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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