Koha Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, New Zealand, 12.5%, Marks and Spencer down from £8 to £6 until 2 December

A bright, zesty, citrus and gooseberry packed wine, perfect as an aperitif to keep in the fridge ready to go at the end of a long day.  Also good with salads and fish.

 

Taste the Difference Royal Tokaji Late Harvest 2018, Hungary, 12% Sainsbury down from £12 to £10 for 50cl until 19 November

Fresh, floral and with enough ripe peach and honeyed sweetness to balance a fruit-pud or blue cheese but definitely not gloopy.

Vinsobres 2018, France, 14.5%, Aldi  £7.99

Chunky dark fruit with pepper-dashed plums and a layer of spice.  Team with sausages or a venison casserole.

Rioja Muga Reserva 2015, Spain, 14%, Majestic down from £16.99 to £14.24 on mix-six until 25 November

A classic of the Rioja region, from one of the best bodegas, this is elegant, smooth, and refined with bright red fruits and integrated tannins.  Perfect with lamb.

 

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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