Plaimont Côtes de Gascogne 2017, France, 11.5%, Sainsbury down from £7.50 to £6.25 until 30 October

Crisp and refreshing with notes of pink grapefruit and lemon.  Ideal as an aperitif or pour alongside fish and chips.

Craft 3 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016, South Australia, 13.5%, Marks and Spencer down from £10 to £8 until 5 November

The new style of Aussie Chardonnay with white peach and ripe pear fruit, with a clean fresh finish. Team this with fish and chicken.

Chianti Classico Barone Ricasoli 2015, Tuscany, Italy, 13.5%, Waitrose down from £11.99 to £8.99 until 30 October

Full-flavoured, elegant, well-made Chianti, with cherry, berry fruit, spiked with herbs. Perfect with pasta or any tomato-based dish.


Vinsobres Cru des Côtes du Rhône 2016, Sainsbury down from £9 to £8 until 30 October

From one of the top villages of the Southern Rhône, this is packed full of pepper-dusted, dark plum fruit.  Team with a beef 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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