Lot Series Redwood Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, New Zealand, 13%, Aldi  £7.99

Fresh, zesty, gooseberry-infused flavours in this single vineyard Sauvignon.  Newly arrived for the autumn season so stock up when you see it.

Taste the Difference Côtes du Jura Chardonnay 2017, France, 12%, Sainsbury, down £11 to £9 until 29 October

Unlike any other Chardonnay you have tasted.  Delicate floral notes with a peachy palate, then pure, linear, minerally power.  Team it with shellfish.

Ch. Gillet 2018 Bordeaux, France, 13%, Marks and Spencer down from £8.50 to £8 until 4 November

Only a small reduction but this wine is well worth its full price.  It has juicy cassis flavours with just enough structure to stand up to Sunday lunch.

Cairanne Cru des Rhône Réserve Hospitaliers 2017, France, 14%, Waitrose down from £11.79 to £8.79 until 5 November

Full of rich-tasting, spice-dusted dark forest fruit that goes well with a rib of beef or an autumn casserole.


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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