Off the Shelf - Best Buys this Weekend

Grillo 2016, Sicily, 13%, Marks and Spencer down from £7 to £6 until 1 October

Grillo is Sicily’s own grape variety, now made into a fresh-tasting, citrus-charged, dry white wine with clear streak of minerals adding zest and flavour

Springfield Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2017, South Africa, 12.5%, Booths £12, three bottles for the price of two until 9 October

There is a huge range of wines on this 3 for 2 offer, so mix your selection.

This is one of South Africa’s best Sauvignons – all cut grass, gooseberries and a distinct minerally finish.

Beaujolais 2016, Combe aux Jacques, Jadot,  France, 12.5%, Morrisons, 37.5cl, down from £6 to £4 until 7 October

There are so many occasions when a half bottle comes in handy, especially when the wine is as good as this. Bright, juicy, cherry and raspberry fruit, with enough weight to cope with a lunchtime lamb chop.

Norton Colección Malbec 2017 Mendoza, Argentina, 13.5%, Waitrose, down from  £11.99 to £7.99 until 2 October

Inky dark plum and mulberry fruit layered with spiced black pepper.  Delicious with steak, and great value.

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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