Madonnina Gavi 2017, Italy, 13%, Morrisons down from £9.50 to £8.50 until 2 April

These longer days deserve some lighter flavours. Fresh lime and ripe pear notes make this a match with creamy chicken and grilled fish.

Sancerre Les Marennes 2017, Loire, France, 13%, Waitrose down from £16.99 to £13.99

Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire where it acquires lean, minerally, precise, elegant flavours.  Stock up and serve all summer.

Taste the Difference Fairtrade Carmenère 2018, Chile, 13.5%, Sainsbury down from £9 to £7 until 19 March

Lush, plummy flavours that are soft enough to enjoy on their own but then go well with pasta and pizza.

Domaine de la Curnière Vacqueyras 2016, France, 14.5%, Marks and Spencer down from £13.50 to £8.99 until 1 April

Packed with damson fruit, layered with pepper, spice and just a hint of liquorice. It partners sausages and casseroles perfectly.

 

About The Author

Christine Austin

Christine is a wine writer, broadcaster and a wine judge for several international wine competitions. She has a technical background and spent five years as a buyer for a major supermarket before moving to wine writing.She writes for The Yorkshire Post Magazine and organises the York Festival of Food and Drink. She has won both the Lanson and the Roederer prizes for wine writing.

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