RAW Airén Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Castilla La Mancha, Spain, 13%, Co-op down from £8 to £7 until 14 May

Sub-headed Really Awesome Wine, this is both organic and vegan.  It has peach and citrus notes with a fresh, lively style.

Taste the Difference Côtes du Rhone White 2018, France, 13%, Sainsbury, down from £8 to £7 until May 21 

Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc blend that captures fresh, crisp apples, ripe pears and stone fruit, with a rounded, food-friendly texture.  If there are olives in the dish, this is perfect.

Cairanne Cru des Rhône Reserve Hospitaliers 2017, France, 14%, Waitrose down from £11.79 to £8.79 until 14 May

This rich-tasting, spice-dusted, dark forest fruits-filled wine is good value at its full price, so an absolute bargain on offer. Good enough for Sunday lunch, or team with a barbecue.

Viñalba Patagonia Malbec 2017, Argentina, 14.5%, Morrisons, down from £10 to £8.50 until 21 May

Lots of chunky damson and raspberry fruit with soft, supple tannins.  Perfect with beef.


About The Author

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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