Best buys | 7 bottles to buy from Sainsbury’s (updated)

Best buys

7 bottles to buy from Sainsbury’s (updated)

Sainsbury’s has got one of its periodic 25% off 6 bottles deals over the Easter weekend of which you may want to take advantage.

It applies to bottles that are already on promotion but has a fair number of exclusions - bottles under £5, their House range, mini bottles, fortified wines (so no sherry - boooo!) and is not available in Central or Local branches or in Scotland. It ends on April 23rd.

Taste the Difference Azana White 2017 on offer at £6.75, £5.06 on this deal

What’s called a Cape White in South Africa - a smooth full-flavoured blend of chenin blanc, grenache blanc, chardonnay and viognier. Good for an early barbecue.

Taste the Difference Grüner Veltliner 2017 £8.25, £6.25 on this deal

Crisp, fresh versatile white - one of the consistently best wines they do in the TTD range.

Taste the Difference Zweigelt 2017 on offer at £8, £6 a bottle on this deal

Attractively fruity Austrian red you’ll love if you're into Beaujolais and pinot noir. Good for lighter spring meals.

Taste the Difference Saint Chinian 2016 £9, £6.75 a bottle on this deal

Saint Chinian can be quite rustic but the high proportion of syrah makes this really quite elegant despite its 14% alcohol. Good for grilled meat. (Cheaper still if you're looking for everyday drinking is the ever-reliable TTD Languedoc red which is on offer at £6.25 so therefore £4.69 on this deal.)

Taste the Difference Saint-Emilion 2016 on offer at £10, £7.50 on this deal

I’m not a big fan of supermarket Saint Emilion but 2016 was an exceptional vintage and this is a really appealing wine - smooth and ripe with a touch of oak but not overly obtrusive. Would go well with roast beef or lamb

Maison du Cirque on offer at £12, £9 a bottle on this deal

Smartly bottled sparkling wine from Limoux in the Languedoc from the clever Jean-Claude Mas (who also makes the Languedoc red I mention). 100% chardonnay so it's a blanc de blancs. Attractively smooth and creamy. Perfect Easter fizz.

Sainsbury's also has its Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano 75cl on promotion at £7.50 a bottle which makes it £5.63 a bottle when you buy 6.

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Comments: 5 (Add)

Caitlin on December 7 2018 at 11:26

Thanks Fiona
I have emailed you my details.

Fiona Beckett on December 6 2018 at 18:39

That's a totally inappropriate substitute. I will write to them drawing attention to your comment if you email me your address so that they can get in touch with you direct

Caitlin on December 6 2018 at 18:19

I ordered a bottle of TTD St Emilion, as part of my Sainsbury's home delivery, encouraged by your recommendation, because I generally like St Emilion wines. Unfortunately, Sainsbury's decided to substitute another wine in its place - a Montpierre Reserve Fitou! Can you believe it?! A wine less than half the rrp of the St Emilion. Of all the wines they could have sent in its stead! V disappointed w Sainsbury's. So I've ordered another St Emilion (Lussac) from Tesco's, which they delivered successfully. Shame on you, Sainsbury's!

Fiona Beckett on December 3 2018 at 00:11

Lots of other wines that would be a good buy, Philip - just picking out the ones I think people would be most likely to be looking for over Christmas

Philip Quick on December 1 2018 at 16:25

Wondered wine why you didn't recommend Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc...at 9 pounds ...too familiar perhaps?

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