Best buys | 10 good wine buys from the current Sainsbury’s offer

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10 good wine buys from the current Sainsbury’s offer

In anticipation of a England World Cup win that sadly didn’t happen Sainsbury’s is running a 25% off six bottles deal this weekend (with some exclusions* including sherry which I normally hoover up when they have one of these promotions). But there are plenty of other good deals

Here are 10 I think are worth snapping up before the offer closes on Sunday night - note you only have to buy six bottles in total not six of the same wine. (I'm recommending these on the basis of the vintage I've most recently tasted so look out for the vintages given here)

Taste the Difference Conegliano Prosecco in magnum - usually £21, on promotion at £16.50 and £12.38 a bottle when you buy 6 - i.e. £6.19 a standard bottle
One of the most reliable own label proseccos - well worth buying if you’re a fan.

Taste the Difference Blanc de Noirs champagne - normally £18 but £13.50 a bottle when you buy six
Rich and toasty - not quite as good as it once was, maybe, but hard to complain at this sort of price.

Taste the Difference Barrihuelo Rioja Blanco 2017 - normally £7.50, reduced to £6.25 and £4.69 a bottle when you buy 6
Nicely rounded smooth white rioja that you could drink with seafood, tapas or paella

Taste the Difference Austrian Riesling 2017 £8.50 reduced to £6.38 if you buy six bottles
There’s just a touch of sweetness in this Austrian riesling but not as much as you’d expect from a German one. Pretty, floral and crisp - great as an aperitif or with Cantonese or south-east Asian food.

Taste the Difference Cotes du Jura Chardonnay 2016 - normally £11, reduced to £8.25
Jura chardonnay doesn’t taste like chardonnay from anywhere else - its minerality is Chablis-like but it’s got an earthy edge that’s almost like a natural wine. Complex and textured - it would be great with roast chicken with a white wine sauce or with Comté cheese. If you’re interested in alternative flavours definitely give it a try - it’s a bargain at this price.

La Terrasse Rosé 2017 - normally £10, £7.50 on this deal (also available in magnum)
Not super-cheap but a fair price for a darker-than-usual full-flavoured rosé that would be great with a barbecue (or Sunday's world cup final). Also spot on with a nice chunk of Brie and a baguette.

Baron Gassier Provence Rosé 2017 in magnum - normally £24 a bottle but £18 if you buy six bottles
If you like rosé in magnum this is a cracking buy (though I’m not sure I’d pay the full price for it). Classic pale, pink/gold Provence rosé - it would be lovely with a salad niçoise

The best food pairings for rosé

Taste the Difference Languedoc Red 2017 - normally £7, on promotion at £6.25 and £4.69 a bottle when you buy 6
One of the most consistently reliable own label reds, a classic blend of southern French grapes (grenache, syrah, carignan and mourvèdre) Great everyday drinking, now and through the autumn.

Taste the Difference Lisboa Portuguese Red 2016 - normally £7, £5.25 on this deal
Appealing, juicy, quaffable Portuguese red - perfect for barbies or a Friday night pizza

Taste the Difference Gigondas 2015 - normally £14, reduced to £10.50 when you buy six
It’s also worth taking advantage of this sizeable discount to buy wines you might not normally feel justified in splashing out on. A big ripe Chateauneuf-style red from the excellent 2015 vintage. Save for a Sunday roast

*Excludes bottles of wine under £5, bottles 200ml and under, all House wine, all fortified wine, boxed wine and gift sets. Subject to availability. Selected stores only. While stocks last. Offer excludes centrals and locals. Offer available online. Offer applies to online orders delivered from 11 July 2018 until and including 15 July 2018.

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