rosé, Languedoc, France (£13.00). 

2021 Origine Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France (£14.00).

Red

2021 Berton Vineyard, The Black Shiraz, South Eastern Australia (£8.50). 

2021 Montes, Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle Central, Chile (£9.00).

2020 Château La Négly, Tradition, La Clape, Languedoc, France (£12.00).

Sainsbury’s

Sparkling

NV Taste the Difference, Crémant de Loire, France (£12.00, reduced to £10.50 from today until 19th July). 

Whites

2021 Taste the Difference Verdicchio Classico, Marche, Italy (£7.00, reduced to £6.00 until 9th August). 

2021 Taste the Difference Côtes du Rhône White, France (£8.00, reduced to £7.00 until 9th August).

2021 Paul Mas, Héritage Clairette du Languedoc, France (£9.00, reduced to £7.50 from today until 19th July). 

2021 Taste the Difference Gavi, Piemonte, Italy (£9.00, reduced to £7.75 from today until 19th July).  

2021 Taste the Difference Discovery Collection No.9 Grenache Blanc, France (£10.00, reduced to £8.00 from today until 19th July).

Red

2020 Taste the Difference Brouilly, Château de Pierreux, Beaujolais, France (£14.00, reduced to £12.00 from today until 19th July). 

Waitrose

Sparkling

2017 Codorníu, 1872 Cava Brut, Catalonia, Spain (£10.99, reduced to £7.99 from today until 12th July).

White

2021 Le Sauvignon Blanc de Balthazar, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (£7.99, Waitrose).

2021 Yering Station, The Elms Chardonnay, Victoria (£10.49). 

2020 Wolfberger Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France (£10.99).

2021 Lagar de Cervera, Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain (£14.99, reduced to £11.99 until 12th July).  

Red

2021 Montgras, De.Vine Reserva Zinfandel, Valle Central, Chile (£8.99, reduced to £6.99, until 12th July).  

2021 Waitrose Loved & Found Caladoc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (£7.49).

2021 Waitrose Loved & Found Frappato, Sicily, Italy (£7.99). 

2020 Houghton, Heritage Red, Western Australia (£11.99).

FIN